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 Latin and R&B influences.
R3HAB says: “‘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.”
Kelvin adds: “‘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.”
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.
The new single “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.