After sending shockwaves through the crowd at Tomorrowland, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s collaboration with Sander van Doorn “Project T” is finally gearing up for its official release. Specially crafted to evoke big reactions from even bigger rooms, the trio’s latest effort has future anthem written all over it. DV & LM nail the formula to squeeze every ounce of potential energy out of a crowd with each successive release and “Project T” is no different. Combine their foolproof productions with the melodic expertise of Sander van Doorn and you’ve got a track destined for the top of the Beatport charts.
“Project T” will be released on September 2nd via Spinnin’ Records.
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After surviving an emergency landing and crushing the Main Stage, respectively, Laidback Luke and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike came out of Tomorrowland better than ever. Though powerhouses on their own, earlier in July the Dutch/Belgian combo proved they’re even better together with “MORE.” Now opening up the tune to the remix floor, Blasterjaxx, D.O.D, and Shelco & Teenwolf all added their talents for a true Mixmash special. Each rework kept the electro brassy and the sound bold, tweaking the tune just enough to leave their mark. Now out on Beaport, the package has us hoping there’s “More” where this talent mashup came from.
For the last few years, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike have been heavily involved with creating the Tomorrowland anthems. In 2010, both producers found themselves working alongside Dada Life and Tara MacDonald for “Tomorrow (Give In To The Night)” and were approached again for the honors in 2011 when the duo were joined by Nervo and Afrojack for “The Way We See The World.” Striking out on their own the following year, Dimitri and Mike laid down the “Tomorrowland Anthem 2012″ and returned yet again this year for “Chattahoochee.” With their name nearly synonymous with Tomorrowland, the duo’s 2010 Main Stage performance was one of the highlights of that year’s festival and helped to establish the duo as two of the brand’s biggest spokesmen.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike bring their patented brand of riot-inducing festival music to the Dancing Astronaut airwaves for our 66th edition of Axis. After making tidal waves with their biggest hit to date, “Wakanda,” the duo found their stride and style, releasing “Turn It Up,” “Mammoth,” and “MORE” to massive critical acclaim. Two of drop heavy EDM’s largest supporters, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike host an hour of blistering big room beats including tracks from Danny Avila, Steve Aoki, and Marcus Schossow. Two unreleased DV/LM outputs also make an appearance with both their Tomorrowland Anthem and Major Lazer remix invading the mix ahead of their late July release dates. Don’t be fooled by the “Center of the Universe” opener, it’s soothing melodies are introduced only to provide sharp contrast to the rest of the mix’s unrelenting percussion and gritty synthwork.
The biggest single of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s career, “Wakanda,” took Miami Music Week and the world by storm with its hard-hitting drum sections and tribal chants. Enter fellow “Turn It Up” collaborator Wolfpack, who aims to civilize the duos animalisitc nature with peak time chord progressions and big room sensibilities. Doing well to transform the track’s stripped down rhythms, Wolfpack imbues “Wakanda” with a heavy helping of progressive flair. The familiar chants remain intact but little else is recognizable here, leaving behind a much tamer version of the raucous original. Wolfpack’s remix is not alone, a hardstyle and trap rendition are also planned for the coming months.
The evil masterminds behind “Wakanda” and one third of the anthemic “Hit It,” put their heads and aural synapses together to create “Turn It Up,” their latest unapologetic peak time brain child. Driven by a thunderous kick and wonky drum lines, the mix has little interest for subtlety, developing with blaring sirens and electro house flairs that collide with the namesake’s vocal line – a tidal wave of gripping percussion in tow. Big room synthwork peaks through the mix, but only momentarily before any semblance of melody is interrupted by yet another aggressive drop. With 2013 still in its infancy, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and GTA have made it abundantly clear that when it comes to feverish percussion with Dutch house touches, these three are at the top of their game.
Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & GTA feat. Wolfpack – Turn It Up (Original Mix)
While Swedish House Mafia have been touring the globe, they’ve brought along a special, unidentified track. It seems we can now put a name to the sound of the One Last Tour staple; Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s “Wakanda.” The duo’s upcoming effort is nothing like their Lil Jon-assisted release of this week, “Madness,” but hits with a darker, tribal electro flare — one that the Swedes have used to help wrap up their collective career. “Wakanda” is on the horizon and will see the light of day on February 11th via Axwell’s Axtone imprint.
Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike return alongside Coone for their latest electro-maddening banger. With their Moguai collaboration, “Mammoth,” slowly approaching, the duo take the time to ease the anticipation with help from Dim Mak Records. “Madness” is dark, bulky, and weighed down even further by Lil Jon’s vocal coercion — which is more like the screams and shouts from “Turbulence.” Although an instrumental mix would really do the trick, “Madness” delivers a sliver of unique sound only available from Dimitri and Mike.