Browsing all articles from februari, 2012

Where Refune’s most stentorian offering to date beckoned a timeless vocal line, the well-oiled duo return for 2012 with the answer to our prayers. Still rich in its galvanizing properties, ‘Calling (Lose My Mind)’ gives the original summer anthem an extended shelf life courtesy of a perfectly pitched injection of seamlessly emotive male vocal harmonies from One Republic’s Ryan Tedder in his triumphant return to the realms of vocal EDM. For those who craved a vocal cut or simply missed it first time around, this standard-setting collaboration is sure to do the rounds once again and make even more unforgettable movements for European Dance Music.

Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind) [Refune Records / Universal Music] – iTunes Link
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Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind)

Words by Dan Carter

Helsingborg House contender Alexander Adstedt is slowly proving to be more than a short-lived blip on his country’s musical radar. Already mustering the support of Swedish House Mafia and Avicii, who will drop his ‘We’re Still Here’ track on Le7els later this year, his next instalment is one of notable velocity for the aspiring Swede. Seamlessly transitioning from tender melodic swells to a gritty drop of grinding low-end lead work, his take on Lina Harriette’s ‘Illusion’ incorporates the best elements of two popular genres currently dominating the EDM spectrum. Emerging with a multi-layered concoction of triumphant club fuel, his next solo endeavour is sure to cause a stir given the intense quality of effort brought to this standout remix.

Lina Harriette – Illusion (Alexander Adstedt Remix) [TopDJ Records] – Beatport Link
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Lina Harriette – Illusion (Alexander Adstedt Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Loud, proud and EMI approved Stockholm powerhouse Sebjak is proving the perfect antidote to the more predictable realms of his genre. In a prudent outing of delicate keys and emotive chord play, the foundations of ‘Follow Me’ lie in his agile ability to bring an artistic touch to the realms of Progressive House music. With steady persistence, the Swedish producer builds a more mature soundscape than his previous offerings while encapsulating the energy and attitude that have embodied his presence on the international club circuit.  At the eve of his forthcoming onslaught of fresh tunes for Size Records and with further remix duties for Laidback Luke, Arno Cost and Norman Doray’s ‘Trilogy’ on Mixmash Records on the way, the world is sure to follow the rising Swede’s footsteps on his steady ascent to the top of his game.

‘Follow Me’ is released March 19th via Positiva Records.

Sebjak – Follow Me

Words by Dan Carter

Valiant Canadian hopeful ImanoS is back in the mix to bring some eclectic club fuel from the realms of chilly Vancouver. Scaling some of the industry’s hottest musical properties to date, such anticipated cuts as Angger Dimas & Bassjacker’s destructive Doorn collaboration ‘RIA’ and Third Party’s forthcoming remix of Stooshe’s ‘F&ck Me’ make for a pretty special collection of potent peak timers. Collecting these gems alongside universal favourites from the likes of DubVision, Adrian Lux and Tiësto, rising Dutch superstar Nicky Romero picks up where last episode’s guests Feenixpawl left off with a persuasive guest mix of an extremely suitable calibre. Leading with chart-raking Guetta collaboration ‘Wild One Two’ and yet another exclusive play of forthcoming ‘Nicktim’ alongside Avicii, his edgy yet eclectic stylings suitably ornament yet another noteworthy offering from the promising young Canadian.


ImanoS – Decked Out #12 (Incl. Nicky Romero Guest Mix)


01. Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (Tiësto Remix) [Geffen]
02. Adrian Lux feat. Lune – Fire (R3hab Remix) [Ultra]
03. Kaskade feat. Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness (Gregori Klosman Remix) [Ultra]
04. Chris Lake – Build Up (Tommy Trash Edit) [Ultra]
05. Angger Dimas & Bassjackers – RIA [Doorn]
06. DubVision – All By Myself [Spinnin]
07. Stooshe – F&ck Me (Third Party Remix) [Warner]
08. Kevin Doherty feat. Amba Shepherd – Lifeline (Dyro Remix) [Central Station]

Nicky Romero Guest Mix

01. Jack Back feat. David Guetta, Nicky Romero & Sia – Wild One Two [Big Beat]
02. Cosmo Klein – The Night (Nilson & The 8th Note Remix) [White Label]
03. Sander van Doorn – Chasin’ [Doorn]
04. Avicii & Nicky Romero – Nicktim [Mixmash]
05. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) [Axtone]
06. Hardwell – Spaceman [Revealed]
07. David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj – Turn Me On (Michael Calfan Remix) [F*** Me I'm Famous]

/Jesper & Dan Carter

Far before the frantic hysteria and pragmatic reign of it’s Swedish Mafioso, John Dahlback could be found lifting the bar with dose after dose of solid club outings. Since breakthrough offering ‘Blink’ raised the Swede’s dynamic floor-credibility, a persistent reign on the global club circuit and further sterling releases for Defected, Atlantic / Big Beat and his own imprint Mutants suggest that this is yet another European contender that has outgrown the comfort zone of the home crowd.

