Nora En Pure Releases Emotive Single 'Birthright'

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With every release, Nora En Pure offers pristine productions and brings listeners deeper into her world. Her latest offering, ‘Birthright’, is an emotive single, which encapsulates her signature sound across its stunning soundscape. ‘Birthright’ is out now via Enormous Tunes.

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Debuted as the opening track during her majestic performance at Coachella last month, ‘Birthright’ is built up around a memorable piano melody and infuses enlightening percussion and delicate synths with a soulful bassline, resulting in pure sonic bliss. Crafted to alleviate the listener’s stress and sorrow, ‘Birthright’ maintains a downtempo pace and radiates a positive glow across its duration.

Captivating audiences in her recent live performances, ‘Birthright’ also received its radio premiere from dance music authority Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. Following shortly after the release of her official remix for Grammy nominated duo SOFI TUKKER’s ‘Fantasy’, and with performances at the likes of Brooklyn Mirage for her Purified NYC event, XS Las Vegas alongside Fisher for Elrow, Amsterdam Open Air Festival and Spring Awakening Festival on the horizon, Nora En Pure’s indomitable work ethic continues to keep her at the forefront of the dance music scene.

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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE RELEASE LOUIS THE CHILD REMIX OF “I DREAMT WE SPOKE AGAIN”

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8x GRAMMY® Award-nominated Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie today release a remix of “I Dreamt We Spoke Again,” courtesy of acclaimed Chicago-based DJ and production duo Louis the Child. The original track comes off the band’s critically acclaimed ninth studio album Thank You For Today, released last August.

Introducing the flip to fans, Louis the Child say: "This is our new remix of ‘I Dreamt We Spoke Again’ by Death Cab for Cutie. You may listen using your electronic devices and wireless fidelity connection. Volume level 11 recommended." LISTEN HERE: https://youtu.be/u_OgE1vsM20

Of the rework, Death Cab for Cutie explain: “‘I Dreamt We Spoke Again’ began as a very muted, low-key ghost of a song, but ended up being one of the more dance-oriented tracks that this band has attempted - though in a very throwback, nostalgic sense. So, it was a treat to turn it over to Louis the Child and have them apply all of the bells and whistles of 2019 dance music production to it.”

Today’s release follows another rework of the track from legendary Jamaican dub/dancehall legend Scientist listen here, as well as a remix of “Northern Lights” from acclaimed Australian electronic producer Japanese Wallpaper listen here.

This past weekend, Death Cab co-curated and headlined a benefit with ODESZA at their shared alma mater – Western Washington State. Billed “Double Major,” the show was a homecoming for both bands, having formed in Bellingham when their members were students. In appreciation for the school and the city of Bellingham, net proceeds from the show were donated to WWU’s Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment.Red

Next month, they will embark on their highly anticipated summer tour, including stops at North America’s most iconic venues – from New York’s Forest Hills to LA’s Hollywood Bowl to an already sold out night at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Across various dates, support on the tour will come from Jenny Lewis, Lala Lala, Mitski, and Car Seat Headrest

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ARMIN VAN BUUREN REMIXES ICONIC VAN HALEN SINGLE “JUMP”

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It’s not every day that you see two very different legendary artists team up for a common cause, but today is one of those memorable days that dance music fans won’t soon forget - the renowned Dutch DJ and producer Armin van Buuren has taken on the challenge of remixing Van Halen’s classic 1983 smash hit “Jump,” one of the most enduring and timeless singles in rock & roll history. Listen HERE.

Out today through Big Beat Records, Armin van Buuren puts his signature, uplifting, progressive, trance spin on the iconic rock anthem, kicking off the remix by isolating front man David Lee Roth’s classic verse and adding in arpeggiating synths and cowbell for good measure. Naturally the remix explodes once it reaches the song’s classic chorus, and never lets go from there, steadily building until an unforgettable climax. Who would’ve thought “Jump” could get any more anthemic?!

“Jump” is still Van Halen’s most successful single to date, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 along with being ranked #15 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s.” The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum also listed it as one of the “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll” and its music video was nominated for three MTV VMAs at the time, along with winning Best Stage Performance.” Armin’s remix of Jump had its first listen when Van Halen front man David Lee Roth came out during Armin’s Ultra Main Stage performance earlier this year for a performance fans still haven’t forgotten.

