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Pixie Lott & Anton Powers – Baby

After a short break away from music, British singer-songwriter Pixie Lott is back with a bang and drops her brand new single Baby this Friday!

Pixie has teamed up with DJ Anton Powers for Baby, an uplifting dance smash that is sure to be all over the dancefloors this Summer. The 26-year-old, who has scored three #1’s and sold over 1.6 million albums worldwide, is back to what she does best and this is proof that she is one of the best vocalists the UK has to offer.

Speaking of the single, Pixie added:

“I’ve been away in the studio for the past few months and I can’t wait for my fans to hear everything I’ve been working on – it feels like a new chapter for me. I had a lot of fun working with Anton on Baby. We first met years ago when he remixed my song Gravity but we bumped into each other in Ibiza last Summer and I knew he was someone I wanted to work with again.”

Pixie and Anton will premiere Baby on TV this coming weekend with a very special performance on ITV’s The Voice Final. Baby will also be launched to radio and clubs the same weekend so will undoubtedly start rising up the airplay and streaming charts in the coming weeks.

During her break, Pixie showed no signs of slowing down. She spent months in the studio, quietly working on her fourth studio album due for release in 2018. Always keen to broaden her talents, she also made a move into acting, starring as Holly Golighty in Breakfast At Tiffany’s to rave reviews. She also turned her attention to fashion, making her catwalk debut at the Dolce & Gabbana A/W show last month and shooting for international titles Paper and US Esquire, out this month. She was also announced as a Coach on the first season of The Voice Kids, alongside will.i.am and Danny Jones, which hits our screens this Summer.

Pixie has delivered 3 UK number-one singles, sold over four million tracks, embarked on numerous worldwide tours, sold 1.6 million albums worldwide and written songs for some of the world’s biggest stars including Selena Gomez. Pixie has collaborated with legendary artists including Stevie Wonder and John Legend. Her songs have been used as the soundtrack to countless movies and she has received in excess of 65 million YouTube views. She is a four-time BRIT Award nominee and the winner of two MTV European Music Awards.

Anton is one of the UK’s most in demand DJs and producers and has rocked some of the biggest venues and festivals in the world including Amnesia, Pacha, Creamfields and Tomorrowland. His collaboration with Philip George on Alone No More reached #4 on the Official Singles Chart and clocked up over 400,000 sales and 27 million streams on Spotify alone. Anton’s recent album Power House topped the UK Compilation Charts earlier this month. As a member of Cahill, he has remixed for some of the world’s biggest artists including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Cheryl and Ellie Goulding.

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Alma – Chasing Highs

Stream/download here: https://lnk.to/chasinghighs

Alma’s extraordinary soulful voice and sharply observed lyrics hit somewhere between Sia and Amy Winehouse. Perhaps understandably the world wants to know where and the how the 21-year-old Finnish powerhouse (currently working with MNEK, Rudimental, Charlie XCX, Sub Focus and 2 Inch Punch) began her career in music. “I don’t think I ever really started,” Alma recalls:

“It’s just when I was little, I understood that singing made me feel things. It made me feel safe, it made me feel good, it made me feel better. It’s how I’ve survived everything, cliché as that sounds.”

Alma needn’t worry about clichés: with her long, electric-neon hair, baggy punk attire and ‘zeros fucks’ magnetic attitude she is everything but the stereotypical pop princess.

“She looks like a cybergoth reimagining of a young Adele and sounds like Beth Ditto had she been raised on tropical house…”

…The Observer wrote recently – they hit the nail on the head.

Germany’s Sony/ATV Music Publishing heard the demos and immediately signed her. But “Finns are naturally pessimistic” Alma explains, so she didn’t let herself get too hopeful. She also wasn’t sure if she was going to be a songwriter or a performer. “But in time, I started to understand that people were really digging my voice and my words together.” She signed with Universal, but still didn’t believe she could break outside of Northern Europe until “my managers and I showed my songs to the Universal UK team and to Republic (now her US label) in New York, and they were like, ‘Fuck yeah!’” Alma’s debut EP, 2016’s Dye My Hair, makes it pretty obvious why, with three euphoric and intricate productions (and one acoustic version) bolstered by her phenomenal voice.

‘Chasing Highs’ is out now.

