Bruce Fielder, known professionally as Sigala, is an English DJ, record producer and remixer from Norwich, Norfolk. He has had six singles chart in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, including his 2015 debut single "Easy Love", which samples "ABC" by the Jackson 5 and peaked at number one. Fielder is based at Tileyard Studios in Kings Cross, London but hails from Norfolk, he first got into music at age 8, when he began to play the piano, which he has up to grade 8. He attended Reepham High School and the University of Westminster and has a BA honours degree in commercial music along with attending Norwich City College. After leaving university, Fielder was a member of assorted unsigned bands before moving on to mixing and producing works for others, including co-writing "Good Times" by Ella Eyre with Sigma, his debut single, "Easy Love", came about after Fielder drank a six-pack of Desperados, a tequila flavoured beer, in sheer tiredness and frustration after being asked to perform a thirty-seventh mix for a popular artist and downloaded an a cappella of the Jackson 5's single "ABC".
In an interview with the Official Charts Company, he stated that the record was written on a Sunday evening out of a desire to create music for himself outside of the confines of "somebody asking me to create a song that had a certain sound to it or had to be a certain way". A music video was commissioned for the song, set in Los Angeles and features Lucky Aces, a Canadian duo composed of 12-year-olds Lucky and AC, dancing along to it, it was directed by Craig Moore, who said of it that he opted to shoot in Los Angeles due to the "pool of talent that would've been hard to find anywhere else" and that his attention was caught by Lucky Aces after spotting them on The Ellen Show. Within a few days, it had been picked up by Ministry of Sound, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 71, based on streams alone; the following week, it reached number one. Sigala's second single is called "Sweet Lovin'". Released on 4 December 2015, it reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart, with vocals from singer-songwriter Bryn Christopher.
Sigala released his third single, "Say You Do", on YouTube on 23 January 2016, the single was released on 18 March 2016. The song features a sample of Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby" and DJ Fresh, with vocals from singer Imani. Sigala was reported to be working on his debut studio album, revealing on that his dream collaborations would be Stevie Wonder and Chris Martin. Shortly after this was announced, his next single, "Give Me Your Love", featuring vocals from John Newman and partial production works from Nile Rodgers, was released on 8 April 2016. On 23 February 2018, Sigala released a single with Paloma Faith titled "Lullaby". On 13 March 2018, Sigala confirmed via his Twitter account that he had nearly finished his debut album. On 24 May 2018, Sigala announced his upcoming debut album Brighter Days, released on 28 September 2018. A mini-concert tour is set to take Ireland in support of the album. Headlining Brighter Days Tour Sigala on Facebook Sigala on Twitter Sigala on Youtube
Joshua Steele, better known by his stage name Flux Pavilion, is an English EDM producer, DJ, singer-songwriter and label owner, performing since 2008. Flux Pavilion has headlined three US tours, two UK tours, several festival DJ sets, including Glastonbury, Coachella, EDC Vegas, he has made live performances with Example, Foreign Beggars and Chiddy Bang. Flux has listed his sound to be inspired by The Rusko. Flux Pavilion co-founded Circus Records along with childhood friend Doctor P, in 2009 with the backing of D&B pioneer DJ Swan-E and Earl Falconer of UB40 In 2010, Flux Pavilion released Lines In Wax containing one of his most popular tracks "I Can't Stop". In 2011 he produced the single "Bass Cannon", which peaked at number 56 on the UK Singles Chart, was placed on the Radio 1 A-List. Along with Doctor P, Flux Pavilion presented the 2011 compilation album Circus One, to which he contributed four tracks, he is arguably best known for his song "I Can't Stop" from the Lines in Wax EP. In February 2011, Chiddy Bang created a freestyle to the song, which has appeared on their Peanut Butter and Swelly mixtape.
In August 2011, the track was sampled by producer Shama "Sak Pase" Joseph for the song "Who Gon Stop Me" by Jay-Z and Kanye West on their collaborative album Watch the Throne. On 5 March 2012, "I Can't Stop" was used in the viral Kony 2012 campaign, it was featured in the 2012 video game SSX, the 2013 film The Great Gatsby and the trailer for Ron Howard's 2013 film Rush starring Chris Hemsworth. In December 2011, Flux Pavilion was nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll, as one of only two independent artists on the longlist. Steele has sung on multiple tracks for both himself and other artists, including "Voscillate", "Starlight" and "The Scientist". On 28 January 2013, he released his new EP, Blow the Roof, received favorably by critics. One of his songs, "Double Edge", is featured in the 2012 video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted. On 8 September 2013, Steele announced a new EP to be released in October. Released on 11 November 2013, the Freeway EP consists of his big hit "Gold Love", which features the vocals of Rosie Oddie, in addition to other featured artists Steve Aoki and Turin Brakes.
