Browsing all articles from november, 2011

Red hot off the release of his second artist album, ”Eleve11″, Sander Ketelaars, also known as Sander van Doorn, reveals a taster of his take on the recently released drum n bass production from lead singer of Bloc Party, Kele Okereke, and the 18 year old prodigy from Hampshire, England – Lucy Taylor. Unlike other Sander van Doorn records in 2011, the revamped version of What Did I Do discerns itself as a full-on progressive house brew of great measures. Showcasing sweeping synth lines, the frisky phenomena we’ve come to learn from Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s Calling among others, smoothly complementing the sensual vocals from Lucy Taylor and consistent kicks, What Did I Do makes up the Hollander’s sought-after follow-up release to the 11 track album featuring tracks like Eagles, with Adrian Lux, Who’s Wearing The Cap, with Laidback Luke, Koko, Love Is Darkness and more.

The revamped ‘What Did I Do’ is set for release on December 26th via Doorn Records.


As it was literally just revealed that a Tommy Trash interpretation on Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party’s Antidote will be accompanying the original in the sought-after release package coming out early 2012, the Australia-originated Tommy Trash discloses a teaser of a new remix to the dance music act from down-under that is Pnau. After releasing Tim Mason and Adrian Lux & Blende remixes of Solid Ground, a second single from Pnau’s fourth album gets remixed, now by the electro-house icon of the moment among others. While the graceful vocals from Nick Littlemore slickly hover atop what could best be described as the calm before an inferno of filthy, weird and absolute stunning sound combinations, Trash shows indications of what looks to be another signature belter from the Aussie turned London resident. Joining in on the discography alongside The End, Future Folk and blinding remixes on One Last RideAliveEdge Of The Earth and Slumber, this remix of Unite Us is certainly not due to march successfully by itself.

The remixes to ‘Unite Us’ are due out February 5th via Ministry Of Sound’s etcetc Music.


Amongst the countless droves of dance music productions venturing the industry on a daily basis, there are barely only a few distinguishing themselves from the rest. If not for the wide magnitude of the producer and/or vocalist, for those catchy chords in a track which tend to get firmly etched onto your mind and consequently make up a production of hit proportions. The latest single from Germany’s Jan Figge, professionally known as Phunktjan, represents the latter as it’s installed on the label well-known by their ability to discover new aspirants from across Europe, Big & Dirty Recordings. Coming off the highly under-rated release of Awake by Gum Me and De Leon earlier this year, the Netherlands-based sublabel to Be Yourself Music brings in the Cologne-bred producer for him to make his second appearance on Big & Dirty with the fresh Beautiful Life rendition.

From a soothing break-down synth to intensely cease to pave the way for looming drums ahead of a thumping synth progression and complementing beats along with a setting of dark chords to kick in.

‘Beautiful Life’ is out now on Big & Dirty Recordings.

Phunktjan – Beautiful Life [Big & Dirty Records] – Beatport Link


Despite his few appearances on the digital market, Jim Breese is already showing an abundance of talent and musical awareness in terms of producing an unremitting record. Following numerous installments on Hed Kandi Records and a long-time residency on Ministry Of Sound radio, the London based DJ and producer sets sails towards the well-reputed record imprint of Chris Lake, Rising Music – the label which upbringing has been essential to the development of tech-house and become a platform allowing Lake, his fellow partners in crime and a few protégé’s to come out with their most blinding of tracks – with a supreme production aboard.

Set for release on December 16th, Get Movin’, the single that has been a core in the live sets of head honcho Lake over the past couple of months, comes on the back of Tommy Trash’s Monkey See Monkey Do, NYC and the trademark release of Secrets In The Dark. What starts off with a funky touch, a consistent ”Get Movin” chant, exotic drum combinations and chunky yet so smooth beats, later transits softly into a Balearic-like interlude with high-pitched synths and a more melodious appeal to make up another dazzling release from the Rising headquarters.


