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Video: Martin Solveig – “Hey Now”

Martin Solveig returns to the spotlight with yet another masterful slice of musical and video genius, bursting at the seams with all the essential ingredients you’d expect from one of France’s most prolific, hard working and diverse exports.

Following the inescapable hysteria that was “Hello” – with over 1.2 million copies sold in the US to date – and the ensuing “SMASH” album and video series, this latest offering is gathering pace at an unprecedented rate. “Hey Now” – out now on Big Beat Records – is the first of several collaborations Solveig has lined up for 2013, as he takes a more experimental approach to making and delivering the music and videos he is oh so famous for. Smattered with that Solveig pop frivolity and fun factor we’ve all grown to love, lashings of big bass, synth, Solveig wizardry and that all-important ‘hum-along’ factor, “Hey Now” the record and indeed video has it all!

Having already received huge support from DJs (David Guetta, Diplo, Madeon, Kaskade, Bingo players and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to name just a few) and radio shows across the world, Martin’s unique take on unadulterated fun is showing all the right signs of becoming a must-have track for the impending summer. Combining his own trademark sounds with those from The Cataracs and new kid on the block Kyle, this release has all the hallmarks of a bona fide Martin Solveig smash.

With remixes already in from the likes of Carnage and Laidback Luke, and with further edits from Lemâitre and Tommie Sunshine to come – there’s sure to be something for everyone. The single and video is out on right now with exclusive remix package to follow over the coming weeks.

Martin Solveig North America Tour Dates:

May 29 – NYC @ Marquee
May 31 – San Francisco @ Ruby Skye
June 1- Las Vegas @ Encore Beach Club
June 1 – Las Vegas @ XS
July 11 – Quebec City @ Festival D’ete De Quebec
July 12 – Los Angeles @ Avalon
Aug 30 – NYC @ Electric Zoo

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Tour Alert: The Presets, Dragonette and Classixx

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This May, The Presets and Dragonette come together for an extensive co-headline across North America. Although coming from opposite sides of the world (Australia and Canada respectively), both share recognition globally for their electric live shows – hailed by audiences and critics as infectious, dynamic and irrepressible.

The Presets tour this May in support of their recently released album Pacifica. Featuring ten prismatic, synth-laced songs, Pacifica ventures boldly into new, uncharted musical territories, traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion.

Fresh from US dates with Major Lazer, Dragonette will be showcasing material from their latest long player Bodyparts. From emotion-packed ballads to fist-pumping anthems, Bodyparts fuses heavy-hitting electro rhythms with pulsing beats, and sing-along choruses.

The Presets captured the world’s imagination with their blitzkrieg sophomore Apocalypso. Spawning five hit singles and Triple Platinum sales in Australia, Apocalypso set dizzying new heights for dance music in Australia. The single “My People” is the longest charting Australian single in ARIA chart history. Pacifica is following suit – acclaimed Album of The Year in a dozen Australian publications, and the single “Ghosts” recently awarded Single of the Year (Readers’ Choice) for at the 4th annual Australian Rolling Stone Awards.

Dragonette has also racked up an impressive list of accomplishments in the past year: a JUNO Award win for their hit single “Hello,” a live performance on Good Morning America, and a second JUNO nomination for Dance Recording of the Year for Bodyparts.

The bands will be joined in most markets by acclaimed LA duo, Classixx, performing tracks live from their upcoming debut Hanging Gardens, a svelte selection of impossibly sunny grooves, expertly crafted for road trips, pool parties and dance clubs (All shows except Salt Lake City, Phoenix and San Francisco).

Tour Dates:

05/04 9:30 CLUB  WASHINGTON, DC (THE PRESETS ONLY)*
05/05 UNION TRANSFER  PHILADELPHIA, PA*
05/07 PARADISE ROCK CLUB  BOSTON, MA*
05/08 TERMINAL 5  NEW YORK, NY*
05/09 LE NATIONAL  MONTREAL, QC*
05/10 THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL  TORONTO, ON*
05/12 THE VOGUE THEATRE  INDIANAPOLIS, IN*
05/13 NEWPORT MUSIC HALL COLUMBUS, OH*
05/14 MAJESTIC THEATRE  MADISON, WI*
05/15 FIRST AVENUE  MINNEAPOLIS, MN*
05/17 THE GRANADA  LAWRENCE, MO*
05/18 OGDEN THEATRE  DENVER, CO*
05/19 THE DEPOT  SALT LAKE CITY, UT
05/20 MARQUEE THEATRE TEMPE, AZ
05/21 AVALON  LOS ANGELES, CA*
05/24FOX THEATER  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
05/25 MY LIFE EVERY DAY  SAN DIEGO, CA (THE PRESETS ONLY)
05/25 NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL EL PASO, TX (DRAGONETTE ONLY)
05/26 SASQUATCH FESTIVAL  GEORGE, WA (THE PRESETS ONLY)

*with Classixx

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Brand New: Dragonette – “The Right Woman”

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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

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