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2x GRAMMY-nominated Steve Aoki’s Project Ninja Attack Makes A Dark Debut on MDLBEAST Records with “Aurora”

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MDLBEAST Records welcomes Steve Aoki’s project Ninja Attack to the label with his new release “Aurora.” Riding on deep, driving bass lines and minimal dark melodies via an adventurous leftfield offering, “Aurora” is right at home in the underground house and techno venues around the globe. The new track showcases a grittier and deeper side of the dance music legend, that’s a far cry from his usual sonic style, serving as a testament to Steve‘s versatility and talent as a producer. “Aurora” is the next step towards the release of MDLBEAST‘s forthcoming “SOUNDSTORM Vol. 1” album, following previous forward-thinking singles – Salvatore Ganacci‘s “Fight Dirty,” Cosmicat‘s “Toxic Romance,” Butch‘s “Testarossa” and R3HABSkytech & Fafaq‘s “Sorry I Missed Your Call.”

2x GRAMMY-nominated Steve Aoki is a true visionary. His career boasts a lauded cross-genre discography that includes 7 studio albums and collaborations with Lil Uzi VertMalumaBTSLinkin Park, and Louis Tomlinson, amongst others. A true renaissance man, Steve Aoki is also a fashion designer, author, and entrepreneur. In 2012, he founded THE AOKI FOUNDATION, which primarily supports organizations in the field of brain science research. In addition, Aoki has pushed his Dim Mak Collection clothing line to new heights, with original designs and collaborations with everyone from A Bathing Ape to the Bruce Lee estate. Aoki‘s journey is chronicled through the Grammy-nominated Netflix documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” from 2016 and his memoir “BLUE: The Color of Noise” from 2019. In 1996, he established Dim Mak, a trendsetting record label that has launched global acts like The ChainsmokersBloc PartyThe Bloody Beetroots, and The Kills, in addition to early releases from acts such as ZEDD and Diplo. In the summer of 2020, Aoki unveiled his Latin music imprint, Dim Mak En Fuego, continuing to break down musical and cultural boundaries “by any means necessary.”

MDLBEAST is the Middle East‘s most influential brand  that is rapidly evolving. MDLBEAST Records marks another milestone on the company’s journey that allows a further cultural exchange between local Middle Eastern artists, global superstars, and audiences around the world. MDLBEAST‘s game changing festival in Riyadh – SOUNDSTORM, held its first edition in 2019 with acts such as David GuettaMartin GarrixSteve AokiTiëstoAfrojack, and R3HAB, to name only a few, which was just the beginning and more than an event. SOUNDSTORM was a cultural catalyst for Saudi youth, which will be back in action in December 2021 with a star-studded line-up. Until then, keep an eye out for further groundbreaking releases from this exciting imprint.

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Saudi’s Top Female DJ Cosmicat Releases Debut Vocal Underground Single “Toxic Romance.” Out Now on MDLBEAST Records

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Saudi Arabia‘s first and leading female DJ and producer Cosmicat makes her stunning debut with the first-ever single “Toxic Romance,” introducing herself to the global market as a sultry underground queen with both dancefloor and emotive potential. The track uses big-room synths and a rumbling, techno-influenced bassline to contrast exquisitely with her own feathery vocals; in this way, Cosmicat creates a soundscape that is both bold and delicate, personifying her own identity as a female artist who is trailblazing the electronic music scene in a culture that has traditionally forbid women from making any style of music. “Toxic Romance” is only the beginning for Cosmicat, so stay tuned to see what’s next as she establishes herself among electronic’s most exciting rising artists.

When I was working on ‘Toxic Romance,’ all I had on my mind was that I wanted to create the sound I love. It got me romanticizing about my relationship with it, as it’s a human being; how it was there for me every time I needed it or how I always come around to seek and chase it. On the sonic level, I wanted to add a big-sounding synth to make the track sound bold and highlight how synthesizers and electronic music can coexist with gentle whispering and my own vocals. I believe this makes ‘Toxic Romance‘ sounding delicate and personal, while still being dancefloor-friendly.” – Cosmicat

As she rises from the underground, the world is ready to be introduced to Nouf Sufyani – better known as Cosmicat – as the first and leading Saudi female DJ & producer in the electronic scene. Born and raised in JeddahCosmicat always had a strong passion for music in a world where it was considered taboo; there were limited record and music equipment stores and no live performances. Cultural protocol meant that she had to keep her passion a secret, so Cosmicat worked toward the more realistic 9-5 career but never gave up on her dream of producing. She became a “bedroom DJ” and taught herself everything she needed to know about producing in private. In 2019 she performed at the first music festival in Saudi Arabia – MDLBEAST‘s Soundstorm (which was also the biggest in the Middle East). Her reach quickly expanded to BahrainLebanonKuwaitUnited Arab Emirates, where she performed, and now she’s gearing up for the release of her debut original single. I believe that Nouf is a perfect example showing that it’s important to be persistent and take the chance whenever it arises. Currently, there are more female DJs in Saudi Arabia who support and empower one another, with Cosmicat being the first/leading one, paving the way for other Saudi female DJs. She also hosts her own TV show. Privately she’s a cat lady (hence the artist’s name). Her personal favorites are SolomunPeggy Gou, and Jamie Jones.

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