Russian trio Swanky Tunes is back with their first solo effort of 2013 following a number of collaborations. Staying away from their own Showland imprint after September’s work alongside Hard Rock Sofa, “Stop In My Mind,” Swanky Tunes deliver another electro infused production. Already supported by a massive list of dance music’s heavy hitters including Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Thomas Gold, “Scratch” sees the trio utilize an acid house tinge among the group’s always sky high level of energy.
After several successful collaborative efforts, the Russian trio Swanky Tunes is back with another thumping electro house production, “Scratch.” Known for their dynamic approach, the threesome live up to expectations by employing the same energetic tactics that have served them in their past work. In a style that may remind many of Steve Angello’s “Knas,” Swanky Tunes brings bass breaking power into their newest experiment. “Scratch” will be out November 22nd via Spinnin’ Records.
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
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Grammy nominated artist and producer Kaskade has more than served his time on the front line of electronic music. Whilst mainstream attention has often chosen to focus on his ability to shift tickets or vocal objections to the media’s predisposition towards his craft, the musical journey of Ryan Raddon has been untouchable by anyone of his generation, let alone today’s. Seven albums deep and as high in demand as ever before, the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Fire & Ice’ comes one decade down the line from his recently re-released debut album ‘It’s You, It’s Me.’ Where its predecessor offered two separate insights into Raddon’s conceptual composition, Atmosphere marks the first of his full-length offerings to bring both worlds under one roof. Luckily, the finished product is one that both the festival-going masses and those sitting on the fence of EDM advocacy are unlikely to shrug off. (more…)
Russian trailblazers Hard Rock Sofa and national peers Swanky Tunes unite once again this month for a stab at the latter’s conceptual Showland imprint. Whilst Hard Rock Sofa’s ongoing affiliation with Axtone has mustered considerable hype for their future offerings, the duo realigns alongside a three-piece that has continued to match their movements with mutual energy. Their frantic agenda for electro house remains undisturbed, leaving “Stop In My Mind” to revisit the more slovenly grooves and sluggish synth work that has characterized the genre and both outfit’s respective accessions to date. As the follow-up to last-year’s “Chemisty,” fans are unlikely to be disappointed by the sound of a reunited stronghold in European club talent that still pack a punch worthy universal adoration. (more…)
Frequent collaborators in years past, Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa have kept their alliance limited to a back-to-back set at Ultra Music Festival thus far in 2013. Last teaming up in the studio for “Chemistry” last year, the Russian squad finally reunites for another signature collaboration. Being their first of the year, Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa offer a new style with “Stop In My Mind,” flaunting more traditional house before building up the electro velocity they’re best known for. Due for a September 2nd release, the team is due to make a splash with their long awaited tandem effort.
Swanky Tunes return for their second Axis mix since we started 61 episodes ago. Lending their big room electro style to #34, the Russian trio’s latest Axis outing is a twelve track journey through some of the grittiest big room anthems EDM has to offer. Featuring their own personal bootlegs and tracks from Martin Garrix, Style of Eye, Hard Rock Sofa and more, Swanky Tunes kick your Friday morning off right; jumpstarting your day with a heavy dose of synthesized adrenaline. This cup of coffee is definitely not decaf.
Swanky Tunes tunes putting their Showland imprint back in action with its first release to follow February’s “You Are Like Nobody Else.” This time returning with Dvbbs and Eitro, the Russian squad comes equipped with more just than their roaring electro synths, bringing ample strings that nearly sound live to their latest offering, “We Know.” The collaboration flows with bass as much as it does guitar, and the vocal croons over the rumbles to blue electro with rock.
Kaskade linked up with Swanky Tunes after the success of their “Eyes” remix, and the collaboration between the American superstar and Russian threesome resulted in “No One Knows Who We Are.” With the captivating appeal from Kaskade and the electro velocity from Swanky Tunes, the track has been nothing short of massive since its December release. Tim Mason, however, envisioned something even greater. Providing crisp chords and big room progression, his rendition of “No One Knows Who We Are” offers the Mason trademark while leaving much to be enjoyed for long-time Kaskade fans.
Swanky Tunes are teaming up with fellow Russian producer Eitro and Toronto duo DVBBS for their latest progressive house anthem, “We Know.” Introducing itself with some electric strings, the track works off a catchy vocal hook and a torrent of tugging, pulsating synths. The rolling drop is an adequate peak to the energy of the build up, and is sure to be further supplemented by the vocals in the complete version. Even in its preview stage, “We Know” is sounding quite engaging. The collaborative Russian-Canadian production will be officially released on April 15th on Spinnin’ Records.