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First premiered in late 2011, Australian twin sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo link up with Canadian duo Sultan and Shepherd to officially preview their collective debut on Strictly Rhythm in the form of ‘Army’.

Leading with the infectious melodics that have pervaded their studio outputs, their turn to the slightly more mainstream coasts of urban crossovers sees them bring aboard pop associate turned all-around enthusiast Omarion. Thankfully, their inoffensive radio-friendly offering marks maybe not their most ambitious track to date, but certainly one that hones in on the exciting mainstream capabilities that they all have worked towards.

Out February 5th.

With a wealth of positivity surrounding the Dance music industry’s universal union, Sydney’s Wax Motif and Vancouver’s Neoteric unite to mix and compile volume nine of the Strictly Rhythms compilation series. Calling upon House music producers from across the spectrum, the compilation features a total of 27 remixes and edits of a host of grassroots House classics and more recent Strictly Rhythm releases alike. Rife with the tantalising grooves and vintage synth work that have been all too absent throughout 2012, Strictly Rhythms 9 is a worthy extension of the original Balearic House vibes that swept the world off its feet so many years ago and poses as a confident step backwards to remember where the magic found its feet.

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Taking on remix duties for Todd Terry All Stars’ ‘Get Down’, Australia’s Wax Motif reunites with Vancouver producer Neoteric to unveil their second and final contribution to the upcoming ninth volume of Strictly Rhythm’s compilation series, mixed and compiled by the duo themselves.

Armed with low-end riffage eerily similar to Fedde Le Grand’s ‘So Much Love’ and utilising Tara McDonald’s vocal stylings with a string of vintage synths, the duo’s firm rhythmic progressions are met with subtle melodic stamina and hits the nail on the head where stern Balearic grooves are concerned.

Out October 14th.

On the back of remix duties for Breakbot’s ‘One Out Of Two‘, inspiring Los Angeles duo Vaughn Oliver and Oliver Goldstein embrace their Oliver moniker to put their nu-disco twist on Live Element’s 2001 remodel of Belinda Carlisle’s ‘Live Your Live Be Free’. Rather than dispersing the original track’s untimely vibes with dub step wobbles and dodgy sampling, Oliver embrace its natural energy and infectious grooves with the utmost respect. With so much talk about crossing over to the mainstream, Oliver’s remix is a refreshing step backwards to remember where the magic found its feet.

Out October 14th.

With serious remix credentials already emerging from Strictly Rhythm, their second outing for 2012 brags the same impressive airtight transition to the meatier side of clubland courtesy of a fine contender within European House. But having already racked up sizeable acclaim for his remix duties for David Guetta, Gregori Klosman has proven something of a hit for his hard-hitting studio wizardry. Already packing serious heat for Dirty Dutch and Spinnin Records, the well-oiled Parisian beat monger dons a grinding veneer of low-end chords and distant leads to the emotive vocal trimmings of Kelli Sae, bringing a peak time outing of well-groomed Electro House stylings to the otherwise House orientated realms of New York’s Jared Dietch. If you are loving the label’s ear to the ground approach to Electronic Dance music for the New Year, then you truly are not alone!

Jared Dietch feat. Kelli Sae  – You’re Not Alone (Gregori Klosman Remix) [Strictly Rhythm] – Beatport Link

Words by Dan Carter

Where authentic House music for the masses is concerned, Strictly Rhythm have done no wrong amid their 23-years of club floor dominance and following suit for 2011, Haze and Full intention carried the flame into the late hours of a very good year for Dance music. But for those seeking bigger musical movements in their nocturnal activity, help came stomping in with true Swedish fashion. Dramatising the originals elegant keys and building a sound scope of the big room floor play that has sealed his name as the country’s middle-ground master of Progressive House, Sebjak is on top form after a brief period of silence from Stockholm’s insistent club asset. With further releases en route for Size Records and a standing signing to EMI in place, 2012 promises further movement from the young Swede and while grass root House aficionados may sulk about Progressive House’s intrusion onto the fertile space of pure House grooves, in this case the imposition remains as sweet as they come.

