Browsing all articles from mars, 2013

Keeping with the tradition of showing a new side of his sound with each release, Turkish producer Ummet Ozcan has once again hit the nail on the head with ‘Here & Now’. With ‘The Code’ and ‘The Box’ still doing the rounds, ‘Here & Now’ sees Ozcan up his game with a track that follows in the refreshing festival stylings of said single releases. Showcasing a minimalistic sound scope of booming bass and glitchy, standalone lead play, ‘Here & Now’ is as thoroughly impressive as it is indicative of the true potential of high-octance dance music done right.

Out today on Beatport.

Hot on the heels from the hotly discussed Generation Wild Tour across the U.S. alongside Deniz Koyu, Mikael Weermets and Danny Avila, New York’s dBerrie returns to Fedde Le Grand and Funkerman’s Flamingo Recordings for his third release on the label in ‘Zenith’.

Already boasting the seal of approval from David Guetta, ‘Zenith’ digresses from the synth-laden sound scope that has pervaded his two previous Flamingo releases for a hard-hitting track of glitchy and grainy Electro House.

Out today on Beatport.

Close to eight months after its premiere at Belgium’s renowned Tomorrowland festival, Dutch juggernaut Nicky Romero has finally released his highly-anticipated fourth single on his own Protocol Recordings following last year’s ‘Like Home’ with Nervo.

Jumping between heavy beats and toe-tapping string work, ‘Symphonica’ portrays an all-out affair of grinding Electro House and live-recorded, orchestral break-downs, creating a pairing of muscle and melodics that compliment each other with a sense of unified energy.

Out today on Beatport.

Having ascended the industry ladder considerably throughout 2012, Germany’s Deniz Koyu makes his hotly anticipated return to Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune Records imprint to follow up festival favorite ‘Bong’.

First premiered on Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour last year, ‘Rage’ plays the peak time sensibilities we expect from Koyu close to heart, using rhythmic progressions and an adrenaline fuelled climax of grinding leads to seal yet another fine example of Dance music fit for the club floor and festival circuit alike.

Out today on Beatport.

When France’s most hotly tipped 18-year-old joined one of the finest English singers on offer, the outcome was never going to be mediocre. That is very much the theme for the resulting track from Madeon’s production prowess and Ellie Goulding’s unmistakably sweet voice. In a flutter of whirling sounds, ‘Stay Awake’ sees Madeon match Goulding’s vocals with a happy drum and bass formula to create something of an unexpected digression from their individual signature sounds.

Following it’s limited release on the Tesco edition of Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’ album’, ‘Stay Awake’ is out today on Beatport.

After years of avid anticipation and a stint of clever marketing, Parisian electro icons Daft Punk has unveiled that their hotly anticipated fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, will be released on May 21st. Confirmed for release on Columbia Records, the album will feature collaborations from Nile Rodgers and Giorgio Moroder among others, providing an eclectic 13-track extension of their inspirational reign upon electronic music.

Pre-order the album now on iTunes.

Update: Another 15-second commercial, featuring music from the album, has been released. Also, vinyl and CD pre-order is now available on the album’s newly launched website,

Words by Dan Carter

Having respectively scaled the less saturated ranks of global club culture, British underground stalwarts BICEP unite with Irish nu-house producer Ejeca for a summer-seeking freebie entitled “You”. True to its sub-title, Ejeca’s piano version leads with candid keys and steady grooves throughout, using warm melodic digressions to spark a stern benchmark in this collective’s guise over modern house music. We may not quite be at the season of sun kissed clubbing, but “You” remains a vital aural harmonizer enroute what promises to be an active season for these fine UK talents.


Still on a high from remixing the vocal version of Rune RK’s ‘Teacup’ for Spinnin’ Records, Haitian Phazing protégé Michael Brun returns to remix duties to give us his take on one of the singles off Dirty South’s recent debut album, ‘Speed Of Life’.

Using his signature progressive sound scope, Brun swaps the U2-like instrumental of ‘Your Heart’ for a whirlwind of melodic leads, utilizing the soft, rock-edged vocals of Joe Gil with a crescendo of caressing synths.

Out now on iTunes.
(Worldwide release coming soon)

After the success of weekend one, Ultra Music Festival is back streaming live from the second weekend of the acclaimed Miami festival’s 2013 edition courtesy of UMF TV and YouTube for those unable to make the journey to the Florida city. Having kicked off last week with a blazing three-day event at Bayfront Park, the second weekend will once again summon fans from across the globe to sample the globes finest Electronic exports across seven stages.

Current time in Miami –

15:00 (3:00 PM) – Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano (Main Stage)
15:50 (3:50 PM) – Modestep Live (Live Stage)
16:20 (4:20 PM) – Dash Berlin (Mega Structure)
16:50 (4:50 PM) – Azealia Banks (Live Stage)
17:10 (5:10 PM) – Bingo Players (Main Stage)
17:55 (5:55 PM) – Major Lazer (Live Stage)
18:20 (6:20 PM) – Sander van Doorn (Main Stage )
19:00 (7:00 PM) – Dirty South (Main Stage)
19:30 (7:30 PM) – Armin van Buuren (Mega Structure)
20:15 (8:15 PM) – Alesso (Main Stage)
21:00 (9:00 PM) – Ferry Corsten (Mega Structure)
21:30 (9:30 PM) – Swedish House Mafia (Main Stage)

Just one notch shy of their landmark 100th release, Size Records employ the returning talents of German club bandit Moguai for his latest single “Champs”. Officially premiered by Michael Woods for Pete Tong’s Essential Selection show, the follow-up to 2011’s “We Want Your Soul” rallies ‘Better Off Alone’-like hallmarks from the modern progressive playbooks, juxtaposing low-end maneuvers and warm synth work to the avail of another tempered track of club and festival proof grandeur.

Out today on Beatport.