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Where Lana Del Rey’s haunting vocal assets have proven indispensible to chart and club alike, a late-coming surge of exploratory enthusiasm sees Sweden’s young master of the melodic club anthem Adrian Lux and his hometown peer Blende take on the familiar and haunting realms of her outstanding breakthrough single ‘Video Games’.

Led by a divine collection of dashing synth work and sufficiently coarse chord progressions, the duos heavy-set disco stylings make for a crisp yet refreshing take on the tracks club worthy appeal. While Del Rey’s spine tingling top line bows aptly to Lux’s melodic disposition, the duos evasion of the all-too-familiar peak time sound scope proves a worthy extension of a somewhat weathered hit with seemingly unlimited floor-filling potential.

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Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Adrian Lux & Blende Remix)

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Remodelling the vocal stylings of Etta James in an outright Progressive House anthem takes some real balls. But to the avail of Sweden’s latest Electronic superstar and the legacy of America’s late Blues legend, Avicii has proven himself a producer capable of bridging every imaginable gap with his widely acclaimed crafting of unforgettable moments in global Dance music.

With an already teeming reputation for epic vocal outings, Tim Bergling employs the delicate and distinctly tuned vocal work of fellow Swede songsmith Salem Al Fakir for his next elevated take on the globe’s most imitated genre to date. Providing a ‘lump in the throat’ outing of memorable leads and warm melody, ‘Silhouettes’ tenderly rakes down memory lane to pull at the heartstrings of club music with a sincere nod to youth and its unmistakable energy. In ideal transitions from its fruitful instrumentals and apathetically charged vocal line, Avicii’s forthcoming single could well be an early premature landmark for 2012, a year with his name written all over it.

Avicii – Silhouettes [Le7els / Universal] – iTunes Link
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Having already made positive noise with their unexpected radio hit ‘Made Of’ for John Dahlback’s Mutants Records, Stockholm’s Jacob Criborn and Leonard Scheja have proven a more versatile force in Electronic Dance Music than anyone could have anticipated. Already boasting remix duties for Kaskade, David Morales and Adrian Lux, their relatively short peak within the industry has spelt another hometown victory for the country we clearly cannot deter.

Their latest concoction of divine chord play and poignant harmonic developments, now a staple feature of their country’s rising Electronic legacy, proves Nause to be a stunning example of Sweden’s more heartfelt studio forces amid the race for Electronic Dance Music supremacy. With further promise of a vocal cut and promising international tour dates on the horizon, their latest release on Universal marks a solid step forward for these promising Progressive House patrons.

Nause – Mellow [Universal Music] – Beatport Link

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Words by Dan Carter

Already brandishing two exceptional instalments for Flamingo Recordings and with a third enroute alongside head honcho Fedde and Johan Wedel, the now fortified German House asset Deniz Koyu jumps on to remix one of Fedde Le Grand’s larger outings in 2011 – the modern House revamp of DJ Falcon and Thomas Bangalter’s ‘So Much Love To Give’. Calling upon the originals infectious vocal line and well-tailored chord play, the man behind prominent remixes for Kaskade and James Blunt alike gives ‘So Much Love‘ a fatal dose of Koyu’s wholehearted sound for an above average remodel of this seminal 2011 anthem. Amid unremitting build-ups and slick rhythmic tampering, his well-crafted kicks and relentless grinding baselines make for an inoffensive revisit to the heart of yet another moment of glory for Fedde Le Grand with an essential dose of fresh blood.

Fedde Le Grand – So Much Love (Deniz Koyu Remix) [Universal Music] – iTunes Link
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Fedde Le Grand – So Much Love (Deniz Koyu Remix)

Words by Dan Carter

Having already made positive noise with their unexpected radio hit ‘Made Of’ for John Dahlback’s Mutants Records, Stockholm’s Jacob Criborn and Leonard Scheja have proven a more versatile force in Electronic Dance Music than anyone could have anticipated. Already boasting remix duties for Kaskade, David Morales and Adrian Lux, their relatively short peak within the industry has spelt another hometown victory for the country we clearly cannot deter.

Their latest concoction of divine chord play and poignant harmonic developments, now a staple feature of their country’s rising Electronic legacy, proves Nause to be a stunning example of Sweden’s more heartfelt studio forces amid the race for EDM supremacy. With further promise of a vocal cut and promising international tour dates on the horizon, their forthcoming release on Universal marks a solid step forward for these promising Progressive House patrons.

