CONTROVERSIA RECORDS releases the 10th chapter of their notable compilation series, but this time Alok has handed the reins to his brother Bhaskar and label veteran Kohen for its creation. The two artists are known for their affinity for the more underground and dancefloor-oriented side of dance music, and this package contains some incredible crowd-pleasers, including 6 brand-new and 3 recently released tracks from Bhaskar, Yves V, and Robert Falcon. Featuring Kohen‘s new release – “Sirene,” as its headlining record, things start out strong with dark progressive house basslines and melodies that create impressive texture and depth. “Different” from Double MZK is a sultry and groovy vocal house gem, while Driver of the Future‘s “Just Dancing” creates the perfect club atmosphere with its undulating basslines and euphonious melodies. “Awakened Dreamers” by Ritual Frequencies is as ethereal as its title, rounding out this sonic journey through a myriad of genres and emotions. CONTROVERSIA knows how to deliver a truly sophisticated, epic experience, and we hope there are more compilations coming from Bhaskar and Kohen.
Bhaskar began his history in 2004, still at age 12, when his first project with his twin brother Alok started. It all began as a hobby, but in a short time, they were already splitting their time between the studies and the studio. Son of renowned DJs Swarup and Ekanta, Bhaskar was inspired by his parents’ success and soon started to tour the world playing his music. Throughout his career, the Brazilian has collected a few hits to his name, including “Fuego” (154M+ Spotify streams) and “Infinity” (125M+ Spotify streams). His talents have led him to collaborate with and remix artists, including Tomorrowland resident Yves V, Moguai, Dubdogz, Wankelmut, Lucas Estrada, the Brazilian pop star Anitta and his brother Alok and Brazilian fellow Vintage Culture. Bhaskar has some more surprises up his sleeve, and we can’t wait to see what’s next
Throughout his career, Kohen‘s music has found homes on labels including CONTROVERSIA, Spinnin’ Records, Musical Freedom, Hexagon, STMPD RCRDS, Sony, Universal Music, and Som Livre. His dynamic style garnered him support from the likes of David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Tiesto, Hardwell, and Alok himself. He’s been releasing on CONTROVERSIA since 2020, when he debuted with his now-hit track “Waiting” (which amassed 2,1M streams on Spotify). Kohen has also remixed Alok‘s “Wherever You Go” in collaboration with Bhaskar for an exclusive release with Amazon Music and collaborated with Alok and Lithuanian artist Gaullin in the cover of Era‘s “Ameno” (4,3M streams on Spotify). He’s also recently collaborated with Vintage Culture, Liu, Vinne, Felguk, as well as created official remixes for the likes of Martin Garrix, Jason Derulo, Bhaskar, Dubdogz, Vintage Culture, and Cat Dealers. Keep an eye out for more remixes from this talented up-and-comer.
Alok‘s CONTROVERSIA continues to go from strength to strength, and this latest release is another fine example of a label making all the right moves to maintain its impressive forward momentum. Since its inception in June 2019, CONTROVERSIA has accumulated over 1 billion Spotify streams thanks to its remarkable family of artists, including Yves V, Alan Walker, Bhaskar, Alle Farben, Vintage Culture, and more. All of whom have helped CONTROVERSIA quickly establish itself as one of the most successful independent labels in dance music today.