Back in March, Seven Lions spoke to Dancing Astronaut about some upcoming collaborations, one of which has now been revealed as “Fevers” alongside fellow melodic dubstep champion Minnesota and vocalist Mimi Page. To no surprise, the newly released collaboration is just as entrancing and otherworldly as the trifecta of talent behind it would imply. Page’s voice feels right at home slowly careening over the enveloping, trancelike pads, while Seven Lions and Minnesota culminate the track with a titanic, emotional dubstep drop. In the realm of sonorous, amicable dubstep, Seven Lions has proved virtually untouchable.
After their highly lauded collaboration “D# Fat” alongside Armin van Buuren and potent remix to his “This Is What It Feels Like,” W&W have solidified their reputation as a top tier production outfit in the big room sphere of EDM. The Dutch duo are aiming to continue their momentum with release of “Thunder,” a fusion of progressive house, trance, and hardstyle in a similar manner to “The Code.” While it’s an all-too-familiar formula of a momentous, chord-laden build up and booming, hardstyle-kick driven drop, the live appeal of “Thunder” is undeniable: this is raucous, festival house.
While the majority of Butch Clancy’s original production has hence aired in the form of his full-length trap LP, A Beautiful Mind, Clancy has returned to what he knows best: powerfully churning, heavily melodic dubstep. “Far Away From Me” is his newest original, and it’s unquestionably one of his most versatile productions to date. Alternating between daunting broken beat drops and deft four-on-the-floor patterns, “Far Away From Me” is an infatuating addition to Clancy’s diverse catalogue of bass music. Bolstered by the delicate voice of Amy K , “Far Away From Me” makes for a worthy first release on Dim Mak.Posted by
Premiered back in March on the main stage of Ultra Music Festival, Kaskade’s newest single “Atmosphere” has been officially previewed by the man himself via SoundCloud. While Kaskade’s productions are well known for featuring the vocals of Haley Gibby and similarly enchanting singers, in a change of pace, Raddon has lent his own voice to “Atmosphere.” With light piano chords and celestial subject matter, “Atmosphere” is sure to win over the hearts of the progressive house world. Stay tuned for its official release on June 10th.Posted by
W&W have already had a 2013 of which most producers only dream. After the rampant chart-topping success of their single “The Code,” the Dutch duo went on to collaborate with renowned trance magnate Armin van Buuren on “D# Fat“, before remixing ”This Is What It Feels Like” – the mogul’s lead single off his new album Intense. Building off this seemingly frictionless momentum, W&W have previewed their newest work, “Thunder,” ahead of its May 20th release on Mainstage Music. From the initial sample, the track aims to work off the winning formula of a trancey, big room build up and a booming, hardstyle-esque drop.Posted by
Fun fact: dark matter makes up 25% of the mass of the universe, while easily visible (normal) matter makes up only .5%. The final portion consists of mysterious dark energy — but that’s enough astronomy for one day. Alluding to the enigmatic cosmic phenomenon of dark matter, Brown & Gammon have crafted an engrossing celestial production beaming with starry synths and a figurative “keep looking” lyric. Though the Circus Records duo are well-known for their funky dubstep originals and remixes, “Dark Matter” is something entirely different. Smooth, glossy, and brandishing a distinct disco elegance, the track is a beautiful first foray into the house world.
Firebeatz have already had a laudable 2013 with big releases on Spinnin’ and Fly Eye Records thus far. Adding to their list of top notch label releases, the duo’s newest single alongside fellow Dutchman Bobby Burns is out now on Musical Freedom. Receiving its name from the nasally pre-drop sample and various doorbell noises embedded throughout, “Ding Dong” is a vehicle of restless energy from start to finish. Beginning with a carefree, high-pitched melody and charging electro house drop, “Ding Dong” is supplemented by a brief chord-laden bridge before returning to its feverish acceleration.
Purchase: BeatportPosted by
Germany’s Jewelz & Scott Sparks return to the release front with a two-track EP containing their newest singles “Hot Rod” and “White Sun.” While the duo have manifested a reputation for devastating, minimally-driven drops, their last release, “NYMSN,” was a progressive house output with a much friendlier disposition. Catering to their strengths, however, Jewelz & Scott Sparks once again evoke the biting minimal flair that previously put them in the spotlight. Though certainly less vicious than the force of “Toxic Rush,” both “Hot Rod” and “White Sun” channel a familiar, simplified charisma. While the former boasts a distinctive highway-outlaw riff, the latter takes a more melodic and layered approach. Check out both tracks past the break, released today on Flaming Records.
While the Pryda camp has unquestionably aided Jeremy Olander in his rise to progressive house prominence, his next output marks his debut on Hernan Cattaneo’s Sudbeat label. While it will be hard to top the enchanting allure of “Let Me Feel,” ”Factures” is no tune to sleep on. With its minimally-driven structure and emphatic groove, Olander’s latest takes on a delectable tech house flavor, one that goes down smooth and satisfying. The track will be released May 6th on Sudbeats, the South American label’s first ever compilation.Posted by
The latest project from OWSLA arbiter Alvin Risk is a boisterous dubstep collaboration alongside New York duo Designer Drugs. “Empty Hearted” begins with a quick four-on-the-floor beat bolstered by transposed lyrics and clicking 8-bit synths. The drop that ensues is a bit rambunctious, but balanced out nicely by an overriding big room melody. Along the same lines as his previous release ”Skyclad,“ Alvin Risk has lent his own voice to the production, warping and tuning it into a robotic and melancholic vocal track.