In September 2014, Flux Pavilion was asked by The Walt Disney Company to remix the theme to Star Wars Rebels in order to market and draw attention to the series. In 2015, Flux Pavilion released his debut studio album Tesla. Tesla
Jonas Erik Altberg, better known by his stage name Basshunter, is a Swedish singer, record producer and DJ. He began producing music under the stage name "Basshunter" in 2001, he recorded six studio albums: The Bassmachine, LOL, The Old Shit, Now You're Gone – The Album, Bass Generation and Calling Time. In addition to his own music, he has produced for a large number of artists, he took part in the seventh series of Celebrity Big Brother, the Swedish Fångarna på fortet and the British Weakest Link in 2010. He won awards such as the European Border Breakers Award, the Grammi award for Best Ringtone of the Year in 2006, the World Music Award, he was nominated for the BT Digital Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, Rockbjörnen. According to 2014 Extensive Music label figures, more than six million Basshunter records have been sold. Jonas Altberg was born and raised in Halmstad and lived with his parents, Karl Göran Altberg and Gunhild Elisabet Altberg, younger brother, near Tylösand beach, his mother was a head of a secondary school.
His father worked in a construction company. Basshunter first went to Kattegattgymnasiet a technical school. However, he moved to Sturegymnasiet secondary school in Halmstad to study music, he attended college but did not complete his program. In 1998, he started singing in a choir run by his mother, he sang in a rock band where he became acquainted with experimental music. Altberg began producing music under the stage name "Basshunter" as a reference to his musical style in 2001, after six months of using FruityLoops, his first studio album, The Bassmachine, was released by Alex Music on 25 August 2004. In 2005, a remastered version of this album was released, with better sound quality. In 2006, Basshunter re-released The Bassmachine as The Bass Machine and he released his thrid studio album The Old Shit through his own web site. Basshunter's interest in music deepened, he published his music through the Internet and for several years he was a DJ in Swedish clubs. His EP "Welcome to Rainbow" was released on 1 April 2006.
It included the single "Boten Anna", released that May. In 2006, he moved to Malmö. Basshunter signed with Insanity Artists Agency, who represents DJs and artists from the music, fashion and radio industries, he had signed with IFA Agency. Henrik Uhlmann is his manager, who organizes his concerts and is responsible for press contact. Basshunter published his song "Boten Anna" online in March 2006. Within twenty-four hours, the song was downloaded 37,000 times. With this success, Basshunter received several proposals from music labels. In April 2006, he signed with Extensive Music and Warner Music Sweden, on 9 May 2006, "Boten Anna" was released as a single. By 8 June 2006, the song had been downloaded over 1,000,000 times; the German version of song was released as a single in 2007. The song peaked at number 1 on the Swedish singles chart, was number 14 on the Best of All Time list, was certified platinum, it made it to number 1 on the Danish chart, staying on top for 14 weeks, was certified triple platinum selling 61,000 copies.
It was certified gold in Austria. Basshunter's second studio album, LOL was released on 28 August 2006, he worked on an album through half weeks. Ali Payami helped him with three songs. A red cover version was released on 1 January 2008, with the same Swedish songs from the original album, but with lyrics or just titles translated into English; the new release included new tracks, including "Now You're Gone", "Russia Privjet", "The Beat", "Jingle Bells", "Beer in the Bar" and "DotA". The special version of this album released in 2008 included the German version of "Boten Anna" and three music videos; the album peaked at number 5 in Sweden reached number 3 on the Danish albums chart, was certified double platinum, placed at number 4 on the Finnish chart. The second single "Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" was released on 13 September of the same year; the single peaked at number 2 in Finland, number 6 in Sweden, number 7 in Norway and Denmark. It was certified gold in Denmark, his next single "Hallå där" was charted at number 51 on Swedish singles chart.
