After bursting eardrums and charts with an electro-fied love letter to NYC, Firebeatz and Schella have again joined forces on a hook-laden hit. For their latest Spinnin release “Wicked,” the Dutch threesome turned a plucky bassline into a pounding tonal takeover using just vocal sample-laden build as a transition. The jacked up juxtaposition places the tune somewhere between progressive and electro, and though miles away from “Dear New York” the tune’s Firebeatz funk is only magnified when foiled against Schella’s synth work. Out now on Beatport, it’s up to you to decide if “Wicked” is naughty or nice.
Remixes from the Rihanna camp have gone from a surprise to nearly expected. The “We Found Love” singer has worked with the likes of David Guetta and Nicky Romero since her Calvin Harris collaboration, with few of the tracks off her last albums becoming remixed by the likes of Dyro. With the fifth single off Unapologetic being delivered to American radio stations, it’s also landing in the laps of dance music producers. Most notably comes renditions from Firebeatz and R3hab; Firebeatz who provides an electro-house version abiding by the status quo and R3hab who ups the ante with a harder punch.
Although Dutch electro-house duo Firebeatz kicked off their weekly radio show only a few weeks back, “Firebeatz FM” is quickly rising the ranks of “must-listen” podcasts in the sphere of electronic dance music. In addition to rattling through some of the biggest of the big room tracks of the moment like Mightyfools’ “Footrocker,” Knife Party’s “LRAD,” and Daddy’s Groove & Rob Adans’ “Unbelieveable. As an extra bonus for committed listeners, they even included an exclusive on their new collaboration with Chocolate Puma entitled “Sausage Fest.”
As Firebeatz continues to dominate 2013, their latest release establishes a more uptempo attitude than their usual outings. “Wonderful” employs airy lyrics overtop a bouncy beat but still employs an electro aesthetic as to not stray to far from their signature style. The track is definitely a fresh breath of progressive air and keeps us looking forward to Firebeatz next release.
With summer in the air, the beats are getting bouncier, the vocals more optimistic, and even hard hitters Firebeatz cannot prove immune to the season. Straying from their electro roots, the pair have unleashed “Wonderful,” a peppy melodic number with lighter layers and higher vocals than they’ve used before. Not ones to completely change tack, the tune breaks its upbeat reverie with a wobbling tempo change and throws in a quick build that takes the song from soothing to grooving. A breath of progressive air, the track is due out May 27th on Spinnin’ Records.
Firebeatz have already had a laudable 2013 with big releases on Spinnin’ and Fly Eye Records thus far. Adding to their list of top notch label releases, the duo’s newest single alongside fellow Dutchman Bobby Burns is out now on Musical Freedom. Receiving its name from the nasally pre-drop sample and various doorbell noises embedded throughout, “Ding Dong” is a vehicle of restless energy from start to finish. Beginning with a carefree, high-pitched melody and charging electro house drop, “Ding Dong” is supplemented by a brief chord-laden bridge before returning to its feverish acceleration.
Firebeatz and Bobby Burns have teamed up to give Musical Freedom its next booming record. The Firebeatz boys are coming off the success of “Gangster” and are looking towards “Yeahhhh” while Bobby Burns’ latest “Lemonade” is nearly a week old. Together, their forces bring a combination of their personal dance tactics to make “Ding Dong” a bass-heavy, electro-laden offering fitting for the nature of Tiësto’s imprint.
Release Date: April 30th
This week the Firebeatz boys have revealed they have more in common with Calvin Harris than Miami flight snafus. Fresh off the success of “Gangster,” the Dutch duo announced their next track, “Yeahhhh,” will be released on Harris’ Fly Eye Records. Keeping the electro heavy and the intensity up, the preview showcases a downright devastating build that peaks with, of course, a “yeah!” Though only 82 seconds, the teaser leaves us sufficiently teased – the full track will be released April 15th.
One of Holland’s more rambunctious duos has returned with another hard-hitting electro house tune. Firebeatz this week released “Gangster,” bringing their signature grimy sound into their first original of the year. First heard on Axis Episode 044, “Gangster” starts off fairly downtempo before building into a beat-heavy track with a tonal structure reminiscent of “Dear New York.” Released just in time for Miami Music Week, “Gangster” is guaranteed to be played out at Spinnin’ Records Nikki Beach party.
Today’s Good Morning Mix is brought to you by one of our favorite electro house Frenchmen, Gregori Klosman. Looking over the tracklist, you may recognize a large number of these tunes from our top tracks of November, but in that case this most recent episode of his Klosmania podcast will only serve as a pleasant reminder of the last month in big room — and largely harder-hitting — releases. Klosman features his own new collaboration as Reepublic, Hardwell’s megahit “Apollo,” Firebeatz, Tom Swoon, the Lunde Bros, and Archie just to give you an idea. Stream, download, and check out the tracklist below.