CHIC’S ICONIC SMASH HIT “LE FREAK" RECEIVES AN OLIVER HELDENS MAKEOVER

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On the 40th-year anniversary of CHIC’s Le Freak” (1978) breaking #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Dutch DJ/house music pioneer Oliver Heldens reinvents the biggest selling track in Atlantic Records history for a very special release out today via Big Beat Records – accompanied by an animated video featuring  Nile, Bernard and Oliver.

Oliver Heldens brings back the heat in a big way, reworking CHIC’s legendary worldwide hit, which deservingly held the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B Charts and was the first song to score the number one position on the Billboard Hot100 three separate times,  while selling over seven million copies worldwide. Heldens adds his signature style to create a contemporary house music anthem with bouncing baselines and smooth, catchy melodies, making it just as much an indulgent tech-house tune as it is a nostalgic trip back to the disco era.

The track has already received enormous response in club rooms internationally, alongside DJ support from A-Trak, Mercer, and Dannic.

The comic-book style video featuring Rodgers, Edwards and Heldens opens with a recalling of the original tale of "Le Freak," which Rodgers describes as the outcome of navigating the music scene as an up-and-coming artist, and being turned away at nightclub Studio 54’s doors shouting “aww, fuck off!” which evolved into the legendary line “freak out!”

The multi-platinum selling, 3x GRAMMY-Award winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman and inductee also expressed excitement for refreshing “Le Freak”: “The core of my music has always been joy. Celebrating 40 years of ‘Le Freak’ and spreading joy through dance music is as strong and unifying as ever. Many of the world’s leaders have lost their minds but when we get on the dance floor we are all one and we have no differences. That’s what made ‘Le Freak’ so successful in the first place and Oliver has captured that spirit with this new remix. You will definitely want to move. I’m very proud that it’s the biggest selling song in the history of Atlantic Records but it means even more that it continues after 40 years to unite and bring happiness to so many people.”

House-hitmaker Oliver Heldens shares his enthusiasm: “I have always been a fan of disco music, and CHIC’s ‘Le Freak’ is one of my favourite disco songs. Growing up I heard it a lot because my parents loved CHIC. I really admire Nile Rodgers and he was always high on my list to work with, so it was a big honour that he asked me to remix Le Freak. I tried to keep it true to the original and had a lot of fun remixing it. I'm very happy with the result and super proud to release this remix.”

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DAVID GUETTA REVEALS TRACKLIST FOR FORTHCOMING 7TH STUDIO ALBUM TITLED: ‘7’ OUT SEPT 14TH

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GRAMMY award-winning DJ/producer David Guetta delivers the final tracklist for his long awaited new seventh studio album titled ‘7’ – see enclosed below – which arrives officially on September 14th via What A Music LTD/Parlophone/Big Beat/Atlantic and is available for pre-order today via LINK!

The forthcoming double-album showcases the chart-topping artist’s master skill of crossing over dance tracks with different genres, featuring some of the recent monster hits including “2U” with Justin Bieber“Flames” with Sia“Like I Do” with Martin Garrix and Brooks and “Don’t Leave Me Alone” with Anne-Marie. Guetta is known for his collaborations with pop and hip-hop superstars to which this album does justice. Collaborators on the album are Anne-MarieBebe RexhaBlack Coffee, G-Eazy, J.Balvin,Jason Derulo, Jess Glynne, Justin Bieber, Lil Uzi Vert, Madison Beer, Martin Garrix, Nicki Minaj, Sia, Stefflon Don, Steve Aoki and Willy William amongst lots of new talent. 

Two new album tracks will see the day of light of day tomorrow, August 24th, when “Goodbye” with Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj & Willy William and “Drive” with Black Coffee will be released.

