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SG Lewis New 5-Track Project ‘Dark’ Out Now

Today, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist SG Lewis releases the highly-anticipated new five-track project ‘Dark’ via Casablanca/Republic Records. The new record serves as the second chapter of his upcoming three-part concept album Dusk, Dark, Dawn, which chronicles the trajectory of a night out through its different moods and genres and serves as a tribute to club and youth culture.

While Dusk (released earlier this year) blended disco, smooth electro and funk, the second chapter in the trilogy Dark explores distinctly heavier yet still diverse sounds. Nowhere is this more present than in latest single ‘Again’, which sees SG collaborate with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to create a euphoric slice of deep-house. In stark contrast, previous single ‘A.A.T’ is a skittering, bass-laden trap/R&B crossover featuring Drew Love of acclaimed American hip-hop duo THEY, while new EP track ‘Release’, a collaboration with London Grammar’s Dot Major, is a driving, blissed-out bass groove. Further collaborations on Dark include lead single ‘Hurting (feat. AlunaGeorge), which was Clara Amfo’s ‘Track Of The Week’ and topped the iTunes electronic chart, as well as ‘Dreaming’, featuring North London singer/songwriter Bruno Major. SG has previously collaborated with Col3trane, Raye, Ray BLK, The Neptunes’ Chad Hugo, Gerd Janson, Conducta and more as well as producing Dave’s ‘100M’s’ proving his worth as a producer not limited to any genre or style.

It’s been an incredible twelve months for SG that has seen him sell out an expansive run of dates in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America, including two nights in NYC, Toronto, Chicago and LA.

Following his recent massive US tour, SG brings his live show back to Europe for a string of dates starting in late November including Bristol and Manchester shows and culminating in a special sold-out headline show at London Printworks on December 7th.

LIVE DATES

Nov 24 2018 – Waagenbau – Hamburg, Germany

Nov 25 2018 – Lille Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark

Nov 26 2018 – Badehaus Szimpla – Berlin, Germany

Nov 28 2018 – Yuca – Cologne, Germany

Dec 03 2018 – Thekla – Bristol, United Kingdom

Dec 04 2018 – Club Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom

Dec 05 2018 – Green Room at The Academy – Dublin, Ireland

Dec 07 2018 – The Printworks – London, United Kingdom

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LISTEN “SUPERIOR EMOTION” FT. CAUTIOUS CLAY

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British duo AlunaGeorge are back and stronger than ever with the release of their brand new single “Superior Emotion” Ft. Cautious Clay. The single is available on all digital platforms today and comes with the announcement of an incredible new EP titled ‘Champagne Eyes,’ set for a worldwide release on October 5.

“Superior Emotion” was recorded in New York City earlier this year and features Brooklyn Cold War soul-singer Cautious Clay whose tender vocals fit effortlessly with power-house, front-woman and lyricist Aluna Francis’ signature voice, resulting in the perfect end-of-summer soul-jam and captivating introduction into AlunaGeorge’s forthcoming body of work, set for global release on October 5.

AlunaGeorge first emerged back in 2012 with their breakthrough single “You Know You Like It,” and was later shortlisted for a 2013 BRIT Award and nominated for the Sound of 2013 Poll. They released their debut album, Body Music in July of 2013 and scored their first top-40 entry with “White Noise,” a collaboration with fellow UK duo Disclosure. High profile collaborations followed with the likes of Diplo & Skrillex’s DJ duo Jack Ü (“To Ü) and ZHU (“Automatic”). Following the announcement of their sophomore album, I Remember, AlunaGeorge released a string of singles, including title track “I Remember” (a collaboration with Australian producer Flume) a second collaboration with ZHU(“My Blood”), and “Mean What I Mean” featuring Leikeli47 and Dreezy. In 2016, AlunaGeorge toured North America with the likes of Miguel and Sia and joined Coldplay on their 2017 A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Europe.

“Superior Emotion” Ft. Cautious Clay is available worldwide now.

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SG Lewis Releases “Hurting”

Today songwriter, producer and musician SG Lewis share his new single “Hurting”featuring internationally acclaimed British songstress AlunaGeorge. The track marks the first single from Dark; the second phase of his upcoming three-part concept albumDusk, Dark, Dawn.

Check out “Hurting” Here!

