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Ultra Europe has delivered an exceptional Phase Three lineup

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Swedish House Mafia, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, Marco Carola and Above & Beyond make up just a fraction of the awe-inspiring global talent already performing at this year’s ULTRA Europe on 12-14 July in Croatia and now the pioneering European festival has delivered an exceptional Phase Three lineup.

Set to turn heads as party revellers flock back to the picturesque town of Split for three days of music and dancing, the already star-studded lineup includes international heavyweights such as NGHTMRE+SLANDER, who will be continuing their Gud Vibrations tour, high energy Dutch duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Tchami x Malaa, Cheat Codes, Nicky Romero, bass enthusiast REZZ, LA pair Lost Kings, Jeffrey Sutorius and Steve Aoki.

Some of house music’s most esteemed performers have also been welcomed to the fold with Sasha b2b Nic Fanciulli, Art Department, heavy techno hitter Dubfire, as well as a debut performance from Patrice Bäumel. Without doubt one of ULTRA Europe‘s biggest lineups to date, the scenic Croatian town of Split will be positively vibrating for the festival’s seventh edition.

With Croatia fast becoming the party capital of the world, the country’s leading festival will see the return of DESTINATION Ultra, which offers an inimitable island-hopping experience across the breath-taking Dalmatian Coast and its surrounding islands unlike any other event of its kind. The enchanting islands of Brac, Hvar and Vis will play host to immersive and unforgettable parties put on by ULTRA Europe and RESISTANCE, which are not to be missed.

The week long festivities will include ULTRA Europe‘s Brac Regatta party at 585 Club on July 15th featuring fun loving trio Cheat Codes and local talents Vanillaz, while ULTRA Beach has unveiled UK Drum & Bass outfit Sigma and one of the world’s first performances from Europa – a new alias comprising of Jax Jones & Martin Solveig – all of whom will descend upon the stunning island of Hvar on July 16th for a night of hedonistic fun.

A full breakdown of locations, parties and tickets for each event can be found via link.

UNTOLD Festival adds 3 Are Legend, Armin van Buuren, to its already stacked lineup

Untold Festival

The line-up for Romania’s acclaimed dance and pop festival UNTOLD continues to grow with the addition this week of some truly enormous names.

Trance god Armin Van Buuren has played every edition of UNTOLD and this year will be no different as he brings his anthems to the main stage. Steve Aoki is back for the third year running to play a solo set and as part of 3 Are Legend alongside the big room dons Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, with plenty of crazy drops in store.

The live bill continues to impress with the addition of hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes — one of the most consistent performers in the game — and Swedish’s dark pop princess, Tove Lo. These names are added to the already impressive first wave of artists including Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Bastille and many more.

There are plenty of new additions for the underground heads too. Over on the Galaxy Stage, Paul Kalkbrenner brings his arena-sized live show, with unmissable DJ sets from Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones b2b Martinez Brothers also added.

Bass friends will be pleased to hear that the Alchemy Stage now also features breaks legends A Skillz b2b Krafty Kuts, old school jungle pioneer Congo Natty, mighty drum & bass stalwart Roni Size and new school heroes Nero.

The Daydreaming Stage also grows its eclectic house and techno bill, with Burning Man regulars Bedouin bringing their mystical sound, Black Coffee serving up that irresistible afro house vibe, Crosstown Rebels boss Damian Lazarus showing why he’s such a consistent festival favourite, and the beautiful melodies and atmospherics of Monolink‘s live show.

The Forest Stage line-up has now also been revealed, with the Time Stage and Earth Spirit Stage line-ups to follow in the coming weeks. As if that wasn’t enough, even more names will be announced across all stages soon too.

4-day passes can be bought on the official website and more info can be found here.

NERVO sisters drop impassioned new single ‘Sober’

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Australian EDM duo NERVO have unveiled heartfelt new single ‘Sober’, out now via Universal.

After a year-long hiatus, the sisters’ second release of 2019 is an emotive vocal house track, with lyrics alluding to the sobering realisation that comes attached to a breakup.

With a slick production packed with electro synths and rhythmic beats, ‘Sober‘ is topped with Mim & Liv‘s powerful vocals and establishes the release as a track set to make a huge impact on charts and dancefloors alike this summer.

The pair explain: “We wanted to make a record that worked on the dancefloor for the summer but also had some lyrical substance. We’ve all had those SOBERing moments when you realise a relationship isn’t what you thought it was and this is what this song is about. It’s a melancholy summer song. Hopefully people will be able to relate while having a dance at the same time.”

Listen to the track below.

