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Miley Cyrus announces her upcoming album "Plastic Hearts"
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Miley Cyrus announces her upcoming album "Plastic Hearts"

Music Today, Artist and trailblazer Miley Cyrus announced that her upcoming album Plastic Hearts will be released on November 27th via RCA Records.   Pre order here now and receive three instant grat tracks, including Miley's summer hit, "Midnight Sky," and her critically acclaimed live covers of Blondie's "Heart of Glass" and The Cranberries' "Zombie," which are being referred to as the dawn of Miley Cyrus' best era, with her voice being hailed as perfectly suited for Rock & Roll. These raw and raucous renditions of classic hits that Miley has made her own are a taste of what is to come with her seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts, that includes 12 original songs.    Iconic Rock & Roll photographer, Mick Rock, shot Miley’s cover art which embodies the music and exemplifies Miley's sound. Adding her to the list of legends Mick has photographed over the years including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, and Debbie Harry. Miley's personal handwritten message below contextualizes her album and the inspiration behind it.   "If you’re reading this… know that I fucking love and appreciate you on the deepest level. I began this album over 2 years ago. Thought I had it all figured out. Not just the record with its songs and sounds but my whole fucking life. But no one checks an ego like life itself. Just when I thought the body of work was finished… it was ALL erased. Including most of the musics relevance.  Because EVERYTHING had changed.  Nature did what I now see as a favor and destroyed what I couldn’t let go of for myself. I lost my house in a fire but found myself in its ashes.  Luckily my collaborators still had most of the music that was burned up in journals and computers filled with songs for the EP series I was working on at the time. But it never felt right to release my “story” (each record being a continual autobiography) with a huge chapter missing.  If it were a chapter in my book I guess I would call it “The Beginning” which usually when something is over we call it “The End”. But it was far from that.  In triumph and gratitude I present to you my 7th studio record, Plastic Hearts. To be released Nov. 27th 2020. " XXMC  Today, Artist and trailblazer Miley Cyrus announced that her upcoming album Plastic Hearts will be released on November 27th via RCA Records.   Pre order here now and receive three instant grat tracks, including Miley's summer hit, "Midnight Sky," and her critically acclaimed live covers of Blondie's "Heart of Glass" and The Cranberries' "Zombie," which are being referred to as the dawn of Miley Cyrus' best era, with her voice being hailed as perfectly suited for Rock & Roll. These raw and raucous renditions of classic hits that Miley has made her own are a taste of what is to come with her seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts, that includes 12 original songs.    Iconic Rock & Roll photographer, Mick Rock, shot Miley’s cover art which embodies the music and exemplifies Miley's sound. Adding her to the list of legends Mick has photographed over the years including David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Joan Jett, and Debbie Harry. Miley's personal handwritten message below contextualizes her album and the inspiration behind it.   "If you’re reading this… know that I fucking love and appreciate you on the deepest level. I began this album over 2 years ago. Thought I had it all figured out. Not just the record with its songs and sounds but my whole fucking life. But no one checks an ego like life itself. Just when I thought the body of work was finished… it was ALL erased. Including most of the musics relevance.  Because EVERYTHING had changed.  Nature did what I now see as a favor and destroyed what I couldn’t let go of for myself. I lost my house in a fire but found myself in its ashes.  Luckily my collaborators still had most of the music that was burned up in journals and computers filled with songs for the EP series I was working on at the time. But it never felt right to release my “story” (each record being a continual autobiography) with a huge chapter missing.  If it were a chapter in my book I guess I would call it “The Beginning” which usually when something is over we call it “The End”. But it was far from that.  In triumph and gratitude I present to you my 7th studio record, Plastic Hearts. To be released Nov. 27th 2020. " XXMC 

First ‘electronic museum music experience’ in the world to open in Amsterdam
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First ‘electronic museum music experience’ in the world to open in Amsterdam

Music In the summer of 2021 the world’s first electronic music museum experience will open in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over the past decades, electronic dance music grew from an underground scene to a global phenomenon. There was just one thing missing: a place to experience electronic dance music culture and its history yourself. ` Our House : ‘Our House’ is ready to fill that gap. Located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the high tech experience is a tribute to (inter)national electronic music culture. Far from a regular museum outing, Our House brings a futuristic and innovative experience. Visitors take a multisensory tour through the evolution of house music; from Detroit to Amsterdam, Londen to Berlin and from Las Vegas to Ibiza; the trip of this groundbreaking musical genre from the early ‘80s until now. A combination of larger-than-life projections and interactive special effects, the stories of world-famous DJs and electronic bands, and a deep-dive into the past, present, and future of electronic music; Our House introduces visitors to the global dance music community. The music and all its subgenres come to life in multiple captivating stories and experiences, one of which allows you to (re)live what it feels like to dance the night away at the world’s leading festivals and in (in)famous clubs.   Our House Academy: In addition to the experience, Our House will also have an educational side by means of its own Academy. It offers the opportunity to explore various aspects of the industry through masterclasses and workshops to those interested in learning more about this pioneering sector. Its contents will be valuable to those new to the industry such as schools and companies, but also as continuing development for professionals as well as to support promising talent. Founders: Initiators of Our House are Fourmation (founded in 2017 by the former C-level management of Dutch dance organisation ID&T) and Dutch Experience Group, architects of the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam and FloriWorld in Aalsmeer. The Academy programme will be curated by Arne van Terphoven, founder of Mary Go Wild and Jan Maarten Hartong, founder of The School Of House. Jeroen Jansen, co-founder of Fourmation and former Chief Creative Officer of ID&T, explains: “Now, more than ever, we want to show the world how unique electronic music culture truly is. It’s an honour to combine its history and status quo into a compelling whole for Our House. At the same time, it’s a creative challenge to merge it into an immersive and a cross-generational experience.”   International: With dance music culture being a global phenomenon, there is a strong ambition to tour internationally with Our House. This will allow millions of fans around the world to discover Our House. Jansen: “The touring experience will be adapted to local contexts. That way, visitors can learn not just about the international electronic music history, but also about their national contribution to it. This is important, because all these subcultures, local spin-offs and personal chronicles are part of the global phenomenon.”   Our House will open its doors in the summer of 2021 and will be located in the Dutch capital. In the summer of 2021 the world’s first electronic music museum experience will open in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over the past decades, electronic dance music grew from an underground scene to a global phenomenon. There was just one thing missing: a place to experience electronic dance music culture and its history yourself. ` Our House : ‘Our House’ is ready to fill that gap. Located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the high tech experience is a tribute to (inter)national electronic music culture. Far from a regular museum outing, Our House brings a futuristic and innovative experience. Visitors take a multisensory tour through the evolution of house music; from Detroit to Amsterdam, Londen to Berlin and from Las Vegas to Ibiza; the trip of this groundbreaking musical genre from the early ‘80s until now. A combination of larger-than-life projections and interactive special effects, the stories of world-famous DJs and electronic bands, and a deep-dive into the past, present, and future of electronic music; Our House introduces visitors to the global dance music community. The music and all its subgenres come to life in multiple captivating stories and experiences, one of which allows you to (re)live what it feels like to dance the night away at the world’s leading festivals and in (in)famous clubs.   Our House Academy: In addition to the experience, Our House will also have an educational side by means of its own Academy. It offers the opportunity to explore various aspects of the industry through masterclasses and workshops to those interested in learning more about this pioneering sector. Its contents will be valuable to those new to the industry such as schools and companies, but also as continuing development for professionals as well as to support promising talent. Founders: Initiators of Our House are Fourmation (founded in 2017 by the former C-level management of Dutch dance organisation ID&T) and Dutch Experience Group, architects of the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam and FloriWorld in Aalsmeer. The Academy programme will be curated by Arne van Terphoven, founder of Mary Go Wild and Jan Maarten Hartong, founder of The School Of House. Jeroen Jansen, co-founder of Fourmation and former Chief Creative Officer of ID&T, explains: “Now, more than ever, we want to show the world how unique electronic music culture truly is. It’s an honour to combine its history and status quo into a compelling whole for Our House. At the same time, it’s a creative challenge to merge it into an immersive and a cross-generational experience.”   International: With dance music culture being a global phenomenon, there is a strong ambition to tour internationally with Our House. This will allow millions of fans around the world to discover Our House. Jansen: “The touring experience will be adapted to local contexts. That way, visitors can learn not just about the international electronic music history, but also about their national contribution to it. This is important, because all these subcultures, local spin-offs and personal chronicles are part of the global phenomenon.”   Our House will open its doors in the summer of 2021 and will be located in the Dutch capital.