Alike a shot of adrenaline, the latest mixtape from Sweden’s Karl Palmblad and Daniel Tervaniemi who make up Don Palm is an hour-long induction of pure bliss and joy. Showing a distinction from top to toe, the third mixtape of their quite recently launched monthly series of mixes uncovers a dynamic pick of tracks they have come to grow most fond lately in a re-cap of November. Mixing wobbly sounds with silky pads, tech with progressive and electro and classic acappellas with newly released instrumental pieces, the newest mixtape from Don Palm is undoubtedly one worth sifting through as it covers tracks like John Dahlback’s Grunge, the upcoming Third Party remix to Otherside, Felguk’s unique Bassive, the tremendous Les Bros remix of Big In Japan and Michael Calfan’s Resurrection. It also features a new production from the duo themselves, taking on Chris Rea’s Nothing To Fear classic.



01. John Dahlback – Grunge [Mutants]
02. Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone [Phazing]
03. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside (Third Party Remix) [One More Tune]
04. Alesso – Raise Your Head [Refune]
05. Felguk – Bassive [Dongle]
06. Martin Solveig & Dragonette feat. Idoling!!! – Big In Japan (Les Bros Remix) [Mixture]
07. Marcus Schossow – Swedish Nights [Tone Diary] w/ Celeda & Danny Tenaglia – Music Is The Answer (Acappella) [Twisted]
08. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Alesso Remix) [F*** Me I'm Famous]
09. Stefano Noferini – Go Home [Toolroom]
10. Deniz Koyu – Hertz [Flamingo] w/ Bingo Players – Cry (Just A Little) (Acappella) [Hysteria]
11. Zedd – Stars Come Out [Dim Mak]
12. Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s Recut Club Version) [Axtone] w/ Chris Lake – Sundown [Ultra]
13. Chris Rea – Nothing To Fear (Don Palm Edit)


Dada Life continue their onslaught on electronic dance music as a taste of their next jaw-dropper in line for release has officially been set on the horizon. A mere year after the initial release of their ground-breaking Unleash The Fucking Dada, their unique and pioneering take on the harder face of electro-house thrives further as another ridiculously yet brilliantly entitled single has emerged from the powerhouses that are Olle Corneer and Stefan Engblom. Following a year of iconic success from the usage of near to cacophonic-sounding beeps and grinding electro-house chords, the Swede’s throw away their prolific signature beep to pursue the rise of mighty electro-house wobbles, a kicking bass and monstrous acid-like chords you would expect to hear from Swanky Tunes all complimenting each other in unison. Also supplemented by sweeping pads in the ever so fierce break-down, the follow-up release to a remix to Big Bad Wolf and Happy Violence, titled Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker, might just be their best work to date.

‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker’ is set to release on December 5th via So Much Dada.


After the successful release of his tasteful, Daft Punk-influenced debut single on the label as a solid headliner of the recent launch of its new Talent EP concept, Jordy von Egmond, better known as Dyro, returns to Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings to instal a new couple of solo makings.

Based out of Amsterdam, this 19 year old wunderkind is rapidly becoming a prime example of the immense talent hailing from the small yet fruitful country of Holland. Specialized, as head honcho Hardwell himself, in the harder face of progressive house, Dyro now uncovers two sublime singles to venture the halls of Revealed. Whilst Metaphor, the momentous frontier of this two-piece EP, unfolds a tad of reminiscence of his previous Revealed single, Daftastic, in the experimental and driving electro combinations, quite alike the legendary works of Daft Punk, its distinction falls into favour of a stomping kick, trance-inspired sirens, and a dark yet uplifting, funky sound.

Alike its supreme accompanion, Magno is firmly fronted by a dark, growling sound and a synth-filled break, only with a slightly more diverse contrast as its distinguished pinnacle sounds are embraced by a soothing and bumpy set-up of elementary beats.

The ‘Metaphor EP’ is set to release on December 5th via Revealed Recordings.

Dyro – Metaphor Dyro – Magno


After the successful launch of the original and whilst Kaskade’s newly released ”Fire & Ice” album is strongly climbing the charts, two sturdy remixes of the American’s 2011 trademark single Eyes have emerged.

