Holland’s most melodic duo is back once more, hitting Spinnin’ Records with another wonderful tune. As their remix for “Gold Skies” continues to garner mainstream success, and a recent collaboration with Feenixpawl continues to tear up the charts, DubVision is returning to the solo original form, as they bring “Turn It Around”. The track has been floating around and associated with the duo since Martin Garrix debuted the track back in July during Ultra Europe in Croatia. Since then, radio support has come from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero, and the track was featured in the Spinnin’ Records ADE 2014 Night Mix.
“Turn It Around” follows the trademark formula of just about every DubVision track: plenty of melody, and plenty of musical value. The break is rather mysterious, with uncredited female vocals singing over a repeating series of piano. The sound continues this way until the melody begins to make its way in from the background. It continues to grow louder, and the addition of percussion allows for “Turn It Around” to build closer to its climax. The drop is absolutely fantastic, utilizing energy-filled synth leads to match the perfect amount of bassline.
Grab “Turn It Around” when it drops on Beatport on November 10. Enjoy!
After days of speculation and a leak that looked almost real, the results of this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 poll are out. Let’s get to the biggest piece of info right from the start: Hardwell has maintained his grip upon the #1 DJ throne, and is the first to repeat since Armin van Buuren won it four straight times between 2007 and 2010. This year’s top three featured the two familiar names mentioned earlier, as well as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who jumped up four spots from #6 to #2. The winner of this year’s highest entry award goes to a man who will be hanging up the decks later this year, in the form of Deorro. Although he has announced his imminent retirement from DJing, and not producing, Deorro still had a great time rocking the crowd at Amsterdam Music Festival. This year’s biggest jump in the poll is no surprise, as Ummet Ozcan has been on absolute fire this past year, and jumped 68 spots from #99 all the way up to #31. The biggest fall goes to Ferry Corsten, who dropped 49 positions to #91 from #42.
If you want to see the full DJ Mag Top 100 list, It’s located after the break.
From last year to this year, no duo has grown as much as the Sick Individuals. From cranking out plentiful remixes for mainstream artists, to working with industry mainstay Axwell, the powerful combination of Ray and Jim has made waves throughout the industry in 2014. The group made their break on Revealed Recordings when they teamed up with Dannic for “Blueprint,” and now return to the imprint for a solo offering titled “Made For This”. The track does feature an uncredited vocalist, and has circulated throughout the Internet is a mysterious ID track. Thankfully, the tracks true identity is now widely available, and is set to be released through Revealed Recordings on October 27.
The structure of “Made For This” follows that of “I Am” very closely, and that serves as one of the tracks biggest strengths. The preview starts off with the tale of a buildup, and into a first and more mellow drop. This one is all about the low-end, since the main attraction is definitely the bass line. There are a few peaks at the main melody, but that comes in at full force later. The break consists of a mellow piano covered on top by an uncredited male vocalist. As he hits the chorus, an absolutely mesmerizing melody begins to fade in from the background. This melody takes control of the soundscape, and serves as the lead on a drop that is both powerful and emotional.
“Made For This” is yet another fantastic effort from the Sick Individuals, and it will be released on October 27. Until then, crank up this preview!
As ADE continues to dominate the dance music newswire, there’s still plenty of tunes coming out through Spinnin’ Records. The Dutch mega-label has partnered once more with the Bassjackers to drop their new track, “Savior”. As they begin their brand-new X tour together with Dyro, “Savior” is the perfect piece of big-room fuel for the main room scene. The track revolves around a rather simple but energetic drop sequence, using a thick bass kick together with a sweet chord progression. This progression also serves as the melody for the middle section, with added variety coming through the layering of synths. The drop brings more madness as it goes a second time, allowing “Savior” to fully dominate on all sides of the musical spectrum. “Savior” has an impressive support list, with everyone from Afrojack, to Martin Garrix, to R3hab and plenty more dropping it. Grab “Savior” from Beatport now, and turn it up!
Spinnin’ Records – SP897 | Buy “Savior” here.
