#Playlist: Brighton Pride Weekender 2018


   

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Brighton Pride is fast approaching and to celebrate, we have created our first ever, Brighton Pride Weekender¬†playlist dedicated to one of the city’s biggest annual events to promote equality and diversity with the aim to eliminate discrimination against the¬†lesbian,¬†gay,¬†bisexual¬†and¬†transgender¬†(LGBT) community.

This playlist has been lovingly crafted to include a variety of tracks, by the artists performing at Brighton Pride 2018, as well as some other great anthems!

If you already own the songs and want the custom artwork, please feel free to copy/download it below:

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We hope you enjoy this playlist as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it! Please share the link to this post, or the playlist itself and give it a cheeky follow on Spotify too – https://open.spotify.com/user/muzik5peaks/playlist/5nXqTcFL05VwLPppVaNIE6?si=fV9Vk8vDQgCVQUgAUzI9ng. If you’ve got any songs to suggest for us to add, please let us know ūüôā

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#SummerSongs 2017 – The Playlist


   

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It’s the 1st August and summer is in full swing! As such, I thought it was time to present you with our next playlist –¬†#SummerSongs¬†2017 (following on from #SummerSongs 2015)!

This 30-track playlist has been lovingly crafted with over 100 minutes of summery¬†songs, both new and old, that I really love and put me in a great mood and I hope it’ll do the same for you too ūüôā

If you already own the songs and want the custom artwork, please feel free to copy/download the artwork below:

Summer Songs 2017

#SummerSongs 2017 – The Playlist

This mammoth, tune-filled playlist includes the following summer anthems:

  1. Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (Throttle Remix)
  2. OneRepublic – Rich Love featuring Seeb
  3. A R I Z O N A – Feed The Beast
  4. Jonas Blue – Mama featuring William Singe
  5. NEIKED – Call Me featuring MIMI
  6. Sigala РCame Here For Love featuring Ella Eyre
  7. Phats & Small – Turn Around
  8. Nevada РThe Mack featuring Mark Morrison & Fetty Wap
  9. Rita Ora – Your Song
  10. Anton Powers РBaby featuring Pixie Lott
  11. John Gibbons – P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  12. Zedd – Stay featuring Alessia Cara
  13. Will Joseph Cook – Plastic
  14. Miley Cyrus – Malibu
  15. Luis Fonsi РDespacito featuring Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber
  16. Calvin Harris РFeels featuring Pharrell Williams, Big Sean & Katy Perry
  17. Katy Perry РBon Appétit featuring Migos
  18. Ke$ha – Learn To Let Go
  19. Disciples – On My Mind
  20. J Hus – Did You See
  21. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
  22. Shawn Mendes – There’s Nothing Holding Me Back
  23. The All-American Rejects – Sweat
  24. Club Drive – International
  25. Busted – One Of A Kind
  26. The Maine – Bitch Better Have My Money
  27. Life Of Dillon – Rocks
  28. Paramore – Forgiveness
  29. Sheppard – Geronimo
  30. Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams

I’ve gathered only the best songs which I hope will be the soundtrack to your summer – I want this summer to be one you’ll remember…for the best reasons! Check out the playlist on Spotify.

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#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Club Drive


   

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Having recently been impressed by¬†Club Drive¬†when I saw them support Marianas Trench on their UK tour, I had to chat to Aaron and find out a little more about him and the band. Here’s what he had to say…


So you released ‘Voyager’ back in May and the reception seems to have been amazing, how exciting has that been for you?
It’s been overwhelming to be honest. When we write and record new songs, the focus is very much on getting them to a place that we’re really happy with. We never really get time to think about the end goal, so when we get news that the song has been picked up by Radio 1 or people are hearing it in their local shops/restaurants it always catches us by surprise. It’s been an amazing year so far and we’re really grateful for everyone’s support.

What future plans have you got? Any new singles or an album in the pipeline?
Absolutely, all the above. Brand new single ‘International’ is on the way very soon complete with our favourite music video we’ve done to date. Then we’ll be hitting the studio during festival season to start work on our debut album.

How was your UK tour with Marianas Trench?
It was amazing to be honest, the guys and their team are incredible at what they do and seeing a band who are so enormous the world over, coming to the UK to play (by their usual standards) tiny venues, was really something! We got to see a lot more of the country than we usually do and the fans in each city were so welcoming of us as a support band. We really hope to see everyone again later this year!

Where do you take inspirations from when writing your music?
All sorts really. Artists and songs that we love from all decades, personal experiences that we’ve been or are going through and a lot of the time, without sounding preachy, events that are going on around us on a bigger scale usually help shape what we’re feeling at the time.

If you could do a collaboration with anyone, who would it be and why?
Great question! I guess it depends on if we’re talking dead or alive so let’s go with…..

  • DeadMichael Jackson, obviously the biggest music icon of our lifetime and arguably ever.. But I actually think his vocal on our tracks would work so well!(saying that his vocal on any track sounds amazing)
  • Alive – is a harder one, we would love to collaborate with a female vocalist such as Katy Perry, Dua Lipa, Anne Marie, etc. but also we’d be really keen to hear the outcome of working with the likes of Sigma, Sigala, Mura Masa or The Chainsmokers, etc.

