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Moon Boots Releases Sophomore Album Bimini Road

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Inspired by the discovery of the ruins of Atlantis at Bimini in the Bahamas, Moon Boots’ sophomore album Bimini Road is a joyous listen that combines elements of soulful & melodic house, disco, and R&B. The album includes the new single ‘Clear’ as well as recent summer anthems ‘Tied Up’ and ‘Juanita’, which have received airplay on SiriusXM, BBC Radio 1, triple j, KCRW, as well as DJ support from Claptone, Above & Beyond, The Black Madonna, Diplo and many more. ‘Juanita’ was premiered by Mixmag (who called the song ‘a show-stopper’), and the new video for ‘Clear’ is a retro-fantastic delight, check it out here.

“Bimini Road is about discovering something new, and escaping from the everyday.  It’s a journey without a fixed destination, a road that could lead to a mythical paradise that’s ancient and yet futuristic. Or it might not! But that mystery is worth exploring. I experimented with lots of new styles and sounds but kept it grounded in what I do best. It’s an album with lots of dancefloor moments and a lot of heart.” – Moon Boots

Moon Boots’ debut album First Landing was a rare slow burn in today’s disposable music culture, steadily amassing a broad international following and an impressive 35 million streams since its release in August 2017. Praised by Mixmag for its ‘deep textures and funky melodies,’ First Landing has become a contemporary electronic masterpiece with support from Jason Bentley (KCRW) and Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1).

With Bimini Road, Moon Boots has brought back collaborators from both his debut album and his ambitious 7-person live show. Black Gatsby (“Power”), Nic Hanson (‘Keep The Faith’), and KONA (‘Fortune Teller’) all make appearances that help to make Bimini Road Moon Boots’ most compelling musical statement to date. Ross Clark (St Lucia) contributes guitar to three of the album’s hookiest and most affecting tracks. Moon Boots’ eagerness to bring melody and songcraft to unpredictable-but-accessible club grooves makes him stand out in a crowded field of beatmakers and careerists.

The album also features new collaborators, including Little Boots, whose song ‘You Won’t See Me Cry’ carries echoes of Blondie, ABBA and Giorgio Moroder. LA-based pop chanteuse Niia, next-generation house diva Kaleena Zanders, and Gary Saxby of the Harlem Gospel Choir round out the list of guest vocalists.

Born in Brooklyn, Moon Boots gravitated toward music at an early age, spending many years playing piano, keyboards, and synthesizers before he ever made a beat. Inspired by legends like Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, and Paul Johnson, he moved to the home of house music, Chicago, where he played synth in an indie band and worked as a local DJ before aligning with the legendary French Express label for his earliest releases. Eventually signed to taste-making UK label Anjunadeep, Moon Boots has always stayed true to his mission of making infectious music that transcends genre. Songs not just for DJs and dance-floors, but for everyone.

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    • Tasmanian Duo Sumner Slice Through The Dark With New Single ‘Good Light’ sumner-good-things-2022-oz-edm-feature

      Since joining forces with Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes of PNAU, 2021 produced magical moments for the lutruwita / Tasmania electronic duo Sumner (Chloe Wilson and Jack McLaine). Their breakthrough single ‘Stranded’ become a festival favourite and was voted in the top 200 tracks of triple j’s coveted Hottest 100. The band also gifted us a stunningly cinematic live performance of ‘Stranded’ from a deserted runway when interstate travel and live shows were a fading reality. Back and in form, Sumner’s new single ‘Good Light’ is a leap forward for the duo, who captured our hearts and attention just 18 months ago. A pulsing dance anthem preaching the undeniable connection between artist and audience, ‘Good Light’ showers listeners in a message of love and support during such trying times. In their latest release Sumner show off their signature electro-pop essence heard in previous singles ‘Stranded’ and ‘South’. “’Good Light’ is an ode for our audience members and listeners,” explain Sumner. “It explores our devotion to them, alongside an offering of mutual understanding in regard to the way our bleak futures on Earth are heading. It’s an invitation to come in and let go of life’s mundane and monotonous stresses; lose yourself in the moment with us while we lose ourselves in you.” Opening up about her history with epilepsy last year, Chloe’s defining message was toward live shows becoming a more inclusive environment for all people to be safe. A theme uniquely presented in the lyrics of ‘Good Light’, which was co-written and produced with Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes (PNAU, Empire of the Sun). Sumner detail the writing process behind ‘Good Light’: “The track came to fruition in a writing session with Nick and Chloe in 2021. The whole team felt that the track was a standout from the start, and so it was passed on to Peter and Jack to polish it off. The result is a pulsating, electric record driven by real emotion and life experience.”  “’Good Light’ is about our dedication to our art and our audience. The music video follows the progression of fire, from its ignition into an intense flame. Through years of being in conversation and growing with our audience, we gradually become our truest form as individuals and learn more about who we all are as a people. To us, the fire signifies that reciprocal thing that we’ve created together which continues to grow. The video was shot on 16mm film over the course of a manic weekend in lutruwita / Tasmania. Directed by Jacob Collings, with cinematography by Ursula Woods, assisted by Robert Agostino, we shot a combination of studio and on-location footage, combining the real and surreal.” Sumner are the third signing to Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes’ Lab78 label with Nick Littlemore first coming across Jack and Chloe at a festival in Tasmania. “Pete and I came across this band while on tour in regional Tasmania. We shared a stage together at the Forth pub on a sweet breezy day a few years back. We were struck by their fierce intensity. Chloe commanded the stage conjuring notes of Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop and Karen Finley. Jack the uber-cool, multi-instrumental wonder dazzling on any synth/bass or guitar he picks up and plays.”  Sumner’s debut release on Lab78, ‘Stranded’, was a breakthrough moment for the duo, hitting the top 30 on Shazam nationally, top 5 on the Spotify Viral chart, receiving a full addition to triple j and amassing two million streams. Following on from their second release ‘South’, ‘Good Light’ is the latest piece of the puzzle in the Sumner story and will be available on Lab78 from July 1st. Sure to be a fantastic addition to Sumner’s exhilarating live shows, you can catch Sumner at Wine Machine Festival in South Australia this December.