It’s been a while since i had been to Miami. When I heard that Paris Blohm, Dzeko & Torres, and Carnage were playing at Story, I decided I had to go. While I despise the trap music that Carnage is known for, I decided to go anyways. A quick email to a publicist and I was ready to go. Out of the three DJs playing, I have only seen Paris Blohm, and that was before he started to become well known. Driving from the gulf coast to Miami and back in one night is an exhausting journey, so I brought one of my best friends along to have a great time. Arriving at Story around 11:30, which is the time Paris was set to go on, we were greeted by the doorman and once I told him my name and our id’s were checked we were inside. Now normally I don’t get to the club that early but since we were seeing three DJs in one night, it became my exception.
Out of the Miami clubs, Story is my second favorite simply because of the sheer size and the user friendly layout. It helps having an incredible sound system coupled with mesmerizing visuals. Although it was absolutely freezing when we got inside, we made our way to the front of the dance floor to catch Paris Blohm’s set. One of the first song’s I recognized was an unknown remix of Show Me Love, at this point I realized I was in for an incredible night jampacked with even better music. After this song I start to hear something I love start to grow louder and louder through the speakers. It was Hindsight by Audien with the vocals to How You Love Me by 3LAU feat. Bright Lights. All of a sudden I hear the vocals from Sweet Nothing coming through the speakers which caught me by surprise since it seems like forever ago that it was released.Then came another familiar song: nearing the end of his set, my night was made when I heard Left Behinds being mixed in. In case you aren’t familiar it is an original song from Paris featuring Taylr Renee which you might remember from Hardwell’s opening set at Ultra Miami this year. Immediately after I started to hear another familiar song: Colors, which was a collaboration between Tritonal (who I love) and Paris Blohm with Sterling Fox for vocals.
As Paris finished up his set, Julian Dzeko and Luis Torres are visible on stage getting ready for their hour long set. It was at this time that I could tell Story was starting to fill up because it no longer felt freezing and the dance floor was starting to get pretty packed. After a few songs I started to recognize some familiar tracks. Out of no where I hear Legacy by Nicky Romero & Krewella which was accompanied with an ID. By this point the crowd is going nuts and it was becoming increasingly harder and harder to move around. The next song which completely caught me off guard was Pepper by the Sick Individuals with the vocals from Paradise by Coldplay. What happened next blew my mind, I hear the brand new Tiesto remix of Break The Rules by Charlie XCX start pumping through the gargantuan speakers followed by the incredibly dirty remix that Firebeatz did of Calabria by Rune RK.
By now it’s practically 1:30 and I can see Carnage come into the booth. I will admit I am not a fan of trap music but what followed blew my mind. Yes, he did play a few trap songs but in all honesty he had a great set. He played some great songs such as Cry by the Bingo Players, Cuba W/Alive, the W&W remix of U by Gareth Emery, and Virus by Martin Garrix and MOTi. I was liking his set and out of no where came a dirty mashup of Ping Pong vs. Harder Better Faster Stronger vs. 7 Nation Army vs. Work vs. Tremor vs. a trap remix of Tremor. At this point it is close to 3am and I am completely exhausted so I made the choice to leave a bit early to make the torturous two hour drive back across Florida.
After combing through the 2014 edition of the Cr2 Amsterdam compilation for this year’s ADE, this masterpiece shines brighter than the rest. The track comes from two familiar faces from Miami, Landis and Crespo. They are no strangers to each other, nor to Cr2 Records for that matter, since “Funked Up” and “Mojo” satisfy both of the aforementioned criteria. Their next effort together takes on an entirely different sound, as they return to Cr2 for “Thing Called Love”. Before resorting to any assumptions, this track is in no way, shape, or form a cheap rip-off of Above & Beyond. Vocalist Michael Warren provides a completely different theme with his vocals over a noticeably different future house sound. The producers use the perfect combination of subtle synth play and percussion throughout the break, and allow the action of the track to rise towards an epic future house climax. The vocals make cameo appearances throughout the drop, and the vibe continues to be as incredible as always throughout the track’s progression. You can grab “Thing Called Love” alongside the entirety of the Cr2 Records Amsterdam 2014 compilation through Beatport today. Enjoy!
