Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike continue on their crusade to bring blaring big room horns and thunderous kicks to the masses with a vocal mix of their TomorrowWorld Anthem, “Ocarina.” Splicing the original’s larger-than-life leads and chart-topping presence with Katy B’s siren-like vocals, the Smash The House heads, alongside protege Wolfpack, infuse their Beatport #1 with a new radio-ready shine. A fan favorite since it’s appearance in Tomorrowland’s 2012 aftermovie, “Ocarina” finds a new tomorrow with Katy B’s added touches, extending the festival anthem’s already impressive reach.
Every fan and producer of dance music has heard the name and can instantly recall the incredibly catchy tune. “Animals” is from one of the youngest producers in electronic music, Martin Garrix, and was 2013′s anthem, a track heard in nearly every festival set since its release earlier this year. The undisputed success story of 2013 as it recently hit #1 in Holland, Belgium and most recently, the UK. Martin explains that “Animals” was actually inspired by a Busta Rhymes hip-hop track and the rapid success of the single worried the producer as he shot straight to the top of Beatport charts. “It became big so quickly I was like, ‘Oh shit, this has happened really fast’, and I didn’t have any other tracks ready to release yet. At that point I was like ‘Oh, shit, I don’t want to be like a one-hit dude.’” However, it was clear the countlessly remixed festival hit was undeniable proof of the Dutch producer’s promising talent and future career in music. Since then Martin has released “Wizard” and a remix of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Sander van Doorn‘s “Project T,” but fans are still anxiously awaiting for word on what’s next for the young star.
“I have some really big collaborations with some of the biggest in the world,” Martin begins to reveal. “It’s with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and there’s another name that I can’t actually tell you.” But shortly after, Martin confirms that though the track is yet to be finished, a future studio session with Tiësto is guaranteed and the young producer doesn’t deny potential projects in the works with DJ Mag’s #1 DJ int he World, Hardwell.
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Although Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have graced the top of Beatport five times this year, the Belgian duo doesn’t seem to be resting on their laurels. With an impending release alongside DVBBS and Borgeous slated to hit Beatport on November 18th, the two Belgians team up with Italian duo Boostedkids for the haunting “G.I.P.S.Y.” Originally heard in Tomorrowland’s after movie, “G.I.P.S.Y.” utilizes a flute driven breakdown and a dark, pounding climax which results in one of the Belgian duo’s most unique productions.
For many of us, the last time we encountered gypsy-tinged house music in the mainstream was with Steve Angello and AN21′s “Flonko.” With “G.I.P.S.Y.”, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, with new kids on the block Boosted Kids, unleash a high-octane preview that fuses their trademark big room sound with a woodwind Romany flavor. The DJ Mag #6 DJ duo’s newest track will be available on November 11.
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…)
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
Meet the contenders
As premiered at Tomorrowland in rural Belgium this past July, Martin Garrix is showing off his production chops yet again with his remix for Sander van Doorn, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Reworking their “Project T” collaboration, the youngster captures the energy of his monster hit “Animals” without following its blueprint. Garrix, 16, is still too young to be served a drink in the United States, but at this rate, he’ll have one incredible production catalogue by the time he’s of legal age.
The gates are open, DreamVille populated, the headliners making their way to the grounds. Yes, the inaugural TomorrowWorld has kicked off, and as thousands of fans eagerly await the 300+ acts, we’re giving you a taste of the Main Stage with our very own Spotify playlist. If you live and breathe the Top 100, never miss a Tiësto set, love Nervo and Nicky and need R3hab, we’ve given you 30 more reasons to tune in to the live stream with some of the biggest tracks from dance music’s biggest names. Whether you’re still en route to the madness or camped out to spectate from home, give our mix a whirl and check out the full lineup below. Then either jealously text your friends or vow to go (again) next year.
Enter the Main Stage madness
With the first-ever TommorowWorld touching down on American soil in four short days, its official anthem has finally hit Beatport to set the pre-fest frenzy to fever pitch. Created by the undisputed kings of this year’s Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld’s opening day headliners Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, “Ocarina” has been a long time in the making. A collaboration with Wolfpack, the song was first played out nearly two years ago and rocketed to fame when it was featured in the official Tomorrowland aftermovie. Now positioned to bring the same energy to Chattahoochee Hills, the Smash The House release is giving your laptop a visuals-free sneak peek of what the tune will sound like from the live stream.
Mike Hawkins’ Megaton Records comes hot on the heels of fresh summer sounds from Henry Fong, Toby Green, Hawkins himself, and with the recent “Munchies” garnering support across the electro landscape. Next in line for Megaton is Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike with a remix of Alex Hide’s “Get Away.” Thumping festival progression and big room chords, the latest from the Belgian duo follows in their own big room footsteps. Sure to be an instant hit at TomorrowWorld next weekend in Georgia, “Get Away” will make its way around the live circuit before hitting Beatport on October 7th.