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Despite all of Belgium’s more stereotypical exports, Sieg Motmans’ Siege moniker has proven a rising favourite as far as Electronic Dance Music is concerned. But since excelling his name on the global circuit with affirmative remix duties, the floor has been opened for his well-oiled take on the Progressive House genre and with Pete Tong tuned in to his raw talents, ‘Plug & Play’ for Armada offshoot Zouk Records is given an exclusive play on the prestigious airwaves of radio one.

While Motman’s transition from nostalgic leads to uplifting lead play make for nothing outside of the ordinary where genre constraints are concerned, ‘Plug & Play’ consistently balances its melodic resonance with outright floor proof energy to bag the Belgian yet another promising foot forward on the European House circuit.

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Words by Dan Carter

Despite all of Belgium’s more stereotypical exports, Sieg Motmans’ Siege moniker has proven a rising favourite as far as Electronic Dance Music is concerned. But since excelling his name on the global circuit with affirmative remix duties, the floor has been opened for his well-oiled take on the Progressive House genre and with Pete Tong tuned in to his raw talents, ‘Plug & Play’ for Armada offshoot Zouk Records is given an exclusive play on the prestigious airwaves of radio one.

While Motman’s transition from nostalgic leads to uplifting lead play make for nothing outside of the ordinary where genre constraints are concerned, ‘Plug & Play’ consistently balances its melodic resonance with outright floor proof energy to bag the Belgian yet another promising foot forward on the European House circuit.

‘Plug & Play’ is set to be released on May 21 via Armada’s sub-division Zouk Recordings.

Siege – Plug & Play

Words by Dan Carter

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.

Elton vs. Pnau – Good Morning To The Night (Siege ‘To The Night’ Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

It is rare for the word of Pete Tong to be taken in vein. So having consistently supported the rising force that is Sieg Motmans, better known as Siege, the young Belgian’s eclectic take on a more mature Progressive House canvas has proven an efficient favourite across the airwaves in a creative movement that eliminates the predictability of his uninspired European peers. Debuting Armada offshoot Zouk Recordings with ‘Roads’, a melodically superior collection of eccentric beats and well-oiled synth work that made for another outing on Pete Tong’s latest Essential Selection, their is little chance of this young contender slipping off the radar with Armin van Buuren’s renowned imprint and the pioneer of BBC’s infamous Electronic presence remaining affixed to his corner of the ring.

Siege – Roads [Zouk Recordings] – Beatport Link

Siege – Roads

Words by Dan Carter

From last year’s release of Lox to the recently given away re-edit of Les Djinns, Sieg Motmans, professionally known as Siege, has built his somewhat small yet promising foundations with a consistent support from a pioneer of the airwaves – Pete Tong. Modelling his signature sound with a personal take on synth-driven Progressive House without touching on the boundaries of cheesiness, this Belgium-bred youthful has proven to hold enough production proficiency to become an essential asset to the evolution of electronic dance music shortly. For his debut on Armada Music’s Zouk Recordings division then, ‘Roads’ and it’s great deal of synth-filled melodic leads, thrilling drum combinations and a set of chunky bottom layers were all seen getting a premiere spin on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection last night for the promise of another hopeful thrust on the global charts on behalf of Siege, now with Armin van Buuren’s world renowned record label onboard.

‘Roads’ is released February 13th via Zouk Recordings.

Siege – Roads

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Originally released in 2003, Scandinavian duo Djuma Soundsystem’s club classic with strong Middle Eastern influences gets a modern revamp by aspirational, Hasselt based Siege, real name Sieg Motmans. Following on from last year’s appearance on Pete Tong’s world renowned Essential Selection with Lox, this Belgium producer and Dj continues to show high ambitions as far as his production outlet goes. Raking in support from the likes of Pete Tong, Tiësto, Thomas Gold and Kaskade, Siege’s impressive remodel of this 21st century, string-filled club anthem borrows significantly from the original while still bringing his own proficiency to the table. After a slightly edited phrase of the original’s oriental strings, an entrancing synth lead and beefy bottom layers are due to carry the light for what is looking to be another prolific year for this young Belgian.

