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Returning to Neon Records after last year’s remix of ‘A Million Lights’, Dutch producer Alex van Alff drops his first solo release on the label in the form of a two-track EP titled ‘Ma House’.

Much like the title might tell you, Alex van Alff’s latest offering is a showcase of his signature House stylings. Rich in groovy basslines and chunky beat work, the ‘Ma House’ EP celebrates a rich heritage of House music with a solid 21st century spin.

Out today on Beatport.

Back to present his first single release of 2013, Sydney-residing Dave Winnel makes a convincing label debut on TV Rock’s Neon Records with ‘Draw Your Guns’, featuring Las Vegas-based vocalist Sherry St. German of ‘Steel Eyes‘ fame.

Jumping between Sherry St. Germain’s indie-like vocals and stadium-worthy beat work, ‘Draw Your Guns’ starts 2013 off right for the rising Aussie producer who has clearly upped his game for the year ahead.

Out now on Beatport.

Back to present his first single release of 2013, Sydney-residing Dave Winnel makes a convincing label debut on TV Rock’s Neon Records with ‘Draw Your Guns’, featuring Las Vegas-based vocalist Sherry St. German of ‘Steel Eyes‘ fame.

Jumping between St. Germain’s indie-like vocals and stadium-worthy beat work, ‘Draw Your Guns’ starts 2013 off right for the rising Aussie producer who has clearly upped his game for the year ahead.

Out February 22nd.

Continuing to crank out quality releases, Australian duo Denzal Park follow up ‘Scorpio’ with their second release on Fedde Le Grand and Funkerman’s Flamingo Recordings in the form of ‘Yarl.’

Turning their head to the darker terrains of Dance music yet again, ‘Yarl’ laces sterling acid drops and melodic, dubstep-oriented breakdown segments. Having managed to maintain a high level of both quality and quantity throughout 2012, and if ‘Yarl’ is any indication, 2013 doesn’t appear to become any less successful for the highly underrated pair from down-under.

Out January 21st on Neon and Flamingo.

Hot on the heels from last month’s original release, Grant Smillie and Walden’s ‘A Million Lights‘ returns to Neon Records for round two with remix duties from Sweden’s rising Progressive duo Bauer & Lanford.

With their take on Adrian Lux’s ‘Weekend Heroes‘ doing the rounds, the duo continue their onslaught of blissful Progressive House with a formidable remodel of the old school/new school Aussie pair’s latest single. Ditching the original’s somewhat cheesy undertone for a harmonic mixture of euphoric moments and lush melodic play, Bauer & Lanford’s remix shines a proud light for modern Progressive House done right.

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With global club land relishing in his relinquished studio output, TV Rock’s Grant Smillie has looked set on excelling the Australian scene of late. Joined by Sydney’s Walden and one of the country’s most promising vocal assets to date, the Aussie heavyweight returns to his own Neon Records for the release of ‘A Million Lights’.

Armed with the formidable topline talents of Aussie pop songstress Zoë Badwi, the track’s somewhat cheesy undertone is not enough to draw the light away from the strong melodic properties that pervade ‘A Million Lights’. While fellow Aussie duo Feenixpawl extend their melodic charm with a key-driven take on the original that ascends into their notably uplifting play book, DCUP makes for the most distinct remix with a lick of vintage flare for his own funky remodel from outside of the Electronic Dance comfort zone. With the addition of Alex van Alff’s rhythmically refined Tech House stylings for the finale of this remix package, Smillie and Walden appear to have established another firm indicator that the universal club bug has not been wasted on our peers Down Under.

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Words by Dan Carter

Given the ease to which Flo Rida found means to desecrate Ivan Gough and Feenixpawl’s ‘In My Mind’, its remix duties were always going to be met with a hint of scrutiny. But facing this outright anthem for 2012 like a man possessed, 18-year-old Aussie hopeful Walden is the second to give ’In My Mind‘ a formal remix following his own spree of duties for Cobra Starship and Rebecca and Fiona alike.

While the original was always going to be a tough cut to follow, Walden’s deep Progressive lead work and overbearing beats make for a comfortable extension of the Aussie collective’s seminal outing. Still relishing in the distinct vocal stylings of Georgi Kay, the uplifting remodel breaths a fresh breeze of festival sensibility into an otherwise untarnished landmark for Australian Dance music and Axwell’s Axtone Records alike.

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Words by Dan Carter

With such Axtone classics as ‘Been A Long Time’ and ‘In The Air’ under their belts, Grant Smillie and Ivan Gough, also known as TV Rock, have always been a musical force to be reckoned with.

But having first crossed paths with Dino Lenny when remixing ‘Feels Like Home’ alongside Dirty South back in 2007, the Aussie duo reunite with the renowned London singer for their first original cut in 2012. Representing their own Neon Records, Smillie and Gough blend cacophonic lead play and Dino’s deep vocals with acid-esque synths and infectious drum lines for yet another potent addition to their belts in ‘Save Me Now’. With a further original release alongside Zoë Badwi entitled ‘Bloom’ set for release in August, TV Rock follow up last year’s acclaimed ‘Diamonds In The Sky’ with a track generously given away for the price of a ‘like’.

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Update (10/9): ‘Save Me Now’ has now been officially released at Beatport but can still be downloaded for free.

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Following on from the notable reign of last year’s Swedish House Mafia approved outing ‘Nammos’, fast-rising Australian duo Denzal Park don a fresh shift in sound for their return to Neon Records ‘Amarok’. Still relishing in the energy that their remix duties for Tune in Tokyo’s ‘Ray Of Love’ mustered, their second stab at 2012 wonders from their comfort zone to don a significantly Trance orientated sound scope to their latest original release. Still rife with soulful appeal and an undertone of ferocious beat work, their tangible euphoria and well-oiled synths marks yet another reason for Australia to be bragging of its quality collective of Electronic Dance Music talents.

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Words by Dan Carter

Having scooped recurrent plays from the likes of Swedish House Mafia for their latest single release, ‘Nammos‘, Australian duo Denzal Park return to Neon Records to present the very follow-up – ‘Amarok’. Hot off the release of their widely underrated remix of Tune In Tokyo’s ‘Ray of Love‘, the duo’s upcoming second mark in 2012 sees Kam Denny and Paul Zala continue to try out somewhat new sounds. With the high-pitched and distinctly arranged synths making up fairly tangible trance influences, Denzal Park’s affinity for big beats and a soulful appeal remains intact in this potent addition to the Aussie’s qualitative back catalogue.

‘Amarok’ is released on June 1st.

N.B. Track starts at 0:30.

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