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With Dirty South loudly singing his praises, Haitian boywonder Michael Brun is back in true Phazing fashion to unveil his Phazing Radio-premiered remix of Those Usual Suspects and Nordean’s new single alongside Erik Hecht.

Having comfortably executed two original efforts for the label and with a third one on the way in ‘Rift‘ alongside label head honcho Dirty South himself, Brun’s upcoming fourth release on Phazing marks his return to remix duty with an uplifting take on ‘Burn Forever‘. Made up of joyous piano play, Hecht’s angelic voice and ultimately a crescendo of caressing synths, Brun goes in the same vein as his more recent studio exploits, putting a traditional Phazing twist on the more restrained original.

Update (4/12): Out December 17th on Phazing Records along with the original mix and another original track called ‘Prophet’.

Rising Aussie trio Those Usual Suspects return to Phazing Records alongside Erik Hecht to aid homeland peer Nordean’s inauguration to the label with ‘Burn Forever’.

While following up ‘Walking Alone‘ alongside label head Dirty South himself was never going to be an easy challenge, the down-under trio step away from the heavier-set realms of Dance music to create a dreamy production in true Phazing fashion. Utilising Erik Hecht’s distinct vocal assets with a string of quavering synths, the emotive keys and infectious energy of this Phazing Radio-premiered track fail to top that of ‘Walking Alone’ but are a reigning testament to the renowned A&R skills and musical preferences of head honcho Dragan Roganovic.

Update (4/12): Out December 17th on Phazing Records along with a Michael Brun remix and another original track called ‘Prophet’.

Russia may be proving a hot territory for refreshing EDM talent, but where its new school contenders are covering the mark, few can boast the attainments of the Anjunabeats approved maestro behind the somewhat recent Mat Zo collaboration ‘Mozart’. Having sealed an Essential Mix for Pete Tong in the early hours of 2012, his ever-promising studio output and increasingly ferocious live presence are proving a winning collaboration for the young producer. Donning his superior club floor dialect to Phazing’s blue eyed vocal banger ‘Walking Alone’ – something of a standout track for Australian stronghold Dirty South and Those Usual Suspects – this one and only remix offering was never to receive a played-down approach. Embracing the stunning voice of Erik Hecht, Arty dampens the eager anticipation for forthcoming collaboration alongside Russian peers Matisse & Sadko ‘Trio’ with a formative remode of the originals momentous energy. Dealing in brisk keys and the prompt sweeping progression firmly associated with the young producer, this is a standout performance on the eve of what promises to be a crucial year for this leading European contender.

Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht - Walking Alone (Arty Remix) [Phazing Records] – Beatport Link

Dirty South & The Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone (Arty Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

With a vocal duty from America-born, Australia-based singer-songwriter Erik Hecht and enchanting instrumentals on behalf of Dirty South and up-and-coming trio Those Usual Suspects, Walking Alone has become one of the best received anthem of the fourth quarter of 2011. Officially premiered as the ”Essential New Tune” in the Swedish House Mafia sit-in on the Essential Selection, this Phazing Records release has, since day one, caught the affection of electronic dance music heads from all around the world with Hecht’s pleasant and sing-along friendly vocals, its uniquely knitted intro and a significant dose of sweepy and catchy synth lines, accompanied by well-crafted baselines.

2011 is drawing to an end and another 12 months are about to arise. Considering the release of Dirty South, Thomas Gold and Kate Elsworth’s follow-up to Alive, titled Eyes Wide Open, is set to release in early 2012, it’s safe the safe 2012 is set to become another triumphant year for camp Phazing. And as the sought-after acappella for ‘Walking Alone’ is now out to download for free, you can expect nothing short of a spectacular remix and mash-up frenzy with this one involved in near future.

DOWNLOAD (Acappella)

Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone (Original Mix)

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After the conquest of the original and with his and Mat Zo’s follow-up to Rebound, titled Mozart, due to see its release this very weekend, Arty previews his remix of Dirty South and Those Usual SuspectsWalking Alone, as premiered by Armin van Buuren last night. Kicking things off with a meaty kick and quite simple chords, only to later break down and into Arty’s ravishing take on sweepy progressive, another trademark for the Russian prodigy surfaces and will be joining such tunes as Around The World, Kate and the remix for Punk on his prestigious repertoire shortly. Having become one of the essential pioneers of Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats label after seeing playlistings from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, David Guetta and Armin van Buuren and many others this year, Arty has undubitably made one of the most remarkable bursts onto the club music scene lately, scoring numerous belters and gaining steady support from the crème de la crème of clubland.

