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With ‘The Code’ alongside Ummet Ozcan still doing the rounds, Dutch duo Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der Harst, professionally known as W&W, return with a preview of their follow-up single, aptly titled ‘Thunder’. Extending on the magic of said Revealed Recordings release and already seeing plays from the likes of Hardwell, ‘Thunder’ hits the nail on the head where festival-friendly music is concerned and continues the duo’s spree of high-octane releases suited for a big venue setting.

Out May 20th.

Straying away from the characteristically euphoric sound now synonymous with the young Russian genre-bender, Arty marks his return to considerably heavier-set grounds, combining forces with Libya-born Nadia Ali and BT for ‘Must Be The Love’.

Led by an undeniably enchanting top line, Artem Stolyarov and BT flex their instrumental muscles to match the penetrating voice of Ali with emotive energy throughout. While the mixture of soothing chords and Ali’s voice fit the Armada Music brand of blatant club fuel with little hesitation, it is the drop’s churning sound that drives ‘Must Be The Love’ into a league of its own.

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A lot has changed on the popular music scene since Sting released ‘If I Ever Lose My Faith In You’ some 20 years ago. But in a tribute to the longserving British musician, the 50-year-old legend that is Carl Cox remixes The Scumfrog’s take on the ‘93 classic for a pace-setting 21st century remodel.

Ditching the original’s downtempo stylings for a 126BPM breeze over the timeless top line, Cox leads with relative consistency and stays somewhat true to the original qualities that made ‘If I Ever Lose My Faith In You’ such a coming-of-age classic. While the general consensus remains that the work of Sting should be left untouched, Cox’s nod to the 60-year-old Sting should be music to the ears of those who feared that Cox’s production dexterity had slipped over his many years on the beat.

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With the Pete Tong-approved ‘Black Eyes & Blue‘ under their belts, longstanding Norwegian tandem Carl Louis and Martin Danielle return to make their debut installment on Amsterdam label group Armada Music. Back on remix duty after their take on GusGus ‘Within You‘, the Scandinavian duo takes on Stockholm producer Mike Shiver’s latest original.

In the same vein as their latest remix, their version of ‘Still Here’ builds a canvas of tactful drum work around London singer Bo Bruce’s delightful top line for yet another heartfelt brew of emotive chords and summerish appeal. With further exploits for their newly launched Up North Recordings on the way, 2012 continues to indicate that as far as promising European DJ and production outfits are concerned, Carl Louis and Martin Danielle appear well and truly at the forefront.

Mike Shiver – Still Here (Carl Louis & Martin Danielle Remix) [Armada Music] – Beatport Link

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Finnish duo Marcus Maison and Will Dragen continue to digress from the sound that made their name. Returning to Armin van Buuren’s Armada Music label following on from the release of ‘Excalibur’, Maison & Dragen present their forthcoming seventh installment on sub label Zouk Recordings. Flipping from an intense build of blistering chords somewhat reminiscent of their earlier Zouk cuts to a significantly more distorted sound, ‘Wet Dreams’ picks up on the more club-friendly appeal we were missing in their recently released underrated remix of Martin Solveig’s ‘The Night Out‘.

‘Wet Dreams’ is due to be released on May 21st via Zouk Recordings.

Maison & Dragen – Wet Dreams

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19-year-old Jordy von Egmond has proven an impressively capable young addition to the Dutch stronghold over Electronic Dance Music. Already a firm favourite on Hardwell’s Revealed imprint, his diverse cuts can already be found doing the rounds at festivals and on radio shows across the globe, suggesting that despite his age Dyro has done a lot of catching up amid his rise to the new school’s finest.

Taking on Brasil’s Arjonas and Chris Jones’ firm Armada outing ‘Love Comes In Colours’, Egmond proves there is an extended dexterity to his ambitious studio output. Firmly establishing an Electro House persuasion from the outlet of its momentous drop, the high-end leads and ecstatic chord play that make up the rise and fall of this sizable remix mark a breath of fresh air into an already imminently impressive cut. With early support from Hardwell from his ‘On Air’ radio show, this is one potent offering for the esteemed Armada imprint that is not to be ignored.

