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Hardwell returns with yet another single after his latest release Cobra on his own labelRevealed RecordingsHardwell has had a great year starting it with the release of his collaboration with Tiesto to produce Zero 76and his own single Encoded. With his year kick started, he continued working to capitalize on the success he has. After touring with Tiesto in the United States,Hardwell was asked to play in Sensation White, and there he previewed his next single called The World which came in on his own brand Reveled Recordings in July. A bunch on remixes include his remix to DJ Fresh’s track Louder which he turned from Dupstep to a club banger, In the Air by Morgan Paige & Ned Shepard & many others. Then in September he came out with a huge collaboration on Spinnin Records with Nicky Romero called Beta, and his latest single was just released called Cobra which shows a new signature Hardwell sound. Now he gives usSpaceman which a combination between the old Hardwell sound and the new sound, the track will be out soon on his own imprint Reveled Recordings soon.

Thomas Gold is back with yet another remix for Adele this time joining with the likes ofMark MendesThomas is having a great year in the music industry with all the tracks and support he’s been getting from other artists. He started off the year hot off the release of his remix to Mogual’s track We Want Your Soul and his single AGORa both on Steve Angello’s Size Records. Then two huge tracks were released, the Thomas Gold & Axwell remix to Blow Up by Hard Rock Sofa & St. Brothers on Axwell’s own print Axtone Records, his Thomas own take on Jes‘ single Awaken on Ultra. After if he then came out with an insane remix to Lady Gaga’s track Judas alongside R3hab and other artists. Then later in the year he came out with two great remixes in the same day, one for Sander Van Doorn’s anthem Reach Out which came out on Sanders imprint DoornRecords, and a remix for Adele’s track Set Fire To The Rain on XL Recordings. He then met up with someone by the name of Dirty South to produce the track Alive which came out onDirty South’s label Phazing Records, which now features a Tommy Trash remix, and with his latest release, a rework of Marsch Marsch, the versatileness of Thomas Gold is on a new level. Thomas Gold also has a couple tracks in the vault including Sing 2 Me coming out soon on Axtone, and a brand new track with Dirty South! Check out the preview for this beautiful track coming out soon on XL Recordings.

Skrillex, the leading producer of dubstep, has done it again! This time, it’s a HUGE collaboration with classic rock group The Doors for a new major motion picture coming out soon called RE:GENERATIONBreakn’ a Sweat has both the dubstep and glitch elements that Skrillex is known for, plus the classic rock elements such as keyboard, drums, and guitar of The Doors.  The vocals are a cross between surviving members ofThe Doors and the king of dubstep himself,Skrillex.  Catch this song onSkrillex’s current Mothership Invasion Tour! Keep an eye out for this movie coming soon, as it will involve more famous DJs and producers, such as Pretty LightsMark RonsonThe Crystal Method, and DJ Premier, collaborating with other artists and music genres to make new sounds!

As given an exclusive first play by Steve Angello at Escape From Wonderland this past weekend, the second release from Skrillex’s newly launched Owsla label gets itself an ultimate electro treatment from the man of the moment – Tommy Trash. Borrowing brilliantly from Shave It’s asper headmark sound, Zedd’s hottest record to date sees an aftershave alteration emerge from the now London based protagonist of stodgy electro house. Having pioneered a huge wave of warped and brutal offerings to go viral in the scene previously dominated by big room synths, many electro-house heads are to thank Trash, if they not already have, for pulling out champions like The End, Future Folk and a widespread bundle of hit remixes on Carry Me Home, Edge Of The Earth, One Last Ride and Alive.

The original’s occasional reminiscence to the soundtracks in computer and TV games was taken seriously in consideration by the Australia-bred Thomas Olsen whom managed to turn it into one of the leading elements in this first remix out of three to be revealed. It’s due out November 8th along with remixes from Kaskade and 501, have a listen!

Preview: Thomas Gold – Sing 2 Me [Axtone]

I believe that alongside Alesso, Thomas Gold is one of the biggest breakthrough producer this year with massive releases for Dirty South‘s Starphazing, Mark Knight‘s Toolroom Records, Sander von Doorn‘s Doorn Records etc.

It looks like he is going to be back soon with a big big hit called “Sing 2 Me” promised to Axwell for his label Axtone. We can already expect the whole Swedish House Mafia track-listing this hit alongside with their friends; Dirty Southand co. But we cannot blame them this track sounds huge! It will be released in a near future according to Axwell, stay tuned!

