Despite racking up accolades in the dance music world since the early 90s, Angeleno Trent Cantrelle has flown largely under the radar compared to some of his comrades. The title track off his recently released The Right Way EP, might not shoot him to superstar status quite yet but regardless of that it’s a killer techy flashback track. Check out the full stream and purchase after the break.
Arno Cost told Dancing Astronaut that new single “Lifetime” was the “result of just one of the new methods” he was trying out as he adapted his progressive house sound to sonic experimentation. Gone are the progressive chords and melodic leads that he trademarked his sound on, replaced by electro bass and big room builds. But while Cost assured his fans that “Lifetime” “doesn’t necessarily mean [he] won’t do progressive house anymore,” he has no plans to stop experimenting anytime soon.
“Being pigeonholed is definitely something that doesn’t appeal to me,” said Cost. “I think it is important to be versatile and open minded towards all different types of music.”
Check out the rest of our interview with Arno Cost and head to Beatport to catch his new release today on Spinnin Records.
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French house producer Arno Cost takes a stylistic sojourn into electro house on “Lifetime,” an upcoming single slated for release on Spinnin Records this Monday. Cost trades in his progressive chords and melodic leads for riser synth stabs and electro bass growls on a track sculpted for big room builds. Cost took to Facebook this week to assure fans that “Lifetime” was “kinda a one shot” and did not represent a lasting stylistic change.
We caught up with Arno to set the record straight and discuss his upcoming release. Check out the interview and track preview after the break.
After dropping the radio edit of “Gold” this summer, 15-year-old Erik Arboresis back with the extended club mix.While not straying too far from the original’s melody, the club mix is definitely darker, complete with a heavy helping of grinding electro.The track has already seen support from big names like Steve Aoki, Shermanology and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – we can safely say this teen will be around for a while. The track is now available on Beatport from Oxygen and if you’re looking for more of Erik Arbores check out our stargazer on the young Dutchman.
Firebeatz continue on their meteoric rise into the dance music consciousness with the dark, electro house stunner “Disque.” Fresh off the release of “Dear New York” and “Here We F*cking Go,” the Dutch duo deliver an electro-tinged production. Framed by tightly-wound arpeggios, throaty bass line wobbles, and gut-punching percussion, “Disque” strikes a delicate balance between progressive melodies and electro-industrial grit.
Set to be released on December 10th via Spinnin Records, “Disque” marks the 3rd high quality release from Firebeatz in just as many months.
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After releasing “Bonny” and two versions of “I Rave You,” Basto is back with another fresh orignal. “Stormchaser” uses the melodic build that we have come to love from Basto and culminates in a drop that differs from his recent fare. The bassline carries the track but the tribal drums complement the melody creating an instant club hit. “Stormchaser” drops December 8th on Spinnin Records and with massive songs like this we can expect Basto to become a bigger name in 2013.Posted by
Since the “Kangaroo” came hopping into our music libraries, we’ve been craving more of Julian Jordan’s young, fresh sound. Funny thing about Jordan — at only 17 years old, his productions hit harder and rougher than what you would expect from a high schooler. Julian has now teamed up with fellow teen prodigy and long time friend for “BFAM,” also known as ‘Brother From Another Mother, where his edgy electro pumps past melodic interludes for a well rounded offering. Composed of juxtaposing elements, this rookie-on-rookie collaboration features windy synths, chugging progression, and a down-winding drop. Take a look into the future and claim “BFAM” for yourself available on Beatport via Spinnin’ Records.
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A distinctly island sound defines the new Leon Bolier and Alex Kenji track, “Trumpets.” The relaxed vibe is underpinned by a soulful clap beat, a deep guitar bassline and, of course, the lively trumpet overtone. The mid-track breakdown is truly reminiscent of summer beach parties, so much so, that we can almost taste the piña coladas.
This latest release isn’t exactly typical of either producer. Last we heard from Alex Kenji was the ultra-funky collaboration with Richard Dinsdale — “Stars in the Sky.” Meanwhile, Leon Bolier showed us his progressive chops in his “Beach Chords” dual effort with Marcus Schossow. Still, we’re thoroughly enjoying what this track has to offer and look forward to more collaborations that break producers’ molds.
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We shared Norman Doray and Nervo’s track “Something To Believe In” with you back in September, and now the remixes are starting to drip in. We’re lucky enough to share with you an exclusive of Russian duo Hard Rock Sofa’s take on the original big room tune. The pair chops and rearranges Cookie’s topline, giving the spotlight to a grungier, acid house 303 sound. Hard Rock Sofa shows they’re stepping a little bit outside of their comfort zone and it pays off.
Anyone in the mood for another pair of teenage Dutch producers? Julian Jordan, who first stormed onto the scene by collaborating with Sander van Doorn on “Kangaroo,” has teamed up with Martin Garrix to preview the progressive-meets-electro house bomb, “BFAM (Brothers From Another Mother).” The finished product offers progressive synth leads, a whiny bassline, and a stuttering, down-winding sidechain drop. The official video features footage of the underage duo destroying dancefloors at Privilege Ibiza and raging harder than your average seventeen-year-olds. Check it out and stay tuned for the November 12th release via Spinnin’ Records.