Accomplished British house duo Prok & Fitch return to Toolroom Records this month with their inaugural Toolroom Knights compilation instalment. To commemorate their inauguration to the series, Dancing Astronaut unveil three of the album’s five new original cuts ahead of its official release. Brand new collaborations come alongside My Digital Enemy and Filthy Rich, with Marco Lys providing a tech-fuelled remodel of “Freakshow” proving the icing on the cake for this divine collection of material. A celebration not only of European dance music, but the ongoing stamina that Toolroom has pumped into this long serving genre, these three cuts offer a promising snapshot of a duo still blazing the trail in the name of ‘proper’ house music.
Release date: November 18
Now in its 25th year and still drawing thousands of artists, industry professionals and fans from across the globe, Amsterdam Dance Event remains crucial to the industry calendar. With a considerably more ‘work’ focused agenda than its American cousins, the play-hard factor of ADE remains a huge pull to labels, artists and even fans looking to get stuck in amongst this professional dance mecca. For 2013, however, the festival agenda has flown into positive overdrive. With a record number of parties from across the industry spectrum set to keep heads from pillows throughout the conference, our editors banded together to scope the events you should be hitting across the five-day event. (more…)
Walking in to Oakland’s Oracle Arena for Sensation Ocean of White felt like arriving at an underwater gala: the guests were clad in white, the air buzzed with a light chatter, and the blue-tinted room was overrun with elegant, ocean-oriented decorations. Gargantuan jellyfish circled the room, while LED panels projected seaweed prints across the walls. There was a sense of sophistication evident in the design, from the spiral staircase surrounding the stage, to the double catwalks extending outwards from the massive centerpiece.
ID&T has announced its initial lineup for this year’s first-ever US Sensation tour. The tour this year is making stops in the San Francisco Bay Area, Las Vegas, and Miami before returning back to Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the second time. There’ll be more to come, but the first DJs confirmed for this tour include the veteran Sensation-er Fedde Le Grand, Nic Fanciulli, Sébastien Léger, Michael Woods, Prok & Fitch, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and of course the Sensation residents Mr. White and McGee. Tickets are still on sale here, follow DA for updated lineup information as we receive more information.
Lineup (note: artists vary by city)
Fedde le Grand
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Prok & Fitch
Mr White and McGee, hosts
Dutch trio Kraak & Smaak had seemingly perfected their reign upon instrumental house music by the “The Future Is Yours” hit the digital market. Having excelled the voice of Ben Westbeech for the original, Jalapeno Records bounce back with a befitting remix package to match the accomplished single. Adriatique’s remix takes things deep whilst preserving the original’s topline, leaving the stripped back illusion rework to bring modest percussion and intimate strings to the equation. Detroit Swindle’s underground sensibilities see “The Future Is Yours” receive a chop and change in the name of deep and jacking house music, leaving Prok & Fitch to opt for grooving beats over melodic functionality for an upfront house remodel true to their long serving reign. With enough different shades to appeal to anyone with their head in house music’s less commercial avenues, this remix package emphasises the inspirational properties offered by Kraak & Smaak’s original vocal masterpiece. (more…)
British duo Prok & Fitch have long been provocateurs of elegant house music alongside Roger Sanchez’s Stealth Records imprint. Packed with robust brass leads and sweeping grooves, “Here Comes The Noise” marks the perfect follow-up to last years’ chart-topping “Symphony”, offering a track decked in speculative sun kissed vibes that is sure to make the rounds throughout the summer clubbing season. (more…)
The ties between house institution Roger Sanchez and British duo Prok & Fitch run deep, dating back to the latter’s breakthrough release “Outro Lugar” on Sanchez’s Stealth Records. Six years later, the artists have made their collaborative debut with a jackin’ tech track out this week on the same label where it all started. Apparently “Take You There” was conceived when all of the above were hanging together in Ibiza, which helps explain its smooth synths, laid-back vocals, and buoyant vibe. The release also includes a Dub Mix and a more groove-driven Prok & Fitch Floorplay Remix. Catch them all on Beatport today.
Party squad Toolroom Knights is coming in hot with an expansive new compilation mixed by Forza — the Italian trio known individually as Alex Kenji, Manuel de la Mare, and Luigi Rocca. The massive compilation racks up the count to 43 tracks across three different albums and gives us an excellent review of a range of tech and acid house cuts from the last year. If that wasn’t enough, Forza also treats us to five new exclusives from each of the three producers, respectively. Other major additions to the compilation include Prok & Fitch‘s “Symphony,” Alex Kenji’s remix of Sander van Doorn‘s “Outro,” Joris Voorn‘s “Goodbye Fly,” Shawnee Taylor and Sympho Nympho‘s “Colors,” and Reboot’s “Enjoy Music” with a DJ Chus 2012 re-edit. Check out the five exclusives courtesy of Toolroom Records below.
Merely a few hours after touching down in Miami we headed over to the Arkadia pool at the Fontainebleau, and while most people were sitting down for lunch, we were basking in sun and beats of Roger Sanchez’ Stealth Miami party. Sebastien Drums, Adrian Lux, Funkagenda, and several other openers warmed up the crowd and decks with a variety of not-easily-identified tracks — which is somewhat refreshing given the insane amount of overlap between most EDM sets these days. As much fun as it is to listen to “Levels,” “One,” “Take Over Control,” and other similarly popular songs, it’s often more fun to have to turn to a fellow partygoer and ask, “WHAT THE FMIF IS THIS?”
“You should feel what I feel, you should take what I take.”
Prok & Fitch team up with Juan Kidd to create “Star Guitar” a track that blends both tech and tribal vibes that mesh perfectly with some sensitive vocals. The guitar oriented build up gives the track a nice heavier bassline which then gives way to the tribal drums that completely take over the track. This is a perfect track for opening DJs to use for warming up the crowd, it not only sets the mood, but can be used to build up the energy in just the perfect way.
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