When a fan-recorded video of Steve Angello playing “Head Up” at 2012′s Escape From Wonderland festival first surfaced, we were left curious about the details of the then-unidentified tune. A few weeks ago Arno Cost announced that the song was his own, produced for Angello’s Size Records. Months after its debut, the track has finally been unleashed. Grinding bassline and powerful drops make “Head Up” a massive tune set for Beatport chart dominancy. We expect Size Records will have a similarly successful year with the lineup of releases they have scheduled, including the highly anticipated “Hit It” from GTA, Henrix, and Digital Lab.
While we have anticipated the next release from Size Records to be the highly anticipated “Hit It” from Henrix, GTA, and Digital Lab, we ourselves are hit with a surprise. Arno Cost will be the first to extend Steve Angello’s brand of progressive house this year with “Head Up.” Following up his most recent original production, “Lifetime,” Arno brings his hard-hitting trademark forward on what is due to become an instant fan favorite. Packed with the energy expected, this high-profile release will make its way to Beatport on January 21st.
To close out 2012, Dancing Astronaut Radio is back with a new episode filled with exclusive tracks. Norman Doray takes over this week, making his Axis debut on our 32nd episode. For more information and a complete tracklist, jump past the break.
Arno Cost told Dancing Astronaut that new single “Lifetime” was the “result of just one of the new methods” he was trying out as he adapted his progressive house sound to sonic experimentation. Gone are the progressive chords and melodic leads that he trademarked his sound on, replaced by electro bass and big room builds. But while Cost assured his fans that “Lifetime” “doesn’t necessarily mean [he] won’t do progressive house anymore,” he has no plans to stop experimenting anytime soon.
“Being pigeonholed is definitely something that doesn’t appeal to me,” said Cost. “I think it is important to be versatile and open minded towards all different types of music.”
Check out the rest of our interview with Arno Cost and head to Beatport to catch his new release today on Spinnin Records.
French house producer Arno Cost takes a stylistic sojourn into electro house on “Lifetime,” an upcoming single slated for release on Spinnin Records this Monday. Cost trades in his progressive chords and melodic leads for riser synth stabs and electro bass growls on a track sculpted for big room builds. Cost took to Facebook this week to assure fans that “Lifetime” was “kinda a one shot” and did not represent a lasting stylistic change.
We caught up with Arno to set the record straight and discuss his upcoming release. Check out the interview and track preview after the break. (more…)
We were understandably excited when Laidback Luke, Arno Cost and Norman Doray teamed up for the original mix of “Trilogy.” It isn’t very often that this much talent comes together on one track and the result was nothing short of epic. Last week we previewed the remix package and then held our breath, patiently waiting for their release. With remixes from the likes of Swanky Tunes, Sam O Neall & C6, Sebjack, and GTA this package has a little something for everyone.
The original mix of “Trilogy” combined the best from Dutch sensation Laidback Luke and the tag team that brought us “Better Days” (Norman Doray and Arno Cost). The previews of the remix package have surfaced courtesy of Mixmash Records, included are renditions from Swanky Tunes, Sebjak, Sam O Neall & C6, and GTA. We’ll get into why we are excited about them below, however, you will have to wait for the release on March 8th to get all the details.
We were utterly impressed with the fusion of styles brought to you by the likes of Laidback Luke, Arno Cost, and Norman Doray. This type of new age music incorporates electro with progressive and the result is perfection. While Arno and Nor
man make a living creating the most progressive of tracks, “Trilogy” spices it up by blending electro chords into the bassline to make the entire tune go considerably harder. We guarantee that this will be played in Miami non-stop. Laidback Luke has come out with some very big releases in the past and it’s good to see him back on his A-game.
David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat did so much good for the house world it is a joke. Currently, his collaboration with Usher sits atop the Billboard charts and “Titanium” has done incredibly well. The remixes have been teased and drooled over for quite some time now and they have finally arrived. This star studded lineup of remixers have given it their best effort, let’s discuss which is the best option for you.
Hungry for some “Ready 2 Go” remixes? Hardwell and Arno Cost offer up their renditions to Martin Solveig’s smash hit (listen to original here). It has been a big week for Arno who has just released his highly played track “Lise“. Trouse heavyweight – Hardwell, continues his superstar onslaught of 2011.
The first offering is Hardwell’s remix, who creatively inserts his fist pumping style into “Ready 2 Go”. This has a solid build up with a distorted drop. I would tell you that it is a must listen, but anything that Hardwell touches qualifies as something you have to at least try.
This one is for you ambient progressive house fans. Arno’s remix gives you that spiritual yet soothing feeling as you are listening to it. Think of it this way: Arno’s is for the beginning of the party and Hardwell’s is great for when things start to get a little crazy.