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Comfortably poised as one of Holland’s most prolific Electronic artists to date, Fedde Le Grand has remained well and truly at large where House music is concerned. Already established as key players on the international circuit, Sweden’s Johan Wedel and German producer Deniz Koyu, donning a noteworthy amount of steam to this forthcoming Flamingo release, have seen a positive influx of attention from the international House scene, using their hard-hitting remode of James Blunt’s ‘Dangerous‘ as a positive nod towards the diverse potential of their collaborative efforts as Europe’s latest promising House explosion.

In a tough yet melodic outing of rising Progressive House and chugging synth leads, the European trio find themselves well in their element with an intense take on a genre that Le Grand has not only mastered, but set the standard to an all-time-high for. From the subtle melodic stylings right through to its launch into floor fuelled leads, whoever said too many chefs spoils the broth evidently never sampled such poised studio talents as collected in this latest Flamingo outing. In a promising tip to the rising Swedish and German appendages of this latest collaborative, an injection of fresh talent doesn’t seem to have hurt Fedde in his quest to take the globe by storm courtesy of the fresher ranks of his label’s newly orientated family.

Fedde Le Grand, Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel – Turn It [Flamingo Recordings] – Beatport Link

Official video

Words by Dan Carter

Comfortably poised as one of Holland’s most prolific Electronic artists to date, Fedde Le Grand has remained well and truly at large where House music is concerned. Already established as key players on the international circuit, Sweden’s Johan Wedel and German producer Deniz Koyu, donning a noteworthy amount of steam to this forthcoming Flamingo release, have seen a positive influx of attention from the international House scene, using their hard-hitting remode of James Blunt’s ‘Dangerous‘ as a positive nod towards the diverse potential of their collaborative efforts as Europe’s latest promising House explosion.

In a tough yet melodic outing of rising Progressive House and chugging synth leads, the European trio find themselves well in their element with an intense take on a genre that Le Grand has not only mastered, but set the standard to an all-time-high for. From the subtle melodic stylings right through to its launch into floor fuelled leads, whoever said too many chefs spoils the broth evidently never sampled such poised studio talents as collected in this latest Flamingo outing. In a promising tip to the rising Swedish and German appendages of this latest collaborative, an injection of fresh talent doesn’t seem to have hurt Fedde in his quest to take the globe by storm courtesy of the fresher ranks of his label’s newly orientated family.

‘Turn It’ will be released on March 19th via Flamingo Recordings.

Update: Official video added

Words by Dan Carter

Comfortably poised as one of Holland’s most prolific Electronic artists to date, Fedde Le Grand has remained well and truly at large where House music is concerned. With an arsenal of well-received bangers and that insatiable chart-topper that stole the hearts of clubbers across the globe back in 2006, his Flamingo Recordings imprint continues to source wave after wave of well-bred international Dance music. Already established as key players on the international circuit, Sweden’s Johan Wedel and German producer Deniz Koyu, donning a noteworthy amount of steam to this forthcoming Flamingo release, have seen a truly positive influx of attention from the international House scene, using their hard-hitting remode of James Blunt’s Dangerous as a positive nod towards the diverse potential of their collaborative efforts as Europe’s latest promising House explosion.

But never one to disappoint in the face of musical development, Fedde returns alongside essential new blood Deniz Koyu and Johan Wedel for some serious action for 2012. In a tough yet melodic outing of rising Progressive House and chugging synth leads, the European trio find themselves well and truly in their element with an intense take on a genre that Le Grand has not only mastered, but set the standard to an all-time-high for. In a promising tip to the rising Swedish and German appendages of this latest banger for Flamingo Recordings, an injection of fresh talent doesn’t seem to have hurt Fedde in his quest to take dance floors across the globe by storm. At this rate, the task will be an easy one for Holland’s dynamically convergent Housemaster.

‘Turn It’ is set for release in March via Flamingo.

Words by Dan Carter

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If the Scandinavian’s choice to celebrate Christmas a day earlier than the rest of the world had never held much in the way of benefits before 2011, then this year truly rewrote the rulebooks. Boasting an already comfortable year for the reputation and influx of fine Swedish House music, a stellar cast of its home grown talent descended on Gothenburg to not only nod to one of the globes most outdated traditions to date, but tip their hats to a year that truly put the country’s thriving musical legacy back on the map.

