The Netherlands’ Blasterjaxx may be the moment’s luckiest duo in dance music. The Musical Freedom-signed artists were given clearance to remix label head Tiesto’s anthemic “Adagio for Strings,” creating an entirely new sound in the process. The pair gave the 2005 trance hit an electro makeunder, dirtying up the glossy original with a glass-shattering build and relentless replacement melody. The synthy strings of the original make cameos as well, but are hijacked by a more subwoofer-friendly sound. Keeping it in the family but under a decidedly non-trance branch, the track is available now on Tiesto’s Magik Muzik label.
“The Eagle Has Landed,” Kim Fai‘s first release of 2013 and one that comes nearly six months after September’s Petrichor EP sees Fai blurring the genre lines yet again, blending a trance lead with churning electro house breaks. Opening with Apollo 11 soundbites, this Astronaut-friendly original builds slowly amid multi-layered synthwork only to be interrupted by a thunderous kick and guttural electro stabs. ”The Eagle Has Landed” will be available on March 11th via Magik Musik.
Paul Thomas, a man who effortlessly oscillates between commercial, progressive, tech house, and trancier sounds, has teamed up with vocalist team Ladystation aka Sammy Jay and original Pussycat Doll Carmit Bachar on his latest release “Motivation” out on Magik Muzik. The track, although largely driven by big pop synths, bears its tech house teeth here and there as well. Not admitting to anything quite yet, but you might hear this catchy tune in some shower sing-a-longs at some point in the future. Pick it up after the break.