Posted by Mel on May 22, 2013
After listening to the remix package to Topher Jones’ “Save Me”, 21 year old Spaniard Josef Belani’s remix is without a doubt my favorite. I would be lying if I said it was unique because it isn’t. It’s what every good house song sounds like these days. Nevertheless, this is still a great remix. As well as featuring the catchy vocals of James Bowers and a build you could bathe in, this has everything you would expect from a great house track.
Posted by Mel on May 21, 2013
So I was a little late on this one but you have to understand, I haven’t talked to a girl in a month and a half. I’ve been following Richello since like two weeks ago and I got to tell you, my last two weeks have been awful. Regardless, Richello is a great producer and has mastered his style of uplifting progressive house. “Uncover” by Zara Larsson went through a remix contest so in order to get posted you need to stand out, which his remix does.
Free Download: Zara Larsson – Uncover (Richello Remix)
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 Mach on May 21, 2013
Stars Above is always serenading me with his touch of Trance on his House tracks. it has been well over 18 months since Stars Above was able to release an original production, but he is now here with two epic tracks. Every time I hear a new tune from Stars Above I imagine myself under a massive tent, then I turn up my volume and get lost in the music. His title track, “Higher Than The Sky” makes me want to throw my arms in the air that high. The second drop breaks into an awesome dance vibe, something to make any big room just lose it. “Daybreak” wakes me up, seriously, it has been my alarm for a few days now and I love it. It is the perfect progression for lightening my mood from “I can’t believe I actually have to get out of bed this morning”. Out of the two, “Daybreak” is definitely my favorite, I am just a sucker for piano and Stars Above delivered.
Posted by Spice on May 20, 2013
Did you catch Kaskade’s Redux tour? I did (the above pic is actually from the stop I hit, so I’m somewhere in that rowdy, sweaty crew) and it was an absolutely amazing night. This remix of his beloved classic “Raining” was one of the mainstays on Redux and unsurprisingly drew quite the reaction when it dropped here in DC. Of course, deep house isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but Sunsun’s vocals work perfectly with the track’s chilled out vibes.
Free Download: Kaskade – Raining (Late Alumni Redux Mix)
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