2013 has already treated electro-house producer Lucky Date relatively well. Coming off two well-regarded remixes of marquee tracks in Danny Avila’s “Breaking Your Fall” and Hardwell’s “Apollo,” the Californian was due for an original release.
He has delivered in a big way with “Fantom,” a muscular electro track that manages to strike a difficult balance in combining numerous elements without sounding overcrowded. From its head-bobbing bass line to the squelchy synth stabs that puncture its dynamic layers of sound, Lucky Date proves he has the hallmarks of his genre down cold. The sampled crowd noise says it all, this one was intended for the summer festival circuit that it is almost certain to enthrall.
Where “Spaceman” dominated in 2012, its followup, “Apollo,” has taken 2013 by storm. Now Hardwell’s latest anthem is taking steps away from big room in separate directions with its remix package. Dash Berlin, Lucky Date, Noisecontrollers,and Psychic Type each take their hands at “Apollo,” giving the track facelifts of every sort. Dash’s trance rendition has been the most notable as it has gained airtime across the world in A State Of Trance sets and Lucky Date summons the bulky electro within, while Noisecontrollers and Pyschic Type provide an unexpected dubstep flare.
Just in time for some serious Miami Music Week exposure, the remix package for Hardwell‘s “Apollo” receives its first Revealed Records sneak peak. As the label continues to dominate the release circuit, Hardwell‘s budding imprint delivers a 4-track package featuring Dash Berlin, Noisecontrollers, Lucky Date and Psychic Type. Each producer lends their own unique style to Hardwell’s anthemic original, using Amba Shepherd’s vocals as a creative springboard for their heavily remixed iterations. Dash Berlin’s 4am remix pulses with ethereal trance progressions before it’s thunderous drop, while electro-duo Noisecontrollers intertwine dub and electro into a twisted shell of frothy bass. Lucky Date arrives with his signature frantic bass lines in tow and reminds us why — when it comes to energy — electro house reigns king before Canadian newcomer Psychic Type subdues the tempo and develops his own swinging dub-trap hybrid.
Hear the remixes live at the Revealed Recordings showcase at Mansion Miami on March 21st.
After starting out 2013 with a superb remix of Danny Avila’s ”Breaking Your Fall,” Lucky Date returns to the original release circuit with his first output of 2013. From the very first opening stab, “Freak” screams Lucky Date and his high-octane electro house calling card. Crisp kicks fire off like artillery cannons underneath a wave of squealing electro synth work that lead the amphetamine-laced production into a thrash-ready breakdown.
Lucky Date – Freak (Original Mix)
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Here at DancingAstronaut,we strive to bring you the best of all things dance music. That’s why this week’s episode of Axis features not one, but two top-notch DJs—Robbie Rivera and Lucky Date. While Robbie is no stranger to Dancing Astronaut Radio, hosting our fourth episode back in March, Lucky Date is making his Axis debut with his signature blend of electro house. For more, click past the break.
Following “Sing That” and a string of productions in the midst of a hot streak, John Dahlback returns alongside Greg Cerrone for “Every Breath.” The original mix is a fair progressive offering bolstered by a vocal from Janice Robinson, but even more energetic is Lucky Date’s take on the track. The remix brings up the tempo, adds a dimension of deep bass, and comes with a crashing dutch-style drop. Keep up with Dahlback and purchase the original mix of “Every Breath” along with Lucky Date’s rendition from Beatport via Big Beat.
Here at Dancing Astronaut we’ve gotten to know dBerrie for his melodic, hands-up remixes of tracks like “Somebody That I Used to Know,” “Titanium,” and “Work Hard Play Hard,” and this week he’s giving the 23rd episode of Axis a major jolt of energy. The New York native’s 40-minute mix features tracks from John Dahlback, Cedric Gervais, and Lucky Date, as well as three of his own originals and even a couple tracks you may not know. It’s an eclectic mix of big room and electro house that we know you’re going to love, so give it a listen, add it to your iTunes, and get ready to party.
John Dahlback continues his hot streak and follows up “Sing That” and the “Panic/Whats Up Now” combo with his third release in the a span of one month. This time around, the Swedish producer teams up with Greg Cerrone, who recently released his “No Fear” and “Acid Beat” EP on Dahlback’s Mutants Records this past June. “Every Breath” is a powerfully vocal track, backed by piano chords that progressively build up to a deep bass drop. The preview leaves us with another massive build up, seemingly before the drop is even over. What’s next is anyone’s guess.
We’re also graced with an exclusive preview of Lucky Date’s remix of the track. As usual, Lucky Date delivers by adding in an incredibly satisfying Dutch-style drop. Head past the break to check out both previews of the track. “Every Breath” will be released on October 22 for a Beatport four-week exclusive.
American electro-house producer, Lucky Date’s latest release could be his best work to date. ”I Want You” is energetic, yet melodic, featuring distorted vocals (sung by the man himself) and a high energy, complextro breakdown with a synth sound similar to Zedd’s “Shave It.” The opening beat is very familiar, borrowing heavily from the Hardwell remix of “Ready 2 Go.” Despite the similarities, “I Want You” is uniquely itself, expertly delivering that high energy complextro sound that has been rapidly growing in popularity in recent months.
Lucky Date – I Want You (Original Mix)