Merely four months after it’s the release of Adrian Lux’s self-entitled debut artist album for Ultra Records, August sees Lux bring aboard talent from both sides of the Atlantic for the return of the twelve-track album in a remixed and extended form.
The revival of numerous remixes of Adrian Lux’s back catalogue aside, Sweden’s Bauer & Lanford take the headline spot as the more restrained canvas of ‘Weekend Heroes’ is given a euphoric turn to the festival proof energy that 21st century Dance music now demands. Building further on the definitive lead play and atmospheric energy of the aforementioned duo, Ken Loi replaces the vintage instrumental work of Adrian Lux’s ‘Angels’ with stadium-esque synths and chugging bass lines before rounding things off with an acid-esque Franz Novotny remix of ‘Silence’ and the sought-after extended version of Lux and Lune’s minimalistic take on ‘Leave The World Behind’.
Adrian Lux – Weekend Heroes (Bauer & Lanford Remix):
Adrian Lux – Angels (Ken Loi Remix):
Adrian Lux feat. Lune – Leave The World Behind (Extended Mix):
Adrian Lux feat. And Then – Silence (Franz Novotny Remix):
As officially premiered on Tiesto’s well-acclaimed weekly radio show ”Club Life,” rising American Ken Loi follows on from a blissful debut on the Dutchman’s Musical Freedom imprint to lay down his take on Adrian Lux’s album single ‘Angels’. Building further on the catchy melodies of the original, Ken Loi replaces Adrian Lux’s vintage sound with stadium-esque synths and chugging bass lines but lets the distinguishing vocal remain intact for a production considerably more reminiscent of the sound currently doing the rounds. But in a bid to further fortify his spot on the American club circuit, Ken Loi brings his A-game to the halls of Ultra Records yet again following his 2011 remix of ‘Only You‘ for a remix that is certain to go down as his most potent contender for the festival season.
More info on the release as we get it.
Picking up where his remix of Dragonette’s ‘Let It Go’ left off, Vancouver-bred ImanoS is back on mix duties to release episode 15 of his series of mixtapes entitled ”Decked Out.” Known not for an intense structure but by an often inspiring track selection, solid transitions and fairly high-profile guest mixers, episode 15 ticks all of the right boxes as far as well-crafted mixes are concerned. Following in the footsteps of former guest mixers Nicky Romero and R3hab, newly inaugurated Musical Freedom artist Ken Loi brings us 30 minutes of big beats, symphonic synths and tracks like Avicii’s remix of ‘Superlove,’ the Thomas Gold remix of ‘The Wave,’ and his Musical Freedom debut ‘All It Takes.’
01. Alesso vs. Keane – Silenced By The Night (Alesso Remix) [Refune/Universal]
02. Jupiter Ace feat. Geneva Lane – Glowing In The Dark [Big Vision]
03. Moguai & Tommy Trash – In ‘N’ Out (Tommy Trash Club Mix) [Mau5trap]
04. Nilson & The 8th Note – Transformers [Flamingo]
05. Spencer & Hill & Nadia Ali – Believe It (Ziggy Remix) [Strictly Rhythm]
Ken Loi Guest Mix
06. Avicii vs. Lenny Kravitz – Superlove [Big Beat]
07. Meiko – Leave The Lights On (Morgan Page Remix) [Fantasy/Concord]
08. Emeli Sandé – Daddy (La Riots Remix) [Virgin]
09. Miike Snow – The Wave (Thomas Gold Remix) [Axtone]
10. Ken Loi feat. Zashanell – All It Takes [Musical Freedom]
11. Michael Brun & Special Features – Synergy [Phazing] w/ Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (Acappella) [Universal] w/ Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix) [XL]
Dubbed as one of 2011’s most essential breakthroughs by Tiësto himself, Ken Loi’s reign on the American club circuit has been aptly supreme. Teaming up with Miami based singer Zashanell, his debut single for Musical Freedom looks set to make 2012 a year of prosper for the hotly tipped stateside talent.
