PLVTINUM has become a dance pop sensation. The Tarro collaborator has made us swoon with his sultry originals “What You Want” and “If You're Gonna Leave” and is back with a brand new summer pop single “London's Calling”. The single is lush with upbeat, happy vibes and bright, uplifting lyrics. Stream “London's Calling” below.
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Swedish DJ Avicii, one of the world's biggest dance music stars, has died in Oman at the age of 28.
Avicii's club anthems include Wake Me Up, Levels, and recently, Lonely Together with Rita Ora.
His representative said in a statement: "It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.
"The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time."
No cause of death was announced, and Avicii's representative said no further statements would be issued.
The superstar DJ behind some of the decade's biggest hits The electronic dance music (EDM) star, who reportedly made $250,000 (£180,000) a night on tour, had struggled with some health issues in the past, having his gall bladder and appendix removed in 2014.
He announced his retirement from touring in 2016, partly because of the health problems.
"I know I am blessed to be able to travel all around the world and perform, but I have too little left for the life of a real person behind the artist," he said at the time.
Avicii's Wake Me Up breaks a million Avicii sixth on DJ rich list Avicii recovering after an operation
Who was Avicii?
One of the biggest names in dance music of the last 10 years, he had a catalogue full of pumping, uplifting, house smashes He started his career when he won a production competition held by Pete Tong in 2008 He went on to notch up 11 billion streams on Spotify and was the first EDM DJ to stage a worldwide arena tour He was nominated for two Grammy Awards and had nine UK top 10 singles, including two number ones He suffered from health problems including acute pancreatitis, in part due to excessive drinking
He later announced a return to the studio, and released a new self-titled EP in 2017.
The EP, Avĩci (01), was nominated for a Billboard music award for top electronic album just days before his death.
As well as working with the likes of Aloe Blacc and Rita Ora, Avicii collaborated with artists including Madonna and Coldplay.
Former Radio 1 DJ Judge Jules, who often performed alongside him, said his biggest achievement was being the first electronic dance star to break America.
"He was the first huge commercial star," Judge Jules told the BBC. "He really became someone who couldn't go out on the street, he was so heavily recognised."
Other leading electronic artists wrote tributes to Bergling after the news of his death.
Singer Dua Lipa tweeted: "Such sad news to hear about Avicii passing. Too young and way too soon. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans."
US band Imagine Dragons tweeted: "Working with him was one of my favourite collaborative moments. Far too young. The world was a happier and fuller place with his presence and art."
"No words can describe the sadness I'm feeling right now, hearing about Avicii passing away," offered DJ Zedd, while singer Adam Lambert, who collaborated on the track Lay Me Down, called him "a brilliant composer and a gentle spirit."
An enchanting artist
Analysis by Mark Savage, BBC Music reporter
At Avicii's last ever show in August 2016, one crazed fan climbed a 100ft-high (30m) scaffolding tower, just to get a better view.
That's not something that happens that often during a DJ set (who needs to see the stage anyway?) but it was a testament to Avicii's ability to enchant an audience.
Confetti cannons and bass drops aside, his shows encapsulated the inclusive, everyone-welcome philosophy that led him to collaborate with Coldplay, Nile Rodgers and Antony Hegarty as well as bluegrass and metal musicians in the studio.
That final show, at Ushuaia Ibiza, was a two-hour greatest hits set, featuring crowd pleasers like Levels and Wake Me Up alongside his remixes of Robyn and Dizzee Rascal.
But the DJ, who famously let the cat out of the bag when he revealed most major DJs pre-programmed their sets (comments he later walked back), was also known for dropping unexpected, whimsical tracks into his performances. A bit of Smokey Robinson here; a dash of Chicago there.
He approached it all with an energy and optimism that permeated his own recordings. It's no surprise he was one of the most beloved DJs on the circuit.
More about Avicii on BBC Music
Avicii in his own words
To Billboard Magazine in 2016: "When I look back on my life, I think: whoa, did I do that? It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price - a lot of stress, a lot of anxiety for me - but it was the best journey of my life" Post-retirement on his website: "[Creating music], that is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do... The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new." Prelude to music video for hit The Nights: "When I was 16, my father said, 'You can do anything you want with your life, you just have to be willing to work hard to get it.' That's when I decided when I die, I want to be remembered for the life I live, not the money I make."
Tech-house aficionados, Go Freek are back with their new single ‘Time’, proving a little time off doesn’t change a thing.
