Click the image to listen to "Let It Go" (Faustix & Imanos remix) and check out an interview w/ Dragonette on Rolling Stone!
Canadian electro-pop trio Dragonette burst onto the music scene with their infectious hit “Hello,” a collaboration with Martin Solveig. The song hit Top 10 in over 30 countries as well as achieving platinum status in the US and scoring the band a JUNO Award. An energetic pop anthem with a pulsing beat, Dragonette unleashed the Let It Go single earlier this month complete with remixes by Laidback Luke, The Knocks and Faustix & Imanos. Along with the recently released single “The Right Woman,” which was featured on Diane Von Furstenberg’s compilation Proud To Be Woman Vol. 3, Let It Go marks the first of many new tracks to come from the Toronto band as they gear up to release a new full-length. Written and produced by Dragonette, Let It Go is a club-worthy track with a fist-pumping chorus and infectious rhythm. Bridging the gap between 2009’s Fixin To Thrill and the band’s highly anticipated third studio album, Let It Go is available on iTunes, Beatport and all digital retailers.
Download: Dragonette – “Let It Go” (Faustix & Imanos remix) (in exchange for an email address)
When Martin Solveig’s live performance of ‘The Night Out’ at Radio 1’s celebration of Pete Tong’s 20 years at the station prompted the veteran disc jockey to ask for a copy pronto, it gave a clear indicator that the record – written, produced and performed by Solveig – had a very bright future.
Several months on, and having contributed heavily on Madonna’s latest studio album, ‘MDNA’ – including the lead single ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ featuring Nicki Minaj and MIA – Solveig’s focus returns once again to his ‘SMASH’ project. ‘The Night Out’ E.P is packed to the seams with a raft of remixes and bonus material that’ll cater to all fans, both new and old.
The A-Trak remix set the ball rolling having topped the Hype Machine as well as receiving full support from both Annie Mac and Pete Tong over recent weeks. Always keen to exploit up and coming talent, Solveig also welcomes in newcomers TheFatRat for what will be a firm favourite in big arenas, as well as new duo Maison & Dragen.
Martin’s own take on A-trak’s remix makes for great aural pleasure, and then comes the inclusion of ‘Can’t Stop’ into the package, providing another slab of pure pop fun from Martin Solveig & Dragonette. Throw in a truly awesome instrumental version of Ready 2 Go (Initial SHE version), a Don Diablo take on ‘Hello’ with the rapper iSH (Why Are We Whispering remix) AND finally the Les Bros remix of ‘Big in Japan’ and the realisation will dawn that this is indeed one hell of an E.P.
Danny Avila, the 16-year-old Spanish DJ and producer who recently floored clubbers in London and Germany with astonishing debut performances alongside the likes of Fedde le Grand
and Martin Solveig
, announced today his official summer residency at Blue
The iconic venue, which each year plays host to the beautiful, the jet-set and the who’s who of Balearic royalty, welcomes Avila as their youngest ever resident – and in doing so adds its weight to the growing numbers inside the industry swiftly touting Danny as one of the most exciting talents to hit house for years.
To give you just a taste of what Blue Marlin can expect from Avila, check out his official video from Ministry of Sound in London. Making his first ever UK appearance at the express invitation of le Grand for the Dutchman’s roadblock Takeover party back in February, his two and a half hour set blew the capital’s collective clubbing mind. In the words of one London clubber, “Danny Avila was the madness – he’s one of the DJs of the year!”
Click to go listen to "The Right Woman"
Dragonette have spent the last two years working on special and successful collaborations. “Fire In Your New Shoes, ” their pairing with Kaskade, was a huge club hit worldwide, and one of the 4 songs they did with French DJ Martin Solveig, “Hello,” was a pop hit across the globe, going Top 10 in over 30 countries, achieving platinum status in the USA, getting synched 150 times in the process, and leading to Mr. Solveig producing Madonna. Now the band turn their attention to their own material again.
Preparing to release two brand new tunes this March, today sees the unveiling of Dragonette’s “The Right Woman” which appears on Proud to be Woman Vol. 3, a compilation put together by Diane von Furstenberg in celebration of International Women’s Day. The compilation will be released both digitally and as a limited edition Play button. All proceeds from the compilation benefit Vital Voices, an organization dedicated to empowering women worldwide. The track is a collaboration with producer Felix Blowxsom, who has worked with Sia and Empire of the Sun, and produces, remixes, and DJs under the Plastic Plates moniker. Check out some of his tracks here.
The band is also readying the video for the first proper new single “Let It Go” to be unleashed at the end of the month.
Listen to “The Right Woman” streaming HERE and you can purchase it HERE.
In conjunction with these releases, and in the lead-up to the release of Dragonette’s 3rd album (which is almost done!), Dan, Tina, and Joel are hitting the road to play a combination of new tracks and old favorites, stopping at SXSW and Coachella along the way. They will also pop in to the Juno Awards, where they’ll perform “Hello” and see if their nomination turns into their first win!
Dragonette Tour Dates
- Fri Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Windish Agency Showcase @ Mohawk (Outside)
- Fri Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW – Warp Magazine Showcase @ Friends
- Sat Mar 17 – More BBQ
- 3/21: Kingston, ON @ The Ale House – BUY TICKETS
- 3/23: Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Awards – BUY TICKETS
- 3/23: Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton – BUY TICKETS
- 3/24: Waterloo, ON @ The Starlight – BUY TICKETS
- 3/28: Halifax, NS @ Pacifico – BUY TICKETS
- 3/30: St. Johns, NL @ Club One – Tickets Available at the Door
- 4/1: Ottawa, ON – Juno Awards @ Scotiabank Place – BUY TICKETS
- 4/6: Miami, FL @ The Mansion – BUY TICKETS
- 4/7: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – SOLD OUT
- 4/14: Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival @ Empire Polo Club - SOLD OUT
- 4/19: Whistler, BC – World Ski & Snowboard Festival @ Skier’s Plaza – FREE SHOW
- 4/21: Indio, CA – Coachella Music Festival @ Empire Polo Club - SOLD OUT
“I might not have slept, but I woke up a superstar.”
Complete with freshly washed headbands, newly strung tennis rackets and a following of Japanese girls (read: Idoling!!!) – Martin and his “manageur” hit Japan for a whirlwind tour of all that is on offer! Cruising their way through busy streets, crowded swimming pools and Geisha parlours, Martin Solveig
cooks up a storm with fans on the street and in the same breath gets taken to the floor by ‘Inglourious Basterds
’ star, Melanie Laurent.
“Big In Japan” will be released on iTunes over the coming weeks.
In consideration of Japan, and the events of earlier this year; Martin will make a personal donation to the Red Cross
in aid of their efforts.
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