Whilst we are eager in the wait for his collaborative effort with Matisse & Sadko, titled Trio, coming up on Axtone, Arty takes on the latest single out from Phazing Records, Walking Alone, to complement the stunning voice of Erik Hecht with a frisky piano and his characteristically sweeping progression.

The Arty remix of ‘Walking Alone’ is released February 15th via Phazing Records.

/Anton

Following up last year’s launch of his own record label with the premiere release being Phazing, this year’s second sequel was recently uncovered as the Aussie icon replaced Martin Solveig on the second day of Electric Zoo Festival. Kicking off the year of 2011 with the release of his take on Coming Home that was, by many, elected as 2011’s Miami anthem, Dirty South has come to gracefully flaunt throughout the year along with the releases of his immense remixes on Airsteala and Skylar Grey’s Invisible as well as letting out his and Thomas Gold’s ground-breaking challenger of the tune of this year – Alive. The latest offering from the Los Angeles resident has surfaced and from the looks of it, it seems we’ve got another masterpiece from the producer behind anthems like Open Your Heart and Let It Go upon us. As the uplifting and utmostly dreamy vocals from Erik Hecht peerlessly enacts, the next single from Dirty South in conjunction with Those Usual Suspects is called Walking Alone and is most likely going to floor countless dance events in near future with its sweeping harmonies. As officially given an exclusive play in the Swedish House Mafia take-over of Essential Selection, Walking Alone is out now on Dirty South’s own Phazing Records!

Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone [Phazing Records] – Beatport Link

/Anton

Following up last year’s launch of his own record label with the premiere release being Phazing, an insight on this year’s sequel was recently uncovered as the Aussie icon replaced Martin Solveig on the second day of Electric Zoo Festival. Kicking off the year of 2011 with the release of his take on Coming Home that was, by many, elected as 2011’s Miami anthem, Dirty South has come to gracefully flaunt throughout the year along with the releases of his immense remixes on Airsteala and Skylar Grey’s Invisible as well as letting out his and Thomas Gold’s ground-breaking challenger of the tune of this year – Alive. A taste of the Los Angeles resident’s latest offering has surfaced and from the looks of the teaser below, it seems we’ve got another masterpiece from the producer behind anthems like Open Your Heart and Let It Go on our hands. As the uplifting and utmostly dreamy vocals from Erik Hecht peerlessly enacts, the next single from Dirty South in conjunction with Those Usual Suspects is called Walking Alone and is most likely going to floor countless dance events in near future with its sweeping catchiness. As officially given an exclusive play in the Swedish House Mafia take-over of Essential Selection, Walking Alone is set to release on October 19th on Dirty South’s own Phazing Records, have a listen!

/Anton

Following up last year’s launch of his own record label with the premiere release being Phazing, an insight on this year’s sequel was recently uncovered as the Aussie icon replaced Martin Solveig on the second day of Electric Zoo Festival. Kicking off the year of 2011 with the release of his take on Coming Home that was, by many, elected as 2011’s Miami anthem, Dirty South has come to gracefully flaunt throughout the year along with the releases of his immense remixes on Airsteala and Skylar Grey’s Invisible as well as letting out his and Thomas Gold’s ground-breaking challenger of the tune of this year – Alive. A taste of the Los Angeles resident’s latest offering has surfaced and from the looks of the teaser below, it seems we’ve got another masterpiece from the producer behind anthems like Open Your Heart and Let It Go on our hands. As the uplifting and utmostly dreamy vocals from Erik Hecht peerlessly enacts, the next single from Dirty South in conjunction with Those Usual Suspects is called Walking Alone and is most likely going to floor countless dance events in near future with its sweeping catchiness. It’s set for release soon on Dirty South’s own Phazing Records, have a listen!

/Anton

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