Fresh off the previewing of Spaceman and the release of Cobra, the head honcho of Revealed Recordings, Hardwell, debuts a new release concept of his beloved record label with a purpose to let more aspiring DJ’s and producers showcase their talent by bringing up-and-comers together to feature their hottest solo record’s in an EP release. The first volume of Talent Revealed sees its emittance on November 7th and embodies three well-produced singles from two talented Hollander’s and one Italian.

Influenced by the mighty production dynamics of Daft Punk, the Amsterdam-raised 19 year old Jordy von Egmond, better known as Dyro, presents us a harder alteration of the legendary pair’s momentous signature sound named Daftastic. Firmly driven by infectious bass lines and kicking beats, Daftastic attains pole position in this three-track EP now set for release on Revealed.

Brought in from Italy is 19 year old AKR for the uncovering of Alpha 15 – a tune made up by anthemic trance chords and solid, hard-hitting kicks much alike the 2011 trademarks from Hardwell. And last but not least, 17 year old Loek van der Grinten, better known as Luke-R, whom is mainly known for taking part of the rendering of Azuli Records’ Forget release alongside Roul and Doors offers a taste of his latest making, entitled Bermuda. Flipping from a euphoric break-down and powerfully high-pitched synth lines into a bumpy and heart-wrenching drop, Bermuda encloses this first EP of three slickly and raises the anticipation for further endeavors on behalf of Hardwell to prosperously bring up new talents.

Preview: Tiesto & Steve Aoki – Tornado [Dim Mak]

Since a couple years ago, one of the biggest dj in the world and trance superstar Tiesto has started a very difficult career change, going from his glorious status of Trance legend to the same status in the EDM industry. This career change have seen him becoming closer with numerous confirmed producers from different EDM genre such as theSwedish House Mafia, Hardwell, Mark Knight, AVICII, and now Steve Aoki.

With the latest, they just announced the release of a collaboration track called “Tornado” which should be released on Dim Mak Records on November 15th 2011 and available exclusively on Beatport. Take a look at the preview below:

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 relentless energy of Dutch house’s leading figure of the new wave of DJ’s currently emerging continues to luxuriate as he ups the stakes for a brand-new remix treatment on Sebastian Ingrosso and Alesso’s progressive Calling anthem. Being a producer behind such ravishing club bangers as Prutataaa, Sending My Love and a row of remix cuts out of  Without  You and Maximal Crazy to name a few, R3hab has indisputably become a man worthy of upholding the crown of the next pioneer, of Holland’s club music scene, to be. His uniquely knitted hit productions are of as high of a standard to be compared with the productions of any top-tier icon and has established himself as a hard-working and massively talented producer at the very heart of clubland. The forte of R3hab being his cacophonic sounding chords, thick underlayers and monstrous sounds, the essential aspirant of the next generation of Dutch house lays his hands on one of 2011’s most renowned singles – Calling. Despite the fact that the original’s progression is rather hard to remix, the producer from Holland’s holy Grail of successful DJ’s – Breda – has made it clear there is no stopping his steady crusade this year as he teams up with Swanky Tunes, the Russian trio primarily known by Their Law, Together, Phantom and the Smolengrad / United EP, yet again to now turn the hottest offering from Refune Records to date into a full-on, rugged peak-timer to enact their signature sounds further.

Not only did Chuckie join Pete Tong for this week’s Essential Selection, Laidback Luke Rob da Bank and Armin van Buuren Judge Jules, but Friday night’s honouring of Holland’s prominent Dutch house scene on BBC Radio 1 also offered a flash-back on last week’s significant Amsterdam Dance Event with a bunch of live sets making up this week’s Essential Mix special. And it sure was an exclusive pick of Holland’s hotly tipped forefronters that was offered, including the likes of Afrojack, R3hab, Sidney Samson and Sander van Doorn to name a few.

Giving his new single alongside Shermanology, titled Can’t Stop Me Now, a spin, the label head of Wall Recordings, Afrojack, served his fellow native’s up with a discerning selection of his current top tunes. R3hab, the utterly talented and rapidly developing DJ and producer currently touring the states, showcased a pallette of his recent hit productions as well as the upcoming Dada Life take one of his more essential releases, Prutataaa. The man behind the successful release of Riverside, Sidney Samson, boasted his distinguished liking for the strident sounds of Dutch house. And last but not least, the trance turned trouse DJ Sander van Doorn returned to his fellow Netherlands for a 90 minute dynamic and hard-hitting set.

