You might call us mainstream or tell us that we have no idea what were talking about, but David Guetta’s skills as a DJ and producer — not to mention his happy-go-lucky demeanor — still makes him one of the best acts in the business. This video recap from his F*** Me I’m Famous party at LIV nightclub during Miami Music Week, however, proves that Guetta and his wife Kathy know how to throw an awesome party. Between the girls dancing in the giant martini glasses, the endless array of glow sticks and light-up people, the appearances by Afrojack and Nicky Romero, and a whole lot of neon — it’s easy to see how this made for an awesome night at one of Miami’s most exclusive nightclubs. Fun fact: Guetta’s been using the Pioneer RMX-1000 in his live sets recently, which really gives him complete control and the ability to interact with the crowd.
Fresh off a great performance at Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Hardwell has been releasing tons of new music lately and he has now joined forces with newcomer and fellow Dutchman Dannic. “Kontiki” is big room progressive house with uplifting synths and a drop that retains the melody of the build. The Dyro remix takes some points from the orignal and makes it part of something bigger, and in our opinion, better. By removing some of the progressive elements and adding some hard electro, Dyro has crafted a song worthy of being Hardwell’s opener on more than one occasion. Both versions are now available from Revealed Recordings on Beatport.
Hardwell & Dannic – Kontiki (Original Mix)
Hardwell & Dannic – Kontiki (Dyro Remix)
After Dutch producer Sandro Silva scored recent hits with “Epic“ and “Gladiator,” he is back with his second solo track of the year, “Core.” Its simple chord progression eventually drops into heavy upbeat synths that develop the original melody. It doesn’t sound like “Epic,” and shows Silva’s versatility as a producer. “Core” definitely meshes with the trend of increasingly harder tracks, and this sounds like the kind of song meant for big festival speakers. You can grab it now on Beatport from Bingo Players’ Hysteria Records.
The master of Dirty Dutch, Sidney Samson, is releasing another huge track that will soon be tearing down the clubs. “Get Low” features signature bleeps, deep vocals, and crisp kicks that really define the dirty genre. It might not sound like much more through those awesome MacBook speakers but when Hardwell bootlegged this with “Sending My Love,” we realized its full body-numbing potential. “Get Low” is now available from Rock The Houze Records and we suggest you pick it up because this could be his biggest hit since “Riverside.”
Alvin Risk has always been somewhat of a mystery, and his newest release doesn’t answer any questions about his production style. His last release was a remix of “We Are Young” and had an upbeat progressive sound. This track uses similarly upbeat synths to combat the overarching dark tone, which separates itself from previous tracks. The devilish lyrics are also worth paying attention to and our favorite part is when the vocalist croons, “death of the world.” “Infinity” is also the name of his upcoming EP set for release on Dim Mak Records, April 24th.
Cazzette has been working to finely craft ‘dub house’ as its own sub genre, and quite simply, it works. “Bjornstammen” starts off with a mild kick that leads into an interesting Caribbean / African-style melody before bringing in the grungy dub bass that characterizes Cazzette’s music. The song sounds all over the place at first, but all the random noises come together fully with the lyrics — which are in Swedish. They translate to, “Wherever I turn in the world, I still stand here with empty hands, Waiting for something to save me.” It’s nice to see Cazzette releasing an original production given their love of crafting remixes, but unfortunately we don’t have a release date for this track yet..
We told you about Afrojack coming to Indiana University a few weeks ago, but the full lineup is out and the event is just over a week away so we thought we’d give you a little update. The lineup has been expanded to include Afrojack, Shermanology, R3hab, 3Lau, and David Solano. This is just Wednesday of what is considered “the greatest college party week ever.” The night before Robbie Rivera hits the town followed by Tiesto, Alesso and Tim Mason at Bounce music festival on Friday, and Laidback Luke on Monday. If there has ever been a time to be a college student in Indiana – this is it.
Nicky Romero is having an unbelievable year and today marks the release of his second collaboration with David Guetta, “Metropolis.” We’ve already seen these two create magic with “Wild One Two,” and this debut release on Guetta’s new JackBack Recordings could be even bigger. The song starts with heavy, gritty synths that help the track rise and fall, while a steady bassline is omnipresent in the background. Folks have pointed out similarities to Axwell’s edit of Michael Calfan’s ”Resurrection,” but we’ll leave that decision to your own ears. Regardless, it definitely worked at Ultra, it worked at Cosmic Opera, and it’ll work through your computer speakers should you choose to pick it up on Beatport.
After seeing such huge success with “Epic” and the recent release of “Gladiator,” Sandro Silva isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. “Core” has a simple chord progression that drops into a heavy booming bass, and it’s a shame this one wasn’t out by Ultra this year. Still, we don’t have to wait long to hear it out live, as “Core” will be available on Beatport April 16th.
ill featured in many DJ sets – possibly because of Calvin’s Harris production credit. Another one of her recent singles, “Where Have You Been,” was also produced by Harris and the original mix features a synth progression that you might be surprised to hear in a radio hit.
Hardwell takes the song to the next level with this edit by giving it his signature bass, which makes it sound more EDM and less pop. This is certainly not the last time we will hear this song and we can almost guarantee this will not be the last remix. Are there any producers who you want to hear remix this song? Let us know in the comments.