Meet Life Of Dillon, Sony’s newly inked, indie folk act. Having kicked off their musical career with ‘Overload’ the UK trio recently released their follow up single ‘Dreams’ from their debut EP Prologue
The feel-good acoustic song promotes a positive message, encouraging listeners to dream as big as possible. LoD is currently on tour with pop star Meghan Trainor and they premiered their music video to ‘Dreams’ last night on the Sony Trinitron mega-screen in Times Square.
Things are looking up for the British act in the United States and as they “if your dreams don’t scare you, they ain’t big enough!”
The White Panda’s mashup of ‘Good Suit & Tie Time’ is the perfect representation of FOLD Festival, a brand new music event hosted by Nile Rodgers. On August 4th and 5th, the co-founder of legendary 70’s disco-pop group CHIC will presented one of the most diverse music lineups New York has ever seen.
Avicii receives the ultimate radio premiere from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 with his official remix of ‘Insomnia‘ by Faithless.
The original record is celebrating its 20th anniversary and peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart a year after it’s initial release.
When an contemporary artist of any magnitude takes on a ‘classic’ he/she walks the ever-so-fine line between genius and blasphemy. That notwithstanding the über-talented Swede did a grand job re-working the 1995 single, maintaining it’s integrity and bringing it to a whole new level!
Oliver Heldens’ collaboration with Shaun Frank and Delaney Jane on Spinnin Records has proven itself to be a significant success. And ever since the announcement of the song’s remix contest, upcoming producers have been eager to enter the international competition.
Elko’s entry caught our attention as it pitches down Delaney’s vocals and sets us on a tropical ride. Close your eyes and unwind to this blissful flute-based melody.
Oliver Heldens & Shaun Frank – Shades Of Grey (Ft. Delaney Jane) |Download
Welcome to August ya’ll and as the temperatures throughout North America hit a fever pitch so goes the national Billboard DJ support of our current PRO MOTION priorities including Stereolove ft Sara Loera (#9*) Kelly Clarkson (#10*) Icona Pop (#21* Power Pick) Zameer ft Mia Martina (#42*) Hilary Duff (#47 Debut) and K.C & The Sunshine Band (#50* Debut) as we serviced Air Supply (mixed by Tom Stephan) this week and pull the trigger on the Bob Sinclar import next week! And for a complete listing of all singles on next week’s Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Top 50 chart please below.
STEREOLOVE FT SARA LOERA ‘SARA’
(Stereolove Recordings – Australia)
Amidst the lion’s share of major label pop acts on the Billboard chart, the little Aussie import with the PAUL GOODYEAR + PETE BELIS + STEREOLOVE + 7TH HEAVEN + VINNY VERO + PARRALOX remixes leaps onto next week’s Top 10 at #9*
K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND ‘‘I LOVE YOU MORE’
Moving a week ahead of normal schedule the 1970’s disco-pop icon with the TONY MORAN + RALPHI ROSARIO remixes enjoys his first Billboard Top 50 chart single – at #50* – in more than a decade!
From #49* DEBUT to #29* POWER PICK to #21* POWER PICK the KING ARTHUR + JUMP SMOKERS + 10K ISLAND + SAM FELDT + GHASSEMI + CLUB KILLERS remixes garner the support of 50% of the BB DJ panel within 21 days of PRO MOTION-al service
HILARY DUFF ‘SPARKS’
Another single the Billboard community delivers two week’s premature, the CUTMORE + GOLDEN PONY remixes make the leap from #2 BREAKOUT to #47* DEBUT … and she’s just getting started!
More often than not when Kygo releases a new song people stop what they’re doing and take am immediate listen to. And his latest is ‘Nothing Left’, featuring Will Heard , a relatively unknown, yet, very talented singer from London.
On ‘Nothing …’ Kygo sticks to his tropical guns but incorporates a deep house bassline to give the dainty original some grit. It’s yet unclear if this title will top ‘Stole The Show’ or ‘Firestone’, but given the modicum of creativity and additional star value, we don’t believe the current single has the gusto to go the distance.
Having just released his remix of ‘Stronger‘ by Arty – as a free download via Soundcloud – Mat Zo states “Since this got leaked I thought I might as well post it on Soundcloud.” And this pleasant surprise has perked up the ears of many a listener.
The energy-infused, progressive trance remix reps an incredibly euphoric tone perfect for all the bells and whistles of confetti cannons. Previously programmer at several major events, including Above & Beyond (at Madison Square Garden), the re-work has been welcomed with overwhelming audience support.
Arty ft Ray Dalton – Stronger (Mat Zo Remix) | Download
There’s tropical house .. and then there’s tropical house! Fortunately for us this Taylor Wise remix of ‘Chocolate‘ by The 1975 falls into the latter category and this summery single is a fantastic fit for, both, poolside relaxation or a driving playlist, given it’s light tone yet upbeat tempo.
More often than not a producer remixes a classic because he/she is a fan of the original. However such is not the case this go-round as Taylor explicitly points out – via Soundcloud – that he wasn’t a “huge fan of Chocolate when it came out and wanted to give the track a different feel than the Indie-Pop vibe the original had.”
Despite his candor, Wise does an impressive job with this tropical production.
The 1975 – Chocolate (Taylor Wise Remix) |Download
The song’s lyrics describe the narrator’s discovery of personal strength following an devastating breakup, delivered with increasing confidence and backed by a stirring instrumental accompaniment. One of the most famous disco songs of all time and Gaynor’s biggest hit to this day, ‘ … Survive’ reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks.
Years prior to MTV a promotional video was filmed in 1979 at the New York discothèque called Xenon. Sheila Reid-Pender of Harlem, NY is the featured skater in the video from the skating group, The Village Wizards, though Gloria was not present during the taping of the rollerskating segment.
It’s mashups like these that can make listeners think, “How did I not think of doing that myself?’ The Weeknd has become one of the most sought after artists after hits like this, ‘Often‘ ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and ‘Love Me Harder’ with Ariana Grande.
We not guarantee that you’ll have this jam on repeat all week but you can grab your personal copy right here, right now!
Kanye West vs. The Weeknd – Feel Stronger (Carlos Serrano Mix) |Download