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Since setting the standard with his 2010 debut for Stealth Records alongside Tim Berg and Oliver Ingrosso, Otto Knows has beckoned uninterrupted attention across Europe for his fusion of Progressive House ear candy. But in the wake of potent Refune debut ‘Million Voices’ and the remix of Dada Life’s ‘Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker‘, Otto Jettman is back on remix duty to present his third release of the year. Previously known as the “Decadence ID”, Jettman’s remix of London producer Burns‘ latest single ‘Lies’ marks his debut on Sony Music with a well tailored array of scattered synth work and lead driven peak time energy.

The Otto Knows remix of ‘Lies’ will be released September 17.

Update (18/8): Preview of the full remix is now available.

Recognized by his characteristic synth play that has helped him build his foundation as a producer of Flamingo Recordings and aspirant from Belgium, Romeo Blanco follows the release of his ‘Universal Love‘ on Flamingo and his well-received take on Florence and The Machine’s ‘What The Water Gave Me‘ to officially remix the newest single release from French Dance music icon Antoine Clamaran and Paris-based Vince M. Borrowing merely Soraya’s vocals off of the trance-influenced ‘Feeling You’ original, the 24-year-old Belgian’s latest release sees him apply his uniquely assembled, synth-filled melodies to complement that frisky way of looping vocals, making this a promising first mark in Blanco’s progression throughout 2012.

Antoine Clamaran & Vince M. feat. Soraya – Feeling You (Romeo Blanco Remix) [Ambassade Records] – Beatport Link

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Having been inaugurated into Pete Tong’s ‘15 Minutes of Fame’ with an array of his signature chainsaw madness, Fadil El Ghoul has shown little signs of slowing down his game for 2012. But in the pursuit of those somewhat purer Progressive House qualities, fans will not be dismayed by the Dutch maestro’s approach to Labrinth’s ‘Last Time’. Having already laid down respectable offerings for Lady GaGa and Sander Van Doorn,R3hab’s clear cut synth line and enigmatic energy make for a fresh and clean approach to his usual gritty Electro House stylings. Compare to that of Knife Party’s heavier and equally more predictable remix outing, this is a nod towards the new and unchartered territories we saw in R3hab’s remix of Adrian Lux’s ‘Fire’. That being said, it is not an avenue that is set to throw the world from a truly diverse player on the Dutch House front.

Labrinth – Last Time (R3hab Remix) [Sony Music] – Amazon Link

Words by Dan Carter

Having accumulated a diverse discography of remixes for the likes David Guetta, Kaskade, Tiësto and The Temper Trap, Australian House pundit and Phazing head honcho Dirty South has become a vital tool in bridging the gaps within Electronic music’s ever-expanding sights. Taking on the recently inaugurated powerhouse that is Miike Snow fresh from their second studio album, the LA based producer turns his steady ear to the realms of Swedish Pop with intrinsic style for his remix of ‘Devil’s Work’. Feeding heavily off Andrew Wyatt’s unmistakable top line and the originals abrupt piano progressions, the formative House master crafts a memorable revamp as aptly suited for the club as it is the Beatport charts. Substantially heavy-set and increasingly melodic, this is a standard setting offering for both Miike Snow and the powerful Australian remixer.

As chosen this week’s Essential New Tune by Pete Tong, the Dirty South remix will be released April 25th via Sony Music.

Miike Snow – Devil’s Work (Dirty South Remix)

Update: Official sample added

Words by Dan Carter

Where such popular British assets as Hackney’s own Labrinth may have proven somewhat uninspiring to those of a more cub headed persuasion, Pendulum side project turned unsuspecting chart sneakers Knife Party have given their legacy amid Drum & Bass a successful extension to the realms of gritty Electro House for the masses. Landing their hands on Labrinth’s latest single ‘Last Time’ ahead of the release of highly anticipated studio album ‘Electronic Earth’, his somewhat bland attempts to infuse the realms of urban music with an essential club minded injection are resurrected by a duo who certainly know a thing or two about hands in the air moments.

Building momentum with a rising swirl of low-end melodics as a backdrop to Labrinth’s vocal work, the duo launch into a screeching onslaught of melodically tuned synth play and grinding mechanical beats to muster a surprisingly impressive remodel of a song that would otherwise have passed over the heads of Knife Party’s increasingly loyal multitude of fans. With enough persuasive energy to suggest that this was an ultimately better musical route than the original, Knife Party evidently know the hype they have come to represent and with quality remodels like this on the cards, their crossing to the ‘dark side’ is not as offensive as it first sounds.

