Posted by Middy on May 5, 2013
Arguably the most revered of the three Swedish House Mafia members, Axwell always makes it count when he attaches his name to a release in his incredibly strong discography. Recently he has been quiet on the release front, having not released official remixes (not mixes) or originals since 2011. He breaks that silence now with this remix of Edinborough based foursome Discopolis.
The Axtone headman takes a very different approach from the previously released DubVision remix, going for a somewhat unexpected 105 bpm downtempo style, keeping much of the original rock sound of the original, while imbuing it with his own soothing house flare. With countless unreleased tracks still to come from Axwell, we can only hope this means more will come soon.
Posted by Middy on April 29, 2013
Steve Angello‘s Size Records continues its onslaught of outstanding releases in 2013 with Marcus & Schossow & Sebjak‘s single “Liceu“. With singles such as “Hit It” and “Champs” still quite popular, and with many more on the way, Size Records is showing the potency of a label head with his attention solely focused on his craft and the label’s.
“Liceu” is a unique take on the minimal festival tracks we have seen take over charts and sets recently. Dominated by a prominent brass section and a bouncy bass line, this track from the two Swedes is one that is sure to leave a strong imprint on this year. Both Swedes are poised to have big 2013, with Sebjak making waves with his “Rave” remixes, and Marcus Schossow recently being signed to Axwell‘s prestigious Axtone Records, and this record is just the beginning.
Beatport: Sebjak & Marcus Schossow – Liceu
Posted by Middy on April 24, 2013
It has been an eventful past few months for ID&T, the people behind such illustrious festivals as Sensation, Mysterland, Tomorrowland and now TomorrowWorld. SFX recently bought a 75% stake in the company for close to a cool 100 million dollars, and then announced the expansion of Tomorrowland globally, landing stateside in Chatahoochee Farms, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta.
Names have slowly been coming out about the lineup that will end up being over 300 names over 3 days. Two stages have already been announced, the “All Your Bass Are Belong to Us” featuring the likes of Rusko, Zomboy, Delta Heavy, Savoy, NiT GriT, Excision, Sound Remedy, Gramatik, Grandtheft and Figure, as well as the Q-Dance stage for hardstyle. Other artists announced so far include, Alesso, Axwell, Porter Robinson, Sebastian Ingrosso, A-trak and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. More info on their website. Travel packages went on sale today, so we advise you plan your trip now to avoid last minute arrangements at awful prices. Don’t forget tickets for US citizens go on sale on Saturday the 27th at 11am EST and on Saturday, May 4th for the rest of the world.
UPDATE: Hardwell & Ferry Corsten & his Full on Stage will be joining the festival.
Posted by Middy on April 12, 2013
First premiered by Thomas Gold on his Fanfare radio show, the widely anticipated 102nd Size Records release “Liceu” is officially previewed, as the label continues its 1 to 100 celebration. Marcus Schossow has caught the eye of 2 members of the Swedish House Mafia, having inked a deal with Axwell’s Axtone label, with a release forthcoming, and also through this collaboration with fellow Swede, Sebjak. which received the approval of Steve Angello, and earned them a release on Size Records. Sebjak has also been putting his name out there with a string of high profile remixes for the likes of CLMD and Tritonal. With prominent booming horns and a bouncy drum line, the track is a unique breath of fresh air in a climate where many minimal festival cuts seem to be relying on the same formula. “Liceu” has already been making its way into many DJs sets, and with its release fast approaching on April 29th, you can only expect the number to grow.
Posted by Middy on March 11, 2013
Making their return to Axwell’s Axtone Records, Russian duo Hard Rock Sofa dole out another hard hitting festival cut sure to make waves in Miami. “Rapsutin” is centered around a slow building churching low end with rapid fire percussion and an ominous interlude, leading into the percussive drop. “Rasputin” is the latest in the recent trend of hard hitting, minimal percussive tracks like “Wakanda“, “Hit It” and going back to “Epic”. It is interesting to see the direction Axtone has taken with their first two releases of the year and it will be something to watch throughout the rest of the year with Axwell striking it solo as the official SHM breakup looms in just 2 weeks.
Beatport: Hard Rock Sofa – Rasputin
Posted by Middy on March 1, 2013
It is that time of the week, the weekend is upon us, so you need those mixes to get the festivities going. We start things off with the first hour of Dirty South’s set from the Palladium in LA back in November where he finished his City Of Dreams tour across the US, during which he wrote most of his upcoming “Speed Of Life” album. Next up we have the 8th episode of Dzeko & Torres’ RAVE’N podcast which features the unreleased “Redux” from Dubvision, hit tracks like “Together We Are“, “The Code” & “Grid“, as well as some somewhat unknown remixes. Forging on, we have Revealed Records signee, Dannic’s February promo mix that features a whole host of exlusive bootlegs and unreleased tracks packing over 20 tracks into the hour. Next we have this weeks episode of the The Drop with a guest mix from Jochen Miller. After the jump we have mixes from John Dahlback, Walden, Audien, Ron van den Beuken, Sander van Doorn and Archie.
Posted by Middy on January 21, 2013
Revealed Records protégé, Dannic makes his debut on Mark Knight’s powerhouse label Toolroom Records with a genre blending record that has already seen support from the likes of Hardwell, Fedde Le Grand, Axwell, Mark Knight & more. “Clobber” brings together the styles of Toolroom Records and Dannic with a prominent and infectious bass line that you can’t help but dance to. Native to Breda, NL, Dannic shows his versatility in his productions not just putting out progressive & electro tracks, but this more clubby track that is sure to see huge success.
Beatport: Dannic – Clobber