If Sander Van Doorn and Tiesto have already given an unreleased track airtime, you know it’s going to be huge. The track in question is “Pressure,” Swedish producer John Dahlback’s latest effort. With its deep slithering synth, relentless, kick-driven bassline and seemingly endless build, “Pressure” is another delightfully frenzied production from the Swedish DJ.
House, tech house, and sometimes even acid house producer and Hotfingers label head Alex Kenji is out with a new video for his “Stars In The Sky” single with Richard Dinsdale, out on November 26th. In a similar vein to mega-hit “Pressure,” the track uses a powerful female vocal (this time from Californian Kandace Ferrel) to complement a frenetic electro build and a super funky break. Watch the music video and feel great about the fall of bullies everywhere.
Although Alesso reigns king over any remix to “Pressure,” Tim Mason’s latest remix deserves substantial credit. Tim does an incredible job at transforming the original tune into a soothing and euphoric progressive piece – of course with the help of Nadia Ali’s awe-inspiring voice. The drop is a lot more subtle than Alesso’s heavy synth-full drop, however there is no denying Mason’s producing expertise and remixing brilliance. If you aren’t a progressive lover and Tim Mason’s remix of “Pressure” doesn’t cut it for you, his previous three remixes of “After,” “I Can’t Help Myself,” and “Solid Ground” show beyond doubt how adept Mason truly is amongst EDM’s best. Click below for a preview of Tim Mason’s much awaited release “Anima,” off of Size records.
You could have made a formidable case for Alex Kenji to have been in the DJ Mag Top 100, his work on “Pressure” often times goes forgotten. That being said, the guy has been on an absolute tear recently with his remix of “Outro” and his own productions of “Nine Apples” and “Make Me Feel.” Kenji has been considerably more disco-oriented with his last few releases, and “Feel It” epitomizes the blend between disco and tech house. The 80′s vibe is back in full swing, artists such as Avicii have been sampling vocals from that decade in particular throughout 2011. Alex has such a wide variety of talents that you should see his name popping up all over the place no matter what the genre is.
Alesso’s remix of “Pressure,” the latest track from Nadia Ali, Starkillers, and Alex Kenji dropped today on Spinnin’ Records. This remix has a great uplifting feel to it, and a killer drop at 1:45 (and again later, natch). Avicii told us to keep an eye on Alesso when we interviewed him in Miami, and so far we’re glad we listened to him. “Nillionaire” is nothing short of a masterpiece, and this remix adds another gem to the young producer’s stable. He’s shaping up to be one of the best breakout producers of 2011 thus far, and this is one remix you don’t want to miss.
Nadia Ali, Starkillers, & Alex Kenji: Pressure (Alesso Remix)