Afrojack

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Tracklist:

01. Afrojack – Bangduck [Wall] (Intro Version)
02. Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataaa [Wall] w/ Afrojack feat. Eva Simons – Take Over Control (Acappella) [Wall]
03. Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette – Hello [Mixture] (Afrojack Edit) w/ Major Lazer – Pon The Floor (Laidback Luke Remix) [Downtown]
04. Steve Angello – Knas [Size] w/ David Guetta feat. Kid Cudi – Memories (Acappella) [EMI]
05. Afrojack feat. Eva Simons – Take Over Control [Wall] w/ Kid Cudi – Day ‘N’ Nite (Crookers Remix) (Acappella) [Fool’s Gold]
07. Avicii – Levels [LE7ELS] w/ Etta James – Something’s Got A Hold On Me (Acappella) [Geffen] w/ David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over (Acappella) [EMI]
08. David Guetta feat. Usher – Without You (R3hab XS Remix) [F*** Me I’m Famous]
09. Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo & Afrojack & Nayer – Give Me Everything (Acappella) [Sony] w/ Afrojack feat. Shermanology – Can’t Stop Me Now [Wall]

R3hab

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Tracklist:

01. R3hab & Swanky Tunes feat. Max C – Sending My Love [Wall]
02. Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce (R3hab Remix) [Sony]
03. LMFAO feat. Natalia Kills – Champagne Showers (R3hab Remix) [Interscope]
04. Don Omar feat. Lucenzo – Danza Kuduro (R3hab Remix) [White Label]
05. Sander van Doorn – Koko (R3hab Remix) [Doorn] w/ Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Acappella) [XL]
06. Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso – Calling (Instrumental Mix) [Refune]
07. Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataaa (Dada Life Remix) [Wall]

Sidney Samson

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Tracklist:

01. Sidney Samson feat. Lil Jon – Mutate [Rock The Houze]
02. Sidney Samson – Thanks I Get [Rock The Houze]
03. ID w/ Sidney Samson – Riverside [Sneakerz]
04. Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Throught The Gravepine (Acappella) [Tamla]
05. Nero – Crush On You (Knife Party Remix) [More Than Alot]
06. DJ Fresh – Gold Dust (Flux Pavilion Remix) [Data Test Press]
07. Black Eyes Peas -Boom Boom Pow (Acappella) [EMI] w/ Roger Sanchez – Another Chance (Sidney Samson Remix) [White Label] w/ Danzel – Put Your Hands Up In The Air (Acappella) [Superstar]
09. Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki feat. Lil Jon – Turbulence (Sidney Samson Remix) [Mixmash]
10. Timbaland feat. Keri Hilson, Sebastian & D.O.E.– The Way I Are [Interscope]

Sander van Doorn

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Tracklist:

01. Sander van Doorn – Koko [Doorn]
02. Cirez D – Mokba [Mouseville]
03. Marcus Schossow – Acid, Festival, Champagne, Bitches [Spinnin]
04. Dinka – Violet (Inpetto Remix) [Unreleased Digital]
05. Fafaq – Rocket Fuel [High Contrast]
06. Tristan Garner – Overdrive [Xtra Life]
07. La Fuente – Bang Bang [Mixmash]
08. Sander van Doorn feat. Carol Lee – Love Is Darkness [Doorn]
09. D-Rashid & Kid Kaio – Tokyo (Dustindl Bootleg) [White Label]
10. Matteo DiMarr – Creep [Size]
11. ID (29min45sec)
12. Ummet Ozcan – Reboot [Doorn]
13. Tiesto – Maximal Crazy [Musical Freedom]
14. Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Alive [Phazing]
15. Cosmic Gate – The Theme [Black Hole]
16. Sander van Doorn – Slap My Pitch Up [Doorn]
17. Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid – Raise Your Hands [Axtone]
18. Sander Van Doorn & Adrian Lux – Eagles [Doorn]
19. ID (1h6min)
20. Moby – After (Ferry Corsten Fix) [Flashover]
21. The Bloody Beetroots feat. Steve Aoki – Warp 1.9 [Dim Mak]
22. Deniz Koyu – Tung! [Flamingo]
23. Dada Life – White Noise / Red Meat [Dim Mak]
24. Ferry Corsten – Radio Crash (House Krush) [Flashover]
25  Sander van Doorn – Track 12 [Doorn]

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