With the rise of artists such as Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke, and Kim Fai, we are beginning to witness the evolution of a new form of EDM that combines the deep synth elements of trance and the heavy beats of house. Tiësto coined the term “trouse” in a recent interview and it is becoming increasingly apparent that this fusion is what will define the future of club anthems.
One surging DJ that has been capitalizing on this trend is Sander Van Doorn of the Netherlands whose style highlights the efficacy of this newly formed sub-genre. As a former and current trance head myself, it pleases me greatly to see that house DJ’s are recognizing the importance of uplifting synth melodies in their production. Remember: memorable melodies solidify true anthems, not beats.
“Koko” opens with some ever-catchy whistling that leads right into the orchestral string elements masked underneath matching heavy synths, which collectively culminate to one of the biggest drops I have heard this year. If this song is any indication of what’s to come, don’t be surprised if “trouse” heaves Sander Van Doorn into the Top 10 DJ’s list by 2012. (Sander is currently #12)
Turn up your speakers and enjoy the video of “Koko” & Miami in all of its aur-gasmic 720p glory. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this one.
Track release date: April 26, 2011