New Happy Groover single coming December 4th

The new single by The Happy Groover, Eternity, is scheduled for release on Friday December 4, 2020. The track is a radio-friendly Psy-Trance remake of Datura’s 1993 number 1 hit of the same name. The spoken vocals are by none other than ANWB radio host Heleen de Geest, one of the most popular female voices on national Dutch radio. The track can already be pre-saved by Spotify users. Follow The Happy Groover on Facebook to stay up to date as well.

UniGroove Dance Hits Discovery Megamix: summer 2020

Three months after launching the UniGroove Dance Hits Discovery playlist on Spotify, Remix the Remix produced a megamix containing 113 tracks from the playlist.

The megamix is 79 minutes long. Not only does this megamix give a good impression of the best Dance music of the past three months, July, August and September of 2020, but it also launches the UniGroove Dance Hits Discovery Mix Show. The plan is to produce new shows on a regular basis and offer these to (internet) radio stations to air. Not every Mix Show will be a megamix like the first episode, but if the megamix is appreciated, doing one of these every three months is certainly an option. Radio stations who are interested in airing the UniGroove Dance Hits Discovery Mix Show are asked to contact UniGroove: info AT unigroove DOT com.

New: Unigroove Dance Hits Discovery playlist on Spotify

Ever since UniGroove DJ/Music Producer Jonathan Joosten developed an interest in music, he’s been on the lookout for the Dance hits of tomorrow. And he’s been pretty good at it. In the past, he predicted many hits long before they were picked up by other DJs and/or radio stations. Today, after DJ’ing for over 30 years, discovering the best new Dance music is still a sport to him.

To give you an idea of the latest Dance music discovered by Jonathan Joosten, check out the UniGroove Dance Hits Discovery playlist on Spotify. The concept behind the playlist is simple:

  1. Only recently released Dance music is applicable to enter
  2. The playlist isn’t pretending to be the first to feature new music, but the music featured may still be new to many as it may not be released in your territory (yet).
  3. Whether a track makes it onto the Unigroove Dance Hits Discovery playlist mostly depends on the personal taste of curator Jonathan Joosten. This is not a playlist that lists everything just to have it listed.
  4. There is no limit to the number of tracks playlisted, but playlisted tracks can’t be listed for more than three months. It may very well be possible that tracks become huge hits after they have been removed from the playlist as they maxed out the three-month maximum listing.

If you would like to submit new Dance Music releases for playlist consideration, please send a Spotify link to: playlist @ unigroove . com (no spaces).

UniGroove launches DJ pool

UniGroove Music has launched a DJ pool to distribute its new productions to DJs all over the world. Members of the UniGroove DJ Pool are referred to as Unigroovers. Becoming a Unigroover is easy. Simply sign up on the special form and you will receive an email about future releases and how to download them for free when they are due to be released.

Besides new releases, UniGroovers will also receive emails about new remixes, bootlegs, mashups, recorded DJ sets, and more. Tip for DJs who are just joining: check out the Download section for some of the earlier promos.

New release: Diamond in the night (Caglioni – Maurinaz remix)

Out now in all major music stores and on streaming services: Remix The Remix – Diamond in the Night (feat. Bowman) [Caglioni – Maurinaz remix]. Clicking the link will display a hyperfollow page with the most important links to Spotify, Apple Music, Beatport and other platforms.

The Caglioni – Maurinaz remix of Diamond in the Night is produced by the Italian duo of Adriano Caglioni and Luca Maurinaz.Adriano Caglioni is also the original producer of Felli’s original version of Diamond in the Night, which came out in 1983. Remix The Remix producer Jonathan Joosten had reached out to Adriano Caglioni in order to get permission to release his remake of Diamond in the Night. Once Caglioni heard the new version, not only was he happy to give it his blessing, but he also requested the vocals to make a new version himself. For this remix he teamed up with Luca Maurinaz, a Club DJ who has also worked for several big Italian radio networks.

New release: Remix The Remix – Diamond in the Night (feat. Bowman)

Available on all your favorite streaming services and online music stores as of today: Remix The Remix – Diamond In The Night (feat. Bowman). The song is a deephouse remake of Felli – Diamond in the Night, which was released in 1983 on Disco Magic records. The song is considered a classic in the Italo Disco scene.

The story behind this song
Originally, a new version of Diamond In The Night was recorded in 2018. Bowman is a U.S.-based singer who recorded new vocals in his studio. These were used on the 2018 version of the song. That version was included on UniGroove’s ADE sampler. Patrick von Hecke, at the time A&R manager at ZYX Music, was very enthusiastic about this sampler and wanted to sign four tracks of it right away. One of those four tracks was Diamond In The Night.

So negotiations began, but before an agreement could be reached, Patrick left the company for another job. Despite reaching out to his replacement, nobody from ZYX responded anymore and the track ended up on the shelf.

After hearing Regard – Ride it in 2019, producer Jonathan Joosten figured the mood of that track would fit the lyrics of Diamond In The Night very well. A new version was recorded, which is the version that came out today.

As there was no artistname assigned to this project, the name Remix The Remix was chosen, as that sort of saptures what happened with this song: The remix of the remix became the version that got released.

Free download
DJs, please notice that on streaming services and online music stores only the Radio Mix of Diamond In The Night is available. The longer Original Mix, with DJ-friendly intro and outro, is only available in the Downloads section of unigroove.com, for FREE!

New release: Tha Bomb – Dolce Vita

Available on all your favorite streaming services and online music stores as of today: Tha Bomb – Dolce Vita. This is a bouncy EDM-style remake of Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita, which is probably the biggest Italo Disco hit record ever. The track is produced by Jonathan Joosten, who has been playing it in his DJ-sets for the past two years. Why the delay?

Joosten: “Originally, I recorded Dolce Vita in 2017. The night I produced this track was one where I really was ‘in the zone’ and everything just fell together perfectly. The bassline at the beginning of the song became the hook. Then there is this plinky melody, which seemed perfect to introduce in the break of the track and build it back up from there. I think it’s interesting I was able to build a complete track based on the first 20 seconds of the original.”

So why Dolce Vita?
Joosten: “The night I produced Dolce Vita was the night before I was going to a party with some friends. Ryan Paris would be performing at that party and knowing that probably helped in producing it so quickly. It seemed like a fun idea to see how he would respond to a modern remake of his hit. I think I started working on the track around midnight and by 5:00 AM the track was finished.”

So how did Ryan Paris respond?
Joosten: “He was easy to approach. When he heard my new version, his jaw dropped to the floor. He liked it a lot and instantly suggested that he should sing on it. In the end, let’s just say we couldn’t reach an agreement, but even without vocals, the track is very strong.”

Tha Bomb – Dolce Vita is available in two versions: a Radio Mix and an Original Mix.