R3HAB returns to his signature club sound on his new release “Where You Wanna Be,” with Russian talent and TV personality Elena Temnikova, which is out now on his CYB3RPVNK imprint.
The new single is one of R3HAB’s first this year that can be classified as a real dancefloor-ready track, completed with bouncy melodies and a driving bassline that calls listeners to get moving. Brought to life by breathy, elegant vocals by Temnikova, the lyrics to “Where You Wanna Be” inspire a sense of adventure and spontaneity that will resonate with many of R3HAB’s adventurous fans, many of whom have traveled around the globe to see him perform. With warmer weather and festival season approaching, we can bet “Where You Wanna Be” will be a mainstay in the CYB3RPVNK shows this spring and summer. It follows R3HAB’s recent remix of Steve Aoki & Maluma’s “Maldad” and “More Than OK” with Clara Mae and Frank Walker.
“I’ve been following artists and music from Russia for many years and recently got in contact with Elena Temnikova over the Internet. It seemed like a perfect time & combination to work on stuff together and I thought about the Where You Wanna Be song right away. It’s perfect for her vibe, voice and this collaboration which is a cool 2020 sounding record bridging the 2 worlds we come from” – R3HAB
“Our collaboration was literally born in the digital world. Fadil liked my photo on Instagram, I liked his one, and then we started messaging. We both liked each other’s early songs. I generally get crazy from his EDM work and listen to it for many years. After a while, he suggested doing something cool together. That’s how we started to work on ‘Where You Wanna Be'” – Elena Temnikova
Over the last eight years, the Dutch/Moroccan artist Fadil El Ghoul – better known as R3HAB – has established himself as a leader at the forefront of modern electronic music. His talent has been called the “future of the craft” by the likes of Forbes and Billboard, and he’s circuited the globe’s best clubs and festivals, all without the backing of a formal record label. In 2017, R3HAB independently released his debut album “Trouble” through his imprint CYB3RPVNK, which amassed over a half-billion streams globally and officially placed R3HAB among electronic music’s heavy hitters. He made number 14 on DJ Mag’s Top 100 list in 2019, topping the charts with tracks like “Lullaby” and “Hold On Tight,” while his sophomore album “The Wave,” revealing more complex, emotional and experimental layers of himself, has amassed over 250 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2019 R3HAB’s “All Around The World” with A Touch of Class quickly became his biggest ever record already topping 200M streams across platforms and achieving gold & platinum status in 8 countries. Stay tuned to see what this ever-evolving artist has up his sleeve next!