In conversation with Alex Hosking
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In conversation with Alex Hosking

Music Alex Hosking has enjoyed a great 2020 on the music front despite the tough times artists have had to endure this year. Following her single ‘Fake Friends’ with PS1, which hit the UK Top 20 singles, Alex teams up with fresh talent Famba and Jake Tarry to provide vocals for the irresistible ‘Know You Best’. We spoke with her about the track, her year so far, and future plans….     LISTEN TO "KNOW YOU BEST" HERE:  https://open.spotify.com/track/5TLkeAR5ZgSnW0yplmtnnH?si=JngqQF77Qi2wKdBgy1afYg     Hi Alex, thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How’s life been for you this year?   Hey! Thanks for having me! This year has been bizarre, as it has been for the whole world. I'm so thankful to have had lots of new music come out. That has made this year good.   How are you finding this period of time in terms of your creativity? Are you spending more time experimenting and working on new sounds or using the time to give yourself a break and spend time with loved ones?   I’m normally travelling so much that I end up living out of a suitcase for most of the year. As luck would have it, I flew home from Amsterdam at the start of the year to be with my family in Australia, so it was the perfect place for me during lockdown. I could be with my family but also keep working from there. I feel like I got the best of both worlds. Being forced to stay home was great for family time, and it gave me a great excuse to just create by myself, which is how I originally started writing music. I'm so excited with all the new songs I've got for you.    Talk to us about your new single, ‘Know You Best’, a collaboration with Famba & Jake Tarry. How did the collaboration come about?   We were all in Amsterdam during The ADE conference last year. It is such a fun festival I got to meet so many amazing new friends and collaborators.   You sing on the track, did you write those lyrics and if so, what was the message behind them?   Yes, I did write the lyrics! During the ADE conference I happened to go on a date with someone, and we just hit it off! The song's inspiration comes from connecting with someone and just wanting to know everything about them.    You’ve had a great year in terms of releases, including featuring on PS1’s ‘Fake Friends’ which hit the UK Top 20 chart. What do you attribute to that success? Have you changed the way you work or tried to move in a different direction?   Thanks! I wrote and sung the song 3 years ago. Producer Mark Alston ended up sending it to PS1 and it was turned into a dance track (originally, I wrote it as a slow pop hip hop jam!).    I used to focus a lot more of my time writing for other artists, but now I am focusing mainly on writing for myself and for DJs that I want to collaborate with. I’m also focusing on writing and singing music that is happy and makes people want to dance. We have had so much stress this year I just want to make music that people can enjoy and use as an escape.   You’re from Australia but currently reside in the UK, what was the thinking behind that move and do you think the UK is more receptive to your sound?   I have been travelling around the world practically non-stop for the past four years. Off the back of my success with PS1 and our song ‘Fake Friends’, setting up in the UK for the time being made the most sense. However, my next stop is Amsterdam for sure! I normally spend a lot of time there anyway as my publishing team’s main office is in Amsterdam. I am sure I will be there soon!     Do you have any advice you’d like to share with aspiring songwriters?   Write what makes you happy! You might aim to write a ballad and it comes out like an upbeat dance song and that's okay! Just keep writing! Consistency is key!    What plans do you have for the rest of the year? Any projects that our readers should look out for?   I am working on lots of amazing new songs and working with some other cool DJs, so be sure to follow on Instagram to keep up to date with everything!       Alex Hosking has enjoyed a great 2020 on the music front despite the tough times artists have had to endure this year. Following her single ‘Fake Friends’ with PS1, which hit the UK Top 20 singles, Alex teams up with fresh talent Famba and Jake Tarry to provide vocals for the irresistible ‘Know You Best’. We spoke with her about the track, her year so far, and future plans….     LISTEN TO "KNOW YOU BEST" HERE:  https://open.spotify.com/track/5TLkeAR5ZgSnW0yplmtnnH?si=JngqQF77Qi2wKdBgy1afYg     Hi Alex, thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How’s life been for you this year?   Hey! Thanks for having me! This year has been bizarre, as it has been for the whole world. I'm so thankful to have had lots of new music come out. That has made this year good.   How are you finding this period of time in terms of your creativity? Are you spending more time experimenting and working on new sounds or using the time to give yourself a break and spend time with loved ones?   I’m normally travelling so much that I end up living out of a suitcase for most of the year. As luck would have it, I flew home from Amsterdam at the start of the year to be with my family in Australia, so it was the perfect place for me during lockdown. I could be with my family but also keep working from there. I feel like I got the best of both worlds. Being forced to stay home was great for family time, and it gave me a great excuse to just create by myself, which is how I originally started writing music. I'm so excited with all the new songs I've got for you.    Talk to us about your new single, ‘Know You Best’, a collaboration with Famba & Jake Tarry. How did the collaboration come about?   We were all in Amsterdam during The ADE conference last year. It is such a fun festival I got to meet so many amazing new friends and collaborators.   You sing on the track, did you write those lyrics and if so, what was the message behind them?   Yes, I did write the lyrics! During the ADE conference I happened to go on a date with someone, and we just hit it off! The song's inspiration comes from connecting with someone and just wanting to know everything about them.    You’ve had a great year in terms of releases, including featuring on PS1’s ‘Fake Friends’ which hit the UK Top 20 chart. What do you attribute to that success? Have you changed the way you work or tried to move in a different direction?   Thanks! I wrote and sung the song 3 years ago. Producer Mark Alston ended up sending it to PS1 and it was turned into a dance track (originally, I wrote it as a slow pop hip hop jam!).    I used to focus a lot more of my time writing for other artists, but now I am focusing mainly on writing for myself and for DJs that I want to collaborate with. I’m also focusing on writing and singing music that is happy and makes people want to dance. We have had so much stress this year I just want to make music that people can enjoy and use as an escape.   You’re from Australia but currently reside in the UK, what was the thinking behind that move and do you think the UK is more receptive to your sound?   I have been travelling around the world practically non-stop for the past four years. Off the back of my success with PS1 and our song ‘Fake Friends’, setting up in the UK for the time being made the most sense. However, my next stop is Amsterdam for sure! I normally spend a lot of time there anyway as my publishing team’s main office is in Amsterdam. I am sure I will be there soon!     Do you have any advice you’d like to share with aspiring songwriters?   Write what makes you happy! You might aim to write a ballad and it comes out like an upbeat dance song and that's okay! Just keep writing! Consistency is key!    What plans do you have for the rest of the year? Any projects that our readers should look out for?   I am working on lots of amazing new songs and working with some other cool DJs, so be sure to follow on Instagram to keep up to date with everything!      

