Ultra Europe has upped the ante with six further additions to the three-day debut in Croatia from July 12 through 14. The likes of Chase & Status, Cazzette and Deniz Koyu will join headliners Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren & Avicii across the two day spree at Poljud Stadium in Split, adding further spots from Adam Beyer and Yousef to extend the eclectic line-up. On top of the main event action, Aussie sisters Nervo will accompany Steve Aoki, Dada Life and Erick Morillo for the festival’s exclusive beachside finale at the Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on Hvar Island. Set to stir more than 40,000 attendees and bringing UMF TV along for the ride for those unable to make the trip, Ultra Europe looks to successfully extend the reign of Ultra to pastures blue and gold this summer.
Check in with Ultra Europe’s official website to scope remaining tickets.
The last time Defected Records put out a Yousef track was November 2012 and it was “Beg,” a song (along with Hot Since 82′s remix) that topped Beatport charts for far longer than anyone could have anticipated. Now, Simon Dunmore’s label is back with another promising cut from the Liverpudlian Circus Recordings main man and a dirty little edit from Polish favorites Catz ‘n Dogz. Where the original excels in a smooth vocal track and relaxing melodies, the edit makes use of squelching bass lines and a trippy top line. Less emotion, more dancing.
The underground had a big year in the US in 2012 and we only felt it appropriate to highlight some of these amazing artists independently from potentially bigger or more commercial artists in the dance music world today. We considered the year these artists have had in terms of production, live sets, and overall influence. We also generally picked artists we love and admire; artists we feel are extremely important to pushing electronic music forward. This list of 25 names includes legends and young guns alike, but we can assure you that every single one of these artists is incredibly talented and is well worth a listen or a trip to a club for a live set. Today we’re going to share with you our picks for #25 through #16. (more…)
Leeds-based producer Hot Since 82 is still quite fresh off the success of his remix of Yousef‘s “Beg” but he’s back with jaw-dropping remix of Shadow Child‘s already stellar summer release “So High.” The structure of the song remains largely intact, but Hot Since 82 slaps on a bass line that is deeper than deep and reworks and reverses the deep chord progressions into something simple yet absolutely enslaving. This remix was debuted on Pete Tong’s show on Friday and we’re just giddy with glee that it’s already seeing its official release today.
Hot Since 82‘s highly anticipated remix of Yousef’s “Beg,” a track we’ve been hearing in numerous live sets and podcasts in recent months, is finally upon us. The track is centered around a groove-induced bassline with sets of kicks and snares that build to a cataclysmic drop. Flipping from timid builds to heavy breakdowns, the finished product is a masterful deep house work through and through. We have seen a trend from the Defected imprint as they continue to favor the deeper end of house music, and as releases like these mount up, we defiantly encourage more of it.