What music have you been listening to most recently?
Loads – we actually now have a “Club Drive Weekly” playlist on Spotify where each week we’ll share a list of new artists and songs that we’re really into, so recently it’s been the likes of Lower Than Atlantis, Eliza & The Bear, Don Broco, Clean Cut Kid, Dua Lipa & loads more!

If you had to cover a recent chart song, which song would it be and why?
Another tough one as there’s been a lot of bangers lately. I’m actually a sucker for the new Jonas Blue record ‘Mama’ – absolute tune & would love to see what we’d come up with giving that a go.

If someone famous was to cover one of your songs, who would you want it to be and which song?
Again, really tough question. Something like a John Mayer cover of ‘International’ would be really interesting OR maybe a Little Mix cover of ‘Spare Time’ just to hear something completely different.

Do you have any other passions outside of music?
Yeah, to be honest, we’re all really driven people and it’s probably what’s kept us together in harder times.. But I think any one of us would love to set up a business if the opportunity was there. We love sport, theatre, art, travelling and obviously food¬†ūüė̬†but Music is still very much top priority for us!

What really grinds your gears?
People with no manners, whether it’s a thank you for holding a door, an excuse me to get out the way or a thanks for letting someone go when driving. People with no manners REALLY wind us up!¬†

What’s the best film you’ve seen lately?
That’s a tough one, neither of them are particularly new but watched them both recently… War Dogs & Let’s Be CopsūüĎĆūüŹľ

If, in say 20 years time, a film was made about your life, who would you want to play you?
I¬†guess in 20 years time there’ll be an abundance of new, far more attractive, actors to chose from but based on who’s in the game today. I’d say the following:

  • Aaron – Robert Downey Jr (the guy can siiiiiing!)
  • Steve – Ryan Gosling (fun fact he’s an insane bass player)
  • Tommy – Jared Leto
  • Christian – Will Ferrell (cos you couldn’t not have Will Ferrel in your movie.. And he’s also an amazing drummer!)

If you could be any chocolate bar, which one would you be?
I’d probably go with Double Decker, there’s a harder side a softer side but ultimately what you see is what you get.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
ABC
Assume Nothing
Believe No-one
Check Everything


Club Drive‘s releases are all¬†available:


Enjoyed this? Check out some of our other interviews here:

Muzik Speaks Interviews


#Two4Tunesday: ZAYN & Taylor Swift – ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’ & Jonas Blue – ‘By Your Side’ featuring RAYE


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ZAYN & Taylor Swift – ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’

ZAYN has teamed up with pop sensation Taylor Swift for the first track to be released from the¬†Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack,¬†‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’.

The song is pop through and through, with some beautiful falsetto vocals from both singers. There’s little more than to say; great track from two fantastic vocalists.

No video has arisen yet but we’ll keep you posted on this!


‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’¬†is¬†on¬†iTunes for downloading now! –¬†https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-dont-wanna-live-forever/id1184762720



Jonas Blue – ‘By Your Side’ featuring RAYE

Jonas Blue enjoyed massive success with his previous singles,¬†‘Fast Car’¬†and¬†‘Perfect Strangers’¬†and he’s returned with a monster of a track,¬†‘By Your Side’¬†featuring vocals from¬†RAYE.

This track has a massive tropical house sound to it and it’s been picking up excellent radio airplay too.

Check out the music video below too!


‘By Your Side’¬†can also be downloaded from iTunes now! –¬†https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/by-your-side-feat.-raye/id1165158049?i=1165158056


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#Two4Tunesday: Britney Spears – ‘Slumber Party’ featuring Tinashe & JP Cooper – ‘September Song’


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Britney Spears – ‘Slumber Party’ featuring Tinashe

I have always been a massive fan of¬†Britney Spears, since her first single¬†‘…Baby One More Time’¬†and she has¬†consistently proven that she can adapt to current trends or set new ones, with each new album!

Ever since the release of her most recent album,¬†Glory, this particular track stood out to me! It is funky, fresh and fun – the beat is sick and it’s just something different. The explicit lyrical content seems to add the fun of it; explicit lyrics from Britney just seems to have a bit more fun to it!¬†The video is pretty saucy too…

Well done Ms Spears; you are remarkable!


‘Slumber Party’¬†is¬†on¬†iTunes for downloading now! –¬†https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/slumber-party-feat.-tinashe/id1176203944?i=1176204390



JP Cooper – ‘September Song’

I don’t know masses about¬†JP Cooper, but what I do know is that he was the voice of Jonas Blue‘s¬†‘Perfect Strangers’¬†and that he has since been experiencing a lot of success as a solo singer, with credits from fellow male singers¬†Ed Sheeran and¬†Shawn Mendes.

This song is deeply rooted within the tropical house genre, but it is soulful, catchy and very current. I’m extremely excited to hear more from this talented songwriter!

No official video has been released, but we’ll keep you updated, as always.


‘September Song’¬†is¬†on¬†iTunes for downloading now! –¬†https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/september-song/id1148125910?i=1148126069


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