The single "Vifta med händerna" featured the duo Patrik & Lillen and peaked on the Finnish charts at number 7 and on the Sweden charts at number 25. His fifth single, a remake of "Jingle Bells" was released on 13 November and peaked at number 9 in Norway, number 13 in Sweden; the single made it onto the Dutch and United Kingdom charts. On 5 November 2007, a new version of the "Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA" was released under the title "DotA", charted on Germany's singles chart; this was different from the 2008 version from Now -- The Album. On 29 December 2007, a re-recording of "Boten Anna" entitled "Now You're Gone" was released. "Now You're Gone" was made in 2006 by Bazzheadz. Basshunter wanted to translate "Boten Anna" to English but it was impossible to translate so in 2007 he made his version of "Now You're Gone" featuring Bazzheadz, it was the initial release for Hard2Beat Records' label. The single charted at number 1 in the United Kingdom, where it stayed at the top for five weeks It sold an excess 667,000 copies in the United Kingdom and was certified platinum.
It charted on UK Top 100 Songs of the Decade. "Now You're Gone" stayed at the top for five weeks in Ireland, made it to number 2
Yolanda Be Cool
Yolanda Be Cool are an Australian music duo made up of Andrew Stanley and Matthew Handley. In 2010, they collaborated with Australian producer DCUP to release an international single "We No Speak Americano" on the indie Australian label Sweat It Out they founded, sampling on a 1956 Neapolitan language hit "Tu vuò fà l'americano" by Renato Carosone and written by Carosone and Nicola "Nisa" Salerno. "We No Speak Americano" sold over 5 million copies and amassed over 200 million YouTube views worldwide. It topped the British, German, Argentinian, Danish and Ecuadorian charts, reached the Top 5 in Australia, Italy and Norway, it was a chart hit in Colombia, New Zealand, Peru, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Costa Rica and several other countries. The video was directed by Andy Hylton. Prior to the hit, they had collaborated with DCUP when he remixed their hit "Afro Nuts" in 2009; the name is a reference to the scene in the film Pulp Fiction, where the character Jules tells a female armed robber named Yolanda "Be cool!"
Yolanda Be Cool received two 2010 ARIA Music Awards nominations which include, "Best Dance Release" and "Most Popular Australian Single" for "We No Speak Americano". In 2011, Yolanda Be Cool collaborated with Crystal Waters on a track called'Le Bump' which made it onto their debut album "Ladies and Mentalmen" released by Sweat It Out! and DIM MAK in 2013. The album featured indigenous Australian icon Gurrumul, house royalty Crystal Waters and Barbara Tucker, soul legend Betty Wright and US up n coming rap star Nola Darling. Yolanda Be Cool notably remixed Cyndi Lauper's song "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", taken from the 30th anniversary reissue of her album She's So Unusual. In 2015, they got back in the studio with DCUP to make "Sugar Man", an edit of a song by Rodriguez that went on to go platinum in Australia before writing Soul Makossa, which samples Manu Dibango's saxophone; the song has over 1 million plays on YouTube and claimed number 2 on Beatport's Top Ten in addition to being the sixth most sold House record of the year.
Yolanda Be Cool released "From Me to You" with DCUP on Spinnin' Records on 8 February 2016. 2010Alesha Dixon – "Drummer Boy" ULC Hnan Solo – "Fortune Cookie" Jazzbit – "Sing Sing Sing 2010" Dennis Ferrer – "Hey Hey" 2013Cyndi Lauper – "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" Yolanda Be Cool on Myspace Yolanda Be Cool on Twitter Yolanda Be Cool discography at Discogs
Anne Lilia Berge Strand, known professionally as Annie, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. Annie began her recording career in 1999 with the underground hit single "The Greatest Hit" and gained international acclaim from music bloggers, for her debut album Anniemal. After completing secondary school, Annie started DJing in Bergen, where she met house producer and soon-to-be boyfriend Tore Kroknes. In 1999, Annie and Kroknes released the single "The Greatest Hit", which sold out in two days and became popular in Norwegian and British nightclubs. Before Annie and Kroknes could release an album, Kroknes died from a congenital heart defect in 2001. Annie went on to sign a record deal with Britain's 679 Recordings in 2003, releasing her debut album Anniemal in 2004, for which she received widespread critical acclaim and several Norwegian music awards. Annie has been described as "a pop singer with credibility, an indie artist with one eye on the dancefloor" and as "the Norwegian Kylie". Annie describes her music as "pop with strange edges".
