For fans of the deeper underground stylings, Hot Since 82 has quickly become a name at the top of many playlists. After flawless remixes late last year of Yousef, Russ Chimes, and Shadow Child, the Yorkshire native has unleashed four new originals on the Hot Jams Volume 2, out today on Noir Music. From the old-school house vibes on “Pour The Sugar“, to the perfectly-placed drums on “Mr. Drive“, to the eerie toplines on “Don’t Be Afraid“, to the funky loops of “Phat Tool“, this EP varies in its offerings while still keeping Hot Since 82′s brooding vibe and deep bass throughout. Don’t sleep on this one.
Justin Martin and Eats Everything are back on a collaborative two-track EP called Feather Fight. After Eats took on a monstrous remix of Justin’s “Ruff Stuff” late last year, fans of their trademark booty bass have been anticipating this release for some time, with both tracks littered throughout Dirtybird sets in the past months. The title track features a long and steady climb, dropping into a back and forth pillow fight between synth-laden electronica and funky basslines. Harpy, on the other hand, creates a peaceful ambience that’s only interrupted by an earth-shattering bass riff. With both tracks proving to win over crowds at marquee events like Holy Ship!! and BPM, this one is another win for Hypercolour.
Justin Martin & Eats Everything – Feather Fight EP
Fresh off two breakout tracks at the end of 2012 with “Flashbang” and “Toxic Rush“, newcomer duo Jewelz & Scott Sparks are back with another single, “NYMSN“. Taking the same minimal approach to progressive as with their previous releases, this one features familiar heavy drums and simple top lines. It’s already had support from many big names, including Hardwell and David Guetta, but look for this one to bring the house down during festival season. With a vocal sample that cries out a call to action for New York, don’t be surprised if you see “NYMSN” make crowds erupt at upcoming EDC New York and even the more distant Electric Zoo shows.
The classic single “He Not In” from early 2000s dance band Chicken Lips has now received a new remix pack from the likes of Noir, Groove Armada, and Eats Everything. As a club track that helped shape the generation that followed it, Eats pays tribute to the single by beefing up the bounce as only he can. Originally heard as the closer track in the Bristol bass king’s Essential Mix back in December, it now has full release on Defected Records.
Chicken Lips – He Not In (Eats Everything Chicken Tits Rewix)
2012 was a celebratory year for many dance music fans when Eric Prydz broke the news of his North American return. Now with a solid year of touring under his belt, we can be sure to hear more Pryda on this side of the pond as he now calls Los Angeles home. His latest contribution comes to us as a guest spot on BBC’s legendary Essential Mix. Just two hours of pure Prydz bliss, with the majority of tracks coming from the Pryda/Cirez D nomenclature, with a few IDs to boot. Check the tracklist after the jump.
Eric Prydz – Essential Mix 02-02-2013
If “Clarity” wasn’t already charting hard enough as the current fan-favorite from Zedd, it’s now sure to explode after receiving remix treatment from the king of dance music himself, Tiësto. As we approach festival season kicked off by Ultra Music Festival in March, we’re certain to hear more big-room sounds of today’s classics, like the ones heard in this latest remix. Straying away from his trademark full-sound euphoric house, Tiësto adds in some choir vocals and classical piano chords, leading up to a Dutch drop that feels closer to hardstyle than house. Genres aside, look out for this one on main stages everywhere within a matter of months.
After releasing two of last year’s bounciest chart-toppers, “Funky Vodka” and “Ode To Oi“, California native TJ Rozdilsky is back and keeping us dancing with his latest edit of Will Sparks’ “Ah Yeah”. Combining elements of tech house drum loops and dutch-influeneced synths, TJR continues his solid track record with another release on Chris Lake‘s increasingly successful label, Rising Music.
Will Sparks – Ah Yeah (TJR Edit)
BONUS: Check out up-and-comer Koyote‘s bootleg of “Ah Yeah” with Eric Clapton’s classic “Cocaine”. Works perfectly to add some funky flavor to a rock and roll classic. Free download on Koyote’s Facebook.
Will Sparks vs. TJR vs. Eric Clapton – Cocaine (Koyote Bootleg)
One of 2012′s breakout stars Nicky Romero has released his new track “Still The Same Man”, showing a different direction more closely connected to his earlier productions. Alongside fellow countrymen Nilson and Christian John, Romero flexes a similar style to the track that put him on the map, “Camorra“. The song’s title seems to be a reflection of Nicky’s evolution as an artist – while he may make the big-room electro, hang with David Guetta, and even remix today’s biggest mainstream artists, he’s still looking to prove he’ll always stay true to his roots of classic progressive house music.
Nicky Romero ft. Nilson & Christian John – Still The Same Man
While many of the tracks played so far on Swedish House Mafia‘s One Last Tour are familiar to dance music veterans, there have been a few clever edits and IDs along the way that have peaked our interest, one of which revealed as Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike‘s “Wakanda”. Now with a release on Axwell‘s Axtone Records, this track from the Tomorrowland-famous duo combines playful tribal loops with hard-nosed progressive synths.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda
Originally debuted in Above & Beyond‘s debut Group Therapy show at Trance Around The World 450, young artist Ilan Bluestone has finally released his soulful trance hit ‘Sinai’. So far, it’s been supported in radio shows and live sets from Myon & Shane 54, Mat Zo, and Armin van Buuren, and with its breezy vocal samples and big-room euphoric leads, it’s no wonder it has the adaptability into the many different styles of trance. Since we previewed it as a top ten track from ABGT 001, it’s received the honours of Web Vote Winner and the prestigious Record of the Week. Following collaborations with Maor Levi and original hits such as ‘Capetown‘, it’s great to see some momentum from the young Anjunabeats star.