THE STORY OF CAMELPHAT & ELDERBROOK'S 'COLA'

THE STORY OF CAMELPHAT & ELDERBROOK'S 'COLA'

published on 18.04.18

APRIL 2018

 

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'Cola' now stands at 507K UK sales along with 97 million Spotify Global streams.

MARCH 2018

'Cola' goes platinum in Austrlia πŸ™ŒπŸ½

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FEBRUARY 2018

'Cola' goes Gold in the UK

Defected is incredibly proud to announce that CamelPhat & Elderbrook - 'Cola' has now gone Gold in the OCC, which is equivelent to 400,000 sales in the UK alone. The record is already certified Gold or higher in six other global territories and counting. Since being released in June 2017 it became undoubtedly the biggest and most addictive record of the summer, dominating in Ibiza and becoming a defining musical moment of the year. The track has occupied the UK chart for over 20 weeks with over 50+ million streams currently on Spotify alone.  

This achievement marks a triumphant day for the underground music scene, the independent music business and a very proud moment for the Defected team far and wide. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank every last person who’s downloaded, streamed, Shazammed, shared and turned up the volume on this incredible record.

NOVEMBER 2017

'Cola' gets featured on the NOW 98 compilation



Elberbrook releases 'Chilled' mix 

Nearing Christmas time and the hype goes on. On November 10th the chilled mixes landed, You can now enjoy 'Cola' in a new light, removed from the club atmosphere, with mixes from Simon Mills, Kenneth Bager and Elderbrook himself. Check out the video filmed in Ibiza for the Elderbrook Chilled Mix & grab them HERE

'Cola' goes silver

We have sold 200,000 copies of the record in the UK alone. Thank you to everyone who joined us on this incredible journey! 

OCTOBER 2017

Not content with just one hit remix, up stepped Mousse T., the legendary producer put his own Disco infused spin on the track, bringing those Glitterbox vibes to Defected. It was only the 6th of October and whilst the Glitterbox crowd lapped up Mousse T.'s remix, the original had just entered BBC Radio 1's B-List, 'Cola' was becoming a crossover hit. Mousse T.'s effort landed on the 13th and followed the pattern by hitting #1 on traxsource. Whilst the remixes soared to the top end of the charts, the original had traveled acorss the pond to America, smashings it's way to #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart on the 27th. 

4th October - 8.4m Spotify Streams

4th October - UK Shazam Peak: #4

9th October - Radio Add: Kiss FM

11th October - 10.1m Spotify Streams

16th & 23rd October - Radio Add: Fun, Virgin & NRJ (France)

20th October - Global Shazam Peak: #20  

31st October - 16m Spotify Streams

Label boss Simon Dunmore drops the Mousse T. remix of Cola at Glitterbox Ibiza

During October 'Cola' had exceeded all expectations and entered the UK top 40, an incredible achievement for an underground record released on an independent record label. With all the mainstream attention it was time to film an official video. The music video dropped on the 20th and 'Cola' entered the BBC Radio 1 A-List. When MK played it at Warehouse Project it was clear just how big the track had become, 'Cola' was a sing-a-long anthem. The music video was added to the MTV playlist on October 27th plus Box and Clubland on the 30th.


The Official Video drops

MK drops 'Cola' at Warehouse Project

'Cola' continues to grow, racking up over 19 million Spotify streams. The track has topped the Billboard Dance chart, Beatport chart, Traxsource chart, won track of the year at the Ibiza awards, been added to Radio 1 playlist, Kiss FM and more. 'Cola' was spotted being played during several sporting event's including Anthony Joshua's fight at the Millennium stadium, the NFL match between the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens at Twickenham and at half time during Manchester City vs Arsenal. It's been an incredible five months and the story isn't over yet.


SEPTEMBER 2017

Frank Rizardo remixes 'Cola'

As the track grew we drafted in one of the most in demand producers around at the moment to give his take on 'Cola'. Franky Rizardo's remix was an instant success, drawing one of the best reactions from Defected Croatia in the previous month August. On the 1st of September the remix was officialy released and also reached the #1 spot on Beatport, at one point the original and Franky's remix occupied the top 2 spots in the Beatport house chart and both featured in the overall top 10. The big news continued on the 27th when 'Cola' was voted track of the year 2017 at the Ibiza awards during their 20th anniversary year. The month ended with a BBC Radio 1 playlist add on the 29th meaning more day airtime and bringing the track to a new audience. The story of 'Cola' continued. 

Franky Rizardo teases his Cola remix at Defected Croatia

11th September - Radio Add: Triple J (Australia)

14th September - 4.3m Spotify Streams

26th September - 6.6m Spofity Streams



JULY 2017

Sam Divine drops 'Cola' at Defected at Eden in Ibiza

'Cola' was soon picked up by tastemaker DJs all over the world, and within one week of release became #1 on both Beatport and Traxsource. The track became an instant Ibiza anthem spending the majority of the season as the #1 most shazamed track on the White Isle. 'Cola' became the most anticipated track of the night during our residency at Eden with this video of Sam Divine dropping it going viral on our Facebook page, we knew we had a special track on our hands. 



JUNE 2017

CamelPhat & Elderbrook's now global track started no different from any of their other tracks, an underground record, the Liverpool duo not knowing just how big it would become. Mike who makes up one half of CamelPhat told Skiddle "When we made it we didn't really think that much of it, it took four months to get signed but once it did it sky rocketed".

The track originally debuted on Danny Howard's BBC Radio 1 hottest record in the world in June this year, Dave who completes the other half of CamelPhat spoke to Danny, telling him the track was made in two or three hours after a lucky last minute meeting with Elderbrook in the studio. On 23rd of June 'Cola' was officialy released.

Listen to the first interview with CamelPhat on 'Cola'