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Say what you will about Finnish duo Marcus Masion and Will Dragen’s notable digression from the sound that sold them to their now global fanbase, but returning to Armin van Buuren’s Armada Label offshoot Zouk Recordings, Maison & Dragen prove an adaptive stronghold with their latest outing ‘Wet Dreams’. Off the back of their somewhat underrated remix for Martin Solveig’s ‘The Night Out‘, the duos heavy-set Electro front drives a fresh club appeal into their onward expanding sound scope. Where ‘Excalibur’ proved a proved an aptly pivotal stab into their extensive industry credentials, ‘Wet Dreams’ proves tougher, tighter and more tangible a summer anthem than anyone could have anticipated from this surprising European get-up.

Maison & Dragen – Wet Dreams [Zouk Recordings] – Beatport Link

Words by Dan Carter

Finnish duo Marcus Maison and Will Dragen continue to digress from the sound that made their name. Returning to Armin van Buuren’s Armada Music label following on from the release of ‘Excalibur’, Maison & Dragen present their forthcoming seventh installment on sub label Zouk Recordings. Flipping from an intense build of blistering chords somewhat reminiscent of their earlier Zouk cuts to a significantly more distorted sound, ‘Wet Dreams’ picks up on the more club-friendly appeal we were missing in their recently released underrated remix of Martin Solveig’s ‘The Night Out‘.

‘Wet Dreams’ is due to be released on May 21st via Zouk Recordings.

Maison & Dragen – Wet Dreams

/Anton

The French have proven themselves a nation of two very differing avenues in Electronic music over the past couple of years. While club-to-pop conjurer Martin Solveig has proven far more comfortable in the billboard charts, his young Nu Disco orientated peer Madeon has certainly raised the bar coming of age Electro House. Previewed exclusively by longstanding supporter Pete Tong, his remix of ‘The Night Out’ touches on yet more of the rising producers maturely refined sound. Despite his significant lack of experience, this Electro-tinted outing of energetic vigour and carefully constructed chord play shows that his short time on the scene has served his studio dialect incredibly well.

Extending the trend of chart-worthy House assets with considerable perseverance, Montreal’s finest A-Trak drops the Duck Sauce moniker and rekindles the world with his organic solo stylings.  Leading with craftily cut beats and those subtle acid moments that the globe has grown to love, his take on the inevitably predictable Solveig outing is something of a diamond amid the rough and tumble of modern Dance music. Emphasising the mildly appealing vocal line with his own sharp melodic grandeur and infectious chords, the Canadian club veteran overshadows the original with a productive knack you just cannot fake.

Bringing together the best elements of this concise House crossover, the A-Trak vs. Martin rework see’s the formative French producer return to his earlier roots with a perky yet somewhat raw take on the original. Rounding off the package with a third instalment of club leaning gold dust as well as a captivating remix from rising Finnish duo Marcus Maison and Will Dragen, all the boxes are ticked within this solid extension of Solveig’s undisputed universal charm.

Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Remixes) [Big Beat Records] – Beatport Link
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Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Madeon Remix) Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak Remix)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak vs. Martin Rework)
Martin Solveig – The Night Out (Maison & Dragen Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Better known as Another Dimension, the instrumentals of Finland-based Marcus Maison and Will Dragen’s latest release out on Zouk is turned Reign as a result of the original being graced with vocals from aspiring singer and songwriter from Sydney, Australia whom was recently featured on Nick Galea’s In My Life – Amba Shepherd. The Finnish duo that has a thing for progressive synth lead arrangements and infectious baselines hit the radar in early February with the release of Road To Euphoria, which later was followed by March’s catchy Digital Freedom single. In celebration to Zouk Recordings‘ 100th release, Reign is out now in a package of two alongside the vocal mix of Hi Scandinavia – We’re Not Alone.

Marcus Maison & Will Dragen feat. Amba Shepherd – Reign (Another Dimension) [Zouk Recordings] – Beatport Link

/Anton

Better known as Another Dimension, the instrumentals of Finland-based Marcus Maison and Will Dragen’s latest release out on Zouk is turned Reign as a result of the original being graced with vocals from aspiring singer and songwriter from Sydney, Australia whom was recently featured on Nick Galea’s In My LifeAmba Shepherd. The Scandinavian duo that has a thing for progressive synth lead arrangements and infectious baselines hit the radar in early February with the release of Road To Euphoria, which later was followed by March’s catchy Digital Freedom single. In celebration to Zouk Recordings‘ 100th release, Reign is set to release on September 12th in a package of two alongside the vocal mix of Hi Scandinavia – We’re Not Alone.

/Anton

The Oulu-based Marcus Maison teams up alongside his wingman and compatriot Will Dragen to unleash two brand new pieces of theirs via the newly launched House press of their own Hot N Cold Recordings imprint. Following the sweeping sounds of their latest release on the Armada Music department Zouk Recordings, their new EP is now available, headlined by the beautiful tones of Voyage!

Marcus Maison & Will Dragen – Calamity / Voyage EP [Hot N Cold Recordings] – Beatport Link

Marcus Maison & Will Dragen – Voyage
Marcus Maison & Will Dragen – Calamity

/Anton

The Oulu-based Marcus Maison teams up alongside his wingman and compatriot Will Dragen to fire across two brand new pieces of theirs to the newly launched House press of their own Hot N Cold Recordings imprint. Following the sweeping sounds of their latest release on the Armada Music department Zouk Recordings, their new EP is set for release on May 12th, headlined by the beautiful tones of Calamity, have a listen!

Marcus Maison & Will Dragen – Voyage
Marcus Maison & Will Dragen – Calamity

/Jesper & Anton

After having successfully fired away a total of three euphoric singles on the Armada subdivision, Marcus Maison and Will Dragen return to Zouk Recordings to make their fourth appearance with the smashing Another Dimension. With an epic bassline on their hands and nothing but brilliance in their minds, the two talents from Finland have scored yet another outstanding melody. Some big room synth lines to that and you’ve got yourself a major Summer hit such as this one.

Marcus Maison & Will Dragen – Another Dimension [Zouk Recordings] – Beatport Link

/Anton

After having successfully fired away a total of three euphoric singles on the Armada subdivision, Marcus Maison and Will Dragen return to Zouk Recordings to make their fourth appearance with the smashing Another Dimension. With an epic bassline on their hands and nothing but brilliance in their minds, the two talents from Finland have scored yet another outstanding melody. Some big room synth lines to that and you’ve got yourself a major Summer hit such as this one. It’s set for release on April 25th, have a listen!

/Anton

After having shown us the Road to Euphoria, the Finnish Marcus Maison teams up alongside his compatriot and wingman Will Dragen once again to produce a harmonic piece featuring a catchy melody, consisting of the beautiful notes of piano house. It’s called Digital Freedom and is out now through Armada Music’s prestigious sublabel - Zouk Recordings.

Marcus Maison & Will Dragen – Digital Freedom [Zouk Recordings] – Beatport Link

/Jesper & Anton

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