Launched into the limelight by Tiësto’s famed Club Life, Jidax have unveiled their new single “Legacy” on S2 Records. The 21-year old duo dubbed as “The French Phenomenon” have already played alongside the likes of Above & Beyond and Eric Prydz, gaining worldwide attention. Stokeswood delivers an addictive vocal set above a synth-heavy progressive build destined for the dance floor.
Jidax feat. Stokeswood – Legacy (Original Mix)
Time for another treat that’s been premiered on Tiësto’s famed Club Life – this time a gem from Parisian DJ duo Jidax, otherwise known as “The French Phenomenon.” The 21-year-old prodigies have released several hit tracks on labels such as Dim Mak and PinkStar, including an official remix of Avicii’s “Fade into Darkness” that garnered support from the likes of Afrojack, Thomas Gold and others. “Legacy” is a smooth progressive track complete with catchy vocals, an upbeat tempo and alluring buildup – merci Jidax.
Jidax got started off with “Rainfall” and got thrown into the American spotlight last year during Miami Music Week (not a bad way to start huh?) It’s important for artists to develop their own sound, it’s kind of like creating your own space in a highly competitive environment, and we feel that Jidax have paved the way with “Thunder.” These two Parisians have a knack for coming up with uplifting progressive tunes that incorporate heavy hitting basslines. Fast forward to 3:30 if you want to get started into the action right away — if you’re a progressive house fan add this one to your playlist immediately.
A full remix pack is out today for Sydney Blu and Christian Falero’s “Chemistry” on Black Hole recordings. Jidax, Paul Thomas, and Chris Moody take on the remixing duties for the track, each bringing their own style to the table. Jidax’s take starts off slow, but finally hits its stride at about 2:30, but continues with the same melody for nearly the duration of the song before echoing the extended intro sequence at the end. The production is a valiant effort, but just doesn’t feel particularly special. Their ‘afterhours mix’ changes things up a bit, adding a good bit of drama and picking up for the weaker original remix with darker, heavier undertones. Listen to the rest of the remixes below.
Dim Mak is beginning to get into the habit of giving away tracks as part of their Free Fridays series. This week comes an edit of Jidax’s “Resistencia” mixed with Thomas Gold’s rework of “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.” As the two Parisien producers, Jide and Axel, continue to make a name for themselves in progressive house, head to Dim Mak’s SoundCloud for their latest freebee.
In a scene awash in progressive house tracks, it takes a truly special talent to separate yourself from the pack. Jide and Axel, the two Parisien producers who comprise the production duo Jidax, are representative of that level of talent. Their tracks are crisp, resonating that type of big room energy we’ve all come to expect from a top-tier progressive offering. Their last release “Rainfall” was intricately layered with big builds and a catchy breakdown but their most recent production, “Resistencia,” is their best work to date.
Set to be released on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak records, “Resistencia” is powerful, evoking massive amounts of emotion. Its smooth progressive build up is peppered with deep kicks that thump melodically into an incredibly rewarding breakdown. It’s no wonder these two have been dubbed “The French Phenomenon.” Keep your eyes (and ears) open for a mid summer release, “Resistencia” is going to see a lot of play during this summer’s festival season.
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Jidax is a French duo composed of Jide and Axel, who have been producing since 2009. Their newest release “Rainfall,” is progressive house at its best. It starts off with a progressive bass build which is then layered with synths and a hi-hat to create the perfect lead ending in a bass drop that frames the melody perfectly. The sound is progressive house at its best. “Rainfall” is now available on Beatport.