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Following up on last year’s potent Rising Music debut in ‘Get Movin‘, Jim Breese returns to the record label of Chris Lake to aid homeland peer Dan Castro’s inauguration to the label with ‘Baila’. Reminiscent of Lake’s acclaimed 2009 release ‘La Tromba’ alongside Marco Lys in terms of concept, ‘Baila’ is based almost solely around Bealaric flutes with occasional vocal chants to make up something of a true contender for the Ibiza season. Accompanied by maracas and rhythmic drum work, ‘Baila’ could easily be mistaken for an Iberian creation and shines a bright light for the creativity we now associate with Rising Music’s studio output.

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Where Niklas Gustavsson and Peter Johansson’s ‘Cool Cat, Hot Dog’ had already propped up on our radar, British House enthusiast Dan Castro is on hand to produce an asset to the overall package for Groovetraxx. Injecting a firm backbone of low-end wobbles and sportingly modest transitions, Castro’s ability to respect the originals substance while throwing his own characteristic flare on eclectic House cuts into the equation reigns supreme. Where the Swedish duos original made for a forward thinking outing amid their home crowd, Castro’s take is a satisfying endeavour that sheds some positive light on the British scene and its rising contenders.

Niklas Gustavsson & Peter Johansson - Cool Cat, Hot Dog (Dan Castro Remix) [Groovetraxx Records] – Traxsource Link

Niklas Gustavsson & Peter Johansson – Cool Cat, Hot Dog (Dan Castro Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Where Niklas Gustavsson and Peter Johansson’s ‘Cool Cat, Hot Dog’ had already propped up on our radar, British House enthusiast Dan Castro is on hand to produce an asset to the overall package for Groovetraxx. Injecting a firm backbone of low-end wobbles and sportingly modest transitions, Castro’s ability to respect the originals substance while throwing his own characteristic flare on eclectic House cuts into the equation reigns supreme. Where the Swedish duos original made for a forward thinking outing amid their home crowd, Castro’s take is a satisfying endeavour that sheds some positive light on the British scene and its rising contenders.

‘Cool Cat, Hot Dog’ is released March 26th via Groovetraxx Records.

Niklas Gustavsson & Peter Johansson – Cool Cat, Hot Dog (Dan Castro Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Reminiscent of the firmly ascending style of Madeon and other eminent French house icons or not doesn’t really matter. When the heavenly complex fusion of the traditional and surpassing sounds of French house kicks in, this winning remix in the recent remix competition for Cr2 Records‘ glorious Don’t Be Afraid persuades you to gently let the aural cavities get harmonically ingested with the consistent yet fluctuating unison of sounds. The single which saw its debut as an indisputable part of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection on April 1st has become a championed gem in the book of Pete Tong and is yet today one of 2011’s most under-rated Summer anthems. With the ravishing voice of Ron Carroll and the graceful instrumentals on behalf of MYNC and Dan Castro of the original, Don’t Be Afraid returns after the emittances of remixes from Pierce Fulton and Mitomi Tokoto to deploy another triumphant remix, courtesy of Buenos Aires producer Charles Deluxe.

In an era where imitable efforts and endeavors seem to be a staple article, the effortless and genuine touch of the up-and-coming Argentine shows indications of a discerning dexterity as he peerlessly builds on the sustained riffs of the original for a full-blown remix.

MYNC, Ron Carroll & Dan Castro – Don’t Be Afraid (Charles Deluxe Remix) [Cr2 Records] – Juno Download Link

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From the feature on the Cr2 Winter Sampler 2010 with the peerless remix of Sax@Arena to the summerish take on This MomentMitomi Tokoto might just be the finest progressive-house contributor out of Japan. Well-known for his stirring piano offerings, the Asian is brought back to Cr2 Records for a remix on the London-based record label’s most eminent anthem of 2011 – Don’t Be Afraid. Fronted by one of this year’s probably most outstanding vocals, courtesy of none other than Ron Carroll, Don’t Be Afraid has surely been a well underestimated gem this year. Already played on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, this Summer smash that is produced by MYNC and Dan Castro is about to propel itself further towards the very forefront of the industry, fuelled by this remix from Japan alongside the previously released Pierce Fulton remix.