Reaping in the essential support of Tiësto and his rising hometown peer Hardwell for latest banger ‘Crunch’, fresh-faced Gothenburgian homeboy Franz Novotny took on the task of opening the night’s festive outing of Swedish talent following a promising year for the relatively unknown newcomer. Despite being severely delayed, Novotny’s second live outing highlighted the true potential of the 18-year-old, dealing the early crowds an energetic outing of unreserved House music despite the unfortunate hiccup.

Linus Eklöw, the man behind the rising European House moniker Style Of Eye, was sure to be in true festive spirit the subsequent year of positively frenzied antics. As a self professed radical against all imaginable genre constraints and guidelines, the Stockholm based producer has gradually deviated from outright Techno to multifaceted dance floor dissipation, attracting the likes of Claude Von Stroke’s Dirty Bird and German imprint Pickadoll along the way to establish himself as something of a leader of Sweden’s new school House movement. In an energetic display of popular dance floor fillers, Eklow’s technical approach to his live set added a dimension of appeal to his already sterling reputation for live House music, using current favourites from Dada Life, Avicii and Swedish House Mafia to keep the crowds large and loud throughout his triumphant return to Sweden.

Making an unforgettable mark on James Blunt’s ‘Dangerous’ back in August alongside Deniz Koyu, Johan Wedel’s fearless approach to owing offerings has sealed him an unwritten seal as one of Sweden’s youngest budding heroes amid the scenes uncharted territories. Boasting a sharp hand for intense outings of unassuming Progressive House cuts, last night’s highly anticipated Christmas showdown marked an incredibly suitable arena for the 21year-old beat smith to strut his stuff after a long withstanding residency in Cannes. Donning an incredibly loud jacket to the night’s festive proceedings, Wedel’s enthusiastic sing-alongs and diverse range of material seemed to hit all the right notes for those in attendance at this long awaited hometown return for the promising Swede hopeful. Despite his set suffering the wrath of earlier delays, Wedel dealt a direct and energetic blow of an own re-edit alongside a host of well-received leaps from emotive builds and powerful drops, proving exactly why he deserves the attention mustered throughout 2011.

Warily balancing the realms of mainstream club mongering and earnest dissident dance floor contributions whilst keeping a weary distance from the global press, the public eye has seldom been stolen from the iconic Swede powerhouse behind some of global Dance music’s most beloved offerings. Rumoured to be an original affiliate of the country’s illustrious House mafiosa, Eric Prydz has kept his discography ticking with a hit-after-hit under the well-endowed stronghold of his musical empire, consisting of monikers Pryda and Cirez D aswell as imprints Pryda and Mouseville. Of all the Swedish stars that could have come for Christmas, there was never a doubt that the return of Sweden’s modestly spoken House appendage. In an outing of well-received original cuts from his own well-stocked discography, there were few unmoved by the original Swedish master at last night’s proceedings. Still flawless in his transitions and greeted with a wave of fist pumping homeland followers, there was little indication of Prydz’s dynamic live appeal going anywhere fast in the nights festive proceedings. Drawing on favoured classics from Daft Punk an Faithless in the process, some special cuts from the night suggest that as one hell of a year for the globally acclaimed producer ends, the one approaching promises to be nothing short of magic for this well preserved legend of European Dance music.

As another of Sweden’s young leaders that once basked in the country’s misconstrued Techno scene, Henrik B is a different breed in European Dance music’s à la mode forces. Strongly tipped by Axwell and boasting support from the likes of Tiësto and Mr. Prydz himself, his well-pitched offensive of the globes supreme outlets of Electronic music has gained him a reputation as one of Swedish Dance music’s most hotly tipped producers to date. Unhindered by the slightly thinning crowds, it was the crowds glowing reactions to renowned singalong moments of ‘Levels’ and Adrian Lux’s ‘Teenage Crime’ that truly hit home the sheer dynamics of Henrik Berntsson’s mass appeal on the global clubbing circuit. Finishing proceedings with an actively charged outing of modern bangers, Berntsson preserved the crowds into the earlier hours of the morning with little effort and a whole surge of enthusiasm. Singing off an incredibly positive night of home grown Electronic music, this highly enthusiastic final set could not have better encapsulated the warm glow of pride and excitement that surrounds Swedish House music as its players prepare to bring even more positive noise for 2012.

