Category: RELEASES


Avicii breathes new air and power into the continued ascension of his most prominent anthem to date – Levels. Named the next ”Bromance” as early as late 2010 after making its debut and prime-time appearance in the Swedish prodigy’s Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1, but frankly, his break-through single doesn’t even come close to competing with the gem that has been crowned by the likes of an everlasting string of top-class DJ’s and even been acknowledged as an essential ”life-safer” lately. Despite the fact that many producers consider a leak of a tune bad, our fellow tunesmith based out of Stockholm reckoned otherwise after witnessing his live set-adapted mash-up with the almighty vocals of Etta James’ ‘Something’s Got A Hold On’ go viral in cyberspace to be played by the likes of literally all major and minor DJ’s across the globe and line up an overawing 16 million plays on YouTube.

Clearly driven by the rapturing and now world renowned synth leads which, even though they may not feature any shape or form of vocals, will catch you crooning the chord progression of complete perfection in no-time. Having had a year, jam packed with an abundance of success and fame, such acclaimed releases as Fade Into Darkness, Sunshine, Sweet Dreams, Blessed and the remix on Drowning, the unstoppable march of Levels continues as it at last sees its official release through Avicii’s recently launched sublabel of Ministry Of Sound,LE7ELS, backed by Universal Music. And despite its widely known leak, this year’s unquestionable hit single is certain to storm the global charts as of now, fuelled by a surpassing melody, distinct euphoria and an outstanding ability of getting people to wanna move.

Avicii – Levels [LE7ELS Records / Universal Music] – iTunes Link
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The Amsterdam duo that is NO_ID returns to Diffused Music to avail the opportunity of following up April’s Sex Sells EP, which has been seeing persistent playlistings from Sander van Doorn and others. Headlined by a rather distinguished edit on behalf of label honcho Michael Woods himself, How R U Feeling Right Now is the next hit off the Diffused imprint to follow in the footmarks of such tremendous releases as Bullet, Conductor and No Access. Also coming off the pair’s Summer contender of 2011 – Let It Out – an array of chunky beats, a looped vocal enacting the making’s title gracefully and servile piano chords make up the newest single out from NO_ID.

NO_ID – How R U Feeling Right Now (Incl. Michael Woods Edit) [Diffused Music] – Beatport Link

NO_ID – How R U Feeling Right Now (Michael Woods Edit)

NO_ID – How R U Feeling Right Now

Based out of Stockholm, Adam Björnberg, better known as Bjornberg, debuts his first ever single which has been an effort wildly in demand in cyberspace over the past few months. Strongly influenced by our fellow Swedish progressive house export that is Avicii, Bjornberg is recruited by the prestigious Zouk Recordingsdivision of Armada Music with his hotly tipped premiere release, Absolut, aboard. Responsible for having pulled out a widely known pallette of singles like Hi Scandinavia, Svenska, Another Dimension and Free To Go to name a few and their prosperous ability to acknowledge an anthem, another progressively stirring record is upon us. With a melodically intense synth lead and crisp yet catchy accompanying layers, this one is sure to be causing some serious splashes in the digital pond in near future.

Bjornberg – Absolut [Zouk Recordings] – Beatport Link

Led by the previously released Turn It Down and Eyes singles, Kaskade releases his seventh artist album. Unfolding a bunch of new collaborations and sounds, including those that have fuelled the American DJ and producer’s strike into progressive house to be voted the best DJ of America. Debuting his first album in 2003, it was not until the indenture with Ultra Records in 2006 that the rise of Kaskade truly took off, leading him into a placing amongst modern-day’s most highly-rated DJ’s in terms of electronic dance music. Although last year’s ”Dynasty” album was arguably his most  ground-breaking to date, ”Fire & Ice” is already seeing immensely successful charting placings acceded by the aforementioned single releases of 2011. Brilliantly divided into two discs – one for the hottest of club sounds and one for alternate, downtempo ICE mixes on each and everyone of the 10 singles featured – his 2011 album is already exceling previous year’s triumphs with a handful creative tenderings.

Boasting a craft unlike what people may expect out of a jointed making from the divine Kaskade and Skrillex,Lick It debunks an instantly memorable blend of the 70’s most ravishing disco sounds and wobbling, dubstep-influenced chords to form a momentous contribution to the evolution of electronic dance music and the more experimental records off the new double-album.

Filled with a soulful and utmostly emotional chord progression, tipped with the silky voice of Becky Jean Williams from Late Night Alumni, the Illionois-raised Ryan Raddon teams up with Germany’s probably most underrated duo, Inpetto, for the characteristic How Long.

Also armed with blistering chords in conjunction with Rebecca & Fiona’s glorious vocals to make up Turn It Down, the amazingly feel-good progressive piece with Mindy Gledhill that is Eyes and a bunch of collaborations with Dada LifeSkylar GreyHaley and more, the seventh artist album out from Kaskade is finally released.

