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    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
      There's nothing simple about Dashiki's colourful new effort "Forget You"

      Dashiki is an unusual artistic movement that mixes a blend European and African cultures with music, visuals and people. After the success of their first single, Forget You, Dashiki has released an equally vibrant visual accompaniment. 
      Dashiki is the anagram of the three members in the collective… David, Shif and Kimbo. Aptly, Dashiki also refers to a traditional type African dress. Staying true to their roots, this mixture of African and European cultures is at the core of this project. 
      Dashiki is a collective where singers, dancers, designers and video makers, of both European and African origins, collaborate with the DJ producer who masterminded the whole idea. Their energy has been well directed to create Forget You, in 2017, and now their equally exhilarating video.
      Brought to life by the Dashiki movement, this video is an uplifting exploration that doesn’t shy away from a very relatable situation. Sewn together by three creative forces, the video is underpinned heavily by each of their skills, backgrounds and individual stories. This track has an eclectic and erratic slant, but in some way, has the sense of utter certainty that youth holds. Deleting his ex-girl in a video game like twist, no one can’t decide whether this is a good or bad move. Passionate and powerful, this loudly asks us whether forgetting is better than heartbreak? Either way, we can’t wait for more celebrations of life from the skilled musicians that have brought us Dashiki.
       
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    • GALLEON
      By GALLEON
      GALLEON: So guys, thanks so much for sitting down with me to talk about all things Musika! Tell us about how you began working with each other and the name Yolanda Be Cool?
      YBC: Sure no worries, our pleasure. Matty used to DJ at a bar I used to bartend at. I used to take him tequila shots and talk his ear off about music and djaying. Before long I was buying records and we started playing back to back at clubs all over Sydney then Australia. Then naturally we started making mix tapes and bootlegs together, then before long we ended up doing official remixes then finally releasing our own original singles.
      The name comes from one of our favourite scenes from one of our favourite movies.. Pulp Fiction…   “Be Cool Honey Bunny” “Tell that bitch to be cool”.. YOLANDA BE COOL...
      GALLEON: On your new jam Musika, you feature the vocals of Kwanzaa Posse. Who are they and how did you get to colaborate with them.
      YBC: We are always on the hunt for killer tracks to sample. On one of our sample hunts we came across Kwanzaa Posse out of Africa and their tune Musika had an amazing vocal part that really stood out to us. So we got to work on a version and sent it to their publisher to approve. They loved it so much they were happy to be featured artists on the single. We were stoked.
      GALLEON: Looking to the hot remix package for Musika, you have chosen some wicked artists such as Babert, GotSome, Flash89 & Dateless to put their touch to the record. How did you choose these artists?
      YBC: We were so lucky with this remix package, it was a combination of the legends at Sweat It Out calling in a lot of favours and I think the track being unique and appealing to remix which allowed us to get such dope names on the package.
      GALLEON: You guys are heavily involved with the running of Sweat It Out. How did you become associated with one of the late Ajax's biggest ventures?
      YBC: We both idolised Ajax, and still think he is the best DJ ever. When Sydney didn’t have the lock out laws we used to finish work at 2:00am in the bar above then run down and watch Ajax and the Bang Gang play till 6:00am at their weekly party…. We did this for years and then Matt was woking at a record label helping Ajax put together his legendary mashed DJ mix compilations, they got chatting about starting their own label and after a few hot and sweaty laksa’s on hung over Mondays..  'Sweat It Out’  was born. 
      GALLEON: Your music has often featured vibes from Africa and Latin America, giving your records a great uplifting carnival feel. Are world music and other cultures a big influence for you?
      YBC: Most definitely and we don’t discriminate.  We have sampled tunes from Africa, Columbia, Italy, England and Camaroon to name a few countries. We love combing elements and sounds from exotic places and re-contextualising them in a way that makes sense for us and the dance floors we play to.
      GALLEON: What are your biggest 3 records right now.
      YBC: ahhh Our friend did an edit of Raingurl by Yaeji which is so dope… Fisher’s tune STOP IT always kills it. and of course Musika feat Kwanzaa Posse by us:)
      GALLEON: Tell us about the biggest gig you have ever played and why? 
      YBC: The biggest number of people was a free party for the King of Morocco. There was over 100,000 people there. But one of our personal favourite biggest gigs for us was the MTV party @ Amnesia in Ibiza with A-Trak and Armand Van Helden. That was sick
       
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      Monolink releases "Swallow", the second single off his forthcoming debut album due 20th April. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and performer from Berlin, Monolink, mixes genres into a hypnotic hybrid on his new single, ‘Swallow’.   After releasing ‘Sirens’ late last year, this will be the second single off his debut album due in April. The single entangles house rhythms, electronic synths, organic basslines with his own haunting vocals, showcasing his astounding ability of music producing and songwriting.
       
