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Friday, June 23, 2023
TWO FRIENDS & LOUD LUXURY RELEASE SUMMER SMASH “IF ONLY I” WITH BEBE REXHA
Today, acclaimed producer/DJ duo Two Friends and Diamond and multi-platinum selling dance music duo Loud Luxury release their latest single, “If Only I” with award-winning pop singer Bebe Rexha on Helix Records / Armada Music. Two Friends’ massive 30+ date ‘Planet Two Friends’ North American headline tour is currently underway, stopping at iconic venues such as Forest Hills Stadium in New York. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.
LISTEN TO “IF ONLY I” BY LOUD LUXURY, TWO FRIENDS, & BEBE REXHA HERE WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Electro-pop queen Bebe Rexha’s smooth vocals paired with the carefully-crafted beats of Two Friends and Loud Luxury makes for a dance music fan’s dream: a true powerhouse collaboration resulting in what is sure to be the song of the summer. The candy colored music video captures the feel-good essence of the track as the collaborators take on the California coast with special guest influencer Hannah Stocking. Viewers are immersed into an oceanside dance party complete with a beach picnic and ATV rides, alongside Bebe Rexha, Two Friends, and Loud Luxury.
In April, Two Friends delighted Coachella fans with the first live performance of “If Only I”, bringing out collaborator Bebe Rexha for a special appearance. Watch the performance HERE. Loud Luxury also gave it a similar, special pre-release treatment, closing out their set at the EDC Las Vegas mainstage with a firework filled high tempo rendition - watch HERE.
The new single follows Two Friends’ recent collaboration with multi-platinum country singer Russell Dickerson in “More Than Yesterday.” Slowly beginning with Dickerson’s rich vocals over acoustic plucking, the song steadily progresses, building instrumental and electronic beats, and culminating in a powerful, danceable chorus featuring drums, synths, and a catchy trumpet hook, the track has quickly become a warm-weather anthem. In February, the duo released “No Saving Us (ft. SAYGRACE)” their first original single of the year giving fans a taste of their monumental year ahead. They have earned a coveted Vegas residency at the Wynn’s XS & Encore this summer and the second annual edition of their very own festival, Big Bootie Land recently took place in Chicago on June 2nd, where they unveiled their Big Bootie Mix Vol.23. The official Planet Two Friends headline tour continues through July, concluding at New York City’s Forest Hills Stadium on July 8th. Fans can purchase tickets HERE.
Two Friends will return to their hometown later this summer to play LA Historic State Park with The Chainsmokers, ARMNHMR, and NOTD. Tickets are on-sale now HERE.
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UPCOMING TWO FRIENDS TOUR DATES June 23 - Washington, DC - Echostage June 24 - Washington, DC - Echostage June 27 - Newport, KY - Megacorp Pavilion June 29 - Charleston, SC - Firefly Distillery June 30 - Atlanta, GA - Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre July 1 - Nashville, TN - Nashville Municipal Auditorium July 8 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium July 15 - Las Vegas, NV - Encore Beach Club July 21 - Las Vegas, NV - XS Las Vegas July 29 - Las Vegas, NV - Encore Beach Club August 4-6 - Toronto, ON - Veld Music Festival August 6 - Las Vegas, NV - XS Las Vegas August 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles State Historic Park ** August 27 - Las Vegas, NV - Encore Beach Club September 9 - Gatineau, QC - Riverside Music Festival September 10 - Las Vegas, NV - Encore Beach Club
** With The Chainsmokers
About Two Friends:
Two Friends is the musical creation of longtime companions Matt Halper and Eli Sones. The dance-pop duo’s fitting name reflects their lifelong bond as both musical collaborators and best friends. Two Friends are pioneering an artistic identity that is simultaneously relatable as it drives fans to the dance floor. The pair have released high-voltage original productions like “More than Yesterday (ft. Russell Dickerson),” “No Saving Us (ft. SAYGRACE),” “Graduated (ft. Bryce Vine),” and “Timebomb (ft. Mod Sun). With fans at the epicenter of their success, they take pride in engaging with them both at shows and across their social media platforms. The tandem exploded into the global dance music landscape with their viral remixes of The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside,” Blink 182’s “I Miss You,” and their award-winning Big Bootie Mix series. Amassing millions of streams across YouTube and SoundCloud per installment, the Big Bootie Mix series has become the soundtrack to many a good-night-out across 10 years of regular releases. In 2022, the band created their very own festival, Big Bootie Land, for the premiere of a new Big Bootie Mixes in a different city every year. This June, the festival came to Chicago at Huntington Bank Pavilion where attending fans were the first to hear Big Bootie Mix, Vol. 23. Always innovating on efforts past, the premieres have even incorporated original characters and storylines as imagined by Matt and Eli. Testaments to their intricately-produced live sets, Two Friends will perform at iconic venues like Forest Hills Stadium in New York, just to name a few on their current headline tour, ‘Planet Two Friends,’ which kicked off with their Coachella debut. The pair also boast a coveted residency at the Wynn’s XS Nightclub and Encore Beach club, bringing their signature sound to the Las Vegas strip. As they continue building a legacy crossover brand, Matt and Eli will always just be Two Friends.
About Loud Luxury
Loud Luxury is a Canadian-born, Los Angeles-based international touring dance music duo, composed of Andrew Fedyk and Joe De Pace. The group was formed while attending Western University, where after several independent releases and remixes, their career took off with the smash hit “Body.” The song is certified Diamond in Canada and multi-Platinum across 9 countries, accumulating over 1.5 billion streams across all platforms. Since then, the duo released “Love No More” and “I’m Not Alright” (with Bryce Vine) totaling over 400 million streams. In 2020, they released their debut EP Nights Like This, which was supported by a three-month, 60-show bus tour across the U.S. and Canada. With follow-up releases “Like Gold,” “Amnesia,” and “Turning Me Up,” the multiple JUNO Award-winners and iHeart Music Awards nominees released their second EP Holiday Hills in 2021. Their latest single with DVBBS (“Next to You”) features country superstar Kane Brown. They currently hold a Las Vegas residency with TAO Group at OMNIA, Hakkasan, and Wet Republic. In addition, they perform globally at marquee music festivals and venues, and have amassed an engaging social following with viral hits and remixes.
About Bebe Rexha:
If there’s one refrain that follows singer, songwriter, and cultural sound-shaper Bebe Rexha, it’s this: expect greatness, and expect it constantly. It’s a refrain that echoes throughout the singer’s third studio album, Bebe (“the album I needed to make”) – a sumptuously woven tapestry of sounds and influences that finds Bebe – who’s achieved a massive 16 billion total global streams – at her most introspective and mature, tracing her growth through life, love, and everything in between. Heavy on dance but anchored in its entirety by Bebe’s career-best songwriting and singing, Bebe is an album that brims with lyrical highlights, sparkles with nostalgia, and pulse with sleek production and sonic propulsion. A progression in every sense, Bebe takes listeners on a journey hand-in-hand with its storyteller, and we promise: it’s a trip you’ll want to take over and over again.