Just 1 week after releasing his unexpected g-house track “Kill Me,” Alok returns with a new single – “Surrender.” Showcasing his prowess as a producer, Alok takes a new sonic direction with this dark progressive gem, which rides upon deep, growling basslines and soulful vocals. “Surrender” packs plenty of emotional punch while incorporating an underground vibe that’s suitable for late-night dance floors. For “Surrender” Alok teamed up with his protege from CONTROVERSIA – ÜHÜ, and YOU, made of Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore and Josh Record, known for collaborations with Armin van Buuren, Galantis, and as co-writers for some of the most recognized dance music hits. It makes for a strong finish to his incredible year, which held breakthrough collaborations with Bastille, John Martin, Luis Fonsi, Alan Walker, and more, hit singles such as “Deep Down” with Ella Eyre, Kenny Dope and Never Dull and “All By Myself” with Ellie Goulding and Sigala, and remixes for the likes of Marshmello and Khalid. With the official return of clubbing and festivals this year, Alok played hundreds of shows across the globe, including performing at the United Nations to kick off NYC’s Global Climate Week. It’s all up from here for Alok, so stay tuned for what’s in store for 2023.
With a strong resume full of remixes and collaborations with artists such as The Rolling Stones to Zara Larsson, from Jason Derulo to Tove Lo, and more, Brazilian Alok has gained an immense international following and is currently having his global breakout moment. He already has the second-largest Instagram following of any electronic artist globally (28M), and his 20M devoted monthly listeners on Spotify have made him the most listened to Brazilian artist in the world. In 2022, he was named the 4th Best DJ in the world, according to the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll. In 2019, Alok was nominated for the International Dance Music Awards for his hit remix of the Meduza single “Piece of Your Heart,” and he also worked with global pop sensation Dua Lipa for the official remix of her hit single “Physical.” Recently he also collaborated with Grammy-award pop sensation John Legend on “In My Mind” and with renegade vocalist John Martin on “Wherever You Go” and lended his talents to remix Ed Sheeran‘s “Shivers.” The sky is the limit for the Brazilian superstar.
Gabriel Murilo Mello‘s newest project for the post-pandemic era comes in the form of ÜHÜ, a bold brand with plenty of existing versatility and experience. Since 2010, Mello has been DJing and producing in his home country of Brazil, gracing the stages of festivals such as Tomorrowland Brasil, EDC Brasil, Green Valley, Dream Valley, PUMP, Rio Music Conference, and more. His music has been supported by David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Alok, Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Showtek, and many others. As a producer’s producer, co-producer, and composer, Gabriel Mello amassed over 1B streams across all digital platforms. With all this information, ÜHÜ is born: a startup but already experienced artist whose musical identity brings references from deep house, progressive, and tech-house.
Alok‘s CONTROVERSIA continues to go from strength to strength, and this latest release is another fine example of a label making all the right moves to maintain its impressive forward momentum. Since its inception in June 2019, CONTROVERSIA has accumulated over 1B Spotify streams thanks to its remarkable family of artists, including Yves V, Alan Walker, Bhaskar, Alle Farben, Vintage Culture, and more. All of whom have helped CONTROVERSIA quickly establish itself as one of the most successful independent labels in dance music today.
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