KLINGANDE reunites with Broken Back to release 'Wonders'

Klingande reunites with fellow Frenchman Broken Back, for their brand new single, ‘Wonders’.

Discovering Broken Back on YouTube in 2014, Klingande first invited the singer/songwriter to his home studio in Lille, where they made their debut collaboration ‘RIVA’. The track has amassed over 80 million cumulated views on all platforms since its release.

An eagerly anticipated reunion between both minds, ‘Wonders’ cements Broken Back’s reputation of a true showman, having performed over 250 concerts in the past two years, with his first (self-titled) album now certified Gold.

A collaborative effort between Klingande and Broken Back, the single is a solid display of both artist’s signature styles. It’s certain that ‘Wonders’ will build onto the staggering success of previous release ‘RIVA’ and will become the soundtrack to the months ahead.

 

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To introduce the track they performed an exclusive showcase on a New York skyscraper rooftop.

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KLINGANDE full band show on the first live stage of Tomorrowland

After performing on the Robin Schulz and friends (Weekend 1) his classic DJ set assisted by his violin and sax musicians; Klingande had the honor to play on the brand new Organ of Symphony stage, which is the first live stage in the history of Tomorrowland.

For this special show, he went on stage with his usual partners in crime, violinist Renato Marquez and Saxophonist Arnold Pol, accompanied this time by an additional drummer.

And as a special surprise for the people of Tomorrowland he also came with 2 singers of his past singles Krishane featured on Rebel Yell and Broken Back featured on Riva. After performing their single Klingande and Broken Back announced a new collaboration together, to be released in September, that they performed for the first time ever by the end of his set.

Watch the full band live show of Klingande at the Organ of Symphony – Tomorrowland 2018

 

 


ADDAL first appearance in his music video for LIES

After releasing 405 with an animated video, ADDAL released a music video for his newest single – ‘Lies’.

Directed by Ahmed Hadj Ameur via Semper TV production company, the film was shot in various locations of the south of France, including Marseille, Arles beaches and salt fields. It marks the first appearance of the artist in a music video, completing the objective of identification for his artist profile.

3 cameras, 2 actors, and a beautiful sunset made the result that you can watch below:

The video was also premiered on Virgin Radio’s website.

 


NAXXOS first EP and new set-up

A year ago, after months of reflexion and meetings, we decided to start a project that would go through 2017. The purpose here was to release several singles in a few months and their debut EP.

After teasing with singles: Thief, Paper Tiger and Not Alone. They finally released the Animal EP on December 1st, a six tracks project with five different collaborators (M.Maggie, Raphaella, Young Animal Hearts, Dionne Bromfield and Kate Garné).

But the main challenge on this timeline was to make their sound evolve from their tropical house debut to this new electronic future bass / trap sound. The remaining touch of Naxxos being the melodic vibe that they kept in all their tracks.

We started Naxxos as a project to vent creativity and ended up being limited by new borders. In the very first place, long before Naxxos, we used to produce more heavy hitting stuff like Drum and Bass and tried our own style by emulating early days Major Lazer/Diplo kinda stuff. Future Bass is like a good mix between our roots and how we’ve evolved over the years. In a way it’s like going one step back, but two forth. We’ve also learned from that experience and made it our prime rule to always evolve our music without thinking about how people will react.” Naxxos

Following on this renewal, we created a common element in order to fit the new artworks. That’s when we designed the double XX idea with the help of their new independent label “Le Sofa” and graphic designer Valentin Fillet.

Finally, we developped a new way to present the tracks for promo and future events, switching from a standard dj set to a live orientated performance. A year after recording Animal with singer Dionne Bromfield in London, they came back to the same studios with her to record a new live version for the online US media: Uproxx.

Keep an eye on Naxxos newest set-up, as they promised more singles to come in 2018!


KLINGANDE Summer 2017

It’s been 5 years since the beginning of Klingande‘s project, each year spent between the studios and touring worldwide, peaked by a summer season that keeps getting crazier, as you can watch on his Summer 17 recap video below.

Beyond the great fun and team spirit, this act embodies our way of working and applying a long term vision to an artistic project. Finding the right partners to build a strong artist set-up, investing on a live show that evolves constantly, defining a booking and year schedule strategy are some of the keys priorities of our work.

That enables to create a tour that includes some of the best electronic festival of the world: North Summer Festival – Ushuaia Ibiza – Airbeat One – Sunrise Festival – Therme Festival – Parookaville – Tomorrowland – Summersound – Panama Festival – Zurich Open Air – SW4 London – Mysteryland – And More…

Right at the end of the summer tour, Klingande released his new single ‘Pumped Up‘ (the music of the summer recap), that will lead a series of  releases for the new season to come.

