Making their mark in 2013 with “Escape,” “Tundra,” and many other highly touted productions, Montreal’s Paris & Simo return with a remix of Denzal Park’s “Animal Heart.” Adding yet another melody-driven production to their resume, the Canadians adds their trademark big room spin to the Australian duo’s newest single. The remix is another hair raising production from the young duo who continue to prove they’re leading the charge of Canada’s always growing crop of up and coming stars.
One half of the entity that produced the long-lasting anthem of “In My Mind,” Ivan Gough retreats to the release circuit with his latest outing, a collaboration alongside newcomer Jebu. Returning to Size Records after teaming up for “Boom” four months back, “Kukatu” comes as a tandem offering between Size and Neon Records. In addition to its BBC Radio 1 dance anthem status from Danny Howard, the record has seen support from Steve Angello at Tomorrowland, Knife Party at HARD Summer, and nearly a dozen radio shows since. A tribal drum laden build lasts through the first few minutes of “Kukatu” before picking up steam half-way through with a trickling melody and explosive, over-sized drop.
Just one month after Denzal Park’sEDX remix hit Beatport the duo is already gearing up for the release of their original production “Yarl.” The track, which marks the second collaboration between Neon Records and Fedde Le Grand’s Flamingo imprint is in line with what we’ve come to expect from the twosome. There are soaring synths, punching drums, and of course big bass. Get your ear drums ready as “Yarl” is slated for release on January 21st.
Meet Apocalytpo, two 18-year old Melbourne-based producers who have quickly begun to make a name for themselves by melding dark synths with harmonious peaks and catastrophically deep valleys. Their debut release, “600 Kents” was premiered earlier this year as an Essential Selection on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show, establishing these youngsters as ones to watch in 2013. Devastatingly dark and ominous, the duo’s debut track is reminiscent of fellow Aussie, Tommy Trash‘s gritty electro. Striking a delicate balance between chirpy melodies and aggressive sawtooth groans, “600 Kents” epitomizes the genre-blurring we’ve come to see from many of dance music’s newcomers – it’s a refreshingly versatile take on an increasingly stagnant genre.
Be sure to grab this one when it is released November 30th via Neon/Big Beat Records.
Feenixpawl, the Aussies who brought you “In My Mind” last year are at it again with a rip-roaring, turbo-powered single entitled “Universe” featuring the vocals of Canadian vocalist Quilla. The track is scheduled for full release on November 23rd, but today we’re bringing you a little preview courtesy of the folks over at Neon Records. If you’re a Pete Tong fan, you may recognize the David Tort remix that was played on last week’s Essential Selection, also to be included in the release package.
There are no doubt a pair of very familiar names in the title of this post: Ken Loi, Dancing Astronaut favorite and Play Me producer extraordinaire, and Erik Hecht, the vocalist behind “Walking Alone.” But Nordean and Minx are two newer names out of Australia – the former is a 24-year-old DJ, and the latter won EMI’s She Can DJ competition last year. The pair’s track, “You & I,” is an impressive showing from the two newcomers, a dreamy feel-good progressive house tune with Hecht’s silky vocals. Ken Loi reliably adds that big-room sound we’ve come to love from his tracks, giving it a definite “Walking Alone”-like feel. This is definitely something we can envision hearing in a Kaskade or Dirty South set this summer (Vegas, maybe?). Have a listen below.