With the name this dynamic Dutch duo dubbed themselves years ago, they sure have been relatively quiet as of late. The Partysquad is known for an outside-the-box sound that separates them from the average EDM act, sometimes catching us off guard by incorporating reggae, trap or hardstyle influences. With strong work released earlier this year, including their collab with The Death Set and Diplo, “POV 2.0”, the pair has now teamed up with the up-and-coming fellow Dutchman Mitchell Niemeyer. Right away we can tell “#Pantsdown” is meant to electrify and get you moving. Released today, Spinnin’ Records must have recognized this team as a match made in heaven. Heavy kicks, cloudy progressions, and percussive synth stabs is the formula, but only this trio has the intuition to compose a record as full and lively as this one. And thanks to the wonders of Google, we can confirm that none other than Hardwell helped out on the track as well.
After previewing it a couple weeks ago, Apster‘s latest original production, “Bucklekneez,” was released today. Following largely successful tracks including “Marrakech” and “I Need More,” the Dutchman’s latest effort is in the same vein – featuring heavy drum rolls and a distorted bassline coupled with a pulsing bleep progression. “Bucklekneez” is a formidable addition to Apster‘s collection of releases that help solidify the young producer’s position in Afrojack’s Jacked crew. Check out the preview below and head over to Beatport to pick up the release from Wall Recordings.
Sandro Silva released his latest effort, “Libra,” yesterday via Ultra Records. Following remix duties on “Forever Young” and “She Wolf,” the young Dutch producer is back with his first original production since “Pull The Trigger (Gladiator).” Diverting away from the electro sound we’ve heard from Sandro in the past, “Libra” features melodic synth rolls and a reverberating bassline that gives the track a harmonious, feel-good vibe. Check out the snippet below and head over to Beatport to pick up the full-length version.
Apster released a preview of his forthcoming original production, “Bucklekneez,” on his Soundcloud yesterday. Following largely successful tracks including “Marrakech” and “I Need More,” the Dutchman’s latest effort is in the same vein – featuring heavy drum rolls and a distorted bassline coupled with a pulsing bleep progression. “Bucklekneez” is a formidable addition to Apster‘s collection of releases that help solidify the young producer’s position in Afrojack’s Jacked crew. Check out the preview below and hold tight for the November 19th release from Wall Recordings.
Fresh off multiple collaborations with fellow Breda export Hardwell, Dutch DJ/producer Dannic is back with a solo release on his co-conspirator’s Revealed Recordings. On “Flare,” Dannic dresses a throwback acid bass line in all the trappings of mainstream progressive house, employing riser synths and stuttered snares to guide the listener through resonant builds and chord-driven breakdowns. While the track errs on the side of formulaic, it showcases Dannic’s technical acumen in a production tailored for dance floor traction. Expect to hear this one again on the festival circuit, and head to Beatport to grab your own copy.
In honor of Amsterdam Dance Event, we’ve compiled an assortment of tracks representing the wide variety of music being played in Holland this week. Ranging from tech house and techno to breaks and hardstyle, this 10 track playlist is the next best thing to a one-way ticket to the Netherlands. Click after the break for your chance to live out the Amsterdam Dance Event vicariously through our playlist.
With all the talk of future techno these days, Dutch minimal legend Koen Groeneveld continues to prove he’s anything but the past. “Stesstjopper” is a multifaceted production that builds from bitcrushed organ chords into a dark after-hours groove, replete with stuttering synths and off-kilter industrial samples. It’s a groovy techno piece with slabs of electro blended flawlessly from first bar to last. With the infectious pull of the electro-heavy breakdown and the incessant chord play to follow the drop, this song will make for a great peak-time banger. Unless you’ve got a flight to his native Netherlands for Amsterdam Dance Event, catch it on his Abzolut imprint’s Terminal 4 release today.
Leroy Styles released this electro-house banger today on Sidney Samson’s Rock The Houze label. Featuring a stuttering progressive lead-in and a bouncy high-pitched synth drop, it’s obvious to us why this track received such support from the likes of Sidney Samson and Afrojack. Crank this one up if you’re a fan of Dutch house and head over to Beatport to pick up the full-length.
David Guetta’s latest album Nothing But The Beat has inspired some huge remixes so far: Titanium, Without You, Where Dem Girls At. After big releases like Mutate and Music Box, Sidney Samson brings us the first remix of Guetta’s Turn Me On. Sidney changes up his usual style with the original bass-heavy chainsaw drop and then BAM!!! Sidney’s classic bleep bleep bleeps. Check this one out and stay tuned for the release later this month.
It takes some guts to believe you can take music from the #1 DJ in the world and make it better. Dutch youngster Nicky Romero seems to be doing just that, taking songs from David Guetta’s “Nothing But The Beat” album and turning them into Dutch bangers. First, he gave us a giant drop on “Where Dem Girls At.” He followed that showing up with his remix of “Without You,” in which he used a similar drop to his “Dynamite” remix. If remixing two of Guetta’s songs wasn’t enough, Nicky decided to go for a third – “Titanium.” We think this is his best Guetta remix to date so check it out and let us know if you feel the same. Stay tuned for the release.