MYNC, Ron Carroll & Dan Castro – Don’t Be Afraid (Mitomi Tokoto Remix) [Cr2 Records] – Beatport Link

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In addition to the immense Mitomi Tokoto remixCr2 Records introduces us to their newest acquisation – the young and truthfully talented Pierce Fulton from across the Atlantic Ocean and the U.S. Since launching the Time Will Tell and Ivory EP exclusively on our site in January and the rework on Coming Home, not too many shout-outs have been hailing from this American up-and-comer, but we have lately come to discover quite a few aces up his sleeve as he’s now officially signed to the independant record label of MYNC – Cr2. On behalf of one of progressive House’s finest voices that also recently featured on the brilliant When You Got Love with Michael Canitrot, Ron Carroll’s golden vocal for Don’t Be Afraid, originally produced by MYNC and Dan Castro, is graced with the tremendously fluctating instrumental from Fulton. As his debut EP on Cr2 is on the rise, this meaty take on a true Summer killer is now out!

MYNC & Dan Castro feat. Ron Carroll – Don’t Be Afraid (Pierce Fulton Remix) [Cr2 Records] – Beatport Link

/Anton

In addition to the immense Mitomi Tokoto remix, Cr2 Records introduces us to their newest acquisation – the young and truthfully talented Pierce Fulton from across the Atlantic Ocean and the U.S. Since launching the Time Will Tell and Ivory EP exclusively on our site in January and the rework on Coming Home, not too many shout-outs have been hailing from this American up-and-comer, but we have lately come to discover quite a few aces up his sleeve as he’s now officially signed to the independant record label of MYNC – Cr2. On behalf of one of progressive House’s finest voices that also recently featured on the brilliant When You Got Love with Michael Canitrot, Ron Carroll’s golden vocal for Don’t Be Afraid, originally produced by MYNC and Dan Castro, is graced with the tremendously fluctating instrumental from Fulton. Coming out on September 1st as the tip of the forthcoming remix package alongside Mitomi Tokoto is this very premier instalment on the American’s all new superior label.

/Anton

From the feature on the Cr2 Winter Sampler 2010 with the peerless remix of Sax@Arena to the summerish take on This Moment, Mitomi Tokoto might just be the finest progressive-house contributor out of Japan. Well-known for his stirring piano offerings, the Asian is brought back aboard Cr2 Records for a remix on the London-based record label’s most eminent anthem of 2011 – Don’t Be Afraid. Fronted by one of this year’s probably most outstanding vocals, courtesy of none other than Ron Carroll, Don’t Be Afraid has surely been a well underestimated gem this year. Already played on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, this Summer smash that is signed MYNC and Dan Castro is about to propel itself further towards the very forefront of the industry, fuelled by this remix from Japan. The full package of remixes is due out on September 1st, have a listen!

/Anton

It was last year’s My Feelings For You that resulted in the breakthrough of Avicii and Sebastien Drums and as of mid March of this year, the follow-up single Snus uncovered the embellished sounds of piano house yet again with the established release on Aussie imprint Vicious Recordings. Their 2011 trademarker returns to its fellow house press in shape of a second package, consisting of a total of three remixes, headlined by the firm signature sound of Christian Luke. As supported by Drums himself, Dan Castro’s graces the original slight but superbly whilst French Automann puts his own, fully remodeled version twist, still preserving the incredible synth leads of the original.

Avicii & Sebastien Drums – Snus (Remixes) [Vicious Recordings] – Beatport Link
(The remixes was not released in March, just added to the original release)

Avicii & Sebastien Drums – Snus (Christian Luke Remix)
Avicii & Sebastien Drums – Snus (Dan Castro Remix)
Avicii & Sebastien Drums – Snus (Automann Remix)

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As premiered in Pete Tong’s prestigious Essential Selection on BBC Radio 1 in front of a whooping two million listeners worldwide, MYNC and Dan Castro’s Don’t Be Afraid is now being released as an epic headliner for Cr2 Records‘ first Ibiza compilation this year. Graced with the extraordinary voice of Ron Carroll, whose new collab tune alongside Michael Canitrot has certainly not been inglorious as it’s been buzzing around the net lately, this emellished Summer anthem is certain to headline Ibiza throughout the Summer as it’s so gracefully headlining the launch of their Ibiza packages. Just revealed yesterday, NO_ID’s uplifting tune alongside Stephen Pickup is yet another innovative production on their behalf, following the established instalment on Michael Woods’ Diffused Music. Vocals for Let It Out was brilliantly written by London-stationed Tara McDonald, customized for her fellow compatriot – Mr. Pickup. Last but not least – Hailing from the corners of Sweden capital, talented Lunde Bros delivers a track called Angry Bird, in which a set of harmonic synths emerges a highly-defined, bumpy drop, ready to explode anytime.

Cr2 Records presents Ibiza Compilation 2011 – Beatport Link

MYNC, Ron Carroll & Dan Castro – Don’t Be Afraid (Live from Pete Tong)
NO_ID feat. Stephen Pickup – Let It Out
Lunde Bros. – Angry Bird

/Anton

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