Albums |  CHANEY debuts on Perfect Havoc with peak-time builder ‘Burning’?

Posted by on March 27, 2023

Rising talent CHANEY is on fire on new single ‘Burning’, the latest release to come out on London indie label, Perfect Havoc. Featuring the always on point vocals of Lauren L’Aimant, ‘Burning’ follows a string of house and disco releases from CHANEY on such revered labels as Skint, Edible and Insomniac and a catalogue of A-List support from Jamie Jones, The Blessed Madonna and Denis Sulta. Stream ‘Burning’ here:

Signing his first publishing deal aged just 18 years old, Swindon, UK-born Theo Altieri – professionally known as CHANEY – has gone from strength to strength with his melodic sensibilities and affection for the Great British Rave sound, earning him over 15 million streams across Spotify and Apple Music last year alone.

Many have caught the CHANEY bug from leading major and independent dance labels including BMG, Toolroom, Warner and CR2 all signing his work, to the prominent DJs in his field supporting his tunes spanning Fisher, MK, Sam Divine to name only a few more. The radio airwaves haven’t gone unaffected either with CHANEY tunes dropping thick and fast by Mistajam, Majestic, Sarah Story, Pete Tong, and Danny Howard, who went one step further in summer 2022 to collaborate with CHANEY on the ‘This Beat’ EP on Howard’s Nothing Else Matters label.

On the DJ front, CHANEY’s been getting crowds moving at venues across Europe from Ministry Of Sound and Studio 338 in London, to W Barcelona and the Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool. 2023 is packed with a soon-to-be announced debut US tour as well as more highlight appearance across the UK.

On the new single ‘Burning’, CHANEY said,

“There’s nothing if there isn’t hope… “Burning” is my latest offering featuring the angelic voice of Lauren L’Aimant capturing the essence of hope and that feeling of reaching the peak. With heavy drums and rolling bass lines, I was really just setting the scene for the peak time in a club but combining large soundscapes with long breakdowns to really try to “take you there”. I hope you feel it!”

House | EDX Announces His Techy New Song, “Revered,” With the Help of Pete Tong

Posted by on October 26, 2015

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Coming off of a huge summer, EDX is locked into his ranking amongst house music’s elite, and he’s maintaining his upward trajectory with releases and touring, as always. A couple of weeks ago, he announced “Want You (Then I Found You),” which is the vocal version of “Want You,” and he just unveiled “Revered” via Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 the other Friday. Up until now, EDX has been pushing his feel-good, groovy house vibes, but he’s taking a left turn with “Revered,” which seems to be made specifically for the club with its combination of vocals, darker feel, and powerful low-end. “Revered” will be released on Monday, November 2nd.

House | Hardsoul & Dirty Freek have summers number on speed dial

Posted by on May 13, 2015

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A little late on this track, but it is too good not to post. The amount of times I’ve listened to this song in the last week is almost embarrassing. Hardsoul & Dirty Freek have produced an absolute jam and its called “Just Another Face”. Our boy Pete Tong played it about 2 months ago, but I hadn’t come across it until now. But hey… good music is good music, rather be late than never. I’m not gonna say much more and let the track do the talking.

PS. Don’t feel ashamed to replay this one countless times, I did the same thing


House | Disciples – They Don’t Know

Posted by on September 16, 2014

Pete Tong premiered it last week. We just discovered it this afternoon, and we’re glad we did. It’s a master jam. Essential new tune, as many love to say. Absolute stomper m8! ^____^

Deep House | All Gone Pete Tong x Tchami

Posted by on April 30, 2014

Fast becoming my favorite artist, Parisian producer Tchami releases his “All Gone Pete Tong” essential mix on the world. I’m not a big fan of essential mixes. I usually find them uninteresting. However, Tchami finds a way to bring the excitement with his signature future house sound. There’s a future house / deep house revival beginning to bubble in the states, and I can’t help but feel that Tchami and others are facilitating this process. Pete Tong. Tchami. All Gone. Essential Mix. Everything is untrue.

Electronic, Progressive House | Pryda – LYCKA

Posted by on November 21, 2013

Collab post from your favorite Swedish partners in crime, Mimada & Rebecca.

”Anyone who listens to this show regularly or knows me personally, will know how I feel about Pryda”, was one of the comments from Zane Lowe on Eric Prydz’s booming hit, “Power Drive.” Tong has never been quiet with his worship of Prydz, and nor have we. This latest release, “LYCKA,” uploaded yesterday for the crowd to indulge in, gives us 100 more reasons to go on about the man and his almighty talents. In fact, Zane Lowe and BBC Radio 1 have already deemed this the “Hottest Record In The World.”

The title LYCKA, which is ”Happiness” in Swedish, fits the track like a glove, as Prydz now has opened the shutters to his dark (but oh so lovely) California studio. Pryda describes to Lowe his inspiration for the track in a brief interview below, claiming he was simply in a “good place” when he produced this project. And boy do the good vibes radiate through this sound. LYCKA is light, uplifting, just pure bliss, which is much needed in this pitch-black Swedish winter. This guy always knows how to provide listeners with what they need to warm their hearts.

Stick around to catch the interview at the end of this journey of a track, because you will be listening to the friendly voice of the most modest, down to earth DJ in the world. Enjoy his epic work below.


Electronic | Drop Out Orchestra – Love Will Tear Us Apart (Remix) feat. a Swedish Introduction

Posted by on October 28, 2013

My time in Sweden has not only presented me with an abundance of new music, but also quite a handful of musically inclined individuals! Today I introduce to you our newest guest writer, the Swedish vixen that is Rebecca. Check out her very first contribution below, and expect to see more in the future! 

As born and raised in one of the most EDM productive countries in Europe (split with the fabulous Dutchmen), my passion for electronic music developed with the Big Swedes’ earliest breakthroughs. Avicii’s “Penguins,” then with added vocals and sadly renamed and made famous as “Fade Into Darkness,” (I mean, keep it cute and original and let the birdlike mammal have its place in the industry) was my first encounter with electronic music, and with that the start of the radical transformation from the teenage rocker I was, to the grown-up raver I became. I was 16 when it started, now I’m 20, and with the obsession like an Asperger’s kid, I have no plans on stopping. I’m still listening to and keeping up with the development of everything from trance to dirty Dutch, progressive house to hardstyle, but my heart has landed in the emotional, dreamy fields of the “original” house and deep house, and the land of the mind-blowing drops of the electro house. As I’m admiring the work of my wonderful friend, party-shaker-in-crime and talented music knower Mimada, I jumped for joy when she offered a spot as a guest blogger. I feel it to be my mission to give you the input of the Swedish EDM scene beyond Swedish House Mafia and the songs your radio station killed the day they were released. I’m giving you the new and the upcoming, from a Swedes state of mind.

On to the track! Being not 17, not in sweatshirts and flipped caps, the gentlemen of the southern-based Swedish nu disco/deep house duo Drop Out Orchestra bring “maturity”  back to the DJ scene. Having a couple a years behind them may be the best of qualities when it comes to making 70’s disco influential house, as they were actually there when it happened for real. After “Be Free With Your Love” scored the billboard dance chart this year, and their remix of ”Get Lucky” was recognized during an interview with Daft Punk during the one and only Pete Tong’s BBC 1 show, the duo takes on Joy Division and manages to retouch the, sorry for stepping on some people’s toes here, old and gray melody like a facial works its magic on a post-festival face. Eric Prydz, the master of putting the magic back into songs the last decades forgotten (read: repressed), should approve with this Drop Out Orchestra rework.


FREE DOWNLOAD: Drop Out Orchestra – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Remix)