Having made their name with sparing yet quality club cuts to date, Finnish house duo Something Good are back on the beat for Nocturnal Groove this month with a stacked five-track instalment. As no strangers to The Shapeshifter’s often-understated imprint, the Stars EP provides the most comprehensive snapshot of their scattered house stylings to date. From the dreamy undertones of vocal title track through to nostalgic closing number “Tales From The Sun,” the duo scales many a facet of modern dance music. “California Wonderland” is the crux of underground aptitude for the modern market, leaving “Brand New Day” alongside CAPS to drive deeper into the outspoken euphoria of progressive house. With “Just The Way” making a welcome return to the key driven melodies and well-paced house grooves that we have come to expect from this duo’s musical musings, the EP as a whole offers firm reassurance that this one house outfit that refuses to be grounded by modern convention. Once again standing on a platform of their own where creation over convention is concerned, Something Good pen one of the most accomplished EPs of the summer. (more…)Posted by
This past weekend, Ferry Corsten excited electronica fans worldwide by dropping a new rework of his 2011 collaboration with Betsie Larkin, “Stars.” In doing so, the Dutch producer has taken the relatively tame original and subtly transformed it into a vertiginous trance hit that possesses all the makings of an international club sensation.
Coming off his own Revealed records, Hardwell justly named “Cobra” the Official Energy Anthem of 2012. Related to his last two originals “The World” and “Encoded, “Cobra” exhibits Hardwell’s power driven synths that give the track its anthemic boundaries. Adding his recent style to the mix, the drop at 2:00 offers raging bass lines and infectious drum lines. If you are a fan of Hardwell’s surging fierce bass lines, it would probably behoove you to listen to his remix of “Louder,” which has a similar flavor. 2010-2011 may have been Hardwell’s breakthrough year, but with his recent output of tracks like “Beta” and remixes to “Ready 2 Go,” “Boy,” and “Stars,” moving forward, Hardwell is on track to comfortably surpass his already outstanding accomplishments, boosting his reputation to exciting new levels.
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