Last week we posted Dzeko & Torres’ latest offering, their official remix of Chuckie’s instant classic, ‘Who Is Ready To Jump‘. The up and coming Toronto based duo has already proven their ability to craft high energy progressive house tunes but are back at it again with their latest project, ‘Diamond Ring’. Set to be released on August 6 via Provoke Records, the original mix will be joined by a well-rounded remix done by none other than the British EDM veteran, Michael Woods. Having considerable experience in the Trance realms of the industry, Woods is no stranger to spectacular rising leads and synth play, but his most recent contributions have shown an affinity for more progressive club-fueled tracks. ‘Full Access‘, ‘No Access‘, ‘Warrior‘, ‘IndepenDANCE‘, and his remixes of ‘Shinjuku‘, ‘Live Forever‘ and ‘Beautiful World‘ are all bangers that are just as likely to crush it in a festival setting as in clubs, and are several examples of the man’s versatility as a producer and remixer. And not to keep belaboring the point but as an EDM enthusiast who frequently attends as many events as possible, it’s always a pleasure to find an artist who is just as crafty in the studio as he is behind the decks. I’ve seen him at Ultra, EDC and at a small ass club called Rumor in Philly (which is dope) and he’s never disappointed. His remix of ‘Diamond Ring’ is as impressive as anything he’s remixed yet, in my opinion, and it is absolutely guaranteed to bring down the roof anywhere it’s dropped. The build into the drop is straight fire and the synth work is on point. Try not to rave your face off when that drop hits, I dare you. Seriously, this ones going to be a banger.
This is a new track coming from trance main stays W&W. For those of you that don’t know W&W(shame on you) they are a trance duo from the Netherlands. Their first hit ‘Mustang’ was played by EDM kings such as Armin Van Buuren, Markus Schultz, and Tiesto. In 2009 the pair was dubbed ‘the next big thing’ in trance and haven’t disappointed since. The duo originally played the track in their ASOT 550 set in you guessed it, Moscow. It also was also mixed into Armin Van Buuren’s recent ASOT568. There are not too many details out yet about the track but im sure that will soon change as this song sounds massive. Loud, driving synths fuel the song as it builds into a thumping drop. W&W are known more in the trance world however have been making some harder stuff as of late. This song is sure to join many a set, just as W & W’s recent track with Marcel Woods, ‘Trigger’ has been popping up everywhere.
Update: I don’t think we ever featured Trigger on the site, it came out in early July so it is below as well.
Marcel Woods & W&W – Trigger
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.
The Two Friends first came on my radar after hearing an amazing 30 minute set by them and they took off from there. It’s pretty crazy how much work they’ve been putting in, between remixing songs and creating originals like this one. If you haven’t heard of them, now’s the time to get on board. Find the free download below and start bumping this at your summer parties.
Ellie Goulding has made quite a name for herself so far in the electronic, as well as pop scene all over the world. Many will recognize her high-pitched vocals from Bassnectar’s remix to her single “Lights”. I really have come to admire her work and the talented British phenom, only being 25 years of age, is only scratching the surface to her full potential. This particular song has darker drops and synths in the background and has a lighter dubstep feel to it. Ms. Goulding really understands the music scene at this time and I’m an enormous fan. I also think that the Tinie Tempah bars towards the end of the song are unnecessary to be completely honest. All in all, this really is a great song and I have no doubt these vocals will be used in many remixes as we move towards the end of summer. Oh yeah, this song was released on Soundcloud only 12 hours ago and already has over 100,000 views. That alone in itself is amazing. Click the link below to listen to this gem on Soundcloud.
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.