‘Mellow’ is set for release February 13th via Universal Music.

Words by Dan Carter

As if two unprecedented installments on Flamingo Recordings and a third one alongside head honcho Fedde and Johan Wedel, titled New Day, well on its way weren’t enough to fortify this now Holland-based DJ and producer at the heart of clubland, Deniz Koyu is requested to remix one of Fedde Le Grand’s larger outings in 2011 – the modern House revamp of DJ Falcon and Thomas Bangalter’s ‘So Much Love To Give’ classic – for his inaugural release of 2012. Borrowing the original’s unremitting vocal line and soothing break-down chords, the man behind prominent remix duties on the likes of Kaskade and James Blunt among others give ‘So Much Love‘ a significant dose of Koyu’s well-oiled signature sound for a properly produced remodel. Made up by stellar build-ups, Koyu’s well-crafted kicks and a set of grinding baselines, this club-esque ‘So Much Love’ remix is certain to bring further recognition to the already globally acclaimed original.

The Deniz Koyu remix of ‘So Much Love’ is released February 10th via Universal Music.

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Avicii breathes new air and power into the continued ascension of his most prominent anthem to date – Levels. Named the next ”Bromance” as early as late 2010 after making its debut and prime-time appearance in the Swedish prodigy’s Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, but frankly, his break-through single doesn’t even come close to competing with the gem that has been crowned by the likes of an everlasting string of top-class DJ’s and even been acknowledged as an essential ”life-safer” lately. Despite the fact that many producers consider a leak of a tune bad, our fellow tunesmith based out of Stockholm reckoned otherwise after witnessing his live set-adapted mash-up with the almighty vocals of Etta James’ ‘Something’s Got A Hold On’ go viral in cyberspace to be played by the likes of literally all major and minor DJ’s across the globe and line up an overawing 16 million plays on YouTube.

Clearly driven by the rapturing and now world renowned synth leads which, even though they may not feature any shape or form of vocals, will catch you crooning the chord progression of complete perfection in no-time. Having had a year, jam packed with an abundance of success and fame, such acclaimed releases as Fade Into Darkness, Sunshine, Sweet Dreams, Blessed and the remix on Drowning, the unstoppable march of Levels continues as it at last sees its official release through Avicii’s recently launched sublabel of Ministry Of Sound, LE7ELS, backed by Universal Music. And despite its widely known leak, this year’s unquestionable hit single is certain to storm the global charts as of now, fuelled by a surpassing melody, distinct euphoria and an outstanding ability of getting people to wanna move.

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Like a floor seeking missile, a new choon from the German trio is emerging the House scene. With their successfully released Miami contender, All My Life, on the shelves alongside the supported the Redemption instalment alongside Matty Menck on Nero Recordings which have been touching ground in clubs for months, another DBN offering is set to bounce around. The solid, acid-influenced and breath-taking remix of Cicada’s Fast Cars single enters the spotlight as it was just revealed that their take on Axwell’s Heart Is King is due out on July 13th. With the overall catchiness of the darker hybrid, this fresh production is hotly tipping the original for an upcoming release on August 19th via Universal Music, have a listen!

/Anton

Following our exclusive free give-away of the stunning Johan Wedel remix of the track, we’ve been delegated to distribute another massive version of Dev’s new hit single In The Dark. Flipping from a brilliantly uplifting build-up, graced with the sensitive voice of the Los Angeles-stationed singer, to a staggering setting of pounding beats, this fresh version of the track exemplifies the talent of the four up and coming Dutch producers. As the original has its aim set for pole position on the global charts, Martin Volt, Le Que, Remy Joel and Xpression are handing out free copies of their bouncy contender, go grab yourself one now!

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Following the remix of Jus Jack’s Clap Your Hands single on Moda Records, the two Sweden natives Dimitri Vangelis and Wyman join forces yet again to continue their advancement. Taking on Therese’s brand new Remedy single for prestigious Universal Music is another landmark for the two talents hailing from Stockholm. With the assistance of their ever so catchy basslines and a pinch of piano-fused leads, gracing that vocal of Therese, another remix is approaching from the east and is due out on June 15th, have a listen!

/Anton & Jesper

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