Shortly after being released last February, W&W & Ummet Ozcan‘s incredibly uplifting The Code climbed its way to the top spot on Beatport’s Top 100. The track was released on Hardwell‘s Revealed Recordings label, and features euphoric synths mixed with a heavy bass that drives the song. The collaborators on The Code have just dropped the official music video, an action packed three-minute saga that begins with a single person traversing an urban area using various parkour techniques, and ends with a massive party scene with W&W & Ummet Ozcan handling DJ duties.
Tom Flynn is no stranger to dance music enthusiasts. Having shown face on many labels such as Dirty Bird all the way to Mobilee – Flynn is spreading like wildfire. This time, Nick Curly snatches him up to debut a a four-piece EP on his 8-bit Records! Four solid original productions epitomizing Tom Flynn’s interpretation of the different angles in deep house. The UK native has consistently brought a certain groove to his productions – this EP is no different.
Everything I am has been produced in a way that just gravitates its listeners . A subtle wooden block-esque noise that comes every so often, with uplifting chords to piece this original together. Just when you think that’s it over, a groovy melody that feels just right consumes the track whole. Once your ears get a hold on Loose Your Mind, there’s no turning back. Changing paths and going darker within his sound. Flynn has embodied the vibes you feel at the beginning of a night straight into the after hours, all in one EP.
Dutch EDM veteran Ferry Corsten and electronic duo Bassjackers share production duties on their new release, Collision. Collision is a bass heavy, pumping electro-house song with refreshing moments of melodic bliss that is sure to have the dancefloor shaking. Ferry Corsten is iconic for trance driven records, but he strays far from trance on this track and instead delivers an electro-house sound that is much more geared towards Bassjackers’ typical productions. Collision follows up Bassjackers’ last release, the equally bass driven Grid, which was a collabration with up and coming Dutch producer Dyro. Bassjackers recently had a massive performance at Ultra Music Festival, and is continuing their ongoing tour with shows throughout Europe.
Ferry Corsten & Bassjackers – Collision
Nom De Strip & Nippleodeon have released a fast moving track that you would expect to hear at any after hours. This is an uptempo and heavy track that is bound to ignite dance floors across the globe. This duo have collaborated for hit after hit, including ‘Roman Bromanski’ and ‘Swagnun P.I’ ‘Nippleodeon’ is no exception, let this one loose for the weekend people!
Topher Jones always manages to find perfect vocals to go along with uplifting hearty beats. The American producer delivers a track which will bring together crowds on the dance floor across America this Summer. ‘Save Me’ features the vocals of James Bowers and Topher’s production skills. It follows up his hit track ‘Hello Chicago’, a Windy City anthem that could be heard anywhere from Chicago Bulls games to sets from top DJs like Gareth Emery, Ferry Corsten, and Michael Woods. “When I first played this track live, the entire crowd was singing along and throwing their hands in the air by the second drop.” Topher said. “That’s when I knew this record would be something special.”
Topher Jones brings a different element to dance music, starting the movement to put Chicago House back on the map. His tracks contain massive house breakdowns, but also lyrics that any fan can connect with. Look for a big Summer for Jones. Topher will continue his North American tour in the coming months, which includes the Indy 500 Snake Pit with Afrojack and Diplo and the Spring Awakening Festival in Chicago. For more tour dates visit Topher’s Facebook Page.
Two of the biggest names in dance music Hardwell and Laidback Luke have teamed up to create a massive track. Words can only describe this track as being something you will hear at every festival, club, and venue throughout the Summer. ‘Dynamo’ was first heard at Ultra Music Festival, and as soon as a clip got online, it amassed 5,000 views in the first hour and over 100,000 in a week. That use to happen with just new Hip Hop tracks, now the fan base for EDM has grown so wide that tracks get so much attention. A deadly combination of big, anthemic synth riffs, pounding bass and driving percussion, this is destined to be causing chaos on dance floors for months to come.
Laidback Luke & Hardwell – Dynamo
8 years since Daft Punk’s ‘Discovery‘ album was released and recently being teased on SNL, and at Coachella, its finally official, a new single from Daft Punk has been released. ‘Get Lucky’ features the vocals of Pharrell Williams and is the debut track of the ‘Random Access Memories‘ album which will be released on May 21st on Columbia records.
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
The beckoning for hypnotizing vocals over deep bass lines has returned. As the weather begins to shy away from the unbearable cold and lean towards the sunny spring days, Rami Deejay and Corey Baker (1/2 of WildKatz) present us with a remix that is sure to get you to want to boogie down. Rami and Corey decided to veer away from the break beat feel that the original track had – taking us on a more soulful and emotional ride. As the eerie noises, groovy bass lines, and demonic voices continue – this remix was made to destroy an after hours dance floor. Brooklyn native, Rami Deejay, is someone for all deep house enthusiasts to keep their eye on! Catch him in action at The DL in NYC tonight! Event info here.
Fresh off his own label, ‘Mutants’, John Dahlback drops his new track, ‘Don’t Stop’. With a deep bassline and gritty leads, to stretched out drum rolls accompanied by a hard vocal sample, the song is a perfect reflection of the pinnacle that this artist has achieved thus far. ‘Don’t Stop’ was designed in the midst of the hectic touring and energetic performing in which Dahlback was enveloped. Its explosive mood is what makes the track so captivating!
“I did a major tour of the U.S. at the back end of 2012 and it really inspired me,” Dahlback explains, “It’s well documented the scene is kicking-off over there in a major way and they’re really not kidding. I had the most fantastic experience where everything I played went down a storm. I got back home into the studio wanting to make a straight-up club record. No vocals in the traditional sense (which I seem to have done quite a lot of lately), just a pure, big room anthem!”
This track is nothing short of the refection of the Swedish producer’s decision to compose massive tracks. Dahlback set a goal, which was to make an anthem that awakened and roused his audience into that rush of escape when a song takes over. His mission was to leave listeners stunned with pleasure and the irrefutable sensation which takes over with such force that it leaves one with chills. Mission accomplished.
John Dahlback – Don’t Stop
New York City is constantly flourishing with talent – this coming Friday, April 19th, proves to be nothing short. Loco Dice will be gracing the ominous floors of Pacha NYC once again and with whispers that it is going to be another marathon night (at LEAST 10am). The dark and CO2 filled venue will only accentuate the tech-house/techno set that Dice is going to embark on us. The Desolat label head always guarantees a night filled with a vibe and sounds that are off the charts making this an event you surely do not want to miss.
It’s only Wednesday, but its never too early to polish off your dancing shoes in preparation of a night that needs mental and physical preparation!
Also, make sure to get to Pacha early and catch Baltimore & NYC’s own Kevin Melito as he warms things up!