When you’re building a strong case for rookie-of-the-year, there is no time to rest – just ask Arty. The youngster has released his latest effort, “Open Space,” fortifying himself as an elite neophyte while he continues to climb the ranks past veterans. The new single embodies Arty as a producer, crossing over between trance and progression while attaining big room energy. Admirers of EDM have taken hold of Arty’s fresh sound and will be pleased to hear that his latest offering comes from the same winning combination that brought you “Around The World,” “Mozart,” and “Kate,” as Anjunabeats has released “Open Space” on Beatport today.
Datsik has impressed us in the past with his unique dubstep productions and stellar remixes for the likes of Zedd, Foreign Beggars, Kaskade & Skrillex. He’s back with a new effort as he adds his touches to Dada Life’s massive track “Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker.” Datsik seems to keep the intro mostly the same but gives the track a seriously heavy dubstep drop. We’re excited about hearing the full version of this and will be sure to bring it to you when it is released.
Jerry Rekonius is one of the more underrated producers in EDM. Releases like “Powahbunga” and “Paranormal” surely justify why it’s about time the young Swede gains more attention. As the track begins with an array of whiny synths that sound quite mysterious, and crunching bass lines that are Dada Life-esque, it’s no wonder Olle and Stefan highly support Rekonius’s latest release on Spinnin’ Records.
Last week, John Dahlback teased us with previews of the productions that he has on deck for 2012, and today he has released the first of eight. Dirty South breathes fresh air into his remix of Dahlback’s “Embrace Me,” adding another uplifting effort to his repertoire. The Aussie uses his progressive house mold to fit the euphoric vocal, much like he has on tracks like “Devil’s Work,” “Invisible,” and countless others. We’ve seen this drop work well in Dirty South’s recent sets, most notably as it stood out at his EDC NY main stage showing. Translatable from your iPod to the festivals, grab the remix of John Dahlback’s “Embrace Me” on Beatport via Dirty South’s Phazing imprint.
When Harvard Bass and Bart B More collaborate in the studio the results are usually unconventional but in the most entertaining way possible. The last collaboration we’ve heard from the relatively underground producers was “The Ones EP,” which was very gratifying to listen to. If you are a fan of hard bass lines and nutty sounds then Harvard Bass and Bart B More’s latest “Pari” is just for you. Fast forward to the 1:00 mark (with your speakers at max volume) and we can guarantee that you will jump right out of your seats. “Pari” is one of those less known tracks we all crave to hear at raves when we are tired of all the predictable music most DJs play these days.
After playing Armin’s original many times on repeat, Antillas and Dankann’s remix quickly caught our attention. Keeping the main body of the track, Antillas and Dankann change up the drop into something we’d all love to rage to. The electro-house that comes into play after Armin’s triumphant build up comes out of no where and will surely catch many crowds by surprise. Although its tough to match anything Armin creates, this Armada released remix is truly entertaining from start to finish with its grinding bass lines and energetic drop.
We have incredible news for those residing in Los Angeles. Swedish legend, Eric Prydz, will be playing an Insomniac Event at the Hollywood Palladium on July 14th — he will be joined by Arty and Jeremy Olander. For all those that have worshiped Prydz since hearing “Call On Me,” this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Prydz rarely travels out of Europe and he has not played a show In Los Angeles since 2008. Although he is headlining Identity this summer, the touring festival is not scheduled to make any stops in Los Angeles. So if you live in the area and love EDM, do not miss this show. Tickets go on sale today at 12:00 PST.
A stand-out gem off of the latest Kitsune America compilation, BeatauCue’s rendition of “See My Eyes” features the airy synths and sparkling arpeggios we’ve come to expect from this French-disco-duo. Their last offering “Kiho” was a sugary sweet, disco-house track that lacked any real “oomph.” This time around things get a little heavier; the kicks and claps echo and thump with serious intent while the stuttering vocals pitch-bend rhythmically with the bass line. Grab this one for free via BeatauCue’s soundcloud, you won’t be disappointed.
Trance and House producer Marcus Schossow and the young Matis Lehtola teamed up to produce a probable future hit. Just like Schossow’s last great tune “Swedish Nights,” his latest installment successfully evokes a complete feeling of bliss. The array of euphoric synth play may seem redundant but the minor vocals and progressive nuances make “Who You Are” quite the addicting track. “Who You Are” will be released on Tone Diary on July 2nd.
MYMC’s “Stadium” is as suitable as a track title gets. Although it has the requisite qualities of most modern day big-room progressive house anthems, you can’t help but deny that its feel good vibe makes for a catchy offering. Its upbeat piano chord play and synthy breakdown come together for a nice summertime banger. This is one of those songs we love in its current state, but with a perfectly crafted vocal, it could be the icing on the cake. With festival season underway, watch out for some of our favorite bootleg-masters to have their own take on it.