#4 Newsflash: Weekly Update on EXIT Headliners

This year’s EXIT performers have been particularly active over the past week — in this Newsflash; we bring you a host of new singles, stellar collabs, and other news from this year’s headliners.

25. March 2022. — Author: EXIT

Earlier this week, the first official trailer for “This Much I Know To Be True“ was released, starring Nick Cave. Afrojack, Jax Jones and ZHU, presented new releases; Joel Corry released the music video for his new hit single “What Would You Do”, while ACRAZE climbed to new heights with the hit single “Do It To It“. Meanwhile, there are rumours of an exciting collaboration between Honey Dijon and a global music star, Brazilian heavy metal band Sepultura celebrated 21 years since the release of their eighth studio album “Nation“, and British metalcore band Bury Tomorrow had a big comeback with its first video single in two years.

Nick Cave: “This Much I Know To Be True“ Trailer

The first edition of Newsflash discussed the upcoming film “This Much I Know To Be True“, the sequel to the music documentary “One More Time With Feeling“, centring around Nick Cave, and this Wednesday, the official trailer was released on the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds YouTube channel.

The creative process and relationship between the versatile Cave and musician Warren Ellis, their collaboration on the last two albums “Ghosteen“ and “Carnage“ are the focus of the upcoming documentary. Andrew Dominik directed both films. “This Much I Know To Be True“ premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and will come to cinemas worldwide on May 11th. Tickets are already on sale since Wednesday this week.

Afrojack: Single “Stay With You“

Afrojack, the latest headliner in this year’s line-up, has teamed up with the best names in progressive house for the single “Stay With You“. The talented Dutch duo DubVision and Swedish producer Manse collaborated with him on a new, refreshing track made for dance floors. The single was released as part of the growing music project Never Sleeps, created by Afrojack.

All three of these names have tremendous clout in the music industry. Still, the expectations set by this collaboration have not only been met but exceeded, with the energy that each performer carries and the triple signature sound packed into “Stay With You“.

Joel Corry: “What Would You Do“ Music Video

Music video for “What Would You Do”, a new hit single presented last week by Joel Corry, David Guetta and Bryson Tiller, is now available on YouTube. The video depicts the three artists in a club atmosphere that exudes and promises the upcoming euphoria on the dance floor.

Jax Jones: New Single “Good Luck“

Good Luck“ is a new single produced by Capitol Records and signed by Jax Jones and Galantis, accompanied by the vocals of the award-winning British singer Mabel.

Global hitmaker Jax Jones has already worked with Mabel on the dancehall song “Ring Ring“ from 2018, but “Good Luck“ is the first time either of them has collaborated with the Swedish duo Galantis. The highly energetic track is undoubtedly on its way to becoming a new summer hit, and we relish the opportunity to dance to it this summer at the Petrovaradin Fortress.

ZHU: Kasbo Remix Celebrating the Anniversary of “DREAMLAND 2021“

ZHU released his third studio album, “Dreamland 2021“ about a year ago. To mark its anniversary, he turned to Swedish producer Kasbo to remix the debut song on the aforementioned LP “Sky Is Crying“.

Kasbo kept in the vocals recorded for the original release by Malaysian singer Yuna and elevated the track’s already imaginative sonic landscapes to another level, adding his distinctive synths and overall energetic nature. Astralwerks Records released the remix in preparation for this year’s festival season.

ACRAZE: “Do It To It“ Is the Dance Song of the Year!

Last year undoubtedly rocked to the groove of “Do It To It“, which took the American hitmaker ACRAZE to the top of the charts, and across dancefloors and radio playlists. With over 300 million streams on Spotify alone and over 500 million on various platforms, this song also earned the title of “Best Dance Song of the Year“ at this year’s prestigious iHeart Radio Music Awards.

Since the original 2006 release of “Do It To It“ by the female hip-hop group Cherish regained its popularity through ACRAZE’s hit, it has come to life in covers and remixes by the famous Tiësto and Andrew Rayel. With a dubstep remix by the legendary Subtronics on the way, it seems like this track will also mark the upcoming summer.

Honey Dijon: Beyoncé Collab?

You read that right — there is speculation that the queen of the electronic music scene, Honey Dijon, has joined forces with Beyoncé, one of this generation’s most significant pop-culture icons. According to the Twitter account of journalist Gregory Ellwood, Queen B has relied on Honey Dijon’s production skills for not one but two songs on her upcoming studio album, and “at least one music video” is in the works.

Beyoncé is known to use every opportunity to support other female artists, standing shoulder to shoulder with them — many of her tours featured exclusively female dancers and musicians. One thing is for sure — if she has decided to take a step into the house genre on her seventh studio album, hiring someone like Honey Dijon is a clever move.

Sepultura: 21st Anniversary of the Album “Nation“

Brazilian heavy metal quartet Sepultura marked the 21st anniversary of its eighth studio album “Nation“ on March 20th. Fans wrote and shared their impressions and memories of this album on the band’s Twitter page, including photos of concerts, meet-and-greet events, and copies of the “Nation“ CD.

The cult LP “Nation“ was released in 2001 for Roadrunner Records and includes guest appearances by artists such as Hatebreed singer Jamey Jasta, Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra and the frontmen of Ill Niño, Apocalyptica and Ratos de Porão.

Bury Tomorrow: Video Single “Death (Ever Colder)“

British metalcore giants Bury Tomorrow presented a new video single called “Death (Ever Colder),” their first release since the last album “Cannibal“ from 2020. New members – Ed Hartwell on guitar and Tom Prendergast on keyboards and vocals — have been officially introduced on this track, following last year’s departure of guitarist and vocalist Jason Cameron.