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Illenium Releases Third Studio Album ASCEND.

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Following months of anticipation, Illenium has uleashed his third full-length album, “ASCEND.” To date, a string of chart topping singles from the ASCEND LP have cumulatively tallied over 270 million streams. These range from the emotionally charged “Take You Down” and “Crashing” ft. Bahari to the smash hit “Good Things Fall Apart” with Jon Bellion (and its remixes and powerful acoustic version) and this month’s “Blood” ft. Foy Vance.

Furthermore, he joined forces with indie-electronica superstars The Chainsmokers for “Takeaway” ft. Lennon Stella, which impressively amassed over 35 million Spotify streams and 20+ million views on the music video in less than a month. The downtempo-dance anthem is the perfect marriage between Illenium’s sonic craftsmanship and the impeccable intertwinement of The Chainsmokers and Lennon Stella’s exquisite vocals.

In addition to “Takeaway,” The powerhouse tracklisting for “ASCEND” boasts stunning collaborations such as “In Your Arms” ft. X Ambassadors, “Gorgeous” ft. Bipolar Sunshine with Blanke, and “Sad Songs” ft. Annika Wells with Said The Sky.

The album projects Illenium’s immersive vision in widescreen. Not only does it musically traverse levels of electronic, alternative, indie, pop-punk, and dubstep, but it lyrically shares intimate and relatable stories inside of vibrant vignettes. Personal, poetic, and powerful, it represents the uncompromising ascension of this innovator. Illenium‘s new album “ASCEND.” is now available to stream on all platforms and available to purchase through Apple Music and Beatport.

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Tracklist

  1. I Care (Intro)
  2. Hold On feat. Georgia Ku
  3. Good Things Fall Apart with Jon Bellion
  4. That’s Why feat. GOLDN
  5. Blood feat. Foy Vance
  6. Take You Down
  7. All Together feat. Oekiin
  8. Crashing feat. Bahari
  9. Broken Ones feat. Anna Clendening
  10. Every Piece of Me feat. Echos
  11. Takeaway Feat. Lennon Stella with The Chainsmokers
  12. Sad Songs feat. Annika Wells with Said The Sky
  13. Pray feat. Kameron Alexander
  14. In Your Arms with X Ambassadors
  15. Gorgeous feat. Bipolar Sunshine with Blanke
  16. Angel (Lonely Prelude)
  17. Lonely Feat. Chandler Leighton

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      Today, triple-platinum Sydney-born, now LA-based producer Hayden James shares his newest single, “Good Life” featuring Emie out via Future Classic. A piano house record purpose-built to elevate, “Good Life” is a prescription for chasing away bad moods. Written alongside Nathan Nicholson (Kygo, Gryffin, Calum Scott, Claptone), the track also features a standout vocal performance from London-based single Emie. Soft claps dab between synth jabs and a driving kick in pure harmony. A heightened pre-chorus starring Emie’s ethereal vocals builds to a euphoric breakdown of irresistible house, ready to melt down your worries. Hayden says of the release: “It’s all about being present in the moment and allowing that positive force in your life to lift you up when you’re feeling down. Nathan, Emie and I wrote this record in the summer this year over a couple of zoom sessions from Nashville to London then finished the track off in Ibiza for the summer vibes. I hope you love it. This one feels special.” “Good Life” lands in the wake of Hayden James’ Australian tour, a six-date run celebrating the arrival of his applauded sophomore album LIFTED earlier this year. Supported by Boo Seeka and Memphis LK, Hayden performed to illustrious arena and auditorium-sized venues across the country throughout August and September, delivering his high energy, high emotion live show. After delivering on some of his largest performances to dates, including a packed-out bucket list Coachella set, Hayden James now continues his career legacy by relocating to the US. He spends the next few months meeting his new neighbours at packed shows across America throughout October and November, before a brief return to Australia for a tour with Spilt Milk festival. Hayden’s sophomore album, LIFTED infused the same emotion of his applauded live shows into every moment, fueled by a desire to create an energetic and uplifting collection that could help bring people together, and deliver a slice of joy to his fans after much time spent apart over the past few years. The record enlisted a slew of special guests including Elderbrook, Boo Seeka, Jem Cooke, SIDEPIECE, YAEGER and Cassian, as Hayden expended rippling energy via lush production, vocal textures and consistently addictive dance cuts. Representing hours of collaboration, emotion, and an expansion of his enduring legacy in dance music, LIFTED received national praise from tastemakers and community radio, alongside being awarded triple j’s Feature Album on release, with tracks from the album accumulating over 36 million streams since release. Since breaking out in 2013 with “Permission to Love” and going on to release revered platinum certified hits “Numb” feat. GRAACE, and “Just Friends”, the producer has continued to be at the forefront of the Australian house music scene, carrying on his run of hits with his ARIA-nominated debut album Between Us in 2019 which sits at over half a billion collective streams. His production mastery on tracks like “Waves of Gold” feat. Azteck as well as “Right Time” with Icona Pop has also landed in the international spotlight, receiving love from Zane Lowe on Beats 1, triple j, as well as Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME and many more. In the live arena, Hayden has enjoyed success touring across the globe, hitting major venues including NY’s Webster Hall, LA’s Fonda Theatre, Amsterdam’s Paradiso, as well as lighting up national tours and festivals, including Melbourne’s Beyond The City and Sydney’s 2022 Field Day.  From one of Australia’s dance heavyweights, sink into the soul warming groove of “Good Life” from Hayden James today, as he continues to lift us all with his unique brand of emotion-fuelled house.

