1..2..3..HIT IT! – 34 Dance Tracks of the Present>Past>Future

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For those of you that don’t feel like reading and just want to get straight to the music (I completely understand, I do the same thing):

And here’s the Spotify playlist, but keep in mind less than half are on it:

 

It’s February…which means 2 things: 1 month till Miami Music Week & new songs that will become 2013 dance anthems come out soon. It’s about that time again to go through what’s been ringing in my ears since the last post (which was…end of November). So here’s some of the best of the best from 12/1-2/8: (stay tuned at the end for some jewels of the past and some future bangers)

Let’s start with some feel-good house music…you know those melodic, steady beat, HUGE crescendo, strong vocal mixes that keep you feeling like you’re on top of the world. First up we’ve got another Miike Snow Remix from Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, the same guys that brought you “Roll the Dice” and “Pieces of Light”:

Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Say You Will) (Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman Remix)

And now I bring you 2 tracks from a new guy by the name of Moiez. Slowly making some headway with remixes and collaborations, this guy produces a powerful sound that really gets you moving. In the first track Moiez takes on Hardwell’s already impressive “Apollo ft. Ambra Shepard”, but I have to be honest…I really think he out did Hardwell on this one, take a listen:

Hardwell – Apollo (ft. Ambra Shepard) (Moiez Remix)

Next is an original by Moiez with vocals from Brenton Mattheus. Stumbled upon this on another music blog and now I just can’t stop listening. It’s pretty epic so take a listen:

Moiez – The Vision feat. Brenton Mattheus [free download]

And now a remix from Ivan Gough, name should sound familiar from Axwell’s remix of Ivan and Feenixpawl’s “In My Mind”. So with that last sentence I don’t think there’s any questioning Ivan’s talent, not to mention this next track was featured as Pete Tong’s 1st song on his February 8th Essential Mix. A must have:

Vincenzo Callea vs. William Naraine – Turn Off the Lights (Ivan Gough Remix)

Next I have some killer remixes for you. First, when Nicky Romero & NERVO released “Like Home” it was already making big waves at Tomorrowland, but of course like every other hit EDM single everyone else wants to take a stab at it. So of the many remixes, this one from Dannic is my favorite:

Nicky Romero & NERVO – Like Home (Dannic Remix)

Here’s an extra from Dannic as well:

Kid Massive & Alex Sayz ft. Miella – Strong (Dannic Remix)

Zedd’s “Clarity ft. Foxes” has been taking over the music scene in recent months after Zedd made an acoustic performance on Letterman and the music video was released. And now a “Clarity Remixes” EP is set to be released soon featuring re-works from the likes of Felix Cartal, Brillz, and Funkagenda. However, I think I wouldn’t be the only one to say that the best remix has already been released by Starkillers (and it’s a free download). He has literally completely re-worked the entire track, extended it, and transformed it leaving the only the backbone Zedd gave the track and Foxes’ vocals, check it:

Zedd – Clarity ft. Foxes (Starkillers Remix)

And now a remix of Arty’s “When I See You” by Alesso. An absolutely amazing original track by Arty, but when Alesso brings that progressive house feel to this classic trance track, it BLOWS UP:

Arty – When I See You (Alesso Remix)

I think it’s time for some dirty, grimey, big bass, house (BIG SPEAKERS NEEDED!). First, we have a single from Qulinez off of Steve Angello‘s Size Records. Qulinez is also the same duo to bring you the EPIC, “Troll” from 2012. This track was first debuted at EDC New York along with it’s twin brother “Dynamic”.

Qulinez – BAMF …. (I think the title is appropriate)

Next is a multi-collaboration off of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash the House label. Yves V has been a partner for Felguk‘s “WOW” and DV & LM’s “Loops & Things”, where as Loopers you’ll see later in the blog post. Check out the big bass “AMOK”:

Yves V, Loopers, & Jacob van Hage – AMOK

Next is fast rising W&W Music. Been around a while and in the trance game for a long time, but just recently making huge strides with their now #1 Beatport single with Ummet Ozcan. First, featured on Armin Van Buuren‘s ASOT and now released on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings it’s “The Code”:

W&W & Ummet Ozcan – The Code

And now a track that a lot of people have been waiting patiently for. The long anticipated “Wakanda” from Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Played across the globe in Swedish House Mafia’s “One Last Tour” sets since November 2012. Out now on Axwell’s Axtone Records. The heavy, heavy bass will take over any dance crowd. Get it:

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda

You can always hear the bouncy imprint Tommy Trash leaves on a track when he adds his flavor to it and I have to say that A-Trak & Tommy’s “Tuna Melt” sure does taste good:

A-Trak & Tommy Trash – Tuna Melt

Also, check out A-Trak’s “Jumbo” from the same EP.

Next I bring you to some dirty, dirty progressive house music. I honestly have no clue who these two HIIO & John Dish are, but this track is amazing. Featured by Deniz Koyu and Pete Tong, this track is a killer:

HIIO & John Dish – Cubic

We’re closing in on the rest of the “Present-time” now. From my favorite Aussie, Dirty South, comes a collaboration his devoted fans have literally been begging to have for months. First debuted on his City of Dreams tour he releases “Halo” with Deniz Koyu:

Dirty South & Deniz Koyu – Halo

Keep an eye out for Dirty South‘s new album “Speed of Life” to be released March 5th!

