Browsing all articles from februari, 2013

Well over a year after the release of the original version through Chris Lake’s Rising Music label, Tommy Trash’s ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’ returns for round two with a four-piece remix package for Deadmau5’s Mau5trap Recordings.

Calling upon the likes of Tom Staar, Nom De Strip, Zero Hero, and Tommy Trash himself, ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’ is given an extended shelf life courtesy of this eclectic collection of electro-laden remixes.

Out March 4th.

With Pete Tong singing his praises on the airwaves of BBC Radio One, rising Haitian production force Michael Brun comes out with his re-interpretation of the vocal mix of Rune RK’s ‘Teacup’, entitled ‘Power Of You And Me’.

Flipping from the beautiful string work of the original and Andreas Moe’s radio-friendly vocals to an emotive canvas of rising melodic leads, Brun sets a high precedent for things to come in 2013 from the Phazing Records protégé.

Out now on Beatport.

Dutch Progressive Trance visionary turned Electro House monger Jochen Miller continues his spree of original releases for Be Yourself Music with his second release of the year in the form of ‘Attic’.

Ascending from poignant melodic stylings into an all-out Electro affair of swift chord work, ‘Attic’ marks a fitting follow-up to ‘Damnit’ and a notable contender for the Miami season.

Out March 18th.

Celebrating the 100th release of Boysnoize Records, genre-defying German Boys Noize calls upon such esteemed and long-serving producers as Justice and The Chemical Brothers to remix two tracks from his latest album.

While Justice embrace their downtempo mindset for a smooth remix of thoroughbred Electronica in their take on ‘Ich R U’, The Chemical Brothers stay true to Ridha’s original work of ‘XTC’ with a continuous wave of gritty electro.

The vinyl release is slated for March 18th. The digital release date is yet to be announced.

Holland’s Roul and Doors follow-up 2012’s “Elements” alongside Franky Rizardo for Revealed Recordings with their first release of 2013 for Flamingo Recordings entitled “Melody in Harmony”. Always found pursuing the trail of tribalesque house with a peak time twist, the duo’s fusion of ethnic grooves and scattered leads pits a harmonious middle-ground between their earlier work for Defected and the big room capabilities now readily available to their experimental sound. With a host of solo and collaborative landmarks already in the pipeline for 2013, Roul and Doors remain an eclectic mark of hope on the Dutch house skyline.

Out today on Beatport.

Words by Dan Carter

As first premiered on the latest episode of David Guetta’s weekly radio show, Canadian duo Dzeko & Torres follow up their recent collaboration alongside Jus Jack with a free download of a new original track of theirs titled ‘AMP’.

While chugging Electro riffs may have been on the widespread agenda for a while now, the considerable attitude of their valiant low-end canvas of screeching leads and robotically refined melodics is fairly unfamiliar and provisionally impressive.

Download ‘AMP’ free of charge on Dzeko & Torres’ fan page.

From the ninth of January through February 26th, producers from across the globe participated to form the world’s largest collaborative production in Dance music history. Divided into five parts, the 48-day-long feat saw well over 4000 people from 140 countries contribute with melodies, basslines, beats, breaks and effects, of which Avicii and the At Night team hand-picked a select and stellar few that was then voted upon by fans of the Swede.

Ultimately, the work of Kian Sang, Naxsy DJ-Compositeur, Martin Kupilas, ВahЯ ХakcИ, Jonathan Madray, Mateusz Kolata and Christian Westphalen received the highest number of votes, resulting in having their submissions part of the final product. Produced and assembled by Avicii, the resulting track, aptly titled ‘X You’, goes in the same vein of the uplifting, synth-laden sound scope that he has become synonymous with throughout his recording career.

Out today on iTunes.

With Norway promptly catching up on its industry-leading neighbours, the country’s leading Progressive export Carl Louis and Martin Danielle return to remix duties with a strong take on Arty’s current Beatport #3, ‘Together We Are’.

Rife with the light, euphoric synths that pervaded last year’s acclaimed ‘Black Eyes & Blue’, the Norwegian duo’s poignant remix brings a key driven emphasis to their signature melodic developments. Aptly set for release on March 18th through Big Beat Records, CLMD add yet another Progressive House gem to their arsenal for the Miami Music Week.

Out March 18th as part of the official remix package.

Fresh footed and rife from a whirlwind year for both respective beat smiths, Maceo Plex and Miguel Campbell take on remix duties for Butch’s long-awaited single ‘Highbeams’ for Jamie Jones and Lee Foss’ Hot Creations imprint.

Packing the same hypnotic ambience and melodically refined elements that have championed him to the ranks of House master and beyond, Maceo Plex’s remix sets the precedent for things to come to a stunning high for 2013. For the B-side, Miguel Campbell complements Benjamin Franklin’s seductive vocals with his signature deep and minimalistic stylings for yet another soulful instalment from the master of unpretentious music with a sexy disposition.

Out now on Beatport.

Having already forged several summer anthems under their profound collaborative guise, Colombian House cartel turned global genre ambassador Erick Morillo and his like minded peers Harry Romero and Jose Nunez return to release the next instalment on Subliminal Records, ‘My Melody’.

Pitting swelling synth play alongside the sinewy vocal stylings of Shawnee Taylor, the familiar key work and rising leads that have struck such promising notes for their past exploits are on hand to mark a winning formula for their inaugural release of the new year. On the flip, Morillo and Romero get deeper to give ‘My Melody’ a poolside version with the ‘Dirty Mix’, fittingly released in time for the Miami season.

Out today on Beatport.