      ‘Swallow’ tells of a painful encounter and the subsequent loss occurring in that place between dreams, thoughts and reality. The process is almost intuitive. "Sitting down and writing a song on a specific topic is foreign to me," explains Monolink. "I want to be surprised by my lyrics, to find an idea that appeals to me and is not just coming from the logical part of my brain."
       
      Monolink has been making waves throughout Europe and the US with his first single ‘Sirens’, reaching #6 on Beatport Techno Charts, #4 on the iTunes Electronic Charts and #30 on Spotify Viral Charts in Germany. This has resulted in a prestigious slot on Coachella’s Do-LaB lineup for this year’s festival, in the lead up to his debut album ‘Amniotic’.

      ‘Swallow’ out now via Sweat It Out, along with the pre-order for ‘Amniotic', Monolink's debut album.   Release Date: 30th March 2018   Added into NMF in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Turkey & Switzerland resulting in over 35k streams on Spotify over the weekend 
      Recently played a round of shows in Aus including Strawberry Fields where he debuted 'Swallow' 
      The album Amniotic is set to be released on the 20th April. Pre-Order HERE
      Monolink is set to play on Coachella's Do-LaB lineup this April 
      The first single off the album 'Sirens' has received over 1.2 million streams online and reached #6 on Beatport Techno Charts, #4 iTunes Electronic (Germany) and #30 on Germany's Spotify Viral Charts 
      Released a collaborative EP with Acid Pauli that reached over 5.2 million collective streams online
    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
      TITLE: NEED ME (FEAT SAMMI CONSTANTINE) 
      ARTIST: MASHD N KUTCHER
      LABEL: CASABLANCA RECORDS AUSTRALIA
       
      WATCH VIDEO: http://bit.ly/2CuWHIi


      ‘Mashd N Kutcher’ have kicked off the year with the release of their brand new single ‘Need Me’ (feat. Sammi Constantine).  With its infectious chorus and summer laden beat, ‘Need Me’ pays homage to The Cardigans’ international hit ‘Lovefool,’ a “song that stuck with us as kids growing up,” says the duo.  The NEW video has just dropped & meshes Art, Dance & Music.
       
      The boys play ‘Road to Ultra’ this Saturday in Melbourne – the First time the Mega brand ‘Ultra Music Festival’ hits Australia!!
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      #1 LIVE Electronic DJ Duo in Australia Writing & Performing Pop / Electronic / Dance Records for 6 years 2x Gold Certified Records in 18 Months: ‘Do It Now’ & ‘My Sunshine’ ‘Do It Now’ Top 10 Track on iTunes, #1 Shazam Chart, reached over 3 million+ streams and added to every major commercial radio station across the country ‘My Sunshine’ Top 5 on iTunes - #1 Most Played track on Australian Radio and reached #5 on iTunes In 2017 the duo completed a 5-month World Tour including: Asia, North America, Europe and Australia Mashd N Kutcher on Socials: 250 million video views in all, 1.2 million followers Facebook, 65,000 Instagrammers, 100,000 viewers on Snapchat and over 350,000 YouTube subscribers Mashd N Kutcher join AFROJACK, AXWELL /\ INGROSSO, KSHMR and more at ROAD TO ULTRA AUSTRALIA next month  
      In Brief:
      The fresh pop track ‘Need Me’ is destined to be one of the early hits of 2018, which is not unfamiliar for the Brisbane grown classically trained pianist and drummer aka ‘Mashd N Kutcher.’ While their live-shows keep the dance floors jam-packed, their two Gold Records: ‘Do It Now’ and ‘My Sunshine’ have achieved chart-topping radio activity and video streams. ‘My Sunshine’ was a #1 Most Played track on Australian Radio and reached #5 on iTunes while ‘Do It Now’ has now reached over 3 million streams to date and was added to every major commercial radio station across the country.
       
      Mashd N Kutcher have progressed from local DJs, to one of the most prominent electronic acts to grace the music scene in recent years.  2017 saw the pair complete a 5-month World Tour taking them across Asia, North America, Europe and Australia.  With an ever-growing list of successes including being voted Australia’s #1 DJ duo (inthemix 2015), producing multiple Gold selling records, achieving viral video success for their infamous ‘mashups,’ making waves across the globe with their exhilarating live-electronic performances, MNK have one of Australia’s biggest social reaches online in music.  With a growing 250 million video views in all, 1.2 million followers on Facebook, 65,000 Instagrammers, a whopping 100,000 viewers on Snapchat and over 350,000 YouTube subscribers, there is no slowing down for these two.
       
      Mashd N Kutcher join AFROJACK, AXWELL /\ INGROSSO, KSHMR and more at ROAD TO ULTRA AUSTRALIA next month.
       
