R3hab & NERVO feat. Ayah Marar – Ready For The Weekend (Don Diablo Remix) [September 29 - Spinnin' Remixes]
As a fan in the progressive house scene, it was pretty much impossible to ignore the most recent collaboration between R3hab and NERVO. This trio of producers, who were ⅔ responsible for “Revolution” with Ummet Ozcan, came together yet again with vocalist Ayah Marar for their peak-time banger known as “Ready For The Weekend”. The track spent 4 days in the #1 slot of the Beatport Overall Top 100 chart, and has an impressive support list to date as well. Now, remix duty for “Ready For The Weekend” has been assigned, and the lucky winner is the Dutchman Don Diablo. The man behind “Black Mask” and “Origins” will now take on the hit, and bring it out through the newly minted Spinnin’ Remixes imprint on September 29.
Don Diablo picks up exactly where he left off with “AnyTime” in terms of the overall feeling put into this remix. He has injected his future house-influenced vibe right into the parts of the original track where the highest amounts of energy dwell. He utilizes the original vocals, both pitched and unaltered, and is able to use the juxtaposition of the two to create a funkier vibe than that of R3hab and NERVO‘s original mix. As well, Don Diablo brings in both his signature groove and synths into the same realm as “Ready For The Weekend,” and is able to change up the sound in order to create what will serve as one of the most useful tracks for peak-time DJ’s in the closing months of 2014.
Grab the Don Diablo remix of “Ready For The Weekend” when it drops on September 29. Enjoy!
The rave report is your guide to the hottest shows in your city curated by our editors. Here’s what’s happening this week in Boston!
9/17 – Cedric Gervais @ Bijou
9/18 – Vinai @ Julep
9/18 – Alvaro @ Royale
9/19 – Tommy Trash @ Royale
9/19 – Sick Individuals @ Prime
Not a ton of shows going on this week, but there are some really good names in town. If I had to pick just one show to go to though I’d definitely grab some tickets to see Vinai at Julep. I’ve never been to that particular venue, but from what I’ve heard it’s a bit more of a mature crowd so you won’t have to deal with college freshman learning club etiquette. Vinai has some pretty solid tracks of their own out, but their sound can get a little repetitive. I wouldn’t let that deter you though as this Italian duo really knows how to party.
As you probably already know “Hot N*gga” is one of the biggest tracks out right now and pretty much everyone and their mother is doing the schmoney dance. What you may not have known is that Dotcom has created a trap remix that takes this song to a whole new level. The original track is great don’t get me wrong, but the trap remix fits better with a club atmosphere and the bass line in this one absolutely slams. Dotcom brought the tempo up so it’s more dance friendly and added some drama to the drops putting in a slight pause before each one that builds the hype. Adding to the greatness of this track is the fact that it’s a free download so make sure you grab this one while it’s hot.
The biggest track of the festival season is now quite close to its release. After being confused as an ID collaboration between Hardwell and MOTi, one of the biggest heavy-hitter tracks of the entire summer actually belongs to the mysterious KSHMR and DallasK. This track marks the debut of both artists on the Revealed Recordings label, and the first time they have worked together. KSHMR most recently dropped “No Heroes” together with Firebeatz, while DallasK continues to ride the success that “Superfuture” has brought him. The two have now fused their talents together to craft “Burn,” a track that first came through the speakers during Hardwell‘s set at Ultra Music Festival Croatia. “Burn” is scheduled to drop on September 17.
With a casual first listen, one can easily tell how this track was confused with something out of the studio of either Hardwell or MOTi. The preview kicks off with a high-octane melody that possesses a strong Middle Eastern vibe to it. Throughout, however, the overall feeling is a slightly dark atmosphere, and this aids in the flow of the track. The melody gives way into a buildup, and soon a quick vocal sample sets the stage for an absolutely massive drop. It’s what one would expect from both KSHMR and DallasK when it comes to a drop: a massive bassline combined with a full-bodied and dynamic top line, all bent on causing some destruction on the dance floor.
Be sure to grab “Burn” when it drops on September 17. Enjoy!
They may have slightly changed their name, but they definitely haven’t changed the sound that made them famous. Jewelz & Sparks make their debut on Fly Eye with “Motor,” a new track with their classic sound.
I’ve always been a fan of the Jewelz & Sparks minimal sound, but the buildup is something out of this world. I believe that this is one of, of not the, best buildup in 2014. It gets you so hyped up for a massive drop and minimal sound catches you a little off guard, but definitely doesn’t disappoint. I’ve been a fan of these guys ever since “Toxic Rush” and getting back to their roots with “Motor” makes me so happy.
Take a listen to Jewelz & Sparks new track “Motor” out October 6th on Fly Eye. Enjoy!
