Having already united two of Europe’s most exciting and sought after assets back in February, Wall Recordings up-the-ante for the summer season ahead with a well-oiled remix package for Style of Eye and Tom Staar’s collaborative masterpiece “After Dark.” Nom De Strip is first to bat, stamping his signature low-end stance on electro house across the original and leading nicely to Hard Rock Sofa’s fail-safe take of a more melodic focus. British underground advocates Vanilla Ace lower the octane considerably with their calmer nod to the energy of traditional house music, leaving TV Noise to climax with the Dutch house sensibilities that have sealed their names on the Spinnin Records roster. While the originals overall durability was always going to be a tough one to match, Wall Recordings employ outright quality on all fronts for the second-wind of this surefire festival anthem.
Already on a high for 2013 and last found representing the new-age of Dutch house trailblazers alongside TV Noise for “Just Some Loops,” Martin Garrix returns to Spinnin Records for his first solo stint since 2012′s “Keygen.” For an artist already racking collaborative duties alongside Sidney Samson and Dillon Francis alike, “Animals” was destined to be an interesting addition to the young producer’s arsenal. On his own two feet, the festival-proof sound that has elevated his status to unprecedented heights is left intact, using melodic builds and minimalistic drops to show both sides of his peak time persona at their very best. There may not be any shortage of young and hopeful talents doing the rounds, but “Animals” is enough to clarify that Martin Garrix is more than capable of standing on his own for the foreseeable future.
Between its original release and The Prodigy’s popular re-jig back in 1994, Kelly Charles “You’re No Good To Me” has held its corner as an all-time rave anthem and it appears that Dutch house maestro Fedde Le Grand remembers it well. United with Canadian peers Sultan & Ned Shepard, the trio follows-up their road to Ultra anthem “Long Way From Home” with a 21st century remodel for Spinnin Records. Whilst both respective artists’ repertoire is likely to be wasted on the generation that experienced it first time round, “No Good” maintains the original’s euphoric charm whilst re-imagining the track for the modern peak-time crowds. An immediate festival-bomb with surefire sing-along appeal, a quality mix of new and old puts Fedde and his Canadian peers in the hot seat for the summer season ahead.
Swiss dream team EDX & Leventina are back this month with a debut collaborative run for Spinnin Records. True to their respective penchants for firm yet melodic club fuel, “The Sun” is a truly topical summer anthem that sets the tone for the sun kissed trail ahead. Its peak time values, though prominent, do not detract from the compositional strength that EDX and his comrades under the Helvetic Nerds handle have consistently embodied. Powerfully charged and honestly tailored to both artists distinctive style, Switzerland has yet another club anthem for the summer of 2013. (more…)Posted by
After establishing himself alongside W&W on “The Code” – a track that defined this year’s Ultra Music Festival – Ummet Ozcan teams up with another hopeful up-and-comer, DJ Ghost, for “Airport.” In line with his recent solo outings and the track that established his name, “Airport” is littered with powerful synthwork and a bevvy of mini-breaks that stutter and groan throughout the 6-minute production. Poised for big room recognition, Ozcan’s latest is takes off at a breakneck pace and doesn’t slow down until it breaks the sound barrier in a flurry of super saws and momentous kicks.
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Self-proclaimed brobot and dance music veteran Junior Sanchez returns with another solo production, away from his own imprint, for Spinnin Records. With more electro than you’d expect from Junior, “Alive At Night” comes as a certified dance floor killer with infectious builds and drums designed for the club scene. The vocal from Ineabell lends her vocal talents to the track’s namesake, bringing life to after hours and instilling energy in the evening. Take “Alive At Night” into the weekend and keep a lookout for a special Romanthony-dedicated track coming from Junior soon.
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Switzerland’s EDX makes a long overdue return to Spinnin Records this month alongside homeland peers Leventina. Dropping off the back of the latter’s latest solo offering “Hear Me”, “The Sun” is the exact balance of melodic sensibilities and peak time energy that we have come to expect from both outfits. Providing a tough yet inherently uplifting sound scope that holds its corner considerably as an early festival favorite, EDX and his likeminded peers shoot themselves ahead of the game for the season ahead with an aptly titled tip to the summer clubbing season. This is available June 16th on Beatport. (more…)Posted by
Toronto-based producer Grandtheft has been making waves this year after releasing two huge remixes to “Tuna Melt” and “Sweet Nothing.” He’s back with another remix — this time to Keys N Krates original, creating a tribal drum pattern nicely contrasting the original trap version. The remix package will be out on June 11th featuring Lazerdisk Party Sex, Thugli and of course, Grandtheft. After his guest mix on Diplo & Friends, and his upcoming track “Deep” on Spinnin’ Records, Grandtheft looks to be having a big year.
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Cedric Gervias released his remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” back in February and it has since gained mass reception. Following with his Borgore collaboration, “Deception,” it is clear that the Miami-based producer’s productions continue to impress and — as the title of his latest release indicates — “Things Can Only Get Better.” Achieving summertime happiness with his latest offering, Cedric has constructed euphoria yet again with a virtuous chord-laden melody. Vocals from Howard Jones give the appropriate lyrics to the feel-good offering, now available via Spinnin’ Records.
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New school stripes and national stereotypes aside, Julian Jordan and TV Noise have led a considerable onslaught for Spinnin Records and the Dutch house regime alike. United for the first time since 2012’s “Oxford,” their latest collaboration takes no prisoners where the European proving ground is concerned. A tough yet melodic concoction of intense builds and the electro hallmarks that have left both Dutch outfits in such high stead to date, “Childish Grandpa” is immediately festival proof and inherently symptomatic of the stamina both have respectively brought to the peak time skyline. With the summer clubbing season finally upon us, Holland’s next generation of heavyweights successfully ups the ante for their nation and its popular nuance for distinctive club cuts. (more…)Posted by