    • Steve Aoki drops fiery anthem ‘Ultimate’ with Santa Fe Klan, featuring Snow Tha Product steve-aoki-ultimate-oz-edm-2022-feature

      Today, two-time Grammy-nominated producer and globally renowned artist, Steve Aoki, unites with one of the most exciting artists in the Mexican urban music scene, Santa Fe Klan, and featuring top-charting Mexican artist and rapper, Snow Tha Product, for the release of his latest song, ‘Ultimate,’ via Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. The song and its official music video are available to stream on all digital platforms today. With ‘Ultimate,’ Aoki shows off his masterful versatility as a global artist, giving his audience around the world a different sense of his musical dexterity. A seamless tropical fusion intertwining with a trap-heavy beat, the esteemed producer experiments a new sound that pairs perfectly with the vibe and force of Santa Fe Klan’s wordplay while meshing Snow’s signature flow and dynamic vocalization. Carefully curating and maintaining the essence of all artists in this certified hit, Steve Aoki brought to life the ultimate banger. “On HiROQUEST: Genesis, I knew I wanted to highlight the global sounds that continue to inspire me – ’Ultimate’ is the perfect fusion of rap, cumbia and reggaeton rhythms. It’s become a staple in my shows this summer, lighting up clubs around the world. Santa Fe Klan and Snow Tha Product were both incredible to work with and made this a legendary one turning it into the Ultimate,” shared Steve Aoki.  “This is very different from the music my fans generally get to hear from me and I was really excited to tap into the electronic scene with none other than the best of the best, Steve Aoki. I had a great time creating the song and recording the video alongside Steve and Snow and I’m excited to finally share it with the world,” commented Santa Fe Klan. “Very excited to work with two legends, Steve Aoki and Santa Fe Klan, honored to be on such an awesome fusion of sounds,” said Snow Tha Product.  Uniting two of the strongest and most unique forces in this exhilarating anthem, the video effortlessly captures the energy and feel of the song. Entering the scene of a lively house party, ‘Ultimate’ sees Santa Fe Klan immediately indulge into his potent verses surrounded by vibrant socialites. Taking a turn and making his presence known, the video showcases Steve’s ability to be the life of the party as he joins the celebration while Snow Tha Product dominates the scene as she performs through her verses. The video was produced by Maliik Morales and directed by Mariah Morgenstern, New Royalty Films. ‘Ultimate’ follows in the footsteps of Aoki’s latest release ‘Kong 2.0’ alongside Natanael Cano. A follow up to their previous ‘Nataaoki’ off of Cano’s album NataKong, ‘Kong 2.0’ sees Steve fuse catchy rhymes with a mesmerizing melody that quickly kicks up the energy in this Latin dance hit. When mixed with Aoki’s musical acumen, Cano’s powerful yet effortless corridos vocals provide a new layer of excitement and nuance to the song. Last month, the visionary producer and artist also teamed up with English singer-songwriter HRVY for their song ‘Save Me,’ as well as the manically furious and guitar heavy track ‘KULT’ with grandson and Jasiah. Earlier this year, Aoki launched A0K1VERSE, a new ecosystem bridging real-world experiences with web 2.0 and web3, continuing to pave a path towards the future as one of the top leading innovators in the NFT space. Currently, Steve Aoki is putting the final touches on the highly anticipated release of his upcoming album, slated for release in the upcoming months.  

    • LDRU Makes A Triumphant Return With “The Excuse” ldru-the-excuse-oz-edm-feature

      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.