Dual Canadian / Norwegian outfit Ansol are back for the second of their exclusive free download series for Dancing Astronaut. Off the heels of “On My Own” and a more recent premier of their forthcoming Mixmash single “Knock Down” alongside North American peer Ken Loi, the duo strikes back with significant force. Testing their fresh-faced take on the sound of peak time dance music once again, “Mandala” is yet another fine insight into why Ansol have looked unstoppable on the global circuit of late. Accompanied by original artwork from LA-based artists John Llamas & Jordi Conesa, round two of their studio clear out sets more positive motion towards the duos impending strike for Mixmash. (more…)Posted by
Shortly after giving away their impressive “On My Own,” ANSOL reemerges alongside Ken Loi with a preview of their upcoming collaboration. Loi, still off his August release of “The Wall,” matches talent up with ANSOL for “Knock Down,” a frenetic electro house offering that comes as a warfare of laser-laden synths. Fitting for its host imprint, Laidback Luke’s MixMash, the collaboration’s energy is brought full circle with a vocal contribution from Mina. “Knock Down” will be released on September 30th but has already started making its round across DJ sets.Posted by
Canadian/Norwegian electro outfit ANSOL has fast ascended the industry ranks of late. At the tail end of a year that has mustered collaborative efforts alongside Paris & Simo and remix duties for Laidback Luke, the dual-nationality duo drops the first in a series of exclusive free downloads for DA. Accompanied by Miella and Rico, “On My Own” matches peak time precision and radio-friendly song writing to the utmost effect. Dropping ahead of their next Mixmash single “Knock Down”, ANSOL look certain to keep the momentum going for the remainder of 2013. Hit more to grab your copy and stay tuned for a new exclusive next week. (more…)Posted by
After surviving an emergency landing and crushing the Main Stage, respectively, Laidback Luke and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike came out of Tomorrowland better than ever. Though powerhouses on their own, earlier in July the Dutch/Belgian combo proved they’re even better together with “MORE.” Now opening up the tune to the remix floor, Blasterjaxx, D.O.D, and Shelco & Teenwolf all added their talents for a true Mixmash special. Each rework kept the electro brassy and the sound bold, tweaking the tune just enough to leave their mark. Now out on Beaport, the package has us hoping there’s “More” where this talent mashup came from.
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Horns to ring throughout festival grounds, drums to slap within nightclub walls, and Dutch bleeps that raise the bar for its genre. Laidback Luke‘s Mixmash imprint is certainly known for all of the above. What Luke’s imprint is most reliable for, however, is remixes packages to accompany its greater releases. Being said, it goes without saying that his collaboration with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike wouldn’t end at its original release, and the threesome are already teasing the newest takes on “MORE.” First to surface is a rendition from Shelco Garcia & Teenwolf, but still without a release date, versions from Blasterjaxx and D.O.D. have been confirmed.Posted by
After successfully teaming up to create their Rimbu label, Gregor Salto and Wiwek have once again joined creative forces on “Intimi.” Proving a worthy collab partner for Salto’s first Mixmash release since Foxy, Wiwek’s unique sound helped bring the production deeper into the jungle. Somewhere between electro house and soca, the track breaks a bit from either producers’ mold and heaves with a tribal beat. Between a dizzying melody, bumping bassline and island vocal, “Intimi” brings fans closer to the studio magic caused when two Dutch stars align. To go on an audio trip with The Netherlands’ finest tour guides, the track is available now on Beatport.
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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.
Two of the finest Dutch talents in the industry, Hardwell and Laidback Luke have welded their big room-savvy abilities to craft “Dynamo,” a riot-inducing electro production complete with a palatable melody, marching drum percussion, and a fire alarm. With its semi-innocuous chord-laden buildup, the real fun in “Dynamo” starts with its teetering, brassy drop — a boisterous festival-pleaser brimming with Dutch house influence. Anyone who has seen Laidback Luke or Hardwell recently can attest, the live appeal of “Dynamo” is undeniable. The track is out today on LBL’s Mixmash Records.
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“Dynamo” is certainly a clash of dance music titans — when Hardwell and Laidback Luke put their heads together, there’s no way the result could be anything short of destructive. Mixmash previewed the track a few weeks back, but now only days before its release (April 22nd), they’ve also released the official music video. As the forceful electro beats stab on and trancey synth pads take control, watch a full display of machinery and mechanisms — it’s almost like reading a copy of The Way Things Work.Posted by
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.Posted by