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REVIEW: Robin Schulz Feat. Akon - Heatwave out on TONSPIEL / Warner Music Germany

"Germany’s biggest pop star and world-renowned DJ goes by the name of Robin Schulz.” – Stern

Whatever he touches turns into gold, literally!” – BILD

Black sunglasses, a baseball cap flipped backwards and a laptop: His visual trademarks simultaneously serve as his most important tools. Those and his keen sense for superhits that generate 9-digit streams and have so far enabled him to move crowds across the globe for the past one and a half years. The young man from Lower Saxony is actually more the reserved type, who would much rather stand behind his decks and let his music do the talking. Robin Schulz: A picture perfect career. Making his way from a local secret to the nation’s ‘next big thing’ and finally to an internationally acclaimed mega star. At age 28 the producer and DJ has already established himself as the most successful German club act to date and is now set to lay forth his sophomore album.

Robin Schulz began playing smaller clubs as a DJ somewhere in rural Lower Saxony. Meanwhile, he has travelled the world: Osnabrück, New York, Tokyo. And more importantly, the world knows him. His 2014 breakthrough single, the multi-platinum certified Top 1 remix of “Waves (feat. Mr. Probz)” was a first sign of things to come. Though not even Schulz himself could have predicted last year’s incredible snowball effect and the extent of his current success. 2014 marked the start of a fairytale summer that knew just one name: Robin Schulz. His internationally gold- and platinum-certified follow-up single “Prayer In C (feat. Lilly Wood & The Prick)” went on to become a global hit and write history, with Schulz as the first-ever German artist to reach the #1 spot of the global Shazam charts. Subsequently “Prayer In C” was officially named the “Summer Hit of 2014” and rightfully so.

Building on this success, Schulz went on to release his now gold-certified debut album “Prayer” in autumn 2014, along with the song “Sun Goes Down (feat. Jasmine Thompson)”. Meanwhile Robin Schulz has sold several million records of “Prayer In C”, “Sun Goes Down” and the first single “Headlights” off his new album “SUGAR”, while generating 9-digit streams on Spotify as well as receiving numerous gold and platinum certifications. Numbers, digits and rankings that offer but an abstract image of the global pop phenomenon that is Robin Schulz.

The album’s first precursor “Headlights (feat. Ilsey)” saw Robin Schulz quickly enter the Top 10 in Germany. “Sugar (feat. Francesco Yates)” was equally quick to reach gold and is the third #1 single by the Osnabrück-born artist that also entered the German single charts, streaming charts, airplay charts and iTunes charts at #1, besides generating several million Spotify streams and counting. The song’s official music video is currently ranked among the most-watched clips on YouTube and was recently voted one of the “5 Best Dance Videos Of The Week” by music service Shazam, while Robin Schulz’s YouTube channel is officially the most successful German YouTube channel in the area of music. To be continued…

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Deep pulsating Basslines and tropical Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Guitar Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vintage Synths and cinematic strings [/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"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/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="9"]Remady remix[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The always successful Robin Schulz is back with his deep magical tropical house sound. He collaborates with Akon is well known singer for many hits and the impressive duo gives a very strong Heatwave. Emotional, deep, travelling and summery is a record that makes the difference with magnificent music video. Remady remix is moving on the future house direction with less vocals and more melody and beats heating up action. It's spring time hit for sure. Love It[/content]

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