Breathe easy – the much anticipated new track from Afrojack ‘Rock The House’ is now set for release July 16 on his own imprint Wall Recordings. Afrojack is going ham on his Jacked Tour, and opened up with this banger when the gang landed at Pacha NYC last week. ‘Rock The House’ is a single being cherry picked for release from his forthcoming album (can’t wait!) and it boasts the signature high energy stylings that Afrojack is known for, along with the Dutch bleeps we have all come to know and love.
‘Nothing Inside,’ for those of you who haven’t been to a house show in the past two months, is the biggest new tune from Sander van Doorn with vocals from Mayaeni. Emotive tracks with big female vocals aren’t anything new, but Mayaeni’s words are designed specifically for the production and thus have an advantage over all of the Adele and Florence and the Machine remixes.
Coming off hot from his original track ‘Oxford‘ with TV Noise, Julian Jordan is perhaps a prodigy in his own right. Heavily supported by SvD, his remix of ‘Nothing Inside’ displays his already recognizable style first hand. Nothing was needed to enhance the track, but Jordan makes it his own.
And if these get you dancing be sure to check out DahlbÃ¤ck’s exclusive mix on our Escapes series, which includes one of the tracks still to be released this year.
Earlier this month MixmagÂ reported that Pepsi would be bringing on some of the biggest EDM producers to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Michael Jacksonâ€™s Bad LP by issuing a special edition remix pack.
Itâ€™s a daunting task to remix a former international number one hit – let alone making a pop song relevant 25 years later – but Afrojack preserves the best elements of the original while creeping in some harmonic synths and trademark blips and beeps to honour the King while making it his own.
Fans will be able to hear this remix, along with versions from A-Trak and Diplo, by purchasing a special edition Pepsi can and scanning a code. It sounds like Pete Tongâ€™s concern of the corporate world putting itâ€™s stamp on EDM is coming to fruition. What do you think?
Opening with an ode to Frank Sinatra and New York, Chuckie threw down during his dirty Dutch house set at kineticFIELD during the last day of EDC NYC. After a bit of vocal intro from ‘New York, New York’ the king of the Dutch got jumping with ’1234,’ one of his new tracks produced in conjunction with Laidback Luke and Martin Solveig and debuted during Ultra Music Fest. Chuckie teased the crowd with chords of ‘Who Is Ready To Jump’ several times before actually playing it in full – when of course the hoard went bonkers.
Chuckie @ Electric Daisy Carnival New York
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Nicky Romero has been tweeting a lot lately about his new record label and finally he has publicized the official preview of his first release – ‘WTF!?’ produced with ZROQ. Initially dropped by Nicky during his UMF performance in March, there has been a lot of hype around ‘WTF!?’ given that it will be his first Protocol Records single and just that it is generally a fun tune, characterized by the signature Nicky kickdrums and Dutch wobbles. Look for the full release May 28.
PREVIEW: Nicky Romero & ZROQ – WTF!?
Young bloods Julian Jordan and TV Noise have teamed up for yet another great Spinnin’ Records track. With so much young Dutch talent releasing records on the label, Spinnin’ has is a formidable entity in the world of house music. Jordan was recently named by legend Sander van Doorn as his favorite rising producer, and Jordan will be releasing his own remix of ‘Nothing Inside‘ June 4.
In addition, ‘Oxford’ has been racking up support from other producers, including a nod from Gareth Emery by way of his inclusion of the track in his latest weekly podcast and a spin from Pete Tong during his Essential Selection at the beginning of April.
This is a hard hitting electro house track in the Dutch tradition, and the young team does it well. It’s easy to see why SvD is such a firm supporter of Jordan. Only good things in store for these guys.
Julian Jordan & TV Noise â€“ Oxford
Not sure where house heads stand on hip hop-vocals (or even dirty Dutch as a whole, for that matter,) but Ton!c is a fan-magnet right now. Coming out of California, his productions are more than worthy of a full listen (he made this happen. Wow.)
‘Get It On’ is more than just a fun summerish tune, it’s a Dutch bomb. If you’re fidgety, skip to the 1-minute mark and see what I mean (na’ sayin?)
TON!C & eWrek Feat. Dye, Erick Gold & Patrick – Get It On
As we previewed a couple of weeks back, Laidback Luke has released his newest rager today exclusively on Beatport through his label, Mixmash Records. Luke has been dropping this banger all over the place, from his set at Ultra to his headlining spot at Anomaly at Terminal 5 last month. Luke brings fellow Dutchman Chuckie along with French popstar darling Martin Solveig for one of the dirtiest house tracks of 2012 thus far.
Luke, who came in 20th in DJ Mag’s top DJ’s of 2011, will be back in New York for Electric Zoo in September, where I’m sure he’ll be dropping this one along with other 2012 releases Speak Up and Trilogy . Most of his summer is booked for shows throughout Europe, with the Zoo being his only East Coast show. See ya then.
This one isn’t new, but, recently, it’s been getting play like it is.
Thank you, Fatboy Slim.
Released last April, but brought to the masses at UMF 2012 and on Fatboy Slim’s guest mix on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show a few weeks ago, we are reminded of the joys of dirty Dutch.
Impeccably bouncey and repeat worthy, rediscover this one. Or, for those who didn’t already know, welcome!