What happens when you take two rising Miami producers and lock them in the studio together? You get a track like “Funked Up”. Over the past few weeks, it seems as though Landis and Crespo have been doing pretty much everything together, from making tracks in the studio, to rocking the decks at EDC Orlando. We’re excited to hear the results of their studio time, through their second tandem release on Cr2 Records, following up “Mojo”. This new single is called “Funked Up,” and makes use of a hysterical, but useful, sample from the world-famous, “Cha-Cha Slide”.
This track has one of the most intricate melodies that I’ve heard in an electro track of late, but that just adds to the power this tune possesses. The melody leads straight into a wild build, that leads into the “Now it’s time to get funky” sample that most people can recognize easily. The drop that follows is incredible, made up of a razor sharp saw lead placed over a strong but not overpowering bassline. This track is easily one of the best releases Cr2 Records has put out this year, and really defines what electro house should sound like.
The tune definitely serves as a perfect holiday gift, and can be picked up on Beatport on December 17. Until then, enjoy this latest tune from Landis and Crespo!
Dim Mak Records has struck again, this time bringing in Justin Prime, the man ½ responsible for the hit “Cannonball,” together with fellow Dutchman Joey Dale for a big new collaboration, known as “POING!”. With big-room house being all the rage, this track fits into any trendsetter’s playlist, and we won’t be surprised to hear it being played worldwide in just a few days.
You can hear the influence that Mr. Cannonball, Justin Prime, has on the overall sound of the track. The melody does go in a different direction, and allows Justin and Joey to create a unique sound for themselves. The melody in this track is just as strong and powerful as the drop, which has proven to be a rarity in big-room. After a little freestyle percussion and a “JUMP!” sample, we find ourselves hurled head first into a banging big-room drop, consisting of the essential kick and pluck sequence.
This track drops on Dim Mak Records on December 10. Until then, enjoy!
As you head into the weekend, be sure to prepare yourself with our Saturday Mix Selection! Our choice today comes from one of the all-star cast Dim Mak Records‘ crew, Mr. Felix Cartal. He’s responsible for some huge new tracks in recent weeks, including “New Scene,” “The Alarm,” and “The Fire”. The Vancouver native even runs his own weekly radioshow, titled the Weekend Workout, which gets released worldwide every Friday. Like you would expect from a producer who only puts out bangers, his show features only the finest dance music has to offer, including a brand new Deorro remix, a new Charlie Darker single, and some huge new Dog Blood. Take a listen below, and use this mix to ignite your weekend!
- Felix Cartal feat. Ophelia – New Scene (Deorro Remix) [DIM MAK]
- Kura – Brain Damage
- Avicii feat. Dan Tyminski – Hey Brother (Shaun Frank Yash Club, Remix) [PRMD]
- Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka – Let Me Hear You Scream [SIZE]
- Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard [SPINNIN']
- Rune RK & NERVO feat. Laura V – One Perfect Day (Jacob Plant Remix) [SPINNIN']
- Andrew Bayer – Mirth Mobile [ANJUNABEATS]
- MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds (RAC Remix)
- Dog Blood – Chella Ride [OWSLA]
- Charlie Darker – Debrief
- Linkin Park & Steve Aoki – A Light That Never Comes (Vicetone Remix) [WARNER BROS.]
- Worimi – #Bounce
- Andrew Bayer – Perth [ANJUNABEATS]
- Dyro feat. Radboud – You Gotta Know [REVEALED]
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When two rising young American producers come together on a track, you know the world is listening. So, it seemed natural to bring MAKJ and Henry Fong together to let their voices do the talking, instead of the music. The two were recently together in the studio, working tirelessly to finish “Encore,” a track they had been working on together for a while now. They begin by showing the two onstage together, playing out the track while the crowd goes absolutely nuts. The video then progresses into different questions posed by the Hysteria staff. The questions take each of them through how they got into producing, and how much their life has changed now that they have made it big. If you want to hear each artist lay out their top 5 tracks at the moment, then you definitely want to set aside just 6 minutes to listen to what both MAKJ and Henry Fong have to say. I learned some really interesting stuff, and I’m sure you will too!
It seems that Revealed Recordings really knows how to keep us on our toes. This only seems natural, since label boss Hardwell peppers his sets full of brand new ID tracks that very few people know exist. The real name and artists behind one of the most highly demanded ID tracks from Hardwell‘s ADE set at the Passenger Terminal have finally come to light, thanks to their first play on Hardwell On Air 145. “Life Is Calling” is a blissful progressive house tune, created by a tandem of young, but experienced Dutch producers. The men are JoeySuki and Kill The Buzz; each producer has another successful Revealed release to their name. However, they have joined forces for one of the most powerful vocal tracks that will be played out all over the world in the remaining weeks of 2013, and beyond.
The track begins with vocals that will immediately grab your attention, as they take over the top line with a pretty amazing sound. What soon takes over is some of the strongest and finely-tuned progressive house synth play that I have heard all year. While JoeySuki and Kill The Buzz usually focus on a heavier sound, they have refined their usual style into something better and more beautiful than the majority of productions out today. The track never loses steam as it progresses on; the drop is just as fantastic as the melody, and really glues the track together into one coherent piece.
One thing that surprises me is how the vocalist is not credited. I am actually quite intrigued to know who is behind the beautiful voice, but we just don’t know who it is. Regardless, this track is an absolute progressive house beauty, and will be hitting the Beatport stores on December 16. Enjoy!