Having taken their forward-thinking sound to the charts and back, elusive Norwegian duo Lemâitre return onto the radar with an official remix for Mat Zo and Porter Robinson’s ‘Easy’.
Touching on yet more of the rising producers’ maturely refined sound, this Electro-tinted remix showcases their signature blend of bubbly lead play and feel-good vibes. Bouncing off the vocals with uplifting melodic play and those vintage synth spots we now associate with the duo, ‘Easy’ is given a dignified remodel that extends the hysteria surrounding this evident contender for the throne of European House sovereignty.
Out April 14th.
No stranger to remix duties, Holland’s R3hab unites with Russian Axtone favorites Hard Rock Sofa to put their twist on the Feed Me-produced next single from Example’s latest studio album.
Showing off their dexterity for the coarser side of club fuel, their first collaborative production sits on the slightly heavier side of their studio outputs over the past year. Leaping from chugging Electro House to heavy melodic play, the gritty energy of their take on ‘Perfect Replacement’ make for as unpretentious of a remix as one could have hoped for from a collaboration of this calibre.
Out now on iTunes
Taking some time out from his collaborative affair alongside Sander van Doorn, aspiring Dutch chart-hopper Julian Jordan follows up Beatport #1 ‘Kangaroo‘ with a return to high-end remix duties. Amid a year that has already seen him gain heavy support from across the globe, Jordan joins the ranks of Ministry Of Sound to take on a single from longserving Brit DJ Fresh’s upcoming third studio album.
Swapping the lush drum and bass stylings of the original for his signature mixture of infectious melodic play and grinding Electro House, the 17-year-old Hollander dons his straight up big room Dance sound to RaVaughn’s uplifting voice for something that may lack in originality but shows little sign of staggering the production values for the sake of a fashionable flare.
Taking some time out from his collaborative affair alongside Sander van Doorn, aspiring Dutch chart-hopper Julian Jordan follows up Beatport #1 ‘Kangaroo‘ for a return to high-end remix duties. Amid a year that has already seen him gain heavy support from across the globe, Jordan joins the ranks of Ministry Of Sound to take on a single from longserving British tunemonger DJ Fresh’s upcoming third studio album.
Swapping the lush drum and bass stylings of the original for his signature mixture of infectious melodic play and grinding Electro House, the 17-year-old Hollander dons his straight up big room Dance sound to RaVaughn’s uplifting voice with little sign of staggering the production values for the sake of a fashionable flare.
Out September 23 on Ministry Of Sound Recordings.
Despite the cold weather and increasingly depressing output of reality TV, there are a few reasons left for Britain to show a little pride when it comes to national accolades. With diamond-like precision, Juan Kidd has raised the bar where British House triumph is concerned.
Fusing ambient grooves and delicate rhythmic persuasions, his latest work delivers the same sleek House stylings that we have come to associate with the Manchester producer’s definitive outings over the past few years. Taking a chilled and Balearic route to his Pete Tong-approved remix duties for letthemusicplay’s ‘So Tired’, his return to Ministry Of Sound marks a seminal notch in his compelling studio output to bring the Mediterranean heat seamlessly with another fine Ibiza contender.
Ministry Of Sound step away from the more popular realms of Dance music to present a post-summer House gem in it’s own right. Bringing aboard Roma-residing 21-year-olds Luca D’Angelo and Matteo Soru who make up the versatile DJ and production outfit Fire Flowerz, ‘Vision’ sees the Italy duo debut on the longstanding London imprint with one of the finer specimens of exotic beat work to emerge for 2012. Fusing instrumentally refined House stylings with deep groove orientated play, ‘Vision’ stays true to its name and shines a bright light for the young Italians’ somewhat futuristic take on the sadly all too often overlooked music style known as disco-house.
More info on the release as we get it.
Having rekindled the values of remixing with a sturdy clash of club music and classic Elton John, Pnau’s ‘Good Morning To The Night’, is given a lick of Electro stylings from Belgium’s own Siege. Premiered on the bank holiday edition of Pete Tong’s Essential Selection show, the remix received the same ardent adoration as its predecessor.
Still utilizing the vocal assets of Sir Elton John, the new energy conjured in Sieges take is led by a blazing array of strong leads and chaotic chord play. Outside of its heavier drum progressions, Siege’s remix remains the perfect digression from the originals more feel-good hallmarks and turns a blatant classic of late into a full frontal club stormer that is sure to be at play throughout the summer season.
‘Good Morning To The Night’ will be released on June 25.
Words by Dan Carter
Amid the strong resurgence of fine club cuts currently associated with America’s new-found adoration for Dance music, young blooded Electro warrior Porter Robinson has proven an unshakably popular dictator to his genre. Having remained somewhat quiet since last year’s groundbreaking Spitfire EP for Skrillex’s OSWLA imprint, the 19-year-old American producer breaks his silence with the utmost style for Electronic entrepreneurs Big Beat and Ministry of Sound. Blending divine melodic progressions with clear-cut Electro stylings, Robinson is still not shy to throwing the odd low-end wobble into the equation. Nevertheless, ‘Language’ borders on the euphoric and with a momentous top line taking the track forward with impressive pace, his Big Beat debut proves to be one of his most memorable and original outings to date.
Words by Dan Carter
Some would say there is a circle reserved in hell for people who attempt to deface the work of Sir Elton John. Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes, however, have never been a duo to conform to public consensus. Following on from their blistering album ‘Soft Universe’ for Ministry of Sound, the daring duo embrace John’s underrated ‘Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters’ in a bid to unite their electronic stylings with an undeniable pop icon.
Treading respectfully over the originals instantly recognisable top line, Pnau turn this nostalgic ballad into a fresh-faced injection of euphorically charged Electronica. Ornamented with uplifting synth play and an infectious array of instrumental leads, their controversial turn is an ultimately satisfying and uniquely tailored tribute to the more emotive realms of 1970’s pop. With Pete Tong voicing his approval amid of his weekly Essential Selection radio shows, ‘Good Moorning to the Night’ is proving an instant classic across the board.
‘Good Morning To The Night’ is released on June 25.
Words by Dan Carter
It may have been some time since we first met Michael Woods Trance predecessor, but armed with a slew of formative anthems and his finely-tuned imprint Diffused Record, the London based Ministry of Sound resident has clearly still got some fighting spirit left in him. Drawing on the unforgettable top line that once represented the tougher brunt of the British Electronic explosion, Woods’ endeavours to unite the past with the boisterous present he now represents, driving solid Progressive House vibes into this ancient yet immortal outing. Where his familiar approach to the solid drums and distant leads may not make for an original take for Woods, there is no denying that since proving itself a key moment in the rising producers career, a 21st century remodel was not the craziest thing to pursue.
Words by Dan Carter