Chris Brown has been dabbling in EDM for quite some time now, collaborating with artists like Benny Benassi and David Guetta to create dancefloor smashing anthems like "Beautiful People" and "I Can Only Imagine". Brown has been effectively bridging the gap between Rap, America's favorite musical stylings for the past 15 years, and House, America's newfound dance music passion.
For his latest release, Chris Brown reached out to electronic music titan producer Showtek to develop a euphoric track house in the stylistic vein of Alesso and Sebastian Ingrosso. This is a major departure from the traditional Showtek we are familiar with, and while this may not be the Showtek we know and love I still believe this track has massive dancefloor potential.
We've had a pulse on Jakob Liedholm for quite a while now, and with every release this superhuman teenage Swede sets the bar higher and higher for euphoric house producers worldwide. His most recent release, Jakob Liedholm's Feeded Hearts remix of Nause is no exception. Premiered by Pete Tong last weekend, this track reaffirms Liedholm is positioned to have a spectacular 2013.
Charlie Darker ignites another hit with a re-release of British House Michael Gray's "Can't Wait For The Weekend" featuring British Collective Roll Deep. With Charlie's classic heavy rumble sounds, he develops an entirely new feel to the banger that peaked the UK Singles Chart at #7 and topped out Poland at #1.
This song is available for purchase HERE and don't forget to scope out the preview below.
Norman Doray combines with Australian vocal duo Nervo and featured vocalist Cookie, to create an inspiring banger for the ages. It has already received high praise being labeled as the definitive anthem of Fall 2012 and now finds itself atop the Beatport charts! Norman spins with the likes of Avicii and Thomas Gold and is known to headline major festivals like Escape from Wonderland. He is definitely one to keep an eye on.
The mysterious man behind the smash hit "K2" is back with a brand new track called "Scorpio". Kryder's style successfully blends the boundary between house and electro, knocking down the barriers between the genres with gutteral synth lines, epic builds, and some of the dirtiest drops around. "Scorpio" stays true to Kryder's style, using that popular Nicky Romero style synth line with some big room claps to make this track stadium ready.
Check out a preview of the track below, and purchase on Beatport here.
An aspiring young Dutch producer, Martin Garrix offers up "Keygen" as his first official release on Spinnin' Records. "Keygen" is a progressive house gem, with a crystal clear production style. This traditional house tune is reminiscent of an older Dirty South, full of uplifting and hard-hitting melodies sure to light up the dance floor. Check out the track below:
Now normally when I listen to Chase & Status I expect some DnB or dubstep. That is not the case with this rendition of their track, Time. The Two Friends produced a pretty well-thought out progressive house remix with uplifting synths, a nice drops, and some great background tones. Check it out and enjoy the free download!
Supported by the likes of Michael Woods, Ken Loi, Max Vangeli, and the great Paul van Dyk. Patrick Hagennar, resident DJ of the prestigious Ministry of Sound nightclub in London, England has returned with his latest remix and a free download to boot. Check out the epic dance tunes rockin the house every night in the UK.
My favorite local DJ Stereothief, who has been bound to explode for a while in the LA scene, has finally taken his music to the next level with his Discovery Project Remix to Eva Simon's 'Renegade'. Eric, aka Stereothief, kills it in this track as he has with tons of other tracks he has produced! He has played at the Marquee at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, at Playhouse in Hollywood, amongst many other prestigious venues in many states! Check out this remix and help him play at Insomniac Event's Nocturnal Wonderland Festival this month! Stereothief FTW!!
At first glance, this title may be a bit misleading. How can a track be an "arena" and "club" mix? The two venues are inherently, and call for an entirely different style of music. An arena is all about energy, taking the crowds breath away for that one hour slot you've been granted. Clubs are an entirely different beast. A club DJ should be focused on developing a journey, a sonic adventure which takes hours to transverse.
That being said, EDX successfully shatters my pre-established premonitions on club mixes vs arena mixes. This track would go off in either setting, albeit I would probably wait until later in the evening to drop this bomb at a club. EDX adds a guttural drop that only adds to the brilliance of the original progressions, and breathes new life into an older Avicii classic.
Check out the track below, and purchase on Beatport here.