House | Henrix & Bream Ft. Zashanell – Alright (Original Mix)

Posted by on April 7, 2015


Spring is officially upon us, and for electronic dance music junkies that means only one thing – festivals.’Alright’, out on Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records, is an upbeat ride through big room drops accompanied by the sultry and yet soothing vocals of Zashanell. This is a track that projects sheer good vibes through its entirety, both lyrically and melodically. “We’re all in need of love, all in need of something, how do you fill that void?” Although much about the scene has changed since its early days, festivals and raves still serve as places free of judgment where every individual can let their freak flags fly. This track is for those kids who are still attracted to the music because it helps them feel at home in a strange world.

DJ-Set, Progressive House | Weekend Mixes Year End Edition

Posted by on December 28, 2012

It is that time of the year, when the calendar fast approaches a new year and DJs give us reflective mixes on the music that they felt were the biggest tracks of the year. It is only December 28th, so the pickings are somewhat slim on these sets, but I couldn’t leave you guys hanging on this weekend, so here are the sets out now. We start things off with the 2012 retrospective episode of The Drop that mixes in 56 songs in 2 hours including their top 5 of the year (spoiler alert we agree with 2 of the songs). Next up are not one but TWO year end mixes from Laidback Luke, one being his own famous year end mix with its dizzying quick transitions averaging packing 70 songs into 70 minutes and then his mix for his imprint Mixmash records that only has a pedestrian 44 tracks in 70 minutes. Next up is Moiez and his year end mix that takes us through some of the biggest tracks of the year ranging from W&W’s “Lift Off” to DubVision’s remix of Committed to Sparkle Motion”. After the jump we have mixes from First State that mixes in 76 songs in 2 hours, the December mix from Dannic that includes a whole host of unreleased and exclusive tracks, a half hour mix from Jakob Liedholm that includes his now IDed track with Henrix “Close Your Eyes” that has been haunting me for the past several months and the 4th edition of Dzeko & Torres Rave’N podcast with some exclusive bootlegs and edits.

Laidback Luke 2012 Year End Mix


Electro-House | Dzeko & Torres – Hey EP

Posted by on December 18, 2012

Toronto duo, Dzeko & Torres make their Dim Mak debut with a three track EP comprised of two new records, “Hey” and “Check This Out”, as well as the previously released for free download “Buppy”. “Hey”, highlights the tougher side of their sound, using a prolonged riser and grungy low end. “Buppy”, the free download, continues along the vein of harder electro tracks that this EP brings to the table as a standout Dim Mak release with its punchy bass line and grinding synths. “Check This Out” brings together a distorted bass line with high pitched synths and what would a track be without an air horn? Interview to come later this week with the guys, you will want to stick around for this one.

Beatport: Dzeko & Torres – Hey EP


Electro-House | Tom Staar – Kingdom

Posted by on December 17, 2012

Tom Staar has made himself one of the hottest commodities in dance music with unique tracks like his remix of “African Drop“, that still remains a favorite of many, and his recent release with Wolfgang Garter, “Evil Lurks“. Tom Staar’s debut on Laidback Luke led Mixmash Records provides another unique dance record with a soothing build led by calming female vocals that ushers in a drop of blistering, distorted synths and a stiff bass line.

Beatport: Tom Staar – Kingdom

House | Henrix – Let’s Rave

Posted by on September 11, 2012

Henrix, formerly Pedro Henriques, follows the path set forth by those before him with songs like “Epic” and “Atom” that instead of relying on anthemic, big room drops, go for the stripped down percussion elements that consistently drive a crowd into a frenzy. “Lets Rave” takes us on a journey from the ominous beginning setting the tone for the high energy drop with quick percussive jabs and rolling bass lines. This club ready track has already gained support from the likes of Tiesto, Laidback Luke and Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman and with “Hit It“, a collab with GTA, Digital Lab and Van Toth that potentially will be signed to Mixmash, the future looks bright for the hardworking Miami native.

Progressive House | Laidback Luke & Angger Dimas feat. Polina – Night Like This

Posted by on August 20, 2012

After releasing the instrumental version of this great track 3 weeks ago, we finally have the full vocal version of “Night Like This” that sounded incomplete without the angelic vocals of Polina. The club mix is for fans of Dirty Dutch, replacing the progressive break of the main mix with a thumping, dutch drop. The main mix is my favorite of the two, continuing the style of the build with the deftly crafted key play in the melody and growling undertow that starts in the build as an ominous rumble. The track may have lost some of its momentum with the original release of the instrumental, but do not sleep on this massive song from Laidback Luke, Angger Dimas and Polina.

Progressive House | Laidback Luke feat. Martel – We Are The Stars (Club Mix)

Posted by on June 7, 2012

Laidback Luke the dutch electro house master has given us a follow up to the club track “1234” with “We Are The Stars”, the official anthem for Heineken commercials this summer. It will be the anthem of the EURO 2012, which shows the growing trend of Djs capitalizing of their growing popularity and becoming more involved in commercial activities and getting sponsorships, like true musical superstars. “We Are The Stars” provides a festival friendly melody, a varying bass line in classic Laidback Luke fashion and quality male vocals from Martel giving the track serious sing a long potential. Since this is the EURO 2012 anthem, who do you think will be holding the trophy come July 1st?

Laidback Luke feat. Martel – We Are The Stars (Club Mix) – Beatport Link