Egzod drops his brand new track “Rise Up” (feat. Veronica Bravo & M.I.M.E)

Egzod

Released as apart of NCS compilation album ELEVATE, a trio of talent team up on the animated production “Rise Up” brought forth by Egzod.

The single is nothing sort of empowering, with blasting brass backing up the tension of M.I.M.E‘s narrative and the ease of Veronica Bravo‘s lyrics. The duality paired with a familiar melodic bass song structure is a part of the zest of “Rise Up”.

Here’s what Egzod had to say about his brand new track:

“The meaning behind ‘Rise Up’ is the need for becoming bigger and better than what you think you are, even when times get tough.”

Egzod - Rise Up (feat. Veronica Bravo & M.I.M.E)

What sets this album apart is the attention to lyrically prove that electronic music isn’t just about the drop, each song is a story in its own right. This is the 8th track Egzod has released on NCS.

Portugal born, France raised, Egzod – meaning “exodus” phonetically in French – has garnered over 50 million streams across platforms since late 2016. The meaning of Egzod embodies the idea of travelling to a better world. His music breaks the boundaries and frontiers between cultures; Egzod’ s musical vision captivates the world with an essence of spirituality and meaningful life moments.

Listen to the track below and enjoy!

Nora En Pure delivers spellbinding edit of SOFI TUKKER’s ‘Fantasy’

Nora En Pure

Working her remix magic on Grammy nominated duo SOFI TUKKER’s sensational single ‘Fantasy’, the Queen of Deep House strikes again with yet another majestic addition to her back catalogue. Nora En Pure’s remix of ‘Fantasy’ is out now via Ultra Music.

Pairing a slick bassline with plush instrumentals, Nora En Pure takes the original to a deeper dimension. Complete with emotive piano chords and SOFI TUKKER‘s euphoric vocal piece, this spellbinding remix has already proved a valuable asset in her recent live performances.

Following her monumental performances at Coachella 2019, and visits to Las Vegas for her Wynn Nightlife Residency, Nora En Pure has been busy touring North America and is preparing to take over the stunning Brooklyn Mirage for Nora En Pure Presents Purified NYC on May 25th.

Sofi Tukker - Fantasy (Nora En Pure Remix)

Her Purified radio show was nominated in the IDMA Awards as Best Podcast/Radio Show in March and it continues to provide a weekly dose of electronic bliss on SiriusXM Chill. With an imminent original track on the horizon, debuted at Coachella and premiered by Pete Tong, Nora En Pure continues to stun with her every move.

Listen to the track HERE.

Malaa unleashes new single ‘Revolt’ feat. JACKNIFE on Premiere Classe Records

Following his latest release, ‘Addiction’, bass-house producer Malaa delivers his explosive new anthem, ‘Revolt’, featuring JACKNIFE. The track is a percussion-soaked headbanger that translates as a rich collaboration between the two producers. 

Revolt‘ is a mesmerizing blend of throbbing synths and bass-heavy beats that is a signature craft of Malaa. Featuring the unique sound of Australian electro-house producer, JACKNIFE, ‘Revolt’ stands as a deep and intricate track creating an instant go-to club banger.

With ‘Revolt‘ serving as the second release this year from Malaa, we can expect more hard-hitting tracks from the producer within the upcoming year. This track is an indication of Malaa’s growth as a producer and is just a taste of an exciting year ahead including upcoming shows at The Brooklyn Mirage (June 7), EDC Las Vegas, Freaky Deaky, and more to be announced.

Known for wearing a balaclava on stage, Malaa‘s identity remains unknown. With over a dozen singles and EP’s under Tchami‘s Confession label, Malaa has made his presence known in the underground dance music community.

His work has been recognized and remixed by global artist, Alok and has worked alongside Skrillex and Diplo‘s collective, Jack U. Among some of his more popular releases are, ‘Notorious’, his remix for DJ Snake’s ‘Me Oh My (feat. Travis Scott, Migos, and GASHI) and his Tchami collaboration, ‘Prophecy’, which have amassed over 21 million streams on Spotify collectively.

Listen to the track below.

Courage releases highly anticipated EP ‘Get Some Courage Volume 2’

Courage

London based artist Courage returns with his latest EP “Get Some Courage Volume 2”, a charismatic project comprised with an assortment of genres alike and reflects the acclaimed producer’s diverse creative process.

The EP includes lead single ‘Right Now‘ and is co-written by Courage and famed artists MNEK, RAY BLK and Ryan Ashley. Utilising pop and dance elements, the vibrant anthem is laced with a bouncy bass and enchanting melodies set to become a dancefloor hit this summer.