    • R3HAB and Amy Shark Join Forces on “Sway My Way” r3hab-amy-shark-sway-my-way-oz-edm-2022-feature

      Multi-Platinum producer R3HAB joins forces with one of Australia’s most formidable singers/songwriters Amy Shark for “Sway My Way,” an organic take on Bic Runga’s renowned song “Sway.” The new single marks a creative departure from R3HAB’s signature high-energy dance music style with a more laid-back feel. Riding on organic instrumentals and Shark’s crystalline vocals, the two artists create a cathartic and emotive sonic energy that still pays homage to the original version. “Sway My Way” follows R3HAB’s recent bilingual release “Turn The Lights Down Low” with Timmy Trumpet and Chinese singer NINEONE#. Read on for both artists’ take on the new release: “Every record reveals a new facet of the artist behind it. ‘Sway My Way’ might surprise some listeners, as it’s got a more organic and stripped-back feel than many of my singles, but I love the dynamic it brings. Amy is an incredible artist and a pleasure to work with, and I’m so glad she helped me bring this song to life.” – R3HAB “I have a lot of family from New Zealand, so naturally I grew up loving Bic Runga, and her song ‘Sway’ was one that I loved so much. When R3HAB asked me to join him and put my spin on the song, I jumped at it.” – Amy Shark Multi-Platinum DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the past fifteen years. From his breakthrough remixes for Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, to anthems such as Platinum-certified “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” to his collaborations with the likes of Ava Max, ZAYN, Luis Fonsi, Sean Paul, and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most forward-thinking artists in the game. His work has collected over 8B streams to date, including 1.1B in 2021 alone. R3HAB founded his label CYB3RPVNK in 2016, which has passed 4B streams across platforms since its inception. R3HAB continues to evolve and diversify his sound by working with artists around the globe, pushing the boundaries of dance music as he collaborates across genres and languages. He is Spotify’s Most Discovered Artist, one of Spotify’s top 200 most streamed artists, ranked #12 on prestigious DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart, and has earned over 70 Gold and Platinum certificates. R3HAB has embarked on multiple sold-out worldwide tours and was the first dance music artist to sell out 15 consecutive shows in China. On top of that, he performed at the world’s top festivals, such as EDC, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Balaton Sound, Coachella, Summer Sonic Festival, DWP Jakarta. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, R3HAB has earned his place as a household name in dance music. After honing her craft and self-producing her music for years, Amy Shark released her breakout hit, “Adore” in 2016. The emotive single put Amy on the map as one of Australia’s most formidable songwriters. “Adore” went on to achieve 6 x Platinum certification in Australia, a streaming count that surpassed 115M, and second place in the influential listener-voted 2016 Triple J’s Hottest 100. This was followed by 6 x Platinum single “I Said Hi.” Soon, the international music community came knocking, leading her to work with Blink 182’s Travis Barker, heavyweight pop producers Jack Antonoff and Joel Little, among others. In 2018, Amy released her debut album, “Love Monster.” The album debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts, and her 2019 3 x Platinum single “Mess Her Up” dominated commercial radio and streaming services. With “Love Monster,” Amy scored nine nominations at the 2018 ARIA Awards and four wins, including “Album Of The Year,” “Best Female Artist” and “Best Pop Release.” Amy has toured internationally and performed on several major US television shows, including “The Late Late Show with James Corden” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” 2020 saw Amy Shark releasing the first offering of new music from her sophomore album “Cry Forever,” with “Everybody Rise.” The now 2 x Platinum-accredited single is nearing 40M streams and spent 12 weeks in the top 10 Australian airplay chart. Amy’s latest album, “Cry Forever” was her second #1 ARIA debut holding and saw Shark team up with blink 182’s Travis Barker on Gold accredited single “C’MON” and global superstar Ed Sheeran to co-write platinum single “Love Song’s Ain’t For Us” featuring Grammy award winning artist Keith Urban. Today Amy has amassed close to 1B combined global streams.  

    • RÜFÜS DU SOL Unveil ‘On My Knees,’ Third Single From Fourth Studio Album rufus-du-sol-on-my-knees

      After teasing fans with two very fresh new single, RÜFÜS DU SOL have confirmed their highly anticipated fourth studio album will arrive October 21. Surrender, the successor to 2018’s SOLACE, will mark a triumphant return to form for the Aussie export and now, just a month shy of the release date, RÜFÜS DU SOL have released the third single off the forthcoming album. “On My Knees” is everything one could want in a RÜFÜS DU SOL single, with Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George, and James Hunt giving their two cents on the track. “For this song we had a lot of fun writing something that was darker, driving and a little more edgy. It’s definitely one of the most banging tracks on the record—we referenced some of our favorite club music for the drum programming and had fun envisioning the time when we could finally play this live. It had an amazing reaction at our Red Rocks shows last month which was really special for us.” – RÜFÜS DU SOL Arriving via the Aussie trio’s own Rose Avenue Records, as well as Reprise/Warner Records, “On My Knees” finds RÜFÜS DU SOL leaning into the darker sounds that have so frequently conferred a contemplative character to their back catalog, from the song’s lyrical narrative to its technical framework. It’s “definitely one of the most banging tracks” on the forthcoming record, according to James Hunt. While RÜFÜS DU SOL are in the midst of a North American tour, be sure to keep an eye on your favourite streaming platform on October 21.