With a number one spot on Billboard’s Dance chart under it’s belt, Chicago trio Krewella’s latest hit single ‘Alive’ returns to the limelight courtesy of affirmative remix duties from Dutch heavyweight Hardwell. Used as the opening track in last night’s episode of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, Hardwell’s take on ‘Alive’ sees the Revealed Recordings flag bearer add high-octane drops to the original’s uplifting melodies and catchy vocals, creating a version suitable for the bigger sound systems.
Stay tuned for the release date.
Despite the cold weather and depressing output of reality TV, there are still a few reasons left for the UK to show a little pride when it comes to national assets. With diamond-like precision, Alex Metric and Stuart Price, also known as Jacques Lu Cont have raised the bar where forward-thinking dance music is concerned. But given a world premiere spin by Annie Mac on BBC Radio One last night, the two Brits combine forces to unveil their new collaborative effort, ‘Safe With You’. Rallying fast twitching melodic play, coarse undertones and a seductive vocal line from Malin Dahlström of Niki & The Dove, ‘Safe With You’ pays further testament to the duo’s ability to master several different sound scopes.
The release date is yet to be announced.
After the free release of the title track last week, Sydney-based French Express regular Isaac Tichauer hits back with a free download of the full five-track EP. Rife with rigid beats and warm melodics throughout, his ‘Take Over You EP’ is a collection of the smooth chords and sophisticated bass grooves that Tichauer has become a beacon to. With the ‘hands in the air’ moments now so commonly associated with electronic music, there is evidently still time for the calm and collected movements that Tichauer does all too well if this EP is anything to go by.
Leaping from strength-to-strength with tactically tuned studio cuts, versatile Swedish producer Jeremy Olander continues to impress with his remix duties for a track off of Amsterdam-based duo 16 Bit Lolitas’ latest studio album. In a flutter of melodic swirls and driving beat work, Olander’s take on ‘Chant A Tune’ plays to the Swede’s strengths and invokes the feeling of being at your most euphoric in a festival crowd of thousands.
Due out May 20th.
erhaps better known for his work as half of Tonite Only or behind the scenes producing for the likes of Pnau, Nelly Furtado and Gwen Stefani, Sam Littlemore is back with his first Sam La More single since 2011’s ‘Paradise’, entitled ‘Adrenaline’. Ducking and diving into an array of melodic moments, Sam La More pits Gary Go’s vocals against acoustic guitar riffs and infectious synth play. While the world continues to conspire over the accession of radio-friendly dance music, the notable quality of Littlemore’s production assets alongside Gary Go’s vocal stylings make for a sound instalment of vocal dance music for the masses.
Out now on iTunes.
Still a Friday night dictator of the latest and greatest in dance music, Pete Tong is back with another jam-packed episode of the Essential Selection. Kicking things off with Hardwell’s remix of Krewella and Sander van Doorn’s new single, ‘Neon’, the remode mix of Axwell’s ‘Center Of The Universe’ and new music from Knife Party, Daddy’s Groove and Fehrplay round out the first leg of last night’s show. Riva Starr is on hand with a three-track selection for this week’s goody-goodies segment, Martin Solveig is featured in Pete Tong’s Hall Of Fame and Francesco Rossi’s ‘Paper Aeroplane’ had the honors of nabbing the title of this week’s Essential New Tune.
A big show by anyone’s standard, but last night’s show was really all about Tong’s much talked about interview with Daft Punk from Coachella. Referred to as the record they ‘always wanted to do’, the French titans discuss the creative process of their upcoming album ‘Random Access Memories’, replacing machines with live instruments and much more.
Krewella – Alive (Hardwell Remix) [Ultra]
Sander van Doorn – Neon [Doorn]
Daddy’s Groove & Dino – Walking On Air [Spinnin]
Knife Party – LRAD [Earstorm]
Fehrplay – Phantom [Pryda Friends]
Axwell – Center Of The Universe (Remode Mix)
GOODY-GOODIES WITH RIVA STARR
Riva Starr – Kill Me [Snatch!]
