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      TITLE: BE ALIVE
      ARTIST: BONKA & LUCIANA
       RELEASE DATE: THURSDAY 7 JUNE, 2018
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    • AdamMadd
      By AdamMadd
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      An enchanting artist
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        Source: BBC
       
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