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Djuma Soundsystem – Les Djinns (Siege Re-Edit) [Critical Mass] – Beatport Link

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Originally released in 2003, Scandinavian duo Djuma Soundsystem’s club classic with strong Middle Eastern influences gets a modern revamp by aspirational, Hasselt based Siege, real name Sieg Motmans. Following on from last year’s appearance on Pete Tong’s world renowned Essential Selection with Lox, this Belgium producer and Dj continues to show high ambitions as far as his production outlet goes. Raking in support from the likes of Tiësto, Thomas Gold and Kaskade, Siege’s impressive remodel of this 21st century, string-filled club anthem borrows significantly from the original while still bringing his own proficiency to the table. After a slightly edited phrase with the original’s oriental strings, an entrancing synth lead and beefy bottom layers are due to carry the light for what is looking to be another prolific year for this young Belgian.

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With the Pete Tong-supported Lox and his remix on Without You elevating him this year, the Belgium-stationed Siege unearths his top tunes for October in a fluctuating one hour mixtape. It features Kaskade’s stunning Turn It Down single alongside the fast-rising Swedish duo, Rebecca & Fiona, Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel’s remix on Dangerous, Alex Kenji and Frederico Scavo’s disco-inspired Just 4 You single on Hotfingers, the instrumental mix of Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s Calling hit, Wolfgang Gartner’s The Way It Was release as well as the yet to be released Swedish House Mafia take on Coldplay.

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Tracklist:

01. Norman Doray – Tobita [Cr2] w/ Siege – Lox (Instrumental Mix) [Versuz Essentials] w/ Nervo feat. Ollie James – Irresistible (Acappella) [Zouk]
02:. Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick feat. Shawnee Taylor – Stronger (Nicky Romero Remix) [Subliminal]
03:. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling (Instrumental Mix) [Refune]
04:. Wolfgang Gartner – The Way It Was [Ultra] w/ Kings Of Tomorrow – So Alive (Acappella) [Purple Tracks]
05:. DEVolution feat. Amy Pearson – Good Love (Alesso Remix) [One More Tune]
06:. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall [EMI]
07:. DJ Fresh feat. Sian Evans – Louder (Hardwell Remix) [Ministry Of Sound]
08:. James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel Remix) [Atlantic]
09:. Kaskade with Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down [Ultra]
10:. Alex Kenji & Federico Scavo – Just 4 You [Hotfingers]
11:. Carl Crème – My Lovin’ [Discopolis]
12:. Rogerseventytwo – You Take Me Higher [Fool's Gold]

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With the Pete Tong-supported Lox single under his belt, Belgium’s earnest Siege presents his track selection for June, featuring Thomas Gold’s bouncy remix for Adele, the intense Alesso remix of Pressure, the piano smash Thomas Sagstad scored out of Live Your Life as well as two of our own exclusive free downloads – Tommy Trash’s brilliant remix of Jona Vark and the sought-after Otto Knows rework of Hide and Seek!

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Tracklist:

01. Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix) [Interscope]
02. Alex Kenji, Starkillers & Nadia Ali – Pressure (Alesso Remix) [Spinnin]
03. Adele – Set Fire To The Rain (Thomas Gold Remix) [XL]
04. Gypsy & The Cat – Jona Vark (Tommy Trash Remix) [Beat My Day / Sony]
05. Hardwell – Encoded [Revealed]
06. Adrian Lux vs. Diddy – Teenage Crime Coming Home (Siege Mashup)
07. Imogen Heap – Hide & Seek (Otto Knows Bootleg) [Beat My Day]
08. Erick Morillo & Eddie Toneick feat. Shawnee Taylor – Live Your Life (Thomas Sagstad Remix) [Subliminal]
09. BOOTIK feat. Christina Skaar – Ain’t Gonna Fail (Abel Ramos from Brussels with Love Remix) [Yellow Productions]
10. Siege feat. Andy P – Believe (Dean Deen & Cleek Remix) [Versuz Essentials]
11. Bingo Players – Cry (Just A Little) [Hysteria]
12. Sem Thomasson & Siege feat. Inaya Day – My Love (Siege oldkool Edit) [White Label]

/Jesper & Anton

Following the Pete Tong-supported anthem, Lox, the talented Siege returns to shed light on a new piece out of his lab. As the Summer approaches, the Hasselt-stationed producer takes matter into his own hands and graces Wez Clarke and Eddie Kid’s single from late 2010, featuring the golden voice of Max C. Without You is heading back to the surface again in the shape of a remix from the Belgium talent and is available now on Soltrenz Records.

Wez Clarke & Eddie Kid feat. Max C – Without You (Siege Remix) [Soltrenz Records] – Beatport Link

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