Posted by Middy on February 27, 2014
Somehow, in between the marathon sets, constant travel and acting as a label head, Markus Schulz has found the time to release the follow up artist album, his fifth, to his 2012 effort, “Scream“. The DJ and the producer go hand and hand for Markus Schulz as what he makes has to be ready for a set that could last up to 12 hours, something he does more often than most. This album, like “Scream” delves into the more melodic side of his sound, but injects bigger and trancier melodies than the first edition. Stream the songs from album in a special episode of Global DJ Broadcast below, grab the CD, and watch the 25 minute behind the scenes documentary that goes into how the album was made, the stress of deadline day and details on the various collabs.
Posted by Middy on February 25, 2014
New Above & Beyond. The sound of that phrase is music to our ears. Anjunabeats is celebrating its 300th release and what better way to do it than with a tune from the super trio themselves. They are still riding the momentum of their stunning acoustic album, and are slated to release another full length artist album this year, but that has not stopped them from unveiling new material in the mean time. The tune has the sounds of a recent Above & Beyond single with the roller-coaster like ebbs and flows of “Formula Rossa”, with the subtle aggressive bass line that has become a calling card for the label.
Beatport: Above & Beyond – Hello
Posted by Middy on February 10, 2014
The title track from his upcoming two track EP, “Can People Fly”, Polish youngster, Bastian Salbart is back with another strong effort on his home label of High Contrast Recordings. Like his previous release “Run”, Bastian Salbart toes the fine line between electro and trance, deftly blending them together with big, echoing chords and harsh growls. Stream the title track here exclusively until it is released in full next Monday. We also got a few got him to answer a few questions to give you all a little introduction to who he is and what to expect from him in the future.
Posted by Middy on February 8, 2014
Andrew Bayer is genius. His album “If It Were You, We’d Never Leave” was my favorite full length LP from 2013, even after it was all said and done with others from Mat Zo, Feed Me, Avicii, Daft Punk and Sub Focus. He has returned to releasing club oriented singles, most recently with “Perth / Merth Mobile”. There are no weak segments of the tune, beginning with a thumping opening sequence that transitions into a magnificently crafted melody layered with big, reverbed piano that Arty uses so well. Bayer proves why he is one of the best once again with “Once Lydian”.
Beatport: Andrew Bayer – Once Lydian
Posted by Middy on January 19, 2014
ilan Bluestone started 2013 with “Sinai“, and this year he kicks things off with another bomb, the aptly named “Spheres”. It has the vintage ilan Bluestone sound that brings together a hard, driving bass line with well-crafted, soothing melodies that are perfect for Anjunabeats. Mr Bluestone had a breakout 2013, living up to the billing of just about every blog’s artist to watch last year, lets see what he can do in 2014 and “Spheres” is a great way to start.
Beatport: ilan Bluestone – Spheres
Posted by Middy on January 9, 2014
Madeon may be the most well-known teenage French producer around right now, but not to be igonored is 17 year old Matt Fax, who in the past year has had his tunes played by the likes of Armin, Above & Beyond and Ferry Corsten, appeared for a guest mix on Group Therapy, and released tunes on Enhanced Recordings, Anjunabeats and other labels. He released “Barr” back in November, but it has been revived with a more upbeat rework from the man himself and a remix from Brazilian progressive house producer, André Sobota. Sobota adds a more progressive feel to the track, keeping much of the original in tact, but injecting a more blissful, soothing vibe to the already very melodic groove. Check them both out below and if you aren’t sick of these mixes already, listen to Matt Fax’s year end mix that mashes 60 tracks into 61 minutes.
Beatport: Matt Fax – Barr (Andre Sabota Remix)