‘M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)’ played by Eric Prydz

Henrik B feat. Rudy – Leave A Light On (Forthcoming on Axtone Records)

Pryda – Intro ID

Avicii – Levels (Henrik B Remix)

Franz Novotny – 22:45

01. Promise Land feat. Sandy B – Never Be Lonely [Subliminal]
02. Franz Novotny – ID [White Label]
03. Zedd – Shave It [Owsla]
04. Franz Novotny – Big Bang [Vicious]
05. Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic [Musical Freedom]
06. Bingo Players – Rattle [Hysteria] w/ Adele – Someone Like You (Thomas Gold & Mark Mendes Bootleg) [Beat My Day] (Wahlstedt Mash-Up)
07. Rebecca & Fiona – We Are Girls (Franz Novotny Remix) [Universal]
08. Avicii – Levels (Hardwell Bootleg) [White Label]

Style of Eye – 23:25

01. Marcus Price & Carli – Flaska & Bas [Universal]
02. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Save The World (Style of Eye & Carli Remix) [EMI] (Edit)
03. Crookers pres. Dr. Gonzo – Dr. Gonzo Anthem [Southern Fried]
04. David Guetta feat. Usher – Without You (ID Remix)
05. Prodigy – No Good (ID Remix)
06. Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker [So Much Dada]
07. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote [EMI]
08. Avicii – Levels (Clockwork Bootleg – Edit)
09. ID
10. Style Of Eye – We Are Boys [Refune]
11. Zedd – Shave It [Owsla]
12. ID
13. Miike Snow – Animal (Style Of Eye Remix)

Johan Wedel – 00:16

01. Niki & The Dove – Dj Ease My Mind [Moshi Moshi]
02. Congorock – Ivory (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) [Ultra]
03. Mumbai Science – Lotus (Johan Wedel Re-Edit)
04. Fake Blood – I Think I Like It [Cheap Trills]
05. Chris Lake – ID [White Label]
06. MyBack – Was I A Fool [Mutants]
07. Deniz Koyu feat. Jason Caesar – Lose Control (Johan Wedel Remix) [Scream & Shout]
08. Denzal Park – Nammos [Cr2]

Eric Prydz – 00:47

01. Intro ID
02. Jeremy Olander – Evade [Pryda Friends]
03. Pryda – Glimma [Pryda]
04. Pryda – Creamfields ID #01 2010
05. ID
06. Faithless – Not Going Home (Eric Prydz Remix) [PIAS] w/ Faithless – Insomnia [Sony]
07. Cirez D – The Tumble [Mouseville] w/ ID w/ Daft Punk – Aerodynamic [Virgin]
08. M83 – Midnight City (Eric Prydz Private Remix)
09. Pryda – Inox [Pryda]
10. Dukes Of Sluca vs. Apollo – Mighty Love (Eric Prydz Re-Edit)
11. Eric Prydz – 2Night [Pryda] w/ Underworld – Two Months Off (Acappella) [Underworldlive.com] w/ Pryda – Melo [Pryda]
12. Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Private Edit) (Encore)

Henrik B – o2:08

01. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso feat. Michael Feiner – Together (The Attic Intro Edit) w/ Alesso – Nillionaire [Refune]
02. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix) [XL]
03. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall [Parlophone]
04. Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone [Phazing]
05. Avicii – Levels (Henrik B Remix) [LE7ELS / Universal]
06. Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode) [Axtone]
07. Swedish House Mafia vs. Knife Party – Antidote (Vocal Mix) [EMI]
08. Henrik B feat. Rudy – Leave A Light On [Axtone]
09. David Guetta feat. Sia – Titanium (Arno Cost Remix) [F*** Me I'm Famous]
10. Benny Benassi feat. Gary Go – Cinema (Skrillex Remix) [Ultra]
11. The Killers – Mr. Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont’s ‘Thin White Duke’ Mix) [The Island Def Jam]

Photo credit: Nattstad

/Anton & Dan Carter

After a two year residency in Stockholm, Eric Prydz, also known as Pryda, Cirez D and more, brings his annual Christmas tradition to the second biggest city of Sweden, Gothenburg, along with a string of noteworthy Swedish electronic dance music exports for a night that is looking to be his best Christmas show in Sweden to date.