Labrinth – Last Time (Knife Party Remix) [Sony Music] – iTunes Link

Words by Dan Carter

Swedish Indie-Pop spectacle Miike Snow have not been left out of their country’s rich Electronic resurgence, as aptly proven with the formidable array of remixers at hand for their latest release ‘Paddling Out’. Never one to bow to weights of pop-induced pressure, American Electo monger Wolfgang Gartner is as on-task as always for his own remodel of ‘Paddling out’. Drawing on vintage keys and rising melodics from the outset, his low-end orientated romp may not carry the hallmarks of his usual Electro tinged output, but its vicious energy is a worthy addition to this package. At a time where his craft has never been more popular, its seamless integration into the realms of Pop music make for promising noise for Electronic music and its universal capabilities.

Miike Snow – Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix) [Sony Music] – iTunes Link
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Miike Snow – Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

From his part in the Reel to Real 80’s classic ‘I Like To Move It’ to donning his superior club insight to British newspaper The Sun, Erick Morillo has remained an integral part of what makes modern House music exciting. Under the guise of Subliminal Records and off the back of another steady residency at Pacha Ibiza for 2011, the New Year promised further forceful floor play with the announcement of his latest project alongside longstanding label family Jose Nunez and Harry Romero as Sympho Nympho.

In an extension of his groundbreaking approach to larger-than-life club outings, British X Factor winner turned Syco superstar Alexandra Burke joins the cast of Subliminal’s finest for an epic outing of big room beats and swelling synth play for one of the New Year’s loudest premieres to date. With her well-tuned vocal stylings being lapped up by millions following the tracks exclusive play on Pete Tong’s essential selection, this fitting crossover of British pop and global House antics suggests Morillo’s unique hold on the genre has not slipped over the past decade.

Alexandra Burke feat. Erick Morillo – Elephant (Sympho Nympho Remix) [Sony Music] – iTunes Link

Alexandra Burke feat. Erick Morillo – Elephant (Sympho Nympho Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Say what you will about The Ting Tings, but they have certainly set up some quality remix opportunities. French House enthusiasts Tom Morgan and James Thomas take upon the task of injecting a little vintage love into ‘Hang It Up’ under the guise of their Vanguard moniker. Omitting the pop rock fundamentality of the infectious original, the rising Welsh outfit’s diligent 80’s take will be music to the ears of those missing the influential attributes of Daft Punk. Lacing eclectic synthesiser movements into the solid groove induced core of their affirmative remodel, a little old school attribute is enough to send this otherwise uninspiring track into the ranks of nostalgic set piece for a style of music now lost amid EDM’s more oversubscribed sub-genres.

The Ting Tings – Hang It Up (Vanguard Remix) [Sony Music] – iTunes Link

Words by Dan Carter

Having been inaugurated into Pete Tong’s ‘15 Minutes of Fame’ with an array of his signature chainsaw madness, Fadil El Ghoul has shown little signs of slowing down his game for 2012. But in the pursuit of those somewhat purer Progressive House qualities, fans will not be dismayed by the Dutch maestro’s approach to Labrinth’s ‘Last Time’. Having already laid down respectable offerings for Lady GaGa and Sander Van Doorn, R3hab’s clear cut synth line and enigmatic energy make for a fresh and clean approach to his usual gritty Electro House stylings. Compare to that of Knife Party’s heavier and equally more predictable remix outing, this is a nod towards the new and unchartered territories we saw in R3hab’s remix of Adrian Lux’s ‘Fire’. That being said, it is not an avenue that is set to throw the world from a truly diverse player on the Dutch House front.

Labrinth – Last Time (R3hab Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Where such popular British assets as Hackney’s own Labrinth may have proven somewhat uninspiring to those of a more cub headed persuasion, Pendulum side project turned unsuspecting chart sneakers Knife Party have given their legacy amid Drum & Bass a successful extension to the realms of gritty Electro House for the masses. Landing their hands on Labrinth’s latest single ‘Last Time’ ahead of the release of highly anticipated studio album ‘Electronic Earth’, his somewhat bland attempts to infuse the realms of urban music with an essential club minded injection are resurrected by a duo who certainly know a thing or two about hands in the air moments.

Building momentum with a rising swirl of low-end melodics as a backdrop to Labrinth’s vocal work, the duo launch into a screeching onslaught of melodically tuned synth play and grinding mechanical beats to muster a surprisingly impressive remodel of a song that would otherwise have passed over the heads of Knife Party’s increasingly loyal multitude of fans. With enough persuasive energy to suggest that this was an ultimately better musical route than the original, Knife Party evidently know the hype they have come to represent and with quality remodels like this on the cards, their crossing to the ‘dark side’ is not as offensive as it first sounds.

The Knife Party remix of ‘Last Time’ is released March 11th via Sony Music.

Words by Dan Carter

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