2011 has been a whirlwind year for Nervo. It has seen the duo DJ at Lollapalooza, Ultra and Tomorrowland as well as release their smash hit collaboration with Afrojack and Steve Aoki - “We’re All No One.” Well, we have some good news for all of you… 2011 is not over yet.
Nervo, recipients of our extremely prestigious “Hottest Females in the Game” award, are launching their very own monthly radio show (Nervo Nation) on Sirius XM’s BPM channel. Mim and Liv will preview new Nervo tracks, play current dancefloor favorites as well as have one on one chats with some of the biggest names in the business. The show premiers this Saturday. We look forward to it.
iza. The video series will follow Roger around the island, inside his studio, and in his residency at Space Ibiza. Terry Church, who is a former editor at DJ Mag and the founder of Beatportal does a great job directing this series. This is a nice way of getting behind the scenes with a popular artist and puts into perspective how much time, effort, and planning goes on in the day to day lives of Roger and his entourage. (more…)
Norman Doray unleashes a heavy dose of progressive fire on Tawiah’s “Breakaway.” This a situation where you have an upbeat bassline blended with some of the best synths in the business. Tawiah’s voice takes this track to whole new “Le7els,” which leads us to believe that this could be the best vocals since Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” Imagine yourself on the beach in some exotic location listening to Norman dropping this. Pretty damn good right? We look forward to seeing Norman sometime soon, he just made a splash at XS Nightclub in Vegas this past Sunday.
NOTE: Check out “Kalifornia,” Norman’s previous release – pretty good stuff.
Fadil El Ghoul isn’t exactly a name readily associated with energetic crowds and over-the-top light shows, but say the name “R3hab” nowadays and those are just the types of images that come to mind. There’s no denying that this young Dutch DJ has blast onto the EDM scene in a big way this year, and now he’s bringing his DJing talents — and even a bubbly MC — to posh nightclubs and massive festivals all over the world. I had the chance to meet up with Fadil and his partner in chainsaw crime, MC Ambush, when he made his first appearance in Philadelphia last week (another city in the Northeast completely being overtaken by the EDM craze). We talked about everything from Afrojack to Android to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre — and you can read all about it below.
Laidback Luke comes out with his anticipated edit of Avesta and B Valley’s “Dutchano.” The title stems from the blend of Dutch house and piano riffs that are highly evident throughout this tune. This type of track has you on your heels till the end because you don’t know how to react when you initially hear the piano oriented build up. At first thought you may think it is a progressive tune, however, when you hear the banging drums pounding in the background you know you are in for a bass heavy drop. The folks at Dancing Astronaut are suckers for the pianos so we automatically endorse the use of it anywhere and anytime. What do you guys think of this new style?
Paul Thomas is starting to gain some traction in the world of tech house. He has created some groovy tunes that would do well in any club setting. This time around he teams up with the Weekend Heroes to create “V.A.M.P,” the fast paced bassline reminds us a little of his previous release “The Difference.” That being said, “V.A.M.P” is considerably darker than what we usually expect from Paul, but we think it is due to the lack of lead synths during the build up. Miami Music week has a ton of tech oriented parties, we have a strong feeling that Paul will make his mark there.
Calvin Harris and Madeon have just been announced as the first two guests for Swedish House Mafia’s Milton Keynes Bowl show. The July 14th 2012 show is sure to be one of the largest gigs ever for both the veteran Harris and French youngster Madeon. Of course, we’re still waiting on the also-promised MSG afterparty news — so hopefully we’ll be hearing more about that later today.
The summer festival season is far behind us, but the cold weather is not going to stop thousands of concertgoers as they invade RFK Stadium on November 26th for Fall Massive. The fully heated, 4 stage festival is boasting some serious bass this year with a lineup heavily geared towards the electro and dubstep crowd. Chopped vocals and wobbles aside, we are most excited to see the French electro-pop juggernaut, Martin Solveig, who returns to the East coast after canceling his set at Electric Zoo a few months ago due to illness. To say we were disappointed back in August would be an understatement, which is why we are shaking off the turkey comas, hopping in our beat up Corolla and driving down to DC just to catch him live.
Come for the electro-pop, stay for Diplo, Moby, Zedd, Skream!, Excision and countless others — just leave the tryptophan at home.
At this point, it is safe to say that whatever Marco V remixes turns out to be equally as good or better than the original. On his latest rendition, Marco V delivers overpowering lead synths at 1:00. It’s hard to find build ups as moving and persuasive as Marco V’s. Soon after, the beat breaks down into an irresistible and mighty bass line, which Marco complexly builds on. Similar to Afrojack & R3hab’s “Prutataaa,” samples of the familiar “WOOH!” are added in as the cherry on top. Hope you guys enjoy this one as much as we do!
Sebastian Krieg and Andrew Bennet’s new tune – “Starchild” is an absolute progressive gem. Just to refresh your memories, Sebastian Krieg was a co-producer on the “959” porsche tribute track alongside Jerome Isma-Ae. “Starchild” is a lot more complex and force driven than the soothing “959.” The lead piano synths are extremely euphoric, which Krieg and Bennet cleverly mix into a surprisingly quieter yet thrilling drop – similar to Alesso’s “Party Rock Anthem” at 4:15. Let us know what you think in the comments.