Fast-rising Russian duo Matisse & Sadko break their recent silent streak with a formative debut for Doorn Records next month with “Stars.” Given a worldwide exclusive first-play by Doorn himself on his Identity radio show, the follow-up to last year’s collaborative effort “Chemistry” alongside Hard Rock Sofa and Swanky Tunes takes their powerful and uplifting get-up to new and untamed heights for the impending summer season. Dealing in outspoken euphoria and stern melodic progressions throughout, the ranks of peak time club fuel is given a notably alternative twist courtesy of two persuasive contenders who are only growing stronger with age.
Pete Tong rounds up this week in dance music with Essential New Tune ‘Centre of the Universe,’ ‘Atmosphere’ premiere, Daft Punk interview
Presenting us with the hottest in new music from around the globe, Pete Tong showered us in delicacies last night during his weekly BBC Radio 1 dance music marathon. Kicking the show off with the world premiere of Kaskade’s autonomously sung and produced new single “Atmosphere,” moving on into Sander van Doorn’s electrifying “Neon,” and the bouncy, big room Hardwell remix of Krewella’s “Alive,” followed by other progressive anthems.
Pete’s coveted “Essential New Tune” went to none other than ex-SHM member Axwell for the remode his new single “Centre of The Universe,” replacing Francesco Rossi’s enigmatic tune “Paper Aeroplane” from last week. Daft Punk continued the discussion with Tong in Part 2 of their Coachella interview while immersing in new tracks off RAM “Giorgio By Moroder,” “Loose Yourself to Dance” and “Instant Crush.”
London-based techno producer Scuba ran through his picks for week’s “Goodie Goodies” including Locked Groove’s “Do It Anyway” and favorite tune of the year Dusky’s “Vanishing Point,” while house legend Kerri Chandler was knighted into Tong’s “Hall of Fame” while explaining the compelling story behind “Bar A Thym.” Tong pins Blond:ish as his future star, ending of with a hot mix from Israeli tech-house sensation Guy Gerber.
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Spinnin Records has officially launched their own online Spinnin’ Sessions radio show, bringing a weekly blend of current club favorites and upcoming Spinnin’ tunes to airwaves worldwide. Aired on YouTube, SoundCloud, and soon iTunes, each episode will feature its own guest artist, and the label’s own Sander van Doorn is first at bat. After a half an hour of some of the biggest tracks du jour from Cedric Gervais, Nicky Romero and Alesso from the Spinnin’ crew, Sander took the decks, bringing the sound a little darker and deeper for party-ready listeners. Listen above, check the tracklist below, and tune in next week to see who will take the Spinnin’ decks next.
Sander van Doorn has been keeping busy lately. With both the legendary collaboration alongside Mark Knight and Underworld and recent track with DubVision and Mako under his belt, Doorn could seemingly do anything at this point. His next move appears to be a solo output tentatively labeled “Neon Project,” which he recently uploaded to SoundCloud and is being particularly quiet about. Fusing catchy string work and whistling synths into a momentous progression, Doorn’s newest project takes an absorbing instrumental approach that will undoubtedly leave fans harkening for more.
Sander van Doorn answers from the success of “Joyenergizer,” but departs from its frenetic energy, leaving those duties up to DubVision and Mako for their latest collaboration. “Into The Light” presents layers of high-octane dance elements, from up-and-comer Mako’s light chords all the way to Mariana Bell’s vocal. The trio’s offering presents what is reminiscent of a fusion between Sander’s “Nothing Inside” and DubVision’s “Redux,” two hits that can’t be ignored when linked together.
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Sander Van Doorn celebrates another triumphant run at Winter Music Conference with an official after movie showcasing another year of hard work and play in the name of electronic dance music.
Back in 2006 the dance music landscape was much different than it is today. Still a decidedly underground experience in the US, many of today’s biggest artists were delivering sets that would shock and disappoint the festival crowds of 2013. I concede the point that it’s most likely a purely subjective opinion, that nothing much has changed in the scene except for my age and my perspective. Then I listen to Sander van Doorn‘s 2006 Essential Mix debut and I start to think otherwise. Call it the nostalgia for a simpler time, but simplicity is the one thing that Sander’s mix was not – like many of his contemporaries did in 2006, Sander paid no mind to the trends of the time and instead defined them for himself, delivering a set that stands the test of time as a flawless representation of dance music at the start of its US rebirth. With early cuts from Dada Life, Ferry Corsten and even Steve Angello, Sander’s Essential Mix is a two hour snapshot of the honest creativity and style that defined the scene seven years ago.
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On Wednesday afternoon, revelers flocked to Nikki Beach to experience the sights and sounds of the Spinnin’ Records Spinnin’ Sessions showcase. Headlined by Sander Van Doorn and mystery guests Moguai, Nervo and Sunnery James & Ryan Mariano, 18 acts took to the decks over a nine hour music marathon that saw everything from trap to pop, rounded out by a heavy dose of electro house.
The day saw Carnage drop “Incredible,” Michael Calfan unleash “Resurrection,” Cedric Gervais rediscover “Molly” and Showtek throw down on “Slow Down.” Not even a spell of pouring rain could put a damper on the festivities. As the day wore on and the tent filled with bikini-clad beat-seekers, we took a break between sets to catch up with some of the Spinnin’ team to give you their own version of a Spinnin’ showcase. Click past the break to check out our five questions for five Spinnin’ artists. (more…)Posted by
Hundreds of DJs, seven stages, two weekends. Where do you start? Who do you see and who do you skip? Dancing Astronaut has you covered. We’ve filled you in on the acts you can’t ignore for Weekend One, spearheaded by dubstep and deep house-heavy rosters. The second weekend, however, sees another two genres at the forefront along with some of the biggest names in popular dance music. From the whopping trance offerings to the invigorating trap overture, to the best in progressive and electro, here are the stages you can’t ignore at Ultra Weekend Two.
Few tracks in recent months have received as much buzz as Sander van Doorn, Mark Knight, and Underworld‘s legendary collaboration — and rightfully so. “Ten” is out today on Toolroom Records, and the combination of Karl Hyde’s spoken lyricism, the energy of a Sander van Doorn track, and the classic tech house vibes everyone has come to know and love out of Mark Knight makes for a titanic March release.
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