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Rejected’s Dusty House series of EPs has easily become one of the most highly adorned Tech House instalments to date. But after a sterling series of offerings from the likes of Nic Fanciulli and Daniell Dubb, the labels ringmaster and enigmatic Dutch club bandit Joris Voorn returns to the driving seat to follow-up the original 2009’s standard setting EP ‘Room 1’. Three-years down the line, Voorn’s impeccable ear for the imperfect House cut remains inherently superior.

Where ‘Spank The Maid’ places an entourage of inspired grooves alongside the all too familiar resonance of Voorn’s decisive vocal sample work, it’s astounding transitions and consistent energy work wonders. Add the sharp riffs and disjointed chords that make up ‘Goodbye Fly’ and Room 6 remains as crucial to the realms of trend-dodging House as its predecessor did several years before.

Joris Voorn – Goodbye Fly / Spank The Maid EP [Rejected] – Beatport Link

Joris Voorn – Dusty House | Room 6

Words by Dan Carter

Double-Dutch collaborators Rene Kuppens and Dyro may have made their names on the merits of their previous solo exploits, but against the backdrop of Hardwell’s explosive Ultra Music Festival outing in Miami, the emergence of forthcoming Revealed outing ‘Raid’ is sure to stir things up. Hitting #4 on the night edition of the DMC World Miami Buzz Chart, this adrenaline-fuelled romp of brisk and gritty Progressive stylings marks a formidable venture for two already dignified newcomers on the European House scene.

Pitching enigmatic synth leads against a low-end romp of ferocious riffs and wobbles, this pedantic outing makes for one of the more promising collaborative endeavours to emerge from Holland this year. Proving an ultimately successful contender at Miami’s largest Electronic showcase to date, ‘Raid’ promises to blow the roof off of the underground credentials currently associated with these unfathomable Dutch producers.

Dyro & Rene Kuppens – Raid [Revealed Recordings] – Beatport Link

Dyro & Rene Kuppens – Raid

Words by Dan Carter

Following on from long-playing landmark ‘Mpire’ and a solid thrust of global club appearances, Germany’s Moguai returns for the second EP instalment from acclaimed album with ‘Lyme’. Euphorically poised ahead of his typical Progressive House upkeep, Moguai’s ‘Crushed Lyme Mix’ successfully deals in wave upon wave of restless lead work and diligent chord play.

Far more eclectic than last single and title-track ‘Mpire’, this previously show-only outing proves a strong asset to the multifaceted European producer. With plans to drop his heavier-set ‘In N’ Out’ EP now confirmed, this Beatport topping album remains an intense outing for both artist and genre in a bid to prove that full-length albums can still bring the noise on a universal scale.

Moguai – Lyme (Moguai’s ‘Crushed Lyme’ Mix) [Mau5trap Recordings] – Beatport Link
Spotify Link

Update: Full sample added

Words by Dan Carter

Dirty Dutch entrepreneur and general landmark on the Netherland’s clubbing output Chuckie has been relentless in his takeover of the globe’s club minded majority. Joined by rising countrymen and recently inaugurated Dirty Dutch members Albert Harvey & Kevin Ramos, better known as GLOWINTHEDARK, their collaborative storm of intrinsically Dutch vitality turns away all misconceptions that this is a genre that has had its day.

Still encompassing the scatty beats and pervasive lead stabs to which the country has called its speciality, ‘Electro Dude’ exceeds the stereotypes with a heavy injection of grinding low-end chords. Having acquired a very universal imagination on his ascent to the top of his game, this double-Dutch outing plays as a crucial reminder to Chuckie’s studio skill while affirmatively pointing the world towards the next generation of Dutch talent.

Chuckie & Glowinthedark – Electro Dude [Big Beat Records] – Beatport Link

Chuckie & Glowinthedark – Elektro Dude

Words by Dan Carter

Since working their way onto Size Records’ roster of new-age talents with mighty anthem ‘Troll’, there has been a vivacious buzz surrounding fresh Swede duo Qulinez. But promptly following up remix duties for Welsh alternative mob The Joy Formidable, the aspiring Scandinavians take on Dutch House trailblazer Don Diablo’s ‘Silent Shadows’.

