Having upped the ante for Belgiumâs part in the global Dance explosion considerably throughout 2012, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Regiâs âMomentumâ receives a long overdue slew of remixes from two of the globeâs most promising contenders.
With successive releases for Axtone and Stealth Records already behind him, fast rising Frenchman Michael Calfan looks to extend the shelf life of his Belgian peers Miami Music Week favourite. With uplifting chord progressions and suspenseful builds of energy at hand in signature Calfan style, his emotive yet overtly unoriginal take adds a fresh dimension of softer yet melodically refined club fuel to âMomentumâ.
Armed with an array of high-pitched synth work and dramatic Electro builds, New York residingÂ Clockwork makes by far the most effective mark on the track. Mixing chugging chord play and mechanical beats into the equation, this heavyset remix extends the energy behind his own rising alias and the early 2012 favourite alike to notable new heights.
In a bid to extend the shelf life of Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Regi’s ‘Momentum’, Axtone-approved FrenchmanÂ Michael Calfan is on hand to don his signature sound the Belgian trio’s Miami Music Week contender. Enhancing his diverse hold on melodic play alongside the usual suspenseful rises of a Calfan-branded gem, the mixture of sharp keys and anthemic synth work makes for yet another signature addition to his belt. As emotive as it is apt for the summer season, this latest endeavour marks a firm continuation of the well-groomed club cuts we have come to associate with the Parisian responsible for ‘Resurrection‘ and remix duties for the likes of David Guetta alike.
Set to be released on August 27 via Smash The House.
Through various international exploits and their own Spinnin sub-label Smash The House, Belgian duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike have proven to be anything but passing assets to European Dance Music. Already associated with two-years worth of Tomorrowland anthems and back-to-back universally acclaimed bangers across the board, their positive momentum within the industry is indisputable. Dealing in the same positivity as their extensive catalogue of Progressive House bombs, their latest collaboration alongside Regi for Smash The House deals in uplifting rises and intense melodics breakthroughs that mark a swift transition from the icy gaze of winter to the warm resonance of the European festival season. It may seem miles away, but such welcoming aural teases as âMomentumâ are sure to make the wait that little bit less depressing.
Words by Dan Carter
As if featuring the official Tomorrowland anthem for the second year in a row and releasing a well-received revamp of a minimal original from ‘05 wasn’t enough to fortify this Belgian duo as part of the crĂ©me de la crĂ©me of clubland, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike team up with Regi for another ground-breaking record. While representing the seventh release off their very own sublabel of Spinnin Records, Smash The House, ‘Momentum’ embraces a far more progressive appeal as opposed to their previous electro-house oriented offerings. With a slickly crafted and well placed synth-filled lead at its mercy, ‘Momentum’ is certain to plant itself somewhere at the forefront of the industry as an entrancing contender for the warmer times ahead.
The instrumental version of ‘Momentum’ is released on February 14th via Smash The House while a vocal mix and remixes are set to arrive in March.