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Close to a year after the successful original release, Tiësto and Swanky Tunes’ ‘Make Some Noise’ receives a fresh coat of paint from Holland’s Dyro and Russian up-and-comer Skidka, formerly Igor Impulse. Much like the original version, the remix package is consistently crisp and deals in a coarse yet melodic injection of peak time.

While Dyro’s remix showcases his signature cataclysmic sound scope, Skidka ascends from melodic break-downs to embrace the realms of grinding Electro House with a strong low-end twist. Both utilizing Ben McInerney’s vocal line, this collection of European remixers extends the shelf life of one of the more dignified Musical Freedom releases of 2012.

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While the focus may currently be on his ranking as the 8th highest earning DJ in Electronic Dance Music, American club force more intimately known as Ryan Raddon can boast of a numerous landmark moments for 2012 that exceed financial speculation. Joined by Axtone approved Russian outfit Swanky Tunes and the angelic voice of Toronto songstress Lights, Kaskade extends his melodic legacy with the ironically titled ‘No One Knows Who We Are.’

Providing the perfect middle-ground between the Russian trio’s tough Electro beats and Raddon’s knack for uplifting melodies, this collaborative effort builds upon two more commonly detatched hallmarks in a bid to unify the adrenaline of Electro House with the divine vocal moments that Raddon’s Kaskade moniker has grown to master.

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Words by Dan Carter

With global club land relishing in their studio output, Swanky Tunes have looked set on excelling the Russian scene of late. Following up on the successful release of ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)‘ alongside Hard Rock Sofa and Matisse & Sadko, the Russian trio return to remix ‘Put Your Hands Up’ by Matchbox Twenty for Atlantic Records. Armed with the formidable topline talents of the American pop rock band, the production’s somewhat cheesy undertone is not enough to draw the light away from the strong melodic properties that pervade Swanky Tunes’ latest remix.

Out today on Beatport.

With global club land relishing in their studio output, Swanky Tunes have looked set on excelling the Russian scene of late. Following up on the successful ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)‘ alongside Hard Rock Sofa and Matisse & Sadko, the Russian trio return to remix ‘Put Your Hands Up’ by Matchbox Twenty for Atlantic Records. Armed with the formidable topline talents of the American pop rock band, the production’s somewhat cheesy undertone is not enough to draw the light away from the strong melodic properties that pervade the Swanky Tunes’ latest remix.

Out December 4th.

Having extended their reach to the wider industry and airwaves alike for 2012, Swanky Tunes employ fellow Russian dignitaries Hard Rock Sofa and Matisse & Sadko to make the second mark on their Showland imprint with ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)’. Premiered by Hardwell during his Hardwell On Air radio show, ‘Chemistry’ packs a suitably sharp array of heavyset synths and peak time beats for a track powerful enough to match the title’s ironic narcotic referencing. Accompanied by a drug orientated video with an entertaining twist, this collective effort plays on the high-end of modern club culture with a very topical focus, providing one of the most powerful insights into Russia’s impending House overhaul to date.

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With his third album ’18 Months’ setting a new precedent for chart-worthy dance music, Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo’s ‘Let’s Go’ is given heavyset rework courtesy of Russian flag bearers and recurring collaborators Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa. With Swanky Tunes now deep into their Showland concept for 2012 and a collective collaboration alongside Mattise & Sadko already gathering momentum, Hard Rock Sofa return alongside their homeland peers to take apart the infectious chart pleaser that served Harris so well ahead of the album release.

Buffering up the radio-friendly original with solid kicks and buzzing synth work throughout, the familiar Russian collective drop the safer regions of pop-savvy Dance music to create a version far more suitable for the club floors both now frequent. The argument may go that Dance music is getting safer, but Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa safely open the book to the true potential commercial Dance music can still hold within global club land.

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Words by Dan Carter

Russian trio Swanky Tunes are back at the helm for episode seven of their monthly Showland podcast. Jumping between unreleased tracks from Shermanology, R3hab, Fedde Le Grand and Hard Rock Sofa, an exclusive spin of the trio’s forthcoming collaboration with Hard Rock Sofa and Matisse & Sadko closes out another hour of peak-time action for Showland. Joining in for this month’s guest mix, Australia’s Tommy Trash blazes through his upcoming releases on Fool’s Gold Records, ‘Truffle Pig‘ and ‘Tuna Melt‘ with A-Trak, as well as newly released material from himself, Nicky Romero, and Sebastian Ingrosso.

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Tracklist:

01. Eric Prydz – Every Day [Pryda]
02. Astro Bros – Bomba [Mutants]
03. Shermanology & R3hab – Living For The City [Wall]
04. Fedde Le Grand – RAW
05. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child (Promise Land Remix) [Virgin]
06. Norman Doray & Nervo feat. Cookie – Something To Believe In (Hard Rock Sofa Remix) [Spinnin]
07. The Aston Shuffle vs. Tommy Trash – Sunrise (Won’t Get Lost) (Tommy Trash Version) [Axtone]

Tommy Trash Guest Mix

08. Nicky Romero & Calvin Harris – Iron [Protocol]
09. Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash – Reload [Refune]
10. A-Trak & Tommy Trash – Tuna Melt [Fool's Gold]
11. Tommy Trash – Truffle Pig [Fool's Gold]

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12. Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko & Swanky Tunes – Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher) [Spinnin]

In the aftermath of its worldwide radio premiere on Friday’s episode of Hardwell On Air, Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko and Swanky Tunes team up to release the official music video to their upcoming release on Showland Records, ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)’.

Taking place in the suburbs of St. Petersburg, the video sees the Russian producers take up acting as what at first appears to be a group of chemists handling cocaine. But when a SWAT team starts bashing in the doors, the video ends with one of the biggest movie cliché of all time: ”It’s not what it looks like.” Perhaps not as intriguing as the video to Alesso’s ‘Years’, but it makes for an apt visual accompaniment to the track’s title and strong rock influences.

Out November 5th on Showland Records.

When three of Russia’s most exciting modern House assets to date combine forces, the outcome was never going to be mediocre. First played by Matisse & Sadko at Sensation Russia 2012 and given an exclusive spin on last night’s Hardwell On Air radio show, ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)’ sees Swanky Tunes joined by Hard Rock Sofa and Matisse & Sadko for the upcoming second release on Showland Records.

Flowing seamlessly between rock-influenced builds and bright, swift synth lines, the neoteric track incorporates the current trend of strong rock influences and festival-esque synths in an impressive manner. Grinding in and out of an array of dotted lead work, ‘Chemistry (Turn The Flame Higher)’ redeems their unorthodox manoeuvres with a strong return to the tough faced productions that made them three of the industry’s more potent production outfits.

Out November 5th on Showland Records.

Not content with their sterling reputation for peak time gems, Swanky Tunes extend the Russian takeover for 2012 with launch of a new label extension of their expanding Showland concept. Debuting the fresh Spinnin Records offshoot with ‘Blood Rush’, the globetrotting trio follow-up ‘Here We Go’ with a considerable rush of aptly poised adrenaline.

With blistering beats and crunchy chord play in full effect, Swanky Tunes take their festival proof Electro stylings to a new high for this inaugural mark of club fuel for the imprint. With the cold-blooded stamina that has set in motion their blistering global takeover, Russia takes home a persuasive where this potent label debut is concerned.

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Words by Dan Carter

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