The competition for the most beautiful track of the summer has officially been won by a track that has only come out at the season’s end. After receiving its debut a while back, Michael Brun and DubVision have released their anthem track “Sun In Your Eyes” through Brun’s newly minted Kid Coconut label. The track received its informal unveiling much earlier in the year as part of the Ultra Music Festival craziness, and also was given its full blown debut through none other than BBC Radio 1‘s Danny Howard on his Dance Anthems show. As mentioned earlier, “Sun In Your Eyes” is an absolutely beautiful tune, and possesses this title for multiple reasons. The overall vibe of the track relies on melody and musical value, which is more than a lot of recent tracks can say. Chord progressions fit together flawlessly, and the technical aspects of the track fall into place with zero friction. Another aspect of the tune that cannot be neglected is the presence of Tom Cane‘s vocals. His sound is simply impeccable, and works to make “Sun In Your Eyes” one of the most coherent and ready-for-anything tracks that 2014 has witnessed. This progressive house clash between Michael Brun and DubVision is ready for radio play, and festival play, so grab it from Beatport and enjoy!
Kid Coconut - KCOCO002 | Buy “Sun In Your Eyes” here.
Harvel B is staying true to his big room roots on his new track “Armor,” which is out now for free. “Armor” has received some amazing support so far from the like of Blasterjaxx, Afrojack, and Baggi Begovic, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise after you listen to the song. This track is definitely one for the festivals, with the anthem sounding melody and minimal/big room drop sound, expect to hear this often at festivals. Harvel B knows how to make a banger, having a few releases reach the Beatport top 100 charts, and giving “Armor” out for free is just the icing on the cake.
Take a listen to Harvel B‘s newest track below and make sure you download it. Enjoy!
Revealed Recordings has always done a fantastic job when searching for new talent. They have done an even better job this summer, as they have curated various EP’s that give younger talents and other artists an opportunity to release on one of the world’s biggest labels. This time, another track comes off of the Revealed Vol. 5 compilation in the form of “Momentum,” by Italian duo Marnik. The track is their first-ever offering through the label, and they have continued to bring their firepower after getting their name out through Dim Mak Records. “Momentum” has some of the more awesome synths around, and they are put to perfect use in both the melody and the drop. The chord progression in the melody has absolutely no rivals in any track released so far this summer, and probably possesses one of the most energetic sounds of any tracks released so far in 2014. The drop has a high-octane sound to it that will certainly rock a dance floor, and the chords are huge (even if they slightly resemble the progression of “Lethal Industry”). Marnik has been making a name for themselves with their recent big releases, and “Momentum” is just another addition to a certainly promising discography. Grab “Momentum” off of Beatport now, and be sure to turn the speakers up loud!
Revealed Recordings – REVR125 | Buy “Momentum” here.
Tchami is one of the pioneers and founders of this future house genre, not only because he was among the first to do it, but because he continuously outdoes himself over and over again, he’s one of the best there is. His synths are unmatched and everybody wants to sample his unique sound. His breaks are mellow and his percussion work is on point, the definition of future house. His remix of Oliver $ & Jimi Jules track “Pushing On” fits perfectly within the Tchami mold, and of course, a banger is made. I look forward to seeing the frenchman’s name next to the title because I know the track is going to be amazing.
Make sure you get yourself a copy and take a listen to Tchami‘s remix of Oliver $ & Jimi Jules “Pushing On” below. Enjoy!
Out on Innervisions right now is a new EP by Ian Pooley that is a must buy for any fans of deep house, or any dance music for that matter. Consisting of only two tracks, the EP explores a very spacey and chord-focused style of deep house. Opting for more smooth synths over a pumping bass-line, the tracks tend to be a bit more melodic and ambient than your standard deep house fare. The Beginning grooves the hardest and is my favorite track of the release. The tone of the synths used in the track is so tight but also expressive. The drum beats combines with the more melodic synths to give the groove a sense of movement and an overall danceable feel. The bass-line also comes in to add a bit more power and emphasize the kick drum. Floris relies more heavily on lower-range synths and bass. Feeling almost minimalistic and in some places empty, the track is much more relaxed. Pooley’s use of the really nicely shaped organ overtop also adds a cool layer to the track as a whole. Buy this EP.