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BRENT FAIYAZ DROPS EAGERLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE “DEAD MAN WALKING”
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BRENT FAIYAZ DROPS EAGERLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE “DEAD MAN WALKING”

Music The Maryland singer, artist, director, and culture shaker officially presented Dead Man Walking on all digital platforms on Sep 18th via Lost Kids.    “Deadman Walking” follows up Brent Faiyaz’s explosive EP “Fuck The World” which has amassed over millions of global streams. Since emerging in 2014, Brent Faiyaz has projected the sultry voice of the streets. The Marylandnative has amassed 1+ billion streams, gold certification and various honors. He’s the rare maverick of this generation, he landed Top 200 with “FTW,” and #1 on Billboard R&B Charts.    You can listen to the tune here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBR01ndtids   Faiyaz has threaded together a dynamic and diverse piece in “Dead man Walking.” The single proves to be an amalgamation of Faiyaz’s introspective yet relatable lyrics and authentically crafted productions. Faiyaz’ subtle sound and complete vibratos carves him distinctly into a lane of his own with little need for reference. Instrumentally, an array of hypnotic drums and bass, heavy percussion and low synths back Faiyaz, who leaves just enough room for thought between each bar.   Now recognized for his impeccable mastery of hand-crafted melody, arrangement, harmonic depth and sultry vocal touch. As a contemporaryand multi-faceted artist Brent Faiyaz continually defies convention with hisconjuration of laid-back melodies and insidious infectiousness. Everyone from i-D and Rolling Stone to Nylon have touted his steady rise.     BRENT FAIYAZ:  FACEBOOKl INSTAGRAMl TWITTER The Maryland singer, artist, director, and culture shaker officially presented Dead Man Walking on all digital platforms on Sep 18th via Lost Kids.    “Deadman Walking” follows up Brent Faiyaz’s explosive EP “Fuck The World” which has amassed over millions of global streams. Since emerging in 2014, Brent Faiyaz has projected the sultry voice of the streets. The Marylandnative has amassed 1+ billion streams, gold certification and various honors. He’s the rare maverick of this generation, he landed Top 200 with “FTW,” and #1 on Billboard R&B Charts.    You can listen to the tune here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBR01ndtids   Faiyaz has threaded together a dynamic and diverse piece in “Dead man Walking.” The single proves to be an amalgamation of Faiyaz’s introspective yet relatable lyrics and authentically crafted productions. Faiyaz’ subtle sound and complete vibratos carves him distinctly into a lane of his own with little need for reference. Instrumentally, an array of hypnotic drums and bass, heavy percussion and low synths back Faiyaz, who leaves just enough room for thought between each bar.   Now recognized for his impeccable mastery of hand-crafted melody, arrangement, harmonic depth and sultry vocal touch. As a contemporaryand multi-faceted artist Brent Faiyaz continually defies convention with hisconjuration of laid-back melodies and insidious infectiousness. Everyone from i-D and Rolling Stone to Nylon have touted his steady rise.     BRENT FAIYAZ:  FACEBOOKl INSTAGRAMl TWITTER

PALOMA FAITH  RELEASES INSTANT GRAT  ‘FALLING DOWN'
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PALOMA FAITH RELEASES INSTANT GRAT ‘FALLING DOWN'

Music Ahead of the release of her fifth studio album ‘Infinite Things’,  Paloma Faith today shares the new track ‘Falling’ out now via RCA Records.    Stream the track here: /smarturl.it/FallingDownPF   Sitting right at the heart of her thunderous, unadulterated pop record is new track ‘Falling’. The track sees Paloma discussing the rumination of a relationship and delivers a slice of candour complete with her trademark attention-grabbing vocals. It has all of the glorious beaming simplicity of what a classic pop track thrives upon with abundant orchestral bells and whistles.    Talking about the new record Paloma said: “I'm trying to relinquish the expectation, that a lot of people are raised with, that the only good life is a happy one. I don't think that's realistic. It's about the peaks and troughs, because if you didn't have one you wouldn't recognise the other."   ‘Infinite Things’ saw Paloma work with a small group of long-time and new collaborators including the producers Patrick Wimberly and Detonate, songwriters Ed Harcourt, Starsmith, Tre Jean Marie alongside the producer and songwriter MNEK and friend Josef Salvat. This record is more than an album about relationships. It’s a rumination on sickness and loss. It’s about finding your way back to romance within a long term relationship. It’s her  most confident record yet from a female artist who’s been in the game for two decades.   Just last week, Paloma released the music video for ‘Better Than This’ which was directed by David Wilson. The visual lays her against a backdrop of vignettes of human error which historically continuously repeat. The video sees her shine a light on prevalent issues including climate emergency, police brutality, race and class divide and the injustices of war. ‘Better Than This’ continues to showcase her evolution as an artist.   2021 will also see Paloma hitting the road again for a huge 26 date UK tour including two nights at London’s iconic Palladium. Tickets for the UK tour go on presale 30th September and general sale on Friday 2nd October at 10am.   This is a new Paloma Faith, an artist who has retreated within herself and found not the careful, polished veteran of show business - but the 22-year-old art student being led by her own creativity.   Catch Paloma live when she embarks on her UK 2021 tour next September.   UK HEADLINE 2021 TOUR DATES:   September 2021   Sept 16th  Oxford, New Theatre Sept 18th  Glasgow, SEC Armadillo Sept 19th  Edinburgh, Usher Hall Sept 21st   Manchester, Bridgewater Hall Sept 22nd  Manchester, Bridgewater Hall Sept 24th   Birmingham, Symphony Hall Sept 25th   Birmingham, Symphony Hall Sept 27th   Newcastle, O2 City Hall Sept 28th   Sheffield, City Hall Sept 30th   Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall   October 2021 Oct 1st   Southend, Cliffs Pavilion Oct 3rd   Harrogate, Convention Centre Oct 4th   Ipswich, Regent Oct 6th   Bournemouth, International Centre Oct 7th   Hull, Bonus Arena Oct 9th   Stockton, Globe Oct 10th Stoke-On-Trent, Regent Theatre Oct 12th Bath, Forum Oct 13th Torquay, Princess Theatre Oct 15th  Plymouth, Pavilions Oct 16th  Brighton, Centre Oct 18th   Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Oct 20th   Leicester, De Montfort Hall Oct 22nd  London, Palladium Oct 23rd   London, Palladium Oct 25th   Liverpool, Empire Theatre Ahead of the release of her fifth studio album ‘Infinite Things’,  Paloma Faith today shares the new track ‘Falling’ out now via RCA Records.    Stream the track here: /smarturl.it/FallingDownPF   Sitting right at the heart of her thunderous, unadulterated pop record is new track ‘Falling’. The track sees Paloma discussing the rumination of a relationship and delivers a slice of candour complete with her trademark attention-grabbing vocals. It has all of the glorious beaming simplicity of what a classic pop track thrives upon with abundant orchestral bells and whistles.    Talking about the new record Paloma said: “I'm trying to relinquish the expectation, that a lot of people are raised with, that the only good life is a happy one. I don't think that's realistic. It's about the peaks and troughs, because if you didn't have one you wouldn't recognise the other."   ‘Infinite Things’ saw Paloma work with a small group of long-time and new collaborators including the producers Patrick Wimberly and Detonate, songwriters Ed Harcourt, Starsmith, Tre Jean Marie alongside the producer and songwriter MNEK and friend Josef Salvat. This record is more than an album about relationships. It’s a rumination on sickness and loss. It’s about finding your way back to romance within a long term relationship. It’s her  most confident record yet from a female artist who’s been in the game for two decades.   Just last week, Paloma released the music video for ‘Better Than This’ which was directed by David Wilson. The visual lays her against a backdrop of vignettes of human error which historically continuously repeat. The video sees her shine a light on prevalent issues including climate emergency, police brutality, race and class divide and the injustices of war. ‘Better Than This’ continues to showcase her evolution as an artist.   2021 will also see Paloma hitting the road again for a huge 26 date UK tour including two nights at London’s iconic Palladium. Tickets for the UK tour go on presale 30th September and general sale on Friday 2nd October at 10am.   This is a new Paloma Faith, an artist who has retreated within herself and found not the careful, polished veteran of show business - but the 22-year-old art student being led by her own creativity.   Catch Paloma live when she embarks on her UK 2021 tour next September.   UK HEADLINE 2021 TOUR DATES:   September 2021   Sept 16th  Oxford, New Theatre Sept 18th  Glasgow, SEC Armadillo Sept 19th  Edinburgh, Usher Hall Sept 21st   Manchester, Bridgewater Hall Sept 22nd  Manchester, Bridgewater Hall Sept 24th   Birmingham, Symphony Hall Sept 25th   Birmingham, Symphony Hall Sept 27th   Newcastle, O2 City Hall Sept 28th   Sheffield, City Hall Sept 30th   Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall   October 2021 Oct 1st   Southend, Cliffs Pavilion Oct 3rd   Harrogate, Convention Centre Oct 4th   Ipswich, Regent Oct 6th   Bournemouth, International Centre Oct 7th   Hull, Bonus Arena Oct 9th   Stockton, Globe Oct 10th Stoke-On-Trent, Regent Theatre Oct 12th Bath, Forum Oct 13th Torquay, Princess Theatre Oct 15th  Plymouth, Pavilions Oct 16th  Brighton, Centre Oct 18th   Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Oct 20th   Leicester, De Montfort Hall Oct 22nd  London, Palladium Oct 23rd   London, Palladium Oct 25th   Liverpool, Empire Theatre