Rich in anthemic leads and that signature peak-time consistency that we now associate with Sweden’s longstanding master of Progressive House, this contribution for Big Beat, previously titled ‘Song Saved My Life’, stands as one of his most potent offerings to date. Making a vital appearance amid one of the accompanying mixes for his forthcoming Toolroom Records compilation and with a further vocal edit on the way, we can rest assured that there is still life left in this original European breakthrough.

John Dahlback – Life [Big Beat Records] – Beatport Link

John Dahlback – Life

Words by Dan Carter

Adding to the momentum of the original’s on-going onslaught on dance floors and radio alike, Swanky Tunes remix the titanic trio Laidback Luke, Arno Cost and Norman Doray’s new release, entitled ‘Trilogy‘, with utmost ease. As one of Russia’s most sought-after DJ and production outfits, the limitless scope of Vadim, Dmitry and Stanislav has established them as a much talked about trio on the international clubbing circuit with consistent support from the greatest of Electronic Dance music pioneers. For their latest effort then, Swanky Tunes give the original’s playful, triple-headed vocal line a rather noteworthy tweak along with switching the original drop for an array of well-crafted drums, making this a worthy follow-up release to ‘The Legend‘.

The remixes of ‘Trilogy’ are released March 8th via Mixmash Records.

Laidback Luke, Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Trilogy (Swanky Tunes Remix)


With a further vocal mix for their latest single release ‘Wild World‘ on the way, a taste of it’s very follow-up has now come to light. Having brushed shoulders with David Guetta in the process of producing tracks for his latest studio album and with an instalment on Size Records on their resumé, the Italian outfit that is Daddy’s Groove continues to raise the standards for their already renowned output of originals with this upcoming third appearance on their own Test Pressing Records. Somewhat reminiscent of last year’s ‘We Are In Da House’, ‘Power 2 The People’ features a growling and quite distorted lead along with a set of throbbing kicks to further set them apart as an unorthodox trio of promising measures ahead of the Miami Music Week.

‘Power 2 The People’ is released soon.


Parisian House pundit Tristan Garner is a dark horse where his studio output is concerned. With substantial eloquence, his overnight emergence has procured some of the industry’s most potent offerings and with definitive Norman Doray collaboration ‘Last Forever’ sealing the deal in his international expansion, his studio offerings have proven a femme fatale amid a genre often rife with predictable movements.

Driving firm Electro leads through his distinctly dark and grainy canvas of stern House grooves, Punx plays out with the dexterity of a possessed Daft Punk cut for the modern industry. Making the genre his own for this enigmatic nod to the sound that changed the game for France and ultimately, the world, Garner doesn’t just replicate, but innovates in the face of dutiful gratitude.

Tristan Garner – Punx [Xtra Life Records] – Beatport Link

Words by Dan Carter

At the outset of what promises to be a strong year for the renowned Dutch beatsmith, Marco V’s ‘Anologital’ was always going to be open to substantial intervention from his European peers. Leading with a distinct take on Marco V’s tamer original cut, rising Dutch duo Bassjackers kick off proceedings with a distinctly lead driven outing of mechanically pitched Progressive House that emulates the renowned energy of their respective homeland scene. Like-minded peers First State then step in to bring an overtly heavier outing of deep and resonating leads and heavy-hearted bass frequencies for the grittier remix of this package. Russian two-piece Hard Rock Sofa then take ‘Analogital’ to their own persuasive peak time heights, lacing their signature tough Electro vices onto the sterling melodic play boasted by Marco’s original score to top off a dignified package for TAO.

Marco V – Analogital (Remixes) [TAO Recordings] – Beatport Link

Marco V – Analogital (Bassjackers Remix)
Marco V – Analogital (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
Marco V – Analogital (First State Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Now a global beacon for the rock and roll era of Electronic Dance music, the original Dutch super DJ Tiësto has made more universal landmark moments than any of his contemporaries. Documenting the non-stop lifestyle of the globe’s most sought after live electronic asset, his ”In The Booth” documentary series has given fans and industry peers alike an invaluable insight into the makings of a legacy far greater than anyone could have anticipated.

For this eighth episode then, Tiësto arrives in New York, USA just in time for the star-studded fashion week, giving exclusive insight into Tijs Verwest’s own thoughts on his new clothes line ahead of an intense show at Provocateur. Watch tour manager Kelly Cobb run on the streets of New York to get himself a new mobile phone before the Electric Zoo Festival, Tiësto inviting a bunch of DJ buddies to a pizza buffet as well as the Dutch superstar’s humble opinion on being on the cover of Billboard magazine.

Part 8 of 10

/Anton & Dan Carter