Jax Jones & Martin Solveig present Europa

FRESH: ‘All Day And Night’ – Europa feat. Madison Beer

Jax Jones and Martin Solveig present their collaborative project Europa and the single “All Day And Night”!

by Christopher Smith

Following Jax Jones’ triumphant sold out hometown show at London’s Roundhouse at the weekend, where Europa – his collaborative project with Martin Solveig – saw its live debut, the pair have premiered a dizzying, CGI-peppered official video for their electric debut single “All Day And Night”, featuring white-hot US singer Madison Beer.

Europa is two friends who also just so happen to be multi-platinum artists (with over 4 billion combined streams), pushing each other to investigate musical avenues they’d never explore on their own. Europa is club-focused pop music and pop-focused club music. Europa is friendship. Europa is a larger-than-life explosion of unexpected combinations, total freedom, unexpected twists and bridges not walls. Europa is the phrase ‘stronger together’ brought to life in vivid colours.

Born out of a mutual admiration and cemented by a hug given by Martin after Jax’s set in Ibiza, the pair’s collaboration has been a long time coming. It was only after Solveig made the Eurostar trip to Jax’s London studio that they realised that they had something special and the spirit of Europa started to take shape: “for the first-ever Europa session, Martin came in and played a song with a cheeky sax riff in it”. Jax adds “He looked at me as if to say: “This is a bit taboo, but we could try it”. And then I said: “Well if we’re doing that, how about TRANCE?”!

The announcement of Europa follows an impressive start to 2019 for London’s Jax Jones. A second BRIT Award nomination in a row came in the wake of his latest Top 10 collaboration – the groove-fuelled earworm “Play” ft. Years & Years. He just played his biggest headline show to date at London’s Roundhouse on 6th April, before heading to America for a landmark nine date tour.

Playing numerous illustrious festivals including Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields, SW4 and Lollapalooza, Martin Solveig continues to build his reputation as a truly multifaceted star of dance music. Previously bringing his ‘My House’ event series to various venues, including his own ADE showcase and a Pacha Ibiza residency, Martin is best known for his huge hits “Intoxicated”, “Do It Right”, “Places”, “All Stars”, and as recently as last summer, “My Love”.

For more about Jax, check out his WEBSITE and FACEBOOK page. For more about Martin, check out his WEBSITE and FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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