The YDS camp seem to just be delivering music from all avenues and just released Aaron Souls new ‘Hairdown’ track produced by The Voice. This is a House track full of good vibes and energy for your nights out.
On the release of Sonny Fodera’s newest full length album’s we speak to the man of the hour about his creative process, his residency in Sankey’s Ibiza, life on the road and much more.
Sonny is widely known as one of the kings of hits DJs within the dance music scene. The Australian artist has had many hits in 2017, including his edit of Stormzy’sShut Up, his number one remix of DJ Deeon‘s Freak Like Me and his ‘Over This Single’. He has also played hundreds of headline DJ sets all over the globe and has managed to find time to write a full length album for regular label DefectedFrequently Flying. Chockablock with singable dance tracks that feature emotive vocals form a range of guests.
First discovered via SoundCloud, Philip George is the 21 year old British house DJ/producer who’s just been signed to leading independent label 3 Beat for the world, with his debut single, ‘Wish You Were Mine’, set for release in the US via a partnership deal with Motown (with Stevie Wonder’s blessing).
Currently playlisted at Radio 1, Kiss, Capital and beyond, ‘Wish You Were Mine’, is tipped to be the first UK No.1 of 2015, based on pre-order figures, Shazam data (No.1 on both the UK Top 100 and the Future Hits charts), over 1 million SoundCloud plays (currently hitting 80,000 plays per day) and over 1 million YouTube views.
Philip is part of the ‘SoundCloud generation’ of new artists who are discovered online and achieve global recognition within weeks. Hailing from Nottingham, he’s been obsessed by music since the age of 7, when he first learnt to play the piano and drums – a musical grounding that you can hear throughout his productions.
Like many, Philip’s love of house music stems from his first visit to Ibiza. An ‘epiphany’-filled trip with parties at DC10, Sankeys, Space and Amnesia, that, he says, “changed my life”. He returned home, stopped making drum & bass, and began making house to play in his DJ sets.
‘Wish You Were Mine’ cleverly uses a familiar vocal from Stevie Wonder – ‘My Cherie Amour’. Combined with Philip’s house bassline and melodies, the track immediately became popular, and quickly took on a life of its own via his SoundCloud, blogs and tastemaker YouTube channels.
3 Beat (home to Sigma, Fuse ODG, Stylo G), have signed George for the world, with a partnership deal for the single in North America via legendary label, Motown. The US interest came about after the label and Stevie Wonder became aware of ‘Wish You Were Mine’, subsequently gave him their mutual blessing, and have now offered him the keys to the Motown vaults for future productions.
Now with major support from traditional media, and a rapidly filling DJ schedule, Philip George is set to become one of 2015’s biggest electronic music stars.
Steve Aoki is known for his big club anthems and throwing cake on his fans, but it appears he will be trying out a new style in an upcoming project. He revealed to MixMag that he has started working on deep house tracks, though he won’t be releasing them under his own name.
He told them he became inspired to move into house music after playing Cafe Mambo in Ibiza this summer.
“That kind of environment, the banging stuff just doesn’t work, so I was playing house: Maceo Plex, Ten Walls, Tiga‘s collaborations, Duke Dumont and some more underground stuff,” he explained. “I won’t release it under Steve Aoki, it’ll be under another name. I don’t want to confuse people who associate me with my usual sound, and I want it to be judged on its own merits. We’ll see how it does.”
Under his own name, Aoki recently released Neon Future 1, the first part of his two-part album, via Ultra Music/Dim Mak. It is the DJ/producer’s second studio album. The second part of the album is scheduled to drop in the winter of 2015. Part one contains more party-themed/club-style songs while part two is said to have a darker, more emotional vibe.
In an interview with Billboard, Aoki described what the phrase “Neon Future” means for him.
“Neon Future is, in short, a positive outlook on human progress and technology, looking forward to a bright, colorful utopia,” he explained. “It’s embracing the future, and looking toward the future in a more optimistic way. I like looking at a future where we’re expanding our creativity and brightening our lives. I believe that eventually we’ll get to a point where we’ll be able to live indefinitely through our technology. That concept of futurism is underlying the full process of the album.”
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