      MASHD N KUTCHER LIVE SHOWS:
       
      FRI 23rd FEB – PlayGround, WAGGA WAGGA
      SAT 24th FEB – ROAD TO ULTRA AUSTRALIA – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, MELBOURNE
      TUE 27th FEB – Club Co Crown, MELBOURNE
      SAT 10th MAR – Platinum, BROADBEACH
      SAT 17th MAR – Cartel Nightclub, MACKAY
      SAT 24th MAR – Flinders HQ, TOWNSVILLE
      THU 29th MAR – Carmen’s Nightclub, MIRANDA
      SAT 31st MAR – Gilligan’s Nightclub, CAIRNS
    • Nordic-By-Nature
      By Nordic-By-Nature
      FOREIGN BEGGARS RELEASE 3rd SINGLE OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM: ‘2 2 KARMA’ (OUT FEB 15)
       
      TITLE: WAVED
      ARTIST: FOREIGN BEGGARS FEAT FLUX PAVILION, BLACK JOSH & OG MACO
      3RD SINGLE OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘2 2 KARMA’ (OUT FEB 15, 2018)
      LABEL: PAR EXCELLENCE  
      OUT NOW!
       
      In Brief:
      Foreign Beggars share their new single ‘WAVED’ featuring Black Josh and Atlanta rapper OG Maco.  The Flux Pavilion production injects a fiery frenetic energy into the track propping up lightening quick bars from Black Josh and MCs Orifice Vulgatron and Metropolis.  Entering the fold in his trademark screamo-rap style, OG Maco delivers ‘WAVED’s addictive hook, providing an exciting snapshot of Foreign Beggars’ forthcoming album 2 2 Karma.
      ‘WAVED’ ft. Flux Pavilion, Black Josh & OG Maco will appear on their forthcoming album 2 2 Karma. Slated for release in February 2018, the highly anticipated album will feature artists and MCs including: Kate Tempest, Izzie Gibbs, Dizmack, Marcello Spooks and Black Josh as well as production features from some of bass music’s most sought-after producers - Alix Perez, Ivy Lab and Feed Me.
      Throughout their career, Foreign Beggars have built a steadfast reputation as one of the UK’s most versatile, creative and prolific acts through a continuing desire to push the envelope – a desire that is as urgent now as it has ever been and exemplified by ‘2 2 Karma.’ By the very nature of the group and the array of featured artists, ‘2 2 Karma’ promises to be a sonically unique and skillful blend of the two worlds (urban/hip hop and underground bass/electronic) in which they have dominated throughout their career.  As a hip hop group, they have never sounded recycled or ‘American’ but represent everything that is inimitable about UK underground music.
       
      FOREIGN BEGGARS FIRST 2 SINGLES RELEASED OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘TOAST’ & ‘BOSH’:
      Foreign Beggars Bio:
      Since their formation in 2002, multi-genre UK trio Foreign Beggars’ unique trajectory has seen them evolve from underground hip hop heroes, to a trailblazing electronic crossover act.  Without ever forsaking an ounce of their inimitable energy, Foreign Beggars are equally pumped whether in the studio recording or jumping around on stage at one of their live shows.
      The crew have released five studio albums to date: Asylum Speakers, Stray Point Agenda, United Colours Of Beggattron, The Uprising and I AM LEGION with Dutch production wizards Noisia.  It is with great pride that they announce the completion and upcoming release of their finest work to date - their sixth full length album: 2 2 KARMA.
       
      The first single ‘Toast’ from 2 2 KARMA will be released in February 2018. ‘Toast’ is produced by their long time musical partner Alix Perez and features the highly acclaimed Izzie Gibbs and Dizmack.  ‘Toast’ is packed with pace and precision, showcasing their place as the finest rappers from the UK.
      Always keen collaborators, the Beggars have worked with a plethora of artists worldwide from a wide musical spectrum.  2 2 KARMA sees collaborations with the likes of: Kate Tempest, OG Maco, Izzie Gibbs, Dizmack, Killa P & Irah, Shogun, Black Josh, Marcello Spooks, Zu and Andre Laville.  The album features productions from: Flux Pavilion, Spor/Feed Me, Alix Perez, Ivy Lab and Bangzy.  Collaborative highlights from their past include: Noisia, Dirtyphonics, Knife Party, Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam, D’onaeo, Skinnyman, Jack Beats, Alix Perez, Tommy Lee, Eprom and Flux Pavilion.
      The critically acclaimed group have built this steadfast reputation as one of the UK’s most versatile, creative and prolific acts through a continuing desire to push the envelope, in a manner that is as urgent now as it has ever been.  With a top ten hit, over 80 million YouTube plays and a string of international headline dates ahead of them, things are going from strength to strength for the Beggars.
      Festival highlights include: Glastonbury, Stereosonic, EDC Vegas, Hard LA, Shambhala, Exit, Outlook, Snowbombing, iTunes Festival, Field Day, Rhythm and Vines, SXSE, Electron, Glade, SW4, Lovebox, Garrorock, Sonar, NH7, Igloofest, Urban Art Forms, Brixton Academy, Dour Festival, Lowlands.
       
      For more information, go to:
      https://www.facebook.com/foreignbeggars
      https://www.instagram.com/foreignbeggars
      https://twitter.com/ForeignBeggars
      https://soundcloud.com/foreignbeggars

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