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Having racked up over 30 million streams in 2016, singer/songwriter River releases a free download cover of Ashanti – Foolish, exclusively premiered with well known YouTube channel ‘Mr Revillz’.

2016 was an incredible year for River with achieving a platinum record to her name in Australia with Tobtok – Fast Car Ft. River as well as features with GRMM, The Shapeshifters, Cesare on Kitsune, Keljet on Universal Music, Televisor on Armada, Oliver Nelson and achieving a multitude of Spotify success in New Music Friday playlists, Fresh Finds and more.

After the release of their much acclaimed new single So Good, Parisian duo Basic Tape are back to bring us more, serving up the first official remix of the track by way of Tobtok. Upbeat grooves meet energetic basslines and carefully crafted builds, with the Swedish producer transforming the exuberant original into an electrifying anthem for the floor. Tough to dream up a more magical collaboration than this. We’ve got no doubt this one will get you in the mood for the weekend. Jump into it below.

So Good is out now – stream it on Spotify and pick up a copy on iTunes.

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Tobtok is pretty well known for his catchy feel good remixes for example Arms Around Me by Hard Rock Sofa, John Newman and his very own original Fast Car. This time Tobtok adds his mark on Klingande’s single ‘Somewhere New’ feat. M-22.

The production kicks off with a folk guitar melody that transitions to soft piano pads underneath M22’s standout vocals. Tobtok spikes the single with snaps, claps and shimmering melodies that create a summery, uplifting mood. The Swede’s remix of “Somewhere New” is exactly what you need to jumpstart your week. Enjoy!

Exclusively featured on Armada Trice’s ‘Best Of 2016’ compilation, this is a surge of awesomeness waiting to reach your ears. Powered by the unprecedented production skill of Hawaiian composer Perfect Havoc’s Mahalo and Cat Lewis’ soulful vocals, it’s as melodically unrivalled as it is a dance floor filler. ‘Energy’ is all you need to live the moment.

Introducing Figgy from somewhere between NYC and Boston in the United States and his track ‘Take It Back (Feat. Angelica Bess)’

Take It Back is a hopeful back up tune, reminding the listener that sometimes the best way to mend a broken heart is dancing it out. The first in a series of singles Figgy recorded with Brooklyn vocalist Angelica Bess (Body Language), Take It Back marks a turning point for the producer, moving heavier into songwriting and recording of live instruments. Live bass, warm pads and catchy guitar riffs lay down the bed for Angelica’s soulful vocals to pull right on the heart strings. While the subject of heartbreak may be a familiar trope, it’s the honesty and simplicity that make the tune stand out. The slight influence of 80’s R&B and boogie ads a feeling of nostalgia, but with enough modern elements to keep you in the present. With super catchy vocals, don’t be surprised when you find yourself singing along after just a few listens and wanting more of that funky catchy guitar!

Having collaborated with dance music phenomenon Robin Schulz, and remixed the works of Editors, Izzy Bizu and Honne, Belgian producer Henri PFR is ready to take the dance music world on full force, revealing his incredible new single ‘Until The End’ Ft. Raphaella – out now via Sony Music.

Delivering the ultimate feel-good anthem, ‘Until The End’ is an uplifting cut that brims with airy synths and tropical percussion, and is completed by Raphaella’s stunning vocal piece. Working in perfect harmony, Henri employs jubilant trumpet synths to create a larger-than-life energy, which pushes the track along over its 3-minute duration. Crafted by a producer whose ability is well beyond his years, this song will no doubt be picked up by tastemakers and dance music fanatics all over the world over the upcoming months.

Gaining support from all the right places over the past few years, Henri PFR has created a solid name and reputation for himself with a string of impressive remixes and originals. Releasing his work over an array of prominent imprints including Sony Music, Warner Music and Armada Records, Henri has attracted a loyal and loving fan base scattered all across the globe. At just 21 years of age, and with over 87 million overall views on YouTube, as well as 16 million plays on SoundCloud in one year, Henri has demonstrated that age is just a number as he succeeds to deliver mature, top quality productions time and time again.

With ADE happening in Amsterdam this week, be prepared for a hell of a lot of new music from the electronic music scene! The first banger I receive touching down in the Dam is from LA based legend GIGAMESH, who delivers his new E.P. titled ‘Time Travel Volume II’

Straight way I have fallen in love with the second track on this E.P, ‘Synchronize’ featuring the wonderful smooth vocals from Kaleena Zanders, who delivers a unique and cool vocal groove and melody over GIGAMESH classic nu-disco / electronic sound!

So if you are just arriving at the Dam, tell your taxi driver to tune in to Gigamesh – Synchronize!