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Dragonette drops Emily Nash remix of ‘Twennies’

Fresh off the heels of her acclaimed new album Twennies, electro-pop powerhouse Dragonette has shared a second remix of the title-track single, this time from UK-born DJ and Producer Emily Nash.

Dragonette, aka songwriter/producer Martina Sorbara, celebrated the release of Twennies with a special hometown performance in Toronto, at The Axis Club. Watch the CBC Music recording of the Concert HERE.

Discussing Emily Nash’s take on “Twennies,” Sorbara said, “I’m so stoked to have the amazing Emily Nash give her Dark Dance touch TWENNIES. Check out this new rave revival – lock it into your weekend.”

Emily Nash added: “I loved remixing ‘Twennies’ by Dragonette. I normally go for a deep house dance style when it comes to remixing but when I went to remix this track, I knew I needed to take it to the next level. I found an acid style synth in Logic and knew that was the base of the idea. It’s my favourite remix I’ve ever done as it has an element of acid tech house while still keeping my deep house dance bass sound in it.”

On Twennies, Sorbara chose to work with one creative partner for the entire project—the Los Angeles-based producer Dan Farber (Dizzee Rascal, Lizzo). The two artists spent several weeks together holed up in Sorbara’s Toronto studio, where they wrote the majority of the record. “I’ve never concentrated on working on an album like that; just living and breathing this one thing,” she shares. 

Twennies marks a full-circle moment for Sorbara. “It’s a true hybrid of my original influences as a child and what I’ve learned along the way. It feels so representative of my musical journey.” She adds, “It’s my favorite thing I’ve ever done. I’m so proud of it.”

With a career spanning over fifteen years, Dragonette has scored numerous global hits including “Pick Up the Phone,” “Let it Go,” “Tokyo Nights” with Digital Farm Animals and Shaun Frank, “Outlines” with Mike Mago, “Slow Song” with The Knocks, and the chart-topping “Hello” with Martin Solveig, which garnered a JUNO Award win for ‘Dance Recording of the Year’ and returned to the Billboard Dance Charts just last year. Collaborating with the world’s biggest DJs including Martin Garrix, Basement Jaxx, Kaskade, Galantis, and more, Dragonette’s musical diversity knows no bounds, and as a songwriter her credits include Keith Urban, Cyndi Lauper, Pretty Sister, and Carly Rae Jepsen, among others.

Creative versatility shines across Dragonette’s four acclaimed studio albums, including Galore (2007), which earned Dragonette a JUNO nomination for ‘Breakthrough Group of the Year’, the JUNO-nominated Fixin To Thrill (2009), the JUNO-nominated Bodyparts (2012), and 2016’s Royal Blues. With global headlining credits too numerous to list, Dragonette has also supported the likes of Duran Duran, New Order, Ke$ha, and Miike Snow, and amassed major festival credits, playing to thousands of fans at Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, and Lollapalooza.

With Twennies Dragonette moves into the newest chapter of her illustrious career, looking forward with more wisdom, experience and confidence than ever before, and creating her best work to date.

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