Fresh off releasing his latest track, “Flashback,” on Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats, Russian sensation Arty wastes no time previewing another release. Once again alongside Matisse & Sadko, the three producers craft another big room masterpiece that comes equipped with a devastating bassline and big room chords. Following up on their 2012 collaboration, “Trio,” which received support from just about everyone across the dance music spectrum, the three producers have once again crafted a club hit that will undoubtedly make the same rounds across global club land.
Release date: December 16th
Hot off the release of “SLVR” alongside Size labelhead Steve Angello, Matisse & Sadko debut their global adventure video series to give fans an inside look at life on the road for the Russian duo. Recapping their experiences in 2013, including dancing bears and partying with Hulk Hogan, the duo jetset across the US, making stops in Miami, New York and finally Atlantic City’s brand new Haven nightclub.
Back in March, we had celebrated the tenth anniversary of Size Records, which coincidentally was a time when the label had 99 releases under its belt and was preparing for their monumental 100th. Skipping over the celebratory track with it presumably still in works, Size has since released a handful of records from its talented team. Today, Steve Angello has finally released the official 100th release of his Size imprint, presenting it as an original production with co-collaborators Mattise & Sadko.
The record is dubbed “SLVR” and, for those who have seen Angello live over the course of the past six month, this his will strike with a strong sense of familiarity and nostalgia. Boasting Steve’s signature anthemic production value along the build of growing chords and spurts of anticipating synth teases, Matisse & Sadko’s contribution comes subtly with the melodic touch. This match made and heaven has been a main stage weapon for Steve this festival season, and it’s release marks one special moment for Size but, even greater, will allow the newest dance concoctions from Size to make way sooner than later.
Keeping the hot seat warm for Pete Tong on his BBC Radio 1 show, Danny Howard took to the airwaves for his version of a debut-frenzied mix session. Sticking out among the sea of new music and forthcoming releases stood Matisse & Sadko’s latest work, their follow up to the Steve Angello collaboration “SLVR,” a remix of The Aston Shuffle‘s “Can’t Stop Now.” Becoming one of the biggest records of July with the release of its original last month, the duo put their melodic touch where necessary for a well-balanced enchantment. Without the announcement of a release date, it can only be assumed that their take of “Can’t Stop Now” will be unleashed alongside Special Features‘s on September 16th.
With the Summer season at an all-time peak and Pete Tong otherwise preoccupied with his global ventures, Danny Howard was back to sit-in for Pete Tong with an admirable return to the Essential Selection show on BBC Radio One this weekend. With the ranks of Pryda, Toolroom, Axtone and Size Records all flaunting new and exclusive music throughout, Calvin Harris would prove a recurring star of this annual injection of Friday night floor fundamentals.
Russian duo, Matisse & Sadko, return to the original production circuit with the release of “Stars” on Doorn Recordings. After receiving strong support from the man himself on Doorn’s Identity radio show, the duo’s latest production quickly took on a life of its own. Utilizing the fiercely melodic progressions that helped them establish themselves as two of this year’s most promising artists, Matisse & Sadko devote much of “Stars” to huge vocal cues and playful piano rolls. A highly energetic and feel good output, the duo’s latest original oozes with peak time club appeal and is available today on Doorn Recordings.
Fast-rising Russian duo Matisse & Sadko break their recent silent streak with a formative debut for Doorn Records next month with “Stars.” Given a worldwide exclusive first-play by Doorn himself on his Identity radio show, the follow-up to last year’s collaborative effort “Chemistry” alongside Hard Rock Sofa and Swanky Tunes takes their powerful and uplifting get-up to new and untamed heights for the impending summer season. Dealing in outspoken euphoria and stern melodic progressions throughout, the ranks of peak time club fuel is given a notably alternative twist courtesy of two persuasive contenders who are only growing stronger with age.
We’ve gone over the biggest artists, albums, and tracks of 2012, but our end of the year roundup really wouldn’t be complete unless we talked about our own favorites from this year. These are the songs that made us feel, gave us chills, made us party, and made us cry. You’d probably find these tracks with high play counts in our music libraries and dripping with nostalgia if you make us talk about them further.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Kaskade and Deadmau5′s ”Move for Me” is quite possibly Kaskade’s most recognizable vocal. Haley Gibby’s enchanting, yearning lyrics have seduced many a young rave attendee over the years. For this week’s Kaskade Mashup Monday, Kaskade pairs the magnetically alluring vocal with Swanky Tunes’ and Matisse & Sadko’s acidy, progressive house gem “The Legend.” In typical Kaskade fashion, the combination is clean and enticing. It’s hard to do wrong with a track as amazing and timeless as “Move for Me.” Grab the mashup for free from SoundCloud.