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Groove Armada & Nick Littlemore Team Up On New Single ‘Get Out on The Dancefloor’

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With three UK Top 10 hits, three Grammy nominations and a succession of hits such as ‘Superstylin’’, ‘Song 4 Mutya (Out of Control)’, ‘I See You Baby’ and ‘At The River’, Groove Armada are one of the most influential forces in dance music.

Now the duo (Tom Findlay and Andy Cato) share their brand new single ‘Get Out On The Dancefloor’. The track previews their long-awaited new album which will follow later this year – their first studio set since 2010’s landmark ‘Black Light’.

‘Get Out On The Dancefloor’ features key ‘Black Light’ collaborator Nick Littlemore (Empire Of The Sun, Pnau). His stream-of-consciousness vocals merge with Groove Armada’s slick grooves to feel like a motorik twist on Talking Heads. The duo had accumulated hundreds of extracts of Littlemore’s vocals and painstakingly edited them together into something fresh and vibrant.

Cato recalls, “As I went through the recordings of Nick, I realized there were lots of cool phrases and great deliveries we could use. It took a very long time to find the right order for them, but once we had that line ‘Get out on the dancefloor’, it felt hooky and vibey. Slotting the music underneath was the easy bit!”

Although Groove Armada has been active in recent years with DJ sets, select shows, and the ‘Twenty One Years’ compilation, the prospect of a new album appeared to be unlikely. That all changed when the duo stepped out in front of 40,000 people at the Boomtown Festival and was overwhelmed by the reaction from long-term fans and newcomers alike.

Further encouraged by music fans’ diversifying interests and by the increasingly eclectic nature of dance music, Groove Armada planned to finish some material that remained from the ‘Black Light’ sessions. But as they spent time in the studio together, that idea evolved and mutated into something new. The result is a collection of new songs that proves that Groove Armada’s flair for merging electro elements with the infectious energy of a live band remains as strong as ever.

The recording process behind the new material was the antithesis to the grueling schedule that Groove Armada committed to when making ‘Black Light’. With Cato living in France, where he works on his sustainable and progressive farming business, the two members would often work alone or with other collaborators before reuniting in London (in Findlay’s home studio, or Miloco Studios) for a few days of intense sessions.

“When we’re in the studio, we go about it in a super intense way, but it’s a laugh,” says Cato. “It’s like all of the rest of the world shuts down and the two of us make our ideas become reality. It’s just fun, and it always has been. The fundamental thing is that we like spending time together and making music.”

Findlay adds, “It’s lovely to get to a place where we’ve made another record. That feels like a huge achievement and makes you reflect on everything we’ve done. It’s melancholic; there’s sadness but there’s joy too.”

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      LDRU fans rejoice! The much-loved project of acclaimed Sydney-based producer and DJ Drew Carmody has officially returned, marked by his signing of a worldwide deal to Warner Music Australia and the arrival of his addictive new single “The Excuse” out today. Accompanying the new release is a high-energy, psychedelic collage video created by Australian digital artist Ego / Undersea Creative. A percussion-heavy party starter strewn with piano and tambourine, “The Excuse” showcases a vibrant new era for L D R U, painting his signature synth-pop sound with a grittier, infectious groove. Armed with a healthy dose of indie-rock charm, “The Excuse” makes for a perfect festival anthem and dancefloor igniter. Talking about “The Excuse”, LDRU says the main element of the record was collaboration – “Synergy between great minds and feelings alike, all mixed into one harmonious blend of dance/rock and pop. It’s about not caring what anyone else thinks, clearing your head from all the drama and having a genuine childlike state of mind – really having fun, with the kind of laughter that makes your cheeks ache from smiling so much.” The collaborators Drew is referring to are songwriter and producer Taras Hrubyj-Piper, plus hilarious TikTok-famous comedian and drummer Tom Cardy. As for LDRU’s hopes for those who listen? “Make sure you let your hair down and dance like no one is watching, while blasting it on your speakers.” Leading into the official single, fans were also treated to a string of four electrifying warm up tracks. From the exhilarating and magnetic “Be There” and “Basecamp” to the shimmering, punch-packing “Let You Go” and “Ride Through”, the tracks revealed a reinvigorated LDRU, asserting that his new chapter is set to be the most exciting yet. LDRU is ushering in his new era as part of the Warner Music Australia roster, with “The Excuse” being his official debut on the label, and a swag of even more thrilling dance tracks set to be unleashed very soon. President of Warner Music Australasia, Dan Rosen, says “I am genuinely thrilled to welcome LDRU to the Warner Music family. We’re long term fans of his work, and when we first heard the new songs he had been working on over the past couple of years, I knew we had to bring him into the label. These are seriously huge tracks, and I can’t wait to hear them blasting across dancefloors and festival stages around Australia and the world.” LDRU carries a decorated resume, with his 2017 Sizzlar mixtape housing the breakthrough ARIA-nominated and Triple Platinum accredited single “Keeping Score”, along with Platinum accredited tracks “To Be Free” and “Next To You”. In a defining moment for LDRU, earlier this month he dropped a remix of Major Lazer’s “Be Together” ft. Wild Belle, which clocked over 150k streams in its first week alone. His celebrated catalogue of electronic / dance tracks has clocked over 70million streams, and moved crowds at major Australian festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Field Day, Stereosonic, Falls Festival, and Listen Out, as well as on tours with the likes of The Chainsmokers, NIGHTMRE, and Slander.