Posts by Middy
Posted by Middy on May 24, 2013
The party you wanted to go to, but never could because it was always over in Europe (unless you are European), last year made made that dream come true with its debut in the US, at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. After a successful launch last year with some arguably overpriced tickets it returns to the US for a second year, expanding the tour from one city to four cities. It will remain in New York, while also hitting dance music hotspots, Miami, San Francisco and Las Vegas. Dates have yet to be announced, but the tour will be this fall. Watch the trailer below and sign up for a special pre-sale here. Sensation is a one of a kind experience you do not miss, so make sure you sign up and pay attention for further announcements.
Posted by Middy on May 21, 2013
It has been a crazy year for Vicetone. Ever since exploding onto the scene last July, they have wowed fans, artists and industry insiders alike with their uncannily crisp productions, big time melodies and prolific remix rate that does not sacrifice for quality. One such customer is Nicky Romero who has signed them to his label, Protocol Recordings, and by the looks of it (rather blurry, what are you taking pictures with a flip phone?) may be working on a track with them.
Matthew Koma has become one of the hottest vocalists in dance music, and from that he has launched his own solo career with his “Parachute EP” successfully released last year and an album forthcoming later in the year. Vicetone have continued their dominance into the 2013, though their prolific release rate has slowed up as we have seen more official releases from the Dutch duo like “Heartbeat” with Collin Mcloughlin and “Stars” with Jonny Rose. Building around Matthew Koma’s seemingly perfectly built for edm vocals, Vicetone add their own big room touch with a crisp, rock influenced synth melody that pierces through your speakers and fills the space around you. Look for more remixes and originals from Vicetone coming up, including a remix of Nervo‘s “Hold On“.
Posted by Middy on May 21, 2013
Henrik B has the release rate of the glacial Swedish weather he inhabits. However, with that slow pace of releases, he makes each one count, a fact that forces you to cherish each and every track from the underrated Swede. He also happens to be one of the funniest DJs on Facebook / Twitter, so he makes up for the lack of releases with his quality posts. The witty, social media savvy producer tabs fellow Swedish producer Niklas Gustavsson and vocalist / dancer Peter Johansson to craft this melodically rich track that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish with fast paced synth chords, euphoric key play and an ideal vocal sample from The Police that brings the whole track together.
Henrik B has a whole host of tracks in the works, including several more with Niklas Gustavsson, something we cannot wait to hear, especially after what “Echoes” brings to the table. He also looks for redemption after missing out on the opportunity to collaborate with Avicii on what became “Levels“, as they are in the early stages of another track that will hopefully be out this decade.
Posted by Middy on May 20, 2013
Arguably the hottest producers right now, their singles “Lift Off” and “The Code“ are still heavily in circulation, while their “This Is What It Feels Like“ remix is the potent remix of choice for Armin van Buuren and many others. Not diverging from their bombastic sound, W&W unleash another massive track that follows much of the same structure and winning formula as “The Code”, providing an unrelenting bass line and thunderous synths.
One can criticize them for sticking to their sound too much or going with a sound that is becoming more and more common, but you have to remember that they helped bring this style to the mainstream and others followed them. Coming up, the gigantic Dutch duo have their collab with Hardwell, which was just recently finished, as well a few IDs on the way.
Beatport: W&W – Thunder
Posted by Middy on May 20, 2013
The Bingo Players have become synonymous with quality. Leading the way for their label, Hysteria Recordings, their singles from “Rattle” to “Out Of My Mind” have remained mainstays of DJ sets all across the spectrum. “Buzzcut” departs from their signature synth that has made their sound so unique and a cut above the pack, going for a grinding low end, with a punchy, hardstyle influenced, alternating bass line and teasing, pitched builds. Is this their strongest effort to date? I would have to say no, since it seems to merge towards the trends in dance music, instead of remaining unique, but it is still a good addition to the Bingo Players discography. Oh, and also if you want there is a video of Melanie Iglesias getting a glove show in almost no clothing with “Buzzcut” as the soundtrack, if you want to watch, up to you.
Beatport: Bingo Players – Buzzcut
Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Good As Gold: Thomas Gold Talks Beginnings, Labels, Weird Food and 2013
Posted by Middy on May 19, 2013
Thomas Gold has been one of the most consistent guys in dance music. His live sets are always some of the best mainstage material, with impeccable mixing and his signature mashups that keep you on your toes at all times. He has become a favorite of Axwell and Axtone’s, recently putting together the Axtone 2012 compilation that featured plenty of his own material, new and old, in addition to showing off the label’s impressive recent discography, while also dusting off a critically acclaimed Essential Mix to finish off 2012. He has been a cornerstone of recent festivals such as UMF, Coachella & EDC New York and has taken his Fanfare tour all across the globe. He will be at Tomorrowland, for all you lucky festival goers who snuck in there in during the one second sellout. His remix for OneRepublic’s “Feel Again” was recently released for free, to the delight of everyone who had been waiting many months for it to be released. What he has coming up on the docket is relatively unknown, but he is known for his quality with each release and as he stated in terms of his productions, “There will be some surprises in 2013″.
We had the chance to talk to Thomas Gold a few months back about his plans for 2013, including the OneRepublic remix, his first gig, weird food experiences, possible label ventures and more. Check out his set from Ultra below and the interview after the jump.
Posted by Middy on May 18, 2013
Tiësto and his team have been busy cranking out tracks this year, from remixes for the likes of Passion Pit, Dada Life and Zedd, to now a flurry of originals set for release on his upcoming Tiësto Club Life Volume 3 Stockholm. “Take Me” with LA based vocalist Kyler England, is the first of that onslaught of originals from the compilation, giving us a taste of what we can expect from Tiësto on the collaboration riddled compilation. “Take Me” brings out the big room sound we have quickly become accustomed to hearing from Tiësto, balancing Kyler England’s vocals with an uplifting piano melody that cascades into a synth laden drop ready to rinsed out by the Dutch master this summer.
Beatport: Tiësto ft. Kyler England – Take Me