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.
Sidney Samson has risen above his Rock The Houze productions, leaped over his Dutch bleeps, and has landed one of his biggest productions to date on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom imprint. Bulkier than his most recent “Dutchland” and packed with more energy than his Will.I.Am collaboration, “Better Than Yesterday,” Sidney’s work with Martin Garrix aims straight at the big room. “Torrent” is signature Musical Freedom with its festival-sized appeal, but remains Dutch from the sonic synths to the roaring builds.
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As a DJ, it is a cruel thing to tease your fans for months while they anxiously await the release of your newest single. After many long weeks of holding out for more information, some fans may be driven to extreme forms of madness, while others will probably resort to sitting in front of their computers, hitting refresh for hours on end. Who knows–we all handle stress differently. The elusive culprit, in this case, is Dutch producer Sidney Samson. Since debuting the first preview of his latest collaboration with Martin Garrix last December, Samson has done little to quench the thirst of his countless fans who are (literally) itching to drink his kool-aid and get a taste of what is yet to come.