Having extended their reach to the wider industry and airwaves alike for 2012, Swanky Tunes employ fellow Russian dignitaries Hard Rock Sofa and Matisse & Sadko to make the second mark on their Showland imprint with ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)’. Premiered by Hardwell during his Hardwell On Air radio show, ‘Chemistry’ packs a suitably sharp array of heavyset synths and peak time beats for a track powerful enough to match the title’s ironic narcotic referencing. Accompanied by a drug orientated video with an entertaining twist, this collective effort plays on the high-end of modern club culture with a very topical focus, providing one of the most powerful insights into Russia’s impending House overhaul to date.
Setting the tone ahead of their upcoming original track with Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko are back to round out the month of October with a new, hour-long mix. Engaging in the stylings that have come to define their studio output, the Russian duo bring the peak-time energy for an October 2012 mix of hands-in-the-air moments throughout. It features the likes of Fedde Le Grand’s ‘Raw‘, Eric Prydz’s ‘Every Day‘, the just released ‘Lights‘ by Steve Angello and Third Party and more.
01. Eric Prydz – Every Day [Pryda]
02. Fedde Le Grand – Raw
03. Dada Life – Arrive Beautiful Leave Ugly [So Much Dada]
04. Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko, Swanky Tunes – Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher) [Showland]
05. Steve Angello & Third Party – Lights [Size]
06. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload [Refune]
07. Miike Snow – Pretender (Deniz Koyu Remix) [Columbia]
08. Tom Staar – Cheyenne [Kindergarten]
09. Discopolis – Committed To Sparkle Motion (DubVision Remix) [Axtone]
10. Walden – Our Beginning
11. Cicada feat. Holly Miranda – Over & Over (Denzal Park Remix) [Heat]
12. Julian Jordan & Martin Garrix – BFAM [Spinnin]
13. Jewels & Scott Sparks – Toxic Rush [Flamingo] w/ Alex Gopher – Hello Inc. (Digitalism Remix) [Go 4]
14. Tristan Garner – Sloan [Xtra Life]
In the aftermath of its worldwide radio premiere on Friday’s episode of Hardwell On Air, Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko and Swanky Tunes team up to release the official music video to their upcoming release on Showland Records, ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)’.
Taking place in the suburbs of St. Petersburg, the video sees the Russian producers take up acting as what at first appears to be a group of chemists handling cocaine. But when a SWAT team starts bashing in the doors, the video ends with one of the biggest movie cliché of all time: “It’s not what it looks like.” Perhaps not as intriguing as the video to Alesso’s ‘Years’, but it makes for an apt visual accompaniment to the track’s title and strong rock influences.
Out November 5th on Showland Records.
When three of Russia’s most exciting modern House assets to date combine forces, the outcome was never going to be mediocre. First played by Matisse & Sadko at Sensation Russia 2012 and given an exclusive spin on last night’s Hardwell On Air radio show, ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)’ sees Swanky Tunes joined by Hard Rock Sofa and Matisse & Sadko for the upcoming second release on Showland Records.
Flowing seamlessly between rock-influenced builds and bright, swift synth lines, the neoteric track incorporates the current trend of strong rock influences and festival-esque synths in an impressive manner. Grinding in and out of an array of dotted lead work, ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)’ redeems their unorthodox manoeuvres with a strong return to the tough faced productions that made them three of the industry’s more potent production outfits.
Out November 5th on Showland Records.
With a new original alongside Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa on the way, brotherly duo Matisse & Sadko release their jam-packed 60 minute mix for September 2012. Blazing through a 13-track selection of euphoric highs and grinding lows, the Russians’ latest mix features the likes of John Dahlback’s new Toolroom release ‘Sing That‘, the unreleased Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa remix of ‘Let’s Go‘, Moguai’s remix of ‘Extreme Ways (Bourne’s Legacy)‘, and ‘Toxic Rush‘ by Jewelz and Scott Sparks among others.
01. John Dahlback – Sing That [Toolroom]
02. Kryder vs. Danny Howard feat. Joel Edwards – Sending Out An S.O.S [Spinnin]
03. Mika – Make You Happy (Walden Remix) [Island]
04. Wolfgang Gartner – Love & War [Ultra]
05. Inpetto – Shhhh! (Sander van Doorn Edit) [Doorn]
06. Skytech vs. Fafaq – International Language [Spinnin] w/ Fedde le Grand & Nicky Romero feat. Matthew Koma – Sparks (Acappella)
07. Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let’s Go (Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa Remix) [Columbia]
08. Digitalism – Zdarlight (Fedde Le Grand & Deniz Koyu Remix) [Toolroom] w/ Justice vs. Simian – We Are Your Friends (Acappella)
09. Jewelz & Scott Sparks – Toxic Rush [Flamingo]
10. Moby – Extreme Ways (Bourne’s Legacy) (Moguai Remix) [Little idiot]
11. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child [EMI]
12. Dirty South & Alesso feat. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams [Phazing]
13. Bobby Vena & Andy Murphy feat. Livingstone – Let’s Go All In (Whelan & Di Scala Remix) [Onelove]
Off the back of the highly successful official release, brotherly Russian duo Matisse & Sadko’s take on American Rock outfit Shinedown’s ‘Unity’ single returns for round two with a free giveaway of the sought-after instrumental version.
