Accompanying an already diverse package for French commercial House guru Martin Solveig, 17 year-old Finnish newcomer Lenno joins the ranks of fellow remixers A-Trak, Madeon and more to don his own fresh take on ‘The Night Out’. Now inaugurated into the good books of Dirty South’s Phazing imprint courtesy of a solid remix of vocal landmark ‘Eyes Wide Open’, the young producer has already proven a dab hand when it comes to high-end remix duties.
Providing a far cleaner and relatively safe cut compared to the rest of the package, Lenno’s clean cut House grooves and bubbly lead play are not to be casually dismissed. With solid and uplifting exuberance, his approach suitably matches the original’s perky top line and makes for a worthy injection of up and coming talent to this high-profile release from a universal favourite on the European Dance circuit.
Words by Dan Carter
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 prancer Martin Solveig may have turned some devout fans sour in the past year of chart worthy antics, his young Nu Disco orientated peer Madeon has certainly raised the bar for young and talent producers across the globe.
Previewed exclusively by longstanding supporter Pete Tong, Madeon’s remix of ‘The Night Out’ touches on yet more of the rising producers maturely refined sound. Despite his significant lack of experience, this Elecro-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. Bouncing off the originals stern top line with an uplifting injection melodic play and those familiar vintage synth spots we now associate with the young French master, ‘The Night Out’ is given a dignified remodel that extends the hysteria surrounding this evident contender for the throne of European House sovereignty.
‘The Night Out’ EP will be released on April 2nd via Solveig’s own Mixture label.
Update: Official preview added
Words by Dan Carter
Outside of his part in whacky House tag-team Duck Sauce, Montreal’s A-Trak is not only the DJ’s DJ, but an impressively outgoing asset of musical differentiation. Far opposite then to France’s unashamedly familiar landmark Martin Solveig, a man whose marketing skills have exceeded his talent from the outset of his album ‘Smash’. But with acid like pursuassion and an air of the craftily cut beats that we have all grown to love, A-Trak’s 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.
‘The Night Out’ EP is out on April 2nd on Solveig’s own Mixture Stereophonic Records.
Words by Dan Carter
Taken from Martin Solveig’s recently released fifth studio album, entitled “Smash”, Big In Japan – featuring Canadian electro-pop trio Dragonette and, appropriately enough, the dynamic Japanese female group Idoling!!! – gets the remix treatment. Quite remindful of one of its prosperous predecessors, Hello, the single that is told to be the next major off the hands of the Parisian reflects upon a pop-like feel with a dash of retro and induces, alike former Solveig singles, producers a desire to creatively process the playful Solveig instrumentals.
Armed with their filthiest and hottest electro sound combinations to date, the first remix duty hails from the holy grail of electronic dance music, Amsterdam, and the corner of the up-and-coming Les Bros duo. Borrowing heavily from the original’s memorable build-ups and colorful vocals, the remix later emerges in its natural grace with a uniquely knitted dubstep and electro-house blend of intermittent beeps, fierce baselines and their sturdy signature wobbles to show the Dutchmen’s aspiring production knack.
Also aboard this package is a remix from Melbourne residents of Denzal Park. Apart from the futuristic Les Bros take, the Aussie interpretation represents that traditionally thumping club sound, only in a better shape than ever. Atop the cheeky and catchy vocals, Denzal Park add a repetetive chord progression which fluctuates in between an essential siren crescendo and a dark, hard-hitting drop adapted to fully cause impact in everything from your local bar to the most sophisticated of nightclubs.
The remix package to ‘Big In Japan’ is now out on Martin Solveig’s own Mixture Stereophonic label.
Being the mastermind behind such major hits as Encoded and Zero 76 alongside none other than Tiesto, Hardwell is now firing away his headlining version for Martin Solveig’s third smash – the 2011 anthem called Ready 2 Go, starring vocalist Kele. Fresh off the heels of his instalment on Refune, Arno Cost seizes yet another imprint’s headquarters to unleash his essential contender for the Solveig package. Although he was barely noticed in early 2011, the hugely talented Frenchman has managed has taken the industry by storm lately, releasing the eagerly anticipated The Days To Come, his Midas-like tune on Refune and, as of now, the remix for Ready 2 Go, Cost is cementing his status as a top-tier arist within electronic dance music as time passes by. The package is now available on Mixture Records.
Here’s the official music video for Martin Solveig’s recent major hit together with Dragonette – Hello. It’s truly a cool video starring Martin himself as well as the legendary Bob Sinclar, check it out!
Yesterday Martin Solveig & Dragonette got their final release of their new track Hello, out on Mixture. The release features some heavy remixes from Sidney Samson, Michael Woods and our own crazy Swedes Dada Life. Enjoy!