Thomas Gold is back, riding on the infectious wave of positive vibes from his recent Alive single alongside Dirty South, to preview a 2011 rework out of his tremendous drum and piano-driven Marsch Marsch single from last Fall.
Ever since the launch of What’s Up (with Alex Kenji) in post-summer of 2010, the rise of Thomas Gold has been indispensable. Merely a few months after his aforementioned instalment on Spinnin Records, the inspiring German could proudly showcase his release marathon that included nothing but full-on hits such as Areena, AGORa, the remix on We Want Your Soul and the Toolroom piece, which is now well on its way back to make another go at a pole positioning on the charts. Not only was 2010 a complete and utter success for the golden producer, but as this year was kicked off massively with the outing of his monstrous remix on Blow Up with Axwell, the expectations from all progressive-house heads as to whether his talent was sufficient enough to establish him amongst the very forefronters of clubland. And now, a bare 8 months and prominent remixes of Lady Gaga’s Judas, Reach Out and Set Fire To The Rain later, Gold contemporizes one of his first break-through singles which is still being supported strongly by the likes of the entire Swedish House Mafia into a killer cut, hard to equal. Having the storming and long-anticipated Sing 2 Me release coming up on Axtone, the Disney-inspired drum lines and common synth filled chords are set back in the game, to be released as part of Toolroom Records‘ 2011 Amsterdam Dance Event sampler on October 3rd, have a listen!
Since they initially combined forces in 2009 for the remix on Steve Angello’s signature single, Monday, AN21 and Max Vangeli have found themselves caught in a loop of continued partnership and prosperity. Debuting their first single early last year on Size, followed by the ground-breaking release of Swedish Beauty on Refune, the pair comes off a fleet of hit remixes to tease their upcoming artist album on the record label of Steve Angello further. Having given us tasters of the two lead singles – People Of The Night and Whisper – as premiered by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, another offering that has been a regular in their recent shows has come into light. Mainly notable for the soulfulness they’ve managed to render in their top notch outlet over the past year, featuring takes on That Sound, Nothing Better, Always, The Island and, most recently, Save The World, Fresh Start evokes the signature sound they’ve built for themselves brilliantly with numerous, harmonically adapted to one another. As we’re still eagerly awaiting the name of the ID, which many have believed to be a remix of Sweet Disposition, to reveal itself, be sure to get your dose of this glorious piece.
AN21 playing the track at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden during the Size Matters Tour
Taken from the third artist album from Dinka, Tales Of The Sun, Reach For Me, originally made by the Tamara Maria Hunkeler in conjuction with Hadley and Danny Inzerillo, returns to the Sirup Music concern to pull out a fist-pumping take on the harmonic original. Formerly recognized for their row of driving remixes of Free, Visions Of Love, Boom, Remedy and the recently unveiled take on Tove Styrke’s glorious Call My Name, Dimitri Vangelis and Wyman emerge PinkStar Records with the synth-filled instensity of their latest production along with them, gracefully embracing the silky vocals of the Atlanta-bred Hadley. As they retain the original’s harmonic feel, the aspiring co-producers enhance their own, pretentious characteristics.
Hailing from the corners of Canada is ImanoS with the fifth mixtape of his Decked Out series. In comparison to modern-day’s flood of mixes, this one truly discerns itself with a blend of funky, tech, progressive and electro as well as a few unreleased pieces. It features the recently given away Laidback Luke remix on Brand New Bitch, the one and only remix of Alive by Tommy Trash, the freely outed John Dahlback take on Big, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s latest single smash, entitled REJ, and the massive Alesso remix of Good Love.
01. Peter Gelderblom feat. Dominica – I Gotta Let U Go [Spinnin]
02. Sneaky Sound System – Big (John Dahlback Remix) [Modular]
03. Hardwell & Nicky Romero – Bèta [Spinnin]
04. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – REJ [Smash The House]
05. Inpetto feat. Max C – Move (Pauls Paris Remix) [Cr2]
06. DEVolution feat. Amy Pearson – Good Love (Alesso Remix) [One More Tune]
07. Faustix & ImanoS feat. Lindsey Ray – I Will Wait For You (Albin Myers Remix) [Mutants]
08. Patric La Funk feat. Grace Regine – Time And Time Again (Laidback Luke Edit) [Mixmash]
09. Prok & Fitch vs. Juan Kidd – Star Guitar [Toolroom]
10. Anjulie – Brand New Bitch (Laidback Luke Remix) [Universal]
11. Adam G & ImanoS Feat. Bree Fenton – Move With Me (Ken Loi Remix) [Work Machine]
12. Dirty South & Thomas Gold – Alive (Tommy Trash Remix) [Phazing]
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Although there may ever again come a track, sufficiently capable of outshining the stainless Space Junk, Joey Youngman, better known as Wolfgang Gartner, does certainly not yield his firm and relentless crusade towards global acclamation. Recognized by his high standards and the characteristic merge of gorgeous break-down melodies and asper beats, Mr. Youngman has recently come out with his freshly squeezed debut album, entitled ”Weekend In America”. Despite the fairly short period of time the Los Angeles-based producer has spent within the walls of electronic dance music, his reputation proceeds him and has steadily immersed into the very heart of clubland to now be undoubtedly classified as one of the big guns.