Nxt Museum presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances for ADE 2020
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Nxt Museum presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances for ADE 2020

Music For the 25th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (21-25 Oct), Nxt Museum in North Amsterdam presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances from Nxt Stage, supporting the music industry during the pandemic. Nxt Stage is a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art, offering an unrivalled 370 square metres of full floor-to-ceiling projection space to showcase creativity at the intersection of digital art and electronic music.   Nxt Museum’s ADE programme kicks off with a performance by artist and coder Yuxi Cao and sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence), whose work features in the current exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, followed by a programme of audio-visual performances co-organised with Amsterdam-based collective, Minimal. The three performances will be streamed online via ADE, Minimal and Nxt Museum’s channels.   At a time when events and travel are restricted, Nxt Museum aims to harness the power of technology to give a presence to international artists and create immersive virtual experiences for the art and music community worldwide. Curator at Nxt Museum, Bogomir Doringer, said: “The global electronic music industry has a huge economic value, and yet it has been left without sufficient support internationally amid the coronavirus pandemic. Artists and musicians rely on live performances and entertaining crowds for their livelihood. With this experiment at Nxt Museum, we want to generate new opportunities and create hope for both performers and audiences during these difficult times.”   Follow Amsterdam-dance-event.nl for more information.   by Yuxi Cao (James) & Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) - Live streamed from Nxt Museum, Thurs 22 Oct, 21:00-21:45 CEST Artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) will perform his critically acclaimed audio-visual installation, Dimensional Sampling – live from his studio in New York. Taking the installation to a new visual dimension, Cao will in real-time transform himself into a digital form, merge himself with the pulsating graphics and appear as a digital avatar within the virtual Nxt Stage, watched by a global audience online. The performance is titled . [HYPERSPACE: Planet-α] and features sound by Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence). It evolved from the installation, Dimensional Sampling, currently on display in Nxt Museum’s exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, which explores human experience and interaction in the face of social and technological change.   Minimal & Nxt Museum join forces to digitise the dance floor: During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Minimal & Nxt Museum are joining forces to digitise the dance floor with a fusion of multidisciplinary artists. It marks the first time in the Netherlands that DJs and visual artists have come together to present an immersive electronic music event with a floor-to-ceiling projection of this scale (370sqm). Three performances will be pre-recorded at Nxt Stage with multiple cinematic 6K cameras and streamed on ADE’s channels over two nights on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October.     Opening Event w/ Boris Acket & Vincent Rang (Live A/V) Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Fri 23 Oct, 22:00-23:00 CEST Multidisciplinary artist Boris Acket and visual artist Vincent Rang perform a prequel to their debut audiovisual album, Home, from Nxt Stage. ‘Home’ meets warm, lighthearted, almost naïve melodies with soothing visuals from the natural world. But in their hour-long performance at Nxt Museum, Acket and Rang will present a darker prequel to the comforts of ‘Home’. Rang’s visuals give birth to erie, icy forests and abstract rock formations – sublime landscapes evoking awe and fear. As we emerge from this world, we start to experience what seems to be an organic world, anticipating the new album ‘Home’. The performance invites audiences to escape from their living rooms and enter the mysterious, dream-like world of Acket and Rang.     Main Event w/ Willikens & Ivkovic / Woody92 b2b Spekki Webu / Visuals by Desilence Studio, Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Sat 24 October, 22:00-00:00 CEST   World-renowned Danish/Spanish visual art studio, Desilence, will take control of the 370sqm projection surface at Nxt Stage and create a visual interplay with the sounds of two well-respected DJ duos. With more than 15 years of experience in digital art, the Desilence duo is always searching for the perfect synchrony between music and image. Desilence (Søren and Tatiana) have developed a lookbook of bespoke visuals to reflect the individual mood and tone of the DJs.   Willikens & Ivkovic's beats will pulsate to the hypnotic movement of Desilence's visual eruptions, giving rise to a soundscape that oscillates between natural and ritual. Both former residents at the infamous Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, Willikens & Ivkovic are well-known for summoning music that slowly and steadily takes over the body. Making way for a new generation of proto trance, Spekki Webu and Woody92 become one with the computed pathways of Desilence. Engaged with the wide array in which psychedelic sounds manifest, the duo covers a broad spectrum of psytrance, goa, IDM, glitchy experimentals and tribal tech In sync with the crisp visuals by Desilence, Spekki Webu and Woody92 turn the virtual into spiritual.   For the 25th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (21-25 Oct), Nxt Museum in North Amsterdam presents a programme of virtual audiovisual performances from Nxt Stage, supporting the music industry during the pandemic. Nxt Stage is a platform for innovative performances and audiovisual art, offering an unrivalled 370 square metres of full floor-to-ceiling projection space to showcase creativity at the intersection of digital art and electronic music.   Nxt Museum’s ADE programme kicks off with a performance by artist and coder Yuxi Cao and sound artist Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence), whose work features in the current exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, followed by a programme of audio-visual performances co-organised with Amsterdam-based collective, Minimal. The three performances will be streamed online via ADE, Minimal and Nxt Museum’s channels.   At a time when events and travel are restricted, Nxt Museum aims to harness the power of technology to give a presence to international artists and create immersive virtual experiences for the art and music community worldwide. Curator at Nxt Museum, Bogomir Doringer, said: “The global electronic music industry has a huge economic value, and yet it has been left without sufficient support internationally amid the coronavirus pandemic. Artists and musicians rely on live performances and entertaining crowds for their livelihood. With this experiment at Nxt Museum, we want to generate new opportunities and create hope for both performers and audiences during these difficult times.”   Follow Amsterdam-dance-event.nl for more information.   by Yuxi Cao (James) & Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence) - Live streamed from Nxt Museum, Thurs 22 Oct, 21:00-21:45 CEST Artist and coder Yuxi Cao (James) will perform his critically acclaimed audio-visual installation, Dimensional Sampling – live from his studio in New York. Taking the installation to a new visual dimension, Cao will in real-time transform himself into a digital form, merge himself with the pulsating graphics and appear as a digital avatar within the virtual Nxt Stage, watched by a global audience online. The performance is titled . [HYPERSPACE: Planet-α] and features sound by Lau Hiu Kong (Lawrence). It evolved from the installation, Dimensional Sampling, currently on display in Nxt Museum’s exhibition ‘Shifting Proximities’, which explores human experience and interaction in the face of social and technological change.   Minimal & Nxt Museum join forces to digitise the dance floor: During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, Minimal & Nxt Museum are joining forces to digitise the dance floor with a fusion of multidisciplinary artists. It marks the first time in the Netherlands that DJs and visual artists have come together to present an immersive electronic music event with a floor-to-ceiling projection of this scale (370sqm). Three performances will be pre-recorded at Nxt Stage with multiple cinematic 6K cameras and streamed on ADE’s channels over two nights on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October.     Opening Event w/ Boris Acket & Vincent Rang (Live A/V) Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Fri 23 Oct, 22:00-23:00 CEST Multidisciplinary artist Boris Acket and visual artist Vincent Rang perform a prequel to their debut audiovisual album, Home, from Nxt Stage. ‘Home’ meets warm, lighthearted, almost naïve melodies with soothing visuals from the natural world. But in their hour-long performance at Nxt Museum, Acket and Rang will present a darker prequel to the comforts of ‘Home’. Rang’s visuals give birth to erie, icy forests and abstract rock formations – sublime landscapes evoking awe and fear. As we emerge from this world, we start to experience what seems to be an organic world, anticipating the new album ‘Home’. The performance invites audiences to escape from their living rooms and enter the mysterious, dream-like world of Acket and Rang.     Main Event w/ Willikens & Ivkovic / Woody92 b2b Spekki Webu / Visuals by Desilence Studio, Pre-recorded at Nxt Museum, streamed Sat 24 October, 22:00-00:00 CEST   World-renowned Danish/Spanish visual art studio, Desilence, will take control of the 370sqm projection surface at Nxt Stage and create a visual interplay with the sounds of two well-respected DJ duos. With more than 15 years of experience in digital art, the Desilence duo is always searching for the perfect synchrony between music and image. Desilence (Søren and Tatiana) have developed a lookbook of bespoke visuals to reflect the individual mood and tone of the DJs.   Willikens & Ivkovic's beats will pulsate to the hypnotic movement of Desilence's visual eruptions, giving rise to a soundscape that oscillates between natural and ritual. Both former residents at the infamous Salon des Amateurs in Düsseldorf, Willikens & Ivkovic are well-known for summoning music that slowly and steadily takes over the body. Making way for a new generation of proto trance, Spekki Webu and Woody92 become one with the computed pathways of Desilence. Engaged with the wide array in which psychedelic sounds manifest, the duo covers a broad spectrum of psytrance, goa, IDM, glitchy experimentals and tribal tech In sync with the crisp visuals by Desilence, Spekki Webu and Woody92 turn the virtual into spiritual.  

AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT RELEASES UNIQUE CAMPAIGN VIDEO “SILENCE BETWEEN THE NOTES”
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AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT RELEASES UNIQUE CAMPAIGN VIDEO “SILENCE BETWEEN THE NOTES”

Music Ever since the mid nighties, October is the month Amsterdam turns black and yellow for the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Over the past twenty-five years ADE has become one of the most important and biggest events in the dance industry worldwide. While this year should have been the biggest event ADE had ever seen, the industry is silenced by COVID-19. In order to not let this memorable moment pass by, ADE joined forces with the talented Dutch directors Joost Biesheuvel and Boris Acket to create a unique campaign movie that not only celebrates the love for dance music but also the silence we live in now.   You can watch the video: https://vimeo.com/468085891   The idea behind this campaign film was to portray silence as an essential part of music. It was Mozart that said that 'music is not in the notes, it is in the silence between'. Looking at it this way, and zooming out, 2020 could be seen as a deafening silence within the club-, event- and music industry that is hit incredibly hard by COVID-19 measures. Now that all of Amsterdam Dance Events club events have been cancelled and the industry is suffering like never before, something meaningful had to be said about silence. Joost and Boris decided to take a look at the use of silence in music and the way you could not shape rhythm or melodies without it.    The outcome was a musical composition written and directed by Joost Biesheuvel and Boris Acket that illustrates the birth of music through silence. The genesis of music. A sonic birth, through silence. In the beginning there was only noise; all frequencies heard simultaneously. But by adding silences, rhythm appeared from the chaos. Furthermore, by adding silence between different frequencies, melodies appeared, and music was born.    To illustrate the concept, a 20x4m light installation was built and programmed to visualize all the sonic aspects of the musical composition. Dancers in reflective suits were added to come alive as soon as a musical composition emerged from the noise. The entire film sets out to illustrate the birth of music through silence. Basically, how humans use silences to arrange sounds into a musical composition.    ADE 2020 might be the most silent edition ever; thanks to this video it also marks an important period in the lives of musicians and music lovers; and that new notes will be played in the future!   Crew: Director: Joost Biesheuvel Director & scenography: Boris Acket Installation: Lumus Instruments D.P: Zeeger Verschuren A.C: Christiaan van Dijk Gaffer: Chris van Marle Best-boy: Alexander Karl Ubelhor Grading: Ruben Labree   Music: Boris Acket & Joost Biesheuvel   Choreo:  Nicola Balhuizen Hepp   Dancers: Camilla Bundel Rebecca Collins Uri Eugenio Lo Walther Boer   Ever since the mid nighties, October is the month Amsterdam turns black and yellow for the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). Over the past twenty-five years ADE has become one of the most important and biggest events in the dance industry worldwide. While this year should have been the biggest event ADE had ever seen, the industry is silenced by COVID-19. In order to not let this memorable moment pass by, ADE joined forces with the talented Dutch directors Joost Biesheuvel and Boris Acket to create a unique campaign movie that not only celebrates the love for dance music but also the silence we live in now.   You can watch the video: https://vimeo.com/468085891   The idea behind this campaign film was to portray silence as an essential part of music. It was Mozart that said that 'music is not in the notes, it is in the silence between'. Looking at it this way, and zooming out, 2020 could be seen as a deafening silence within the club-, event- and music industry that is hit incredibly hard by COVID-19 measures. Now that all of Amsterdam Dance Events club events have been cancelled and the industry is suffering like never before, something meaningful had to be said about silence. Joost and Boris decided to take a look at the use of silence in music and the way you could not shape rhythm or melodies without it.    The outcome was a musical composition written and directed by Joost Biesheuvel and Boris Acket that illustrates the birth of music through silence. The genesis of music. A sonic birth, through silence. In the beginning there was only noise; all frequencies heard simultaneously. But by adding silences, rhythm appeared from the chaos. Furthermore, by adding silence between different frequencies, melodies appeared, and music was born.    To illustrate the concept, a 20x4m light installation was built and programmed to visualize all the sonic aspects of the musical composition. Dancers in reflective suits were added to come alive as soon as a musical composition emerged from the noise. The entire film sets out to illustrate the birth of music through silence. Basically, how humans use silences to arrange sounds into a musical composition.    ADE 2020 might be the most silent edition ever; thanks to this video it also marks an important period in the lives of musicians and music lovers; and that new notes will be played in the future!   Crew: Director: Joost Biesheuvel Director & scenography: Boris Acket Installation: Lumus Instruments D.P: Zeeger Verschuren A.C: Christiaan van Dijk Gaffer: Chris van Marle Best-boy: Alexander Karl Ubelhor Grading: Ruben Labree   Music: Boris Acket & Joost Biesheuvel   Choreo:  Nicola Balhuizen Hepp   Dancers: Camilla Bundel Rebecca Collins Uri Eugenio Lo Walther Boer  

Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration
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Vans Announces Anderson .Paak as Global Music Ambassador and Debuts Exclusive Footwear and Accessories Collaboration

Accessories Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95. Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is proud to announce three-time Grammy award-winning artist, musician and producer Anderson .Paak as the brand’s first Global Music Ambassador. Vans and AP share a mutual passion to promote creative expression through their active support of art and music. AP is longtime fan of the brand and always aspires to uplift the community around him, making him a natural addition to the Vans family. Having once worked at a Vans retail store in Topanga Canyon, California, AP has since gone on to perform live on theHouse of Vans stage and is featured as part of Vans’ global music content series, Sidestripe Sessions. This year, AP will serve as one of the global judges for the brand’s Vans Musicians Wanted competition, which aims to provide a platform for aspiring artists all around the world.     “I’m honored to be the newest member of the Vans Family and look forward to making history with one of the most respected global brands,” said Anderson .Paak. “I’m thankful for Vans’ partnership with .Paak House and can’t wait to broaden our reach to help even more people tap into their greatest potential.”   “We are inspired by AP’s multifaceted creative talent and are excited to continue to partner with him throughout the next year for curated music and art initiatives, product design and enabling creativity within the local community and around the world,” said Tierney Stout, global music marketing lead at Vans. “Anderson epitomizes creative expression and we are thrilled to officially welcome him into the Vans Family.”   The forthcoming partnership is celebrated with an exclusive footwear and accessories collection inspired by AP’s Southern California roots and his critically-acclaimed breakthrough albums Venice and Malibu. The two-piece footwear assortment headlines with the ubiquitous Old Skool DX silhouette inspired by AP’s debut album, Venice which features a wavy, psychedelic upper that mixes digital print and 3D printing for added depth and texture and is finished with bold yellow eyelets and a translucent blue vinyl Sidestripe. TheSid DX pays homage to AP’s 2016 album, Malibu and showcases embroidered chenille pattern uppers complimented by tonal black laces and stitching, and features a Flying-V logo embroidered at each side. Each footwear model is finished with a custom tongue label message from AP along with translucent green waffle soles, custom packaging and dust bag matching back to the collection. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection includes a matchingAP Bucket Hat that showcases each of the custom prints, silicon patches and signature quotes affixed to the brim of each hat. The Vans x Anderson .Paak collection will be available worldwide on November 13 and will retail for €45 - €115 / £37 - £95.

