Archives for category: Progressive House

I have been paying close attention to Project 46 since they started blowing up Soundcloud almost six months ago. The majority of the blog world including House Anthems tagged Project 46 as one of the top artists to watch in 2012. After the Canadian duo released their first Beatport EP, it was clear the talent, vision and drive was all in place. Their Limitless EP was a hit and instantly became a Beatport Top 10 Album release. All three tracks charted a spot in the Top 100. Today, Project 46 follows up their Anthemic release ‘Reasons’ (Released earlier this week) with one of the most stunning Progressive House tracks of the year. Layered synths, and formulaic builds and drops lead to a Deadmau5-level production.

It’s official Project 46 has exploded and their music is straight ecstasy!

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Five days ago Project 46 released their Anthem, ‘Reasons feat. Andrew Allen’. Yes it’s a simple melody, but the duo develops it too perfection. Allen’s vocals accompanied by well structured builds and a raw grand piano have driven this Anthem all the way to the number two spot on Beatport’s Top 100 Chart.

‘Slide’ was the first track to attract my attention and was featured on the Limitless EP.

Notorious for sophisticated programming, larger than life DJ sets and one of the most technically sound producers, Adam Walder better known as Funkagenda, returns with ‘Deck 9’. ‘Deck 9’ was released Tuesday as a Beatport exclusive, on Funk Farm. Funk Farm has proven an integral home not only for Europe’s next generation of talent, but his own well crafted dance weapons. ‘Deck 9’ is dedicated to the World’s largest floating dance music festival, that is annually attended by the sexiest fans and globally renowned DJs. The Groove Cruise9 doesn’t depart until next January, but Funkagenda has already claimed the official Anthem. The excursion includes 72 hours of non-stop music and a trip to a private island in the Bahamas.

Another rich sound with melodic arrangements, reassuring that Funkagenda is still a landmark in British House music.

Download: Deck 9 (Original Mix) – Funkagenda

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I have mentioned before how influential Podcasts can be in discovering new music. Our new East coast partners, The Drop, return with their extremely popular bi-weekly Podcast. As always they deliver the freshest EDM tracks of the moment, including the Funkagenda Anthem ‘Deck 9’. The second half of the famed mix is normally reserved for new mixing talent. However this week, The Drop has dedicated it in the spirit of celebration, too New York landing it’s first ever EDC! 
To download and subscribe click HERE.

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Track List: 
1. The Drop 012 Intro 
2. David Puentez – Envy (Muzzaik Remix) 
3. The Naked And The Famous – Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix) 
4. Felguk, Dirtyloud – Nudge (Original Mix) 
5. Funkagenda – Deck 9 (Original Mix) 
6. Qulinez – Troll (Sick Individuals Remix) 
7. Tony Junior – Feelin’ Kinda Strange (Original Mix) 
8. Henrik B & Rudy – Leave A Light On (NO ID Remix) 
9. Sultan & Ned Shepherd feat. Quilla – Walls (Original Mix)

EDC NYC MIX 
1. Omnia & IRA – The Fusion (Armin Van Buuren Intro Edit) 
2. Scissor Sisters – Only The Horses (Calvin Harris Remix) 
3. Adam F – When the Rain Is Gone (Michael Woods Remix) 
4. M-3ox, Heidrun, Matisse & Sadko vs. Temper Trap – Beating of My Sweet Disposition (Ledger Bootleg) 
5. Pendulum – The Island (Steve Angello, AN21 & Max Vangeli Remix vs. Part 2) 
6. The Joy Formidable – A Heavy Abacus (Qulinez Remix)

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)

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Download: Tiësto – Chasing Summers (Original Mix)

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

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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*)

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Download: John Dahlbäck – Life (Original Mix)

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

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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)

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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.

Was I the only one who totally missed the innuendo behind the Swedish House Mafia track ‘Greyhound’? I guess the sponsorship from Absolut wasn’t enough to illuminate the reference to the vodka and grapefruit drink. However my oblivion changed today with this fresh bootleg from eSQUIRE. According to Mixologists, making a drink dirty means, the slight change in color or taste by adding an essential ingredient. eSQUIRE’s essential ingredient; the dirty talk of Wynter Gordon.

Listen responsibly.

Kaskade returned to his weekly #KMM (Kaskade Music Monday) with a new mashup that was nothing short of epic. Kaskade’s consistent effort to create some of the most addicitng mashups and release them for free is just one of the many reasons Ryan Raddon has become one of the most adored artists in electronic music. On Monday he laid the vocals from ‘Call Out’ over Sandro Silva and Quintino’s 2011 Anthem, ‘Epic’.

That was Monday. Today Kaskade released a live recording from his Coachella set. This is the only set too get recorded over the two weekend festival and was by far one of the most memorable sets. There is definitely a noticable difference between a great DJ and a great producer during a live perfromance. Kaskade is both. His transitions are seamless and Anthem after Anthem is blended perfectly. 
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Track List:
01. Kaskade – Eyes (Intro Edit with Swanky Tunes Mix) 
02. Kaskade (feat. Skylar Grey) – Room For Happiness (Gregori Klosman Mix) 
03. Kaskade vs Nicky Romero – Angel On My Stronger (Kaskade Mash Up) 
04. R3hab & Swanky Tunes – Sending My Love (Kaskade Mix Mash) 
05. Kaskade vs. Franz Novotny – Be Still Big Bang (Kaskade Mash Up) 
06. Kaskade vs. Tommy Trash – Empty Streets Cascade (Kaskade Mash Up) 
07. Kaskade vs. Swedish House Mafia – Fire In Your Antidote (Kaskade Mash Up) 
08. Kaskade vs. Dada Life – Dynasty Noise (Kaskade Mash Up) 
09. Feenixpawl & Ivan Gough – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) 
10. Kaskade vs Nicky Romero – Turn It Down Toulouse (Kaskade Mash Up) 
11. Kaskade & Deadmau5 VS. Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko – Move For Me The Legend (Kaskade Mash Up) 
12. Dirty South & Thomas Gold – Eyes Wide Open 
13. Kaskade – Llove – Dada Life Remix 
14. Kaskade vs. Hard Rock Sofa – 4AM Quasar 
15. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It 
16. Kaskade vs. Sandro Silva & Quintino – Call Out Big Bang (Kaskade Mash Up) 
17. Kaskade (feat. Neon Trees) – Lessons In Love (Extended Mix) 
18. Kaskade vs. Deniz Koyu – It’s You, It’s Hertz (Kaskade Mash Up) 
19. Kaskade vs. Qulinez – Stars Align Troll (Kaskade Mash Up) 
20. Kaskade & Adam K – Raining 
21. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember (Strobelite Edit)

Kaskade’s busy week continued with the full release of tour dates and tickets for his upcoming Freaks Of Nature tour.  If a stellar Ultra performance and rumors of unprecedented stage production weren’t convincing enough, maybe the supporting acts will help. Alongside Kaskade will be; Fareoh, Alvin Risk, Treasure Fingers and Le Castle Vania. The highlight of the tour will be Kaskade’s stop in Los Angeles at Staples Center on July 27th. This will be Kakades’ first show in L.A. since 2010 and the first ever EDM event at Staples Center. Click HERE to purchase tickets.