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REVIEW: Niklas Ibach feat. Anna Leyne - Own Song out on Virgin / Universal Music

With his celebrated final DJ set at SEMF Festival in Stuttgart in front of 15,000 visitors Niklas Ibach ended his extraordinary year. The 21-year-old DJ / producer released successfully at Virgin / Universal his debut single, "Hungry" with the Dutch newcomer Dotan as a singer. The song was rewarded with more than 9.5 million streams in Spotify. His remixes for Hurts (SONY), Avalanche City (WARNER) Milow (Universal) or Tom Rosendahl (FOUR MUSIC) blow on Soundcloud with great success. Even big blogs like Hype Machine or video channels such as Majestic Casual and Mr Revillz are among the constant supporters of the sympathetic newcomer.

 Niklas Ibach is part of a new school of producers and DJ's who currently attract attention all over Europe. A native of Stuttgart, Niklas is a  multi instrumentalist who has fourteen years of studying piano and  thanks to his mother at a young age develop his interest in a wide musical spectrum incl jazz, opera and classical music. He embodies positive lightness, combined with superb engineering and passion. Always eloquent, emotional and with a smile is the self-image of the young German musician, which is the current zeitgeist of his melodies.

Niklas Ibach 
 For his first single in 2016 Niklas Ibach collaborated with the renowned songwriter and singer Anna Leyne, who worked with the top Italian DJ and producer Spada (Spada feat Anna Leyne -. Catch Fire). The "Own Song" is characterised from its nimble catchiness. The Berlin video forging "Easy Does It" was immediately impressed by the song and they conceived a unique concept video that was filmed in Los Angeles. Together with a large remix package the new single including video is now released on Virgin / Universal.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Guitar Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Vintage Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Original mix[/item]
 [item value="10"]Elene remix[/item]
 [item value="10"]Peer Kusiv remix[/item]
 [item value="10"]Boy Kiss Girl remix[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Niklas is definitely one of the most important and shinning new comers in the house scene. His original song Own Song that features the romantic soulful vocals by Anna Leyne is his chance to become the ultimate global hit. The original mix is playful with chunky woobly grooves, deep basslines and cinematic strings creating very pleasurable listening experience that has romantic dreamy touch. Elene remix has the tropical house touch with xylophone melodies, funky basslines and summery guitar riffs. Peer Kusiv version is even deeper groovier mysterious with vintage old school bassline, chopped vocal samples and hypnotic atmosphere that easily absorb you in its world. Lastly Boy Kiss Girl is the type of version that radio stations will adore with organic elements that make you imagine instantly that Niklas and Anna is playing live in front of your own living room. #PureGold Love It[/content]

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