Mountain Dew’s very own lifestyle blog Green Label, which is also a part of Complex media, recently posted their top 10 Future Stars Of EDM, and they had the honor of featuring Queen of Bass Ayah Marar amongst names such as Martin Garrix, DJ Sliink, RL Grime, GTA, Duke Dumont and more! The reason as to why they picked Ayah as 1 of their top 10 future star, is not because of her high profile collaborations with Calvin Harris, or her upcoming single with Nervo and R3hab, but her own solo project “The Real,” and the stand out track “Mind Controller.” Read below what they had to say about Ayah, and check out the complete list here:
Everyone has to start from somewhere, and it would be hard to start your career in a better place than Ayah Marar did. In 2004, she began working with uber-producer Calvin Harris and since then, has supplied the vocals to a huge number of his songs, most notably the smash hit “Thinking About You.” However, Marar is far more than Harris’s sidekick. Born and raised in Jordan and then living in the U.K., Marar brings a distinctly international sound to the scene that has allowed her to tour across the world, as well as hold down DJ gigs and residencies. It’s her own solo album The Real, though, which put her on this list. The Real is a project that proves she’s an artist who has something to say and knows how to have a good time. Sounds like a formula for success to us.
We are happy to announce that Bimbo Jones & Beverley Knight’s “I Found Out” is #1 on the DJ Times chart, with near complete coverage down the board of reporters. The remix package includes remixes by Looney B, Sebastian Carter, Giuseppe D., the Control Freakz, Funky Junction, Bimbo Jones and more! You can stream the single below, and purchase the single package today or iTunes or Beatport!
Shout out to Stereotude for featuring Ayah Marar on their First Slice feature! Check out the feature above, and read below what they had to say:
Ayah Marar is HUGE in the UK. She’s a singer, a songwriter, and an all-around badass chick. We’re calling it now—she’s on the brink of stardom in the US.
She wrote and recorded on Calvin Harris’ 18 Months album, and recently premiered a collaboration with R3hab and Nervo titled “Waiting for the Weekend” at Tomorrowland.
And if you haven’t already, check out Ayah’s debut album The Real available on iTunes and Beatport!
We are happy to announce that the Latin Summer hit “Last Call” by the Bello Boys featuring Kat DeLuna is now #18 on the Billboard Dance/Club Chart with a jump of 9 slots from last week’s #27 position! Thank you to everyone that’s supported! The single along with remixes by the Riddler, Funk Generation-H3drush, Ranny, Dark Intensity, Giuseppe D. and more! Purchase the remix package on iTunes today, and stream it on YouTube below!
Tonight, July 24th, I.O.U. aka Inside Our Universe will be performing with a live band all of their hits off their debut album the Soul & The Intellect at the legendary Webster Hall in New York City at 7:30PM. Tickets are 12$ and you must be 16+ to attend. The band will be opening for international singer/songwriter Cris Cab who is currently promoting his hit single featuring Pharell “Liar Liar.” Purchase your tickets here and if you haven’t yet, get your copy of “The Soul & The Intellect” on iTunes today!
Our friends at NotableDance.com chose Lee Dagger featuring Inaya Day’s “Shelter Me” as their song of the day, and here’s what they had to say about it:
Unexpected. When you see Inaya Day’s name on a record, the first though is full-on diva singing, wailing, and screaming. “Shelter Me” is a much softer and prettier side of Inaya; you can definitely tell it is her singing but it is unlike most of her big house records. The collaboration with Lee Dagger is in the current big room EDM style – pretty synth dropouts for vocals with banging electro beats for the festival kids. The contrast of soft and hard works rather well. For club consumption, there is a large set of remixes of various styles (house, electro, dubstep, nu-house, festival, progressive) from Alex Preston, Bimbo Jones, DDei & Estate, Funky Junction (with Ariano Kina & Marco Bruzzano), Killerpunkers, Giuseppe D, Looney B & Clemens Brock, M-Series, Soneec, and Wawa – so just about any kind of club DJ can find something that fits their set.
Purchase the single remix package today on Beatport and stream the Bimbo Jones Bounce remix below!
TheSource featured I.O.U. ‘s latest single “Greatest Time Of My Life” off their album The Soul & The Intellect available on iTunes now! Check out below what they had to say below and be sure to add this song to your summer playlist!
Still going strong after the release of “Other Side Of Fear” off their debut album The Soul & The Intellect, I.O.U. presents their second single off the album “Greatest Time Of My Life” with visuals directed by Jean Isaacs.
The single serves as an ode to life and all the excitement that’s been happening for Buck and Izee down in South Brunswick, NJ, with Izee graduating from Rutgers University (where the fellows made a name for themselves with Black and Scarlet iconic anthems), and all the love they’ve been receiving from their fans for the album and their refreshing pop/hip-hop sound. Entirely self-produced, and released via the independent label Radikal Records, Inside Our Universe is ready for the heat of the Summer.
As the follow up to her nu-disco release “Somebody,” Salt Ashes is gearing up to release her second debut single “If You Let Me Go,” which is currently being played exclusively on Gaydio.com and we are very happy to announce that the song was brought up to B rotation , along side Above & Beyond, Mapei, Nero, Klangkarussell, and more! Look out for a release day for “If You Let Me Go” and check out the music video for “Somebody” below!
Latina.com had a chance to speak with Kat DeLuna on her upcoming second album, as wellas opened up about her close friendship with Selena Gomez, and her new hit single “Last Call” on which she is featured on by the Bello Boys. You can read an excerpt of the interview below, and head over to Latina.com to read the full exclusive! You can also purchase “Last Call” and it’s array of remixes on iTunes and Beatport!
Pulse Radio had the opportunity to catch up with Ayah Marar to discuss all of her upcoming projects, including her single with Calvin Harris “Thinking About You” as well as her debut album “The Real.” Here’s a small excerpt of what Pulse Radio had to say, and you can read the entire interview here:
Ayah Marar has been plying her trade as a singer and songwriter in the electronic world for some time now, and and even if you’re not familiar with the name, chances are you’re familiar with her voice and her work behind the scenes. Born in Jordan, she moved to the UK at the age of eighteen, and it was there that her music career began to take shape. Since then, she’s made a name for herself with huge singles like “Unstoppable” and “Beg Borrow Steal,” and her voice has made it on to massive songs like Calvin Harris’ “Thinking About You”.
Over time, her style has morphed and transitioned between pop and house (with a little bit of everything else thrown in too) but she’s recently taken a new direction, and embraced the style of big room electronic music that’s been making lots of headlines recently. Her record label, Hussle Girl, has been responsible for some very innovative music, and with such a dynamic resume, we decided it was high time we catch up with the legend herself and talk shop about music, life, and her work with other great artists.