NERVO and Hook N Sling’s runaway smash hit “Reason” was an undeniable anthem during the summer of 2012 and the trio sought out aspiring bedroom producers to take a swing at remixing their festival favorite. Hundreds tried their hand at improving the flawless production and ROT (Republic of Trash) came away victorious with a People’s Choice nod from Talenthouse and support from the three Australians. Much more energetic and intense than the original, ROT’s approach breathes new life into Liv and Mim’s gorgeous vocal output with screaming electro arpeggios and a gut-punching kick drum.Posted by
Australian producer, Hook N Sling, has been on a production tear as of late and is hitting fans with fresh tracks almost weekly – he released “Felise” for free just last week. His latest offering, “Don’t You Know” combines disco influenced vocals on top of a contrasting gritty electro bassline. Hook achieves a delicate balance between the two different styles, creating a satisfying listen for fans of either genre. For more Hook N Sling, go back in time and revisit our 15th episode of Axis.
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After previewing his remix of The Presets’ “Fall” earlier this month, Australian producer Hook N Sling treats fans to a brand new original production. Released for free to celebrate reaching 30,000 fans on his Facebook page “Felise” is much heavier than Hook’s previous outings, developing early with the sort of synthwork that would make Eric Prydz blush. The track’s big room progressive sensibilities are sharply matched by a drop with no need for subtlety, resulting in an effort that is both hauntingly melodic and unrelentingly aggressive.Posted by
Hook N Sling follows up on the runaway success of his collaboration with Nervo, “Reason” with a remix of The Presets‘ indie dance gem, “Fall.” Hook adds some much needed oomph to the track, brightening the tone with a highly developed melody while still showcasing Julian Hamilton’s evocative top line. The addition of big room chordplay and a subtle rhythm evolve “Fall” from its indie appeal to newfound main stage viability.Posted by
The highly anticipated LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay is set to open on April 26th, and with the date inching ever closer the opening weekend lineup has finally been released. On the 26th fans will be greeted by the sounds of Axwell, Nicky Romero, Clockwork, and Andy Caldwell, and on the 27th Axwell is set to return with Hook n Sling. If those names don’t do it for you LIGHT has already confirmed partnerships with Skrillex, Mat Zo, A-Trak, Baauer, Thomas Gold and numerous other top tier DJs. LIGHT’s Music and Marketing director Amy Thomson has this to say about the experience, “Fusing the world’s top DJ talent with the Cirque du Soleil experience was a career highlight for me and I cannot wait to start to see these shows begin.” Neither can we.
Tickets for opening weekend are on sale to the public beginning March 28th via LIGHT’s website.Posted by
After the runaway success of his collaboration, “Reason” with fellow Aussies NERVO, Hook N Sling ventures out solo for his next original release “Don’t You Know.” Hook juxtaposes two competing styles here, delivering a bouncy electro house drop that punches through the disco house flavor and charming vocal line that define the track’s introduction. Striking a balance between flighty grooves and frantic energy, Hook serves up another release in his ever-growing and impressive catalog. “Don’t You Know” is set to be released via Spinnin Records on April 26th.Posted by
Just when you thought Nervo & Hook N Sling’s “Reason” couldn’t keep giving, this week a whole slew of remixes were released from producers who took the Aussie’s remix challenge. One that caught our ear came from New York-based duo Live City. The pair kept the vocal stems intact but came up with a sound that was both more tonal and more club-ready than the original. The track kicks off with a festival-sized build before blending in a happy-go-lucky synth and cymbal combo that squashes any hope of not dancing. Voting starts today, so be sure to click here to cast your vote.Posted by
When Liv and Mim Nervo teamed up with fellow Aussie, Hook N Sling to create “Reason” the dance world instantly became entranced with its powerful hook and stadium-ready vocals. Now the trio wants you to remix their iconic track. The contest, hosted by Talenthouse, challenges DJs and producers alike to take a swing at the remix. One lucky winner will have their remix featured on Spinnin’ Records YouTube channel plus tons of social media support and exposure on the blogosphere. So bust out your DAW of choice and get cracking, the contest ends on January 25th.
Hop past the break for a free mash up from Hook N Sling.
Following his Nervo-assisted “Reason,” Hook N Sling has returned to remix Michael Calfan’s big room hit “Mozaik.” Melodic undertones and Calfan’s bouncy chords that follow are made edgier by Hook, who twists and distorts all that was clean of the original production. Crafted for the main stage and remixed for the dance floor, Hook N Sling’s take on “Mozaik” is sure to be spread along DJ sets everywhere this fall. Pick up his rendition along with the rest of the “Mozaik” remix package on Beatport today.
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Nervo returns from the success of “You’re Gonna Love Again” to team up with Hook N Sling for a big room progressive track. Flirting with anthem status, the collaborative effort is, as expected, a feel-good sound perfect for wrapping up the summer. While many producers attempt to capture a big room sound, Nervo and Hook N Sling offer its authentic makeup with bouncy chords, anticipated leads, and a unique drop. Not to mention a top notch vocal that comes standard with the Nervo brand. As the latest summer gem, find “Reason” on Beatport courtesy of Spinnin Records.
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