Cr2 Records | Buy “Amsterdam 2014″ here.
Jordy Dazz is solidifying a reputation of being a man of the people, having released 10 of his personal Dazz-Ups for free recently. He’s decided to continue his trend of generosity by offering yet another free download of an integral part of all of his most recent DJ sets. The Dutchman, who is also responsible for such bangers as “Claymore” and “OMG,” crafted a fantastically composed bootleg of the track “Fancy,” from Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and British vocalist Charli XCX. The drops capture his signature groove, but make sure to maintain an incredible amount of energy from start to finish. The most innovative part of the track is the tempo change, as the song itself slows down to the original tempo for “Fancy”. Just like you’d expect, it then speeds back up before hitting hard with another pounding drop. The pre-release support on this bootleg has been incredible, with the Mightyfools, Bassjackers, Dannic, and Hardwell spinning it. Grab it as a free download below.
For what has felt like an eternity, Hardwell, the world’s #1 DJ, has dropped tantalizing hints regarding his first ever studio album. The full album supposedly coming in early 2015, and now we have our first concrete confirmation of a track on the album. Hardwell On Air 188 served as the premiere for “Young Again,” and announced at the track features British vocalist Chris Jones. While revealing very little else about his album, it is a promising development for fans everywhere to hear the first promotional single. Hardwell has kept the track completely under wraps, only playing it once at Ultra Japan in September. The world will continue to wait for the entire album, but “Young Again” Will drop on October 20 via Revealed Recordings.
The industry has seen the electro side of Hardwell‘s productions through tracks like “Cobra” and “Everybody Is In The Place,” but now the Dutchman returns to his melodic side. Just like in “Dare You,” Hardwell begins the break with a guitar, opting for a more acoustic sound. Chris Jones immediately begins to sing as the preview starts, and cruises emotionally through his first verse. As he hits the chorus, the guitar begins to fade away, being replaced by piano and subtle synths. He finishes the chorus, and soon another sublime Hardwell melody takes over the soundscape. This melody builds from a simple pluck into the lead synth for yet another powerful drop, and a tempting first listen for what the Hardwell album will bring to the table.
Grab “Young Again” when it drops via Revealed Recordings on October 20. Enjoy!
Young producer Hazmat is back with another remix. This time he takes on 3LAU‘s track “How You Love Me” featuring Bright Lights. The track has an interesting sound to it. The melody and buildup give us sort of a gritty electro sound, but the drop is a cross between big room and progressive house. It’s an interesting mixture of the two sounds that goes together perfectly. This remix is definitely one for the festivals with the heavy kicks and dancey synths.
Take a listen to Hazmat‘s remix of 3LAU‘s track “How You Love Me” below and make sure you download it too. Enjoy!
The Spinnin’ Records studio must be gigantic, especially since they have to fit the massive sound of both Martin Garrix and MOTi into the same room. This collaboration has been in the works for a long time, and masqueraded under various working titles. It’s earliest recorded play came in June 2014 as the Bassjackers dropped it at EDC Las Vegas. The track is called “Virus (How About Now),” and is a tune with plenty of power over any sound system. Unlike most tracks from either artist, the melody starts off quite softly, and never really reaches that “in-your-face” loudness that a lot of big room tracks are plagued with nowadays. But the whole track isn’t soft, since they saved the loudest from the melody and dedicated it solely to the drop. Similar chord progressions but louder synths allow for a smooth continuity throughout “Virus (How About Now),” and put the track in a spot where it will be able to thrive as ADE and the fall clubbing season begin to hit their full swing. It’s also worth noting that there are vocals over the second break, which come from an uncredited female vocalist. Grab the latest high-octane banger from Martin Garrix and MOTi now through Beatport, and be sure to turn it up extra loud!
Spinnin’ Records – SP907 | Buy “Virus (How About Now)” here.