Since teaming up with Tiësto on the Ultra Music Festival anthem, “United,” the young Dutch tandem of Quintino and Alvaro have been hard at work in the studio. Without veteran influence, they let their refreshing sounds shine on “World In Our Hands” as Quintino’s aggressive electro supports the build and Alvaro’s frenetic bleeps bring the energy to new heights. While the beat may be rough around the edges, the vocal loops and melodic upswings make for a well-rounded offering from Spinnin Records.
The second weekend of Ultra Music Festival kicked off with an even bigger bang than it closed the first on. Country legends on the main stage and disco legends back stage. Back-to-back sets and back-to-back-to-back sets. New track premieres and new albums premieres. Jump below the break for all that you need to know about Ultra day 4.
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Super sonic is one way to describe his sound, so it’s fitting that Quintino‘s brand new radioshow for Sirius XM is entitled SupersoniQ. Kicking off his weekly broadcast, Quintino pulls out all his gems leading up to his recent “Jackpot,” and Ultra anthem with Tiësto and Alvaro, “United.” As SupersoniQ will hit airwaves every Friday at 6pm, the Dutch megastar is giving away the inaugural episode as a free download via his own SoundCloud.
Collaborating with Tiësto on one of the UMF anthems isn’t quite enough for Dutchmen Quintino & Alvaro — the pair has just teased fans with a preview of their latest collaboration, “World In Our Hands,” set for a March 29th release on Spinnin Records. The track is a veritable hands-up dedication to the bliss of success and although preview is only about 40 seconds long, you can be sure it’ll be a summertime big room tune for all to enjoy.
“Chasing Summers” has served as one of Tiësto‘s opening tracks since being released on Club Life Vol. 2 last year, now Quintino and R3hab have a similar weapon for their crowds. The spooky build and chord progression from the original gets jacked up, packing an extra punch of electro and a quickened bass line. The in-house, Dutch family remix has been released via Musical Freedom the same day as another Tiësto-Quintino pairing, the Ultra anthem, “United.”
Tiësto, Quintino, & Alvaro’s work is being released as the first official Ultra Music Festival Anthem in a series of four UMF Anthems, including productions from Benny Benassi, Afrojack, and Avicii. Is it the best work from these three producers? Certainly not. Will it inspire a riotous response in Miami? Most definitely. “United” is worthy of being a UMF Anthem for the sole reason that it is catchy, digestible, and joyfully rowdy.
Ultra Music Festival is two weeks ahead, but the first of its anthems is only two days ahead. Tiësto has previewed the upcoming collaboration with Quintino and Alvaro, “United,” a thumping dutch production with synths eerily similar to those of Axwell’s “Heart Is King.” “United” will serve as one of Ultra’s anthems in addition to Afrojack’s “Air Guitar” and perhaps others on the way. Due for a March 5th release, it will drop the same day as another Tiësto-Quintino joint, Musical Freedom’s “Chasing Summers” remix.
Quintino escaped his college tour with Tiësto and Tommy Trash last Saturday to headline his own gig at New York City’s revamped Marquee. From a stadium to a nightclub, he arrived at Marquee for his 1am set after treating fans in Philadelphia earlier in the night. There hasn’t been a time slot or setting that I haven’t seen Quintino perform in, be it afternoon or late night, 6PM or 6AM, festival or lounge, every time I see him he never fails to bring his A-game.
And that’s exactly what he brought to Marquee, evident immediately with the choice to open with his forthcoming Tiësto remix. Quintino sported his own productions and tracks that reflect the same sound, unreleased music that included upcoming Afrojack material and, per usual, edgy remixes of naturally mainstream fare to command a nightclub.