Tag Archives: Kaskade

Another New One From Dragonette: “Body 2 Body”

Photo Credit: Gabe Ayala

Photo Credit: Gabe Ayala

On the heels of 2014’s acclaimed full-length Bodyparts which landed them a captivating performance on Good Morning America as well as collaborations with Kaskade, Galantis, Big Data, Martin Solveig among others, Canadian electro-pop trio Dragonette have made a valiant return with their fourth studio album Royal Blues to be released worldwide on November 11.

Strapped with a joyous energy yet tinged with melancholy undertones, the record is perfectly timed to keep listeners warm while the winter months creep in. “Body 2 Body” is a bass-driven silky lovesick banger that touches upon the universal struggle of letting go. Directed by Alison Honey Woods with dance and improvised choreography by Alex Crenian and Miles Faber, the “Body 2 Body” lyric video is posted below for you to check out.


Royal Blues is an irresistibly hook-laden, dancefloor-ready celebration of wisdom that only comes from life experience. To celebrate the release, the band will embark on a 22-date North American tour making stops in Boston, LA, Chicago, Portland, Toronto and more. Be sure to catch the powerhouse pop trio live in a city near you!

Tour Dates:
* = w/ Lowell
^ = w/ Gibbz

11/9: Waterloo, ON @ Maxwell’s*
11/10: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre*
11/11: Montréal, QC @ Théâtre Fairmount*
11/12: Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre*
11/16: Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret*
11/17: Saskatoon, SK @ Louis’ Pub*
11/18: Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room*
11/19: Calgary, AB @ The Gateway at SAIT*
11/22: Kelowna, BC @ Sapphire Nightclub*
11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Imperial*
11/24: Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub*
11/26: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
11/27: Seattle, WA @ Neumos ^
11/29: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent ^
11/30: West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre ^
12/2: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar ^
12/3: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater ^
12/5: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
12/6: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ^
12/8: Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar ^
12/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw ^
12/11: Boston, MA @ Royale Boston ^

Leave a comment

Filed under dance, Highly Anticipated, new albums, Shows, video

Galantis & Hook N Sling – “Love On Me”

albumart

Hook N Sling has teamed up with international duo Galantis for “Love On Me,” their new collaboration out now on Big Beat Records.

Since remixing ‘Gold Dust’ for Galantis last year, we’ve been talking about collaborating on something. ‘Love On Me’ is here!” – Hook N Sling

“Love On Me” has the makings of yet another bonafide hit for the native Australian to add to his seemingly endless catalog of successful releases. The bubbly pop single features an irresistible vocal sample, reminiscent of a perfect sun-shining day. Hook’s studio chemistry with Galantis is impressively on display throughout the song, featuring a steel drum beat that doubles as the melody, along with hook-laden vocals and a massive drop that’s destined for club play for years to come.

This release comes at an exciting time for Hook N’ Sling aka Anthony Maniscalco. His proven history of releasing chart-topping records that cut through the saturated electronic dance music space show a constant evolution to his sound, staying two steps ahead of the game at every turn. With an ARIA Music Awards nomination, a DMC Buzz Chart #1, a Beatport #1, and a Hypem #1 under his belt, Hook N’ Sling continues to make a statement as to the versatile appeal of his music. He’s earned tens of millions of spins across Youtube and Spotify, earning support from respected peers like Kaskade, Axwell, Don Diablo, The Chainsmokers, and more.

Leave a comment

Filed under Awesome, dance, listen, video, Whoa!

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

1 Comment

Filed under Shows, video

Brand New: Dragonette – “The Right Woman”

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Highly Anticipated, listen, Newest Love, Shows, Whoa!

IDENTITY Festival: $20 Tickets TODAY only

Skullcandy is bringing you $20 General Admission tickets to ANY of the IDentity Festival shows for 20 Hours this Wednesday, July 13th only!

Starting at 9am local time, you have only 20 hours to grab a ticket to any IDENTITY Festival show to see Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, DJ Shadow, Avicii, Afrojack, Rusko, the Crystal Method, the Disco Biscuits, Steve Lawler and TONS MORE!

Go to the website for all the info you need

Cities where IDentity Fest is coming

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Events, Highly Anticipated, Holy Freaking Crap!, Shows, Whoa!