Posted by Middy on April 23, 2014
Tom Staar has taken his brand of bouncy house to the next level, establishing a new label to release his own tunes and those of others. The first release from someone else comes from Special Features and Ansolo, who step away from the cheery melodies for something more club oriented and fitting of the label’s ethos. Their melodic capabilities are still shown, but expect a little something different from these two on “Unite”.
Beatport: Ansolo & Special Features – Unite
Posted by Middy on April 23, 2014
The “Happy” remixes are coming and they are coming quickly, but thankfully Sevag lent his talents to the tune. The original is catchy and happy enough to make a man cry, but Sevag gives you a change of pace from what you have been hearing constantly on the radio, TV and elsewhere. He adds some tasteful, bouncy big room with booming synths and well crafted builds. It has already been supported by Nicky Romero, Promise Land and Matisse & Sadko, so you know something is there. Upcoming, Sevag has a tune with Henrix “Latina” that was premiered by Dannic on his radio show that you will want to stay tuned for.
Free Download: Pharrell Williams – Happy (Sevag Area-201 Remix)
Posted by VMan on April 23, 2014
One of my favorite producers straight from the South of France, EFIX, just released his deep house remix of Pharell William’s “Happy” with the help of Allison on the vocals, and Maelle Desbrosses on the violin. At the sound of this rendition, happiness is a long, peaceful stroll, comparable to a Sunday bike ride through out old country roads, and that’s all G by me! This is by far a must download and a must listen! While you’re at it, spread some love and share this with a friend, be happy!
Free Download: Pharrell Williams – Happy ( EFIX & ALLISON Cover )
Posted by Mel on April 22, 2014
Audien makes his return to Anjunabeats with “Hindsight”, his latest melodic masterpiece. The harmonies and melodies in this track are just so unbelievably good and, dare I say it, uplifting. This is not a track you want to miss out on.
Beatport: Audien – Hindsight
Posted by Middy on April 22, 2014
Its here. The early contender for track of the year has finally arrived and we could not be happier. This is an example of a track that was not made to fit the trends of the moment, but rather to last for the next ten or twenty years. Originally played at last year’s WMC, “Payback” sounds like it was made today or even 5 years from now. It is proof of what timeless dance music can be. This deserves to top all of the charts, so grab it at your preferred outlet below.
Posted by mimada on April 22, 2014
Between 4/20, Coachella, and any other holiday weekend festivities, you might have missed the highly anticipated release of the mysterious producer, Zhu’s freshman EP. This EP is ultra-satisfying not only for its content, but also because it marks the end of our suspense in seeing what this Zhu guy is all about. However, as far as who this Zhu guy actually is, well, we’ll get there.
In case you haven’t been following the steady rise of this artist, let me catch you up to speed. Back in February, music bloggers across the country (including FNT!) received emails from an anonymous source with the attachment later to be identified as Zhu’s first single, “Moves Like Ms. Jackson.” Following that, another even more addicting, and this time original track, “Superfriends” took the internet by storm. But it wasn’t long before fans made use of their Internet skills and uncovered the artist as Los Angeles based Stephen Zhu of No Ego Records. What was even more remarkable then the fine detective work provided by Joel McRae via Do Androids Dance was the evidence that Zhu had planted the seed for this EP and all its branding quite some time ago. And still, leading up to the release and even today, there remains an air of intrigue as to who the man behind the smoke is.
As for the music, it without a doubt lives up to the hype. Zhu has really established his own distinct sound: dark, seductive, bass heavy and overall sexy. The tracks released prior to the EP, like “Faded” and “Paradise Awaits” are among some of the more stand out ones, while “Stay Close” and “The One” offer a more subdued, deep house // UK garage feel.
Now that we can finally enjoy this artist’s work as a whole, I’m dying to know what his next move is. No doubt it’s been carefully calculated so he’ll leaving us hanging by a thread until the time is right. Until then, stream “Nightday” in full via Zhu’s website here or cop it from iTunes and test it out by driving fast on empty freeways late at night with a Russian model in your passenger seat and your hand on her thigh. Or something devious like that.
Posted by VMan on April 21, 2014
Folks, you better grab your space helmet, cause you’re about to embark on a voyage to the moon filled with melodies and build ups, with Pa_triot’s remix of Angels & Airwaves’ “The Flight Of Apollo” so fasten your seat belt and hold on to your seats, we’re going to space, and it sounds a whole lot like heaven! I’m sold, this remix has anthem and epic written all over it, enjoy this progressive house gem! This is a must listen and a must download!
Free Download: Angels & Airwaves – The Flight Of Apollo (Pa_triot Remix)