The Netherlands’ Jordy Dazz is following up on “Bitsize” with a slightly larger tune. Named as the official anthem of Holland’s 7th Sunday festival, his latest release “Jumpfold” earned its title with an electro house sound that demands an arena audience. A thoughtful melody tucked between dizzying builds and wide drops with a break that gives even the hardest rager pause, “Jumpfold” has already gained support from the Afrojacks, Bingo Players and Chuckies of Dutch house. Ready to conquer this side of the pond as well, the track is available now on Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House records.
After coming on to festival season strong, Bingo Players are returning to the production side with their first original track of 2013. Once again blurring the line between progressive and electro, the duo took no prisoners on new track “Buzzcut.” Crisscrossing between an infectious, plucky melody and inhale-inducing builds, the track gets an electro wrench thrown into the mix, resulting in an aural chaos even Melanie Iglesias couldn’t help but succumb to. Released on the pair’s own Hysteria Records, the track is available now on Beatport.
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Battle of the Beats is a new feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on who’s rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Nicky Romero’s orchestral hit “Symphonica” is set to take center stage once again with the release of its official remix package. The strings and synths of the original were given fresh spins by Bare, Suede and Cash Cash, all of whom took the tune from trap to dubstep to electro and back. Truly embracing the creative aspect of remixing, each artist made the track their own, together presenting three very different sounds. Dig one or love them all, the package is due out May 20th on Protocol Recordings.Posted by
Spring Awakening is set to return to Chicago’s Soldier Field this June, building on last year’s success and covering not two but three days, all while holding its own amongst the city’s packed summer festival schedule. With big names like Calvin Harris, Paul Oakenfold, and Boys Noize and 100-some other top acts besides, we’ve compiled the artists we simply can’t miss to help you solve the quandary of so many artists, so little time.
Spinnin Records has officially launched their own online Spinnin’ Sessions radio show, bringing a weekly blend of current club favorites and upcoming Spinnin’ tunes to airwaves worldwide. Aired on YouTube, SoundCloud, and soon iTunes, each episode will feature its own guest artist, and the label’s own Sander van Doorn is first at bat. After a half an hour of some of the biggest tracks du jour from Cedric Gervais, Nicky Romero and Alesso from the Spinnin’ crew, Sander took the decks, bringing the sound a little darker and deeper for party-ready listeners. Listen above, check the tracklist below, and tune in next week to see who will take the Spinnin’ decks next.
Frequent collaborators Jus Jack and Oza have taken a break from their acid-tinged tracks for something a little sweeter. The duo took the vocal stems and piano intro from Blessid Union of Souls’ 1995 melancholy hit “I Believe” and spun it into an uplifting progressive house ballad with a sweeping melody. The track marks the duo’s debut on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom Records, and the label head himself gave the tune a mix, putting his own stadium spin on the sound. A big room collision of nineties meets nu teens, both tracks will be available May 20th on Beatport.
Fool’s Gold is ushering in summer with a release that invites listeners on a trip down a funked-out memory lane. The label has just released the Yesterday EP from the Brooklyn/LA duo Fifteenth, featuring six versions of the titular track. The house tune keeps it retro, resting on a saxy synth and sweet vocal listeners won’t soon forget. With a club mix, radio edit and dub mix that happily lacks step all staying fairly close to the mark, the EP features remixes from Funkin Matt, His Majesty Andre and Jerome LOL that take the tune into uncharted terrain as well. Perfect for a spin around the block on a ten-speed, the entire EP can be purchased now on iTunes.
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Though ASOT 600 feels like ages ago, every new release of a track premiered on The Expedition brings the memories right back. One such tune is KhoMha’s remix of Cosmic Gate’s “Storm Chaser,” which ASOT 600 NYC attendees heard played out for the first time by none other than Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten in their first stadium appearance as New World Punx. KhoMha played up the bassline on his remix, stripping out layers of the melody and leaving only a well-crafted teched-out intensity in its place. Proving KhoMha as one to watch, his remix can be purchased as part of “Storm Chasers” remix EP on Beatport.
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One half of the driving force of the wildly popular “The Code,” Ummet Ozcan is back with another heat-packing tune. The trance producer teamed up with DJ Ghost for “Airport,” a track that wastes no time in taking the club to to 30,000 ft. With trilling builds and bossy electro wobbles, the track starts hard and ends harder, taking off into the progressive unknown. Adding to an already stacked summer release schedule, “Airport” will be available June 10th through Spinnin’ Records.Posted by