Goldkimono transcends the everyday with new single "Electric Swing"
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Goldkimono transcends the everyday with new single "Electric Swing"

Music The new single "Electric Swing" by Goldkimono was released last Friday. The catchy sequel to summer hit "To Tomorrow" invites listeners to clear their minds, be enchanted by the power of music and transcend the everyday.      Something that is also clearly visible in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKlrYT82Wrw&feature=emb_title     The catchy and positive "Electric Swing" follows the summer hit "To Tomorrow", a song that Goldkimono has featured on the playlists of almost all national radio stations in recent months and which has now been streamed more than five million times worldwide. With the new single, Goldkimono (a pseudonym of Martijn "Tienus" Konijnenburg) underlines that music is a healing power for many. It is a language that everyone around the world can understand, feel and experience. "It makes you dance, it makes you sing, transcends the ordinary things ..."     This message is also clearly expressed in the artwork and the striking video clip, with which Goldkimono joins a long musical tradition. It pays homage to the Camp Lo album "Uptown Saturday Night", which in turn is an ode to the cover of the Marvin Gaye classic "I Want You". In the video of "Electric Swing" the artwork is brought to life. “This makes the artwork of the single and video clip primarily a cultural homage,” said Goldkimono. “The original cover is based on an artwork by Ernie Barnes, who often depicts people with their eyes closed in his work.      With this he symbolizes that we as humans are often blind to each other's humanity. Our version - both in the clip and on the cover - accentuates that collective human experience. "Electric Swing" has an extremely positive message. The uplifting and cheerful feeling of "Electric Swing" invites you to dance and move, to escape from everyday worries. The music allows you to transcend the ordinary. Clear your mind, let the magic of music enchant you. ” The new single "Electric Swing" by Goldkimono was released last Friday. The catchy sequel to summer hit "To Tomorrow" invites listeners to clear their minds, be enchanted by the power of music and transcend the everyday.      Something that is also clearly visible in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKlrYT82Wrw&feature=emb_title     The catchy and positive "Electric Swing" follows the summer hit "To Tomorrow", a song that Goldkimono has featured on the playlists of almost all national radio stations in recent months and which has now been streamed more than five million times worldwide. With the new single, Goldkimono (a pseudonym of Martijn "Tienus" Konijnenburg) underlines that music is a healing power for many. It is a language that everyone around the world can understand, feel and experience. "It makes you dance, it makes you sing, transcends the ordinary things ..."     This message is also clearly expressed in the artwork and the striking video clip, with which Goldkimono joins a long musical tradition. It pays homage to the Camp Lo album "Uptown Saturday Night", which in turn is an ode to the cover of the Marvin Gaye classic "I Want You". In the video of "Electric Swing" the artwork is brought to life. “This makes the artwork of the single and video clip primarily a cultural homage,” said Goldkimono. “The original cover is based on an artwork by Ernie Barnes, who often depicts people with their eyes closed in his work.      With this he symbolizes that we as humans are often blind to each other's humanity. Our version - both in the clip and on the cover - accentuates that collective human experience. "Electric Swing" has an extremely positive message. The uplifting and cheerful feeling of "Electric Swing" invites you to dance and move, to escape from everyday worries. The music allows you to transcend the ordinary. Clear your mind, let the magic of music enchant you. ”

THE BRITISH TRIO RELEASE THE TITLE TRACK FROM THE ALBUM TODAY
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THE BRITISH TRIO RELEASE THE TITLE TRACK FROM THE ALBUM TODAY

Music London Grammar today announce the release of their highly anticipated third studio album Californian Soil, for February 12 2021 on Ministry Of Sound. The brand new single, from the album of the same name, is out today and marks a certain transformation for the band. The announcement also arrives as the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album, Baby It’s You, hits the Radio 1 A List, following its release last month.     Watch the official video for Californian Soil, directed by Silent Tapes, here.     Californian Soil is the irrefutably beautiful third record from London Grammar, whose success and longevity as a band has traced the British pop graph for over a decade. Over the years however, success was not all it was meant to be, namely for frontwoman Hannah Reid, who’s perpetual first hand experience of misogyny in the music industry weighed heavy. However, with the support of her two friends and fellow bandmates Dan Rothman and Dot Major, Hannah has found the power to become the leader she needed to be for this new iteration of London Grammar.    ‘Misogyny is primitive,’ says frontwoman Hannah Reid, ‘which is why it is so hard to change. But it is also fearful. It’s about rejecting the thing in yourself which is vulnerable or feminine. Yet everybody has that thing.’  Reid continues, ‘This record is about gaining possession of my own life. You imagine success will be amazing. Then you see it from the inside and ask, why am I not controlling this thing? Why am I not allowed to be in control of it? And does that connect, in any way to being a woman? If so, how can I do that differently?  Californian Soil Track listing Intro Californian Soil Missing Lose Your Head Lord It’s A Feeling How Does It Feel Baby It’s You Call Your Friends All My Love Talking I Need The Night America   Pre-order the album here.   Following its premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record last month, the band released their return single Baby It’s You, arriving as the first piece of music the band released since their 2017 #1 selling album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. The single, which is co-produced by George FitzGerald, received mass critical acclaim upon release and hit an impressive 40 plus New Music Friday’s across the globe. The single is currently playlisted on the Radio 1 A List. The band also performed the single and a stirring cover of The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights as part of Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month, last week.    Listen to the original version of Baby It’s You here.   Listen to the Kolsch version of Baby It’s You here.   The band will perform tonight on Later...With Jools Holland. The third time they have guested on the lauded BBC show.      London Grammar today announce the release of their highly anticipated third studio album Californian Soil, for February 12 2021 on Ministry Of Sound. The brand new single, from the album of the same name, is out today and marks a certain transformation for the band. The announcement also arrives as the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album, Baby It’s You, hits the Radio 1 A List, following its release last month.     Watch the official video for Californian Soil, directed by Silent Tapes, here.     Californian Soil is the irrefutably beautiful third record from London Grammar, whose success and longevity as a band has traced the British pop graph for over a decade. Over the years however, success was not all it was meant to be, namely for frontwoman Hannah Reid, who’s perpetual first hand experience of misogyny in the music industry weighed heavy. However, with the support of her two friends and fellow bandmates Dan Rothman and Dot Major, Hannah has found the power to become the leader she needed to be for this new iteration of London Grammar.    ‘Misogyny is primitive,’ says frontwoman Hannah Reid, ‘which is why it is so hard to change. But it is also fearful. It’s about rejecting the thing in yourself which is vulnerable or feminine. Yet everybody has that thing.’  Reid continues, ‘This record is about gaining possession of my own life. You imagine success will be amazing. Then you see it from the inside and ask, why am I not controlling this thing? Why am I not allowed to be in control of it? And does that connect, in any way to being a woman? If so, how can I do that differently?  Californian Soil Track listing Intro Californian Soil Missing Lose Your Head Lord It’s A Feeling How Does It Feel Baby It’s You Call Your Friends All My Love Talking I Need The Night America   Pre-order the album here.   Following its premiere as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record last month, the band released their return single Baby It’s You, arriving as the first piece of music the band released since their 2017 #1 selling album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing. The single, which is co-produced by George FitzGerald, received mass critical acclaim upon release and hit an impressive 40 plus New Music Friday’s across the globe. The single is currently playlisted on the Radio 1 A List. The band also performed the single and a stirring cover of The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights as part of Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month, last week.    Listen to the original version of Baby It’s You here.   Listen to the Kolsch version of Baby It’s You here.   The band will perform tonight on Later...With Jools Holland. The third time they have guested on the lauded BBC show.     

