Posted by Middy on June 18, 2013
While the track may not have the emphatic ring of the 1968 original from the Trashmen, or the Peter Griffin cover, the Norin & Rad release certainly does have its catchy qualities. Anjunabeats has spent much of the past several months basking in the glow of Anjunabeats Volume 10, releasing singles and remixes from the compilation. They now turn to new originals from their stable of producers, this time tabbing American duo, Bruce Karlsson and Nick Sember, aka Norin & Rad for their follow-up to the euphoric “Aldo” on the label. “Bird Is The Word” brings together a chunky bass line, big room synths and a catchy, chirping top line that brings home the theme of the track.
Beatport: Norin & Rad – Bird Is The Word
Posted by Middy on May 18, 2013
Tiësto and his team have been busy cranking out tracks this year, from remixes for the likes of Passion Pit, Dada Life and Zedd, to now a flurry of originals set for release on his upcoming Tiësto Club Life Volume 3 Stockholm. “Take Me” with LA based vocalist Kyler England, is the first of that onslaught of originals from the compilation, giving us a taste of what we can expect from Tiësto on the collaboration riddled compilation. “Take Me” brings out the big room sound we have quickly become accustomed to hearing from Tiësto, balancing Kyler England’s vocals with an uplifting piano melody that cascades into a synth laden drop ready to rinsed out by the Dutch master this summer.
Beatport: Tiësto ft. Kyler England – Take Me
Posted by J_Salzer on May 1, 2013
Now Sam Lachow did something dope here. As he described in the Youtube description, he created a beat compilation of all different types of beats. My favorite has to be the first one, because I love Sam on piano driven, melodic beats like Nothing’s Gonna Change. This track has something for everybody, it’s got the heavier beats, the synth drivens, the melodics, the harmonics. The video, put together by Sam is great as always, and just depicts him having as much fun as ever lurkin around the nation’s hip-hop hotbed. Check out the video above and follow Sam on twitter for some solid entertainment
Posted by Middy on March 18, 2013
One of my favorite cuts from Anjunabeats Volume 10, Kyau & Albert’s “Glühwürmchen” get its full single release in the aftermath of the compilation that has already seen the release of Norin & Rad’s “Aldo“. “Glühwürmchen” embodies the current sound of Anjunabeats with a slowed down tempo, gritty low end and an infectious melody. Coming off of the release of their artist album “Nights Awake” last month, Kyau & Albert are off a to a very good start this year.
Posted by Middy on March 14, 2013
With the release of Anjunabeats Volume 10 in our rearview mirror, we now will see the single releases of the tracks on that oustanding compilation. First up comes from North Californian duo Norin & Rad, who have had a somewhat quiet start to the year supporting Above & Beyond on tour in Australia and in the US, while working on finishing up material for their upcoming album. With its genre defying sound “Aldo”, combines a progressive bass line with strong synth chords and atmospheric pads for this euphoric track that is sure to remain strong in the Anjunabeats and Norin & Rad catalogue for months to come. Next up on the docket is my favorite from the entire compilation, Kyau & Albert’s “Glühwürmchen”. If you have not read our recent chat with Norin & Rad, do so here.
Posted by Middy on March 5, 2013
While Anjunabeats Volume 9 seemed to have a noticeable difference between the two CDs, the landmark 10th volume found a way to make it seem as though there was no distinction between the two CDs and created a smooth, uplifting journey that transcends traditional genre barriers and shows the direction of Above & Beyond’s flagship label into the future as one that is forward thinking and defies labels. The compilation features tracks from familiar faces on the label like Maor Levi, Norin & Rad, Andrew Bayer, Jaytech, Arty, Oliver Smith and Kyau & Albert, while giving the chance for many others to shine on this 2 CD, 30 track album. Above & Beyond do a flawless job of mixing between tracks, making the intros and outros between songs seamless and almost not noticeable. Grab a copy below and start listening to the tracks below. Read on to dive into the review of the full compilation.
Posted by Middy on January 30, 2013
Above & Beyond’s much awaited compilation on their flagship label, Anjunabeats, has finally released the tracklist ahead of its March 4th release date. The compilation includes previously released tracks like “Wayfarer“, “Sinai“, “Isla Margarita“, “Vision“, “Here We Go” and “Small Moments”. There is a whole host of new tracks from Arty, Above & Beyond, Maor Levi, Norin & Rad, Andrew Bayer, Jaytech and many more. Some of these songs we have heard before as IDs, and many more we have not, so it will be a great treat to hear this in full on March 4th. Check out the full tracklist after the break. You can pre-order the compilation now here.