After scoring his biggest hit to date last year with the Afrojack featured single ‘Sad’, famed Dutch DJ/producer Chico Rose now returns to Spinnin’ Records with brand new release ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’.
Teaming up with 71 Digits, the record is a powerful house tune including the vocal samples of the eponymous 1984 pop classic by Rockwell. It’s a timeless tune, packed in an addictive dance groove, sure to heat up every DJ set this season – out now on Spinnin’ Records.
Chico Rose stylishly captures the uplifting vibe of the vocal lines, not adding heavy synths and over the top effects, but rather carefully dropping a deep house groove, adding sturdy beats and basslines along with moody synth pads. The result is a highly effective dance record, throwing together a fresh production with a timeless vocal line, sure to wow crowds all over the globe.
Epic new anthem ‘Diamonds’ by Australian artist Timmy Trumpet ignites a powerful connection with people in isolation around the globe. The festival favorite DJ, producer, and instrumentalist delivers a work of art uniquely inspired by a brand-new world.
“It’s crazy how being apart is exactly what we need to do to come together,” said Timmy just two weeks ago on social media when announcing Diamonds and the idea for the music video. Timmy debuted ‘Diamonds’ in his first-ever live stream which went viral surpassing 6 million views in less than a week.
“People need hope, love, and positivity in their lives right now and that’s what this record is all about. Seeing how people reacted to my live stream and the idea of collaborating on a music video together has really moved me.” – Timmy Trumpet.
Emotive big room melodies bursting out with uptempo beats lays the foundation for this instant future classic. Raw kicks, warm piano chords, and emotionally charged vocals, perfectly underline nowadays’ feelings.
The official music video takes us on a jaw-dropping journey of unprecedented empty streets in iconic destinations, and into the homes and lives of music fans connected through music all over the world. The footage was purposely shot by over 500 contributors in 40 countries via Zoom meetings, Facetime, social media messages and thousands of emails.
Directed by Shaun David Barker, the video is an inspirational undertaking of multi-cultural digital unity consisting of a team of producers, editors, filmmakers, videographers, photographers, graphic artists and administration professionals.
But most impressive was not how experienced professionals expanded their comfort zones to work within social distancing guidelines and lockdown restrictions. Hundreds of Timmy Trumpet fans collaborated to capture and share authentic moments from their lives.
“The fans are my family and have always been the reason I do what I do, but now more than ever they have shown me just how much they are my everything. If Diamonds spreads a fraction of the endless love they have shown me over the years, we’ve done our job.” – Timmy Trumpet
Three-day Las Vegas festival Life is Beautiful has officially announced that they will no longer be holding this year’s event. They will, instead, be putting its resources into the community.
According to their latest statement:
“We were more excited than ever to share the vision of this year’s festival with you. Instead, this moment has given us the opportunity to pause and assess what is truly important. It has given us the space to reflect and to grow, to refocus on our work, and to find new ways to give back to our community beyond the three days of the festival.”
Surely, this decision was made due to the uncertain future of the coronavirus. Michigan-based music and arts festival Electric Forest just announced its cancellation today as well. It is likely that many more events will be canceled due to COVID-19.
Stay tuned for updates on the Life is Beautiful 2021 event.