Striking Beatport with his first release in late 2007 through the San Francisco-residing OM Records, it was not until 2010 and the indenture with the regally influential Ultra Records that the genuine and extraordinary creativeness of Gartner faced prosperity across the scene. Releasing such anthemic pieces as Conscindo (with Mark Knight), Animal Rights (with Deadmau5), Undertaker, Illmerica and the aforesaid Space Junk, 2010 became a fruitful year for the American and ended with a nomination at the Grammy Awards for his remix on Andy Caldwell in 2008. Followed by numerous months spent obligatedly cooped up in the studio to prepare his first album release, which was given an early-bird taste earlier this year with the release of Forever, featuring the voice of Will.I.Am, ”Weekend In America” has arrived and it sure was worth the wait.
Amongst the eleven released and unreleased single tracks, I encountered a hit of great measures that made me utterly aware of my strong indulgence for unprecedented and harmonic break-downs. The Way It Was – the single that heavily borrows and enacts elements from the late 1900’s, to many, cumberless lifestyle – augments these signature dynamics and unfolds an exceptional merge of sounds. Harmony, euphoria and powerfulness are all weaved together into a downrightly uplifting melody of catchy chords that gears up to be replaced as the drop climax emerges and emits a setting of vigorous, warped beats – just the way Gartner likes it!
Coming back from the recent uncovering of his remix on Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall by Coldplay is Avicii to release the third episode of his official podcast named Le7els. Highly disparate from his live sets nowadays, the rapidly rising Swede showcases the aforementioned remix as well as his new Sunshine collaboration with David Guetta, Eric Prydz’ latest hit, entitled 2Night, the newest Deadmau5 single out, named Where My Keys, and the debut single, Killmode, from his fellow management partners – the aspiring Cazzette that are becoming recognizable thanks to their immense dubstep and house music-fuse.
Going on the heels of the August edition, starring a guest mix from Otto Knows, Avicii brings aboard Norman Doray, with whom he rendered the brilliant Tweet It, to present his hottest tracks for the time being. Besides the sensational Hard Rock Sofa remix on Don’t Cry, the Frenchman also featured his forthcoming hit take on one of the recent singles from the London-based up-and-coming soul singer Tawiah, named Breakaway.
Norman Doray Guest Mix:
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Having remixed the likes of Sharam, Flo Rida and Moguai among others, Sebjak is, yet again, marching towards Size towers to unveil his follow-up take to late 2010’s cut out of We Want Your Soul – the remix that has witnessed wildly acknowledged play time from the Swedish House Mafia. Coming off months of iconic conquest, which includes the successful outings of such hits as Technologic, Fallin, Do All You Want and the remix on Fun, the Swedish native is now commended for an official club revision on the refined Swiss Official version of the illustrious House music icons of Kings Of Tomorrow and the Changes classic, as released through their latest artist album on Defected in 2005.
Premiered as an encore in his preparatory live set for the Gothenburg edition of Where’s The Party? by Carlsberg with Axwell, Sebjak uncovers the first of his many forthcoming makings signed to the well-reputed record label of Steve Angello – Size Records. Discerningly built upon the soulful vocals of the 2005 original, the thrilling sing-along break-down uncloses for the Stockholm producer’s characteristic, leviathan bass line and elementary chords to kick in.
Hitting the global radar in 2006, Adam Richard Wiles, also known as Calvin Harris, crossed paths with success and glory in 2009 with the release of I’m Not Alone. Followed by a row of chart-topping hits such as You Used To Hold Me and Flashback, the break-through of the Scotsman was literally an inevitable fact as the Summer anthems are still strongly flooring and making impact on electronic dance events across the world. Wildy on-demand from the Swedish mobsters among other top-tier DJ’s, Harris debuted his fluctuating Awooga single in early 2011 to become one of the most prominent hitmen within club music.
Now, as the progressively stirring Feel So Close is hotly climbing the charts, Wiles’ collaboration with Indianapolis-bred Kelis, named Bounce, returns to the forefront after its prosperous launch in June to hand out free copies of the vocals on behalf of the world renowned US singer with the intention of DJ’s giving their own revisions to the radio-friendly original or mashing it up anyhow you please.
Following the thorough impact the original has caused over the past couple of months, the Canadians’ latest disco offering returns to Eyezcream Recordings for the release of the first package of remixes. Having, since 2007, been a pair with high asset value to the modern re-invention of 80’s catchy disco sounds, 2011 has, so far, offered Redroche uberous recognition through their two essential outputs. Giving their own Make Your Move classic an up-to-date treatment in January and coming out with the long-awaited Summer challenger alongside Moné, entitled All I Need, in mid July, the North American duo pioneers the first, of two, remix packages. Gloriously headlined by the surpassing sounds of the take from French Government, the duo that is behind the Collins Avenue and Balkanize EP and a string of remixes on Music Oh and Animale this year, the release also includes an exotic, big room rendition from Sweden’s aspiring Matt Joko.
Seeing widespread support from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, Laidback Luke and more arriving onto The End, an official follow-up to the mighty predecessor is now fired away from the headquarters of Musical Freedom Records. Building upon a dance-friendly structure, that is reminiscent to The End, Future Folk is engaging the industry as a heavyweight representative of Tiësto’s club-banger imprint. Being an outright headliner of the electro-house scene, his high-end outlet continues to rattle the industry massively. Having scored a storming string of remixes out of Carry Me Home, Jona Vark, We Feel Love and Edge Of The Earth, Future Folk is undoubtedly an evenly impressive, if not better, making as the previously named smashes. Like all Musical Freedom outputs, this single from the London residing producer comes served hot off the oven with an infectiously huge drop as an outgrowth to the mysteriously storming build-up and dynamics this track boasts.
Sebjak playing the track at Where’s The Party? by Carlsberg in Gothenburg