Albums | UK duo Arliston “Hold My Wine”

Posted by on October 4, 2022

London-based duo Arliston have returned with their hard-hitting second single, “Hold My Wine”, taken from their upcoming EP, Even in the Shade, which comes out next month on November 4th. The calming indie rock gem has a major 80’s flair not only due to the synthesizer sounds but also the lead vox. The song manages to be deeply nostalgic while also resisting sounding cliché, I can’t put my finger on what song or band this track specifically reminds me of but I do love it. A melancholy yet original single, this song is something special. I look forward to hearing their full EP, tune in to “Hold My Wine” above now!

Albums | Bingo Players Returns To Perfect Havoc With ‘Phone A Friend’?

Posted by on September 10, 2022

Platinum certified producer, Bingo Players returns to UK leading independent label, Perfect Havoc, with the emotive, feelgood track ‘Phone A Friend (feat. Tia)’. Out today, 2nd September, the Dutch mega producer aka Maarten Hoogstraten only releases music to the highest standard and this latest commercial house cut neatly follows suit. Stream via all platforms here: https://perfecthavoc.lnk.to/phoneafriend 

Bingo Players needs little introduction. For over a decade, Maarten Hoogstraten has been dominating dancefloors and singles charts around the world with a style of dance music that has seen fans in their masses flock to sets at major festivals around the globe like Coachella, Tomorrowland, EDC Vegas and more. 

With his late DJ/production partner Paul Bäumer, Bingo Players had huge success with the Top 40 global anthem ‘Cry (Just A Little)’, and in 2013 with the UK No. 1 single ‘Get Up (Rattle)’ where they made history as the first Dutch act to hit the top spot in 25 years. AfterPaul’s passing, Maarten came back with ‘Knock You Out’, a tribute to his lifelong friend, which became their first No.1 on the US Billboard Dance Chart. With over 20 million streams, it catapulted Bingo Players further into the mainstream.

Today Bingo Players’ sound as fresh as ever. Maarten’s 2020 rework of ‘Devotion’ became a hit for the second time around on Musical Freedom some 11 years after its initial release on Spinnin’ Records. Subsequent success came with the US Billboard Top 4 single ‘Forever Love’ with Disco Fries, and the heavily supported collaboration with fellow Dutchmen, Oomloud on ‘Brighter Days’.

To the very present, this latest single follows Bingo Players’ debut on Perfect Havoc alongside Oomloud in 2021 with ‘Touch & Go’. ‘Phone A Friend’’s retro sound are enhanced by soft synths, 80s-style percussion and a BP signature bassline. Singer Tia comes in with her dreamy vocals, longing after a lover she can phone from the bed (we’ve all been there, right?).

‘Phone A Friend’ is another solid release for Perfect Havoc. Shortlisted for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards, Perfect Havoc has carved out its niche of commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds. Now having generated over 5 billion streams and given rise to six UK Top 20 singles, including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by four-time Brit Award-nominated producer Joel Corry & MNEK, it’s one of the most consistently successful indies in recent years.

With a talent-packed schedule still to release in 2022 including cuts from Oliver Nelson and James Hurr, Ros T, Parx and many more, Perfect Havoc continues to serve up accessible and underground house sounds from both breaking and established talent.

Albums | UK Duo Just Kiddin Return to Perfect Havoc Alongside DiRTY RADiO With New Single ‘Moonshine River’ ?

Posted by on August 3, 2022

UK duo Just Kiddin deliver their first release on Perfect Havoc since officially signing to the label’s management arm in June. ‘Moonshine River’ is a feelgood single with rolling piano groove and soulful vocals and comes in collaboration with the impressively eclectic Vancouver-based production outfit, DiRTY RADiO. Released on 29th July, the wild-west-inspired single cuts a creative line between commercial dance and modern soul and showcases these producers at their very best.

Hailing from Northamptonshire, Just Kiddin aka Lewis Thompson and Laurie Revell have been working up a storm since their 2014 summer hit ‘Thinking About It’. Released by Parlophone’s dance imprint, FFRR, it received over 50 plays across BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra and over 16 million streams online.

Fast forward and the talented producers now have streaming numbers clocking over 200 million globally. Contributing to that count is the 2021 single ‘Risk It All’ with Ella Henderson and House Gospel Choir, which received a ‘Hottest Record’ accolade from Charlie Hedges on BBC Radio 1 and playlisted on BBC Radio 2. And their collaboration ‘Closer’ with Sonny Fodera proved a streaming hit on Spotify, finding its way into the platform’s biggest dance playlists such as Beast Mode and mint.

Since first appearing on Perfect Havoc in 2019 with a remix of ‘Fallen’ by Joel Corry, Just Kiddin went on to release the Radio 1 “Future Anthem” ‘Body Talk’ (on Nothing Else Matters), to the more recent contagious pop-dance outing ‘Change My Mind’ which received 11 spins on BBC Radio 1’s Party Anthems and charted at #7 on Billboard’s Dance/Mixshow Chart.

On the touring side, Just Kiddin will play four dates at the new Joel Corry Pool Party residency at Ibiza Rocks this summer, as well as for WNDRLND x Perfect Havoc at Eden Ibiza on 30th July.

The DiRTY RADiO outfit aka Shadi, Waspy and Tonez has been churning out a satisfying synthesis of progressive soul, R&B and electronic sounds since 2010. Their diverse sounds have been dropping on such prolific labels as Spinnin’, Majestic Casual and Mad Decent, racking up 20+million streams on Spotify and international airplay all the way from the UK on BBC Radio1Xtra to triple j in Australia.

