Of all the stereotypes to bless Scandinavia, extreme weather and musical aptitude are among its top hits. On this day, the sun beats down on Stockholm with welcome salutation, making for the seemingly perfect day to roam the streets with Sebjak – a talent for whom 2013 has been a manic run on every level. It unfolded with remix duties for CLMD, peaked with returning Size Records duties for ‘Liceu‘ alongside Marcus Schossow and was followed by emotive Spinnin follow-up ‘Kemi.’ Add tour duties scaling Miami, Brazil and a wealth of European hot spots and to have Sebjak on his own doorstep feels like a mean feat in itself. After many a chance encounter between fleeting visits to Stockholm and international shows, I am extended the courtesy of spending a day with the man who Ultra, Steve Angello and global club land as a whole have deemed one of Sweden’s most promising talents. With his all-star summer ID-turned-latest single ‘Feel You‘ finally on rotation, there has never been a more fitting time to test the anatomy of an artist from whom, rumor would have it, the best is yet to come. (more…)Posted by
Swedish heavyweight and label-hopping studio whizz Sebjak has unveiled the piece de resistance of his more recent studio spoils. With a summer of affirmative live tour duties behind him, the Swedish producer follows up Mike Hawkins’ collaboration “Let’s Go” with the next musical spoil of his recent Ultra Music signing. Calling upon the vocal assets of Starsailor’s James Walsh, “Feel You” fuses immediate sing-along factor and intimate instrumental assets into one of the most stirring crossover club tracks of the year.
Where national peer Avicii looked to set a precedent to such universally accessible offerings, the artist known less formally as Sebastian Jak seems to have an equation ready to rival his well ornamented peers. At the outset of what is sure to be a landmark signing for the young Swede, the track shows that even with a big label behind him, Sebjak is not looking to compromise on the quality of his dexterous studio output. If this is the shape of things to come, his impending album is sure to be a stunner.
In the dead of winter, the beats flying out of Toolroom Records are still hot. “Let’s Go,” released this week by Hungarians Muzzaik & Dave Martin, is a pleasing output representing some of the best the progressive house production camp has to offer these days. As they say, this is “big room EDM that passes the quality control test of Toolroom Records.” That’s good enough for us. Preview and purchase after the break.
Having been featured in a number of recent podcasts including R3hab’s I Need R3hab and Deniz Koyu’s Bongbastic, Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa’s much anticipated remix of Calvin Harris’ ‘Let’s Go’ has finally been released. Unofficial rips have had fans a buzz, scouring forums and Youtube comments for a release date since its premiere at this year’s Tomorrowland festival.
The Russian conglomerate, who’s collaborative efforts have given us hits like ‘The Edge‘ and ‘Here We Go‘, have used their signature formula to turn the otherwise “too commercial for house” tune into an unquestionable dance floor winner. Combining their heavy drums and snarling bass lines with electro riffs reminiscent of Daft Punk, one can’t help but assume the popular ‘Quasar Coming Home Aerodynamic‘ bootleg was used as sort of a template for the remix. Whatever the inspiration, the result is a track destined to rock out festivals and clubs for the foreseeable future.
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Like our readers, we at DA are always looking out for fresh talent and potential future super-producers. One of the youngsters that have been on our radar is Jaz Von D, whose “Rave Nation” will be featured on Mixmash Record’s upcoming The Ones To Watch Vol. 4. We introduced you to Jaz’s clean-cut house productions with his Drive EP, and we now have his exclusive bootleg of Calvin Harris’ “Let’s Go.” Previous rendition’s of “Let’s Go” have came from Quintino and Calvin himself, but the young Dutchman shows up with an impressive bootleg that may take the cake. The clean progression, bouncy chords, and sharp bass give Ne-Yo’s vocal a fitting home on a house track. Luckily for our readers, Jaz is giving away his bootleg as a free download, so head to his SoundCloud to claim this gem for yourself.
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Calvin Harris has teamed up with Ne-Yo for “Let’s Go,” a pop-sounding track that feels like a suitable followup to Calvin’s collaboration with Rihanna, “We Found Love.” It employs the same melodic style of the Rihanna track, but sounds fuller and darker, not to mention the new male vocal. It’s not quite a “club banger” on its own, but thankfully there’s already a Quitino bootleg (and Calvin Harris remix in the UK) to make it more club-ready.
Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo – Let’s Go (Extended Mix)