In a time of global uncertainty, Franky Wah shares the euphoric and hopeful ‘Come Together’, his first single release of 2020 which is out today.
A breakbeat twist on the classic UK house sound, ‘Come Together’ pairs hands-in-the-air piano chords with irresistible female vocals and atmospheric drums – delivering carefree vibes with a strong message of unity to encourage and uplift people during this difficult global situation.
Talking on the single, Franky Wah explains: “I wrote this record at the end of summer 2019 inspired by one of the best summers of my life touring and playing all over the world. I wanted to capture the essence of the 90s and put a modern take on it, and the minute I found those piano chords I really felt I was onto something.” He adds: “I think given the global crisis we’re going through at minute this record couldn’t be more fitting, and I hope everyone resonates with this like I do.”
Since 2008, ZKOSTA has been breaking boundaries with his unique sound, mixing style, and versatility. In addition to having original tracks released on major dance record labels such as 3000 Deep, Artist Intelligence Agency, and Prescribed, ZKOSTA’s original music has also been played on BBC 1, Diplo & Friends by Diplo, Crespo and more.
When on stage, ZKOSTA effortlessly blends remixes, edits, and originals that span across a multitude of BPMs and frequencies. Over the years, ZKOSTA has opened up for major dance artists across a wide range of genres as well; such as Deorro, Excision, Dada Life, and Oliver Heldens, amongst others. While his sound has proven to be versatile in both the studio and stage though, ZKOSTA still finds refuge in the sounds and experiences of traditional dance music – the open club format, his home, and house music, his haven.
ZKOSTA’s hard work, drive to succeed, and sheer talent, have also contributed to forging the path for his artistry to be heard. With each original release and live show, ZKOSTA proves to be a growing force on the dance floor; a stand out up-and-comer in every city he encounters.
Eclectic French DJ and producer Joris Delacroix marks his first single release of 2020 with ‘Stay’, was out 24th April on Hungry Music.
An innovative, refined take on trance, ‘Stay’ pairs emotion-drenched euphoria with light, airy synths, creating a track that is both honest and restrained. It follows on from ‘Time To Lose’, last summer’s similarly stirring Hungry Music debut. Earlier this year Delacroix also remixed ‘Irani’, a single from fellow French artist Teho, and a track from Tinlicker for the iconic Anjunabeats imprint.
“I can’t explain the track’s story exactly but the inspiration is simple and positive,” Joris explains. “The spirit is all about sharing, as I let the public decide the track name to see what the theme means for them.”
Growing up in the south of France and playing the piano from a young age, Delacroix grew up immersed in the classic French Touch sound synonymous with the late 90s and early 2000s, before launching a music career of his own with a release on local label Way Of House. He has since released two albums and a slew of singles and EPs, with his trademark sound underlining a unique universe in which electronic and melodic sonorities melt into each other.
DJ and producer duo Black Caviar have linked up with Dominican rapper Jenn Morel on a culturally diverse and dance-worthy new tune ‘BANG BANG!’. Out Friday, March 20th via Aftercluv, ‘BANG BANG!’ comes just in time to lift spirits around the globe with its rhythmic flare.
Drawing influences from Latin and Middle Eastern sounds, ‘BANG BANG!’ hits hard in all the right places, fusing tribal beats with fierce bilingual wordplay lyrics to create an intense rally-cry of a record. Lending her vocal talents on the single, rapper, singer and songwriter Jenn Morel shows why she has been dubbed one of the fastest rising talents in the Latin music scene.
Earning their highest accolade of an RIAA Gold award on the ‘What’s Up Danger’ track from Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse, NYC duo Black Caviar has become one of the most sought after producers in the industry. Racking in over 158 million streams to date with their music, they’ve had the ability to work on the new Charlie’s Angels’ movie soundtrack and released a new remix of the Charlie’s Angels Theme Song from the album alongside singles from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey and more. Black Caviar has worked with A-List artists including Bazzi, Jason Derulo, Alesso, Ava Max, Loud Luxury, Zedd among many others, and have performed at major festivals including EDC Las Vegas, Hangout Festival, Hard Summer and a week-long set of performances during Miami Music Week.