But where Shinedown’s sinewy vocals never truly fit that of Matisse & Sadko’s euphoric key work, the instrumental version sees their remix of ‘Unity’ take further flight away from the realms of radio friendly club music with little compromise on energy and integrity throughout. Still as strong an indicator of the true potential of modern Dance music as it is the quality of remixes currently on offer, the free release of the instrumental version should open up for some pretty interesting mashup and edit opportunities.
Brotherly Russian duo Matisse & Sadko return to mix duties to release the August 2012 edition of their monthly mix series. Perhaps not as eclectic and profoundly unique as yesterday’s two hour Justice mix, but in a solid mixture of unreleased, new releases and a couple of mashups of their own, Matisse & Sadko bring the peak time energy for yet another somewhat refreshing 60 minute mix. It features such tracks as Tom Staar’s ‘Home‘, John Dahlback’s ‘Zeus‘, the Jacques Lu Cont take on Coldplay’s ‘Charlie Brown‘, their own remix of ‘Unity‘ and more.
01. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Regi – Momentum (Michael Calfan Remix) [Smash The House]
02. Shinedown – Unity (Matisse & Sadko Instrumental Remix) [Atlantic] w/ Axwell & Dirty South feat. Rudy – Open Your Heart (Acapella)
03. Tom Staar – Home [Mau5trap]
04. Project 46 & DubVision feat. Donna Lewis – You & I [Spinnin]
05. John Dahlback – Zeus [Doorn] w/ Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone (Acapella)
06. Sander van Doorn & Julian Jordan – Kangaroo [Doorn]
07. Burns – Lies (Otto Knows Remix) [Columbia]
08. Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation (Gregor Salto Acid Vocal Remix) [Ultra]
09. Wolfgang Gartner – Girl On Boy [Ultra]
10. Zedd feat. Matthew Koma – Spectrum (Deniz Koyu Remix) [Interscope]
11. Alesso feat. Matthew Koma – Years [Refune]
12. Eric Turner vs. Avicii – Dancing In My Head (Avicii’s Been Cursed Mix) [Capitol]
13. Coldplay – Charlie Brown (Jacques Lu Cont Mix)
Bonded brothers of the transient peak timer Matisse & Sadko have had little cause to fret over their now promising industry shelf life. Having scaled the likes of Axtone and Armada Music alike, the Russian duos follow-up remix to M-3ox’s ‘Beating Of My Heart’ strays unexpectedly from the comfort zone of Dance music to take on American Rock outfit Shinedown’s single ‘Unity’.
But when the piercing call of Matisse & Sadko’s frisky key work breaks the surface of the original’s moving vocal line, ‘Unity’ takes flight towards the realms of infectious club music with little compromise on energy and integrity throughout.
Words by Dan Carter
Russian tandem duo Matisse & Sadko continue their monthly series of one hour mixes with the release of this year’s July edition. From Redlight’s vintage-sounding forthcoming single ‘Lost In Your Love’ to the latest release from French wunderkind Hugo Leclercq, ‘Finale‘, the Russian brothers have put together a fairly eclectic mix that blends euphoric highs and intricate lows. It includes the likes of Tom Staar’s remix of ‘African Drop‘, Hot Mouth’s recent release off Rising, ‘Totally Worth It‘, alongside Chris James, their own soon-to-be-released remix of ‘Unity‘ and more.
Update (12:30 AM CET): The mix was just re-uploaded
01. Redlight – Lost In Your Love (Main Mix) [Polydor]
02. Hot Mouth feat. Chris James – Totally Worth It [Rising]
03. Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker (Otto Knows Remix) [So Much Dada]
04. Rob Marmot & My Digital Enemy – African Drop (Tom Staar Remix) [Wall]
05. Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Here We Go [Axtone]
06. Duher – Millenium [Xtra Life]
07. Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero – Sparks (Instrumental Mix) [Flamingo]
08. letthemusicplay feat. UTRB – Don’t Weigh Me Down (John Dahlback Remix) [Ministry Of Sound]
09. Albin Myers – The Beast [Musical Freedom]
10. Shinedown – Unity (Matisse & Sadko Instrumental Remix) [Atlantic]
11. Inpetto – Yuccasin [Doorn]
12. Zedd feat. Matthew Koma – Spectrum (Arty Remix) [Interscope]
13. Madeon – Finale [Popcultur]
Bonded brothers of the transient peak timer Matisse & Sadko have had little cause to fret over their now promising industry shelflife. Having scaled the likes of Axtone and Armada music alike, the Russian duos follow-up remix to M-3ox’s ‘Beating of my Heart’ strays unexpectedly from the comfort zone of EDM to take on American Rock outfit Shinedown’s stadiumesque single ‘Unity’.
But when the piercing call of Matisse & Sadko’s frisky key work breaks the surface of the original’s moving vocal line, ‘Unity’ takes flight towards the realms of radio friendly club music with little compromise on energy and integrity throughout. Despite the seemingly unfit match, this forward-facing remix is as strong an indicator of the true potential of modern EDM as it is the quality of remixes currently on offer amid the genre’s most prolific year to date.
The Matisse & Sadko remix is released July 31st.
Words by Dan Carter