Following numerous well-turned-out collaborations in Sending My Love and remixes to Maximal Crazy and CallingR3hab and Swanky Tunes are now tramping their seperate ways to independantly remix Kaskade’s surpassing Eyes with an absolute stunning vocal from Mindy Gledhill. Whilst the original represents what we deem one of his best tracks to date with an unattainable emotionality and his heartfelt signature sound, Ultra Records seem to have been in the look-out for a remix package with significantly rawer sounds as Wall Recordings’ essential protégé, R3hab, and the Russians of Swanky Tunes were brought in to give their club suitable takes on Eyes.

What at first appears to be another throbbing example of R3hab’s chainsaw-sounding signature drop later breaks down to thoroughly create a widely spread contrast of sounds. Boasting a melodic and utterly beautiful piano lead that hovers softly atop the vocals from Ms. Gledhill and meaty kicks, the man behind Prutataaa, with Afrojack, and an armada of remixes on Without YouKoko and others is out with a new, dynamic remix.

Aside from the flexibility in the aforementioned remix, Swanky Tunes showcase nothing but their crisp chords, consistent drums and mincing baselines to round this package of alternate, harder versions of the silky original off as their The Legend making with Matisse & Sadko is becoming more eagerly awaited amongst house music heads by the day.

Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (R3hab & Swanky Tunes Remixes) [Ultra Records] – iTunes Link
Beatport Link
Spotify Link

Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill - Eyes (R3hab Remix)
Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (Swanky Tunes Remix)


Enacting their unprecedented trademark blend of groovy sounds and their way of playing around with vocal parts, the Swedish-American Pleasurekraft duo are out with a new remix on their own Kraftek label, following the pair’s remix to Antidote. Taking on Iran-stationed tech-house and techno producer Namito, the men behind some of the most revolutionary offerings of the tech-house scene thus far, Pleasurekraft, give Of Mice & Hares an outright rework. As they also prepare to make their second ever appearance on Umek’s 1605 label with the remix to Heroes Of The Night, the duo take use of an exotic guitar riff, clangerous xylophone chords and an overall soothing feel to the latest work from the hands of Kalle Rönngårdh and Kaveh Soroush.

The Pleasurekraft to ‘Of Mice & Hares’ is out now via Kraftek.

Namito – Of Mice & Hares (Pleasurekraft Remix) [Kraftek] – Beatport Link


Alexander and Yury Parkhomenko, who make up Matisse & Sadko, have become two well-known characters in dance music over the past 12 months, mainly due to the releases of Hi Scandinavia and Svenska via Zouk Recordings. With their Axtone-signed Trio with Arty and The Legend, with Swanky Tunes, set on the rise, the Russian duo flash back on November to unveil their top picks lately in an hour-long mixtape. It includes tracks such as the Swedish House Mafia’s upcoming Antidote single alongside the successful DJ and production project Knife Party, Hardwell’s 2011 rework on Love Comes Again, Chris Lake’s brilliant Sundown, the Alesso remix on David Guetta’s Titanium, Haters Gonna Hate by Tonite Only and the duo’s own, upcoming Amulet single via Armada Music among others.



01. Chris Lake – Sundown [Ultra]
02. Michael Canitrot – Blue Collision [Aime]
03. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote (Vocal Mix) [EMI]
04. Michael Calfan – Resurrection (Axwell’s Re-Cut Club Version) [Axtone]
05. Phunktjan – Beautiful Life [Big & Dirty]
06. Dyro – Metaphor [Revealed]
07. John Dahlback – Grunge [Mutants]
08. Tonite Only – Haters Gonna Hate [Downright]
09. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Alesso Remix) [F*** Me I'm Famous]
10. Norman Doray vs. Tawiah – Breakaway [One More Tune]
11. Tiësto feat. BT – Love Comes Again (Hardwell 2011 Rework) [Black Hole]
12. Matisse & Sadko – Amulet [Armada]

/Jesper & Anton