Quickly establishing himself as the king of indie-dance, Goldroom flaunts his sunshine style once again by taking on “Jewels & Sapphires” of Australia’s Owl Eyes’ upcoming album Nightswim. Playing in a tropical nu-disco vibe to the delicate vocal, Josh Legg shows off his impeccable mastering skills while riding out a new wave of sound. If disco is actually back to stay, Goldroom has already proved himself as a leader with his consentient quality, depth and long-lived groove.
As premiered on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection this past Friday, Laidback Luke debuted his take on Martin Solveig’s bouncy progressive hit “Hey Now” featuring the Cataracs and emerging US rapper Kyle. He segments the poppy vocals and vivacious bass into distinct thresholds allowing for the song to have that immense Laidback effect. Listening to this track through a laptop feels wrong as this gritty electro anthem requires a tremendous sound system to do it any justice.
Long serving Swedish producer Henrik B makes a long-overdue return to the digital market, this time alongside national peers Niklas Gustavsson and Peter Johansson for Avicii’s LE7ELS imprint with “Echoes.” As premiered on Avicii’s Levels podcast last year, the Swedish trio employs the familiar sample work of The Police’s “Voices Inside My Head” with the utmost effect. An uplifting and radio friendly offering built on extensive melodic stamina and unprecedented production quality, the extended silence of Henrik B is more made amends for in light of this inoffensive tip to the potential for quality peak time dance music and his nations extensive reign upon the craft. Pick up “Echoes” now on Beatport. (more…)
Deadmau5 has previewed a new track on his Soundcloud page titled “Suite 03,” venturing back to his progressive styling and taking to Twitter to state “drop not included.” The clip features a long, drawn out build with classic trance-like undertones. Deadmau5′s recent productions have been to the slower and more downtempo side of things, offering a refreshing change from what we’d normally expect. He added to his tweet that “this ‘edm’ track contains more than one note.” What’s your take on this side of Deadmau5? Let us know in the comments section below.
Like harrowing chimes across the industry skyline, the untimely passing of Romanthony has shaken the global dance community. As the New Jersey talent behind “One More Time” and an abundance of musical assets from American house music’s dotted timeline, the 46-year-old Black Male Records proprietor leaves behind an influential reign over the industry he helped foster. In the wake of a tragic battle lost to kidney disease, the undisputed fact remains that on May 5th, 2013, house music lost one of its most integral voices to date.
Having already unveiled “Brainfire” and their forthcoming single “Chaa” earlier this month , Canada’s Paris & Simo look to further the excitement surrounding their studio output with debut Flamingo Recordings single “Tundra” alongside Italian duo Merk & Kremont. As premiered by Danny Howard on BBC Radio One, “Tundra” echoes the perky peak time hallmarks that shave already put the Canadian newcomers on the map as surefire breakouts for 2013. With the addition of another promising European outfit to the equation, this riff-driven electro offering is sure to set in motion yet more positive momentum for this global entourage of talent. Grab “Tundra” on July 1 on Beatport.
With his name now resounding across global club land, Norway’s Fehrplay emerges back on the scene with the hotly tipped follow-up to January’s “I Can’t Stop It” for Pryda Friends. Initially unveiled during his guest mix for Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy radio show, “Phantom” picks up where its predecessor left off on the trail of no-nonsense progressive house. Euphorically charged and melodically refined, the tracks ascending energy and overriding synths provide a defining guise to the compositional stamina that has made Jonas Fehr indispensible to Prydz’s overarching musical mission. One thing is for certain: Pryda Friends are out to take back the progressive house charts for 2013 and armed with this Norwegian trailblazer, their chances look considerably good.
After their highly lauded collaboration “D# Fat” alongside Armin van Buuren and potent remix to his “This Is What It Feels Like,” W&W have solidified their reputation as a top tier production outfit in the big room sphere of EDM. The Dutch duo are aiming to continue their momentum with release of “Thunder,” a fusion of progressive house, trance, and hardstyle in a similar manner to “The Code.” While it’s an all-too-familiar formula of a momentous, chord-laden build up and booming, hardstyle-kick driven drop, the live appeal of “Thunder” is undeniable: this is raucous, festival house.
Leading Dutch talents Hardwell and Dyro unite with Heather Bright to unleash their latest collaborative masterpiece for Revealed Recordings this month. Premiered at UMF during Hardwell’s landmark main stage appearance and used as the score to his Miami 2013 aftermovie, “Never Say Goodbye” is the emotively charged epitome of both producers’ stamina in the face of global attention. Armed with Heather Bright’s well-placed topline, this coming-of-age festival anthem sparks uplifting and impactful resonations for peak-time sensibilities at the most effectual level of quality and relevance. As yet another strong addition to Revealed’s burgeoning musical artillery, the track purveys heart-rending club fuel for a generation unashamedly relishing in the reign of electronic dance music.
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.
Track available now on Beatport.