Hot off the press, the long awaited release of Afrojack’s “Rock the House” is finally upon us and it was worth the wait. Many are already calling it his best production so far and I’m inclined to agree. This song is going to be hard to escape in the coming months and in no way is that disappointing.
First played by SHM Saturday at their massive Milton Keynes Bowl gig, here is the “last” single to be released by the Swedish trio. To the surprise of no one, this song is straight fire. Considering this was the first time its ever been played this quality was the best I could do but it is so worth it. Any time I get chills waiting for a drop…the song is just going to be special. You can find the Jakob Liedholm Edit below for download.
The official hour long feature on Ultra Music Festival is out now and can be seen for free for the next two weeks. This was really cool to watch, Ultra is truly the most incredible experience I’ve had in my life and I’m not sure I’ll be able to keep myself away this year and do something else for spring break. The video includes some great interviews with guys like Guetta, Armin, Tiesto etc. and is a great look behind the scenes at Ultra. Definitely worth the watch.
New Progressive House
So the first thing I think of when I hear Canada is not awesome music, although this song has made me question my opinion of the great white North. This song has banger written all over it. I’m going to make a bold prediction and say this one blows up just in time for E Zoo at summer’s end. You can feel the drop building and when it finally releases all bets are off. The amount of intensity this song is going to unleash live is just plain scary. Paris & Simon are new comers from Canada and this track is being released by Revelead Records(yeah it’s Hardwell again). I think 3lau summed this track up pretty well on his Facebook saying ”This Will Melt Your Face”. Oh look there’s my nose on the floor.
Official release is set for July 23rd.
New Progressive House
Brighton native, Tim Mason, has championed Steve Angello’s Size Records for over a year now, and in that time he has become one of the U.K.’s most spectacular progressive house producers. With singles like “The Moment” and “Anima” and well-received remix duties on Zedd’s “Stars Come Out” and PNAU’s “Solid Ground”, it’s easy to see why people are drawn to his dominantly euphoric and melodic offerings just as much as his club fueled bangers like “The Moment”, which, to this day, features one of my favorite drops. Since the founding of his own record label, Swedish superstar and EDM veteran Steve Angello has shown a consummate ability to not only craft the world’s best dance music but to meticulously spot rising talent as well. Producers like Max Vangeli & AN21, Third Party, Quilinez, Thomas Gold and some of the established greats like Deadmau5 and Laidback Luke are among the signees to Angello’s Size Records, alongside Mason, which clearly puts him in good company. Mason has now decided to present personal reworkings of two of his most recognizable hits to date and provide them free of charge to the EDM community via Size Records and Beatmyday.com. The “OMG” remixes of both “Anima” and “The Moment” are two new and improved versions of the tracks that propelled him to super stardom that somehow manage to keep their original character, only adding a bit more flair to extend their shelf-life. The tracks will be released for download on July 17th, so don’t forget to check back here next week.
Tim Mason – Anima OMG
New Progressive House
Lately there has been a pretty incredible tendency for the EDM industry to dip into the Indie music industry, and there have been some mixed results to say the least. Whether its a failure to capture the ambiance of the original or the simple fact that there has been a noticeable convergence toward similar sounding productions, the marriage between Indie and Dance music has been a turbulent one. That being said, my pick to be labeled champion of this growing sub-genre is without a doubt New York based DJ and master bootlegger, dBerrie. There is hardly and electronic music fan out there who hasn’t at least heard his unofficial remix of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”, which was easily one of the most featured songs at this year’s Ultra Music Festival and still receives loads of support. He then followed that banger up with a tactful rework of Gossip’s “Perfect World” last month, which leads us to the free download he’s offering up today. His latest remix features his signature ability to craft captivating rising leads through always smooth synth and drum work, while the drop boasts a unique collaboration of fuzzy highs and lows to round off another impressive showing from the up and coming NY native. His stock continues to rise with each and every new release and there’s really no telling how high the ceiling is for him. With the EDM industry booming in the US and so many of it’s stars residing over seas it’s pretty dope to see another American doing it big and proving that dance music is as much an American thing as it is European. As far as I’m concerned there are few DJ/Producers as talented as Kaskade anywhere in the world so he’s the semi-official king of American dance music in my opinion (he’s from Chicago), but that doesn’t mean the talent is exclusively at the top. If nothing else, David Berrie is just proof that even unheard of or lesser known artists are that close to making it big. Not saying “Somebody That I Used To Know” was the only song of his that anyone had heard, but there’s something to be said for the fact that one day he’s layin down chord progressions for an unofficial remix, the next he’s one of the most talked about artists in the wake of Miami Music Week, and he wasn’t even there! Just goes to show that true talent will be recognized and this guys got it in droves.