Russia has brought another viable talent to the table, this time in the form of Ispolins. The duo was originally discovered by the Protocol Recordings label boss himself, Nicky Romero, when he dropped their track “Yeah BassH” on his Protocol Radio show back in May. Now, their self-titled single “Ispolins” has been picked up by the imprint, and is headed for a big-time release. Although there are no documented occasions where the track has been played out live, “Ispolins” made its radio debut just last weekend through Romero’s show. “Ispolins” by Ispolins is scheduled for release on September 22.
“Ispolins” easily falls into the category of being a change of pace when compared to a lot of the mainstream tunes. There is a high emphasis on the melody of the track, and its actual musical value. The track has a mysterious vibe throughout, and the sound is only enhanced by perfectly tuned rave synths. The feeling of the break remains as a constant throughout the entirety of the preview, as melody gives way to buildup, drop, and so on. It’s quite easy to see that Ispolins absolutely killed it with this tune, and it is bound to pick up more DJ support as it moves forward.
Grab “Ispolins” by Ispolins when it drops through Protocol Recordings on September 22. Enjoy!
One of the more popular tech house tracks of this month, Shamen, has been remixed by british producer Tim Cullen and while it keeps it’s tech house style, Cullen shows his UK influence and creates a great hybrid of garage and tech house. Keeping a faster pace than most UK producers tend to prefer, Cullen’s remix is energetic, vibrant, and will keep a dance floor moving in any city. While it has that kick/high hat tradeoff that tech house leans towards, it also features a thick and well-produced bass-line as it’s main instrument. Cullen fuses the UK sound with tech house so well, that the track could be played in multiple different scenes and situations and the track as a whole is very versatile. That being said, it can become a bit repetitive at certain points and may not be a track that, for most people, can be listened to outside of a club atmosphere. The production also lacks a bit of depth as the synths can be a bit shallow at certain points, and it also seems as though the track lacks a certain “it” factor or force to propel it to a new level. Check it out.
The talent pool that Revealed Recordings has been able to recruit appears to be limitless. The catalog has dozens of releases, and is always able to bring the most relevant talent and sounds to the industry’s forefront. As part of the Hardwell Presents Revealed Vol. 5 compilation, the label tipped its hand and unveiled a plethora of upcoming releases, and another one is heading towards its full release. The latest tune comes in from Holland’s Ralvero, and this effort is titled “District”. We’ve been hearing this tune since EDC New York back in May, and have since heard it played in radio shows all over the planet. The wait has finally come to a conclusion, and “District” is set to drop on September 22 through Revealed Recordings.
Ralvero has worked very hard on his recent tunes to ensure that his sound stays fresh, but still clues listeners into his signature sound. His progress since tracks like “Fuck What U Heard” and “Rage”. He begins “District” with a rather mysterious and complex melodic progression using a very progressive synth. As the melody progresses onward, it builds in its sound from just simple plucks into a full-bodied rave-killing sound. The next step is the addition of a simple bassline, and then the buildup sends listeners hurdling towards the drop. A quick breakdown leads into a pounding drop, featuring a wild bass kick and perfectly executed big-room synths on top in one of Ralvero‘s best tracks to date.
Follow in the footsteps of JoeySuki, Blasterjaxx, and David Guetta by grabbing “District” when it drops on September 22. Enjoy!
Firebeatz & Schella have worked together a few times before, and every time they’ve done so, the track has been a smash. “Switch” is no exception. Every song they’ve collaborated on has been different be it “Dear New York,” “Wicked,” and now “Switch.”
The track has and interesting overall sound from the melody to the drop. I’m unsure how to describe the melody, it’s a bunch of chopped vocals over claps, but the drop is where the track gets really interesting. The drop has this high pitched, kinda bleep synth with a interesting kick pattern, Mike Hawkins-esque if you will. But, overall it’s a really interesting song that we don’t hear too often.
Take a listen to Firebeatz & Schella‘s newest collab “Switch” coming September 22nd to Spinnin Records. Enjoy!
Another awesome collab out of powerhouse Spinnin’ Records featuring Danny Howard & Futuristic Polar Bears. They are no stranger to one another as they did the song “Thundergod” about 10 months ago and the song “Vargo”. Unlike their last collab which was progressive house, Romani is an electro house track that has an incredibly catchy melody that is sure to get you hooked. While Spinnin’ only gave us 1:18 to listen to until release, you get a good idea of what this track will bring to the table. It features a driving bassline with powerful synths from start to finish that keeps the energy high on this song. This track has excellent chord progression and the buildup gives you a preview for the drop which gets going after a vocal sample. These producers have wowed me with each collab they have done and I can’t wait to see what they do next.
This big collaboration is being released on Spinnin’ Records on October 10th. Enjoy!