With an arsenal of original and ghost productions under their belt, it was only a matter of time before Showtek created a label of their own. Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen’s new brainchild, Skink, is named after a species of lizards belonging to the diverse Scinsicidae family. Today, the Dutch duo have kicked off their new label by lightly teasing their latest effort, “We Like To Party.” Containing a dramatic opening with their characteristic full-bodied chord play, the brothers bestow yet another hard-hitting electro track on fans. Though the track has been nearly finished since September, after high-powered synth tinkering and label detail planning, the official version is slated for an end of year release.
Release Date: December 30th
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.
Hailing from the hard-hitting house music capital of the world, the Janssen twins have certainly represented their roots well and upheld the Dutch name with their latest release, “Booyah.” The track, which features We Are Loud! and Sonny Wilson, has become a fan-favorite in recent weeks. Of course, this fact comes as no surprise to us – you’d be hard pressed to find a DJ that hasn’t supported the heavy tune. Recently, Showtek tapped only the most appropriate of electro-house producers, Oakland-native Lucky Date, to add his signature sound and uniquely identifiable synths to the mix. The young Warpath affiliated artist adds a grittiness to the structure that only the likes of him could, and you can expect this one to receive plenty of support across the big stages. Currently, the release date of this one is still unknown, but an official release is in the near future.
The Showtek boys are back with the latest edition of their Essentials mixes, this time showcasing party tracks that live a bit outside the normal DJ charts you see a la Miami and South Beach. The Essentials series presented by Showtek have always given fans an opportunity to connect with the duo’s essentials for both on the dance floor and off of it. Dancing Astronaut has the exclusive on Volume 6 prepped for LIV Miami, and like past installments it includes classics, currents, uptempo, downtempo, secret weapons, and everything in between. In celebration of their first performance at one of Miami’s hottest clubs, the brothers share a thirty minute mix chock full of personal favorites. Take a listen and a look at the tracklist below, and if you’re in Miami this Thursday you can grab tickets to Showtek at LIV here.
With over 300 artists and 38 hours of overlapping music this weekend, the number of tracks heard at TomorrowWorld is somewhere in the thousands. While not even almighty Internet can spit out a list of every tune that received play time in the Chattahoochee Hills, a few tracks were heard again and again, earning anthem status and a firm spot in the memory of the Main Stage attendees. While some older tracks like “In My Mind,” “Wakanda” and “Reload” still frequently made their way into sets, we’ve compiled the ten tunes that defined the most recent chapter in the Book Of Wisdom.
The reign of the mashleg has certainly seen artists rethink their approach to peak time dance music. Ex-hard dance outfit Showtek are no exception, following-up on their recent remix for Alesso & Dirty South’s “City of Dreams” with a Dutch house amalgamation for Spinnin Records. Joined by We Are Loud and Dutch MC Sonny Wilson, the brotherly duo endeavors to do the unfathomable: unite festival primed electro house and jump-up drum & bass for one of the founding pinnacles in Dutch dance music. A stripped back offering of stone-hopping substance, “Booyah” brings significant old school rave stamina to the equation, adding perhaps the most distinct bomb to their artillery just in time for the remaining summer festival season. (more…)
With their hotly tipped remix of Dirty South and Alesso’s “City of Dreams” still doing the rounds, ex-hard style mob Showtek returns to Spinnin Records with perhaps their strangest club offering to date. By far one of the most powerful Dutch assets to take North American and the global festival circuit by storm, “Booyah” celebrates the eclectic route taken by brothers Sjored and Wouter to their now revered status. Leaping from stripped back drum & bass to rasping peak time Dutch house with a little help from We Are Loud! and Dutch vocalist Sonny Wilson, the track matches old school rave energy and festival proof stamina to add yet another bomb to their powerful artillery for the summer ahead. “Booyah” will be released August 19th via Spinnin’ Records. (more…)
Showtek have dominated the early months of 2013 with anthems such as “Slow Down” and “Get Loose,” and continue to flaunt their sound this summer. Returning to tackle challenging remix duties, brothers Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen put their spin on Dirty South and Alesso’s “City Of Dreams.” Revered as one of the biggest tunes of 2012, the original provides a wide open harmony for the duo to attack and inject a frenetic feel. Showtek revive the lyrics from Ruben Haze with their rendition of “City Of Dreams,” and a remix from Jacque Lu Cont is also on the way.
A hashtag, an acronym, and a feeling, “SAMF” triggers different memories for each Spring Awakening attendee. Though the festival itself has now drawn to a close, the reminiscing has just begun, and a stacked Sunday gave even more material to nostalgically sift through. While we could bring you the ATB, Break Science, Chuckies of Spring Awakening Day 3, we’re bringing you the SAMFs to fully exercise the acronym one last time.
Spring Awakening is set to return to Chicago’s Soldier Field this June, building on last year’s success and covering not two but three days, all while holding its own amongst the city’s packed summer festival schedule. With big names like Calvin Harris, Paul Oakenfold, and Boys Noize and 100-some other top acts besides, we’ve compiled the artists we simply can’t miss to help you solve the quandary of so many artists, so little time.