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Sick Individuals – Lost & Found [August 25 - Revealed Recordings]

Sick Individuals – Lost & Found [August 25 - Revealed Recordings]

| August 21, 2014 | Preview | http://bit.ly/1uZGc0H

Over the course of the last few releases, the Dutch duo known as the Sick Individuals has modified their sound. They made their name in the mainstream dance music industry by pumping out gritty electro tracks, but have since allowed to their tracks to mature into some of the more beautiful, melodic pieces in the mainstream scene. After making another stop on Armada Music with “Wasting Moonlight,” the duo is making their return to Revealed Recordings for “Lost & Found”. The tune first surfaced in June 2014 during a set played by the Sick Individuals at Sensation Russia. Since then, “Lost & Found” has been a very well-kept secret until HOA 180 served as the track’s formal unveiling. “Lost & Found” is set for release on August 25 through Revealed Recordings.

It is interesting to point out that the duo has utilized the talents of an uncredited male vocalist, and his words provide the title for the track. With this in mind, my focus lies more on the artists that are credited on “Lost & Found”. This track follows their most recent trend of favoring a highly musical melody over the sheer power of an electro drop. This aforementioned melody first manifests itself through traditional piano before building into the new Sick Individuals progressive sound. The completion of the melody send the track cascading into the building sequence, before having one last bar of melody bring on the drop. This one contains both of the vibes that “I Am” and “Wasting Moonlight” embodied, and is bound to bring sheer progressive bliss upon any crowd for which “Lost & Found” is played.

Grab “Lost & Found” when it drops on August 25. Until then, bump this teaser on repeat!

Sebastian Bronk – Glory (Harvel B Remix) [Coming Soon - Reepublic Records]

Sebastian Bronk – Glory (Harvel B Remix) [Coming Soon - Reepublic Records]

| August 21, 2014 | Preview | http://bit.ly/1tmTWzN

Harvel B has been tearing it up after his latest release reach number 15 in the Beatport Top 100 electro house charts. His newest remix is of Sebastian Bronk‘s progressive house anthem “Glory.” But, Harvel B‘s remix is anything but progressive. The song has that big room sound, but it’s a cross over between genres. It’s nothing like “Animals” big room, but the drop also a complete departure from the original mix of “Glory.” The melody still has that relaxed, euphoric sound, but the drop is a lot different from the rest of the song, which is great because those type of remixes pop up every once and a while, but not to often.

Check out Harvel B‘s remix of “Glory” out soon via Reepublic Records. Take a listen below and enjoy!

Leroy Styles & Jimmy Clash – Lionheart

Leroy Styles & Jimmy Clash – Lionheart

| August 20, 2014 | Download | http://bit.ly/1uXvUOy

Leroy Styles and Jimmy Clash teamed up in this devastating floorfiller called ‘Lionheart’. The amazing plucks in the break brings you to higher spheres and prepare you perfectly for the massive Electro House climax. The unique and powerful sound make you move your feet without any hesitation. Prepare for an amazing banger by these Dutch talents, who are more than ready to conquer the world! You can grab it for free below.

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. W&W – Waves (MIDIcal Remix)

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. W&W – Waves (MIDIcal Remix)

| August 20, 2014 | Download | http://bit.ly/1rUPKVR

This year, the makers of the Tomorrowland anthem were comprised of two duos. From Belgium and the Netherlands respectively, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and W&W are an obviously star-studded lineup. The original mix of “Waves” served as the official anthem track for this year’s edition of the world’s best known music festival, and made it as high as #2 in the Beatport Overall Top 100 chart. The original took on the sound that “Mammoth” (DV & LM w/ Moguai) brought to mainstream fame, which is a light, progressive lead synth laid on top of a pounding bassline. Enter MIDIcal, an up-and-coming Italian producer, who was responsible for a beautiful remix to Dannic‘s “Dear Life”. Now that the dust has settled after the obvious controversy (he and his partner garnered the most votes, but did not win the contest), he has allowed his talent for the big room sound to shine through on his remix of “Waves”. He completely maintains the melody from the original track, but is able to completely change the vibe with the drop. Gone is that light synth from the drop, and it is replaced by a subwoofer-rattling bass kick and an intricate series of percussion. As some of his previous works have caught the attention of FTampa, Joey Dale, and more, so it is clear that his most recent effort from MIDIcal should get the attention of some big names. For now, enjoy this free download from MIDIcal below!

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R3hab & Nervo ft. Ayah Marar – Ready For The Weekend [Spinnin Records]

R3hab & Nervo ft. Ayah Marar – Ready For The Weekend [Spinnin Records]

| August 19, 2014 | Review | http://bit.ly/1w6pqys

R3hab and Nervo have been doing a lot of tracks together recently, which is amazing because R3hab and the Nervo girls are amazing producers. “Ready For The Weekend” is their newest track together on Spinnin Records and features vocalist Ayah Marar. R3hab seems to have departed from his older, harder sound and has migrated to a new Melbourne bounce style sound, while Nervo stays true to their progressive oriented style. You can definitely hear both sounds blending seamlessly together on this track, which is always a good sign. I look forward to seeing many more collaborations from R3hab & the Nervo Girls in the future because every one so far has been amazing.

Take a listen to their newest track “Ready For The Weekend” below and enjoy!