Swerving from rising Progressive lead work right through to heavy-footed Dub Step digressions, their remix steps somewhat outside of their comfort zone without breaking away entirely. Landing on a solid canvas of coarse leads and stern beats, Qulinez more familiar sound scope emerges from the tracks middle to forge yet another formative remix for the increasingly popular protégés of Steve Angello.

Don Diablo – Silent Shadows (Qulinez Remix) [Columbia Records] – Beatport Link

Words by Dan Carter

Hailing from the country that seems to know it all as far as Dance music is concerned, Sweden-based Mattias Petersen delivers a live-mixed one hour mix of somewhat diverse proportions. Besides keeping things fairly dynamic and incorporating plenty of sub genres, episode 4 of Petersen’s own series of mixtapes titled ”In The Mix” is made up of personal mash-ups, a somewhat innovative track listing and well disposed transitions. Track wise, the mix covers the likes of Mystique and Amro’s highly underrated ‘Sausage‘, Joe Garston’s ‘Random Hero‘, Porter Robinson’s ‘Language‘ and more.


Petersen – In The Mix #004


01. Pryda – Mirage [Pryda] w/ Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (Acappella) [EMI]
02. Baggi Begovic – Give It To Me [Stealth]
03. Michael Calfan – Mozaik [Stealth] w/ R.E.M – Losing My Religon (Acappella) [Warner]
04. Mystique & Amro – Sausage [News]
05. Miike Snow – Devil’s Work (Dirty South Remix) [Phazing]
06. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Yves V & Angger Dimas – Madagascar [Smash The House]
07. Tiësto & Swanky Tunes feat. Ben McInerney – Make Some Noise [Musical Freedom]
08. Dada Life – Rolling Stones T-Shirt (Chuckie Remix) [So Much Dada]
09. Thomas Gold – Sing2Me [Axtone] w/ Calvin Harris – Flashback (Acappella) [Sony]
10. Joe Garston – Random Hero [Plasmapool]
11. Porter Robinson – Language [Big Beat]
12. Qulinez – Troll (Sick Individuals Remix) [Size]


Making affirmative noise alongside Fedde Le Grand’s Flamingo Recordings imprint and bagging himself a spot at this years Mysteryland festival aside, Deniz Koyu has remained a valiantly poised contender amongst his new school peers. But as first previewed on Fedde Le Grand’s radio show and already played by Sebastian Ingrosso & Axwell, the rising German producer strikes back with ferocious festival outing ‘Bong’.

From its infectious leads right through to the driving beats that maintain its rigid stamina, Koyu’s blend of European big room is aptly energised throughout. Still standing on his own two feet and setting high standards for his European peers to follow suit with, ‘Bong’ may sound rather close to his previous Flamingo outings ‘Hertz’ and ‘Tung’, but it is certainly a record set to stun throughout the summer season.

Update: ‘Bong’ will be released soon on Refune Records.

Deniz Koyu – Bong

Also, lets all wish Deniz Koyu a very happy birthday!

Words by Dan Carter

With the buzz surrounding his debut Pryda album reaching an all time high enroute to its May 21 release, Eric Prydz lets slip yet another gem from the forthcoming full-length debut in a bid to wet the appetites of his very patient fans.

Led by the warm and familiar canvas of vintage lead work to which Prydz’s Pryda moniker has made its calling card, there is a succinct energy to ‘Hardrock Lausanne’ that reeks of the Swedish icon from the very first beat. As a stalwart contributor to global Dance music, his ongoing relevance both on the club floor and within the modern industry is aptly extenuated with yet another piece of the puzzle that will make up one of Prydz’s most important career landmarks to date.

‘Hardrock Lausanne’ is released on May 21.

Words by Dan Carter

In a stern nod towards quality House music and the impending summer season in Ibiza, Pete Tong wasted no time inaugurating inspired Italian duo Flashmob into the Radio One Essential Selection with their first essential new tune ‘Need In Me’ for Defected Records.