Responsible for behemoths like Pjanoo, Niton, Melo and the recent 2Night amongst countless others, the now 35 year old Dj and producer is a mastermind in its natural grace. Representing integrity, brilliance and an admirable awareness of all things producing, the Stockholm-born powerhouse of a producer is a loyal and pioneering mercenary of electronic dance music and also, by many, even regarded as a living legend of his craft. Coming off his recent, third EPIC live show, which was attended by a crowd of 11 000 people, the acknowledgement of Prydz’ impressive live shows continues to grow as the projection of his third Christmas show is in full swing. Also hot off a signing with EMI, which has been making for assumptions regarding the fact that his debut artist album might not be too far away now, there is quite the buzz surrounding camp Prydz nowadays, just in time for him to sell out the vast halls of Svenska Mässan on Christmas Day.

Renowned for building his foundations with the assistance of his dexterous ability to create playful merges of fierce club sounds and his signature way of filtering and chopping up vocals, Johan Wedel is a prime example of the immense talent many young Swedish producers are in possession of. Since his game-changing remix to Lose Control came out in post-summer of 2010 has the club music scene witnessed Wedel’s productions score plays from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto, David Guetta and more and pioneer a soon to be released collaboration with Fedde Le Grand and Deniz Koyu to consequently make up an avant-guard of aspiring producers across the globe.

Following on from a short but intense appearance on national television in early November, the sterling Refune Records representative Linus Eklöw, professionally known as Style Of Eye, is also making for a Christmas night in honour of the most outright of modern dance music sounds. His distinguished style and prestigious reputation has paved the way for numerous installments on the record label of Sebastian Ingrosso, most recently with the tremendous We Are Boys, and trademarks such as Antidote, Girls, Grounded, Sexx and more over the past few years.

With the remarkably timeless Teenage Crime remode alongside Axwell under his belt, Henrik Berntsson, better known as just Henrik B, is another prominent character amongst Sweden’s distinct House music export. Recognized by his eccentric productions and downright humorous personality, the Skövde-bred producer has become an intriguing act to follow make appearances on David Tort’s The Mansion label and Armada this year. Henrik B is also in possession of a wide pallette of aces up his sleeve, including a Dirty South-premiered collaborative effort with Niklas Gustavsson and an upcoming single release on Axwell’s Axtone Records.

Although he is merely just a freshman in terms of producing, 18 year old Franz Novotny is already showcasing a wealth of production proficiency. Signed with the down-under based Vicious Recordings, the very same label that secured Avicii as one in their artist roster a few years back, and seeing recurrent support from the likes of Kaskade, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to name a few fall in favour of the diverse and dynamic style of his two Crunch and Big Bang singles, Novotny is an aspirant worthy of keeping a close watch upon.

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In which venue did Eric Prydz’ third EPIC live show take place?

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When: 25th of December, 22:00 – 03:00 December 26th (GMT+1)
Where: Svenska Mässan Kongresshallen, Mässans gata 20 in Gothenburg, Sweden
Main Act: Eric Prydz
Other Acts: Johan Wedel, Style Of Eye, Henrik B & Franz Novotny
Age: 18+

For tickets purchase: Tickster

http://www.2512.se

/Anton

These two alone stand merely just around the corner from becoming a huge couple of successes and here’s why. With a handful smashes under their belt and labs crammed with an armada of forthcoming releases, Deniz Koyu and Johan Wedel are two genuinely outright masters of rendering club-bangers. Since Koyu’s Lose Control engaged the house scene with the tremendous remix from Wedel aboard in post-summer of 2010, the two ascending producers have cemented their career, well on the way towards the very heart of the industry. Their momentous signature sounds have helped them scoop an unprecedented streak of hit singles like Tung! and Hydra as well as remixes of In The Sunshine and In The Dark. Already having a very fruitful year, the advancements of Koyu and Wedel have shown no signs of simmering down as this new offering is emering Atlantic Records headquarters and ready to bring fame and glory to the house department of the influential record label concern. Being two of the probably most sensational talents of the young DJ elite with their upfront, feel-good and overall catchy club productions and as the distinguished way of looping vocals is making its way to one of the industry’s well-established music imprints, Deniz Koyu and Johan Wedel are undoubtedly the rigorous couple of producers clubland has been on a long-time seek for.

Taken from ”Some Kind Of Trouble”, the fourth album of Goodbye My Lover-singer James Blunt, the immense voice of one of Britain’s finest gracing of the lead singles – Dangerous – is put at the disposal of these rising stars. Following the impeccable vocals of Mr. Blunt is a sterling array of looped vocal parts, paving the way for the tailored and utter distinguished drop. With support from the likes of Axwell and Thomas Gold among others, this vital peak-timer is about to go viral so don’t miss out!

