For their latest remix, Project 46 take Krewella and Headhunterz‘s”United Kids of the World” for a progressive house spin. Instead of the original’s skyrocketing hardstyle breakdown, the duo emphasizes the Yousaf sisters’ vocals as they belt out their empowering message over an escalating chord progression. Perhaps inspired by the anti-bullying lyric “rise if you haven’t been heard,” the Canadian pair utilize a swelling house drop off paired with their signature uplifting big room sound.
Out now on Ultra Records, the Project 46 remix further unites the dance community.
Kaskade‘s Atmosphere shied away from big room, electro house hits and instead showcased floating, ambient melodies. For those who thirst for a kick of higher energy, Los Angeles’s Henry Steinway, better known as Clockwork, brings his popping electro house rendition of Kaskade and Project 46‘s “Last Chance.” First debuted in June during EDC Las Vegas, this electrifying rendition builds from a series of stunting bass kicks into explosive synth stabs, perfectly primed for a festival crowd. Clockwork’s “Last Chance” remix will be available December 6th.
While the hype around Kaskade’s Atmosphere has slowly floated back to sea level, Ultra Records isn’t quite ready for the fanfare to end. Tasking bass bad boys Dirtyphonics with remix duties, the label scored a Pete Tong premiere of “Last Chance” on Evolution Radio. Where the original marries Project 46′s euphoric tendencies with Kaskade’s progressive prowess into a house track that resembles the Swedish variety, the Parisian quartet blasts off with a dose of dubstep before allowing snippets of the vocals to shine through. Brilliantly playing off the bass/beauty juxtaposition that has replaced the wailing wobble of 2011, Dirtyphonics’ rework of “Last Chance” give the tune another chance to shine.
Though the Project 46 boys are busy crossing the country with Morgan Page and Walden on the MPP 3D tour, today marks the release of their latest single, “Motionless.” Released on Monstercat but sent out as a free download to the duo’s mailing list, the progressive tune packs the pancake lovers’ typical uplifting punch drizzled with sweet lyrics. An understated house track with builds that enhance but not overtake, Seri’s breathy vocals further push the simple synth melody to an emotive place. Coming hot on the heels of their Kaskade collab “Last Chance,” “Motionless” may prove to be the antonym of the pair’s progression.
Finding the hearts of their fans during DJ Mag’s voting season, Project 46 are giving away their latest studio effort. Taking their shot at “Shadow of the Day,” Linkin Park’s 2007 single off Minutes to Midnight, Ryan and Thomas construct a big room aura out of the alternative rock original. Curating euphoria with a lovable vocal familiar across the globe, the duo find their stride and deliver at the top of their game. Indulge in this summertime tune and claim it as your own from Project 46′s SoundCloud.
Back with another release on the Monstercat imprint, Canadian duo Project 46 gift listeners with their latest 3-track EP. Available now as a free download, Continuum is a deftly constructed trip through organic synthwork that ebbs and flows between peak time energy and soothing melodies. No strangers to the progressive circuit, Project 46 match catchy vocal cues with soaring breakdowns – the calling card of any big room anthem. “Waiting” features KORY’s larger-than-life pipes to establish its energy while “Catalyst” ditches vocal harmonies for pounding percussion and electro flairs. The final track on the EP,”Ekho” is the stand out here, using soft piano rolls and a stuttered vocal sample to deliver an otherworldly experience from the Canadian producers.
It’s tough being a Canadian sometimes. While bustling with fresh talent, our producers are frequently mistaken for our neighbours to the south. Of course, we are often too polite to cause a scene but it’s due time that we shine a light on our accomplished artists and let the world know we hamper more musical scope than just the Biebs. Canada has a vast EDM scene comparable, if not better, to metropolitans in the US, and we are mighty proud of it.
As opposed to beach or desert festivals, we have outdoor blizzard raves fit with ice sculptures and snow huts, like Igloofest in Montreal and Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival in Toronto. Frankly, if you’re not putting on neon snowpants and toques to go rave in the snow, you’re doing it wrong. We also enjoy getting lost in dense Canadian forests at Shambhala and celebrating our Nation’s birthday at Escapade. Our clubs like Flames Central in Calgary are named after hockey teams, and we are home to the one and only EDMonton. The Guvernment Toronto is constantly hailed by DJs for having the best crowds, while Celebrities Vancouver is in one of the best cities in the world. We grew up on MuchDance compilation albums and Rick Campanelli interviews. Last but not least, we have developed a fair amount of respected producers, the frontrunners listed below.
Project 46 is having one hell of a 2013, releasing their latest original “No One” just weeks after their collaboration, “Higher” with dance music legend Paul Oakenfold. Featuring the vocals of Matthew Steeper, Project 46 deliver another vocal-focused progressive anthem. Subtle, yet crisp, chord play and a soaring vocal line meld together to create a beautiful and enchanting production built for main stage sing-a-longs and radio airplay alike.
Over the past seven weeks, Avicii has gathered fan submissions for what is set to be the largest scale musical collaboration ever. In an attempt to involve as many of his fans as possible, the world-renowned producer allowed anyone to submit their own piece of production giving out a chord progression melody to start back in January. With over 13,000 submissions from 140 different countries, Avicii selected weekly semi-finalists and gave fans the power to choose which beats made the final cut.
After name dropping the likes of Eve and Cee Lo Green as artists featured on his upcoming album, Paul Oakenfold, this week, teamed up with stars of a different sort. The legendary producer has looked to up-and-coming Canadian duo Project 46 for his latest release, “Higher.” The progressive house tune showcases the soaring vocal of Daphne, whose unwavering pipes lay nicely over the uplifting chord progressions Project 46 are known for. Though the vocal is reminiscent of a more classic sound, the builds that rise between the lyrics keep the track current, resulting in a blend that could only be found in 2013.