Tracklist:

  1. David Guetta - Don’t Leave Me Alone (feat. Anne-Marie)
  2. David Guetta - Battle (feat. Faouzia)
  3. David Guetta & Sia - Flames
  4. David Guetta - Blame It On Love (feat. Madison Beer)
  5. David Guetta, Bebe Rexha & J. Balvin - Say My Name
  6. Jason Derulo & David Guetta - Goodbye (feat. Nicki Minaj & Willy William)
  7. David Guetta - I’m That Bitch (feat. Saweetie)
  8. David Guetta, Martin Garrix & Brooks - Like I Do
  9. David Guetta - 2U (feat. Justin Bieber)
  10. David Guetta - She Knows How To Love Me (feat. Jess Glynne & Stefflon Don)
  11. David Guetta & Steve Aoki - Motto (feat. Lil Uzi Vert, G-Eazy & Mally Mall)
  12. Black Coffee & David Guetta - Drive (feat. Delilah Montagu)
  13. David Guetta - Para que te quedes (feat. J. Balvin)
  14. David Guetta - Let It Be Me (feat. Ava Max)
  15. David Guetta & Sia - Light Headed

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IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL AND SURREAL ANNOUNCE FAN EXPERIENCES WITH ARMIN VAN BUUREN, KASKADE, ALESSO, RL GRIME, GETTER, THE GLITCH MOB, 12TH PLANET, BEAR GRILLZ AND GRiZ

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Imagine Music Festival has announced it will partner with Surreal, a fundraising platform that works with festivals and musicians to offer fans once-in-a-lifetime experiences with proceeds benefitting local charities for the September 21st through 23rd festival. Imagine and Surreal have created two exclusive artist-based experiences which fans can enter with one winner chosen for each. Each winner will receive a VIP ticket to Imagine Music Festival for themselves and a friend, roundtrip airfare courtesy of Orbitz, onsite VIP Glamping by Unity Travel, as well as the artist experience they entered. Net proceeds from the campaign will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

The artist-based experiences are to include: a meet and greet with Armin Van Buuren; a side stage performance viewing with Kaskade; golf cart escort ride with Alesso; a side stage performance viewing with RL Grime and signed merch pack; hanging with Getter backstage; trailer hangout with The Glitch Mob; trailer hangout with 12th Planet; eat and greet with Bear Grillz and a signed merch pack from GRiZ. Running from August 7th through to September 5th, fans can enter by submitting a mail-in entry or through several different donation tiers.*  Each package is valued at over $2,100 and donations start at $5 for any individual experience. Additionally, a fan can also donate $25.00 for 5 entries into each experience or $75.00 for 20 entries into each experience. Fans can visit www.givesurreal.com for full details and to enter.

Featuring four main stages, Imagine’s immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway - from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. The 2018 performer lineup includes: Headliners: Armin Van Buuren; Bassnectar; Kaskade; Alesso; Galantis; RL Grime, Zeds Dead and special guests: Adventure Club; Getter; The Glitch Mob. Oceania Stage: 12th Planet; Bear Grillz: Leah Culver; Liquid Stranger; Riot Ten; Zaxx; Eddie Gold; Kevin Flum; Midnite Panda; Ra; and Sunday Service. Amazonia Stage: GRiZ; ZHU; Cashmere Cat; Jai Wolf; Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set); Ekali; Eoto; Lotus; Levitation Jones; Protohype; Yheti B2B Toadface and Ployd. Disco Inferno Stage: Green Velvet; Oliver Heldens; Boogie3 T; Squnto; Chocolate Puma; EDX; Joker; Koan Sound; Latmun; special guest: Noisia; Shlump; Tiga; Walker & Royce; and Wax Motif. Aeria Stage: Paul Oakenfold; Gabriel Dresden; DJ Dara; IVY Lab; DJ SS and over 70 local and regional acts. 

Tickets to Imagine are available now starting at $219 for a 3-day pass and $285 for a 3-day pass with camping. 

VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $360 for a 3-day pass and $479 with a 3-day pass with  camping. Several lodging packages are available, including GA Camping, VIP Camping, RV Camping, Unity Travel Qube village and Hotels.  Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $66.55, where fans can elect for four low monthly installments. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information.

