Lavo’s famed Thursday night parties invariably attract big names, long lines, and an impressive girl to guy ratio — but once you get inside it’s almost always worth the wait. The musical maestro for last Thursday’s event was the venerable Kaskade, and though his set time wasn’t until 1 AM, hopeful fans were lining up by 10 — an hour before the doors even opened. The turnout was a testament to both the exclusivity of the venue and Kaskade’s celebrity status. The same man who once shut down Hollywood Boulevard was now the reason for a 58th Street takeover.
Coming off a relentless summer, and most recently his Casual Encounters of the 3rd Kind EP, Wolfgang Gartner returns with another two-track offering. Sharing the same name as his fall tour, the Love & War EP includes “Love & War” and “Nuke,” which Wolfgang himself has referred to as the favorite songs that he’s ever made.
Wolfgang sticks to his frenetic electro formula, but as usual, manages to shake things up enough for a refreshing sound. The intricacy in the productions and the signature Wolfgang elements combine for a seizure inducing sound on both tracks. Take a listen to both “Love & War” and “Nuke” and let us know which is your favorite — and per usual, the EP can be found on Beatport.
Wolfgang Gartner – Love & War (Original Mix)
Wolfgang Gartner – Nuke (Original Mix)
It was only a few days ago when Swedish House Mafia blew minds with their video for “Don’t You Worry Child” and began the campaign for their final tour. Since Friday, we have all been anticipating possible tour dates and the proposed soundtrack. The Swedes have finally revealed details of their new album, and the title comes as a follow up to Until One – Until Now.
In addition to few recent original productions, Until Now will be a compilation of bootlegs we’ve known and loved, but hope that ‘One Last Tour’ has more surprises in store. The album will be available for pre-order September 25 and will see its North American release on October 22nd. Jump below the break for the tracklist of Until Now – or in terms of ‘One Last Tour,’ the soundtrack.
Update: We’ve just been told by EMI that there will be two versions of the release — a standard, 10-track version, and 22-track ‘deluxe’ version. Tracklists for both are below.
The hottest rookie the game and one iconic producer have joined forced with a gifted electronic vocalist for one of this months biggest tracks. We are talking about Arty and BT, along with none other than Nadia Ali. The collaboration is dubbed “Must Be The Love” and breeds masterful progressive house with a trance influence in the vocal that has euphoria written all over it. With the beauty of a trance tune and the drop of a house track, “Must Be The Love” is a special release that is distant from the usual Monday releases. Find out what happens when Arty and BT get together and find their collaboration on Beatport via Armind.
Update: Arty is giving away a pair of wireless Beats By Dre headphones in a ‘#MustBeTheLove’ Twitter contest. Check out the full rules below, or on Arty’s Facebook page.
Dubvision is slowly but surely making a name for itself with uplifting, highly-musical tracks, and the latest release with Project 46 is no exception. “You & I” boasts the gentle, soothing vocals of Donna Lewis that you will probably find yourself singing along to after just a few listens. The big-room synths are easy to listen to, but there’s still enough oomph in the track to make it a proven festival banger.
Thomas Gold included it in his Governors Island set back in August, and that’s usually a good sign for any unreleased track. Between this new offering and DubVision’s ID remix played by Axwell at Electric Zoo, don’t be surprised if you start hearing this name more and more. Just remember who told you first, okay?
This summer, Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten revamped the 1998 trance classic “Loops & Tings,” and this week, the track comes back to life in the form of a sample on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s latest tune. Dimitri and Mike call upon Yves V to contribute to “Loops & Tings,” much like their recent collaboration on Aftermath. Delivering high energy in the form of pounding bass screeching synths, the collaborative effort gives Sander van Doorn’s imprint another release for the books. Interestingly, the influence of a trance classic combined with modern electro makes for one stellar dance tune, so claim it for yourself on Beatport.
Update: Dimitri and Mike have also just uploaded their very own Tomorrowland aftermovie to their YouTube page. Check it out below.
The Disclosure brothers are back with another track that demonstrates yet again why we are picking them out for major success. “Latch” is a beautifully melodic chill house track that treads a delicate line between garage and deep house. The track’s punchy bassline and airy melody are complemented perfectly by the soulful vocals of Sam Smith. It is quite a remarkable production, especially when you take into consideration that both of the brothers are still teenagers. Have a listen to the track below and stay tuned for the full release.
Hardwell has linked up with rising young producer and progressive companion, Dannic, for a remix of Example’s lastest single “Say Nothing.” The collaborative effort, expected to be a harder hitting progressive effort, boasts more of a big room vibe than anything else. Appropriately, Hardwell and Dannic attach euphoric builds and melodic synths to the track’s already-uplifting vocal. Flirting with anthem status, the latest dutch twist on Example’s “Say Nothing” is sure to make its way into DJ sets this month so head to iTunes for your copy.
Otto Knows forced his way into music libraries everywhere with his anthemic Refune release “Million Voices.” In the same vein, the young Swede returns to form with a remix of Burns’ “Lies.” A signature melody along with a soothing build wrapped up with an infectious vocal, make for a captivating remix that we are due to hear at future Otto Knows events. If you took interest in his remix of “KOTEMF,” this latest remix will exceed expectations. Before Beatport becomes swamped with music on Monday, grab the official release of “Lies” along with its remixes today.