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offaiah – Run

OFFAIAH UNVEILS ‘RUN’ – THE INFECTIOUS FOLLOW UP TO LAST SUMMER’S HOTTEST DANCEFLOOR HIT– ‘TROUBLE’

OUT FRIDAY 3RD MARCH THROUGH POSITIVA / VIRGIN EMI

LISTEN & SHARE: https://offaiah.lnk.to/Run

OFFAIAH, the enigmatic producer who rose to prominence last year with the definitive club track of the summer, ‘Trouble’, makes his highly anticipated return this March with ‘Run’.

A kaleidoscope of sound, ‘Run’ entices from the start leading with a piano heavy melody and an infectious flute hook, cementing it as another bonafide floor-filler for the anonymous producer.

Last summer, ‘Trouble’ lit up dancefloors across the world from Ibiza to London to Miami to Cape Town with exceptional momentum. But the record’s success was not confined to nightclub walls – ‘Trouble’ went on to pick up more than 20 million streams and over 350 plays on BBC Radio 1 from all the key tastemakers including Annie Mac, Danny Howard, Pete Tong, Huw Stephens, Grimmy, Clara Amfo and Greg James.

OFFAIAH’s sophomore single ‘Run’ is set to be another dancefloor hit for this summer.

LISTEN TO ‘RUN’: https://offaiah.lnk.to/Run

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Gryffin & Illenium – Feel Good (ft. Daya)

STREAM/DOWNLOAD HERE: http://smarturl.it/FeelGoodGryffin

Last year, L.A.-based producer Gryffin delivered two heavy-hitting singles that showcased his deeply melodic take on dance music. With both tracks built on a graceful fusion of indie and electronic elements, “Heading Home (ft. Josef Salvat)” shot to #1 on Spotify’s US and Global Viral charts, while “Whole Heart” (a collaboration with Bipolar Sunshine) hit #2 on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. Also known for turning out several of the biggest remixes in recent years—including his masterly reworkings of Tove Lo’s “Talking Body,” CHVRCHES’ “Clearest Blue,” and Years & Years’ “Desire”—Gryffin is now offering up his latest original track and bringing his boundary-shattering artistry to bold new heights.

Emotionally charged and irresistibly high-energy, the aptly named “Feel Good” is powered by hypnotic melody, massive beats, and a magnetic vocal performance from singer/songwriter Daya. Fresh off her Grammy Award win for “Don’t Let Me Down” (the multi-platinum smash that earned 2017’s Best Dance Recording prize), Daya lends her soulful vocals to Gryffin’s immaculate arrangement of heavy synth and delicate guitar work. In crafting that arrangement, Gryffin drew equally from his edgy ingenuity as a producer and his carefully honed musicality as a longtime guitarist and classically trained pianist.

“The lyrics that Daya came up with had so much intensity to them—writing about that significant other in your life who puts you in a positive, happy state of mind, even when bad things may be happening in your life or in the world. I wanted the production to reflect that intensity, but at the same time create a really positive vibe…”

…explains Dan Griffith, who’s made music under the name Gryffin since 2014. “My goal with the song was to find that balance, and I ended up hitting it by adding a lot of synth sounds I’d never used before, and by bringing in different guitar textures and then flipping them in a new way. That’s what the Gryffin project is about overall: making electronic music but using real guitar and real piano so that there’s this organic feeling to every song.”

Originally from the San Francisco area, Gryffin began his musical journey by taking up piano at age seven. In high school he added guitar to his repertoire in addition to writing his own music for the first time. While studying electrical engineering at University of Southern California, Gryffin broadened his sonic palette by diving into the world of electronic music and teaching himself production with a downloaded copy of Ableton. “I got started during a really exciting time for electronic music — I remember thinking I’d never heard sounds like that before,” recalls Gryffin, who lists the early work of artists like Skrillex and Avicii among his first influences. “It all felt so fresh and new to me, and I wanted to see if I could make music like that too.”

‘Feel Good’ is out now to stream and download.

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Ananya Birla – Livin’ The Life (Afrojack Remix)

Stream/download here: https://universalmusicindia.lnk.to/LivinTheLifeRemix

Since the November 2016 release of Ananya Birla’s debut international single “Livin’ The Life” on Universal Music Group, the single has crossed 2.5 million audio streams while the music video has been viewed over 5 million times on VEVO/YouTube. The single also peaked at a high #11 on the Shazam Top 100 India songs chart which is a tough chart especially for a brand new artist with an English song!

