Progressive House | Nervo – Hold On

Posted by on April 9, 2013


Australian Cover Girls Mim and Liv, aka Nervo, fresh off of the release of their single with Omarion “Army“, release their latest track “Hold On“, a high energy vocal single sure to elevate their sets. The rise to stardom for the Nervo twins has been well documented, starting by writing songs for big pop stars and even some of the biggest EDM artists, to now as established rising stars with strings of huge releases over the past few years, propelling them onto MainStages all across the globe and making them one of the hottest (literally) duos around. Co-produced by R3hab, “Hold On”, relies on powerful guitar riffs, etheral vocals and sturdy bass line to create a potential pop hit for the duo. Watch for remixes coming May 7th.

Beatport | iTunes

Events | EDC New York Lineup Phase 1

Posted by on April 3, 2013


After releasing the trailer yesterday, Insomniac has finally shed light on some of the artists who will be gracing the stages here in New York on May 17th & 18th. Some may be wondering why there are so few compared to other festival announcements — remember it was shortened to two days, so 1/3 less DJs required. Some of the notable names on the list include Carl Cox, Steve Angello, Dirty South, Arty, Porter Robinson, Eric Prydz, Nicky Romero, Dash Berlin and Cosmic Gate. The lineup also sets itself up for at least 4 artist lead stages, Carl Cox & Friends, Steve Angello’s Size Matters with Thomas Gold, AN21 & Max Vengeli already on the bill, a trance stage of some sort, possibly led by Cosmic Gate if Armin does not show up in the second wave of artists, and another repeat of last year with Afrojack’s Jacked Stage with Quintino, Bassjackers and R3hab all on the bill. The lineup is very promising and seems to have plenty for all tastes. It will be interesting to see what comes out of the second wave of artists and judgment should be withheld until then. Get your tickets here.

Electro-House | Tiësto & Swanky Tunes ft. Ben McInerney – Make Some Noise (Dyro Remix)

Posted by on February 27, 2013

From one WMC to another, Tiesto & Swanky Tunes’ collab “Make Some Noise” first seen last year at WMC gets a Dyro refresher to put it back in sets just in time for one of the most important weeks in dance music. Dyro parlays this solid track from Tiesto & Swanky Tunes into one of his better remixes of late, keeping some structural elements of the original and using the vocals from Ben McInerney to his advantage, while adding his electro flare to the track with a powerful bass line, a fast paced melody and subtle melodic layers that bring together both the heavy and progressive elements of Dyro’s sound. It this the first of a couplet of remixes for recent Tiesto singles with R3hab and Quintino’s remix of “Chasing Summer” coming out next week.

Beatport: Tiësto & Swanky Tunes ft. Ben McInerney – Make Some Noise (Dyro Remix)


Electro-House | R3hab & ZROQ – Skydrop

Posted by on December 17, 2012

R3hab, a name who has been very hit or miss for me this year with the amount of tracks he has put out this year, at points even 4 times in a week. He has so many productions that it is hard to keep up with any one of them and they all seem to blend together. R3hab tabs fellow dutchman ZROQ, who first got his claim to fame for being the man behind “WTF!?” with Nicky Romero, to bring us the final release of the year on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom. “Skydrop” brings together the styles of both of the producers, utilizing the saws that R3hab has become so well known for and the tough electro sound from ZROQ as this song expects to make its way into plenty of festival sets this winter.

Beatport: R3hab & ZROQ – Skydrop

Electro-House, Progressive House | Calvin Harris feat. Example – We’ll Be Coming Back (Original + Remixes)

Posted by on July 29, 2012

Example has become one of the premier singers in dance music having just recently completed a sold out arena tour around Europe and his talent is on display with his collab with Calvin Harris “We’ll Be Coming Back”. Calvin Harris’ melody works incredibly well to accentuate Example’s vocals creating a track that has the potential to be the follow up to “Let’s Go” and “Feel So Close”. Calvin Harris may soon be entering the realm to hit maker whether he intended it or not with the way his productions are leading him. R3hab has two remixes on this package, the one above is the more heavily supported of the two with its progressive sound, especially for R3hab as he holds back from excessive use of saws and allows the melodies of the track to carry it to the finish line. The EDC Las Vegas remix uses his saws and has a harder, more electro sound to it. Michael Woods’ remix has a similar sound to R3hab’s EDC NY remix, though it adds a few different elements with some stops and stutters and a some different layered synths. Jacob Plant makes the heaviest of the remixes with very relaxing builds and interludes and then a heavy electro house drop with some moombahton influences in the second drop. Of the remixes in this package the Jacob Plant & R3hab’s EDC NY remixes take the cake for me, but they are all great and on the heals of Zedd’s “Spectrum” remix package coming out in two days, this will be a great week for remixes.

Calvin Harris feat. Example – We’ll Be Coming Back (Original + Remixes): iTunes || Spotify

Progressive House | Usher – Scream (Pierce Fulton Remix) [Preview]

Posted by on July 23, 2012

When I first saw that Pierce Fulton had done this remix, I was a bit surprised and really had no idea what to expect. Listening to his past releases, I knew he could make some catchy, progressive stuff and with his talent, a great remix of a pop song was very easily within reach. However this is not a man who is just going to mail this one in, as you saw in his latest video where he locks away a song forever because “It isn’t perfect enough”. I was incredibly impressed from the opening of the remix with his ability to manipulate Usher’s powerful vocals and create a melody that fits the track and does not overpower the rest of the track. The remix starts with the emotion of Usher’s vocals and a soft, slow piano progression that slowly increases in speed and volume with the chorus into a drop with an uplifting synth melody, a pitched arp for layering and complexity, a steady bass line and vocal bits to round it all out. Release date is not known yet, but expect this package to be out soon. Also be sure to check out the upbeat progressive take from Project 46 and the remix from R3hab with liberal use of saws.

Electro-House | Afrojack – Can’t Stop Me (The Remixes)

Posted by on June 26, 2012

The amazing remixes to Afrojack’s original featuring Shermanology “Can’t Stop Me” have finally been released. Containing two outstanding remixes from three top notch producers. Tietso taking a stab at his interpretation of the track on one remix and R3hab & Dyro smashing it with their heavy Electro on the other. Tiesto opted to take a more dance feel where he focused on keeping the dance beat present throughout instead of a heavy Electro drop, while R3hab and Dyro dove straight into the chainsaw madness and thumping Electro groove. It is tough to pick a favorite from these two, but if I had to I would have to go with R3hab & Dyro on this one. Grab both of these remixes off of Beatport HERE