CONTROVERSIA‘s boss and heavyweight producer Alok returns with a brand new track of his own, leading the 8th edition of the label’s signature compilation series. His new bass-forward g-house work “Kill Me” opens the 14-track selection, setting an ominous and heavy-hitting tone for the rest of the sonic journey – the CONTROVERSIA crew isn’t messing around with this one! Along with previously released tracks like ÜHÜ & RUSHÖ‘s “Divide Us” and Kohen, Mert Can & Garonzos‘ “Overload,” there are no fewer than 10 exclusive and never before released records. In a true representation of the label’s ethos, Vol. 008 contains a diverse spectrum of electronic sounds, from the sultry vocal house “Skin” by B Martin, Tyson Bay and Bassbears to the emotive and dancefloor-friendly “Naked Emotions” from Tineway, Rodmotter and Volyri, as well as Yves V & Bhaskar‘s already well-known driving house tune “Round My Head,” remixed by Kohen & LIVA. Prior to the compilation, Alok himself recently joined forces with Ellie Goulding and Sigala on “All By Myself” on Sony Music, which just surpassed 20M Spotify streams, while the Brazilian artist’s Summer hit “Deep Down” with Ella Eyre and Kenny Dope, featuring Never Dull, is about to break 100M on the platform.
“This was a year of hard work, of several achievements by CONTROVERSIA, and for me it is a great joy to end 2022 with the last compilation of the year. We were able to bring together a team of incredible artists in this edition on several unreleased tracks, including one of mine that contains a sample from the ‘Ozark‘ series. I’m grateful for taking our label’s sound further and further. Thank you to everyone following along and I hope you enjoy listening as much as I do.” – Alok
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 (almost 28M), and his 20M devoted monthly listeners on Spotify have made him the most listened to Brazilian artist in the world. In 2021, 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.
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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