With releases on 50-odd labels under their belts, Chocolate Puma’s Zki and Dobre made their debut on Mixmash Records this week, pouncing on a a party hit with “2000 People.” The Dutch duo took to the horns section for the tune, creating a bouncy and brassy house sound with pumped up reggae vocals and an electro-fied drop. A fitting groove for the Mixmash roster, “2000 People” marks the scene veterans’ 200th-something success.
Dutch house veteran Laidback Luke is the latest to join the Las Vegas clubbing skyline with the announcement of his brand new residency at Hakkasan nightclub beginning April 28. As the latest European superstar to set-up shop at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s recently completed nightclub, LBL’s Revolt is set to showcase the Mixmash Records head honcho in a darker light than we have come to expect from his peak time sensibilities. With the addition of a daytime stint at the hotel’s renowned Wet Republic Ultra in May, Luke’s formal debut in the sleepless city looks to play out in the same consistent manner that his track record for first-in-class floor play would dictate.
Henrix has come a long way in the brief four-month period since being named one of Dancing Astronaut’s artists to watch in 2013. With one of the biggest tracks of the early year in “Hit It” under his belt, the neophyte returns with a three-track EP for Mixmash Records, aptly following his set at Laidback Luke’s Super You & Me Miami. The Rock This Dream EP comes packed with Henrix’s signature percussion-heavy Miami sound, led by the title track, “Rock This Dream,” which Luke himself sported on Ultra’s main stage.
The extended play follows with “Viral,” a James Bond-esque track that remains bouncy from the chords to the airy interlude. Rounded out with a collaboration alongside Jakob Liedholm, Rock The Dream comes complete with the uplifting, ever melodic “Losing My Mind.” Stream the EP below the break and get to know Henrix with his Miami Music Week after movie.
When two of the biggest producers in electro join forces the resulting mayhem is nothing short of apocalyptic. On Laidback Luke and Hardwell‘s latest collaboration the combination of Luke‘s punchy Dutch percussion and Hardwell‘s blaring electro create a cacophony of raucous synthwork that thrashes and bounces with incredible ease. Set to be released on MixMash on April 22nd, “Dynamo” is dynamite, destined to explode onto the Beatport charts, propelled forward by Laidback Luke and Hardwell‘s impeccable talent for creating amphetamine-fueled electro outputs.
Gregor Salto has returned with Funkin Matt to follow up recent outings, “Gimme Sum” and “Bumbum,” with an animated release for Laidback Luke’s MixMash Records. Known to boast a wide variety of sounds; from the tribal drop of “Azumba” to the acid line of “Love Sensation” to the groovy house of “Danny.” Salto brought his fully-loaded arsenal to the studio this February, resulting in the all-encompassing “Foxy.” With a cunning Dutch build, sly injections of synths, and a devious vocal-drop one-two punch, Gregor’s latest release is downright, aptly titled, “Foxy.”
MixMash Records’ resident Dutchman, Oliver Twizt, returns with style on his latest release. Following his outing off the imprint’s trap-dedicated EP, Twizt offers not only the original mix of his latest production, but a trap mix as well. Rumbling bass and a haunting build set the tone for an electro drop that shakes with earthquake-intensity. The trap rendition rounds off the pair, and serves up the echoes and slaps you’d expect after tuning into to last week’s extended play. Credit is due, once again, to Laidback Luke, who makes way for Oliver Twizt on a regular basis.
Oliver Twizt – Let Me See You Do It (Original Mix)
Oliver Twizt – Let Me See You Do It (Trap Mix)
Yesterday we named our artists to watch in 2013, and today we encourage you to keep an eye on another talented production duo that will steamroll through the new year. Landing on A-Trak’s Tuna Melt EPand outing their own material with their People Boots EPall in the last month, GTA has forced a new name into the rookie class of 2013.
Before their future anthem with Henrix, “Hit It,” is unleashed on Size Records, GTA has taken a leap with MixMash Records, ready to release a brand new extended play next week. Dubbed “Ai Novinha,” the duo’s latest production serves us with a heavy dose of their contagious, provoking sound. “Ai Novinha” will be packaged with their own trap mix and a rendition from Moska for a January 7th release.
It’s been a big year for dance music and an even bigger year for Laidback Luke’sMixmash records, whose 2012 barrage of releases was nothing to squawk at. From Gregor Salto’s “Azumba” to the Laidback Luke & Angger Dimas collab “Night Like This,” there was no shortage of bounce-friendly Dutch house being manufactured by the iconic imprint. In this hour long mix, the label head himself, Laidback Luke, takes you through the entire year of Mixmash releases. Still championing the adrenaline-laced production style that made him famous and fostering talents that share a similar love for electro stabs and concussive percussion, Laidback Luke has recruited an army of party-starting producers.
Hot on the heels of “Cheyenne” and in the midst of an incredible ascension to dance music recognition, Tom Staar is back with another original production.”Kingdom” begins with an enchanting vocal and light progression, but the happy-go-lucky vibes are reversed after the explosive, synth tinged drop. Chugging baseline and hypnotic chords ensue, and “Kingdom” becomes instantly contagious. Drifting between its melody and its deep electro bits, Tom Staar’s latest effort pays testament to the hype behind the name. Packaged with a dub mix, “Kingdom” has been released on Beatport via Laidback Luke’s MixMash Records.
Since his blazing hot summer, Laidback Luke returns with another impressive offering following his “Close Your Eyes” remix. In tandem with Lee Mortimer, Luke takes “Strobelight” head on with his artillery of Dutch sounds. Compact with relentless synths and bleeps galore, the collaboration feels reminiscent of throwback club material. Fresh off his MixMash imprint, Luke packages the original with remixes Kriss-One and Jay Robinson to round off a trio of stellar dance tunes, available on Beatport today.