DJ’s all over the world have been itching to get their hands on the stems for 3LAU‘s hit with Bright Lights titled “How You Love Me”. Arston was featured previously, and there was a hotly contested remix contest in order to bring more talent to the forefront. This next remix comes from a duo who is in it for the music, and not for the money. Lush & Simon have taken on the American’s solo hit in the form of a free download. Their latest work picks up exactly where their last single, “In My Hands” left off. The Italians make use of the female vocalist’s lyrical prowess, and are able to create yet another fantastic progressive house sound through yet another beautiful combination of synths. Even though this track remix is out as a free download, a simple listen will allow any listener to understand that it would be worth paying for as well. This free download from Lush & Simon is a great way to throw some melody into any set, and is worth a spot in any DJ or music lover’s library. Grab it from the link below, and enjoy!
So who is Coaster? Check the Soundcloud account and you’ll see that he has just under 5,000 followers, yet many of his tracks have well over 50,000 plays. Not bad. Well as it turns out Coaster is actually another name that well known trap and big room producer Ookay works under and he’s doing some crazy good work under this alias that has somehow flown under the radar. The Coaster remix of “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry is very reminiscent of a Flume remix and is pretty different from what you would expect from Ookay.
I knew Ookay was good, but I had no idea he was this versatile and he really shows off his varied skill set as a producer with this one. The emphasis here is more on the melody and other musical components rather than in your face bass which is a refreshing change. After a while the generic four to the floor sound gets old and this is a really different sound that will definitely have you grooving.
Dr. Kucho! & Gregor Salto – Can’t Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix) [Spinnin Records]
Oliver Heldens and Gregor Salto took Salto and Dr. Kucho!‘s classic track “Can’t Stop Playing” and flipped it with a signature future house sound. The first time I heard this track, I knew I had to have it. It follows a very similar formula to “Gecko” and “Koala,” but yet there’s something different about it. The synths during the melody and drop are minimal, yet they surround you. The way they’re played gets the song stuck in your head, which if you like this type of music is a good thing. I’ve been tapping along to this song for about 2 weeks now, and I can’t stop. The sub bass also adds so much to this track, even the smallest things can make huge differences.
I’m absolutely in love with Oliver Heldens and Gregor Salto‘s remix of “Can’t Stop Playing.” Take a listen to the track below and make sure you get yourself a copy on Beatport. Enjoy!
Summer 2014 has been kind to both MOTi and Kenneth G. The two Dutch solo artists had already cemented their names as contenders in the big room industry, but have now elevated their status to superstar thanks to a bunch of powerful solo tracks and collaborations on a myriad of labels throughout the festival season. MOTi teamed up perennial partner Quintino on “Crash,” and Kenneth G has linked up with both Bassjackers and FTampa in the recent months. Now these two big room titans will collide on a track called “Zeus,” which is signed through Tiësto‘s Musical Freedom Records label. It won’t be the first appearance for either through the imprint, as each has sent a release through the label of the man elected as the best DJ of all time by DJ Mag. “Zeus” is off to a banging start with support from Quintino, Hardwell, and Tiësto himself. It is scheduled to be released on September 8 through Beatport.
Musical Freedom has only privileged us with a short preview, but it is pretty simple to get the gist of the track from the 90 seconds we are given. The teaser covers what sounds like the intro, and the build. While it is impossible to fully judge a track from its promo teaser, “Zeus” sounds like its going to be the next big thing for the mainstage. The track makes fantastic use of a fat bass kick, and it’s partner: perfectly layered synths that take up the entire stereo spectrum. The top and bottom lines fuse perfectly, and its just another huge big room take from both MOTi and Kenneth G.
Grab this new high-octane banger when it drops on September 8. Enjoy!
The first single off of Keys N Krates “Every Nite EP” is finally available. The EP will officially be released in September to go along with their upcoming tour featuring the likes of gLAdiator and Thugli. “Are We Faded” features they trio’s signature high pitched and chopped vocals, along with amazing drums and a chill breakdown. This track follows their amazing one of kind formula, but who knows what the rest of the EP will hold, it could be songs that are entirely different. Keys N Krates is definitely one of the best live acts out there right now, so if you have a chance to go see them on their tour, do it.
Take a listen to Keys N Krates newest track “Are We Faded” out now on Dim Mak. Enjoy!