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.Posted by
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)
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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.Posted by
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.
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Steve Aoki, Angger Dimas, Dimitri Vegas, and Like Mike’s “Phat Brahms” is now available on Beatport. We previewed the track last week, but the foursome’s take on Johannes Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance Number 5″ is officially out in its original mix form. If you need refresher, the guys take the original classic melody, and infuse it with electro synths, gritty basslines, and bring it to a place that Mr. Brahms’ most surely never intended. That’s what we like about dance music though — there are no boundaries in terms of what you can create, and the track can even be seen as an homage of-sorts to the 19th Century composer. Hey, the album art is pretty entertaining too.
Steve Aoki and Angger Dimas team up with Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike for “Phat Brahms,” an unassuming track with an instantly recognizable hook that samples Johannes Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance Number 5.” Steve Aoki dropped this track in the middle of his Electric Zoo set, and it is also featured prominently in Dimitri and Mike’s Tomorrowland Aftermovie. Between the classical sampling and the hard electro drops, this sort of reminds us of Zedd’s “Dovregubben.” When the track is finally released this Tuesday on Dim Mak, it will be yet another high-energy release from the cake-slinging maestro. Grab it on Beatport starting Tuesday.
2012 has certainly been a monstrous year for the belgian duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. Their energetic stage presence and immense aptitude for the turntables has certainly gained them a huge fan base worldwide. As a special thanks for reaching 60
0,000 likes on Facebook, they have generously released “Aftermath” alongside Yves V as a free download. Following up their “Tomorrowland Anthem 2012,” Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s “Aftermath” is perfect for festival settings with its melodic leads and surging minimalistic drops.
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It’s Thursday, which means it’s almost Friday but before we start celebrating the arrival of the weekend let’s recap today’s news and releases. The most exciting bit of news is that a Swedish storm is set to blow through New York City on Halloween. Although there are still some pieces to put together, we do know the storm will be comprised of Sebastian Ingrosso, Otto Knows, and Alesso. Read on for the rest of today’s roundup. (more…)Posted by
With Tomorrowland less than a week away, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike have released a preview to the official anthem of the magical festival. “Tomorrow Changed Today” is a progressive house anthem that looks to capture the spirit of Tomorrowland through its upbeat and pulsating rhythm. This is the first non-Avicii track on the Le7els imprint, and will be followed by a vocal edit featuring Kelis. If the promo video for Tomorrowland didn’t get you ptomorumped, this should definitely help. Don’t forget the all three days of Tomorrowland will be streamed online!
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A week ago we showed you Yves V and Wolfpack’s heart shaking remix of ”Momentum.” After displaying his tremendous capabilities with “Resurrection” and “Turn Me On,” Michael Calfan is back with his rendition of Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s “Momentum.” Releasing this teaser for his fans, the Frenchman asserts his reputation of creating blissful melodies and synth work that is truly one of a kind. “Momentum” alongside most of Calfan’s productions incorporates dynamic piano chords turning the track into the perfect club anthem. No release date as of yet, but this track will be released on Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s Smash The House.Posted by