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In the aftermath of releasing ‘Symphonica’ through his own Protocol Recordings, high-flying Dutchman Nicky Romero releases his much-anticipated remix of ‘I Need Your Love’ by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding.

Tackling Goulding’s inimitable quavery vocal stylings with ease, Romero’s remix flows seamlessly between lengthy piano chords and swift, high-pitched synths, swapping the radio-friendly instrumental of ‘I Need Your Love’ for that of a club-friendlier one.

Out now on iTunes and Spotify.

As the momentum continues to build around Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s ‘I Need Your Love’, British nu-disco extraordinaire Brett Ewels, better known as Louis La Roche, is the latest producer to offer up his rendition of the hit record. Switching Harris’ instrumental work for the lazy disco stylings of Ewels, Louis La Roche treats the original and Goulding’s distinct vocals with respect with a remodel that ticks the boxes of a truly sophisticated feel-good track.

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In anticipation for the release of ‘Symphonica’ on March 25th, high-flying Dutchman Nicky Romero unveils the final version of his much-anticipated remix of ‘Need Your Love’ by Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding.

Tackling Goulding’s inimitable quavery vocal stylings with ease, Romero’s remix flows seamlessly between lengthy piano chords and swift, high-pitched synths, swapping the radio-friendly instrumental of ‘Need Your Love’ for that of a club-friendlier one.

A release date is yet to be announced.

In the aftermath of his highly successful third studio album ‘18 Months’, Calvin Harris continues the trend of releasing acapellas free of charge with a free download of the vocal work on ”We’ll Be Coming Back”. Acquired courtesy of the renowned vocal stylings of British singer/rapper Example, this free release is sure to open the door to an onslaught of mashups, edits and bootlegs of the popular original.

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With his third album ’18 Months’ setting a new precedent for chart-worthy dance music, Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo’s ‘Let’s Go’ is given heavyset rework courtesy of Russian flag bearers and recurring collaborators Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa. With Swanky Tunes now deep into their Showland concept for 2012 and a collective collaboration alongside Mattise & Sadko already gathering momentum, Hard Rock Sofa return alongside their homeland peers to take apart the infectious chart pleaser that served Harris so well ahead of the album release.

Buffering up the radio-friendly original with solid kicks and buzzing synth work throughout, the familiar Russian collective drop the safer regions of pop-savvy Dance music to create a version far more suitable for the club floors both now frequent. The argument may go that Dance music is getting safer, but Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa safely open the book to the true potential commercial Dance music can still hold within global club land.

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Words by Dan Carter

With a track record for chart-worthy cuts, Calvin Harris’ ascent to the status of a connoisseur in the overlap of vintage electro and modern pop music was probably as little of a surprise to him as it was to many others. But having been couped up in the studio for the past year and a half, the Scottish chart-hopper is back to release his aptly titled third studio album, ”18 Months,” following up on 2009’s ”Ready For The Weekend.” With nine tracks already released, the burden fell upon the six unreleased tracks to show his chart-savvy stylings in a fresh light.

Though it is within the more inventive sounds of ‘Mansion’, ‘School’ and ‘Here 2 China’ we see a more exciting, forward-thinking side of Calvin Harris, the vintage stylings of closing track ‘Thinking About You’ with Ayah Marar get the honors of nabbing the title as the album’s best track. With little signs of bending to the ranks of grinding Electro House or peak-time Progressive, the subtle yet skilfully crafted album shines a positive light for Harris’ ability to balance the relationship between pop music and the dance floor with stimulating consistency.

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(Worldwide release is due Monday.)

Bringing club music to the global airwaves yet again, Scottish chart-hopper Calvin Harris teams up alongside London songstress Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine for the release of the fifth single from his upcoming third studio album, ”18 Months,” alongside an unexpected assortment of remixes of old school spirit and new school edge alike.

Somewhat more reminiscent of the original Dance icon that set ablaze the Olympic Games in Athens back in 2004 with a display of Trance wizardry than his output over the past year, the headline remix of ‘Sweet Nothing’ sees Tiësto utilise Florence’s vocal line with a mix of Trance and his more recent grasp on the Housier side of affairs. In a similar vein, Size-endorsed Swedish duo Qulinez showcases blistering chord play and synth-led opulence, leaving enough room for London producer Burns to round off the package in a far more inventive manner, complementing Welch’s angelic voice with an easygoing two-step rhythm.

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With the original still sitting comfortably at #4 in the overall Beatport chart, Nicky Romero and Calvin Harris’ ‘Iron‘ returns for round two with a slew of remixes from two of Europe’s most sought-after talents of late.

Already associated with a premium blend of tectonic Electro House, Amsterdam’s Dyro is first to bat for the remix package, following up his synth-tinged remix of ‘Night Like This‘ and extending the belief that Jordy Von Egmond is out to shake things up for the remainder of 2012. But where Dyro swaps the original’s wobble-induced instrumental work for a burly take on his grinding signature sound, France’s Tony Romera tops the package with a heavy-footed remix B-Side of churning, minimalistic builds and standalone lead play.

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Chart-hopping Scot Calvin Harris is back to set the tone ahead of his upcoming single ‘Sweet Nothing’ with Florence Welch, teaming up alongside Ellie Goulding for ‘I Need Your Love’. While set to appear on both of their soon-to-be-released albums, October 9th will see the release of this much talked about collaborative effort as part of Goulding’s ‘Halcyon’ album.

In an overlap of vintage electro and modern pop music, Harris combines his uplifting club floor charm with the angelic voice of Goulding to make up a track that balances the relationship between pop music and the dance floor with stimulating consistency.

Out October 9th.

Already associated with a premium blend of tectonic Electro House, Amsterdam’s Dyro follows up his synth-tinged remix of ‘Night Like This‘ to extend the belief that Jordy Von Egmond is out to shake things up for the remainder of 2012.

But making his debut on Protocol Recordings, Dyro is back on remix duty to take on Nicky Romero and Calvin Harris’ Beatport #1, ‘Iron‘. Swapping the original’s wobble-induced instrumental work for a burly take on his grinding signature sound, Von Egmond’s relentless stylings make for a worthy breath of fresh energy into this stand out collaboration.

Out October 8th on Protocol.

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