Now in its 25th year and still drawing thousands of artists, industry professionals and fans from across the globe, Amsterdam Dance Event remains crucial to the industry calendar. With a considerably more ‘work’ focused agenda than its American cousins, the play-hard factor of ADE remains a huge pull to labels, artists and even fans looking to get stuck in amongst this professional dance mecca. For 2013, however, the festival agenda has flown into positive overdrive. With a record number of parties from across the industry spectrum set to keep heads from pillows throughout the conference, our editors banded together to scope the events you should be hitting across the five-day event. (more…)Posted by
While artists such as GTA and Hook n Sling have taken their stab at remixing Kaskade‘s massive single, “Atmosphere,” the official remixes have been released today on Ultra Music. The first remix comes from Amsterdam duo Chocolate Puma, whose winding house remix will have your head spinning. The second remix comes from versatile deep house producer Amtrac, who mixes a heavy bassline with spacey pads and precise vocal chopping.
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Norman Doray‘s mellow approach to groovy modern house produced “Filtré” for fans of eras past earlier this month when released on Avicii’s LE7ELS imprint. His pure, French-influenced outing boasts a timeless aura, but that time capsule and its entrapped listeners already have the chance to rebound to 2013 with the track’s remix package. Chocolate Puma takes the lead in restoring the clock while maintaing original integrity; implanting natural percussion at the forefront but leaving the groove-laden backbone its breathing room. Where nu disco meets old disco, snare is thrown in the mix to provide “Filtré” with yet another distinction.
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Steve Angello looks to offer his Size sister label, X, its sophomore release with a brand new collaborative effort between Sunnery James, Ryan Marciano, and Chocolate Puma. Following the inaugural Nice & Close EP from Trent Cantrelle, the threesome bring X another beat-driven, tech-laden dance floor killer. Titled “Stiffness,” the track is anything but stiff, instilling instant movement in all limbs with a sexy drum styling that crosses after hours appeal with jungle energy.
With releases on 50-odd labels under their belts, Chocolate Puma’s Zki and Dobre made their debut on Mixmash Records this week, pouncing on a a party hit with “2000 People.” The Dutch duo took to the horns section for the tune, creating a bouncy and brassy house sound with pumped up reggae vocals and an electro-fied drop. A fitting groove for the Mixmash roster, “2000 People” marks the scene veterans’ 200th-something success.
Chocolate Puma take on Orlando Voorn’s “In Da Jungle” and retrofit the 1996 house classic with a unique tech house spin off. In maintaining the track’s tribal roots, the duo’s remix showcases an eerie robotic effect over the reggae vocal alongside a hypnotic concoction of kicks and snares. The track’s build is slow and drawn out, featuring a well-thought symphony of innovative noises — a quality reconstruction of a true classic.
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Just like many to DJs to come before them, Chocolate Puma have hit a social media milestone and to reward their fans they went into the studio and produced a new track to celebrate the milestone. After reaching almost 30,000 fans on their Facebook page and 50,000 on their SoundCloud the Puma men are offering up “Get The Bone” as a free download. The funky tune is bass heavy and full of old school grooves. Check it out below and head over to Chocolate Puma’s SoundCloud to redeem your copy.Posted by
Chocolate Puma have released a very long snippet of their upcoming single, “Ay Mama Mia.” We’ve expressed our feelings for the long standing duo in previous posts and those feelings still stand true. As the title implies “Ay Mama Mia” is Latin influenced and features a hip-shaking drop. “Ay Mama Mia” in its original form will be official theme song for the upcoming Sons of Buena Vista Social club film. Chocolate Puma’s version is set for release on January 15th alongside a Chocolate Puma dub remix and remixes from David Aude, Sick Individuals, and Robbie Rivera.Posted by
Before the Bingo Players put themselves on the map with “Cry, Just A Little,” they were producing quality beats — many of which have been entirely overlooked. Their collaboration with Chocolate Puma is one such track and so we’d like to revive it for all of you haven’t heard it and even those of you have. With its heavy bass and vintage vocals “Disco Electrique” is an absolute floor killer of epic proportions. Their track “L’Amour” may have just taken the number 40 spot on our Biggest Tracks of 2012 list, but I’m partial to “Disco Electrique.”
Chocolate Puma have been around the block and then some but the duo don’t receive nearly enough credit. This year alone they’re released two bombs — “Gimme Sum” and “Just One More Time Baby” — and their old collaboration with the Bingo Players (“Disco Electrique”) is one of my favorite songs of all time. Chocolate Puma is back with another major tune, this time a hardcore bootleg of “Playing With Knives.” The build is funky, the bassline is groovy, and the drop is absolutely filthy. Although they produced the track four years ago, they’re just now releasing it to the public. All you have to do to redeem your copy is head here and tweet the track.