Still on a high from remixing the vocal version of Rune RK’s ‘Teacup’ for Spinnin’ Records, Haitian Phazing protégé Michael Brun returns to remix duties to give us his take on one of the singles off Dirty South’s recent debut album, ‘Speed Of Life’.
Using his signature progressive sound scope, Brun swaps the U2-like instrumental of ‘Your Heart’ for a whirlwind of melodic leads, utilizing the soft, rock-edged vocals of Joe Gil with a crescendo of caressing synths.
Out now on iTunes.
(Worldwide release coming soon)
Fresh off remixing Rune RK, Haiti’s Michael Brun returns to unveil the first single from his upcoming EP release on Phazing Records following an official premiere in Dirty South’s Essential Mix last night.
Armed with an orgy of prancing synths, there is a sincere sense of progressive energy in Brun’s return to the spotlight of emotive dance music. Rallying Brun’s signature melodic disposition alongside the seductive vocal talents of Miami-based Zashanell, ‘Halfway’ sees the Haitian producer lay down what is quite possibly one of his best works to date.
A release date is yet to be announced.
First played exclusively for fans in attendance of his performance at the Sirius XM headquarters back in mid November, a high-quality preview of Jacques Lu Cont’s much-anticipated remix of Dirty South and Alesso’s ‘City Of Dreams’ has finally surfaced, courtesy of last night’s Essential Mix by Dirty South himself.
Away from all things fist-pumping, Stuart Price’s remix maintains the blissful vibe of the original but in a considerably calmer and more collected sense. Armed with an array of effortlessly beautiful melodies, Price utilises Rudy’s haunting vocals without so much as a hint of misplaced emotion.
More info on the release as we get it.
With an unprecedented discography of originals and high-profile remixes already behind him, Australia’s Dirty South drops his debut full-length offering “Speed of Life” enroute to WMC in a bid to show the full potential of the album concept. True to its title and inspired by the different moods and energy surges of Dragan Roganović and the hectic global tendencies that saw the album created almost entirely on the road,” Speed of Life” is by very nature an album of musical balance. Despite being more commonly associated with an emotive peak time output through his Phazing imprint, the album looks forward rather than relying on the steps behind it.
“Speed Of Life” is today exclusively on iTunes.
Kicked off with ‘Gods’, a powerful yet melodic snapshot of Dirty South’s instrumental aptitude alongside Rudy, further unique snapshots ‘Until The End’ and ‘Your Heart’ match thick skinned composition with the uplifting vocal tendencies that Dirty South has come to hallmark, benefitting considerably from Joe Gil’s slick vocal assets. While tracks such as ‘Champions’ emphasize his ability to match the with club proof energy, the outspoken ‘Sunrise’ acts as a firm reminder to the sheer coherent latitude that has forged Dirty South as an image of creative substance upon the modern industry skyline.
Where others have used the full-length format as a dumping ground for B-sides and inconsistent collaborations, “Speed of Life” is as much a journey piece in its own right as it is an aural landmark to the various dimensions of the Australian producer’s whirlwind career. In one of the more mature yet meticulous balancing of modern club fuel and upfront musical ingenuity, this full-length debut shows that far from burning out on the global club circuit, Dirty South has found creative absolution in the face of dance music’s alleged heyday. Balance in place and quality at a high, the life and times of Dragan Roganović are unlikely to slow down in the wake of this full-length landmark for artist and industry alike.
Words by Dan Carter
Phazing Records head honcho Dirty South unites with Germany’s Deniz Koyu to release the finished product of a joint studio session back in late August of last year, entitled ‘Halo’.
A set-staple throughout the City Of Dreams tour and set to to be the last release for the label before Dirty South’s debut studio album ‘Speed Of Life‘ drops on March 5th, ‘Halo’ rallies the duo’s knack for melodic stylings alongside their superior production values to create a solid first release of the New Year for the Aussie-German duo.
Out today on Beatport.
Phazing head honcho Dirty South unites with Germany’s Deniz Koyu to preview the finished product of a joint studio session back in late August of last year, entitled ‘Halo’.
A set-staple throughout the City Of Dreams tour and told to be the last release before Dirty South’s debut studio album drops, ‘Halo’ rallies the duo’s knack for melodic stylings alongside their superior production values to create a solid first release of the New Year for the Aussie-German duo.
Out February 4th on Phazing Records.
Having proven their unified strength with their remix of ‘You Used Me‘ earlier this year, Australian trio Those Usual Suspects unite with local peer Nordean for their first collaborative stint for Dirty South’s Phazing imprint with the ‘Burn Forever’ EP.
Where the original mix of ‘Burn Forever’ mixes the familiar vocal stylings of ‘Walking Alone’ topliner Erik Hecht with a smooth yet stubborn run of melodic developments and uplifting hooks, Haitian boywonder Michael Brun brings a sharper peak time rendition to the package. With EP B-side ‘Prophet’ showcasing the collaborative force at an instrumental high with progressive grooves and euphoric synths in full-effect, this latest EP off Phazing Records sets the imprint in positive motion towards the New Year.
Out today on Beatport.
Those Usual Suspects & Nordean – Prophet (Original Mix)
Outside of his role within Australia’s elite House export, there is something unchallengeable about the consistent force of Dirty South and his Phazing label. Carrying forward the uplifting hallmarks now synonymous with his often replicated sound, Dragan Roganović links up with label protégé Michael Brun for a shot of hope for modern Progressive House with Phazing Radio-premiered ‘Rift’.
While the stereotype goes that Sweden remain the untimely key holders to emotive synth play, the duo pick up right where ‘City Of Dreams‘ left off to prove the majority wrong with an injection of accessible club fuel. But underneath the colorful synths and heartwarming charisma, there is something inherently sincere in Dirty South and Michael Brun’s approach that leads this beautiful song with unmistakable soul.
With Dirty South loudly singing his praises, Haitian boywonder Michael Brun is back in true Phazing fashion to unveil his Phazing Radio-premiered remix of Those Usual Suspects and Nordean’s new single alongside Erik Hecht.
Having comfortably executed two original efforts for the label and with a third one on the way in ‘Rift‘ alongside label head honcho Dirty South himself, Brun’s upcoming fourth release on Phazing marks his return to remix duty with an uplifting take on ‘Burn Forever‘. Made up of joyous piano play, Hecht’s angelic voice and ultimately a crescendo of caressing synths, Brun goes in the same vein as his more recent studio exploits, putting a traditional Phazing twist on the more restrained original.
Update (4/12): Out December 17th on Phazing Records along with the original mix and another original track called ‘Prophet’.
Outside of his role within Australia’s elite House export, there is something unchallengeable about the consistent force of Dirty South and his Phazing label. Carrying forward the uplifting hallmarks now synonymous with his often replicated sound, Dragan Roganović is joined by label protégé Michael Brun for a shot of hope for modern Progressive House with Phazing Radio-premiered ‘Rift’.
While the stereotype goes that Sweden remain the untimely key holders to emotive synth play, the cross-nation duo pick up right where ‘City Of Dreams‘ left off to prove the vast majority wrong with a universally accessible injection of angelic club fuel. But beneath the waterfall of colorful synths and heartwarming charisma, there is something inherently sincere in Dirty South and Michael Brun’s approach that leads this beautiful song with unmistakable soul.
Update (12/11): Out November 26th on Phazing Records. Official preview now available.