We are happy to announce that Bombs Away’s “Better Luck Next Time” has been added to MTV Latin’s programming. The boys are currently on tour in Canada, you can keep up with them on their Facebook here! You can purchase the track along with the remix package on iTunes.
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Ayah Marar announces “THE REAL AMERICAN TOUR”
Ayah Marar, the vocalist and writer behind the Calvin Harris Hot100 smash single “Thinking About You” is embarking on her first US tour – “The Real American Tour” Promoting the radio and chart success of the Calvin Harris single, as well her lead US single “Beg Borrow Steal” which debuted in the Billboard Dance Top 50 earlier this year, and also appears on her debut album ‘The Real’
Beginning the first leg of her tour in Los Angeles, performing alongside hot producer of the moment Kastle at his Symbols Label party at Sound Nightclub, Ayah will be making stops in San Francisco, the Hardrock Hotel in San Diego, along with a quick stop at SXSW for a headlining showcase. After a few days down in Austin for the festivities, Mrs Marar will be making her way to the Midwest for a performance in Chicago, and Detroit, to head towards the East Coast for a few days of promo and interviews in New York, to finish off in Sunny Miami for the Winter Music Conference where Ayah will be performing, and speaking as a panelist. See you there!
Tour dates below:
Thursday March 6th – KASTLE FEATURING AYAH MARAR @ SOUND NIGHTCLUB, Los Angeles, CA
Friday March 7th – LIVE @ THE ROK BOX, Pleasanton, CA
Saturday March 8th – LIVE @ THE HARD ROCK HOTEL, San Diego, CA
Wednesday March 12th – L ROCK ENT DAY PARTY @ DARWIN’S PUB, Austin, TX
Friday March 14th – LIVE @ DRINK, Schaumberg, Illinois
Saturday March 15th – LIVE @ BLEU, Detroit, MI
Monday March 17th – LIVE @ LDM ST PATRICK’S DAY, New York, NY
Thursday March 20th – LIVE @ BLUE MARTINI, West Palm Beach, FL
Friday March 21st – LIVE @ PASSION, Hollywood, FL
Saturday March 22nd – LIVE @ NIGHT TOWN, Destin, Florida
The good folks at Planet Notion fell in love with Salt Ashes’ debut single “Somebody,” and decided to reach out to find out more about Mrs Ashes and what inspires her. Here are 10 things Salt Ashes is obsessed with:
“I love anything with a cape , I love pulling my hood up and hiding , I like looking Sinister and mysterious in a nice black cape”
“It’s like eating treacle and latex , it smells amazing and cures everything, I eat it everyday and can’t live without it.”
3. Book: 1984 by George Orwell
“I just re-read this recently , such an amazing story, my songs are often about betrayal and the hiding of feelings or escape, I love visions of the future. Or in this case the future past.”
4. Ableton Controller
“We love using Ableton live to run all our tracks , it’s an amazing and instinctive programme and I love the new controller, it looks like a disco when it’s all lit up.”
5. Big chunky Silver Skeleton themed jewellry
“I love oversized jewellry and I’m really into bones and strange skulls and chunky designs.”
6. Music: Daniel Avery Drone Logic
“An amazing forward thinking dance record, it has such wonderful textures and bass sounds. He’s a master of swell and build and the whole record is so musical. Love it.”
7. Drive Soundtrack and Movie
“I love the mood and Visual tone of the movie , the nocturnal widescreen feel and futuristic city vibes and the soundtrack really locks it down it’s a masterpiece.”
“If there’s one place I wish I had visited it’s the famed disco inferno that was Studio 54, the music the glamour and seedy nature of the place, I try to imagine it and put that excitement into my own music.”
9. Bass Players – Bootsy Collins
“I love bass lines and I love Bass players , I love the funk.”
10. Really amazing High Heels
“Life without great shoes would not be worth living , I like the way they make me feel and I like to dance and fall over on stage in them.”
Bombs Away’s latest music video for “Better Luck Next Time” is up for a spot in rotation on MTVU’s “The Freshmen” and needs your vote! Go to MTVU.com now and vote for “Bombs Away ‘Better Luck Next Time” as this week’s best freshmen video! You can vote as many times as you like, so press play and get to voting, let’s get Bombs Away to #1!
Our friends at Fist In The Air featured DJ Prime’s “Start A F*cking Riot” featuring vocals from Big Nab. Here’s what they had to say about the track:
After amazing support on “Big Room Bass” and going #1 on the HypeM Charts knocking out 17 year old super star Martin Garrix’s single “Wizard”, Prime is ready and able to “Start A F*cking Riot!” This is sure to get your dance floor moving & shaking, and maybe cause a few fights.