Taking influence from an array of musical styles, Courage seamlessly moves between genres and showcases his phenomenal versatility in “Get Some Courage Volume 2:” which is packed with animated synths and captivating melodies throughout.

Whilst the revered producer has enlisted a variety of artists to feature on the project including new talents in Taura, Ro Ro, & Raheaven, as well as Blossom Caldarone, Kadiata and Jelani Blackman, the EP showcases the diversity between Courage’s musical tastes.

Amassing over 4 million Spotify streams in his career so far, the driven artist has cultivated his musical skills and individual style in unconventional ways since writing orchestral music from a young age.

Having been recognised by radio tastemakers Mistajam, and DJ Target on Danny Howard‘s BBC Radio 1 show, Courage has gone onto collaborate with iconic artists including Stormzy, Carmody, Amber Simone and BBC’s Sound of 2017 winner RAY BLK, further establishing himself as an artist to watch.

With “Get Some Courage Volume 2″ set for release on Friday 17th May, the EP will undoubtedly cement the multi-talented artist as one of the industry’s most dynamic and eclectic talents.

Listen to the EP below.

FUTURECODE and Ruben de Ronde unleash crowd favorite from ASOT 900 show: ‘Trinity’

FUTURECODE

As most Trance fans know by now, FUTURECODE firmly put themselves on the map in the past months. After a massive live set that closed the mainstage of ASOT 900 Utrecht in style, they built on the momentum with two killer releases, ‘Dancing In The Rain’ (feat. Roxanne Emery) and ‘The Connection’, igniting the flame in countless Trance fans.

Today, they’ve completed the proverbial hattrick with a brand-new single, an instant crowd favorite that’s sure to reassemble the Trance-tinged ‘Trinity‘ that is FUTURECODE (Ben Gold x Omnia) and Ruben de Ronde.

With ‘Trinity’, fans get treated to a searing mash of sweeping sound effects, killer melodies and blistering drops in a three-in-one mainstage special that pays homage to all three artists’ respective trademark sounds.

FUTURECODE X Ruben de Ronde – Trinity

The in-studio synergy has been superb from the get-go, and it shows as much both in the title of the track and in the flawless production itself.

FUTURECODE: “We really wanted to make something special for our ASOT 900 set and we both thought Ruben de Ronde was the right person to team up with. We wanted to create something short and catchy that would work like a charm in both our sets and we think we nailed it. Both the melodies and the entire track itself show the best side of each of us and perfectly describe our sound, so we’re really proud of this amazing collab with Ruben de Ronde.”

Ruben de Ronde: “The track title was decided on ‘Trinity’ because the three of us really feel like one, especially when we were making this tune in the studio. It’s a reference to three individuals teaming up and bringing out the best in each other. I’m glad Ben and Evgeny (Omnia) took me along on their FUTURECODE journey.”

Listen to the track here.

Just Jon drops his infectious new single ‘Walk Away’

Just Jon

Hailing from the United Kingdom, DJ and producer, Just Jon drops his infectious brand new single, ‘Walk Away’ on global promo.

As Spring gets underway in the Northern Hemisphere, super talented Just Jon combines uplifting melodies with relatable lyricism & delivers a feel good slice of accessible electronica.

Entitled ‘Walk Away‘ the record is set to light up a host of airwaves & playlists in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned, as Just Jon continues to set out his musical agenda in fine style.

Listen to the track here.

RATED R and DRINKURWATER team up for infectious single titled “Oh F*ck.

RATED R

Stop what you doing there, because you’ll really want to hear this one! Super talented DJs and producers, RATED R and DRINKURWATER have combined the best of their bass hitting power to unleash a huge banger “Oh F*ck”, just for your listening pleasure.

Oh F*ck” by RATED R and DRINKURWATER has heavy music to back up the antagonizing title the two decided to put forth here. Rampant, bleeding basslines of monstrous proportion alongside angry atonal lyrics form the riddim-based theme the single embraces.

From mixes to live shows and beyond, RATED R has always paired darkness and intensity together, his style undoubtedly quantifies in this single as he able to tweak the sound to deliver a bigger and harder feel. DRINKURWATER production work clicks naturally with what RATED R lays down, providing additional influence that gets the job done.

With each having their own respective careers, the musical draw could be seen as natural. Even a quick glance at their branding and style provides realization that “Oh F*ck” was something that was meant to be.

Bass is still a growing genre and these two fit right in. Listen to the track below and prepare yourselves for a blasting new records from RATED R and DRINKURWATER because it doesn’t look this guys are slowing back anytime soon!

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