Throughout their impressive music career, Sultan + Shepard have done pretty much everything there is to do. They scored a Grammy nomination on remix duty for a pop icon, conquered charts across the globe and racked up hits across the dance music spectrum in remarkably quick succession. One thing that’s been missing from that list is releasing a full-fledged artist album of their own, so they’ve just stepped up and are now preparing to unleash two instead. Their double debut album, consisting of ‘Echoes Of Life: Day’ and ‘Echoes Of Life: Night’, will drop on November 1 and November 8.
Listen to Sultan + Shepard feat. Mougleta – ‘All Of Your Weapons’ on Spotify!
The first new single taken from the two parts of ‘Echoes Of Life’ is ‘All Of Your Weapons’, a crossover masterpiece looking to build out its club presence across the globe. From the strong beats to the alluring chord progression and Mougleta’s seductive vocals, this tune ticks all the right boxes for dance music fans worldwide.
Speaking about ‘Echoes Of Life’, Sultan + Shepard said: “Making a full-length artist album is something that we’ve always wanted to do. And despite all of the singles, remixes and mix compilations we’ve released over the years, we’ve never done one of those. When we sat down to think about the direction of the album, we knew we wanted tracks that showcased our love of club records and songs, as well as this deep, melodic and progressive sound that has been coming back in the last few years that we feel a deep connection with. We grew up in the era of double-disc albums and so we loved the idea of splitting the album into two parts to reflect these two aspects of our music making.”
A two-sided album that distinguishes between their radio-friendly and high-energy club songs (Day) and deep house and progressive late-night excursions (Night), ‘Echoes Of Life’ is the end result of the pair’s latest undertaking. Embracing musicality, live instrumentation and sampling as well as the sounds of the dance floor, the dual album spotlights their ability to transcend genres and adopt a chameleon role as music producers, presented to the listener in the form of twenty-one outstanding tracks.
Including renowned smash hits such as ‘Almost Home’ feat. Nadia Ali & IRO, collaborations with the likes of Showtek and Tritonal, and previously unreleased gems such as ‘All Of Your Weapons’ and ‘Red Flags’, ‘Echoes Of Life’ mirrors all of Sultan + Shepard’s resounding life experiences. Inspired by the people they’ve met and the places they’ve traveled, it reflects their life as trendsetting musicians, globetrotters and passionate dance music fans. Press play, raise the volume and let their ‘Echoes Of Life’ give you the power to create your own.
Grammy nominees and frequent Beatport charters, Sultan + Shepard have collaborated with a range of top-tier artists, such as Tiësto, David Guetta, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Coldplay to name a few. As Canada’s well-known dance music force and one of the biggest duos in the industry, they effortlessly bridge the gap between dance music and pop, which landed them the Canadian songwriters SOCAN Music Award for International Song Of The Year in 2013 for ‘Bad’, the multi-platinum single they co-wrote alongside David Guetta, Showtek and VASSY. Moreover, they spent six weeks atop the U.S. Mediabase Airplay chart and racked up a JUNO award nomination and over 26 million streams on Spotify with ‘Almost Home’ (with Nadia Ali and Iro).
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Sultan + Shepard – Echoes Of Life [Trailer]