Browsing all articles from april, 2013

Long-serving Dutchman Sander van Doorn and Spinnin’ Records darlings DubVision join forces with American duo Mako to reveal the name of their much talked about collaboration as ‘Into The Light’, formerly known as the mysterious, unidentified song that has appeared in Sander van Doorn’s sets of late.

This newschool/oldschool affair of poignant synth play and soft vocals from Los Angeles singer Mariana Bell marks one of the stronger contenders for the Miami seasons.

Out on Beatport

With acclaimed remixes for the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga and Miike Snow under his belt, Thomas Gold marks his return with a take on OneRepublic’s latest single, ‘Feel Again’.

As officially premiered on his Essential Mix debut, Gold’s latest remix sees him extend his drum-heavy stylings and finely tuned synth play towards the vocal work of OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder. Bridging the gap between electronic pop and that festival proof Progressive House without bending to the ranks of cheesiness, this uplifting remix proves itself a solid mark of musical maturity from a man well accustomed to high-end remix duties.


Between the collaborative outing ‘Reason’ alongside Nervo and his ceaseless touring exploits, 2012 was a whirlwind year for Australia’s Anthony Maniscalco. But never one to bow at times of universal attention, Hook N Sling ups the ante for his inaugural release of 2013, ‘Don’t You Know’.

Showcasing a thick skinned array of grinding beats while embracing the melodic stylings we all know and love about Hook N Sling, ‘Don’t You Know’ comes soaked in that unmistakable Hook N Sling charm that has established Maniscalco as something of a beacon to the dance movement down-under.

Out on Beatport

Still on a high from his landmark debut studio album ‘Speed Of Life’, Dirty South continues his recent spree of success with a remix for Owsla-signed dubstep threesome Monsta’s upcoming single, ‘Messiah’. Extending on the magic that has made him one of the more recognized remixers over the past few years, Dirty South adds a bed of uplifting synths to vocalist Skaar’s sinewy voice, replacing the dubstep stylings of the original with that of his own, anthemic instrumental builds.

Out now on Beatport

Off the back of remixes for the likes of Deadmau5, Panama and Kris Menace, Danish producer Kölsch, more commonly known as Rune RK, makes a long-awaited return to the original production front with a new two-track EP for Kompakt.

From the intimate melodies and subtle grooves of “GoldFisch” right through to the scattered melodic spots and traditional low-end undertones of ”Zig” – his humble abode to the German friend that first got him into the world of electronic music – there is something inherently effortless and sincere in Kölsch’s approach that leads the ‘Speicher 75′ EP with unmistakable soul.

Out today on Beatport.

Dutch festival regulars Laidback Luke and Hardwell combine forces for a new original release on Luke’s Mixmash Records in the form of ‘Dynamo’. Flipping from bright synths to overpowered low-end riffage and standalone lead play, the seething attitude of ‘Dynamo’ mirrors the high-octane sound scope club that this double-barrelled collaborative effort has invariably perfected. Far from an echo of the tediously popular Electro House stylings, Laidback Luke and Hardwell make formative festival fuel of this latest stern mark for Mixmash.

Out today on Beatport.

As officially premiered during David Guetta’s performance at Ultra Music Festival on Sunday, Dirty Dutch maestro Chuckie and Canadian duo Julian Dzeko and Luis Torres join forces on the release of ‘Down To This’.

Showcasing the high-energy stylings to which Dirty Dutch calls its speciality, ‘Down To This’ exceeds the stereotypes with burly drum work and booming bass coupled with shrill synths. Setting the bar high for the imminent spree of contenders for the festival season, ‘Down To This’ plays as a reminder to Chuckie’s penchant for peak-time tracks while affirmatively pointing the world towards the next generation of talented producers.

Out today on Beatport.

Hot on the heels from two three-track EP’s for Deadmau5’s Mau5trap Recordings, Scottish electro crusader Nom De Strip re-unites with Toronto peer Hatiras for round six of their collaborative affair with ‘Nippleodeon’ following last year’s ‘Saucy’. Rallying scattered bleeps, rerunning vocal chants and swift tones buzzing in the background, ‘Nippleodeon’ fits well with the forward-thinking sound scope that Chris Lake’s Rising Music imprint has continued to champion, placing minimalistic electro house against a strong tropical backdrop.

Out today on Beatport.

Fresh off the release of ‘Long Way From Home’ alongside Sultan and Ned Shepard, Dutch heavyweight Fedde Le Grand is back with a slamming, new record in the form of ‘Rockin’ N’ Rollin”. Tried and tested at Ultra Music Festival in Miami last month, ‘Rockin’ N’ Rollin’ sees the Dutch DJ and producer turn his back to the heavier side of dance music. Decked in whirling synths, pulsing beat work and the usual twists and turns of a Fedde Le Grand-branded production, ‘Rockin’ N’ Rollin” looks to cater for the bigger sound systems that the global festival overhaul has made so readily available to artists new and old of late.

Out today on Beatport.

As far as British house assets are concerned, few artists have touched on the same continuous streak of brilliance as Toolroom’s leading hit monger Mark Knight. Still ablaze from ‘Ten’ with Sander van Doorn, the long-awaited release of ‘Your Love’, formerly known as ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’, sees Knight bring his A-Game once again. Sampling the lyrics of Kylie Minogue’s 2001 hit with the same name in a mix of chunky tech house and bass-laden deep house, ‘Your Love’ reels in the exotic poolside appeal that Toolrom have become all-too adept in providing amid their global romps.

Out today on Beatport.