You can expect big things whenever Starkillers teams up with Dimitry KO. The frequent collaborators have co-produced impressive originals such as “Light it Up,” “Do You Love,” and “Keep Pushing.” For their new collaborative track “Let the Love,” Starkillers and Dimitry KO have enlisted the talented Amba Shepherd for a more melodic output on Spinnin’ Records. Shepherd’s vocals beautifully compliment Starkillers’ and Dimitry KO’s signature booming, big room production. Having worked with Porter Robinson, Lazy Rich, Dyro, and more recently Hardwell on “Apollo,” Amba Shepherd is making quite a name for herself as a reputable EDM vocalist. “Let the Love” will be released on Spinnin’ Records on January 28th.Posted by
Basto has proven versatility with his original productions, and is coming back strong after the releases of “Bonny” and “I Rave You.” Next up on the Belgian’s agenda is “Stormchaser,” which builds with his feel good chord arrangement before a heavy, powerful drop. Savage synths are then unleashed, and the track drifts back to its melodic form to build anticipation for more of the same. Another tremendous production from Basto to wrap up 2012 shines a bright light on his future, and we are excited for what’s on the way in 2013. Grab “Stormchaser” from Beatport and embrace the forceful sounds for yourself.
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Candyland, the co-ed duo known for their remixes, return with their first original cut “Castle Of Affair” due out on their debut Bring The Rain EP. Hailing from Santa Barbra, CA the two producers have made a name for themselves through big room reworks, winning remix contests for Bingo Players‘ “Rattle” and Skrillex‘s “Make It Bun Dem,” which was later released via OWSLA/Big Beat Records.
Now out with their first official original production the two seem like they are honing in on a more melodic sound with “Castle Of Affair.” Featuring the magnetic vocals of Peter Dawson, the Candyland duo create a hazy electro intro which wraps around his voice with ease. Midway through the two producers add plummeting bass drops to turn the track into a surprising banger, making their first original output a quality production.
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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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