New York City-based DJ, producer and remixer GATTÜSO a.k.a Reem Taoz has recently released a new single I’ll be there. Collaborating with Zak Abel (vocals), the love song takes precedence to his debut at New York’s Lavo.
He hit the ground running in summer 2018 with his first original production Who We Are and in just over a year’s time, signed an exclusive record deal with legendary dance music label Ultra Music.
Appearing 3x’s on Billboard Dance Radio chart, Taoz’s songs have been streamed over 250 million times on Spotify and Apple Music. Songs that have been released on Armada, Enhanced Music, Spinnin Records, Future House Music, Ultra Records.
He has received strong support for his remixes for Sam Feldt and R3HAB, whose hit Lullaby with Mike Williams, propelled GATTÜSO to the cover of Spotify’s influential “Mint” playlist.
GATTÜSO closed out 2020 with strong momentum, with his latest release on Ultra Records, Bring That Back, on multiple New Music Fridays around the world. And currently at #1 on Spotify’s Dance Rising playlist.
His collaboration with R3HAB, Creep, was the first official Mint Single, in the exclusive Spotify Singles series. Today, the song has been streamed over 60 Million times to date and continues to grow.
Zak Abel is a British singer/songwriter, who first rose to fame after supplying guest vocals on Gorgon City’s UK Top 20 hit single Unmissable. Penning his own songs as a 14-year-old and uploading videos of his work to YouTube, this eventually led to him signing a record deal in 2014 and meeting music producer, Joker.
Zak and Joker released a four-track EP in 2015, shortly followed by Zak’s solo project One Hand On The Future, where he collaborated with Tom Misch on Beautiful Escape and Kaytranada on Say Sumthin. Through these early collaborations, Zak felt emboldened as a writer, setting him up perfectly for the release of his 2017 debut album, Only When We’re Naked.
This body of work saw him channel his creativity into pop spheres for the first time and it significantly increased his stock as a writer too – being asked to pen hit records for the likes of Kygo, Avicii, R3hab & ZAYN, and Paloma Faith & John Legend.
Now signed to Vertigo Berlin (Universal Music Germany) and Island Records in the US, his own music blends soulful vocals with R&B and pop. The smokey 2021 release Be Kind made it into AirPlay Charts in various European countries and Top 30 HOT AC in the US and has been the defining direction for his upcoming second album.
Alongside music, Zak is an ambassador for mental health charity CALM and speaks openly about issues surrounding this topic as well as channeling themes of identity and mental struggle into his lyrics.
Source: Ultra Records press release