London-based DJ and producer Alex Virgo is the latest artist to debut on TRICK, dropping ‘Cheap Thrills’, a club-ready, four-track EP, out 3rd April.
The title track kicks things off, a slick, synth-driven dancefloor-filler that sets the tone for the rest of the EP. ‘Flex’ then follows a similar route – high-energy, pumping house music that builds to a climax, before ‘Tallywhacker’ shifts things into more metallic, techno-oriented waters while losing none of the intensity. EP closer ‘Chorus Tool’ asserts itself with the kind of four-to-the-floor throb that the TRICK imprint is quickly becoming synonymous with.
Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Shawn Hook delivers his heartfelt new single ‘I Don’t Wanna Dance’.
An honest, emotion-filled song, ‘I Don’t Wanna Dance’ sees Shawn lay his love on the line. With lyrics such as ‘I just want to talk now, but honestly I’m inside out, I’m blending with the walls and they’re closing in on me’ the British Columbia-born artist looks inwards and channels his feelings into his work.
A multiple JUNO Award-nominated artist with hundreds of millions of streams to his name, Shawn has collaborated with some of the industry’s biggest hit songwriters, also sharing stages with the likes of The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers and Camila Cabello amongst others. He is best known for tracks ‘Sound Of Your Heart’ and ‘Reminding Me’ with Vanessa Hudgens, both of which certified Double Platinum in his native Canada.
As busy as ever, recent TV appearances include Good Morning America, Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and So You Think You Can Dance suggest there are no plans to slow things down anytime soon.
One of the most successful Canadian artists of the past few years, Shawn Hook’s undeniable combination of slick vocals, touching lyrics and tight production sees him deliver yet another memorable hit.
Multi-platinum superstar Jonas Blue has linked up with Chinese singer-songwriter Tifa Chen on new single ‘Billboard’, out now via Positiva/Virgin EMI Records.
A weightless, carefree slice of modern pop, ‘Billboard’ sees Tifa switch between English and Mandarin vocals, with Jonas delivering a typically polished production to match. It also comes with a captivating official video shot exclusively in Shanghai, with the nation’s hyper-modern cityscapes proving the perfect backdrop for the track’s vibe.
The track was co-written by Jonas alongside songwriting royalties Madison Love, who’s previously penned hits for the likes of Halsey, Machine Gun Kelly and Camilla Cabello, and Sam Roman, who co-wrote Lewis Capaldi’s global smash ‘Someone You Loved’ as well as hits for Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Elton John, Clean Bandit, Disclosure and Little Mix. Jonas and Sam have previously collaborated on a number of tracks, with Sam co-writing Jonas’ singles ‘Mama’, ‘Rise’ and ‘Polaroid’ (with Liam Payne) and recent single, ‘Younger’ (with HRVY).
One of the most recognisable talents in China, Tifa Chen was the runner-up in the Voice of China contest in 2016, becoming the nation’s ‘Best New Artist’ the following year.
Jonas met Tifa Chen when he played EDC China festival last year when the Nanjing-born artist played him her infectious single, ‘Hustle’. A few months later, Jonas was writing ‘Billboard’ and had the idea of Tifa taking a look at a Mandarin translation of the song. She recorded her demo (keeping the chorus in English) and straight away Jonas knew that the resulting track was a hit.
Colorado-based duo Big Gigantic make a triumphant return with their enduring new single “Burning Love” feat. Kidepo, an upbeat love song that draws upon their energetic disposition driven by colourful synth work focusing on themes of sentiment and happiness. With the fresh release comes their first studio album in 3 years Free Your Mindset to release February 28th via Counter Records.
Rooted in an emotional palette of sounds, “Burning Love” feat. Kidepo accentuates Kidepo’s soaring vocals making for a timeless anthem. The young Ugandan singer exerts soulful melodies onto the track that pairs with blissful keys and a generous dose of grooving saxophone.
Free Your Mind emphasizes uplifting, expansive soul vocals that truly engage their fans through themes of self-love, gratitude and manifesting your dreams through 13-tracks featuring artists like Pell, Felly, TOBi, Jennifer Hartswick, Louis Futon and The Funk Hunters just to name a few. In true Big Gigantic fashion, the album spans a variety of genres offering up playful electronic pop to modern jazz fusion compositions.
The album’s first three singles have explored many different themes and human emotions— Self-love (You’re The One), Friendship and intimate relationships (Friends), and living with deep gratitude for the present moment (Where I Wanna Be).
A pioneer of live electronic music with colossal funk induced tracks and an optimistic narrative, Big Gigantic have built a stadium worthy stage presence over the past decade. Since its inception in 2008, saxophone player, Dominic Lalli, and drummer, Jeremy Salken, have cultivated a blend of infectious electronic dance music that has transcended across generations of fans.
With significant singles such as “All of Me” reaching listeners across the globe, the band, along with renowned rapper Logic, garnered over 3 million downloads and 75+ million streams. Their foundation has also seen notable success. Over the past 2 years, Big Gigantic’s foundation BIG GIGANTIC DIFFERENCE has raised over $100k with a portion of all ticket sales with their that has provided a platform for the next generation of engineers, producers and musicians by building a new local recording studios as well as supporting Conscious, a Boulder-based non-profit dedicated to hunger relief and youth empowerment.