Progressive House | Pierce Fulton ft. Polina – Where We Were

Posted by on August 5, 2013

Pierce Fulton feat. Polina - Where We WerePierce Fulton is back with yet, another great single. Tabbing vocalist Polina, who boasts tracks like Afrojack, Kaskade, Tiesto and Michael Woods, she provides a female top line the track seemed to need. Pierce does his magic with a soaring melody and rolling bass line, adding his first single to his discography since the uplifting “Wanna Be” with Maor Levi back in April.

Beatport: Pierce Fulton ft. Polina – Where We Were

Progressive House | Chris Lake – Ohh Shhh

Posted by on March 21, 2013

Following up his collab with Michael Woods, “Black Thong”, Chris Lake makes his return to American dance music giant, Ultra Records. “Ohh Shhh” is the quintisential club track with driving dutch synths, a hard hitting, rolling bass line and builds that do not let the energy drop one bit. The cover art is one to behold as well, for sure get you to chuckle. With his album coming later this year, Chris Lake is showing promise for what should be an outstanding 2013 for the Scottish Dj / producer.

Beatport: Chris Lake – Ohh Shhh

Progressive House | Michael Woods – Platinum Chains

Posted by on March 11, 2013


Making his return to Calvin Harris led Fly Eye Records, Michael Woods presents his first single of the year “Platinum Chains”. Michael Woods starts with fluttering key play and crescendoes into a signature big room drop you have come to expect from him in the past few years, finding a way to make good use of stutters without overdoing it. The UK producer has quietly been making tracks that have been staples of top Dj sets from several years now and “Platinum Chains” could add to that growing list.

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Events, Review, Trance | Ferry Corsten Brings Full On To The US

Posted by on September 8, 2012

The inaugural Full On on this side of the Atlantic capped the first night of the 4th edition of Electric Zoo with a resounding bang. Full On was first started in 2007 back in Ferry Corsten’s home country of the Netherlands and has turned into one of the biggest trance events in the world. The night was full of back-to-back sets and great individual performances.

Roseland Ballroom set the perfect scene for the night, as tired festival goers began streaming in between 11:30 and midnight to catch the tail-end of rising American trance asset Audien, who has been tagged by super trio Above & Beyond as a name to watch. Full On started at 11pm with Audien, which was definitely a small thing I would have changed since Electric Zoo did not end until 11 pm and the inevitable backup of getting tens of thousands of people off of an island caused many people to be very late for Audien’s set. Next year I would advise Made Event to start the afterparties at 11:30, with doors at 11, to give people at Electric Zoo enough time to get down to the afterparty they paid a decent amount of money for.

Once Audien was done getting the crowd going, British DJ/trance-turned-progressive-house producer Michael Woods hit the decks. His style was not totally out of place in the night, though it was different from the overall tenor of the trance theme. His high energy progressive tracks excited the crowd, and he launched salvo after salvo of hard hitting songs from his expansive discography that has seen many stellar additions recently. Michael Woods was joined by Polina who sang the track “Goodbye,” which became a theme of the evening — live vocalists. He was then joined by Ferry Corsten, the man of the evening, for some intriguing back-to-back that combined some of the more progressive tracks in Ferry’s arsenal. With this as a starting point, there was a clear progression in Ferry Corsten’s sound during the night. Continue on to see how the rest of the night went.


Events, Preview | Ferry Corsten — Full On @ Roseland Ballroom, 8/31

Posted by on August 20, 2012

Electric Zoo is right around the corner (more on that later), and even if you’re going to be raging at the festival for all three days you’re going to want something to fill the hours between 11 pm and 4 am. Trust me. Fortunately, the good people at MadeEvent have obliged all of you night owls by keeping the party going long after the shuttle pulls out of Randall’s Island each night, and while there are plenty of excellent options to explore, there are a few parties in particular that we’re especially excited to attend. On Friday night, we’ll be hitting Ferry Corsten’s global blow-out event, Full On, which he is bringing to North America for the very first time since its Rotterdam debut in 2007. Objectively speaking, this is kind of a big deal — Full on Ferry has taken over dance floors everywhere from Ibiza to Bangkok (including London’s O2 Academy this past New Year’s Eve) and features festival-quality production and energetic B2B sets. With support from Gabriel & Dresden, Michael Woods and Anjunabeats rising star Audien, it’s going to be a night you won’t want to miss.

Website // Tickets

Song to know: Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz – Loops and Tings (Extended Mix)

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Progressive House | Jed Harper, Dzeko & Torres – Diamond Rings (Michael Woods Edit)

Posted by on August 13, 2012

Michael Woods continues his prolific 2012 by adding yet another edit to his discography, though this time not on his label Diffused, but on Provoke. Having already contributed substantially to his collection this summer with tracks like his remix of “Power & Control“, “Goodbye“, “Warrior”, his edit of “Balance” and more, Michael Woods shows no signs of letting up with this track. Changing his M.O from his more progressive sound that he has put on full display on Diffused, Michael Woods takes this track from Canadian duo Dzeko & Torres and Jed Harper and spins it into a huge electro / progressive track with a scintillating build preparing you for the festival sized drop of rising synths and growling undertones jam packed with energy.

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