*A payment, purchase, or donation is not necessary for entry, nor will it improve your chances of winning. For details on how to enter without making a donation, see the official sweepstakes rules.

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Henry Fong and Lady Bee Release "POM POM" Featuring Richie Loop

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Henry Fong and Lady Bee pull out all the stops on their Dim Mak collab “POM POM” featuring Richie Loop. A punchy beat, bubblin' basslines and Loop's vocal skats provide the backbone to this jackin' bass house production.
 
It’s not every day that the laid-back fishing town of Jupiter, Florida produces a world class dance music act. In just a few short years, Fong transitioned from humble college student to internationally renowned talent, spreading his island influenced sounds around the world. He’s crafted official remixes for Calvin Harris, RihannaZedd and Skrillex, all while delivering high energy originals such as “Wine Dem,” “Badam,” and “Vibrate.” Two of the singles he released through Dim Mak, “Drop it Down Low” and “Pop It Off,” grabbed the attention of Steve Aoki himself, who later remixed both of these tracks. Coming off a massive performance at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival 2018, the charismatic artist is now gearing up to perform at EDC Orlando this November. Although Fong is frequently booked to play at some of the largest venues and festivals in the world, he maintains his humility and down-to-earth persona.
 
Lady Bee’s ability to fuse Hip-Hop, Trap, Bass and Moombah has granted her universal  respect and global success through her releases on Spinnin’Mad DecentMixmash and Dim Mak. Her songs have been praised with numerous accolades, such as “Wheels In Motion,” which earned a spot in Diplo’s “Best of 2016” mix on his BBC Radio 1Xtra show, and “Bucka,” which topped the Beatport Hip-Hop chart. Last year she released her trap heavy EP Hype Them Hoes, further cementing her legacy as a leading figure in the global dance music scene. 

Stream & Buy: ffm.to/pompom

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CASH CASH STAR IN MUSIC VIDEO ALONGSIDE FEATURED VOCALIST ABIR ON “FINEST HOUR”

Chart-topping electronic production trio Cash Cash’s single “Finest Hour” – out now via Big Beat Records – features riveting vocals from the Moroccan singerABIR. Arriving last night, a sentimental official music video beginning with a couple at the start of their relationship, and follows them throughout their finest hours of their courtship, highlighting milestones as their family grows, the good times and bad, for better or worse: this video has ALL the feels...

Currently racking up more than one million streams per week, “Finest Hour” has also spent the past four weeks at #1 at Dance radio and is about to enter its fifth week at the top! The infectious pop anthem is also on the cusp of entering the Top 40 chart, so stay tuned as it continues its ascent! 

Cash Cash is no stranger to successful vocal collaborations. In addition to their smash single “Take Me Home” ft. Bebe Rexha which celebrates an RIAA platinum certification, their song “All My Love” ft. Conor Mayard has amassed over 80 million global streams, “Matches” featuring ROZES achieved #1 on Dance Radio, and one of their latest releases “Belong” is on Dashboard Confessional’s new album. Their 2016 Blood, Sweat & 3 Years debut album applauds nearly 500M streams.

They continue to prove themselves as a live force to be reckoned with at major festivals including performances at CoachellaElectric ZooTomorrowWorldMade In AmericaBillboard Hot 100 Festival & ULTRA Music Festival. Cash Cash has tour dates planned through 2019, so don’t miss out if they’re heading your way!

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BASSNECTAR AND KASKADE JOIN AS HEADLINERS FOR 5TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGINE FESTIVAL

BASSNECTAR AND KASKADE JOIN HEADLINERS ARMIN VAN BUUREN, ALESSO, GALANTIS, RL GRIME AND ZEDS DEAD FOR THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGINE MUSIC FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2018

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Dropping a first phase lineup that set the festival world abuzz, the 5th Anniversary edition of Imagine Music Festival has released the full roster of performers for its 2018 event, which returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia on September 21st through 23rd. Once viewed as a burgeoning new festival filling a void in the Southeast, Imagine Music Festival has positioned itself as one of the nation’s most anticipated electronic dance music events, as well as one of the last remaining of the independent festivals. Joining previously announced headliners: Armin Van Buuren; Alesso; Galantis; RL Grime; and Zeds Dead will be Bassnectar and Kaskade. And, special guests The Glitch Mob and Getter will be joining Adventure Club on the Oceania Stage. 

