Recently remixing David Guetta’s “Play Hard” and NERVO’s “Hold On,” the super-prolific R3hab has kept up with a nearly 24/7 production schedule with his latest rendition of a Calvin Harris classic. R3hab once again ditches the chainsaws that made him famous to experiment in the percussion driven trap genre, taking on Calvin Harris’s “I Need Your Love” in a flurry of snares and hi hats flutters. Not one to complete ditch his roots, R3hab’s big room builds and sugary-sweet arpeggios work in perfect contrast with the horn blares and stuttering synth work that define the track’s trap breakdown.Posted by
Las Vegas isn’t the only place to be for fun in the sun during Memorial Day Weekend as Revel is officially opening the HQ Beach Club in Atlantic City. Over the course of the three day drinking holiday, the hotel will host eight different DJs including Armin van Buuren, Wolfgang Gartner, Laidback Luke, and New York City staple Boris. Whether you’re in search of euphoric trance, grinding electro, tribal beats, or a dirty dutch soundtrack all will be at your disposal at HQ Dayclub and Nightclub.
Tickets for the events go on sale this Thursday via Revel. Full schedule after the break.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Chuckie, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, and more.
David Guetta has reached 40 million Facebook fans, placing him at the number 17 spot among the highest ranking musicians on Facebook, and the number one spot for electronic artists. In celebration of his impressive milestone, Guetta is showing gratitude to his supporters by giving away a free download of R3hab’s remix for “Play Hard.” Coming off Guetta’s fifth studio album, Nothing But The Beat 2.0, the pop record receives a fiery electro-upheaval from Dutchman R3hab, joining renditions from the likes of Spencer & Hill, Albert Neve and Maurizio Gubellini.
Between remix duties for Tiësto and David Guetta and a momentous run at WMC, Dutch chainsaw master R3hab has served all the right shots for 2013 so far. Armed with an official anthem spot for global paint party concept Life In Color, the newly crowned Hakkasan resident unites with paint party resident David Solano for “Do It.” Their first collaborative stint, which gained considerable traction at UMF last month, matches gritty festival fundamentals with a distinctly melodic sound scope of uplifting synth work throughout. In yet another perfect balance between upfront electro house and universal club fuel, “Do It” serves a blow that is sure to serve Spinnin Records and these international trailblazers alike considerably throughout the year.
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David Guetta has resurrected his Ne-Yo assisted track off Nothing But The Beat 2.0, “Play Hard,” six months after its original release. Now sporting a six-track remix package with renditions from the likes of Spencer & Hill, Albert Neve, R3hab, and Maurizio Gubellini, the pop record has become translatable beyond the radio. Albert Neve’s take was the first to be released, hitting Beatport earlier this month, and Guetta played Gubellini’s remix at Ultra Music Festival hours before the package dropped. Spencer & Hill amplify the big room record with the same distorted horns that Guetta has previously signed to his Jack Back label and R3hab tears through the radio-killer with his electro-chainsaw.
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.
The highly-anticipated Hakkasan Las Vegas plans to open its doors next month at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, bringing along a long an impressive list of exclusive DJ residencies to fill the monolithic new megaclub. After announcing Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, Hakkasan has revealed the final touches to its impressive residency roster. Bambi, Bingo Players, Bob Sinclar, Dada Life, Danny Avila, Fergie, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Michael Woods, NERVO, Quintino, R3HAB and Tommy Trash will all have exclusive residencies at both Hakkasan and the iconic WET REPUBLIC pool party.
With only four days until Ultra Music Festival and the beginning of Miami Music Week, big collaborations are popping off left and right. Last week saw Tiësto, Quintino, and Alvaro debut their UMF Anthem “United” while today R3hab, Nari & Milani, and MYNC’s collaborative effort has been released. Building on the rampant anticipation for MMW, the aptly titled “#MIAMIBACKAGAIN” is a charged, hollow-sounding dutch house production. The knocking high-pitched beat has that wild and frenetic energy only found in Miami in the latter weeks of March, and with just a few days to go, the track could not be more timely.
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Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we’ve got gems from Steve Angello, Nervo, A-Trak, and more.