Shortly after his single “On & On” which has garnered support from the likes of The Vibe Guide and Clash Magazine and racked up 40 thousand plays on Soundcloud and almost 34 thousand Spotify streams in less than a month – producer, vocalist, songwriter, and audio engineer John J. Hannibal aka HVNNIBVL is ready to unveil a remix package featuring both notable and up and coming artists Needs No Sleep, Vanillaz, Evix and Gummyb3ars out on the 11th August.
HVNNIBVL has a host of collaborations under his belt, including an Ivory Oasis release with Oliver Chang and Evan James, and has provided vocals for the Djakarta Warehouse Project’s festival anthem produced by Gianni Marino & Devarra. The track hit number 1 on the Indonesian dance charts and is in consideration for Anugrah Music Indonesia Awards 2017. Additional collaborations include the Lowly Palace release of “Will You I Will” produced by it’s different, which has garnered over half a million plays and led to an upcoming collaboration between the two artists.
Based in Buffalo, NY, the 20- year-old artist has already garnered attention with previous release ‘Lose’ which charted at #6 on Spotify’s Most Viral Tracks in June 2016, racking up over 600 thousand streams and propelling it into Spotify’s Fresh Finds Playlist. HVNNIBVL has garnered support from tastemaker publications Your EDM, Run The Trap, Clash, Nest HQ and others.
Drawing inspiration from a wide variety of sources, HVNNIBVL shies away from defining his influences in terms of genre. Citing that he is “influenced by anybody that does what they love to do, and shows passion with every ounce of doing it” he names a diverse range of artists that have had an impact on him, from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, to Bruno Mars and Skrillex.
First to step up to the remixing duties for the EP is house producer Vanillaz. Having gained support from major artists such as Fedde Le Grand, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, Vinai as well as playing big festivals and venues across the world including Ultra Europe, WMC Miami and Pow Wow Festival, his rendition of the track ups the tempo with the addition of a pacey new rhythm. Vanillaz version of “On & On” leads the track into a new light on the dancefloor, whilst still staying true to the overall sound.
Needs No Sleep is the new project from house producer Mitch Thomas who has developed and honed his skills over the years both in the studio and on the decks, receiving support from the likes of Pete Tong, Martin Garrix and Afrojack.
Talented upcoming EDM producer and DJ Evix has already played the Main Stage at Spring Awakening Music Festival this year. Krewella also used his track “Whatcha Think” on SiriusXM Radio.
Gummyb3ars’ inspired take on the track, though still centered on the dancefloor, resonates his own idiosyncratic sound still while accentuating HVNNIBVL’s vocal declarations.
“This song, though more classified as Pop, stems as does most pop music right now, from EDM” says HVNNIBVL “We chose a few incredibly talented producers that span across the various sub genres in Dance music to do this round of official remixes”