Pressure (Nadia Ali song)

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"Pressure"
Single by Nadia Ali, Starkillers and
Alex Kenji
Released February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
Format CD, digital download
Genre Electronic dance music, house
Label Spinnin', Simply Delicious
Writer(s) Nadia Ali
Producer(s)

Nick Terranova, Alessandro Bacci

Nadia Ali singles chronology
"Rapture"
(2010)
"Pressure"
(2011)
"When It Rains"
(2011)
Music video

"Pressure" is a song by Nadia Ali, Starkillers and Alex Kenji. It was released on February 15, 2011 by Spinnin' Records. The song reached No. 16 on the Ultratip Chart in Wallonia, Belgium.

Background[edit]

"Pressure" is Nadia Ali's sixth single as a lead artist. It was written by Ali and produced by American DJ Nick Terranova and Italian DJ Alessandro Bacci.[1] Ali and Terranova met in 2009 when Ali requested him to remix her single "Love Story".[2] After that, the two decided to collaborate on original productions and had studio sessions on Christmas Eve '2009 and produced a number of songs, of which one was "Pressure".[3] Ali described "Pressure" as 'a fun song venting about the frustrations and expectations which come with being successful'.[2] The song was left untouched until March 2010, when at the Winter Music Conference Ali introduced Terranova to Bacci, who was subsequently asked to collaborate with the two and co-produce the track creating the final version.[3]

Music video[edit]

A music video for "Pressure", directed by Brando Neverland was uploaded on YouTube on July 7, 2011.[4] The music video was set to the Alesso remix and features Ali facing different forms of pressure such as a wind tunnel with chains, climbing a very long ladder while being chased by Terranova and Bacci. At the beginning of the video, Nocturne in E-flat major by Frédéric Chopin can be heard, and the building structures shown are those of Utah Valley University's computer science building interior.

Reception[edit]

The Alesso remix of "Pressure" became a club and festival anthem during summer 2011 and was included in their sets by prominent DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Kaskade, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia.[5] The song was described by Kaskade as the "Tune of 2011".[6] The remix was also nominated for the Best Progressive Track at the 27th International Dance Music Awards at the Winter Music Conference.[7] The song was also remixed by Calvin West, Clocx, Rene Amesz, as well as Matan Caspi & Eddy Good

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 "Pressure" Best Progressive Track at 27th International Dance Music Awards Won

Tracklisting[edit]

  • Digital Download # 1[8]
  1. "Pressure" (Original Mix) – 6.01
  • Digital Download # 2[9]
  1. "Pressure" (Alesso Remix) – 6.06
  2. "Pressure" (Clokx Extended Commercial Remix) – 5.32
  3. "Pressure" (Matan Caspi & Eddy Good Remix) – 6.06
  4. "Pressure" (Rene Amesz Remix) – 7.23
  5. "Pressure" (Calvin West Extended Remix) – 8.07
  1. "Pressure" (Alesso Radio Edit) – 3.00
  • Belgium Digital Download # 1[11]
  1. "Pressure" (Alesso Radio Mix) – 3:02
  2. "Pressure" (Alesso Rmx) – 6.06
  3. "Pressure" (Clokx Radio Rmx) – 3.16
  4. "Pressure" (Clokx Extended Commercial Rmx) – 5.31
  5. "Pressure" (Calvin West Extended Rmx) – 8.06
  • Belgium Digital Download # 2[11]
  1. "Pressure" (Crackerjack Rmx) – 6.00
  2. "Pressure" (DJ Exodus & Leewise Rmx) – 7.34
  3. "Pressure" (Full New April Mix) – 6.00
  4. "Pressure" (George F, Eran Hersh & Damon Rmx) – 8.15
  5. "Pressure" (Marcus Maison & Will Dragen Rmx) – 6.08
  6. "Pressure" (Matan Caspi & Eddy Good Rmx) – 6.05
  • Belgium Digital Download # 3[11]
  1. "Pressure" (Original Mix) – 6.00
  2. "Pressure" (Nikolas & Albert Day Rmx) – 5.12
  3. "Pressure" (O.B. Rmx) – 7.03
  4. "Pressure" (Ron Reese & Dan Saenz Rmx) – 6.33
  5. "Pressure" (YOS Mo' Preshaa Rmx) – 8.16
  6. "Pressure" (Rene Amesz Rmx) – 7.22
  • UK Digital Download[12]
  1. "Pressure" (Alesso Radio Edit)
  2. "Pressure" (Tim Mason Remix)
  3. "Pressure" (Zomboy Remix)
  4. "Pressure" (Alesso Remix)
  5. "Pressure" (Roul Doors vs East & Young Remix)
  6. "Pressure" (Clokx Radio Remix)
  7. "Pressure"

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011–2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[13] 37
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[14] 16
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[15] 97
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[16] 46
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)[17] 108

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format
Worldwide[8] February 15, 2011 Digital download
Netherlands[18] February 28, 2011
Italy[19] July 6, 2011 CD single
United States[10] July 13, 2011 Digital download
Belgium[11] August 3, 2011
Ireland[20] November 18, 2011
United Kingdom[12] November 21, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji – Pressure". Les classement single (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Hood, John (November 8, 2011). "Queen of Clubs Nadia Ali Sweeps Into Mokai". NBC Miami. Archived from the original on November 14, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Hoskin, Bree (November 9, 2011). "Interview – Nadia Ali". Gaydar Radio. Archived from the original on November 14, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nadia Ali, Starkillers, Alex Kenji – "Pressure" Official Music Video". Spinnin' Records. August 25, 2011. Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ Veevers, Brandon (October 19, 2011). "Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji Release Some Pressure". Entertainment Focus. Archived from the original on October 24, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Top 100 DJs / 30. Kaskade". DJ Mag. Archived from the original on October 24, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ "27th International Dance Music Awards – Winter Music Conference 2012 – WMC 2012". International Dance Music Awards. Winter Music Conference. Archived from the original on February 1, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Pressure (Original Mix) – Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji". Beatport. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Pressure (The Remixes) – Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji". Beatport. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b "Pressure (Alesso Radio Edit) – Single by Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji". iTunes. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c d "Pressure" Digital downloads in Belgium:
  12. ^ a b "Pressure – Single by Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji". iTunes. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji – Pressure" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji – Pressure" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji – Pressure" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved October 4, 2011.
  16. ^ "SNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 20128 into search.
  17. ^ http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/111203cluk.txt
  18. ^ "Pressure – Single by Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji". iTunes. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  19. ^ "The Pressure: Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji" (in Italian). Amazon.it. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Pressure by Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji". iTunes. Retrieved November 14, 2011.