Kaskade – Fire & Ice (Album) [Ultra Records] – iTunes Link

Tracklisting:

Disc 1 – Fire

01. Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes
02. Kaskade feat. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down
03. Kaskade feat. Neon Trees – Lessons In Love
04. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It
05. Kaskade feat. Haley – Llove
06. Kaskade feat. Marcus Bently – Let Me Go
07. Kaskade feat. Quadron – Waste Love
08. Kaskade & Dada Life feat. Dan Black – ICE
09. Kaskade & Inpetto feat. Late Night Alumni – How Long
10. Kaskade feat. Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness

Disc 2 – Ice

01. Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
02. Kaskade feat. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
03. Kaskade feat. Neon Trees – Lessons In Love (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
04. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
05. Kaskade feat. Haley – Llove (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
06. Kaskade feat. Marcus Bently – Let Me Go (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
07. Kaskade feat. Quadron – Waste Love (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
08. Kaskade & Dada Life feat. Dan Black – ICE (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
09. Kaskade & Inpetto feat. Late Night Alumni – How Long (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
10. Kaskade feat. Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)

Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes

Kaskade & Inpetto with Late Night Alumni – How Long

Having reached utmost eminence with the release of Barbra Streisand in late 2010, A-Trak and Armand Van Helden team up as the experimental duo outfit, Duck Sauce to present the follow-up to last year’s major. Much alike Barbra Streisand, Big Bad Wolf is a distinguished and catchy submission to the industry, certain to bring fame to the New York-stationed duo whose offerings have been getting peerless recognition from all across the globe. They’ve earlier aimed for worldwide domination within the modern disco scene and as many producers have been following in their footprints lately, the duo has decided to reclaim pole position with another joint for the out-and-out fans of the more experimental touch of electronic music. As premiered by Annie Mac in her weekly show on BBC Radio 1, the chunky and bumpy beats of Big Bad Wolf are now out via English-based 3Beat Records!

Duck Sauce – Big Bad Wolf [3Beat Records] – Beatport Link

Fairly reminiscent to Reder 8’s Amazing single, Romeo Blanco releases a playful and effing gorgeous piece as his second single on Funkerman and Fedde Le Grand’s Flamingo Recordings. Although his name and accomplishments may not be as well acknowledged as the ancient Hadrian’s wall, the Antwerp-raised Blanco has surely proven to be as talented. As his production knack and creativeness come together yet again for his third ever single record, named Universal Love, the impact caused on behalf of Belgium resident continues to thrive with this harmonic effort currently spearing the thick walls of dance music aristocracy. With light and snug progressive chords making up the break-down of Flamingo’s newest acquisition to be replaced with impelling kicks and high-pitched tones, the record imprint of Funkerman and Fedde Le Grand returns from Deniz Koyu’s Hertz single for this sweet release.

Romeo Blanco – Universal Love [Flamingo Recordings] – Beatport Link

Formerly unveiled as early as January, this sought-after disco offering from Enzio & Emilio is finally getting released. Borrowing heavily from the sounds that originated huge waves during the 70’s and 80’s, Soul Train is a tune that’s seriously going to make you move. Not only is it a vital asset to the on-going come-back of the disco scene, that basically is the origin of everything House music, but Soul Train has got a more soulful feel to it. Having the unremitting grooves make up its simple but brilliant structure, graced with its filtered vocal loop, the new track from the Bonsu brothers is another feel-good enacting of why disco belongs at the forefront.

Enzio & Emilio – Soul Train [BonBon Records] – iTunes Link

Danish Faustix and Canadian Imanos come together for their Mutants Debut – ‘I’ll Wait For You’. An uplifting main room number with a massive piano breakdown blessed with Hollywood based Lindsey Ray‘s airy vocals, described best by label boss John Dahlback as “One for the festivals!”. The package includes also two amazing remixes. One from Tiger Stripes, which drops a brilliant Deep mix certain to get you grooving, and second from Albin Myers, who brings a fun progressive version ready to set the dancefloor off. You can expect the all package exclusively on Beatport on 17th October, of course on Mutants Records. Enjoy!

Following up last year’s launch of his own record label with the premiere release being Phazing, this year’s second sequel was recently uncovered as the Aussie icon replaced Martin Solveig on the second day of Electric Zoo Festival. Kicking off the year of 2011 with the release of his take on Coming Home that was, by many, elected as 2011’s Miami anthem, Dirty South has come to gracefully flaunt throughout the year along with the releases of his immense remixes on Airsteala and Skylar Grey’s Invisible as well as letting out his and Thomas Gold’s ground-breaking challenger of the tune of this year – Alive. The latest offering from the Los Angeles resident has surfaced and from the looks of it, it seems we’ve got another masterpiece from the producer behind anthems like Open Your Heart and Let It Go upon us. As the uplifting and utmostly dreamy vocals from Erik Hecht peerlessly enacts, the next single from Dirty South in conjunction with Those Usual Suspects is calledWalking Alone and is most likely going to floor countless dance events in near future with its sweeping harmonies. As officially given an exclusive play in the Swedish House Mafia take-over of Essential Selection, Walking Alone is out now on Dirty South’s own Phazing Records!

Dirty South & Those Usual Suspects feat. Erik Hecht – Walking Alone [Phazing Records] – Beatport Link

Fresh off the release of his hammering cut on Norman Doray’s disco original of Kalifornia, the impressive crusade of Spain’s finest manfacturer of club-adapted House music continues as he brings up Martin Volt and Le Que’s brand-new Secrets Behind A Fact single through his The Mansion Recordings, fronted by a rework on behalf of Tort himself. With the gorgeous One Look release on Axtone Records still paving the way for prosperity and recognition for the Barcelona residing producer, Tort follows up his take on Henrik B’s Acid Rocker with another example of his sheer signature sound. Taking on the Dutch co-producers recently responsible for remixes on Ticket To The Sky and Dev’s In The Dark, the Spaniard continues to make impact on clubland after his splendid Jack It Up and School Of 88 singles.

Martin Volt & Le Que – Secrets Behind A Fact (David Tort Rework) [The Mansion Recordings] – Beatport Link