She’s on a different frequency… Trent Cantrelle’s latest “What I Need” quickly establishes a sex-fueled presence from the moment its opening exasperated sample kicks in. A stuttering array of dripping synths, sensual breathes and a deep house vignette, Cantrelle eases listeners into the mix like any attentive lover would. Slow at first, he leaves much to the imagination but by the time the claves and kicks take center stage “What I Need” goes full bore on your senses, driving the energy past the point of no return. In two words? Aural sex.
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Dancing Astronaut wraps up October for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. October’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Alesso with Calvin Harris, Hardwell with MAKJ, Diplo, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Junior Sanchez, Chromeo with Oliver, and Gesaffelstein. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of October!
Inaugural X label contributor Trent Cantrelle is back with a long overdue to the double-sided Nice & Close EP for Steve Angello’s latest label venture. Though returning with just one track for the label, “Born,” calls upon Stacy Barthes to test the waters of vocal house music and its compatibility with the unpolished twist we have come to expect from the imprint to date. Hypnotic vocals and sluggish beats in motion, the North American producer opts for docile opulence over the peak time hallmarks more recently adopted by X’s ever-expanding roster. This, however, is part of what makes Cantrelle not only one of the more versatile house advocates of the time, but a welcome face at a label assisting the forward motions of underground dance music.
After opening the floodgates to Steve Angello’s latest musical brainchild with the Nice & Close EP back in May, Trent Cantrelle is back in full-effect for X with a fresh vocal cut for the final quarter of 2013. In the wake of X’s definitive first strike, “Born” offers the North American producers attempts at uniting underground aptitude with universal properties. Stacy Barthe’s topline in no way digresses from the slick and rhythmically refined undertones of Cantrelle’s musical compass, instead wrapping around the tracks filtered melodies and high-end grooves to forge a more intimate shade of melodic house music from this impending label veteran. (more…)
Back with vengeance after the storm served up by Trent Cantrelle back in May, Dutch house veterans Chocolate Puma unite with Playboy scoping festival favorites Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano to mark the second instalment from Steve Angello’s Size X imprint, entitled “Stiffness.” True to the edgy tribalesque tendencies that gave rise to the fierce reputation behind Sunnery & Ryan’s sets, the track sets the duo alongside two national peers whose drum-savvy tendencies are apparent from the first beat. Together, a new precedent in rhythmically charged house music is set for a track is sure to tempt underground advocates and newfound followers alike to Angello’s cutting-edge output from outside the familial comfort zone. (more…)
Off the back of a high-profile parting and an even more prominent leap of solo stamina, Steve Angello turns his head to ventures new with a his X imprint’s debut release from American club asset Trent Cantrelle. For the most part, this double-barreled debut plays like the Angello we grew to know and love well before the European peak time overhaul. Between “Nice & Close” and “Understand,” Cantrelle provokes fluid melodic club fuel with surefire underground appeal, providing a breathtaking journey towards a nostalgic yet wholeheartedly relevant movement in modern dance music. There are no cheap tricks or weathered electro hallmarks, just versatile house music that opens the door to a sense of quality and belonging that has too long been lacking within the modern market. (more…)
“We’re launching X. It’s going to be a lot different, it’s going to be a Size sister label. It’s going to be a lot different from the Size release — I’m going to focus on the techier stuff and the more beat driven stuff.” – Steve Angello
Commanding Size Records with monstrous hits for nearly a decade, Steve will let his Mescal Kid persona bleed through with the launch of his sister label, X. After Trent Cantrelle’s “Nice & Close” was featured as the opening track for Steve’s Essential Mix, it has been revealed as part of a two-track EP that will serve as the inaugural release from his new tech imprint. Cantrelle’s Nice & Close is the perfect outing to set the tone for the beat driven sound X will embody and is set to be released on May 6th.
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.