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IMAGINE CREATES AN UNBELIEVABLE FIRST ROUND LINEUP FOR SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2019 EXPERIENCE

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After giving fans a glimpse into Chapter Six of the aquatic fairytale, with the release of the theme for Imagine 2019- What Lies Deep at the Bottom of the Ocean,” the first round lineup is finally here. Featuring a series of mind-blowing headliners, as well as talent that underscores the depth of this annual announcement, fans are once again invited back to this aquatic mecca September 20-22, 2019. Headlining artists joining previously announced Seven Lions, include: DiploREZZAbove & BeyondAlison WonderlandZeds Dead and Marshmello.   With still more headliners to be announced, this initial collection of top tier names are joined by over 30 additional artists.

Featuring four main stages, with more stages and artists to be announced, Imagine’s immersive aquatic fairytale will permeate all areas of the festival- from the infield to deep into the early morning in the camping areas. Additional artists on the 2019 performer lineup include: Oceania Stage: Alan Walker; KSHMR; Matoma; 1788-L; Ghastly; K?D; Leah Culver; Said the Sky and Svdden Death. Amazonia Stage: Louis the Child; Tipper; Cherub; Detox Unit; GoldfishPhantoms and Thriftworks. Disco Inferno Stage: Claude Vonstroke & Dirtybird Players Stage Takeover; Anna Lunoe; Dr. Fresch; J.Philip; Justin Jay; Justin Martin; Nora En Pure; Rusko; Wax Motif; Grave Gang and HE$H. Aeria Stage: BT; Darude; AK1200 and Reid Speed.

“Finally we are able to let the cat out of the bag and show our fans what has taken many months to curate,” says Iris Presents founders Glenn and Madeleine Goodhand. “Each year we challenge ourselves to top the previous lineup and that is proving to be more and more difficult. We are thrilled with the initial lineup and have many more gems to reveal over the next few months.”
Returning September 20-22, 2019, Imagine continues to further evolve embracing the aquatic theme that has been its hallmark over the past six years.
General Admission is available now starting at $199 for a 3-day pass and $249 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 $299 for a 3-day pass and $329 with a 3-day pass with camping. Payment plans are available for a downpayment as low as $57.00, 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.

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GALANTIS “BONES” FT. ONEREPUBLIC OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO ARRIVES TODAY

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Swedish duo Galantis welcomes viewers to step into a remarkable fantasy world where bodies are transformed into skeleton form in the new official music video for their single “Bones” featuring OneRepublic. Video director Spencer Hord of AfterWeDead says, “This project was a rare occasion where our amazing team of animators, editors, and production nerds (Joe Cella // Pix3lface // Vince McKelvie // Sam Newell // Andrew Henry // Joey Bryars // Brian Beckwith) saw the album artwork and knew the concept straight away.” On his interpretation of Bones Park Hord says, “We wanted to do something conceptually simple, but visually challenging. The goal was to create a literal representation of “Bones” with 3D animation, and merge these CG assets with a moody amusement park environment to create a surreal mixed-reality narrative. We shot the live action plates at Castle Park in Riverside - a small theme park in Southern California I grew up attending for various grade-school birthday parties. The location was much better than I remembered, and the production process became a nostalgic experience to say the least.” 

“Bones” builds acoustically and takes flight in true Galantis fashion. The Grammy nominated duo’s latest single follows up the recent success of “San Francisco” (feat. Sofia Carson), along with “Emoji”, "Satisfied” (feat. MAX), and "Spaceship” (feat. Uffie). Known for their over-the-top live performances, Christian Karlsson (also of Bloodshy & Avant and Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (Style of Eye) are spanning the globe with festivals and shows in 2019, including a headline live show at New York’s Brooklyn Mirage on July 5th that has just gone on sale, a show at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo Hall on October 18th that goes on sale this Thursday, April 25th, and more coming soon.

Galantis will also release a remix package for “Bones” on April 26th featuring re-works from the guys themselves, on their Galantis & shndō VIP Mix, as well as versions from Hook N SlingSteff da Campo, B-Sights, eSQUIRE, and Lodato.

