When Don Diablo and Matt Nash released “Starlight,” it instantly grew as a widespread hit better known for its “You Could Be Mine” moniker due to the contagious vocal that has carried it through some of the biggest sets of late. Now this big room gem is getting a helping hand from Otto Knows, who’s lent his Refune-bred talent to Axtone as September comes to an end. The “Million Voices” producer delivers euphoric build and uplifting drops that exceeds the high expectations he’s set with previous remixes.
While Axtone labelhead Axwell was heading to Brussels to perform at Tomorrowland, his label was releasing a track for the rest of the world to enjoy. Played out during Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour, Don Diablo & Matt Nash’s progressive tune “Starlight (Could You Be Mine)” has finally been released to the masses. The tune eschews tired formula and opts instead for solid form, using the vocoded vocals of Noonie Bao as a hook and building a synthy beat underneath. Chosen as a Pete Tong favorite during Radio 1′s Essential Selection and heard in Arty’s Tomorrowland set this week alone, the tune from the London-based pair is sure to win many more hearts this summer.
Kicking off another weekly BBC Radio 1 Essential Selection, Pete Tong glides us through the finest in house music from around the globe. This week we are treated to a premiere of Dirty South’s latest song “Until the End,” goody goodies from Apollonia All Stars and a Hot Mix from Ibiza 2012.
Spinning us through his favorite progressive hits at the moment, Pete plays Don Diablo & Matt Nash’s Axtone release “Starlight (Could You Be Mine),” Phazing upcomer Michael Brun’s “Antares,” and Morten Breum’s “Look Closer” out on Ash Pournouri’s label PRMD. Pete’s Essential New Tune went to George Fitzgerald’s lavish deep house track “I Can Tell (By the Way You Move),” replacing last week’s pick of “Isis’ by Hot Natured. Roger Sanchez is knighted into Pete’s Hall of Fame for his numerous contributions to house music over the years, while the UK’s Hot Creations-signed DeMarzo is Pete’s Future Star of the week.
Axwell‘s electronic incubator better known as Axtone has been one of the most consistent anthem launchpads, still maintaining its golden standard while cranking out more releases than ever. Kicking off the year with “Wakanda,” later erupting with “Center of the Universe,” and showing no signs of slowing down after last week’s “Reverie,” Axwell continues to shoot for dance music’s hottest records — Don Diablo and Matt Nash‘s “Starlight” being his latest target. Both artists join forces, match talents, compliment strengths, and in turn have eached notched career milestones beneath their belts. More melodic and less four-on-the-floor than its predecessors, “Starlight” (aka “Could You Be Mine”) will find a niche in the dance arena when released on July 26th.
Matt Nash & Danny Dove joins forces to deliver their latest remix, an absolutely fantastic rework of the club classic “Hide U.” Morphing the usual progressive sound with electro-tinged builds and dirty synthesizers, the duo create a track teeming with big room appeal. The heavier sounds employed by these two London-based producers is a step outside of the big room box and, accompanied by Sarah Howells’ ethereal vocals, serve to create a powerfully energetic track with a bassline that shakes you from the floor to your fingertips.
Matt Nash and Dave Silcox are resurrecting a classic sample with their latest production “Praise You,” and have called upon youngster Julian Jordan for its remix. The original from Nash and Silcox – whom we’ve last heard on “Hearts” — builds around the sample with melodic undertones, big room leads and an anthemic crash. On the remix end, Julian Jordan injects unique electro synths, similar to his contribution on Sander van Doorn’s ”Kangaroo.” Enjoy new twists on a classic and long time favorite today as “Praise You” is available on Beatport via Spinnin Records.
The Revealed team is back with another progressive house release; this time it’s “Hearts” from Matt Nash, Dave Silcox, and Tom Peppe, with a remix from Jordy Dazz. Dazz broke onto the scene with tracks like “OMG” and “Drum Fail,” and is continuing to prove his sound is here to stay. “Hearts” is built upon an uptempo drum line, rolling synths, and in addition to the mastered progression, a distorted electro drop. Another hard-hitting beat for Hardwell’s imprint has made its way to Beatport, so take a listen and grab the official release.