Grammy-nominated Cosmic Gate announce virtual concert series
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Grammy-nominated Cosmic Gate announce virtual concert series

Music Grammy-nominated Cosmic Gate announce virtual concert series.     Thanks for talking to us guys – please tell us how you’ve been spending Quarantine time!   ThankYOU! We have been based in Miami and New York, Nic has been in NYC with his girlfriend cooking a lot and I have been in Miami trying to enjoy the sunshine; I’ve also taken up biking for endurance training which is also a great way to keep my mind stimulated and my mental health positive. It’s not been easy throughout this period, for anyone I think, but we also hosted livestreams from our cities respectively, first pool-side at an apartment complex in Miami so people could enjoy this from their balconies and adhere to all the necessary guidelines, over to Nic playing some big hits from the stunning New York skyline – you can catch both on our Youtube Channel and we hope wherever you are, these bring some joy and party spirits to your home to enjoy!     Were you still able to create while being quarantined? Did keeping creating keep you guys sane, or even planning for the future at a time like now?   We are always creating, from finalizing our Andrew Bayer collab ‘The Launch’ on Anjuna Beats, over to creating and excecuting our ‘Cosmic Gate In Concert’ virtual series that we’re streaming to fans on October 3rdand October 17th; if you can’t make it to a Cosmic Gate show, we’re gonna make it come to you!      Tell us about the two-part ‘Cosmic Gate In Concert Series’ you guys have also recently announced, happening this October! You’ve taken the party online and global, it seems!   For sure! We spent our time with our team,working on a new livestreaming concept. We teamed up with the venue The Temple House Miami, famed for it’s 360 degree visual mapping and visual artform, who customized some stunning visuals for every track of our sets and got Buster Digital Media on board for production, filming and editing. The final product makes us really proud, we recorded two sets – first one called “Your Mind” including our latest releases, new music and what is hot in our record box. Second set – “The Classics” set featuring our most cherished tracks of 20 Years of Cosmic Gate and some those tunes from back in the days we love the most. Being able to plan this and do something special for our fans to connect in a unique way really kept us motivated during these challenging times so we hope you guys can join us, too!     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of music?    I think it won’t be the same for a good while now, at least until a vaccine or medicine is found. Many people within the industry are projecting that there will be no live events (at least to the level they were pre-Corona) until at least 2022 – but luckily there are some great promoters and organisers around the world who are revolutionizing the way shows are hosted, with distancing, taking parties to daytime locations where only support bubbles or households can mix, keeping things safe for everyone involved. It’s great to see how quickly people, fans, artists, everyone, has adapted – but things are not the same. I really hope we can see the support and positivity needed for everyone over the next few months.      And looking back to your career – you guys have won many accolades personally, such as a Grammy-nomination!- as well as collaborating with huge artists and standing the test of time. Can you pick a favourite career moment?   Yeah, the Grammy-nomination for our remix of Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘Only Road’ was a real pinch-me moment, something we will cherish forever! I think for us, the thing we are most proud of is standing the test of time in our own right, finding fans that have stayed with us throughout the years of evolving genres and sounds – trance fans are super loyal and are a family-style community - makes it all worthwhile to share in that passion.      What have your other projects been throughout this crazy year? How have you been keeping people grooving?    We’ve still been working hard on releases and remixes, as always! We recently had the chance to rework Joe Smooth’s seminal hit ‘Promised Land’ with a deeper, melodic feel that still tips into trance, some nice repetition and bringing in a fresh take on the classic with a Cosmic Gate touch! We’ve been getting some really great feedback from fans and DJs so it’s great to bring some party vibes to the people! As well as this, we also just released our long-awaited collaboration with Andrew Beyer on Anjuna Beats with ‘The Launch’! Lot’s more new music coming very soon and to stay up to date make sure you follow us on our social media – thanks guys!     Tickets are on sale now at -https://www.tixr.com/groups/cosmicgate/ Grammy-nominated Cosmic Gate announce virtual concert series.     Thanks for talking to us guys – please tell us how you’ve been spending Quarantine time!   ThankYOU! We have been based in Miami and New York, Nic has been in NYC with his girlfriend cooking a lot and I have been in Miami trying to enjoy the sunshine; I’ve also taken up biking for endurance training which is also a great way to keep my mind stimulated and my mental health positive. It’s not been easy throughout this period, for anyone I think, but we also hosted livestreams from our cities respectively, first pool-side at an apartment complex in Miami so people could enjoy this from their balconies and adhere to all the necessary guidelines, over to Nic playing some big hits from the stunning New York skyline – you can catch both on our Youtube Channel and we hope wherever you are, these bring some joy and party spirits to your home to enjoy!     Were you still able to create while being quarantined? Did keeping creating keep you guys sane, or even planning for the future at a time like now?   We are always creating, from finalizing our Andrew Bayer collab ‘The Launch’ on Anjuna Beats, over to creating and excecuting our ‘Cosmic Gate In Concert’ virtual series that we’re streaming to fans on October 3rdand October 17th; if you can’t make it to a Cosmic Gate show, we’re gonna make it come to you!      Tell us about the two-part ‘Cosmic Gate In Concert Series’ you guys have also recently announced, happening this October! You’ve taken the party online and global, it seems!   For sure! We spent our time with our team,working on a new livestreaming concept. We teamed up with the venue The Temple House Miami, famed for it’s 360 degree visual mapping and visual artform, who customized some stunning visuals for every track of our sets and got Buster Digital Media on board for production, filming and editing. The final product makes us really proud, we recorded two sets – first one called “Your Mind” including our latest releases, new music and what is hot in our record box. Second set – “The Classics” set featuring our most cherished tracks of 20 Years of Cosmic Gate and some those tunes from back in the days we love the most. Being able to plan this and do something special for our fans to connect in a unique way really kept us motivated during these challenging times so we hope you guys can join us, too!     How do you think Covid-19 will affect the music industry both long-term and short-term? How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of music?    I think it won’t be the same for a good while now, at least until a vaccine or medicine is found. Many people within the industry are projecting that there will be no live events (at least to the level they were pre-Corona) until at least 2022 – but luckily there are some great promoters and organisers around the world who are revolutionizing the way shows are hosted, with distancing, taking parties to daytime locations where only support bubbles or households can mix, keeping things safe for everyone involved. It’s great to see how quickly people, fans, artists, everyone, has adapted – but things are not the same. I really hope we can see the support and positivity needed for everyone over the next few months.      And looking back to your career – you guys have won many accolades personally, such as a Grammy-nomination!- as well as collaborating with huge artists and standing the test of time. Can you pick a favourite career moment?   Yeah, the Grammy-nomination for our remix of Gabriel & Dresden’s ‘Only Road’ was a real pinch-me moment, something we will cherish forever! I think for us, the thing we are most proud of is standing the test of time in our own right, finding fans that have stayed with us throughout the years of evolving genres and sounds – trance fans are super loyal and are a family-style community - makes it all worthwhile to share in that passion.      What have your other projects been throughout this crazy year? How have you been keeping people grooving?    We’ve still been working hard on releases and remixes, as always! We recently had the chance to rework Joe Smooth’s seminal hit ‘Promised Land’ with a deeper, melodic feel that still tips into trance, some nice repetition and bringing in a fresh take on the classic with a Cosmic Gate touch! We’ve been getting some really great feedback from fans and DJs so it’s great to bring some party vibes to the people! As well as this, we also just released our long-awaited collaboration with Andrew Beyer on Anjuna Beats with ‘The Launch’! Lot’s more new music coming very soon and to stay up to date make sure you follow us on our social media – thanks guys!     Tickets are on sale now at -https://www.tixr.com/groups/cosmicgate/

OCEANS RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE ‘CEREAL’!
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OCEANS RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE ‘CEREAL’!