Dynamic and experimental, Go Freek embrace the darker side of builds and the sharper side of drops creating a club track that stands out from the pack.
Already being given the tick of approval from club guru’s such as Claptone, Vanilla Ace, Don Diablo, Roger Sanchez and Lee Foss, ‘Time’ is looking to be added to their plethora of club hits and chart toppers.
Go Freek on ‘Time’, "This was produced for dance floors. It’s a fun record designed to hypnotise and aid listeners in losing track of Time."
Go Freek have carved their name into the global dance music scene with singles such as ‘Define’, the collaboration with Dom Dolla that garnered an amazing 13 million online streams , ‘Call Out’, that reached #2 on the ARIA club charts in 2016 and ‘Put It Down’ reaching #2 on the ARIA club charts in 2017. Enabling the boys to gain support and work alongside global names such as Porter Robinson, Diplo, Claude Vonstroke, Steve Aoki and label-mate What So Not.
So, take some time off and get yourself listening to Go Freek’s new single ‘Time’ out today via Sweat It Out.
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NEW YORK, NY (April 6, 2018) — Today, King Arthur releases his new single and official
debut for Casablanca Records, “Laidback.” Get it HERE.
“Laidback is the perfect record to begin expanding my Kingdom.” King Arthur talks about his
new song, “It’s a fresh take on a classic sound, and the beginning of new sonic era for me, that I
couldn’t be more excited about. I’m particularly thrilled to have the cavalry at Casablanca
Records leading the charge” The acclaimed artist and producer once again elevates his royal and regal repertoire. Hinging
on off-kilter sampling, propulsive percussion, and an irresistible refrain, the track welcomes
listeners into the center of his court. There’s nothing on the dance floor quite like it!
“Laidback” also heralds yet another evolution for King Arthur. Harking back to the seminal
classics from Fatboy Slim and Moby that shaped his formative years, he updates a timeless
sound for today’s generation on his forthcoming new EP—coming very soon.
King Arthur’s quiet grind laid the foundation for a royal kingdom that’s unlike anything else in
electronic dance music. Released on Don Diablo’s Hexagon, the 2016 full-length debut, Believe
In The Kingdom, generated a staggering 20 million-plus streams on Spotify as his total cumulative streams surpassed 47 million. The Chainsmokers, Axwell & Ingrosso, Martin Garrix,
and countless other heavy hitters have tapped the artist, producer, DJ, and remixer for high-
profile remixes, while Kaskade, David Guetta, Tiësto, Afrojack and more regularly spin his music
live. He teamed up with Bastille on a remix of “World Gone Mad” for the Official Soundtrack
Album to NETFLIX’s hit Bright. He made history by performing at the first-ever dance music
event in Pakistan and touched down everywhere from Tomorrowland Mainstage to the Storm
Festival. ABOUT CASABLANCA RECORDS
Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the
infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss,
Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive
vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance, Electronic, and Future Pop
music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent,
Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, ALMA, Kungs, Martin Solveig, Tiësto, Felix Jaehn,
SG Lewis, and Chase & Status. ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is
home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such
as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee
Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith
Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth
MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and
Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American
Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack
Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil
Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van
Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly,
Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski
Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic
alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music
Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-
profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels'
STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
Rave Radio are back with their new single, Morning Light - a summer House anthem, featuring vocals from MANBN. The Australian DJ duo combine live performance elements with high-octane EDM sets. They are kings of the viral Facebook video, raking in 19 million plays with their top Facebook video, and they’re now establishing themselves as fully fledged artists.
Rave Radio’s previous single Carry You is on MTV’s daily rotation and peaked at #6 on the Aria Club Chart. Prior to that success, their single Turn Me Out racked up over 3.5m plays on Spotify. It’s clear these guys aren’t messing around! As we look to the future, Rave Radio will continue to dominate stages with the delivery of their incredible live experiences. Meanwhile, fresh material will build momentum on the key streaming platforms and radio-waves – the future is looking bright!
Rave Radio layer MANBN’s glorious top line over luscious guitar picking, as the tight percussion builds into a euphoric chorus of funky bass, vocal chops and groovy drums. Morning Light channels the warmth of an uplifting, pacific sunrise. It successfully cements Rave Radio’s position at the fore-front of popular dance music, and does so with pristine execution – the final product is a gem soaked in irresistible flare!
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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