Proving a far gentler canvas than that of his remix duties for Tiësto and Kaskade’s ‘Only You‘ back in 2011, ‘All It Takes’ emerges as an infectious inaugural mark of vocally charged Progressive play for the summer season. Sweeping a divine array of synths alongside Zashanell’s catchy topline, Loi’s staggered beats and melodic substance make for a groundbreaking effort from one of America’s most promising newcomers under the watchful gaze of the globes definitive Dance icon.
Words by Dan Carter
Deemed one of 2011’s most essential break-throughs by powerhouse Tiësto himself, Ken Loi has established himself as something of a rising star on the American club circuit. But where his official remix for Kaskade and Tiësto’s ‘Only You‘ kicked off 2011 with utmost style, Ken Loi’s year of 2012 seems to be starting in an evenly impressive manner as Loi teams up with Miami-based singer Zashanell for his debut single on Musical Freedom, ‘All It Takes’. Embracing a far gentler sound than his inaugural release of 2011, bumpy drum work, sweeping synth lines and Zashanell’s blissful top line come together to shape up Loi’s most groundbreaking work to date.
Update: ‘All It Takes’ is out on May 28 via Musical Freedom. Official preview now also available.
As premiered by Kaskade at Tomorrowland Festival 2011, San Francisco-based Ken Loi screens a new remix of his. Irrupting onto the House scene in early February with the release of his take on Only You by Kaskade and Tiësto, Loi continues to shew as the stellar talent he is with a hard and solid rendering of progressive house. Also behind remixes on Cobra Starship’s You Make Me Feel and Wynter Gordon’s Til Death single this year, Loi is now preparing to instal himself on Australia-stationed Vicious Recordings with this credible remix of The Potbelleez and the electro foursome’s one month old Midnight Midnight single. The rather puerile but ever so catchy acappella is put on the disposal of the American up-and-comer for a forthcoming release on the label that this year is responsible for dropping Avicii’s Jailbait and Snus singles among many others.
Ken Loi has grown quite rapidly onto the scene lately, primarily in regards of his highly supported remix of Kaskade and Tiësto’s Only You single in early February. Hot off the heels from his take on Wynter Gordon’s 2011 follow-up to Dirty Talk, Til Death, California resident Mr. Loi has the You Make Me Feel single by Cobra Starshipand Sabi put at his disposal for the release on Atlantic Records’ dance department Big Beat Records. It’s the new peak-timer from the USA producer, gracing the original with a catchy and slamming drop!
Ken Loi has grown quite rapidly onto the scene lately, primarily in regards of his highly supported remix of Kaskade and Tiësto’s Only You single in early February. Hot off the heels from his take on Wynter Gordon’s 2011 follow-up to Dirty Talk, Til Death, California resident Mr. Loi has the You Make Me Feel single by Cobra Starship and Sabi put at his disposal for a forthcoming release on Atlantic Records’ dance department Big Beat Records. Set for release on July 19th is the next peak-timer from the USA producer, gracing the original with a catchy and slamming drop, have a listen!
Having successfully unleashed her break-through single Dirty Talk in early 2010, Wynter Gordon returns with a 2011 follow-up to the major hit. Representing TV Rock’s Neon Records, the remix package is now available, headlined by an outstanding version coming from the corners of Solihull and rising star Dan Castro. Going from an interaction of sensitive sounds to acid-influenced beats, Castro’s remix is definitely a worthy headliner of the release. Accompanied by two explicit remixes from talented Ken Loi and R3hab, this package is certainly going to be haunting us for some time now.
Having unveiled Dan Castro’s brilliant remix, it’s time to shed light on Ken Loi and R3hab’s remixes of the track. Wynter Gordon made a name for herself in 2010, reaching eminence with the Dirty Talk single and is new returning to seize this year with her next trademarker – Til Death. Representing Neon Records and Atlantic’s dance music department Big Beat Records, Til Death will most likely breach new territories for her and the talented remixers. It’s due out on April 29th, have a listen!