Albums, Exclusive, Featured, Progressive House | FNT Premiere: Sgt Slick – Everyday (Dave Winnel Vicious21 Remix) From Vicious 21
Posted by Middy on March 3, 2014
Vicious Recordings is turning 21 this year and celebrate this momentous occasion, they have compiled 21 classics and 21 new remixes of songs that represent the storied history of the label. In a genre that has only been around for about 35 years, it is all to often we see labels, clubs and other institutions fade into obscurity after a short run on top. To remain one of the great labels, riding the highs and lows of the industry and remaining a consistent force at discovering new talent and promoting great music throughout the years. Based in Australia, just a few of the guys the label has helped break include Avicii, Dirty South, Peking Duk, Angger Dimas and many more.
With the compilation coming out tomorrow on Beatport, we are proud to premiere the Dave Winnel remix of Sgt Slick “Everyday”. Those of you who are fans of Kaskade’s compilation albums (raises hand), will recognize the piano-heavy remix by Digital Lab from Dance.Love, but now hometown kid, Dave Winnel takes over the reigns for a remix fit for 2014. The stunning vocal is left intact as Dave Winnel adds a bouncy bass line underneath a bed of synths that are a mix of a throwback to when this tune was originally released and to the sounds of today. Stream the tune below before it comes out tomorrow. Check out the teaser for the compilation below and see the full tracklist after the jump.
Posted by Nick on February 27, 2014
It’s definitely been too long, but the Gutter Brothers are finally back with a new tune, following their Beatport chart topping EP “Dat Ass.” The original track features deep, twerk-worthy bass blended with precisely chopped M.I.A. samples, skillfully creating a sound you’ll want to party to all weekend. To add to it all, it even has early support from Notixx, KickRaux, and Brillz. Luckily for you, the record is up for free, so make sure you grab a copy – just try not to “WRCK.”
Free Download: Gutter Brothers – WRCK
Exclusive, Featured, Interviews | Oliver Heldens Talks Evolution, Beard Care, Upcoming Productions and More (FNT Exclusive)
Posted by Middy on February 12, 2014
Holland made its way onto the global dance music scene with dutch house and then trance. It soon, alongside Sweden, became one of the powerhouse nations for dance music. In 2014 there is a new sound emanating from its cloudy, flat and rainy populace, something deeper and more groove driven, the sound that Oliver Heldens is bringing to the world.
The 18 year old had an abrupt change in sound at the end of 2013, going from a harder, electro sound to the current, “big room deep house” style that adds energy and style to a genre that can be flat and monotonous at times (yes some deep house can be boring). His career has exploded since then with the release of “Gecko” on Musical Freedom, first unveiled as an “ID” tune, an idea he loves, and has landed him the high-profile remix for Martin Garrix’s “Animals” and acclaim and support from DJs across all genres. He is set to blow up this year and we were able to ask him a few questions about his change in style, ghost producing, labels marketing songs as “IDs” and much more. Read on for the interview.
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 10, 2014
We have teamed up with Swedish electro-dub duo Cazzette to give away some dope, unique gear you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere. One piece of the giveaway is one of those sweet necklaces that you see in the “Run For Cover” video, though I cannot speak to whether or not it will get you attacked by a giant flock of pigeons, hopefully not. Also included is a poster and some stickers to add to your collection and tag your computer, wall, loved one or whatever. See pics of what you will win after jump, including the now famous “Beam Me Up Video”. You will win one special edition necklace, a “Run For Cover” poster and a batch of “Run For Cover” stickers. Enter the punchtab widget below to win.
Exclusive, Featured, Progressive House | FNT Exclusive: Sevyn Streeter Feat. Chris Brown – It Won’t Stop (Sevag Area-201 Remix)
Posted by Middy on February 4, 2014
Pop smash “It Won’t Stop” from Sevyn Streeter & Chris Brown’s gets a progressive makeover from Sevag. Sevyn Streeter wrote on several of Chris Brown’s recent hit singles like “Yeah 3x”, so the original collab was bound to happen. Sevag works with the original, but adds a punchy, bouncy bass line and remakes the melody to fit his vision. If you are looking for a refresher of this tune, or a remix that makes excellent work of pop vocals, this one is definitely for you. Anyone in the NYC area, catch him every Saturday at his residency at Mister East that will include a show alongside Mark Knight on the 15th.
Posted by Middy on January 31, 2014
Just in time for the weekend, Dutch (surprise, surprise) newcomer, Ludovika is here to drop off a brand new freebee to get things kicked into a high gear for your festivities. Ludovika has not been one to overwhelm his followers with a deluge of mediocre releases, but instead bidding his time to come out with quality material like this remix. 1993 trance classic, Energy 52 “Cafe Del Mar” will bring back memories for many old school ravers of a to a time less organized and less mainstream. Ludovika flips it on its head, keeping the original melodic tone, while adding industrial big room drops that vary between the first and second, with borrowed arps from the original layered over top. Toss the man a quick like on Facebook to get access to this tune and stream the track in full exclusively here.