Matisse & Sadko return to Tomorrowland Music with ‘Shadows’

Matisse & Sadko return to Tomorrowland Music with ‘Shadows’

Fully embodying the duo’s signature style of emotive dreaming-progressive house music

Friday, 12 April 2024 – Progressive house brothers Matisse & Sadko are making their grand return to Tomorrowland’s imprint with their newest production titled ‘Shadows’, released on Tomorrowland Music today! Joining forces with singer/songwriter blythe, the brothers will keep you on the edge of your seat with their latest offering, fully embodying the duo’s signature style of emotive dreaming-progressive house music. In true Matisse & Sadko fashion, ‘Shadows’ features beautiful and blissful vocals, a stunning melody and is set to feature heavily in their upcoming summer sets – there is no doubt the future looks bright for the brothers…

'Shadows' is out now via all platforms.

Matisse & Sadko have solidified their position as some of the most exciting and innovative producers in the electronic dance music scene, already returning to Tomorrowland’s imprint for their fifth release after ‘Relight My Love’, ‘Feeling’, ‘Lefka’ and ‘Promise You’.

blythe: "As soon as I heard the strings on this beautiful track I was in! I'm a sucker for big emotion and strings so the idea of collaborating on this was a dream and a pleasure. I loved the idea of how memories might linger in the places we find joy, and how joy requires a sense of safety which for some is found in the shadows not the open. The image of someone I love dancing in unlikely half-seen places was playing a lot in my mind as I wrote and recorded it."

About Matisse & Sadko
Matisse & Sadko are internationally acclaimed music producers and DJs Aleksandr and Yury Parkhomenko who are also brothers. Throughout their career, they have been massively shaping the genre of dance music and they have created numerous anthems that have left a huge impact on EDM lovers worldwide. They’ve teamed up with artists such as Steve Angello (‘SLVR’), Tiesto (‘Dawnbreaker’), Martin Garrix (‘Break Through The Silence’, ‘Dragon’, ‘Together’, ‘Forever’, ‘Mistaken’). The brothers have released a number of charting singles and worked on remixes for industry leading artists like Afrojack and Galantis.

In 2013 Matisse & Sadko released their collaboration ‘SVLR’ with Steve Angello, followed by releases on SPINNIN’ Records. 2015 saw a great success in the duo’s career as they joined forces with Martin Garrix on the Break Through the Silence EP, which propelled the duo to new heights. The title track surpassed over 42M streams at the time. On the heels of this release, they teamed up with Martin Garrix again to create ‘Together’ which also amassed millions of plays.

In 2016 Matisse & Sadko launched their own label Monomark Music, and released several ​ tracks, including ‘Machine Gun’, ‘Ya Amar’ and ‘Witchcraft’. In October 2017, they released their fourth collaboration with Martin Garrix, ‘Forever’, which became one of the biggest dance anthems of 2017. Since late 2017 the duo has been working closely with Martin Garrix’s own label STMPD RCRDS, where they have so far released 18 tracks.

A definite highlight of the brothers’ career is their collaboration with EDM legend Tiësto, ‘Dawnbreaker’ in 2018. In September 2018 Matisse & Sadko released their track ‘Takeoff’ on Musical Freedom (SPINNIN’ sublabel).

2019 and 2020 turned out to be very productive for Matisse & Sadko as they signed an exclusive deal with STMPD RCRDS. This strong connection resulted in ten solid releases including another two collaborations with Martin Garrix (‘Mistaken’, ‘Hold On’) and ‘Don’t Tell Me’ with over 23M Spotify streams as of now. The duo also co-produced the track ‘Fire’ for Ytram & Elderbrook.

2021 has become a year of productive multiversity for the brothers. Firstly, they’ve signed a deal with Warner Music to focus more on pop songs and put out the summer vibe single ‘OK’ featuring Lovespeake. Secondly, the duo have also presented their second project Shy Baboon with a focus on mainly House Music. So far they’ve released two singles under this moniker (incl. ‘All We Got’ feat. Maejor). In addition, Matisse & Sadko have returned to their own Monomark Music label with a classic Matisse & Sadko Progressive track titled ‘Dawn’ feat. Alex Aris. Matisse & Sadko started working closely with Tomorrowland Music. The first result of such a collaboration was the single ‘Relight My Love’. At the end of the year another collaboration with Martin Garrix ‘Won’t Let You Go’ saw the light.

2022 witnessed a few new releases, including the 8th collaboration with Martin Garrix Good Morning’ and the second single with Tomorrowland Music ‘Feeling’. This year’s special highlight is Matisse & Sadko’s performance at Tomorrowland’s Mainstage.

About blythe
Blythe Pepino is a varied talent; song writer, pianist, singer and producer.

She has fronted and written for alternative-Indie band Mesadorm as well as electro-pop trio Vaults, She sung the 2016 John Lewis advert, appeared on the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, completed a stadium tour supporting Paolo Nutini and wrote ‘All Four Walls’ with Gorgon City performing the song alongside them at the O2 arena.

In 2022, Blythe turned her hand to toplining and session writing for dance and pop music. Over the past year she has written with Sonny Fodera, Will Clarke, Ferreck Dawn, Mika aka Rose Ryot, Camden Cox, Giacomo Uber, Matisse and Sadko, Mosimann, Jena Ascuitto, Abel, Rationale and Twin Lee.

Tracks with Sonny Fodera, Mosimann, Matisse and Sadko and Will Clarke are due for release in 2024, all featuring her stunning and versatile voice. For these and future releases she will be known as simply, ‘blythe’. All of this has been compounded by meeting Swedish producer Jarly (Guetta, Sam Ryder, Becky Hill, Sigala) in 2023, starting an extremely fruitful creative relationship. In only three months the Jarly/blythe writing team and its output has attracted the likes of Adam Lambert and Paloma Faith for collaboration.

About Tomorrowland Music
Tomorrowland has expanded the family with its own music label: Tomorrowland Music. Tomorrowland Music is a dedicated music division within Tomorrowland, collaborating closely with both artists and labels, supporting them in all their recording and release activities. 

Tomorrowland Music has partnered with Virgin Distribution and Virgin Records. As part of the Universal Music Group, Virgin has been one of the industry leaders in music distribution and independent records labels for many years. Tomorrowland Music is delighted to be working closely with Virgin and looking forward to taking the label to a higher level together.

Stay tuned for a stellar line-up of renowned artists from all different levels who can’t wait to release their music on Tomorrowland Music, encompassing a multitude of genres.

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Jordy Van Overmeire PR Coordinator, Tomorrowland
About Tomorrowland Music

Tomorrowland Music is Tomorrowland’s official in-house record label and dedicated music division, founded in August 2021 and working in partnerships with Virgin Music/Universal Music Group. Tomorrowland Music provides a home for artists from all different levels in electronic music and works closely together with artists to help create strong stories around their releases and perform them at different festivals, supporting them in all their recording and release activities and aiming to introduce music fans in every corner of the world to the most exciting projects in electronic music. Releases thus include a broad range of electronic dance music artists and genres, including singles from renowned artists like Martin Garrix, Afrojack, James Hype, Vintage Culture, Solardo, R3HAB, Meduza, Timmy Trumpet, Topic, and many others.

Listen to all releases right here.