With the first-ever TommorowWorld touching down on American soil in four short days, its official anthem has finally hit Beatport to set the pre-fest frenzy to fever pitch. Created by the undisputed kings of this year’s Tomorrowland and TomorrowWorld’s opening day headliners Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, “Ocarina” has been a long time in the making. A collaboration with Wolfpack, the song was first played out nearly two years ago and rocketed to fame when it was featured in the official Tomorrowland aftermovie. Now positioned to bring the same energy to Chattahoochee Hills, the Smash The House release is giving your laptop a visuals-free sneak peek of what the tune will sound like from the live stream.
After dominating the start of festival season with their undisputed anthem, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike have revisited “Wakanda” for the track’s remix package. Originally making waves along Swedish House Mafia’s One Last Tour and its Axtone release, new versions from Wolfpack, Zatox, and Oh Snap with Dimitri and Mike themselves, comes off Smash The House this week.
Oh Snap and the Belgian duo give “Wakanda” its “Harlem Shake” moment with a trap rendition, but fellow “Turn It Up” collaborator, Wolfpack, neutralizes the frenetic energy with a harmonic rendition. Zatox returns the boisterous, primal sounds to its owner and ups the ante, giving his remix the speaker-shattering appeal that it has become loved for.
The biggest single of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s career, “Wakanda,” took Miami Music Week and the world by storm with its hard-hitting drum sections and tribal chants. Enter fellow “Turn It Up” collaborator Wolfpack, who aims to civilize the duos animalisitc nature with peak time chord progressions and big room sensibilities. Doing well to transform the track’s stripped down rhythms, Wolfpack imbues “Wakanda” with a heavy helping of progressive flair. The familiar chants remain intact but little else is recognizable here, leaving behind a much tamer version of the raucous original. Wolfpack’s remix is not alone, a hardstyle and trap rendition are also planned for the coming months.
The evil masterminds behind “Wakanda” and one third of the anthemic “Hit It,” put their heads and aural synapses together to create “Turn It Up,” their latest unapologetic peak time brain child. Driven by a thunderous kick and wonky drum lines, the mix has little interest for subtlety, developing with blaring sirens and electro house flairs that collide with the namesake’s vocal line – a tidal wave of gripping percussion in tow. Big room synthwork peaks through the mix, but only momentarily before any semblance of melody is interrupted by yet another aggressive drop. With 2013 still in its infancy, Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and GTA have made it abundantly clear that when it comes to feverish percussion with Dutch house touches, these three are at the top of their game.
Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & GTA feat. Wolfpack – Turn It Up (Original Mix)
On the most recent Clublife Radioshow, Tiësto dropped a 60-second preview of “Turn It Up,” the latest collaboration from Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & GTA ft. Wolfpack. With the critically-acclaimed releases of “Wakanda” and “Hit It” already under their belts, this unlikely trio aims to continue on their production tear with “Turn It Up.” Featuring tribal percussion and squealing big room blasts, all the key ingredients for a monster release are present and accounted for.
There is no set release date for the track, but we’re hoping for more than a snippet of “Turn It Up” to debut before Miami.
Smash The House is taking it back this week as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike rework Wolfpack‘s take on Coco Star’s 1996 vocal house track, “I Need A Miracle.” Fragma’s bootleg “Toca’s Miracle” from 2000 or Inpetto’s remix from 2008 might be more recognizable than the original to some, but all versions of the original carry the same tune. In true Smash The House form, this 2013 rework from the Belgian duo shocks the classic right into the world of big room Vegas-ready club anthems. Check out the track below and pick up your copy on Beatport today.
Artistic Raw has collaborated with lesser-known Dutch compatriot Basti Lourenz to release a dance-floor destroying track called “Wolfpack.” The track features some electro chord play that progressively takes on a big room sound, only to drop right back into the thumping bassline. Released yesterday on Drughouse Records, “Wolfpack” has the capacity to please both progressive and electro lovers alike. Give it a listen and head over to Beatport to pick up your copy.
Yves V and Wolfpack, two producers under Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike’s Smash The House imprint, have come together to offer their rendition of “Momentum.” DV & LM’s original production was a hands-in-the-air kind of hit, gaining support from all the big names on the dance music circuit. Yves V and Wolfpack blend euphoric crescendoes with speaker-defying bass lines that give this new version a twist. Unfortunately, this track isn’t for sale, and not offered as a free download either. You aren’t completely out of luck though – the only way you can get your hands on this gem is by following Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Yves V, or Wolfpack‘s Facebook fanpage closely, where details will emerge.
Ginuwine, Timbaland, and Missy Elliot created the radio hit “Get Involved” that has been replayed multiple times over the airwaves. Unfortunately, the general public is missing out on the fabulous remixes from Firebeatz, Yves V, and Wolfpack. This entire package is surprisingly good, so give it a chance when you have a few spare minutes (details below).
This Dutch duo has made some action packed remixes in the past, think of them like the new age Congorock. Their remix of “Get Involved” is uptempo and a pleasant listen. It follows the same structure as the original mix, but adds a dash of spice to the bassline. The high kicking synths blends the chorus with the build up, which then leads into a solid drop.
Ginuwine feat. Timbaland & Missy Elliott – Get Involved (Yves V Remix)
Yves V adds a touch of multiple different genres of EDM. You can feel a few R3hab-esque bleeps meshed with a slow build that is elongated until it reaches a techno drop. This is definitely the most powerful of the three remixes and if you aren’t a fan of Timbaland’s vocals, you won’t have to endure them for very long in this rendition.
Ginuwine Ft. Timbaland & Missy Elliott – Get Involved (Wolfpack Remix)
If you have time to listen to only one remix, Wolfpack should be your choice. This is flat out the best of the entire package. Click play and be prepared to be blown away.