Riding high on this success story, the single is now officially remixed by world renowned Dutch DJ AFROJACK. The brilliant remix with Afrojack’s inimitable EDM stamp on it elevates the song further and takes it to a whole new level. To support the remix, there will be a music video which will soon launch on Ananya’s VEVO channel.

The remixed single will be released Worldwide on 3rd March`17 on Universal Music Group’s dance imprint PM:AM Recordings – a global dance network supporting established labels Virgin EMI, Island, Polydor, Astralwerks, Casablanca, AfterCluv and more. Ananya is the first Indian artiste to be released on PM:AM Recordings which is home to some of the biggest dance records from artists including Tiesto, Alesso, Jonas Blue, Afrojack, SEEB, Sigma, Axwell / Ingrosso, Martin Solvieg to name a few.

Sharing her excitement on the release of the official remix, Ananya Birla says:

“Music has always been my magic. It’s an artist’s dream to get their work remixed by Afrojack! I hope this track gets people on their feet, dancing! I want to convey a heartfelt message through an upbeat track. I am very grateful to PM:AM Recordings for having given me the opportunity. Devraj has been my mentor through it all and I would like to thank him and the entire UMI team. I want to continue to make and release music for as long as I possibly can. I hope my music can inspire people and touch their lives in a meaningful manner.”

Afrojack added:

“Music has the power to broaden horizons, I made this remix to try and show the potential of unexpected collaborations”.

Devraj Sanyal, Managing Director and CEO of the Universal Music Group in South Asia stated:

“We are thrilled to have Ananya as the first Indian artiste to get a worldwide release through PM:AM Recordings! It’s a huge moment and we are confident that this will open up doors for many more of our exciting new talent! To see the single being pushed in territories well beyond our shores is simply awesome. With this, we truly believe that Ananya is well on her way to achieve loads of success with her music and UMG will be right beside her mentoring and guiding her all through this very exciting journey!”

The Official AFROJACK Remix of “Livin’ The Life” will be released digitally worldwide on 3rd March`17 exclusively on PM:AM Recordings via the Universal Music Group.

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Seeb and R.City – Under Your Skin

LISTEN HERE: https://Seeb.lnk.to/UnderYourSkin_RCity

Worldwide chart toppers Seeb, now release their exciting new single, in collaboration with R City, “Under Your Skin” via Sky Music/Universal Music. The upbeat vocals, soft synth melodies, and thumping bass-line come together to make a track which is perfect for festival season. “Under Your Skin” has already been selected as the official theme song for the X-Games Norway 2017 in Oslo from March 8-12th. The trio will be performing the new single live at the X-Games on Saturday, March 11th. This will be televised and broadcast live in over 110 countries by ESPN.

“We’re so honoured to have had our new single ‘Under Your Skin’ chosen as the official theme song of the X-Games this year and we are thrilled to be asked to perform it live on TV in front of millions of viewers this Saturday! This event showcases some of the best athletes in the world and it is so inspiring for us to have even a small part in that incredible celebration. On March 11th we hope to add to that energy and give everyone, not only in the area but also at home, a show they will not soon forget!

Based in Oslo, Norway, Simen, Espen and Nick have, until recently, been working as producers and songwriters, with several chart-topping tracks under their belts. Seeb released their first remixes in the spring of 2015. They soon had a Hype Machine #1 track with their fresh take on Kiesza´s “Cut Me Loose”, introducing their trademark cutting edge vocal tweaks and treatments. This was followed by a remix of Shawn Mendes “Stitches”, before they dropped their interpretation of Mike Posner´s track “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”. The now famous remix exploded on Spotify, giving the trio international traction almost overnight. It rose rapidly up the Global Spotify Charts and even sat as high as #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Their debut single “Breathe” was released in March 2016 and already has amassed over 78 million streaming plays on Spotify. Their remix of Coldplay’s ”Hymn For The Weekend” currently sits in the Spotify Global Top 30 with over 282 million streams. Their next single ”What Do You Love” debuted live at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California and has since then has racked over 25 million listens across Soundcloud and Spotify.

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