Bassjackers – Like That [Smash The House]

Bassjackers – Like That [Smash The House]

| August 19, 2014 | Review | http://bit.ly/1rkKUFS

Another release means another label for the Bassjackers. They have been able to consistently float around some of the biggest labels in the industry with their releases, including Spinnin’ Records, Revealed Recordings, and Protocol Recordings. The duo has now brought their talents to Smash The House, the label run by Belgians Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, for “Like That”. The track was debuted and played by the duo during a set in Madrid, Spain, and has since expanded into the repertoire of many other big name DJs. “Like That” is a big room smasher that relies on a Dirty Dutch influenced synth lead, and a bass kick that will put plenty of others to shame. Of course, the middle of the track is able to provide a sweet melody, but the majority of the focus remains on the drops. “Like That” features a star-studded support list, including the likes of MAKJ, Martin Garrix, and Nicky Romero. Grab this most recent banger from the Bassjackers today off of Smash The House, and enjoy!

Smash The House - STH056 | Buy “Like That” here.

WhoMadeWho – Heads Above/Hiding In Darkness Remixes [Ellum Audio]

WhoMadeWho – Heads Above/Hiding In Darkness Remixes [Ellum Audio]

| August 19, 2014 | Review | http://bit.ly/YuqoFS

For the fans of Maceo Plex, a remix release has dropped on Ellum Audio featuring two remixes by not only him, but also Mario Basanov, and Kyson. Maceo’s sound is a bit different in this and leans more toward a brighter tech house than his darker, deeper side. The track is catchy and well done, and you can catch bits of Maceo’s sound in certain parts which adds a nice familiarity to it. While the track can be a bit repetitive, this is still a great listen for anyone. Mario’s remix is also well done and takes the track to a whole different style. The synths are wonderfully done with a great tone, and the also have a catchy melody. The sound is unique, fun, and upbeat yet still keeps that deep house cool to it. I would argue that Mario’s version is better than Maceo’s so if you’re listening to this release just for Maceo Plex, give Mario’s version a chance. The vocals go really well with his ideas, and the synths are very well done. Finally, Kyson’s version is a completely different take with ambience and calming synths being the main focus. Still a great track and an interesting take on the original.

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Shanahan – Powercat [Dubbed Records]

Shanahan – Powercat [Dubbed Records]

| August 19, 2014 | Review | http://bit.ly/1p8tsl9

Sometimes, the eyes of the mainstream dance music society are just in the wrong place. American Shanahan is doing just about everything possible to make sure he gets the credit he is due. After having a strong start to his career under his full name, an identity change and an infinite source of motivation caused him to rocket back into mainstream relevance. One of the first pieces of evidence of his effort was a track called “RIFTN” through Dubbed Records, and he now returns to the label of JoeySuki with “Powercat”. The latest from Shanahan is definitely a departure from the lighter and more melodic sound he employed on his past two releases on Trice Recordings (now known as Armada Trice). This track is all about the sheer power of the bassline, but also a careful attempt to avoid the potential for big room monotony. This crisis is successfully averted through intricate synth work through out the drops, and a melody in the middle that is on top of it’s game. Just from listening to “Powercat,” it becomes easy to realize how Dannic, Jordy Dazz, and Paul Oakenfold got on board with this tune. Grab this latest release from Shanahan on Dubbed Records via the Beatport link below. Enjoy!

Dubbed Records – DUBBED013 | Buy “Powercat” here.

Vicetone – Heat [Revealed Recordings]

Vicetone – Heat [Revealed Recordings]

| August 18, 2014 | Review | http://bit.ly/YpO3qZ

Officially, the Revealed Recordings family has grown by two today, as the label welcomes the Groningen-based duo, Vicetone. They don’t require very much of an introduction, given that the music speaks more for them. They made their name on the Internet with various free remixes, and have since expanded their fan base with various tours and releases on popular labels like Protocol Recordings and Spinnin’ Records. Now, they make their first landing on Revealed with “Heat”. It is often pretty difficult to describe the Vicetone sound in a concise amount of words. That is simply because their sound seems to transcend the difference in genres, and is very unique compared to the rest of the mainstream dance music scene. “Heat” features all of the melodic requirements to be considered as a progressive anthem, but all of the dirty basslines that the biggest electro tracks contain. “Heat” is able to take the best of both sides, and smash them together into a track that will dominate the mainstage as summer turns to autumn. Be sure to grab this brand-new Vicetone banger off of Beatport today!

Revealed Recordings – REVR122 | Buy “Heat” here.

Andrew Bayer – The District [Anjunabeats]

Andrew Bayer – The District [Anjunabeats]

| August 18, 2014 | Review | http://bit.ly/1ldm2gM

Bayer is one of my favorite producers. Not just for his ability to write catchy music, but I’m always a fan of the instruments he uses and his ability to create sincere emotion in his songs. His new release, The District, is no different and is an incredible trance track for any fan of dance music. Melodically, the track is very strong. Moving from uplifting to foreboding, from building to release, all through a very well-crafted song storyline. Each part fits perfectly with the next and the one before it, and each part serves the song well as a whole. I would argue to say this song is a rare masterpiece, but sometimes there are elements that seem a bit off. Sometimes the tone on the synths can be a bit tinny, and also one could argue that their are far too many effects in certain areas. Check this song out.

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