Mike Mago x Dog Collective – Always On My Mind
As dance music keeps evolving, Mike Mago is perhaps the best example of how diverse
its artists can be. His feet tucked in both underground house music as well as
mainstream sounds, he’s endlessly expanding his musical path, making sure things just keep on getting more interesting for this Dutch DJ/producer/label boss.
For the main audience, the first introduction to Mike Mago comes in 2014, when he releases
the Dragonette collab ‘Outlines’. The track is a destined hit and takes him to the stars as it
gains worldwide DJand radio support, turns gold in three countries, double platinum in
Holland, while the video has garnered over 12M YouTube views, and the track counts over
25M Spotify plays.
Following this major hit success, Mago delivers a series of remixes for Ellie Goulding, Avicii
(twice), Clean Bandit, Years & Years and Bastille a.o. After Outlines the Dutchman continues
his winning streak with ‘Deeper Love’ (10M Spotify), together with 2016’s hit single ‘Secret Stash’ (a renewed collab with Dragonette also at 10M on Spotify) and 2017 releases like Feels So Good (6M) and One In A Trillian (4M) and Remedy growing as his biggest to date reaching 20M and still growing, making Mike Mago one of the go-to
producer of this day.
It’s apparent in his touring schedule, playing more gigs on key festivals (including
Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld), the Ibiza isle and clubs all over the world. Indeed, he’s turned into an omnipresent artist, able to work an underground dancefloor as well as rock a mainstage. “I’ve always loved the blend of multiple genres”, Mago explains. “On the one side I’m into really strong melodies, while I also appreciate the more groovy stuff. In short, it’s the combination of hooks, rhythms and touching vocals that get my motor running.”
As said, dance music is moving in a similar direction, incorporating more and more tastes
and styles to its palette. Which explains the success of Mike Mago these last years, who’s
displayed a choice of elegant dance records and positive, uplifting vibes, raising expectations for what he’s about to do next. Well, with a couple of promising tracks on the new Crossing Borgers pt 2 EP aswell as singer-songwriter collabs in the works for late 2018, and Mike Mago perfecting his mainstage performances, it looks like he’s about to take things next level… again.
Le Youth – Stay (feat. Karen Harding)
LA-based producer Le Youth has united with British singer-songwriter Karen Harding for his newest single “Stay” (Parametric/Atlantic Records) – available today. Stream below;
“Stay (Feat. Karen Harding)” follows the release of Le Youth’s most recent single, “I Could Always (Feat. MNDR),” “I Could Always (Feat. MNDR)” has drawn online acclaim from such influential outlets as Dancing Astronaut, which raved, “Le Youth is skilfully adept at crafting sounds that beckon to a nostalgic past while simultaneously incorporating the touchstones of contemporary production….’I Could Always’ is a carbonated intersection of vintage pop, synth wave, and 90s house into a singular sounding amalgamation; a true dance floor wonder.”
Not only an electronic dance music producer, Le Youth has proven as a formidable force in the crossover pop world, effortlessly bridging sounds while bringing to life a seamless blend of breezy California vibes and European flair. Le Youth’s 2017 summer hit, “Clap Your Hands” saw the Los Angeles-based DJ/producer teaming up with Atlantic Records pop songstress Ava Max for what Billboard declared “a groovy late-summer necessity for any impromptu dance party.” The dancefloor-ready track garnered praise from NYLON, Earmilk, Idolator, PopCrush, and more in addition to receiving a high-fashion influenced official video, which premiered via Galore and amassed over 1.2 million views in under a month. Following the track’s release, Le Youth unleashed a series of epic “Clap Your Hands” remixes, partnering with Armand Van Helden + Vasta, 10K Islands, Lliam + Latroitand more.
Le Youth first shot to fame with his smash hits “C O O L” and “Dance With Me” and has remixed a ‘who’s who’ of modern pop music icons, such as Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Disclosure, Sam Smith and Sia. One of the world’s most popular DJs, Le Youth has performed at clubs and festivals including Hangout, Paradiso, Splash House, Billboard’s Hot 100 Festival, Breakaway, KAABOO and more.
With over 140 million combined streams and monthly listeners in excess of 1.6 million, Karen Harding is one busy lady. From launching her smash top 10 debut single, ‘Say Something” (co-written and produced with GRAMMY®-nominated wunderkind MNEK and now certified platinum in the UK with over 18 million video views), to featuring and co-writing on infectious dancefloor slayers from a wide range of artists including Blonde, TOUGH LOVE, Wilkinson, Tom Zanetti, and Purple Disco Machine, to name but a few.
DJ S.K.T – Lipstick & Perfumes
Here at Perfect Havoc we have a soft spot for disco house and one of our favourite UK acts DJ S.K.T. delivers just that with his new single ‘Lipstick & Perfumes’, so get your dancing shoes ready and stick this one in your weekend party playlist now!
Mark Knight & Danny Howard – You Can Do It Baby
Two of the biggest names in dance; Mark Knight & Danny Howard, come together for the first time to release an absolute tech house anthem ‘You Can Do It Baby’ featuring a rolling and funky groove, classy stabs and a catchy vocal that’ll work its way inside your head! ‘Playing With My Heart’ follows suit and finishes the EP off perfectly
Out now on Toolroom Records