On the heels of his two #1 dance collaborations with Zedd — as the featured vocalist on “Spectrum” and as co-producer on “Clarity” — Matthew Koma is ready to make his solo artist debut with a new album due this Fall. The album’s lead single, “One Night,” has just dropped, including remixes from Dave Audé, Vicetone, Wideboys, and Betablock3r.
For Koma, who has toured with Owl City and Ellie Goulding, collaborated with Zedd, Swedish House Mafia and Alesso, and is dating Carly Rae Jepsen, “One Night” represents an opportunity to become a known mainstream entity. “One Night” honors Koma’s appreciation for his heroes Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen, and reveals a super-slick indie-pop sensibility that’s very current. Koma is a brilliant song-writer, a proven producer, and a rising star in the music industry who I expect will be an even bigger name after “One Night” rockets up the pop and dance charts this summer.
For more than a decade as both a songwriter and recording artist, Tiffany Arbuckle Lee (a.k.a. Plumb) has established herself as one of the most highly respected crossover Christian / mainstream artists. Her dance hit, “Hang On,” reached the top spot on the Billboard Dance and Club Play Charts in 2009, and she’s had a number of #1 singles on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs Chart.
Plumb’s sixth studio album dropped last Summer, and she’s just released the remix package for the album’s eponymous lead single, “Need You Now.” Plumb has said that this track grew out of a deeply personal spiritual journey, when she realized that she needed to ask for help to get through anxiety and pain. You can almost feel the emotion pouring out of her vocal recording, and Dave Aude’s masterful remix transforms the track into a summer dance anthem. Simply gorgeous.
32-year old Carolyn Rene Lemelson (aka Rokelle) is about to burst onto the EDM scene with her debut single, “Bullet.” Written by Dave Audé, Luciana, and Nick Clow, the song is described by Rokelle as a summer anthem about “breaking free and reaching for the stars.”
Rokelle has a voice that’s well-suited for electronic dance music, with an impressive vocal range and a distinct sound that sets her apart from her peers. The top-notch remix package includes a big-room EDM banger from Gregor Salto, a late night dub from Dave & DIRTY FREQS, a Summer poolside edit from Ikon & Exodus, and this sexy peak-hour mix from Spanish DJs/producers Ivan Gomez & Nacho Chapado.