Archives for category: Big Room House

The releases and remix package for ‘You & I’ came earlier this month.The track features the unmistakable vocal talent of Erik Hecht. The well renowned vocalist, responsible for the Dirty South Anthem – ‘Walking Alone’.  She Can DJ winner, Minx, who spent the early months of 2012 jetsetting the globe as the official spinner at the seriously A-list after parties hosted by EMI. Nordean’s intimate knowledge of machines, and gift of musical theory. The remix package received most of the attention, as the original came and went. Ken Loi lead the way, with an emotive take on the original, but the most impressive spin came from  Goodwill. Don’t miss this Anthem twice.

Vocal Progressive Anthem.

Tuesday was the official North American release date of  Tiësto‘s Club Life Volume Two: Miami. The supersatr DJ returned to his Club Life mantra, this time taking his talents to South beach. The new mix album is the second installment in Tiësto’s exciting club life series and is inspired by one of the Worlds premier dance music cities, Miami.

Why Miami? Tiësto explains – “I picked Miami because it’s one of my favorite cities in the world.  There’s so much to do, the club life there is amazing, it’s a very glamorous city.  I play in Miami a couple times a year and that’s where I got my inspiration from on this album.”

Volume Two offers access to Tiësto’s Miami. A city renowned for its World class night life, beautiful party goers long summers and most importantly its club life. Tiësto’s album crafts the club experience perfectly, using his own original productions and remixes as the driving force behind the album. The album includes the enormous collaboration with Wolfgang Gartner, in ‘We Own The Night’, an exclusive remix of The Naked And Famous Anthem ‘Young Blood’ featuring Hardwell and exclusive remixes of chart topping hits ‘Paradise’ and ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’. The album also includes originals from John Dahlback, Avesta, John De Sohn, Sultan & Ned Shepard, and probably the biggest track of them all, a Swanky Tunes collaboration. Tiësto’s offering is intended to give fans the full Miami experience whether they have been or not.

In its entirety, Club Life Volume Two: Miami is the perfect representation of not only Tiësto’s sound, but the current pulse of EDM. There compilation is excellent mix of new and old, easy-listening, harder house, vocals and instrumentals. It also demonstrates Tiësto’s ability to remain at the forefront of electronic dance music. Enjoy!

The 16 track compilation is released in time to propel fans straight into the summer season and will be supported by Tiësto, as he embarks on a Wolrd tour with more than 100 destinations!

Download: Tiësto – Miami (Original Mix)

Download: Tiësto – Chasing Summers (Original Mix)

Download: Tiësto & Wolfgang Gartner – We Own The Night ft. Luciana (Original Mix) (*HA Favorite*)

Download: Tiësto – What Can We Do (A Deeper Love) (Third Party Remix)

Download: Baggi Begovic ft. Josie Cotton – If A Lie Was Love (Baggi Begovic KNAL mix) (*HA Favorite*)

Download: Gotye ft. Kimbra – Somebody I Used To Know (Tiësto Remix)

Download: Coldplay – Paradise (Tiësto Remix)

Download: Sultan & Ned Shepard ft. Quilla – Walls (Original Mix)

Download: The Naked & Famous – Young Blood (Tiësto & Hardwell Remix) (*HA Favorite*)

Download: John Dahlbäck – Life (Original Mix)

Download: John De Sohn ft. Andreas Moe – Long Time (Original Mix)

Download: Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl ft. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) (*HA Favorite*)

Download: Avesta – Arena (Original Mix)

Download: Afrojack & Shermanology – Can’t Stop Me (Tiësto Remix)

Donwload: Tiësto & Swanky Tunes – Make Some Noise ft. Ben McInerney of New Navy (Original Mix) (*HA Favorite*)

Download: Tiësto – Maximal Crazy (Original Mix)

Size Records newcomers Qulinez established themselves earlier this year with the release of the massive Anthem ‘Troll’. The Pete Tong certified winter Anthem was heard in every set and every podcast throughout the first quarter and made it as high as the number four spot on Beatports Progressive House chart. Now they return to the forefront with a remix of ‘A Heavy Abacus’, a single from the Welsh alternative group The Joy Formidable. The remix was premiered by Tiesto at UMF and has been in high demand ever since. Qulinez’s brings an elegant array of melodic leads alongside their unobtainable signature synths. This is the monster capable of topping ‘Troll’! ‘A Heavy Abacus (Qulinez Remix)’ was released today on Atlantic Records.

Axtone is back with the answer to Thomas Gold’s Beatport Chart topper ‘Sing 2 Me’. ‘Leave A Light On’ originates from two Axtone veterans, Henrik B and Rudy. Henrik B joined Axwell on the remode of Adrian Lux’s Anthem ‘Teenage Crime’ and Rudy has provided vocal work on Anthems such as; ‘In The Air’, ‘Open Your Heart’, ‘Let It Go’ and the Dirty South Anthem, ‘Phazing’. ‘Leave A Light On’ opens with a strong bass line before rushing into the emotional melody and vocals. The remainder of the track is accompanied by light synths, piano riffs, building tempo and raw bass. ‘Leave A Light On’ will quickly climb to the top of the charts, but can it pass its predecessor ‘Sing 2 Me’?

NO_ID provides the only official remix of the track, retaining the release to the Axtone family. The Dutch duo’s remodel is in line with their establish sound. They replace the piercing keys with aggressive chords, totally drowning the big room vibe that boosts the original. Not a fan of this remix at all, but NO_ID is a duo worth watching in 2012.

Who is Steerner and what is Ataraxia? Lets start with the name, Steerner. Niklas Sterner is his real name and you have probably already guessed that he is a native of Sweden. Unfortunately that is all I have on the man behind the following two Anthems, so you going to have to trust in his music. Steerner has been busy making some festival level noise and knows all the right people. Specifically the right Swedes. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a release on, Axtone, Refune or Size Records in the near future and it has become common for Steerner to collaborate with fellow native Tjenberg. They quickly attracted some attention with only a preview of an Arena Bootleg of Dada Life’s Anthem ‘Rolling Stone T-Shirt’ and shortly after, came ‘Ataraxia 2012 feat. Vuk Lazar’. Now what is Ataraxia? Ataraxia is a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety. A state of tranquillity. And that’s exactly what this Progressive House track is.

Consider Steerner a hidden gem in the electronic music industry, but not for much longer. Re-wind to 2007 and you will find the Axwell and Ingrosso Anthem, ‘It’s True’. Steerner resurrects the classic, adding his own unique skills, bootlegging it into a present day Progressive House Anthem!
Bonus Anthem: If you like me and can’t get enough of this fresh sound here is one more track appropriately titled ‘Piano Anthem’.

I hope your not sick of this song yet, because it just got HUGE, again. Tiesto has just awarded us with his remix of the Gotye hit. Tiesto was the only official re-mixer recruited by Gotye and the following 4:33 illustrate exactly why. Tiesto’s big synths pound away giving the track an extra large feel as Tiesto brings Kimbra’s vocals slowly to the fore of the mix. This may be one of the biggest remixes of the year and it will be heard everywhere all summer long!

Tiesto’s remix will be officially released April 24th, on Club Life Volume Two Miami.

Axwell’s remix of ‘Resurrection’ put Michael Calfan on the Progressive House map. Since then he has been busy producing his second release, ‘Mozaik’.  Although ‘Mozaik’ doesn’t carry the weight of Calfan’s first release, the gentle melodic undertones are powerful enough to quickly fill the room. ‘Mozaik’ stresses Calfan’s unique sound and paired with the right vocal or artist, it has the potential to be just as big as ‘Resurrection’.