Galantis’s second album The Aviary debuted as a Top 10 album in 23 countries and received widespread critical praise. The New Yorker proclaimed, “Galantis sends crowds soaring with reliably mammoth melodies,” while NYLON raved, “Everything Galantis touches is gold.” Additionally, their debut album Pharmacy reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart and spawned hit singles “Peanut Butter Jelly” and “Runaway (U&I),” the latter of which is RIAA certified gold in seven countries and earned GRAMMY nominations for “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Remixed Recording”.

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THUNDERPUSSY SHARES COVER OF JEFFERSON AIRPLANE'S "SOMEBODY TO LOVE"

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Seattle-based all female rock band Thunderpussy shares a fiery cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody To Love” today, ahead of a Supreme Court case on April 15 that will determine the fate of trademarking their name. Of the song, the band says, “At a time when it feels like empathy and compassion are lost and the polarization of thoughts and ideas is paramount, maybe it’s time to stop looking for someone to blame and instead find someone to love.“

LISTEN TO "SOMEBODY TO LOVE" HERE!

The song follows the release of Thunderpussy’s self-titled debut album last year via Stardog Records/Republic Records, which Pearl Jam's Mike McCready lent guitar and production on, calling them his "favorite new band." Listen to Thunderpussy HERE!

In May 2015, Thunderpussy applied for a US trademark to protect their name and brand in preparation for world domination. A short time later, they received a letter from the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) denying the band their trademark on the grounds that their name was “immoral” and “scandalous” per the guidelines laid down in the Truman-era Lanham Act of 1946, even citing Urban Dictionary as a credible source as to why the word pussy is regarded as a derogatory term.

The band’s fate now depends on the outcome of a new case, Iancu v. Brunetti, which will be argued at the Supreme Court on April 15, 2019, where Eric Brunetti will be defending his clothing brand, FUCT, a case he’s been fighting for nearly 20 years.

Two years ago, Asian-American band The Slants won their case based on the argument that they were reappropriating an ethnic slur and turning it into a badge of pride. Similarly, as women, Thunderpussy’s intention has always been to shed a positive light on a word that has been used in a derogatory manner and seen as a joke or weak. Because it is exactly the opposite - the word pussy is powerful.

Catch Thunderpussy on tour in North America this summer with Black Pistol Fire, see the upcoming list of tour dates below. Stay tuned for more from Thunderpussy!

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DANCE FLOOR HIT-MAKER FAUSTIX IS BACK WITH NEW SINGLE + MUSIC VIDEO

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DJ and producer, Faustix, is fresh off a sizzling hot 2018 - now back with his new single ’Thorns’ out today (via Big Beat Records) alongside the official music video! Listen/watch HERE.

 Written by the Swedish pop-duo Smith & Thell ’Thorns’ is a Nu Disco-leaning track (a first for Faustix) with a universal and relatable theme: getting hurt but moving on as a stronger person. The powerful music video depicts just that, and is the inspiration we all need to believe we can come out of any situation stronger.  

Staying true to the core feeling of authenticity and emotion behind the vocals that Faustix felt upon hearing it for the first time, he coasted on that feeling while building out the production, allowing him to maintain the magic – something he hopes to pass off to listeners. “I feel that the entire track is like we are an orchestra of 20-30 people each playing an instrument having the greatest time, and I love that feeling”, Faustix expressed. 

Over the years Faustix has made his mark in the music scene with over 80 millon streams on Spotify alone, on releases including a production-collaboration with Diplo on the smash hit ‘Revolution’ (which became part of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign), his hit single ‘Crying In The Sun’, which has already achieved more than 7 million streams, and a remix of the official UEFA EURO song by David Guetta and Zara Larsson. He has also done remixes for the likes of Chris BrownIcona PopMajor Lazer, and recently Slushii Sofia Reyes’s “Never Let You Go.” Over the past year Faustix has started up his EP series “OMG It’s Lit”, releasing vol. 1 and 2 – the series is a tribute to club music and has received massive support from DJs such as DiploAlvaroMORTEN and Snavs.

Experimenting and working with other genres is something Faustix will try out more; in his own words, “I like the challenge and the direction a track spontaneously can put me in and I will try this out more in the time coming.” You heard ‘em – keep an eye out for more from Faustix in 2019!

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