Placing insatiable groove work alongside an array of vintage lead work from the outset, ‘Need In Me’ is carried by one of the more formidable female top lines to emerge so far this year. Balancing deep-rooted soul alongside transient energy with maximal effect, there was no escaping the thought that despite being dubbed Essential Contender number 2, this should have been last weeks Essential New Tune with the right timing. But finally receiving the appraisal it deserves, Defected Records and Flashmob successfully wet the world’s appetite for the sun kissed clubbing moments ahead of us.

‘Need In Me’ will be released on May 7.

Words by Dan Carter

MYNC’s Mark Brown returns to the airwaves to present the 58th two hour episode of his Cr2 Live & Direct radio show now reaching well over seven million listeners across the globe. For his possibly best show to date, Brown collects the likes of Avicii’s ‘Silhouettes’, Laidback Luke’s forthcoming single alongside Chuckie and Martin Solveig ‘1234‘, Pryda’s ‘You‘ among many others.

Our selection this week covers Henrik B and Rudy’s newly released Axtone single ‘Leave A Light On‘, House legend Kings Of Tomorrow’s ‘Show Me‘ as well as Tiësto and Swanky Tunes’ hotly tipped ‘Make Some Noise’ off Tiësto’s recently released Club Life Volume 2 Miami compilation.

Rounding things off this week, phenomenal Dutch up-and-comer Jordy von Egmond, better known as Dyro, joins in to present this week’s 30 minute guest mix, featuring a few fairly intricate mashups, his own forthcoming take on ‘Rattle’ and more. Also, be sure to check out Cr2’s recap video from Miami this year.


MYNC pres. Cr2 Live & Direct Radio Show #058 (Incl. Dyro Guest Mix)


01. CLMD (Carl Louis & Martin Danielle) – Black Eyes & Blue [UpNorth]
02. Avicii feat. Salem Al Fakir – Silhouettes [Le7els]
03. Nervo – You’re Gonna Love Again (MYNC ‘Stadium’ Mix) [Virgin]

Beat My Day Live

04. Henrik B & Rudy – Leave A Light On [Axtone]
05. Kings of Tomorrow feat. Elzi Hall – Show Me [Defected]
06. Tiësto & Swanky Tunes feat. Ben McInerney – Make Some Noise [Musical Freedom]

07. Nari & Milani vs. Maurizio Gubellini – UP (Cristian Marchi Remix) [Cr2]
08. KenLou – What A Sensation [MAW]
09. MYNC – Stadium [Cr2] w/ Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime [Axtone] (MYNC’s Reboot)
10. Laidback Luke, Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Trilogy [Mixmash] w/ Denzal Park – Nammos [Cr2]
11. The Only – Drag Me Down (Nari & Milani Remix) [Downright]
12. Firebeatz – Ah Yeah [White]
13. Lee Cabrera vs. Thomas Gold – Shake It (DJ PP ‘Ibiza 2012′ Mix) [Cr2]
14. Pryda – You [Virgin]
15. Avicii vs. Nicky Romero – Nicktim [Mixmash]
16. Steve Angello – Knas [Size] w/ Sean Miller & Daniel Dubb – Sinnerman [Toolroom]
17. Laidback Luke feat. Chuckie & Martin Solveig – 1234 [Mixmash]
18. Mario Fischetti – Dope [Cr2]
19. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It (Norman Doray Remix) [Ultra]
20. Pnau – Everybody (Denzal Park Remix) [Onelove]
21. The Joy Formidable – A Heavy Abacus (Qulinez Remix) [Big Beat]

Dyro Guest Mix

22. Dyro – Methaphor [Revealed] w/ Fatboy Slim – Praise You (Fedde Le Grand Bootleg) [White] (Hardwell Mashup)
23. Mord Fustang – Windwaker [Plasmapool] w/ Afrojack & Shermanology – Can’t Stop Me (Acappella) [Wall]
24. Bingo Players – Rattle (Dyro Remix) [Ministry Of Sound]
25. Dyro & Jacob van Hage – EMP [Smash The House] w/ Afrojack & Steve Aoki feat. Miss Palmer – No Beef (Acappella) [Wall]
26. Hardwell & Dannic – Kontiki (Dyro Remix) [Revealed]
27. Dyro & Ansol – Top Of The World [Wall]
28. Dyro & Rene Kuppens – Raid [Revealed]

/Jesper & Anton