David Guetta announced during his Ultra Music Festival set that he was starting an electronic label “this month” and his latest song with Nicky Romero “Metropolis,” would be the first release. If you don’t believe us, you can see for yourself in the video above at around 2:15. It’s undoubtedly a huge release and was one of the harder highlights of David’s set. Nicky told us he made it just for WMC, and it’s definitely way different from their last collab, “Wild One Two.” There’s no set release date that we know of yet, but something tells us we’ll be learning more about the release date and accompanying label soon.
Update: ”Metropolis” is set for release on April 2nd. Thanks Anton!
David Guetta and Nicky Romero’s “Wild One Two” incorporated a poppy vocal from Sia that had all the makings of an instant crowd pleaser, but now we’ve got the first crop of remixes that take the melodic house track and bring it to whole new dimensions. We saw NO_ID back at Cosmic Opera, and their remix preserves the catchy vocal but changes up the drop and incorporates sounds that remind us of Alesso. Jaywalker brings in big room, progressive chords to create a high energy rendition that is impossibly catchy. Last but certainly not least, Disfunktion leaves only the original’s vocals intact, replacing the melodies and builds with a big build that drops into a playful electro breakdown. All three will be available on Beatport starting April 3rd, courtesy of Big Beat Records.
We already informed you about Wednesday’s premiere of the Ultra Music Festival movie, Can U Feel It, but what we didn’t know was who the special performers would be. UMF organizers have just announced that Nicky Romero, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and Deniz Koyu will be performing after the movie showing. The entire event runs from 7-11PM – which gives the guest DJs two hours of after the screening takes place.
Tickets are sadly no longer available to the general public, but hopefully you were smart enough to reserve your free ones while you still had the chance. If not, you’ll be able to see the flick for yourselves on Thursday March 22nd in select theaters nationwide. For full listings, check the link below
It’s hard to imagine that Nicky Romero’s remix of “Flash” was released in 2010, it’s was played more than any tune in last years festival (maybe you can make the case for “Levels“). Whether it’s mashed up with another club anthem this song has a tendency to grab the crowds attention almost instantaneously, this is especially true under the Miami sun. “Cameras ready, prepare to flash” can be heard throughout the masses, not only because it’s easy to sing-a-long to, but because it’s one of those feel good tracks. Take a walk down memory lane and play this a few times in preparation for the best weekend of your lives.
If you were blind and listened to this song with no one giving you any background on the track who would you have guessed it was produced by?
Your answer probably should have been Hardwell at least until you heard the rib rattling drop – one so big that it is guaranteed to blow out its fair share of speakers. “Se7en” is a testament to Nicky’s talents, proving that he can truly produce anything. “Camorra” is a big time tech-progressive tune, “Haters Gonna Hate” gave us a glimpse of some acid house, and his remix of “Titanium” was more mainstream. Nicky has the kind of talent that solidifies his staying power. Looks like house music will never trend out of style as long as we are blessed with young talents like Nicky Romero.
Editor’s Note: Expect big things from Jack Back (David Guetta and Nicky’s new collaborative name)
David Guetta and Nicky Romero have seen recent success with their collaboration on “Wild One Two,” which has been topping BeatPort charts since its release. They team up again to give us “Metropolis,” but this time Nicky’s presence is much more noticeable. The preview starts off dark with heavy synths and a gritty melody before dropping into a breakdown that is eerily similar to Michael Calfan’s “Resurrection.” Give the track a listen and let us know what you think.
One of our favorite things about Twitter is getting a peek into the friendships among our favorite DJs. Not long after Nicky Romero posted the below preview – of Tommy Trash‘s synthed-up take on “Toulouse” – Zedd and Sebastian Ingrosso instantly asked for their own copies of the track. We don’t blame them. This “Toulouse” remix perfectly blends the original’s riff with Tommy’s unique energy and grinding synths, and transforms the acid-house beat into something almost too good to categorize. Check it out below – it’ll be out next month on Spinnin’ Records.
It’s 8:45PM on a deceptively chilly San Diego night, and already the neon-clad, kandi-covered line stretches half way around the Valley View Casino Center, littered with folks chattering excitedly as they ready themselves for the madness that is to come.
The two-hour drive from LA has gone by surprisingly quickly, buoyed by Dirty South’s solid Christmas Mix and Knife Party’s blood-curling, electro-redefining, our-name-is-Knife-Party-and-we’re-about-to-take-over-the-world-announcingEssential Mix recorded last summer at Space Ibiza. We’re very excited. As proud participants in the LA scene, we’re used to behemoth Insomniac massives and intelligently assembled HARD lineups. But the bill for LED’s anniversary party was too good to miss.
Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” gets some serious power added to it by the likes of Nicky Romero and Promise Land. Her voice carries throughout the entire tune allowing for house artists to create some amazing drops. Details of both renditions are given below.
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (Nicky Romero Remix)
Nicky Romero’s gives us a pulsing bassline with an acid house influenced drop. It almost sounds as if he took a few chords straight from his banging single “Generation 303.” We love how he allows Kelly’s vocals to carry most of the tune and then chops them up right before he brings us to euphoria.
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (Promise Land Remix)
The use of pianos in the build up might get you to think that this remix is your standard progressive track. However, wait until you reach the 1:05 mark. The word “dirty” doesn’t even begin to describe the drop. Brace yourself – you may need a tetanus shot after this one.
Since 2007, Cr2 Records has been gracing us with Live & Direct- Miami, a compilation album released right before the festival season gets underway. This year, MYNC takes Miami 2012 ’s first disc and sets the mood with the Miami VIP edit of “What Happens in Vegas.” Meanwhile, Dutch producer/DJ Nicky Romero finishes disc two off with a brand new club mix entitled “Se7en.”
These two huge DJs were also interviewed about the project and their recent collaborations. If you didn’t know, Avicii wasn’t the only one playing two shows on NYE; Nicky Romero had his own private jet to bring him from San Francisco to Los Angeles to play another double-header. The album is available for preorder now on iTunes, and will be released Feb 20th. Stay tuned for full the Dancing Astronaut review!