Calvin Harris and Alesso have topped the UK charts upon entry to December with collaborative offering “Under Control” for Sony Music. Having steadily ascended both the UK and iTunes charts throughout the final moments of November, the duo’s collaboration with Manchester indie pop outfit Hurts entered at number one, beating British pop singer Gary Barlow to the top stop along the way. While Harris first saw chart-topping success with 2009’s “I’m Not Alone’ and subsequently returned with tracks “We Found Love” and “Sweet Nothing” in 2011 and 2012 respectively, the track gives Refune Records protégé Alesso his highest chart position since 2012’s “Calling (Lose My Mind).” In the same year that put MK’s “Look Right Through” and Martin Garrix’s “Animals” alike in pole position, “Under Control” is yet another awakening landmark to the universal acceptance that has now become commonplace for dance music and the fuller extent of its mainstream crossover appeal.Posted by
Dillon Francis, Taco Bell-enthusiast and alleged Tiësto doppelgänger, has released his delightful moombahton remix to “Carried Away” as a free download, just as he did with his recent trap remix to Justin Timberlake’s ”Suit & Tie.“ Reworking Passion Pit’s summer anthem, Francis splices and transposes the vocals, accentuating the carefree vibe of the original with charismatic chords. The ensuing drop employs a feisty torrent of barking acid synths, and might just be one of the first (and best) well-known cases of acid moombahton. In regards to the tune, Francis remarked: “this and my suit and tie remix might be my favorites to date!”
Following a string of partnerships and acquisitions of dance music entities that includes the deal that will bring Tomorrowland to North America, news has broke that Ultra Music has formed an alliance with Sony Music Worldwide. The relationship has President of Ultra Music Patrick Moxey serving as Sony Music Worldwide’s President of Electronic Music. The strategic deal serves to cover A&R, distribution, international repertoire, and more — but jump below the break to find out what this all really means.