SG Lewis scores percussive basslines alongside arpeggiated synth melodies to accompany AlunaGeorge’s honeyed vocals as she pines after lost love. The resultant track is a dream-worthy collaboration ready for any dance floor.

Speaking on the track, SG says “Aluna and I met for the first time in LA earlier this year, and I was talking to her about the album concept, and in particular, Dark. Aluna has been a part of so many dance records that I love, so I knew I wanted to make a club track with her! After we ate burritos and hung out, we made “Hurting” super quickly – the whole process was super natural between the two of us, and she has such an amazing ear for production.”

“Hurting” is the latest in a long run of exceptional collabs for SG, with his upcoming album featuring J Warner, Kartell and a host of others yet to be announced. His recent single, “Better” featuring Clairo instantly became a viral hit last month and was labelled “addictive” by Pigeons and Planes with Hypebeast calling it “the perfect summer jam.” After an incredible run of dates across Europe, America, Australia and Asia so far this year, SG also recently announced a massive US headline tour kicking off at Washington DC’s Union Stage on September 25th and making stops atBrooklyn’s Elsewhere on September 28th & 29th and LA’s The Fonda Theater on October 19th.

This year, SG Lewis began releasing music from his ambitious three-part album Dusk, Dark, Dawn. In his first Phase, Dusk, SG imagined the trajectory of one night out in club music and is a loving tribute to club and youth culture. Referencing a wide breadth of styles and genres, Dusk used disco, west coast hip-hop and 80s electro to set the scene. Now in Phase 2, Dark uses heavier styles like techno and rap to move the crowd into the night.

ABOUT CASABLANCA RECORDS

Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance, Electronic, and Future Pop music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, ALMA, Kungs, Martin Solveig, Tiësto, Felix Jaehn, SG Lewis, and Chase & Status.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, NAV, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

OFF BLOOM RELEASE NEW TRACK ‘GOLDEN DREAMS’

Following the release of the feisty new single ‘Shut Up And Let Me Walk’ and the Hudson Mohawke-produced kiss-off ‘Rockefe11a (F**k That To Be Honest),’ rising Anglo-Danish trio Off Bloom announce a brand new 5-track EP titled Lover Like Me, due out on October 13th via Capitol Records. The EP includes the aforementioned tracks plus three new offerings – the first taste of which is the glittering four-to-the-floor workout ‘Golden Dreams’ – Listen HERE.

Speaking about the EP, the band commented, “This EP is about love, sex, frustration, intoxication and of course loyalty, loyalty, loyalty. This group of songs represents the last 3-4 months of our lives – our ups and downs, our fuck-ups and successes, our loves and losses. We had an amazing time creating this EP and got to experience so much, and those experiences shaped the music. We just want to connect to the people listening to these tracks and hopefully some people will see themselves in the music and in us and want to join the bloominati.” 

The Lover Like Me EP comes after previous single ‘Falcon Eye’, the follow up to the Anglo-Danish trio’s breakthrough debut EP Love To Hate It.

The trio – Mette on vocals and Mads & Alex on production – formed in Copenhagen but recently moved to London. Their unique, boundary-pushing sound is the perfect melding of Scandinavian electro pop and a new wave of UK and US beats with global influences. The band is from the same forward-thinking young Danish scene as MØ, Liss, Vera and Vasco, have worked with the likes of Two Inch Punch, Kid Harpoon and AlunaGeorge and have collaborations lined up with the likes of Bauer and RL Grime. Watch this space.

 

“Copenhagen based trio Off Bloom make punchy, radio-ready songs with a genuine streak of could-care-less attitude.”

 

“If you don’t know Off Bloom, you should. They sound like a perfect love child between Flume and Sleigh Bells: melodic, noisy, and sensual.”

 

“(Off Bloom makes) fiery, punk-influenced pop with killer hooks.”

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THE BUSINESS OF FASHION AND INTERSCOPE RECORDS TEAM UP FOR THE #BoF500 GALA

Blurring the lines of fashion and music, The Business of Fashion and Interscope Records are partnering to present exclusive performances by three of the top new acts in music — BØRNS,6LACK, and Daya — at the after-party for the annual #BoF500 Gala.  In addition to the three performances, singer-songwriter Jacob Banks will perform a stripped down set at the #BoF500 Gala dinner and LA-based electronic duo Oliver and UK act AlunaGeorge will provide DJ sets at the after-party.

