Though it took until the week of to sell out, expectations ran alarmingly high for Eric Prydz’ return to New York City. On the day of the show, nearly every dance music enthusiast without tickets was clamoring for a last minute chance to see the one and only Pryda.
While there was no shortage of hype for the show, there was a shortage of space at the venue, Beekman Beach Club, which filled up quickly and felt at or near-capacity by midnight. If you did your homework, this wouldn’t have been a surprise; Beekman has had its fair share of misfortunes this summer. Unfortunately for excited Pryda fans in New York City, the night did not exactly go according to plan.
Five minutes before Showtek was set to perform on the Rockstar dubstep stage at Identity Festival Wantagh, they were told that they would have to play mainstage because Madeon missed his flight. Many of you probably recognize the name ‘Showtek’ from recent collaborations with Hardwell and Tiesto, but what you don’t know is just how hard these Dutchmen go. Consisting of Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen, the two brothers are not only bringing hardstyle to the USA but they brought the crowd to life before Eric Prydz, and surprised many attendees with their skills. If you’ve never listened to hardstyle then you must read below the break for 5 tracks you need to know.
Up until now we thought we’d heard more than enough “Set Fire To The Rain” samples but Jakob Liedholm has caused us to rethink our position. He recently revealed his Set Fire edit of Tommy Trash and Sebastian Ingrosso’s “ID” collaboration and we’re impressed. The arena-sized anthem is on par with his euphoric “Somebody I Used To Know” remix, which was one of the better versions of Goyte’s overly-remixed track. This 15-year-old Swede is making it clear that even the most over-played tunes — when done right — can be given new life. Like Madeon and Lenno, Leidholm is another young producer to watch out for.
Via: SoundCloud (Jakob Liedholm)