Nu Aspect and Jem Cooke deliver an energizing dance anthem ‘Distraction’

Nu Aspect and Jem Cooke deliver an energizing dance anthem ‘Distraction’

The second release of the Tomorrowland Music and Selected. EP

Friday, 3 May 2024 – Tomorrowland Music and Selected. – two of dance music’s most esteemed record labels – have teamed up for an exciting collaborative EP, co-released through both imprints. For the second release, UK producer & DJ Nu Aspect and fellow UK singer/songwriter Jem Cooke have come together to deliver an energizing dance anthem with magnetic vocals and restless energy, combining into a well-executed dancefloor cut.

'Distraction' is out now via all platforms.

Nu Aspect: “I've been working on various versions of ‘Distraction’ for over a year now. It’s essentially based around my love for some of the early 2000’s trance sounds trying to put a modern almost progressive spin to it. And with Jem Cooke and myself having been trying to work on a track together for some time, I knew that she would smash it and contribute to the vibe in such a cool way. After some back and forth, we finished up the vocals and 'Distraction' was pieced together to what it is now. A banger!”

Jem Cooke:The lyrics to ‘Distraction’ are definitely open to interpretation - they were a stream of consciousness one day when I was feeling a bit restless like I needed something ​ I didn’t have but I couldn’t quite put my finger on. I’ve loved Sam’s (Nu Aspect’s) production for ages and was super keen to work something out with him, so being able to collaborate with him and have another release with both Selected. and Tomorrowland Music on this one is a dream.”

Tomorrowland Music’s and Selected.’s collaborative is made up of a string of brand-new productions by some of electronic music’s finest talents. Hacing kicked off with the first two releases ‘Heartbeat Slow’ by Astrality, Jyll and Dillistone and ‘Distraction’ by Nu Aspect and Jem Cooke, more new music will be unveiled over the coming months leading up to Tomorrowland Belgium 2024. During the first weekend of Tomorrowland, Tomorrowland Music and German label & playlist giant Selected. will be joining forces to co-host the iconic Crystal Garden stage on Sunday July 21, including performances by Astrality, Ferreck Dawn, James Hype, Korolova, Meduza, Nu Aspect, Siege and more.

About Nu Aspect
Coming from a city well-known for its vibrant music scene, Bristol DJ and producer Sam Higgins has been making various waves in the electronic music scene for over 6 years. Once taking influences from the house, early garage and UK bass records popular within the city, and coining the name Nu Aspect; he has since spent the last few years honing in on his highly melodic house and techno inspired sound. Often combining trance influenced melodic builds and bass driven grooves into his productions and live sets, Sam has started to capture the support of music tastemakers and curators around the world, accumulating over 250 million streams on Spotify alone.

About Jem Cooke
Hit UK dance artist Jem Cooke hails from London and is a singer/songwriter probably most known to date for her stunning vocal/cowritten single with Camelphat + Cristoph, “Breathe”. Jem has a prolific track record of hit singles with the top DJ/producers of the dance music world and is also a hit songwriter for other artists.

Having come from a musical family background, dance has become Jem’s natural home, and her blend of inspirational lyrics and huge live vocal range and gorgeous tone have led to a prolific release schedule across deep house, techno, drum+bass, chill and melodic house, with recent cowritten singles including Steve Aoki + Showtek “Mirror Mirror”, Pete Tong + Jules Buckley “Heat Rising”, Subtronics “Buried Alive”, Hannah Wants + Sam Divine “Cruel Intentions”, iilliaa “Life Gets Hard - edit”, Camelphat “Silenced” and “Rabbit Hole”, Ferreck Dawn “Back Tomorrow”, Hot Since ’82 “Buggin’” and her recent single written for Jazzy, “Feel It”.

Jem loves performing live and was back out on stage recently with Pete Tong and Jules Buckley for their Ibiza Classics tour, as well as her own debut set at Glastonbury last year. She is currently writing for new projects set for upcoming release, including her own album, and singles with Arielle Free, Jess Bays, Will Clarke, Punctual + Navos, and more.

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.