“Music and fashion will collide at this year’s #BoF500 gala,” said Imran Amed, founder and chief executive of The Business of Fashion. “There is nothing we love more than to bring people together at a powerful intersection to learn and advance culture.”

“Music and fashion are both industries that sit at the forefront of culture,” said Steve Berman, Vice-Chairman of Interscope Records. “The opportunity to partner with The Business of Fashion to showcase some of our most exciting talent will make for a highlight of New York Fashion Week.“

The invitation-only event celebrates and recognizes the people shaping the global fashion industry, with attendees from over 20 countries around the world. The #BoF500 gala has quickly become one of the pivotal moments of the annual fashion calendar and is being held in New York for the first time.

Guests confirmed to attend the party so far include Selena Gomez, Jared Leto, Karlie Kloss, Halima Aden, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Andreja Pejic, Jordan Barrett, Ashley Graham, Imaan Hamman, Adwoa Aboah, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge, Liu​ Wen, Lineisy Monteiro, Grace Elizabeth, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Binx Walton, Rila Fukushima, Alek Wek,​ Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Kris Van Assche, Trey Laird, Elizabeth Saltzman, ​Ashley Brokaw, James Scully, Carine Roitfeld, Robbie Meyers, Katie Grand, Olivier Zahm, Nadja Swarovski​, Anna Cleveland, Arizona Muse, Caroline Vreeland, Caroline de Maigret, Carolyn Murphy, Chelsea Leyland, Cory Bond, Ezra Miller, Garrett Neff, Harley Viera Newton, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Foley, Kate Davidson Hudson, Langley Fox Hemingway, Leila Yavari, RJ King, Riley Montana, Sara Sampaio, Toni Garrn, and 150+ important influencers from global fashion, music and culture.

WHEN: Saturday, 9th September 2017, 10pm — 2am.

WHERE: PUBLIC ARTS, 215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

BØRNS: The first of these performers is Garrett Borns, better known by his stage name BØRNS, an American singer-songwriter from Michigan. His debut track “10,000 Emerald Pools” reached #1 on HypeMachine upon release, and “Electric Love” has been praised on Twitter by both Taylor Swift and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. He is the second most-streamed artist of all time through Spotify Discover.

Garrett will be dressed by Gucci.

6LACK: Next up is Atlanta singer and songwriter 6LACK who has been making waves in the music industry with his current single “PRBLMS,” a throbbing, melodic R&B break-up anthem. 6LACK was recently dubbed Apple Music’s New Artist of the Week and was recently featured as one of Rolling Stone’s 10 ‘New Artists You Need To Know’, one of Pigeons and Planes ‘Best New Artists of 2016’, and Billboard’s April ‘Chartbreaker’. He recently wrapped The Weeknd’s ‘Legend of the Fall’ North American Tour with Rae Sremmurd.

6LACK will be dressed by Off White.

Daya: Grace Martine Tandon, professionally known as Daya, is an American singer and songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She released her self-titled debut EP Daya in 2015, including the song “Hide Away” which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. She released her debut studio album Sit Still, Look Pretty in 2016 and won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for “Don’t Let Me Down” with The Chainsmokers.

Daya will be dressed by Brandon Maxwell.

#BoF500

Last night, The Business of Fashion and Interscope Records came together to deliver a New York Fashion Week party for the ages in celebration of the fifth annual #BoF500.

Guests included Anna Wintour, Tory Burch, Pierre-Yves Roussel, Diane von Furstenburg, Stuart Vevers, Karlie Kloss, Virgil Abloh, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack Mccollough, Jared Leto, Selena Gomez, Adwoa Aboah, Slick Woods, Petra Collins, Imaan Hammam, Halima Aden, Lewis Hamilton, and more.


(Photo by Catherine Powell— L to R: AlunaGeorge, Daya, Jacob Banks, 6LACK, BØRNS)

From Interscope, BØRNS, 6LACK, and Daya performed at the after-party whilst AlunaGeorge and Oliver provided DJ sets that kept the party going until the early hours. Jacob Banks floored the room with an intimate performance at dinner. All music and performances were curated by Interscope Records.

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