THE MILLION – why we’ll never be together

Four piece The Million announce today their second EP why we’ll never be together will be released Friday May 28th. Set to play their SOLD-OUT show at Waywards At The Bank (Sydney) this Saturday, The Million share today their new single ‘Stop/Go’ which will feature on their upcoming EP.

Premiered on triple j good nights, ‘Stop/Go’, produced by Dylan Nash, is tense and sweaty, and captures the sexual attraction of a new relationship. With sticky guitars and spoken vocals, the single paints a sunny picture of the young relationship and was the first track written for the new EP by members Jacob Thomas and Tamon Mashimo with Konstantin Kersting (Mallrat, Tones and I, Jungle Giants).

Jacob says, “Stop/Go was written from a cool title I had in my notes, it turned out to represent the idea of the relationship I had at the time and the instability of it. The song represents how I felt in that moment.

It’s also the only song on the EP written while actually in the relationship, everything else was post-breakup.”

The new track follows the release of street track ‘Rebound’, and three official singles; the funk-tinged stylings of ‘Somebody Better’ , the reverb-soaked honesty of ‘Check Up’ and the most recent ‘Last Call’, a track that draws on ’80s synth-pop, written about the breakdown of a relationship. Combined, all released tracks demonstrate the breadth of why we’ll never be together EP’s vast range, a lively, genre-tripping project that fuses emotionally direct lyrics with slick hooks.

It’s an unwavering EP full of raw, vivid lyrics that centre around an emotionally turbulent time for lead-singer and lyricist Jacob Thomas. Specifically, it’s the story of the breakdown of a relationship and all the motions that you go through afterward from bitterness to liberation.

On the EP, the band worked with revered US producer Colin Brittain (Hands Like Houses, All Time Low) as well as Australian producers Chris Collins (Middle Kids, Gang Of Youths) and Dylan Nash (Angus & Julia Stone). They are joined by a far-reaching and esteemed list of producers including Dom Craik (Nothing But Thieves) who worked on ‘Last Call’ and Nick Anderson (The Wrecks) who added additional production to ‘Somebody Better’. UK mixer Stephen Sedgwick (Gorillaz) and writer Lucy Taylor (Dua Lipa, Friendly Fires, Dagny, Ellie Goulding) also contributed. All the collaborators encouraged an environment of experimentation and the band, “were never afraid to try anything,” as Thomas puts it.

The result is a project that moves seamlessly from slick pop to fuzzier alternative moments. As bitter and frustrated as the lyrics can get, the soundscapes remain buoyant and immediate – a juxtaposition that was especially important for Thomas.

With over 3.4 million streams of their music, they’ve received support from triple j (spot play) , Apple Music playlists – Heaps Indie, Alt Pop, Breaking Pop Spotify’s All New Rock, Pop n Fresh, Indie Arrivals and Come Thru and tastemaker outlets Purple Sneakers, The Interns, Life Without Andy and Pilerats to name only a few.

Having played sold out shows in Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast & Wollongong (official Yours and Owls pre-party), The Million continue their Last Call Tour with their Sydney show this weekend and the recently announced Melbourne show at the Workers Club on May 13th.

March And June Feat Andrada – Sign From God

Made2Dance presents:March & June Feat Andrada

‘Sign From God’ by March & June and Andrada brings back the ’80s soulful electro-pop The lyrics were written by the Billboard charting artist, Andrada and the song was mastered by multi award winning engineer, Alex Psaroudakis and produced by March and June who performs as a producer and songwriter.

Hinca – On Top Of The World

Nothing beats an infectious rhythm, and Hinca’s new track ”On Top Of The World ” bears witness to an expertly executed and tastefully designed production. From solid drum groove to lively analog synthesizer riffs, wah-wah guitar licks and piano and organ loops, all combined with a beautiful and dependable soulful voice. The package includes 7 mixes ranging from nu disco to house music, so we decided to make two releases for different genres. Those responsible for these releases will be respectively the two beloved Neapolitan labels Stordisco and Miniatures Records both directed by Stefano Silvestri (author of the same song) and better known as Phunk Investigation. Listen and play it as this rocks!

Sean Finn & Taner Ozturk ft Tony T – Big In Japan

Sean Finn, DJ and producer extraordinaire from German, currently enjoying a # 1 hit on top of the Swiss Dance Charts with the amazing Inaya Day’s vocal the PussyCat Dolls smash “Don’t Cha” (Kings link below) unleashes his latest single “Big In Japan” in a collaboration with Taner Ozturk featuring Tony T. Two mixes including the Original and the Radio Edit all being released on Tribal Kitchen via Kontor.

Angel Johnson – Pressure on My Mind

The amazing Angel Johnson returns with her first release of the year, a bouncy vocal house track featuring the wonderful vocals of one of the best singers in the UK Tammy Cartwright. An uplifting, piano infused groover with a grooving bass line, belting vocals and sampled spoken male vocal snippets. A perfect upbeat tune for your shows and sets this summer.

Angel Johnson – Pressure on My Mind – ft Tammy Cartwright (Radio Edit – 7A – 123 House-Piano House
Angel Johnson – Pressure On My Mind – ft Tammy Cartwright (Ext Mix – 7A – 123 House-Piano House

Alanito feat. Dara – You’re Not Alone 2021

Who doesn’t know the timeless classic of the 90s “You’re Not Alone” (original by Olive)? This song has shaped the youth of many! DJ and producer Alanito has teamed up with singer Dara and breathes life back into this song in the modern version of a deep house interpretation.

The end result is impressive. The first to hear the successful remake was none other than the songwriter of the original Robin Taylor-Firth and his verdict was “Good version (…) well done”.

Alanito and Dara want to remind everyone that we should show solidarity with one another and that no one is alone during these times. You’re not alone!

KNOX album House Comp Vol 1

That supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Soulful House producer KNOX drops his long awaited album “KNOX album House Comp Vol 1” on the world with 15 gloriously produced tracks of the highest quality to weave into your sets and shows or just to bliss out with them spinning in rotation around you in the house or car. Here are the first 5 for this week with the remaining 10 coming over the next two weeks. Explore, enjoy and evolve with this exceptional producer. Great work Graham.