Arjonas & Chris Jones – Love Comes In Colours (Dyro Dub Remix) [Armada Music] – Beatport Link

Arjonas & Chris Jones – Love Comes In Colors (Dyro Dub Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

19-year-old Jordy von Egmond has proven an impressively capable young addition to the Dutch stronghold over Electronic Dance Music. Already a firm favourite on Hardwell’s Revealed imprint, his diverse cuts can already be found doing the rounds at festivals and on radio shows across the globe, suggesting that despite his age Dyro has done a lot of catching up amid his rise to the new school’s finest.

Taking on Brasil’s Arjonas and Chris Jones’ firm Armada outing ‘Love Comes In Colours’, Egmond proves there is an extended dexterity to his ambitious studio output. Firmly establishing an Electro House persuasion from the outlet of its momentous drop, the high-end leads and ecstatic chord play that make up the rise and fall of this sizable remix mark a breath of fresh air into an already imminently impressive cut. With early support from Hardwell from his ‘On Air’ radio show, this is one potent offering for the esteemed Armada imprint that is not to be ignored.

The Dyro remix of ‘Love Comes In Colours’ is out February 13th via Armada.

Arjonas & Chris Jones – Love Comes In Colors (Dyro Dub Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Whilst still thriving thoroughly from the successful releases of Hi Scandinavia and Svenska on Zouk Recordings, Matisse & Sadko have undubitably made their mark on dance music aristocracy. Specialized in beats and progressions suitable for nothing but the main room, the originality of these two Russian brothers, Alexander and Yury Parkhomenko, has helped them successfully spear the most impenetrable of barriers along with the ascent of their highly-supported repertoire. Now returning to the prestigious Armada Music of Armin van Buuren to release their third and most likely not final release on the well-known label group, the Russian duo unveil a third single to join the Axtone-signed Trio with Arty and The Legend, with Swanky Tunes, on the list of sought-after, new Matisse & Sadko records likely to see their dominant periods in 2012.

Like a set weapon of dancefloor filling capacity, the dark hybrid that is Amulet recently emerged after a premiere on Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show. Similar to the grooming of the aforementioned triumphs, Amulet is a genuine brew of a mysterious chant that you would expect from the Scandinavian Lapps, extended, symphonic notes and dominant rolling sounds, tipped by a perfectly pitched trance synth loop, the newest single from Matisse & Sadko appears as a track any drove of fist-pumping club music heads would joyfully bear.

Matisse & Sadko – Amulet [Pilot 6 / Armada Music] – Beatport Link

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Whilst still thriving thoroughly from the successful releases of Hi Scandinavia and Svenska on Zouk Recordings, Matisse & Sadko have undubitably made their mark on dance music aristocracy. Specialized in beats and progressions suitable for nothing but the main room, the originality of these two Russian brothers, Alexander and Yury Parkhomenko, has helped them successfully spear the most impenetrable of barriers along with the ascent of their highly-supported repertoire. Now returning to the prestigious Armada Music of Armin van Buuren to preview their third and most likely not final release on the well-known label group, the Russian duo unveil a third single to join the Axtone-signed Trio with Arty and The Legend, with Swanky Tunes, on the list of sought-after, unreleased Matisse & Sadko outputs.

Like a set weapon of dancefloor filling capacity, the dark hybrid that is Amulet recently emerged after a premiere on Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show. Similar to the grooming of the aforementioned triumphs, Amulet is a genuine brew of a mysterious chant that you would expect from Scandinavia’s Lapps, extended, symphonic notes and dominant rolling sounds, tipped by a perfectly pitched trance synth loop, the newest single from Matisse & Sadko appears as a pacemaker any drove of fist-pumping club music heads would joyfully bear.

‘Amulet’ is set for release on December 19th.

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As part of EDX’s No Xcuses compilation on Armada MusicJohn Dahlback and Henrik B join forces for Senses. Well-known for taking for being one half of the highly recognized remode on Teenage Crime alongside Axwell himself, Mr. B has made few but renowned appearances like 2011’s club contender on the record label of David Tort – Acid Rocker. He’s now brought aboard a new track collaboration alongside Dahlback, the distinguished Swede with a streak of hit singles under his belt featuring Are You Nervous and Violins Of Donau as well as the forthcoming You’re In My Heart and Overdose to name a few. Out now is this drum-driven, progressive offering named Senses.

John Dahlback & Henrik B – Senses (Full Version) [Armada Music] – Beatport Link

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