In this week’s instalment of What’s Going On, we’ve got a pair of big superstar collaborations for you. World-renowned songwriter Dianne Warren has enlisted G-Eazy and Carlos Santana for her latest hit, and dance titans Steve Aoki and Armin van Burren have finally released their first single together. Also, the latest from Donnie Visa, Our Propaganda, and PinkPantheress. As always, if you like what you hear, be sure to follow and stream these artists.
Steve Aoki & Armin van Buuren – Veteran dance DJs Steve Aoki and Armin van Buuren have joined forces on the new single “Music Means Love Forever.” The two longtime friends and dance festival mainstays had been teasing a collaboration for a while and felt like now was the right time to unleash their triumphant new track on the world. “Music Means Love Forever” perfectly combines the sensibilities of both DJs into the perfect big room dance anthem. Explaining how their collaboration came to be, Armin van Buuren says: “After remixing each other’s tracks, Steve and I thought it’d be a great idea to join forces in the studio. I am a great admirer of Steve and I’m loving our brand-new collab. The title is pretty self-explanatory; music is a universal language and a language of love to many people as well.”
Listen to Steve Aoki & Armin van Buuren’s new single “Music Means Love Forever” below.
Diane Warren – Legendary songwriter Diane Warren has teamed up with Carlos Santana and rapper G-Eazy for the hot new single “She’s Fire.” No, that’s not a mad-lib. It really happened. After penning decades worth of hits for top artists across all the major genres, Diane Warren released her debut album Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions Vol. 1 last month, which sees artists such as Celine Dion, Rita Ora, Ty Dolla Sign, and more singing new original songs written by Warren. The crown jewel of the project is “She’s Fire” which features G-Eazy in full-on rap lothario mode, expert guitar slaying from Carlos Santana, and the instant pop earworm quality that has made Diane Warren a legend.
Listen to Diane Warren, G-Eazy, and Carlos Santana’s new single “She’s Fire” below.
Donnie Visa – Rapper, singer, and songwriter Donnie Visa is out with what’s bound to be the motivational hit of the fall. Produced by prodbyLow, “Legendary” is truly a journey through manifestation. Donnie Visa raps all about how listeners can claim their legacy and envision the life they want to live. It’s not a song of empty platitudes, as the rising young talent has worked his way into getting good looks from DJ Wonder and DJ Suss One, two of the most prominent DJs in hip-hop today. As we close out summer and head into fall, “Legendary” is the perfect hype track to usher you into a hustle mindset for a new season.
Listen to Donnie Visa’s new single “Legendary” below.
PinkPantheress – Rising English indie star PinkPantheress released her single “Just for Me” about a month ago, but now she’s out with a cool new music video to go along with it. The video sees the talented young singer-songwriter front and centre, which is a major difference from her previous visuals. The simple yet effective clip perfectly fits the Mura Masa produced UK garage-influenced track. You might feel that the vibe of “Just for Me” is similar to that of the singer’s previous single “Pain” and you’d be right. Explaining the connection, PinkPantheress says: “”Just For Me” is a song based around unhealthy obsession and is almost a part two to pain.”
Listen to PinkPantheress’ new single “Just for Me” below.
Our Propaganda – British rockers Our Propaganda have announced that their debut album Food At Midnight is on the way. In anticipation, they’ve released the album’s title track as their first new single of 2021. “Fast Food At Midnight” is a rollicking Brit-rock banger, with big guitars, a relentless beat, and stunning vocals. Not just a good time, there’s also a clever message likening misinformation to fast food in there too. On what the new single is all about, vocalist Jack Denton says: “’Fast Food At Midnight’ is about knowing something is wrong but continuing to support it, about giving into urges over what you may think is right. Something we’re all guilty of. We used fast food as the example but it’s more a metaphor for buying into agendas even though they’re morally questionable.”
Listen to Our Propaganda’s new single “Fast Food at Midnight” below.