Annie released her second studio album, Don't Stop, on the Smalltown Supersound label on 19 October 2009. Annie lives in Berlin. Annie was born in 1977 Trondheim and was raised in the coastal town of Kristiansand. Annie's father, a church organist, died of cancer when Annie was 7. After a series of moves and her mother, a teacher of English and religion, moved to Norway's second largest city Bergen when Annie was 13. By this time, Annie sang in choirs. At age 16, Annie and a group of friends formed an indie rock band. Suitcase only performed once, before a panel of judges for a music competition where they did not reach the finals. A few years after Suitcase's inception, Annie left the band when "the other members wanted to make trip hop."Annie attended secondary school until around 1997, when she began to DJ around Bergen, getting acquainted with members of the Bergen music scene. During this time she met producer Mikal Tellé, owner of the Bergen-based Tellé record label, Norwegian house producer Tore Andreas Kroknes, known professionally as DJ Erot.
Annie and Kroknes became romantically involved, began to collaborate musically. Annie's talent for writing melodies and vocals worked well with Kroknes's production skills. Annie launched her solo singing career in 1999 with the single "Greatest Hit"; the song was recorded after Annie played Madonna's song "Everybody" for Kroknes, experiencing a creative block at the time. Kroknes sampled the song, Annie started to sing a melody to it, they released the song under the Tellé label. The song saw a limited release of 500 7-inch singles. "Greatest Hit" became an underground club hit in Norway and Britain, Annie received offers for record contracts. Annie reflects that she and Kroknes had recorded the song "for fun", but with the success of the single, Annie says, "I realized that I could make a living out of this."Annie and Kroknes made plans to release an album and began recording "I Will Get On" in 2000. However, born with a degenerative heart condition, fell ill near the end of 2000 and was hospitalized repeatedly.
In April 2001, Kroknes died of complications from his heart condition at the age of 23. Annie told Clubbing Magazine: "After that, I was so depressed I just wasn't able to do anything. I stayed at home, away from everyone in my own world. I wanted to make the album with Tore—that was the plan. After he died I just didn't think I had the heart, but I thought,'Right, you're depressed now but you have to make this album. Tore would be quite pissed off if you just stopped doing anything.'" After a hiatus from music, Annie returned to DJing and songwriting in late 2001, running a club night called Pop Till You Drop at the Agora nightclub in Bergen with DJ friend Fröken Blytt. Among the music acts booked for Pop Till You Drop were Peaches, DJ Adam Mac, Finnish DJ Timo Kaukolampi of Op:l Bastards. Annie DJed at Kaukolampi's own night club in Helsinki and lent her vocals to some Op:l Bastards tracks. Annie was signed to British label 679 Recordings in March 2003. Annie recorded the track "Kiss Me" with Kaukolampi, was approached by Richard X to record vocals for the track "Just Friends" on Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1, released in August 2003.
In return, he and Hannah Robinson co-wrote "Chewing Gum" and "Me Plus One" for Annie. Annie and Richard X continued to work together, releasing the single "Chewing Gum" in Annie's name in September 2004; the track was named single of the week by NME soon after its release, charted in the UK at number 25. That year, Annie released her debut CD Anniemal, collaborating with Timo Kaukolampi, Richard X, fellow Norwegians Röyksopp; the album featured "The Greatest Hit", "Chewing Gum", the album's second single "Heartbeat". The song, produced by Röyksopp, was voted number one on Pitchfork's Top 50 Singles of 2004 list, before the song was released. "Chewing Gum" held the number-eleven spot on that same list. "Heartbeat" was remixed by Canadian electronic duo MSTRKRFT in 2005. In 2005, Annie won several awards for her work, including Best Pop Album and Best Newcomer at the Norwegian Alarm Awards. "Chewing Gum" had been nominated for Song of the Year. In addition, Annie won the Best Newcomer award at the prestigious Spellemannprisen.
