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.
Tim Mason is the latest in a line of producers to remix the very large “No One Knows Who We Are” from Kaskade and Swanky Tunes. In what is probably the most traditionally big room remix of the bunch (Rune RK went more melodic on his edit), Tim Mason packs a Size Records-worthy punch for this premiere. Heading down to Miami soon? You can catch this live when Tim hits up No Sugar Added on Saturday March 23rd.
By weekend two, you’re probably looking for any excuse to hit the snooze button. The week of pool parties and late nights at Mansion are starting to catch up, but the festival isn’t stopping for anyone and there is no shortage of exciting acts during the early hours. Yesterday we filled you in on why exactly you should wipe your eyes and hop out of bed early for Ultra Weekend One, and now we present the same for Weekend Two.
Recently aired on BBC Radio 1, Rune RK1 premiered his radio edit of “No One Knows Who We Are” taking the Kaskade and Swanky Tunes collaboration down a more melodic road, adding energy where the original lacked and stripping the mix of its squealing electro house breakdown. The Danish producer, who cites his main influence as hip hop, adds layers of silky smooth melodies and a subtle kick beneath Lights’ vocal cut, turning the track from an awkward juxtaposition of two styles into a production that glows with delicate harmonies and a satisfyingly smooth breakdown.
Release Date: March 19th on Ultra
Listen to Rune’s 15 Minutes of Fame interview with Pete Tong on Radio 1 after the break.
Despite being released almost a year ago, Tiësto and Swanky Tunes’ ”Make Some Noise” is a tune worth revisiting. For whatever reason, the original failed to make the serious impact its producers’ credentials warrant. Luckily, Dyro has revived both Ben McInerney’s alluring vocal track and the original’s endearing melody. Lending his big room electro abilities to the anthem, Dyro supplements the catchy lyrics with a riveting, illustrious build up and a thunderous electro drop. Dyro’s remix is out today on Musical Freedom alongside a remix from Skidka.
No Sugar Added will once again land in Miami for a weekend of day-long partying and dance music excellence at Nikki Beach. Stage sponsors have recently been announced and Musical Freedom, Ministry of Sound, Defected, Music On, and Dancing Astronaut will each host staged teeming with talented producers. The full lineup, which spans across two days and six stages includes headliners such as Dennis Ferrer, Marco Carola, Arty, and Michael Woods, among others. Jump below the break for the lineup in full and don’t forget to purchase tickets here.
After successfully teaming up with Tiesto, Kaskade and Hard Rock Sofa last year, this week Russia’s Swanky Tunes have joined forces with Australia’s Peking DuK on the progressive house slammer “You Are Like Nobody Else.” Dropped on Nicky Romero’s Protocol Radio, the track has an undeniable anthem feel, with a pounding melody and James McNally’s distinctive vocals repeating the titular lyric. Already starting off 2013 strong with pure house tracks “Labyrinth” and “Thank You,” Swanky Tunes have proven just as skilled in progressive with this latest release.
Call it poor timing, but for whatever reason, Tiësto and Swanky Tunes’ ”Make Some Noise” failed to make a lasting impression. Not to say it was a poor track, in fact the combination of Ben McInerney’s voice and Tiësto and Swanky Tunes’ driving bassline was quite engaging. Many months later, however, Musical Freedom has announced a forthcoming Dyro remix to “Make Some Noise,” to be released on February 26th alongside a remix from Skidka. In typical Dyro fashion, the remix employs a tremendous, enticing build up and a exhilarating electro house drop. While Dyro’s style has become a bit stale in the past, it seems particularly apt to this remix.