While the remixes of “Alive” from the likes of David Guetta, Mat Zo, and Zedd kept Empire Of The Sun’s hit firmly planted on main stages around the world this summer, the constant flow of new takes hasn’t slowed down. More recently, The M Machine has also offered two versions of “DNA,” alongside renditions from Calvin Harris and Alex Metric. The newest remix comes from the top of Dim Mak Records, as the Steve Aoki infuses the band’s single with a heavy dose of acid alongside the vocals. Although no firm release date has been set, the band has eluded to the full remix package dropping sometime in January.
Release date: TBA
To cap off a successful year, Connecticut’s progressive house favorite Audien offers fans a free download of his “December Mix.” Kicking things off with a preview of his new track “Elysium,” the young DJ provides us with the perfect winter soundtrack. The young producer’s mix features 17 tracks that include his recent hit “Circles” and a Thomas Newson remix of his big summer single, “Leaving You.” Whether you throw this on before that holiday shopping spree you’ve yet to embark on, while putting the final touches on some big projects at work, or as inspiration as you trudge through finals week, Audien provides you an hour of prog house, trance and electro hits to fuel your morning.
Duke Dumont is currently experiencing a much-deserved wave of success. To the dance music community’s collective delight, Dumont’s January single “Need U (100%) has received a Grammy nomination for ‘Best Dance Recording’ of the year. Following the announcement, Annie Mac has had the pleasure of premiering Dumont’s next big single, “I Got U.” Flooded with tropical vibes courtesy of its steel drums and some silky smooth vocals thanks to Jax Jones, “I Got U” is pleasantly endearing.
Following their 40 date Metamorphic tour over the summer and a number of releases, American duo Tritonal is preparing to release their fist Tritonia compilation series. Alongside favorites from the past year and two more unreleased productions, the first Tritonia compilation will be graced by “Satellite”. Originally heard alongside vocals from Aruna on their remix of Armin van Buuren’s “Won’t Let You Go,” the instrumental mix leaves the vocals behind and places the duo’s melodic progressions in the spotlight. If you missed the duo perform live this year, Tritonia Chapter 001 will serve as the perfect way to hold you over until they visit your city again.
Release Date: December 17th
Although complications with the label have stalled the immediate release, The Chainsmokers have previewed their newest remix, “Fix This.” After lending a progressive touch to Mikky Ekko’s “Kids,” the duo once again perfectly utilize a stunning vocal on top of their instrumental take on The Colourist’s tune. The result is an indie-progressive hybrid which, despite all of their outstanding productions, is one of the duo’s most interesting remixes to date. The dance music landscape is stockpiled with young and up-and-coming big room talent, but The Chainsmokers continue to demonstrate that they have much more in store and that 2014 will be a colossal year for the American duo.
Release date: TBA
Chicago based DJs J2K and Autobot, collectively known as Flosstradamus, are celebrating 1 million followers on SoundCloud with a preview of their new single, “Mosh Pit.” The Hoodieboyz tease fans with a minute long snippet of their latest track: a hip-hop infused beat filled with hi-hats, 808s and all the workings of a great trap tune. The full song will be officially released through Ultra Records on December 14th.
In an effort to close out 2013 in style, Jeremy Olander has previewed his next release. Following “Balboa” alongside label mate Fehrplay which the duo gave away for free, Olander’s newest preview showcases the Swede’s production prowess. Grabbing its namesake from a fictional creature created by Lewis Carrol, “Bandersnatch” uses a deep and driving bassline that never lets up. With dates around the world and a number of acclaimed productions during 2013, there is no doubt that Jeremy Olander had a banner year and will continue his momentum as 2014 inches closer.
Release date: December 23rd
Already a favorite in Size Records’ frontman Steve Angello’s live sets, Marcus Schossow, Mike Hawkins, and Pablo Oliveros‘ “Ulysses” is seeing its official preview. Destined to become another landmark release for the imprint, which has littered Beatport with stunning productions during 2013, “Ulysses” is a melody laced big room show-stopper from three producers who have all had notable years. The track will mark another release for Steve Angello’s Size Records in a year that it has released one quality production after another and continues to build its already impressive roster of talent.
Release date: TBA
With his “Nothing Toulouse” tour over and the hype from his collaboration alongside Krewella having died down, Nicky Romero teases his next release on his own Protocol Recordings. Adding his own unique spin to R3hab and Lucky Date’s ”Rip It Up,” the Dutch superstar adds a ground shaking climax alongside the big room chords and melody. It’s already been a landmark year for the 24-year-old Dutch superstar with appearances across the globe and a number of chart topping productions and it’s obvious that he wants to end 2013 with a bang.
Release Date: December 9th
Nearly six months after releasing their previous single, “Union,” Rebecca & Fiona are at it again with their latest effort, “Hot Shots,” featuring Vice. The track is set aside exclusively for Dance (Red) Save Lives 2, which will be released via iTunes on November 25th. The song opens with dramatic piano keys paired with the Swedish duo’s signature contralto vocals that almost speak to listeners rather than sing. “Hot Shots” is not only equipped with full-bodied lead work, but explosive electro synths and an unrepressed rush of chords. The track is gearing up to be the songstresses’ newest dance floor weapon.