Klingande live at Tomorrowland 2017 – Alive coverage
Klingande crew at Champs-Elysées Paris – Pictionnary Productions
Klingande Live at Mysteryland 2017
Klingande crew in San Diego
Klingande live at Ultra Bali 2017

KLINGANDE came back to his hometown in a stadium

One very particular gig was part of Klingande’s worldwide summer tour, the first edition of the North Summer Festival. Unique for a lot of reasons, including that he was playing before the international star acts Martin Garrix and Justin Bieber, but also special because it was held in one of the biggest indoor venue in France, the Pierre Mauroy stadium, in Lille the hometown of the artist, where the first steps of his career begun.

This event was full of emotions for the artist and Unity Group’s team as it symbolizes the journey and work that has led Klingande from a bedroom producer to an international act, from a 500 people first gig to a 30 000 capacity stadium.

Video by Pictionary Productions / Pictures by Geoffrey Hubbel


KUNGS wins Best Electro album of the year !

Friday February 10th, two of the Unity artists were nominated at the French Grammys ceremony called “Les Victoires de la musique”.

KUNGS was nominated in the category “Best Electro album of the year” facing the legendaries Justice and Jean-Michel Jarre. The votes of all the professionals of the French music industry has decided to reward the 20 years old producer and his debut album LAYERS. After thanking his management team, he performed a medley of his album including his three singles: Don’t you Know, I Feel so bad and This Girl.

All the Unity family is proud of Valentin and to show the world that in souls nobly born, valour does not depend upon age.

We’re also very proud of our first Live act of the roster, BROKEN BACK, who was nominated as “best new live act of the year”. This gave him the opportunity to perform in prime time his single Halcyon Birds in a never seen new version.

Congrats to this two talents who are starting 2017 in a big way !


2016 year in review

We started the year 2016 with a lot of envy but to be honest a lot of doubts too. The roster has known some changes at the end of 2015 and it was really risky to tell how 2016 would turn to be.

The first song that came up in January was Miracle by Julian Perretta made with our talented producer and writer Clement BCX. The track quickly went up in the airplay and finally got #1 in the charts in France, Germany and Switzerland.

At the end of January, one of our upcoming acts was touring as warm-up on the 2nd part of David Guetta European Tour. Announcing a great beginning of the year, Kungs which was part of Unity Group roster for two years, was ready to get into the real business. On February 19th, he released his first single “This Girl”.

Chance is as we believe a mix between opportunities and preparation. In this case the Unity Group team has worked to prepare a good setup for Kungs to develop his music without any limit. The song quickly climbed the charts to become one of the biggest success of the year :

  • #1 Itunes general in 40 Countries
  • #1 Shazam global worldwide for 11 weeks
  • 14 Times Diamond record

The track became the most shazamed dance song of 2016 worldwide and the 2nd most shazamed song of the year global worldwide.

In march, one of our annual rendez-vous was Miami Music Week. This year edition was also something new as we had the opportunity to organize the first Klingande‘s Pool party at Delano hotel.

In Miami we came up with some other vibes of the roster, Fabich releasing One Two on the label of The Magician: Potion. Michael Calfan releasing Nobody does it better on Spinnin records and playing mainstage of Ultra festival for the 2nd year in a row.


Later this year we opened the Ibiza season with IMS 2016. Working closer to this magical Island every year, we had the pleasure to be part of the prestigious summer residencies with Klingande, Kungs and Michael Calfan. Playing Blue and Big at Ushuaia, My house and FMIF at Pacha, Cream at Amnesia.

Ushuaia Ibiza Big party 2016

The summer will also been completed by some of the most prestigious festival in the world, counting  Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza Berlin, Laundry Day Belgium, Electric Love Austria, Corona Sunset, Beyond Wonderland…

 

At the end of the summer we had a good time in Amsterdam at ADE, announcing the brand new identity of Unity Group with a new logo and website. We also revealed a new entity: Unity Publishing.

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In the same month of October we moved from our old offices to the beautiful district of Vieux-Lille.  Getting more confortable, able to hire more people and welcome our artist and partner for meetings and celebration. Finally by the end of that month we celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the company, by bringing 9 artists of our roster for one night at ZigZag Paris.

Last week for our birthday ! 🎂 #unitygroup

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The end of the year just got a step more intense with our first release of Albums.
Kungs first album, LAYERS was released on November 4th with an amazing release party at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the same place he used to stand in front one year before, to make his first photo shoot.

Two weeks later, on November 18th, Broken Back was releasing his debut album and starting his promo marathon.

In early December we held the 2nd edition of our Unity Publishing writing camp. Two times longer, with twice more producers, we really look forward to show you what was made over there.

We would like to thank all our artist family, our partners, the majors and labels we worked with, the promoters all around the world and the video makers,  for making 2016 such an intense year. We’re now taking a deserved holiday break, we’ll be back in 2017 for another year full of music surprises and less doubts 😉