James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel Remix) [Atlantic Records] – Beatport Link

James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel Remix) OFFICIAL PREVIEW by Beat My Day

/Anton

These two alone stand merely just around the corner from becoming a huge couple of successes and here’s why. With a handful smashes under their belt and labs crammed with an armada of forthcoming releases, Deniz Koyu and Johan Wedel are two genuinely outright masters of rendering club-bangers. Since Koyu’s Lose Control engaged the house scene with the tremendous remix from Wedel aboard in post-summer of 2010, the two ascending producers have cemented their career, well on the way towards the very heart of the industry. Their momentous signature sounds have helped them scoop an unprecedented streak of hit singles like Tung! and Hydra as well as remixes of In The Sunshine and In The Dark. Already having a very fruitful year, the advancements of Koyu and Wedel have shown no signs of simmering down as this new offering is emering Atlantic Records headquarters and ready to bring fame and glory to the house department of the influential record label concern. Being two of the probably most sensational talents of the young DJ elite with their upfront, feel-good and overall catchy club productions and as the distinguished way of looping vocals is making its way to one of the industry’s well-established music imprints, Deniz Koyu and Johan Wedel are undoubtedly the rigorous couple of producers clubland has been on a long-time seek for.

Taken from ”Some Kind Of Trouble”, the fourth album of Goodbye My Lover-singer James Blunt, the immense voice of one of Britain’s finest gracing of the lead singles – Dangerous – is put at the disposal of these rising stars. Following the impeccable vocals of Mr. Blunt is a sterling array of looped vocal parts, paving the way for the tailored and utter distinguished drop. It’s due to be released on August 23rd, make sure you don’t miss out on this one!

James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel Remix) OFFICIAL PREVIEW by Beat My Day

More info about Deniz Koyu and Johan Wedel can be found here:

http://www.facebook.com/DenizKoyuOfficial
http://www.facebook.com/johanwedel

/Anton

Still riding on the remnants of his acclaimed 2010 trademarker – the ever so brilliant remix of Deniz Koyu’s Lose Control, the shooting-star from Sweden has had a remarkable journey, starring as the mastermind behind remixes of There 4 You and more recently, the eagerly-anticipated smash he made out of Disfunktion’s In The Sunshine alongside compatriots Don & Palm. Representing the world renowned Universal Music, Johan Wedel takes on L.A-stationed artist Dev and her most recent single called In The Dark. We’re no strangers to his stunning accomplishments over the past couple of years, becoming an established icon among producers and this new piece of his is certainly an accentuation of the path the young and rising super talent has got in front of him. Going on the heels of our free give-away of his brilliant Playdoo single in late 2010, we have now the honor of being requested to distribute yet another amazing piece exclusively on our site. Don’t miss out on this one and grab your copy now!

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/Anton

Still riding on the remnants of his acclaimed 2010 trademarker – the ever so brilliant remix of Deniz Koyu’s Lose Control, the shooting-star from Sweden has had a remarkable journey, starring as the mastermind behind remixes of There 4 You and more recently, the eagerly-anticipated smash he made out of Disfunktion’s In The Sunshine alongside compatriots Don & Palm. Representing the world renowned Universal Music, Johan Wedel takes on L.A-stationed artist Dev and her most recent single called In The Dark. We’re no strangers to his stunning accomplishments over the past couple of years, becoming an established icon among producers and this new piece of his is certainly an accentuation of the path the young and rising super talent has got in front of him. Have a listen!

/Anton

These guys have surely made some big splashes in the digital pond lately. This highly-anticipated release has been haunting us throughout the last couple of months. The expected launch on February 2nd backfired but now it’s finally arrived! Hailing from the Netherlands is Disfunktion with this epic piece of sun-splashed piano, graced with vocals from one of the most acclaimed vocalist in the scene, Max C. The package comes along with a smashing remix, representing our prestigious Swedish House music tradition, from Gothenburg and the corners of three of the most promising producers out there, famous for their touch of brilliance, Johan Wedel and Don Palm! Go grab yourself a copy of In The Sunshine now!

Disfunktion & Max C – In The Sunshine (Incl. Don Palm & Johan Wedel Remix) [PinkStar Disko] – Beatport Link

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