Release date: June 18, 2021
If you’ve ever looked for the perfect song to define the feeling of cruising your favorite city right before a night out on the town, look no further than R3HAB‘s new single “Downtown,” which he made in collaboration with Kelvin Jones. Taking a break from the sounds of traditional electronic music, R3HAB cultivates the ultimate cool-kid vibe on “Downtown” with a deep, minimal bassline. The nonchalant and yet groovy mood is complemented by Kelvin‘s soulful vocals, which paint a complete picture of being whisked into a night of luxury amid the big city lights. “Downtown” follows R3HAB‘s recent big collaboration “Pues” with Luis Fonsi and Sean Paul, which saw the Dutch/Moroccan artist exploring with Latin and R&B influences. Check out what Kelvin and R3HAB have to say about their new track below:
“‘Downtown‘ is a club-inspired record with a bouncy beat drop and a pulsing bassline that support powerful vocals from Kelvin Jones. We wanted to capture the magic of the perfect night in the city. You’re with your friends, the club’s bass is beating through your blood, your legs are sore from dancing all night, you feel invincible.” – R3HAB
“‘Downtown‘ is a mood in a song! We imagined how it would feel to be in New York cruising downtown in a Cadillac and what song you’d want to hear. This inspired the whole song. In an era where every song is overloaded with things going on, we decided to go against that and keep it as minimal and laid back as we could whilst still keeping the groove going.” – Kelvin Jones
Dutch–Moroccan Multi-Platinum DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the better part of the last decade. From his breakthrough remixes for Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers, Lady Gaga, to anthems such as Gold– and Platinum-certified “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” to his collaborations with the likes of Luis Fonsi, Sean Paul, ZAYN, Andy Grammer, Sofia Carson, Smokepurpp, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Astrid S, Olivia Holt and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most talented and forward-thinking artists in the game, whose work collected over 5B streams to date. In 2016 R3HAB founded his label CYB3RPVNK, which has passed 2B streams across all platforms since its inception. R3HAB himself continues to evolve and diversify his sound by working with a variety of artists around the globe, pushing the boundaries of dance music as he collaborates across genres and languages. In 2020 alone R3HAB celebrated over 900M Spotify streams. He is currently the most discovered artist on Spotify, one of Spotify‘s top 150 most streamed artists across all genres worldwide, and ranked #13 on prestigious DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, in 2021 R3HAB is continuing his journey among electronic music’s elite.
Kelvin Jones has achieved Spotify plays and YouTube views counted in millions, racked up over 3M monthly listeners on Spotify and earned Gold and Platinum records. “Downtown” is the successor to Kelvin Jones‘ most recent releases “Pillow” and “Don’t Let Me Go,” a Top 10 track on German radio, and “Love To Go,” a collaboration with Lost Frequencies & Zonderling. The latter garnered over 75M streams on Spotify alone, peaked #2 on German Airplay chart, and has been certified Gold in The Netherlands and Platinum in Belgium. In 2015, his hit single “Call You Home” was one of the Top 10 radio tracks of the year in Germany and reached Gold status. “Only Thing We Know” with Alle Farben and YouNotUs has accumulated over 50M plays on Spotify, nearly 18M views on YouTube, peaked #1 on German Airplay chart, and is certified Gold. “Seventeen” – another collaborative track with YouNotUs, peaked #3 on the German airplay chart.