Dutch up and comers Tom & Jame team up with Robin Riccio for an uplifting synth-driven track in “Guerilla.” The super-memorable and catchy melody is simple and powerful at the same time, and the rest of the track puts them in the musical company of W&W, Hardwell, and other Dutch standouts. The release also coincides with Cryon’s launch as the newest Armada Music imprint. With an inaugural track like this, there’s sure to be more quality music to come.
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EDC Orlando has come and gone, and Insomniac has its sights set on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway once again. The 18th annual EDC will have its doors open June 20-22, with some new twists for festivalgoers in tow. The new Headliner Loyalty Program will give past festival attendees a leg up on the ticket buying competition – they’ll be able to snag their tickets on November 25th. For everyone else, early “owl” tickets will be available starting December 2. For a glimpse of the magic that lights up Las Vegas every June, look no further than this trailer.
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Morgan Avenue is a brand new act poised to make some waves in the deeper end of the pool. From the moment the track begins, we are drawn into a seductive and lush atmosphere of beats, and when the unmistakable vocal jab makes its appearance, “The Serve” is smooth sailing. Morgan Avenue performs the musical equivalent of pouring a pint into a shot glass, accomplishing what many deep house producers fail to do. What’s more, this isn’t a Toolroom release (though it could pass for one), but rather Spinnin’ Deep: the Dutch imprint that’s been on its A-game lately. Morgan Avenue may well be a tough act to follow (time will tell), but with the bar already set this high, his next challenge will be to outdo himself.
Release: November 11
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week’s edition of Sunday Morning Medicine features some truly inspiring productions, from Sasha’s incredible Invol2ver remix of Telefon Tel Aviv’s “You Are the Worst Thing in the World,” to Chilly Gonzales’ legendary soundtrack to Ivory Tower, “Knight Moves.” Rounding out the edition are innovative tracks from Ichisan, Breakbot, Aeroplane, and 16 Bit Lolitas.
If the red grit of the album art provides no indication, “Revolution” is a track that’s supposed to get your attention, and in that sense it does its job quite well. R3hab and Ummet Ozcan’s imprimaturs abound, and while NERVO’s role may seem to some opaque at first blush, it’s clear that the general aura of the track draws in no small part from their involvement (see the musical stylings of “Hold On”). The trio of musicians delivers, and “Revolution” proves to be much more than the sum of its parts. And while festival season might be over, with the sound still going strong, expect to hear the familiar big room sounds ringing through the clubs for the next few months. Release: November 11, Spinnin’ Records.
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For many of us, the last time we encountered gypsy-tinged house music in the mainstream was with Steve Angello and AN21′s “Flonko.” With “G.I.P.S.Y.”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, with new kids on the block Boosted Kids, unleash a high-octane preview that fuses their trademark big room sound with a woodwind Romany flavor. The DJ Mag #6 DJ duo’s newest track will be available on November 11.
In this Spotify playlist, we’ve dug up some of our favorite housey tunes from the past fifteen years. The selection runs the gamut from classic vocal house cuts (“My My Lover”) to the almost jazzlike compositions of Moodymann (“MahoganyBrown”). Of course, no selection of vintage house would be complete without a Defected Records track (here, “Forever”). Hit play and prepare to reminisce.
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Filmed with triple the cameras of other video live sets, DVLM’s Tomorrowland recap boasts an extraordinarily high production quality in relation to its peers. Not only is this the duo’s inaugural full-length concert video, but, better late than never, it is also their first live set made available to the public in 2013. The video is chock-full of both the customary DVLM tunes we’ve come to know and love and brand new IDs. If you missed DVLM at Tomorrowland, be sure to make the journey to TomorrowWorld in Georgia this September: tickets are still available.
In celebration of a milestone one million Facebook likes, Sander van Doorn has released a free mashup through his SoundCloud. “Sweet Koko Dreams,” previously restricted for the most part to Sander’s live sets, combines the zeitgeist of the early 80s with one of the sleeper hits of 2011. The lead melody of “Sweet Dreams” is especially mashup-friendly, so it’s no surprise that van Doorn was able to craft the two tracks into one smooth-sounding and cohesive package. As the summer festival season slowly draws to a close, expect to hear this mashup under the sun at Electric Zoo and TomorrowWorld this September.
Seeing Dennis play the inaugural Sensation America last year reminded me why he continues to come to mind as one of the modern-era house music greats. That was in 2012, but this cut from 2006 is timeless in its own right. The track isn’t too in-your-face, but the sum of rapid percussive variations, (what sound like) ritualistic chants, and perfectly appropriate synth stabs keeps the groove going without letting up. This was never Ferrer’s most famous song — but as DJ Mag recently warned, just don’t call him “Mr. Hey Hey.”
Dennis Ferrer – P 2 Da J