Blue Mondays – Sometimes (Test Remix)
Chube.Ka & The Deepshakerz – Let The Rhythm
Hot Natured – Reverse Skydiving (Shadow Child Remix) [Hot Creations]
Sinead Harnett – Got Me [Black Butter]
Johnny Mikes feat. Michael B – Darkness Energy [Lower East]
PETE TONG HALL OF FAME: MARTIN SOLVEIG
Martin Solveig – Rocking Music
Martin Solveig & The Cataracs feat. Kyle – Hey Now
Catz ‘N Dogz & KiNK – Good Love [Dirtybird]
LAST WEEK’S ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Breach & Ron Costa – Let’s Uri/Jack (Eats Rebeef)
ESSENTIAL NEW TUNE
Francesco Rossi – Paper Aeroplane
DAFT PUNK INTERVIEW
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – Get Lucky
Daft Punk – Voyager
Mike Mago – The Show [Spinnin]
Pete Oak – The Cheater [Petfood]
Jamie Jones – Moan & Groan
Ramon Tapia – I Call It Bass [Skint]
FUTURE STARS WITH BICEP
Bicep – Vision Of Love (C2 Edit) [KMS]
Bicep & Simian Mobile Disco – Sacrifice [Delicacies]
Rocker’s Revenge – Walking On Sunshine (Groove Armada’s Tracker’s Revenge Mix)
Just Be – Don’t Make Me Wait
Michel Cleis – Hey Lady Luck [Crecimiento]
Negru – Young Man [Wow]
Mark Fanciulli – Presets [Saved]
If the past decade is any indication, Axel Hedfors, best known as Axwell, is by all accounts a dance music icon of the highest calibre. Be it his widely known perfectionism or simply his vast creativity and uncanny sense for what’s a hit and what’s not, but an Axwell production has never had any problems in finding its spot amongst the créme de la créme of club music anthems.
But more than three years in the waiting, Ax ups the ante to preview the remode version of his eagerly-anticipated solo outing ‘Center Of The Universe’, the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Heart Is King’. As given a world premiere spin on tonight’s episode of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, the remode of ‘Center Of The Universe’ sees Axwell well in his element with a mix of resonant melodies and the renowned top line courtesy of Swedish singer-songwriter Magnus Carlson, replacing the original’s blissful synth work to create a slightly heavier-set version.
Stay tuned for the release date. The full music video will be premiered May 21st.
Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s acclaimed collaboration ‘Reload’ was undeniably one of the leaders among last year’s Progressive House anthems. In its original form, those captivating synth lines and creaseless breaks made for one of the essential moments of any reputable DJ set, marking that Ingrosso and Trash was a match made in heaven as far as the club floor was concerned.
Close to six months down the line from its instrumental release, ‘Reload’ is given an extended shelf life courtesy of the vocal talents of famed Swedish House Mafia vocalist John Martin. Officially premiered as an Essential New Tune on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, the new, sing-along friendly version of ‘Reload’ is sure to be music to the ears of those who craved a vocal cut or simply missed it first time around.
Out today on iTunes.
A staple in his sets over the past several months, Tiësto releases his sought-after remix duties for Showtek and Noisecontrollers’ recently released collaborative effort for Owsla Records, ‘Get Loose’. Bringing the tempo down from 140 to more common electro house territory, Tiësto’s remix keeps much of the original’s cataclysmic drops and high-octane synth play intact while adding a sizeable proportion of the stadium-proof magic now associated with the Dutch heavyweight.
Out today on Beatport
You don’t need us to remind you that Holland is looking pretty stellar as far as its contributions to the dance music industry are concerned. Maybe it was something in the water, but even the kids are giving its fair share of veterans a run for their money. Returning to Spinnin’ Records, Dutch youngsters Martin Garrix and TV Noise combine forces for ‘Just Some Loops’. Turning their heads for the heavier side of dance music yet again, ‘Just Some Loops’ sees the trio showcase a mixture of wobbly electro house and melodic interludes.
Out May 31st.
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