Doorn Records fore-bearer Sander Van Doorn and Belgium’s Yves V unite this month to knock adrenaline-fueled heads with “Direct Dizko.” Where “Umami” saw the Tomorrowland favorite comfortably drop his solo debut for Doorn’s Spinnin offshoot, his collaborative stint with the label head is the heavy-footed floor fuel you would expect from two unsinkable forces on the European circuit. Compared to the euphoric demeanor that once marked his studio work, Sander’s is a sound getting heavier with age and electro fans are taking notice. With Yves along for the ride, “Direct Dizko” is the kind of track bred perfectly for the main rooms and global festival that both have risen to challenge of catering to.
More than one month after previewing his rendition of Armin van Buuren’s “Pulsar,” Ummet Ozcan once again showcases his remixing pedigree with a preview of his take on Sander van Doorn’s “Neon.” Sander’s familiar chords and whistles remain largely intact, but the melodic climax present in the original is replaced by Ummet’s patented big room assault. With ‘Revolution‘ alongside Nervo and R3hab due out November 11th, his version of “Pulsar” out November 15th, and this pending remix to one of the summer’s biggest tracks, Ummet Ozcan is closing out 2013 in style.
Release date: TBA
With Halloween barely over and Thanksgiving not exactly conducive to dancing, venues across the country are announcing their New Year’s lineups to jumpstart the holiday party season. New York’s Pier 36 is the latest to reveal its all-star cast for 2013′s final curtain, outdoing their previous efforts 5 to 1. Cedric Gervais, R3hab, Sander van Doorn, Showtek, and Tommy Trash will be ringing in the New York New Year, bringing a scheduled eight hours of music to the Lower East Side. The 21+ event is shaping up to be the in-city show to beat on New Year’s Eve: Tickets will be released here on November 7th at 12 pm EST.
Now in its 25th year, Amsterdam Dance Event continues to draw artists, professionals and fans from across the globe to celebrate the electronic dance music industry. To commemorate 25-years of dance music in the Netherlands and the ongoing relevance of the annual conference, DA turned to some of the nation’s finest musical assets to tell the unique story of Dutch dance music from the mouths of the artists that have kept in such high esteem. Doorn Records ringleader and well-versed Dutch anthem monger Sander Van Doorn is our next national treasure up to bat in continuation of this ADE-inspired series. (more…)
As premiered at Tomorrowland in rural Belgium this past July, Martin Garrix is showing off his production chops yet again with his remix for Sander van Doorn, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Reworking their “Project T” collaboration, the youngster captures the energy of his monster hit “Animals” without following its blueprint. Garrix, 16, is still too young to be served a drink in the United States, but at this rate, he’ll have one incredible production catalogue by the time he’s of legal age.
Debuted at EDC, played out at Tomorrowland and supported by Hardwell in his Ibiza-based Essential Mix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s collaboration with Sander van Doorn has finally been released with a reputation that precedes it. After proving its stadium crushing capabilities, the trio’s “Project T” is ready to bring its moody melody and bold builds to a laptop near you. The Belgian brothers’ progressive punch blends with Sander’s songwriting skills in the festival anthem, creating a big room sound with a bit of depth. As familiar as it is forward, the Spinnin’-released track’s addictive recipe guarantees its momentum has only just begun.
After sending shockwaves through the crowd at Tomorrowland, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s collaboration with Sander van Doorn “Project T” is finally gearing up for its official release. Specially crafted to evoke big reactions from even bigger rooms, the trio’s latest effort has future anthem written all over it. DV & LM nail the formula to squeeze every ounce of potential energy out of a crowd with each successive release and “Project T” is no different. Combine their foolproof productions with the melodic expertise of Sander van Doorn and you’ve got a track destined for the top of the Beatport charts.
“Project T” will be released on September 2nd via Spinnin’ Records.
In celebration of a milestone one million Facebook likes, Sander van Doorn has released a free mashup through his SoundCloud. “Sweet Koko Dreams,” previously restricted for the most part to Sander’s live sets, combines the zeitgeist of the early 80s with one of the sleeper hits of 2011. The lead melody of “Sweet Dreams” is especially mashup-friendly, so it’s no surprise that van Doorn was able to craft the two tracks into one smooth-sounding and cohesive package. As the summer festival season slowly draws to a close, expect to hear this mashup under the sun at Electric Zoo and TomorrowWorld this September.
In 2012, Laidback Luke introduced his own version of The Avengers to Tomorrowland. Standing by his side was Martin Solveig suited as Batman and Chuckie fitted as Spiderman as he himself donned the Superman ‘S’ on his chest. Last weekend at the 2013 installment of Tomorrowland, the Dutch Clark Kent returned to his Super You & Me arena — this time with Batman and Ironman. While his sidekicks remained a mystery leading up to the beginning of their back-to-back-to-back set, it was Sander van Doorn who played Batman and Dimitri Vegas as the newly introduced Ironman. The set came jam-packed with a collision of their eclectic stylings and (although without a tracklist) Sander van Doorn has thankfully shared the experience via Soundcloud.
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in July and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up July for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. July’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Nicky Romero & Krewella, Sander van Doorn, Tommy Trash, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from The Aston Shuffle, Sick Individuals, and Will Sparks. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of July!