The Download: Armin van Buuren collaborator, multi-Platinum Artist CIMO FRÄNKEL releases a Video for “GAMBLE”
This one is for the taking as it defines the essence of fun with a mix of hold school with R&B that changes the way we listen to dance.
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Hot off the back of his latest single release via Spinnin’ Records earlier this month, multi-platinum producer Cimo Fränkel drops his new 90’s R&B influenced
Cimo Fränkel who has already racked up almost 500 million Spotify plays due to his songwriting skills for multi-Platinum hit ‘Sex’, performed by Cheat Codes & Kris Kross Amsterdam.
Amsterdam-raised singer, songwriter and producer Cimo Fränkel has just released his much-anticipated new single ‘GAMBLE’, an infectious track dripping with 80’s-inspired funk beats and sing-along vocal melodies. Although he has been involved in the music industry for over a decade, Cimo Fränkel is now embarking on his first ever solo project and has been steadily releasing a series of his own singles since February 2017, after a long exciting journey of collaborating with exceptional artists such as Cheat Codes and Kris Kross Amsterdam, Jayh Jawson and Yellow Claw.
The prolific musician has a track that went double platinum and won a Buma National Award in the Netherlands, another that has garnered over 120 million YouTube views and earned a Buma National Award and, his biggest number yet with almost 500 million Spotify streams so far, Cheat Codes and Kriss Kross Amsterdam’s ‘Sex’, that went gold in the USA, double platinum in the UK, quadruple platinum in the Netherlands, platinum in seven other countries and also won a National Buma Award. Cimo Fränkel also collaborated with EDM superstar Armin van Buuren on his track ‘Strong Ones’ which has nearly 5 million YouTube views and supported him at multiple sold-out arena shows, including the LA Forum and Amsterdam Arena on his 2016 ‘Armin Only’ Tour.
Cimo Fränkel grew up surrounded by music, finding himself visiting the studio from a young age, guided by his funk-musician father who encouraged him to get involved with the DIY side of music and funk culture. As early as fifteen years old Cimo Fränkel began learning the ropes of music production and getting involved in music projects with friends and fellow artists and then went on to work with acclaimed labels such as Spinnin’ Records and Armada, gaining over 6 million views on YouTube and getting involved in collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists including Armin van Buuren, Daddy’s Groove, Wildstylez, and EDX.
Listening to Cimo Fränkel’s latest single ‘GAMBLE’ it’s no surprise that he cites Michael Jackson as his musical hero. The track is sprinkled with tasteful homages to the king of pop; Cimo Fränkel artfully delivers funky R&B vocals interjected with Michael Jackson-esque whoops and gasps. If Michael Jackson is the king of pop then Cimo Fränkel may certainly be the prince – his overall sound is always poppy, catchy and intimate. ‘GAMBLE’ is a track that is both an anthemic love song as well as an upbeat, danceable electronic track; you’ll find yourself singing along after only one listen of this future pop hit.
“I have been going back and forth about writing a 90’s Swingbeat record with new flavours for years. After developing myself as a producer for my own songs I’ve finally been able to make it work. It is very much inspired by the new pop climate as well as the 90’s happy R&B culture.”
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