From Steve Aoki we have probably one of his best tracks since “Ladi Dadi”. I don’t know how this got past me, but it’s a great track with Rune RK:

Steve Aoki ft. Rune RK – Transcend

From Laidback Luke‘s MixMash Records we have a follow up to “Home” by Tom Staar. His new “Kingdom” will trick you with it’s melodic and strong vocal beginning, but just wait… (go to :49):

Tom Staar – Kingdom

This next one sounds like a Daft Punk resurgence from Oliver on Fool’s Gold Records:

Oliver – MYB

And now it’s time for my FAVORITE TRACK RIGHT NOW. I cannot get this one out of my head. It’s absolute musical genius!! Mord Fustang is no newbie to the EDM scene, but he has never quite garnered the following to make it “Big” per say (not that it hasn’t been big for him… ex. playing Electric Zoo 2012). He reminds me so much of Deadmau5 with the tracks like “We Are Connected” and “Champaloo”. Now he brings “Taito” to the table, take a listen, I promise you’ll be impressed:

Mord Fustang – Taito

And now the “Best of the Rest”: … (don’t forget to scroll down for some Future, Past, and MASHUPS)



BLAST FROM THE PAST




TOP MASHUPS (Alesso, Dirty South, Chuckie, Deniz Koyu, Calvin Harris, Axwell, Dada Life)



THE FUTURE SOUNDS – (and waiting patiently…)

“Years ft. Matthew Koma” by Alesso is probably my favorite banger from 2012. It’s a great combination of feel-good house and huge sound. I really didn’t think you could make it much better than it was already. However, whenever Hard Rock Sofa adds their touch to something it pretty much EXPLODES. Which is why I’m so excited to hear the full version of this one:

Alesso – Years ft. Matthew Koma (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)

Debuted by Steve Angello at “Size in the Park” this past summer, people have been waiting for this one a long while too. A collaboration between up and coming GTA, Henrix, and Digital Lab on Size Records:

GTA, Henrix & Digital Lab – Hit It!

And now the one I have a feeling I’ll be waiting a while for. It’s been played in combination with Supermode‘s “Tell Me Why” at the Swedish House Mafia‘s “One Last Tour”, but has yet to see the light of day from it’s creator Deniz Koyu. Another 4 letter banger, “RAGE” is a for sure hit and will likely be a 2013 anthem when released. Check out the best quality clip I can find and YouTube video (so you can see the crowd’s reaction) from SHM’s show at Friends Arena in Stockholm:

Deniz Koyu – Rage

And last but, not least I leave you with a new single from the mysterious duo, Disclosure. Certainly, not in line with the type of music in this blog post, but nonetheless it’s a very catchy track with Disclosure‘s underlying tech house beat and AlunaGeorge‘s great vocals. It will most definitely be a #1 chart topper in the UK and will make it’s way to the US soon enough: (Also make sure to check out their “Latch” with Sam Smith)

Disclosure – White Noise ft. AlunaGeorge

Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed it! Till next time.

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[The Newest of NEW EDM] BRAND NEW from Alesso, Dirty South, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Thomas Gold, and MORE!

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Alright boys and girls…I think it’s about time for a new post again. Today I’m bringing the ripest EDM I can possibly find. You know when a DJ yells, “Everyone get your phones out for a world premiere!” or “Who’s ready for some new shit!?”, well these are those songs. Some premiered at EDC New York and some at Las Vegas.

There’s some sick collaborations that have been going on recently too! Fedde Le Grand and Nicky Romero premiered a collab. on a new single called ‘Sparks’, and Alesso and Dirty South finally released their collab. single ‘City of Dreams’, which they had been planning forever. (if you follow the Alesso, Dirty South friendship you know what I’m talking about).

Axwell‘s new signing with Thomas Gold to Axtone records has been PHENOMENAL. This guy is seriously tearing shit up! His new mixtape is now available on Axtone records. He also just did a live stream from Beatport‘s office this week too! Check his new single below called ‘Fanfare’.

And of course we have the classic Laidback Luke! (did you know this guy is in his 40s already!). He released a new single with great vocals called ‘We Are the Stars’. This one’s a banger too!

And then you’ve got the young, but infamous Dutchman, Hardwell all the way from Holland! If you haven’t downloaded his EDC Las Vegas set yet….DO IT! Definitely one of the best sets at EDC. You can get it here at Beat My Day (along with pretty much all the EDC Las Vegas sets). During EDC Vegas he premiered this new single below called ‘Three Triangles’.

Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero – Sparks

Alesso & Dirty South – City of Dreams

Alesso – Clash

Wolfgang Gartner – Flexx

Thomas Gold – Fanfare (Preview)

Laidback Luke – We Are the Stars (feat. Martel)

Hardwell – Three Triangles

Thank You – Third Party feat. Loleatta Holloway

Enjoy!! My next blog post will be going back to some Alt Rock with a special on Gotye and guest blogger LAURIE BYRNE!