With Pete Tong singing his praises courtesy of his previously unveiled first remix of the track, R3hab takes his second turn on Calvin Harris and Example’s ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’, honoring the recent Electric Daisy Carnival that saw close to 400 000 people gather at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the course of three days in the process. Despite more closely associated with grinding Electro House, R3hab takes a gentler approach to his third and likely not final remix of Calvin Harris. Far more reminiscent of the original, Fadil el Ghoul exercises his penchant for high-pitched, summer-y melodies for a counterpart to his heavier-set, Pete Tong-approved first remix.
Due for release July 29.
In an attempt to follow up their widely underrated remix of Those Usual Suspects’ ‘Give It To Me‘, Liverpool duo Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala continue their onslaught of synth-laden remixes with a freshly released second installment on Onelove Recordings. Taking on the duty of remodelling Aussie sixsome Dirty Laundry’s ‘We Could Be One’, Whelan & Di Scala’s approach beckons that exact stadium-esque magic that the industry has continued to appraise them for. Lacing their characteristic, blissful leads on delicately layered melodies, their latest Onelove release may not top that of their aforementioned label debut but continues to flaunt their affinity for the Progressive realms of Dance music in yet another apt summer contender on their behalves.
A definite taste-maker in the tech house scene, Tomcraft’s Great Stuff Recordings’ ‘quality-over-quantity’ approach has never proven anything but a winning formula amidst the industry’s most lucrative state thus far. But however attempting to drop the ultimate soundtrack for the summer season, Great Stuff release episode four of their ”Grooves” compilation series, featuring a remarkable 14 tech-oriented cuts.
Blazing through a selection from the likes of Ant Brooks, Christian Cambas, NDKj, Sergio Fernandez amongst others, Italy’s Marco Lys unites with Hoxton Whores and Hurr for a Pleasurekraft-esque contribution. Teeming with chunky kicks and playful, vocal-sounding lead play, ‘Novosibirisk’ acts as something of a stellar asset to the Munich-based imprint’s latest offering, still leaving plenty of room for the Balearic groove of Rob Mirage’s ‘New Jack Funk’ and others to help make up one of Great Stuff’s most consistent compilations to date.
Further setting the tone for the summer season, Pete Tong drops his fifth and final ”Essential Selection” on BBC Radio 1 for June. Flashing back on last week’s BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend, Tong brings us the highlights of the live sets of Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia to accompany the regularly structured first hour of the show. Former chart-topper ‘Spectrum‘ by Zedd as well as the Dirty South remix of ‘Embrace Me‘ are given further air-time with Deniz Koyu’s ‘Bong‘ and Falcon’s remix of ‘New Lands‘ making their debut on the show and the current Beatport no.1 from Solomun getting chosen this week’s Essential New Tune.
Apart from parts of some of the more acclaimed sets at the Dance Stage of last weekend’s BBC festival, Tong drops the exclusive ‘one-and-only’ interview with the Swedish House Mafia talking about the reasons behind the breakup, Milton Keynes Bowl, Friends Arena and more.
Cedric Gervais – Molly [Spinnin] (Pete Tong Edit)
Zedd feat. Matthew Koma – Spectrum [Interscope]
John Dahlback feat. Urban Cone & Lucas Nord – Embrace Me (Dirty South Remix) [Phazing]
Deniz Koyu – Bong [Refune]
Groove Armada – Pull Up
Blood Diamonds feat. Grimes – Phone Sex [4AD]
Rune RK – Teacup
Dino Lenny vs. Hardrive – A DJ Deep Inside (Pirupa Remix) [Strictly Rhythm]
Jay Shepheard – Add Arp (Catz ‘n Dogz Remix) [Retrofit]
Psycatron & Secret Cinema – Loopwaffle (Psycatron Remix) [Inflyte]
ESSENTIAL CONTENDER 1
The 2 Bears – Banger (Eats Everything & Idiotproof ‘More Than Friends’ Remix) [Moda]
ESSENTIAL CONTENDER 2
The Japanese Popstars feat. Stephanie Dosen – Day Of Rest [Gung-Ho]
ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Solomun – Kackvogel [Watergate]
BBC RADIO 1 HACKNEY WEEKEND – CALVIN HARRIS HIGHLIGHTS
Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna – We Found Love [Island Def Jam]
Nicky Romero – Toulouse [Spinnin] w/ Daft Punk – Around The World (Acappella)
Michael Woods – Full Access [Fly Eye]
Avicii – Levels [LE7ELS]
Calvin Harris & Example – We’ll Be Coming Back [Sony]
Calvin Harris – Feel So Close [Sony]
Justice – New Lands (Falcon Remix) [Ed Banger]
BBC RADIO 1 HACKNEY WEEKEND – DAVID GUETTA HIGHLIGHTS
David Guetta feat. Chris Brown & Lil’ Wayne – I Can Only Imagine (David Guetta vs. Daddy’s Groove Remix) [FMIF]
Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) [Axtone]
David Guetta feat. Nicky Minaj – Turn Me On (Michael Calfan Remix) [FMIF]
Jacques Lu Cont – Underground [White]
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA INTERVIEW
BBC RADIO 1 HACKNEY WEEKEND – SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA HIGHLIGHTS
Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone [Phazing] w/ Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza [Virgin]
Steve Angello – Yeah (2012 Edit)
Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) [Axtone]
Nari & Milani – Atom [Size] w/ Leave The World Behind (Acappella) (Steve Angello Cut)
Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind) [Refune]
Alex Kenji – Blue Strobe Light [Toolroom] w/ Rob Adans – Abash [Work Machine] w/ Axwell feat. Errol Reid – Nothing But Love (Acappella) w/ The Knife – Silent Shout
Now a formative figure amid the rising armada of Scandinavian talents, Alesso will take to the decks as the nights very headliner as the world’s largest paint party returns to Miami after a year of touring. With eagerly awaited releases such as ‘Years‘ and ‘Clash‘ on the cards for the next few months, Alesso’s hectic touring across North America continues as he takes the headlining spot for this year’s Dayglow Miami. H will be joined by German fast-riser Deniz Koyu, who’s promised to premiere his remixes of Zedd’s ‘Spectrum’ and Miike Snow’s ‘Pretender’.