That global appeal has earned DiRTY RADiO collaborations with respected artists from all over, including Young Franco (Australia), Mike Mago (Holland), Jean Tonique (France) and many others. Their sexy, soul-drenched R&B and pulsing dance floor bangers have evidently been turning heads, and they’ll continue to do so on this latest release.

Perfect Havoc – a runner-up for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards – is one of the most successful indie dance labels of recent years. Its trademark commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds has generated the label over 5 billion streams and given rise to six UK Top 20 singles including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by four-time Brit Award nominated producer, Joel Corry & MNEK.

With a talent-packed schedule for 2022 that also features releases from PS1, Austin Millz, Simon Fields and many more, Perfect Havoc is guaranteed to serve up a ton of new accessible and underground house sounds from both breaking and established talent.

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Albums | Radio 1’s Dance Anthem Queen Charlie Hedges Reworks Gala’s “Freed From Desire”

Posted by on July 15, 2022

Renowned radio presenter and DJ Charlie Hedges takes on Gala’s hit single ‘Freed From Desire’ for her debut outing on the hit-making imprint, Perfect Havoc. Breathing new life into the nineties Top 10 single, Charlie enhances the original with a fresh club-ready buildup and drop, with pumping rave tent synths that fits oh so perfect with the singalong chorus. As the presenter of Dance Anthems on BBC Radio 1 there couldn’t be anyone better fitting to take on Gala’s bonafide dance anthem than Hedges herself.

Loved by all, the larger-than-life Charlie Hedges hosts Radio 1’s iconic Live Lounge alongside Rickie and Melvin, and the biggest dance show in the UK every Saturday night, ‘Dance Anthems’. Featuring 2 hours of Classic Anthems followed by an hour spinning the anthems of today, Charlie is a passionate advocate for the international dance music scene, and a right laugh to boot.

As a club DJ, Charlie has toured the globe playing some of the biggest dance events and festivals. These include a residency with Carl Cox in Ibiza, Amnesia Ibiza, Pacha Ibiza, Isle of Wight Festival, Boardmasters, and a residency at BH Mallorca playing alongside Craig David, Duke Dumont, Steve Aoki, Axwell and Ingrosso.

As a producer, Charlie has released various house tracks on labels such as Spinnin Records, Universal Music and Defected Records. As a remixer, she reworked Ella Henderson & Tom Grennan’s ‘Let’s Go Home Together’ on Atlantic Records, Rudimental’s ‘Ghost’ feat. Hardy Caprio, and Clean Bandit & Topic’s ‘Drive’ feat. Wes Nelson.

Perfect Havoc – a runner-up for Best Independent Record Label at the 2022 Music Week Awards – is one of the most successful indie dance labels of recent years. Its trademark commercial dance with a smattering of the more club-focused sounds has generated the label over 5 billion streams and given rise to six UK Top 20 singles including the No.1 single ‘Head & Heart’ by four-time Brit Award nominated producer, Joel Corry & MNEK.

With a talent-packed schedule for 2022 that also features releases from Just Kiddin, PS1, Austin Millz and many more, Perfect Havoc is guaranteed to serve up a ton of new accessible and underground house sounds from both breaking and established talent.

Indie, Pop | Ci Majr is back with her latest scintillating, indie-pop anthem, “Guillotine”

Posted by on March 8, 2021

Atlanta up and comer Ci Majr returns on the scene with her unmissable new single, “Guillotine”, taken off her forthcoming EP Side Effects, set for release next month on April 16th. The indie pop jam once again highlights her songwriting abilities. Listen to the single above now and read a quote from Ci major on the new track above now!

“I actually woke up in the middle of the night one day in May 2020 with one word on my mind: “guillotine”. It’s a little dark but as soon as I woke up I was thinking how it could be such a cool concept for a song! I spent the next week or so fleshing out the lyrics and creating the demo production. The original version was actually a lot more moody and mellow than this really bright and more upbeat version that was created with my friend, Féz, over in the UK. He absolutely crushed the production and honestly transformed it into a hit!” – Ci Majr

House | Tough Love Collabs W/ Roger Sanchez To Drop “Hold On” Featuring Boy George

Posted by on November 4, 2016

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Tough Love & Roger Sanchez team up, and recruit Boy George, to release “Hold On,” a groovy deep house banger that will hit you right in the feels. There’s an analogy I like to revert back to every time, when describing this sound; imagine yourself at a club in London 4AM, and then it hits you, you find that new burst of energy to keep you going till the break of dawn, that’s “Hold On” for you. If this is your first time discovering Tough Love, get with the program, they’re taking over the UK house scene, and are currently finishing up their tour in the US. Press play, it’s a must listen!

iTunes: Tough Love & Roger ‘S – Man’ Sanchez – Hold On Feat Boy George

House | Tom Bull Is One To Pay Attention To With His Latest “Escape” Featuring Natalie Wood

Posted by on October 11, 2016

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Tom Bull is back with another stellar release featuring the talented Natalie Wood, who’s had releases with Low Steppa on Spinnin Records with “Drifting.” Premiered on BBC Radio 1 by DJ Target, and reaching #60 on the UK iTunes Dance chart, Tom is set to have a stellar end of the year, and an even bigger 2017. Supported by the likes of Oliver Heldens, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Disclosure, and many more, if you haven’t discovered Tom yet, do yourself a favor, an hop on the wave before it’s gone! This is a must listen!

Buy/stream: Tom Bull ft Natalie Wood – Escape