Haze & Full Intention – Signification (Sebjak Remix) [Strictly Rhythm] – Beatport Link

Words by Dan Carter

With serious remix credentials already emerging from Strictly Rhythm, their second outing for 2012 brags the same impressive airtight transition to the meatier side of clubland courtesy of a fine contender within European House. But having already racked up sizeable acclaim for his remix duties for David Guetta, Gregori Klosman has proven something of a hit for his hard-hitting studio wizardry. Already packing serious heat for Dirty Dutch and Spinnin Records, the well-oiled Parisian beat monger dons a grinding veneer of low-end chords and distant leads to the emotive vocal trimmings of Kelli Sae, bringing a peak time outing of well-groomed Electro House stylings to the otherwise House orientated realms of New York’s Jared Dietch. If you are loving the label’s ear to the ground approach to Electronic Dance music for the New Year, then you truly are not alone!

The Gregori Klosman remix is released January 24th.

Words by Dan Carter

Where authentic House music for the masses is concerned, Strictly Rhythm have done no wrong amid their 23-years of club floor dominance and following suit for 2011, Haze and Full intention carried the flame into the late hours of a very good year for Dance music. But for those seeking bigger musical movements in their nocturnal activity, help came stomping in with true Swedish fashion. Dramatising the originals elegant keys and building a sound scope of the big room floor play that has sealed his name as the country’s middle-ground master of Progressive House, Sebjak is on top form after a brief period of silence from Stockholm’s insistent club asset. With further releases enroute for Size Records and a standing signing to EMI in place, 2012 promises further movement from the young Swede and while grass root House aficionados may sulk about Progressive House’s intrusion onto the fertile space of pure House grooves, in this case the imposition remains as sweet as they come.

The Sebjak remix of Signification is released January 17th.

Words by Dan Carter

Although it may by now be near to impossible to outshine the tremendous Alesso remixPressure gets a solid remix treatment from one of the finest talent clubland currently has to offer – Tim Mason. Making his debut as a DJ and producer of Steve Angello’s Size Records with The Moment in April, the ascension of this young Brighton resident has made some serious impact on progressive-house music lately. Bringing out an extensive bundle of hit remixes on I Can’t Help MyselfSolid GroundWhere Them Girls AtAfter and Open Your Eyes as well as having one on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Otherside still in the wait for official release through Warner Music’s dance department, One More Tune, this year, the looming advancement of Mason continues as he makes a go at one of 2011’s most renowned tracks in the view of the aforementioned take from Alesso – Nadia AliAlex Kenji and Starkillers‘ Pressure.

Adding his sweepy and synth-tinged lead and a momentous array of baselines onto of the trenchant vocals from Libya’s well-reputed Nadia Ali, Mason is out with a new offering through Strictly Rhythm as his follow-up to ‘The Moment’, entitled Anima, is yet to come out on Size Records. His towering trademark crescendo and discreet yet crucial underlayers along with the voice of Ali, which gracefully glides upon the progression capable to cause any body shiver, come together in a way where every piece of the puzzle complements each other in unison.

Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji & Starkillers – Pressure (Tim Mason Remix) [Strictly Rhythm] – iTunes Link
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/Anton

Although it may by now be near to impossible to outshine the tremendous Alesso remix, Pressure gets a solid remix treatment from one of the finest talent clubland currently has to offer – Tim Mason. Making his debut as a DJ and producer of Steve Angello’s Size Records with The Moment in April, the ascension of this young Brighton resident has made some serious impact on progressive-house music lately. Bringing out an extensive bundle of hit remixes on I Can’t Help MyselfSolid GroundWhere Them Girls At, After and Open Your Eyes as well as having one on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Otherside still in the wait for official release through Warner Music’s dance department, One More Tune, this year, the looming advancement of Mason continues as he makes a go at one of 2011’s most renowned tracks in the view of the aforementioned take from Alesso – Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji and Starkillers‘ Pressure.

Set for release on November 21st via Strictly Rhythm is this new progressive anthem. Basing his sweepy and synth-tinged lead and a momentous array of bass lines on top of the surpassing vocals from Libya’s well-reputed Nadia Ali, Mason sets a new offering on the horizon as his follow-up to ‘The Moment’, entitled Anima, is yet to come.

RIP from Thomas Gold’s latest mix at Club FG Radio

/Anton

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