Mega-producers Martin Garrix and DallasK join forces with acclaimed singer-songwriter Sasha Alex Sloan on the melodic new single “Loop,” released today via Astralwerks. Throbbing with emotion, the infectious track is an anthem for anyone who’s ever been unable to break free from an endless cycle of break-ups and make-ups.
The surreal official video for “Loop”, available later today, finds a woman embarking on what seems to be just another night on the town. As she moves through the busy streets and colorful clubs of Las Vegas, she encounters Garrix and DallasK on the dreamy journey. But each time the night seems at an end, she finds herself back where she started and the evening begins again, leaving her hopelessly stuck in a loop. The video was directed by Damian Karsznia, who has helmed numerous videos for Garrix.
Martin Garrix says, “I have been playing this song in my sets for quite some time now and the crowds’ responses have been great. I loved working with Dallas and I’m super stoked to finally release this one!”
DallasK adds, “‘Loop’ is the long-time coming collaboration between Martin Garrix and myself. We met forever ago and I remixed his single ‘in the name of love’ in 2016. It’s a deeper song for both of us, topped with the unmistakable vocal of Sasha Alex Sloan, one of my favorite collaborators, who always brings her unique perspective to any song she writes. It has all the right ingredients to form both a summer banger and break up anthem. I hope you like it!”
Sasha Alex Sloan says, ”I loved writing this song and I’m so glad it’s finally out!”
Garrix, who took the No. 1 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list for three consecutive years, recently released his first ever club album, Sentio, which includes collaborations with Zedd, DubVision, Mesto, Brooks, Julian Jordan and Matisse&Sadko, among others. His summer tour, which includes residencies in Ibiza and Las Vegas, will take him to some of the summer’s biggest festivals, including Electric Zoo, Tomorrowland, Colours of Ostrava, and Veld Music Festival.
DallasK launched 2022 with a series of massive collaborations – writing and producing songs for such artists as Christina Aguilera, Ozuna, Lauv, Nicky Jam, Manuel Turizo, Stray Kids, Gryffin and more. Flaunt hailed him as “the definition of a hitmaker” in this feature, which delves into the making of his recent single, “Try Again” ft. Lauv.
Sloan recently released her sophomore album, I Blame The World, featuring the singles “WTF,” “I Blame The World,” and “Adult.”
About Martin Garrix:
Martin Garrix – the name that belongs to one of the youngest and most successful DJ’s/producers championing the pop and electronic scene. Garrix has taken his expertise across the globe, by collaborating with major stars including Dua Lipa, Khalid and Macklemore, giving monumental performances at the Winter Olympics 2018, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland (to name few), breaking through territories, and being selected as the Official UEFA Euro 2020 music artist, committing to produce the official song (alongside U2’s Bono and The Edge) for the tournament as well as other key music at the finals.
The Dutchman made his recording debut with the 2013 single “Animals,” which soared to the top of the charts worldwide and solidified Garrix as the new face of electronic music at the early age of 17. A slew of hits followed – including “Proxy,” “Helicopter,” “Wizard,” “Turn Up The Speakers,” “Virus” and “Gold Skies,” “Don’t Look Down” featuring Usher and cult classic “The Only Way Is Up” featuring his idol Tiësto. Subsequent collaborations have included “In The Name Of Love’ featuring Bebe Rexha, “Scared To Be Lonely” featuring Dua Lipa, “There For You” featuring Troye Sivan, “Ocean” featuring Khalid, the Platinum-certified “Summer Days” with Macklemore and Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy and “Pressure” featuring Tove Lo.
His project with Maejor, AREA21, rolled out with impressive new music accompanied by animated videos, ultimately leading to the release of Greatest Hits Vol. 1, Garrix’s first album ever. He released his first club album, Sentio, in April 2022.
DallasK (Dallas Koehlke) is an artist, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and song writer based in Miami. With over 3 billion streams on Spotify alone to his name, Dallas has produced and penned stand out hits for Fifth Harmony (including 5x Platinum “Work From Home” with Ty Dolla $ign and “Down” with Gucci Mane), Christina Aguilera, Ozuna, Lauv, BTS, Nicky Jam, Manuel Turizo and many, many more, all of which went on to become big charting records! In addition to Dallas’ songwriting and production prowess, he’s enjoyed a decorated career as an artist in his own right, releasing several high-profile collaborations with Tiesto, Hardwell, KSHMR and Adventure Club and played all the major festivals including Tomorrowland, EDC, and Ultra! He’s also remixed singles for such artists as The Chainsmokers, MGMT, Skrillex and T.I./Pharrell/Robin Thicke
Popdust observed, “It’s impossible to escape his influence. Koehlke has curated a staggering number of today’s hits, whether behind the scenes or in the production chair.”
After his last release on Astralwerks, the Lauv assisted, “Try Again” continuing to do the business coupled with the release of “Loop” alongside Martin and Sasha, Dallas has a busy summer of shows and subsequent releases ahead, all of which continue to showcase his status as a respected tastemaker across the genre!
About Sasha Alex Sloan:
After emerging in 2017 and appearing on a handful of high-profile collaborations, Sasha Alex Sloan had garnered over 2 billion streams worldwide before even releasing a debut album. Sasha has established herself as a true wordsmith, crafting emotionally rich, left-of-center releases filled with potent melodies and poignant lyrics. Praised by The New York Times, Billboard, SPIN, Rolling Stone, PAPER, UPROXX, and more, Sasha gained attention through the release of hit singles including “Lie,” “Normal,” “Older,” and “Dancing With Your Ghost,” leading to sold-out headlining tours in North America and Europe. This May, Sasha released her critically acclaimed sophomore album, I Blame The World, featuring the singles “WTF,” “I Blame The World,” and “Adult.”
Established in 1993 in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of Caroline Records staffers who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the nascent electronic and ambient scene. Now based at the historic Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood, Astralwerks has emerged as a modern, artist-first label and the #1 market share leader for dance/electronic music in the U.S. Combining a scalable, independent and global-thinking ethos with the ability to tap into the resources of a major label has enabled Astralwerks to sign such artists as ILLENIUM, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, ZHU and Alesso. As a testament to its pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many others. The label has also released such massive singles as the 6x Platinum “Happier” by Marshmello + Bastille and FISHER’s “Losing It.”