Support “Start A F*cking Riot” on Beatport today and help it climb up the Beatport chart, it’s currently #81 on the Breaks chart!
Ayah Marar has been chosen among 14 EDM artists to watch in 2014 by PopCrush among artists such as Dillon Francis, Cole Plante, Cazzette, Duke Dumont, The Bloody Beetroots, Mat Zo, and more!
Here’s what PopCrush had to say about Ayah:
Ayah Marar was born in Jordan before moving to the UK at the age of 18, where she began her career in music. Marar entered the UK dance movement as being a part of the drum and bass scene and later began collaborating with mega DJ and producer Calvin Harris in 2004. Marar collaborated with Harris by providing the vocals on many of his albums, including the hit ‘Thinking About You’ which has reached the Top 40 charts in the US. Marar released her first solo album last year, titled ‘The Real,’ and is currently touring her solo material with DJ Tenku.
Read More: 14 EDM Artists to Watch in 2014 | http://popcrush.com/edm-artists-to-watch-2014/?trackback=tsmclip
Here’s what the two brothers Harry & Xavier had to say about the release:
“With “Don’t Go Go”, the aim has been to create a wrapping atmosphere that is as smooth as it is strong. We feel this song singularly makes for a great introduction into our musical universe for newcomers, as it is quite representative of the exploration between electronic and organic, old and new, of simplicity and cultural diversity, all central to our approach. We hope you’ll get the sense of joy we had while creating this piece, that sunny something made of rhythm and harmony… Be our guest!”
Brothers from Strasbourg – France, HARRY VEYNAND & XAVIER VEYNAND have long been part of an indeed temporal, thus progressive approach to shaping the spirit of discovery and critical thinking: whether it was during their university education, or through their learning of musical instruments, until their first steps creating music, leading to the assertion of their singularity as artists and music producers duo “TUNE IN CREW”
With awareness of the reality that any artist is beneficiary and partially tributary of already existing creations, they dare the boldness, they dare to take the risk in exploring new forms. Each track is experienced as a search to bring out a new relevance, attentive not to fall into trivializing. It is driven by a will to experiment, with humility and joy, between caution, confidence, and requirement. Given what they have lived, listened to, read, learned and thought -all the more in a time of acute conformism, while the world is truly, more than ever opened up- the 2 brothers find meaning in a music rich of its high diversity.
Indeed, from sunny and warm Caribbean, Oriental and Latin influences, to the edge of modern electronic synths, and with a subtle touch of soulful American music, TUNE IN CREW’s sound is a story of surprising balance, of breath, making for a lively and game-changing kind of Pop music. Having in mind and at heart that “Music has, quite particularly, the prestige of both the unity and the otherness” (M. Edwards), Harry and Xavier embraced that music contributes to the future, as a sketch, binding the individual and collective level, and that is also why music has an inherent political nature.
For this reason, they didn’t hesitate to build tracks around political speeches in their country, in favor of a greater, revalued democratic participation. This outlines the aspiration to add to the already existing free spaces, and be one of these cases which incite to the creative courage: this very confidence towards the unknown.
TUNE IN CREW puts front-and-center… “La joie de vivre”!
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Shout out to our friends at Notable Dance whom picked Salt Ashes’ “Somebody” as their track of the day! Here’s what DJ Ron Slomowicz had to say about the single:
“Imagine Kate Bush doing a dark synth-pop cover of Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration,” and you have the initial buzz single of Veiga Sanchez (a/k/a Salt Ashes). For the “official” debut comes “Somebody,” a slick-yet-moody downtempo electronic record with the feel of a New Order side project – maybe Revenge or Electronic. The comparisons to Kate Bush are obvious, but there’s a hint of a Natalia Kills noir in there that gives it an even darker, angelic vibe. While not exactly club-ready, the Cruelty remix adds a new beat with a kind of RAC-meets-DFA vibe. With her unique and ethereal (yet powerful) voice, I imagine that there will be some strong DJ/Producer collabs coming soon.”
This week’s guest on the Weekend Throwdown with Jagger is none other than Ayah Marar as she sits down with Bex to discuss her single with Calvin Harris “Thinking About You,” her debut album The Real, as well as her US debut single “Beg Borrow Steal.” The show will be aired on over 40 stations around the US, click here for a list of times and stations where you can hear the interview near you!
This week Jidax and Enzo Darren’s progressive house banger “Paint The World” featuring vocals from Chester Rushing was featured in Nicky Romero’s Protocol Radio. You can stream the mix below and purchase the single on iTunes and Beatport. The remix package also includes remixes by Lush & Simon, and Dirty Rush & Gregor Es.