Additional new artists to the lineup include: Green Velvet presents: La La Land; Latmun; Tiga; Boogie T & Squnto; DJSS; Yheti b2b Toadface; Kenneth Thomas; Weiss; Andy Bruh; Laser Assassins; Mantis; and NOA|AON, as well as local talent: Alex Lucas; Babey Drew; Heyz; Lost Seekers; Vivid; Zen Selekta and over 70 other artists.  Additional music blocks will be provided by: Tech This Out Cru; Bass Family Block; Bel Air; Torch x Elevate; Native Groove Block; Afro Acid Takeover; and Atlanta Trance Family.

Featuring four main stages, Imagine’s immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate the grounds of Atlanta Motor Speedway - from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. Previously announced artists on the 2018 performer lineup include: Headliners: Armin Van Buuren; Alesso; Galantis; RL Grime, Zeds Dead and special guest: Adventure Club. Oceania Stage: 12th Planet; Bear Grillz: Liquid Stranger; Riot Ten; Zaxx; Eddie Gold; Kevin Flum; Leah Culver; Midnite Panda; Ra; and Sunday Service. Amazonia Stage: GRiZ; ZHU; Cashmere Cat; Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ set); Ekali; Eoto; Lotus; Jai Wolf; SunSquabi; Higher Learning; Juju Beats; Levitation Jones; Protohype and Zen Selekta. Disco Inferno Stage: Green Velvet; Oliver Heldens; special guest: Noisia; Chocolate Puma; EDX; Joker; Koan Sound; Shlump; Walker & Royce; Wax Motif; Afro Acid Block, with: Salah Ananse and DJ Kemit; Ariel; Exit 9; Halogen; Ployd; and White Rhino. Aeria Stage: Paul Oakenfold; Gabriel Dresden; DJ Dara; IVY Lab; Bryson Taylor; and DaddyDough.

“Topping the prior year's lineup has undoubtedly become a bigger challenge each year,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. "Through many special requests, our fans and the Imagine Family have helped to curate another dream lineup. Our fan support has been an integral part in the festival’s growth and we cannot wait to welcome you all back for our best year yet.”

Returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway for a third straight year this September 21-23, 2018, with early admission available on Thursday,  Imagine continues to grow into the expansive venue further embracing the aquatic theme that runs throughout. Never ones to rest on their laurels, Imagine will be presenting fans with increased upgrades, based on feedback from its 2017 attendees. Imagine will continue to improve on the guest experience with more camping activities and services, additional entry and exits gates, improved VIP area, more custom stage designs and overall improvements to the site that will create better flow and shorter wait times. Throughout the aquatic wonderland there will be no shortage of aquatic creatures, dancers, cirque acts, art, workshops, the return of the Imagine pool and, of course, an even bigger and better lineup. As one of the country’s last remaining independent festivals, Imagine creates an all-encompassing, 360-degree sensory experience that blends music, circus troupes, performers, dancers, art, workshops, classes and more. 


Tickets are available now starting at $219 for a 3-day pass and $285 for a 3-day pass with camping. VIP passes with express entry into festival, exclusive viewing areas, VIP bars and lounges, and private air-conditioned VIP trailer restrooms start at $360 for a 3-day pass and $479 with a 3-day pass with camping. Several lodging packages are available, including GA Camping, VIP Camping, RV Camping, Unity Travel Qube village and Hotels.  Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $66.55, where fans can elect for four low monthly installments. Tickets are available online at www.imaginefestival.com. Imagine Music Festival is an 18 and over event.

Imagine Music Festival is produced by Iris Presents. Visit www.imaginefestival.com for the most up-to-date information.

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