Edit: Track listings removed for now.
BBC Radio 1 have further solidified the fact that Swedish House Mafia have officially called it quits.
In an interview with BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong, the trio are officially coming clean about their breakup. While speculations as to why have swamped the web since the shocking announcement on the group’s website last Saturday, the official reason appear as simple as ”it felt like the right thing to do,” says Steve Angello.
While the past few years have seen Swedish House Mafia ascend to the status of a groundbreaking presence in modern Dance music, Axwell admits that they now have feel like they’ve pushed the boundaries as far as they could. ”We’ve always been about challenging ourselves and doing unexpected things. Maybe it’s time to do something different now. We didn’t want to end up repeating ourselves.”
Currently preparing themselves for the landmark performance at Milton Keynes Bowl in two weeks, three sold-out homecoming shows at Friends Arena in November and further worldwide dates set to be announced in August are to make up the final leg of the Swedish House Mafia journey. ”We’re gonna go out with a bang,” says Steve Angello.”We see this as the end of an amazing journey we’ve done as friends.”
Although the breakup is imminent, a recent EMI press release sent to us on Tuesday, June 26th, reveals that they will continue to make music together, making for the fact that the announcement will, for now, only result in no more Swedish House Mafia tours.
Listen to ”Don’t You Worry Child” HERE.
Update (11:51 PM CET 27/6): The exclusive 11 minute interview with Pete Tong saw the trio confirm the aforementioned facts, adding that they have a whopping 28 unfinished productions, the fact that there will be a farewell single as well as their thoughts on the Milton Keynes Bowl show and their three homecoming performances at Friends Arena in November.
Listen to the complete interview again:
Fan-made video tribute for your ultimate dose of Swedish House Mafia nostalgia:
Source: BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat
Appearing as the first official release since his remix of Adrian Lux’s ‘Fire‘, this gorgeous concoction that saw its premiere during Jeremy Olander’s set at the Pryda Friends stage at Creamfields last year is at last about to see its final release as the Swede’s fourth official remix. With the original’s soothing, downtempo style at his mercy, Olander takes a melodic approach to Glenn Morrison’s ‘Mine & Yours’ for his arguably best work to date. Adding canorous lead play and his dark, characteristically crafted basslines to gracefully complement Elise’s indie-like vocal, Olander’s take on Morrison not only makes the celebration of the 100th release off Morrison Recordings all the more special but proves there is at the very least one producer dexterous enough to follow in the footsteps of fellow mentor Eric Prydz.
The Jeremy Olander remix will be released on July 11.
Beatport chart toppers and unfathomable musical moments aside, young Aussie House outfit Feenixpawl have received something of an industrious epiphany since the eruption of their breakthrough Axtone release ‘In My Mind’. To celebrate hitting the 25,000 fan mark on Facebook, the duo dish out another supreme vocal club moment in the form of a free download of their remix duties for Ellie Goulding’s ‘Lights’.
Extending the same magic that saw Max Vangeli and AN21 champion her divine topline for their take on ‘Starry Eyed’, Feenixpawl drive a firm Progressive backbone of clean melodic leads to bring the British pop sensation’s beautiful voice back to club land once again. As a comprehensive indicator of the purer energy that the controversial club/pop crossover can conjure, those in fear of the Aussie duo becoming yet another one hit wonder of modern Dance music need look no further for proof of their promising studio stamina.
Words by Dan Carter
Having barely left off from Dirty South’s remix of his recent Phazing single ‘Embrace Me‘, John Dahlback touches down on Ministry of Sound to take on letthemusicplay’s ‘Don’t Weigh Me Down’.
As highlighted in his recent collection of exclusive previews set to drop throughout 2012, Dahlback’s poignant melodic progressions and typically intense beats play particularly well against the soulful stylings of mysterious collaborative asset Until The Ribbon Breaks. As one of the many club gems still on the cards for John throughout the year, the emotive edge and refined energy of his remix of ‘Don’t Weigh Me Down’ is an emblematic vision of the quality set to ensue from this long serving Swedish House veteran for the remainder of the year.
Words by Dan Carter
Already an essential gem amid the sets and mixes of the techno legend that is Carl Cox, Sydney’s Joe Brunning returns to Eric Powell’s long-standing Bush Records to follow up the recent vocal take on Gabriel Den’s ‘Beat The Drums’ with an official release of the sought-after ‘Now Let Me See You Work’. The heavy support it’s mustered over these past few months aside, ‘Now Let Me See You Work’s thick and infectious drum lines, a distinctive element of a typical Brunning production, accompanied by its attitude-filled vocal line courtesy of Elle Zed indicate that as far as hotly tipped Techno contenders are concerned, the Aussie’s latest release is unquestionably one of anthemic proportions.