Annie's 5 February performance at the Alarm Awards was one of the first live performances of her solo career. Annie toured around the world in 2005 to promote Anniemal, including a brief stint opening for Saint Etienne, to whom she had sent a demo tape while still in Suitcase in 1996. Annie performed at sold out club venues in the United States in 2005, returned to the
Tim Bergling, known professionally as Avicii, was a Swedish musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. At the age of 16, Bergling began posting his remixes on electronic music forums, which led to his first record deal, he rose to prominence in 2011 with his single "Levels". His debut studio album, blended electronic music with elements of multiple genres and received positive reviews, it topped international dance charts. In 2015, Bergling released his second studio album, in 2017 he released an EP, Avīci, his catalogue included the singles "I Could Be the One" with Nicky Romero, "You Make Me", "X You", "Hey Brother", "Addicted to You", "The Days", "The Nights", "Waiting for Love", "Without You" and "Lonely Together". Bergling was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on "Sunshine" with David Guetta in 2012 and "Levels" in 2013. Several music publications credit Bergling as among the DJs who ushered electronic music into Top 40 radio in the early 2010s. Bergling retired from touring in 2016 due to health problems, having suffered stress and poor mental health for several years.
On 20 April 2018, Bergling committed suicide in Oman. He was buried on 8 June in his hometown of Stockholm. Tim Bergling was born on 8 September 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden, to Klas Bergling and actress Anki Lidén. Tim started mixing in his bedroom at the age of 8, he has David Bergling, Linda Sterner and Anton Körberg. Inspired by his brother, a DJ, he began making music at the age of 16. In May 2007, Bergling signed on with the Dejfitts Plays label. Bergling was a member of the Laidback Luke Forums, where he refined his craft and, at times, demonstrated his distinct deep house style. By 2009 to 2010, Bergling was a prolific producer and was releasing music quickly, his remixes during this period were "Sound of Now", "Muja", "Ryu" and "Even". Bergling explained that the name Avicii means "the lowest level of Buddhist hell" and he chose the moniker because his real name was used upon creating his Myspace page. In 2010, Bergling released the hit song "Seek Bromance", which reached the top 20 in several countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden.
He remixed Nadia Ali's classic single "Rapture" for her album Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Onyx Edition. In October 2010, Bergling signed with the European A&R team with EMI Music Publishing. In 2011, Bergling released "Levels"; the song was produced by Bergling and contains a vocal sample from the 1962 gospel-inspired "Something's Got a Hold on Me" by Etta James. The same vocal sample was used earlier by Pretty Lights in his 2006 song "Finally Moving"; this sample was used by drum and bass producer Logistics on "Call Me Back" and by Flo Rida in his single "Good Feeling", produced by DJ Prak and Cirkut. "Levels" reached the top ten in Austria, Bosnia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, whilst topping the charts in Hungary and Sweden. In 2012, his collaboration track "Sunshine" with David Guetta was nominated for a Grammy award under the category for Best Dance Recording, his track "Fade into Darkness" was sampled by Leona Lewis on her single "Collide". The sampling was not accredited and led to controversy as Bergling attempted to block the single's release.
The matter was resolved out of court with representatives stating "that Leona Lewis and Avicii will work together on the forthcoming single of Collide". On 23 March 2012, Bergling's unsigned single "Last Dance" was previewed on Pete Tong's show on BBC Radio 1; the song was released on 27 August 2012. At Ultra Music Festival 2012 in Miami, he premiered two tracks, "Girl Gone Wild" with Madonna and "Superlove" with Lenny Kravitz. Bergling's UMF Remix of "Girl Gone Wild" was released on 20 April 2012, "Superlove" with Kravitz was released on 29 May 2012. After reaching two million followers on Facebook, Bergling released a new song titled "Two Million", it was put out as a free download on his official Soundcloud page. On 27 April 2012, Bergling released "Silhouettes"; the song featured vocals from Salem Al Fakir and peaked at number 5 on the UK Dance charts and number 4 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. Bergling was a featured performer on 4 August 2012 at Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park.
On 12 August 2012, he released "Dancing in My Head" on Beatport. The track features vocals from Eric Turner. A radio edit of the track, titled "Dancing in My Head" was released on 14 August 2012 on iTunes, a remix EP was released on 30 October 2012 featuring remixes from Charlie Bernardo and Michael Woods. On 26 September 2012, Bergling made history as the first DJ to headline the world-famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City, he performed two sold out shows on 27 September. He was supported by Matt Cazzette at the two shows. At his Radio City Music Hall shows, he played a preview of his new track with Mike Posner titled "Stay with You". On 29 December 2012, Bergling premiered many new songs at Lights All Night, Dallas Convention Center, some of which made it on to his first album, True; these unreleased songs included "I'll Be Gone" and "Let It Go". The instrumental of "Let It Go" was mixed with the a capella of "Addicted to You" to become "Addicted to You". On the same day, Bergling released "I Could Be the One" with Nicky Romero.
After first being