Emotive dance music prodigy Sonny Fodera and house music pioneer Marten Hørger team up for joyful house banger “Levitate”

London-based house music prodigy Sonny Fodera and genre-traversing German producer Marten Hørger are two of the most well-respected artists in contemporary dance music.

“Can’t wait to finally drop this one with Marten. We’ve been working on “Levitate” for a while and it's a big track to close the year with. We hope you love it as much as we do!” - Sonny Fodera

''I’m beyond happy to finally get this tune out of the studio and into the world with my buddy Sonny Fodera! Those high energy vocals paired with that burning baseline make me want to dance all the time!'' - Marten Hørger

Since releasing his first music at 23 years old, Fodera has racked up a long list of accomplishments that include collaborations and remixes for titans such as Calvin HarrisGlass Animals, and Diplo; multiple sold-out tours across North America and the UK, including his recent sold-out show at London’s historic Alexandra Palace; performances at some of the biggest festivals in the world such as Glastonbury, Tomorrowland, and Insomniac-run events such as EDC Las VegasHARD Summer, and Electric Forest; and a summer residency at Ibiza’s Amnesia nightclub. 

For his part, Hørger has collaborated with David GuettaTchamiDillon Francis, and Habstrakt; performed on the 2023 mainstages of Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, and Ultra Music Festival; sold out tours in four different continents; and enamored fans endeared to his endless versatility – a grand creative scope that allows him to self-coined Hi-Energy House Music while being recognized by Beatport as their most successful bass house artist of all time. As a result of these accolades, he has been voted #88 on DJ Mag’s 2023 Top 100 DJs, placed #53 on 1001tracklist’s Top 101 Producers, and named the National Breakthrough Act of 2023 by readers of Faze Magazine

Today, the two producers team up for their first collaboration, “Levitate,” which is releasing via Insomniac Records. This is Fodera’s first release with Insomniac since his full-length 2019 LP Rise, and Marten Hørger’s debut with their main label. Filled to the brim with classic house chord progressions, blazing percussion, and infectious vocal samples, “Levitate” is a vintage warehouse-inspired groover that closes out 2023 in grand fashion. 

Check out our interview with Sonny back in 2022 where he mentions wanting to work with Marten Hørger (45 Seconds in)!

Levitate” kicks off with reverberating synth chords supplemented by the track’s central vocal chant, which repeats “Listen to the sound/We levitate, we levitate/Go listen to the sound/We levitate/Go higher, higher,” a call-to-action for the dancefloor denizens. 

Dripping in hazy atmosphere, the track then builds with claps and stuttering percussion before dropping into a thumping four-on-the-floor kick drum and continuing the hypnotizing main synth chord melodies. “Levitate” then incorporates scintillating hi-hats, breaks up the instrumental with an amen break, and brings back the beat with a panned, chopped up vocal melody in the background. 

Vibrant, propulsive, and immaculately produced, “Levitate” is a seamless showcase of two dance music artists creating at the peak of their powers. 

Fans can hear “Levitate” live on Sonny Fodera and Marten Hørger’s upcoming tour dates. 

Sonny Fodera tour dates
12/1/23: Madrid, Spain  – The Bassement Club
12/12/23: Les Deux Alpes, France – Rise Festival
12/29/23: New York City, NY – Somewhere Nowhere
2/30/23: Vancouver, BC – Celebrities
12/31/23: San Diego, CA – Petco Park
3/29/24: London, UK – Alexandra Palace
6/23/24 – 6/27/24: Novalja, Croatia – Hideout Festival 2024

Marten Hørger tour dates
12/01/23: Cologne, Germany – Bootshaus
12/8/23 – 12/31/23: Asia Tour 
3/16/24: Alpe d’Huez, France – Tomorrowland Winter
6/29/24 – 6/30/24: Haltern, Germany – Sunset Beach Festival 

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