A perfect match between two true geniuses of the game: Restricted and Topic release their first collaboration on July 21. With ‘Sleepless’, the artists bring their audience a track that promises to become a true summer anthem.
No sleep until the sun rises again! At least that’s the mindset of Restricted and Topic, who define the state-of-the-art of modern dance music with their first collaborative feature track. On “Sleepless (feat. GoldFord)”, the two A-Listers have come together to merge the boundaries between day and night in one track.
Beyond the mesmerising rhythm of the track, the lyrics encapsulate the experience of being consumed by thoughts of someone special in the midst of the night. With vocals from Californian singer and songwriter GoldFord, known for his features with Sam Feldt and Lost Frequencies,‘Sleepless’ truly gets a melancholic late-night vibe.
Australian DJ and producer Restricted has rapidly established himself as one of the most promising new names in EDM. His signature sound generated over 50 million streams in the past year alone. Restricted’s remixes and tracks like “Big Jet Plane,” “Love Tonight,” and “Bonanza” went viral on TikTok and caught the attention of various international fellow artists such as Zedd, Alesso, Timmy Trumpet, and even Elton John. Starting in July, the Australian will be seen on his first headlining tour in Europe.
“Collaborating with Restricted on our debut track ‘Sleepless’ has been an exhilarating journey. The fast-paced beats, energetic vibes, and the meaning behind the vocals truly resonate with the sound I like to work on. The track will definitely keep you dancing til sunrise,” says Topic.
German DJ, producer, and songwriter Topic defined a new genre with his melancholic dance music, captivating over 16 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Just off the back of his latest release ‘Lucid Dream’, he now once again releases a melancholic festival hit right in time for his packed summer tour.
‘Sleepless’ is out July 21st via Island Records
Making global impact with his worldwide hits and own emotional yet exhilarating dance sound, it’s fair to say that Topic is a superstar DJ and hotly in-demand producer. His numbers speak for themselves and are eye-popping by anyone’s standards. The German-Croatian has amassed over 1 billion streams in 2021 alone, he has gold, double diamond, triple, quadruple, and even decuple platinum certifications in 28 countries around the world to his name and holds a steady spot in the Top 10 of Spotify’s Global Top 200. He worked with GRAMMY®-nominated rapper Lil Baby, Diamond-selling and two-time GRAMMY®-nominated Bebe Rexha, British band Clean Bandit, and DJ-favorite Becky Hill, as well as Fifth Harmony singer Ally Brooke, and many more, all with unforgettable results. The collaborative tracks Topic produces have achieved huge commercial success: he landed in the Top 5 in the UK Official Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100, scored number ones on the Mediabase U.S. dance radio, iTunes and the Global Top 200 Shazam and Spotify charts, and won high profile awards and nominations including the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2016, Teen Choice Awards in 2018, Best Dance Act at the Los 40 2020 Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards 2021, The 2022 Brit Awards for International Song Of The Year, and many more. You can be sure that Topic’s signature sounds will always enrich and uplift in uniquely wistful ways. Cherry on top, all his achievements came full circle last year with a strong entry in the DJ Mag top 100, ranking at #69. Topic truly seems to have found the recipe of his success and is one of the most in demand producers on the circuit.
Meet RESTRICTED, one of Australia’s quickest rising names who is gaining support from some of the industry’s biggest tastemakers and music labels. This 22 year older DJ/Producer has carved his signature style with influences from UK Bassline, Techno, and Hard Dance. In 2022 alone, Restricted amassed 50 million streams. This young beatmaker rapidly caught on after remixing the viral TikTok song ‘Captain’ which soon led to an official release on Warner Music Group’s label, Parlophone UK. Since then, he has dropped multiple remixes on TikTok that have gone viral across the platform including: “Big Jet Plane”, “Love Tonight”, and “Bonanza”. In this time frame he has released tracks with Spinnin’ Records, Sony Music, Musical Freedom, Atlantic Records and more. His music has been supported by the likes of Alesso, Zedd, and Timmy Trumpet on festival main stages across the globe. When not in the studio, Restricted can be found internationally and nationally, playing at some of Australia’s prominent venues and alongside acts such as Darren Styles, Will Sparks, Ben Nicky, Laidback Luke + many more. Restricted’s namesake is to break down the barriers between the underground and main stages, bringing minimal to the masses and making the EDM sub-genre both accessible and unrestricted. He is achieving this through a string of high-profile releases, a rapidly growing fan base, and an upcoming tour across Europe and Asia in 2023.