Music After a period without releasing music, Oceans burst back onto the scene recently with his new single ‘Cereal’. With previous singles ‘Deep Blue’ and ‘Cold Aint For Me’ proving huge successes, and the latter standing at over 26 million streams on Spotify alone, Oceans aims to pick up where he left off with this latest single. We’re excited to share with you the exclusive premiere of the music video below, which is set across stunning locations including Copenhagen and the Scottish Highland. The video ties ties together his love for music, travel and lifestyle, as he teams up with brands such as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bodaskins, and MATE. Bike. for this impressive production. We grabbed a few words with him around his new single, the music video and future plans…   watch the video: https://youtu.be/xE3oLab7lSs   Thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How has this crazy year been for you first of all? Hey! Thanks for having me and of course! Oh, goodness! It has truly been turbulent, unexpected and stressful. I was sure that 2020 was going to bring positive change and transition to my life and it did in every way but it’s just such a shame that I’ve been unable to travel as much as normal. We had so much planned! The disease is a real thing though, and I do hope it passes soon. During quarantine I actually wrote a lot of music, Cereal included. I also set up my record label “The Oceans Own” and set forth on my journey to share the next five songs with you!   We love your latest single ‘Cereal’, what was the inspiration behind it?  Thank you so much! Its also one of my personal favourites and it came about honestly from eating cereal and my genuine love for cereal! I was thinking to myself, how can I write a song about these sweet, colourful little munchies and then I pulled the guitar out! I ended up basing the story on what it feels like to break up and how that affected my living habits. We’ve all been there so I got myself in that direction of writing and once I was clear on my story, it just came super naturally. I love a sad song that makes you feel happy, but this song came almost too quickly for me to even write lyrics. I made it right there in the living room with just the MacBook, a microphone and some candles. I get inspired easily and from the weirdest and simplest things!     The music video is amazing, good work on that. We’re told you directed and produced this video yourself, that is impressive, have you always taken control of your creative output and image? Thanks again, I really appreciate that! It’s a special feeling to be in the drivers seat with everything I do around my project and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but if I’m honest, right now I’ve got no other choice. I left my previous record label because I felt they weren’t really about building my brand with me. Since the first record, Cold Ain’t For Me, I always had a clear visual in my mind for Oceans and I’ll always have that travel, lifestyle vibe about my videos. I’m also really blessed to have the partners I do involved in this project like Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bodaskins and MATE. Bike. I’m happy they believe in my vision and I would like to continue making visuals that explore my concepts! It’s a good bit of fun too!    What story did you want to convey through the music video? It seems fun but was there a message you wanted to run through it? For me, the story of Cereals video is that when something is not right, you have a good amount of time to digest that and understand that you were in the wrong position. Watching the TV, eating cereal (or another snack of preference) and being a lazy boy for a minute helped not only myself, but a lot of guys get through their breakups.  The dream sequence and having this adventure with the girl from the TV show is kind of a glimpse at a possible future or a desire that we all have inside somewhere. Companionship and a travel buddy to go around with and share experiences is what all of us lonely people want when we don’t have a significant other. Bumping into the same girl I was dreaming about in real life is also a simple twist I wanted to have to the ending, and that to the viewers hopefully suggests that we must get out and get over issues of our past to move forward. Also, you NEVER know when you could meet the one!   ‘Cereal’ is the first track you’ve released in a while, do you have any new releases or other projects in the pipeline? Absolutely! The next song, “Unhappy Birthday” drops on the 2ndOctober and I’m really excited to share that with the world. Following shortly after, there are another 4 confirmed singles and videos that ultimately sum up the new direction I’m going toward artistically. I’m aiming to be playing my songs live next year if/when this craziness passes and I’m also promising new visual material and plenty of summer, travel, lifestyle vibes in the upcoming music.     After a period without releasing music, Oceans burst back onto the scene recently with his new single ‘Cereal’. With previous singles ‘Deep Blue’ and ‘Cold Aint For Me’ proving huge successes, and the latter standing at over 26 million streams on Spotify alone, Oceans aims to pick up where he left off with this latest single. We’re excited to share with you the exclusive premiere of the music video below, which is set across stunning locations including Copenhagen and the Scottish Highland. The video ties ties together his love for music, travel and lifestyle, as he teams up with brands such as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bodaskins, and MATE. Bike. for this impressive production. We grabbed a few words with him around his new single, the music video and future plans…   watch the video: https://youtu.be/xE3oLab7lSs   Thanks for taking the time to speak to us! How has this crazy year been for you first of all? Hey! Thanks for having me and of course! Oh, goodness! It has truly been turbulent, unexpected and stressful. I was sure that 2020 was going to bring positive change and transition to my life and it did in every way but it’s just such a shame that I’ve been unable to travel as much as normal. We had so much planned! The disease is a real thing though, and I do hope it passes soon. During quarantine I actually wrote a lot of music, Cereal included. I also set up my record label “The Oceans Own” and set forth on my journey to share the next five songs with you!   We love your latest single ‘Cereal’, what was the inspiration behind it?  Thank you so much! Its also one of my personal favourites and it came about honestly from eating cereal and my genuine love for cereal! I was thinking to myself, how can I write a song about these sweet, colourful little munchies and then I pulled the guitar out! I ended up basing the story on what it feels like to break up and how that affected my living habits. We’ve all been there so I got myself in that direction of writing and once I was clear on my story, it just came super naturally. I love a sad song that makes you feel happy, but this song came almost too quickly for me to even write lyrics. I made it right there in the living room with just the MacBook, a microphone and some candles. I get inspired easily and from the weirdest and simplest things!     The music video is amazing, good work on that. We’re told you directed and produced this video yourself, that is impressive, have you always taken control of your creative output and image? Thanks again, I really appreciate that! It’s a special feeling to be in the drivers seat with everything I do around my project and I wouldn’t have it any other way, but if I’m honest, right now I’ve got no other choice. I left my previous record label because I felt they weren’t really about building my brand with me. Since the first record, Cold Ain’t For Me, I always had a clear visual in my mind for Oceans and I’ll always have that travel, lifestyle vibe about my videos. I’m also really blessed to have the partners I do involved in this project like Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Bodaskins and MATE. Bike. I’m happy they believe in my vision and I would like to continue making visuals that explore my concepts! It’s a good bit of fun too!    What story did you want to convey through the music video? It seems fun but was there a message you wanted to run through it? For me, the story of Cereals video is that when something is not right, you have a good amount of time to digest that and understand that you were in the wrong position. Watching the TV, eating cereal (or another snack of preference) and being a lazy boy for a minute helped not only myself, but a lot of guys get through their breakups.  The dream sequence and having this adventure with the girl from the TV show is kind of a glimpse at a possible future or a desire that we all have inside somewhere. Companionship and a travel buddy to go around with and share experiences is what all of us lonely people want when we don’t have a significant other. Bumping into the same girl I was dreaming about in real life is also a simple twist I wanted to have to the ending, and that to the viewers hopefully suggests that we must get out and get over issues of our past to move forward. Also, you NEVER know when you could meet the one!   ‘Cereal’ is the first track you’ve released in a while, do you have any new releases or other projects in the pipeline? Absolutely! The next song, “Unhappy Birthday” drops on the 2ndOctober and I’m really excited to share that with the world. Following shortly after, there are another 4 confirmed singles and videos that ultimately sum up the new direction I’m going toward artistically. I’m aiming to be playing my songs live next year if/when this craziness passes and I’m also promising new visual material and plenty of summer, travel, lifestyle vibes in the upcoming music.    

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