We’re still wondering how this vocal got cleared (did it!?) but despite it’s legal or illegal components, we’re loving it.
Using the lyrics from Sting & The Police’s 1970 single, ‘Message In A Bottle,’ (not of Guitar Hero fame,) Kryder, Danny Howard and Joel Edwards made an anthem-worthy, progressive track good for either the clubs around the world or the fall festivals around the corner.
While many producers could easily screw this up and create a cheesy, 5-minute track of nonsense, this trio excelled and created the sleeper hit for the last quarter of 2012.
You may not have heard of Velvetine, but if you are a fan of progressive, you’ve likely heard of the Hungarian duo Myron and Shane 54, or the Los Angeles based singer, Aruna. The three have been hard at work for the past two years, as Velvetine, perfecting a progressive gem, ‘The Great Divide,’ recently released under the Ajunabeats label. The track, which was inspired by Thomas Newman’s score to the film Revolutionary Road, combines a simple but uplifting looped piano rift, with Aruna’s crisp voice. The result is a beautiful and uplifting progressive track that, as Armin van Buuren said so well when he dropped it in ASOT 574, ‘makes you wanna hug your radio.’
As some Scandinavians spend a few months touring the United States and change productions styles completely, one continues to stay true to form.
Adrian Lux seems to be Eric Prydz if Eric Prydz liked vocals and indie house.
Deep progressions and retro bass lines make for more blurring between electronica and progressive house, something the 26-year-old producer has been accomplishing for years now. And, the looping of the ‘Ghosts’ vocal sample make for a catchy (and, more importantly, dancey) remix.
This might be one of the last productions to cap off a breakthrough 2012 campaign for Lux.
Out soon on Modular Recordings.
PREVIEW: The Presets – Ghosts (Adrian Lux ‘Is Lost In The Streets of Neon’ Remix)
Nause (pronounced: NOW-se. Like you have a German accent) have been a terror on the Swedish progressive scene for years. Earlier in 2012 they released ‘Mellow,’ a mad piano track that even Avicii would blush over.
Vocals have been added and now we have ‘Hungry Hearts.’ Great lyrics reminiscent of Empire of The Sun’s ‘We Are The People,’ make the instrumental stand out even more.
And, in randomly released track-news, Avicii unloaded this one today. No warning. No nothing.
We’ll take it, though.
It can’t quite be said how old this track is, as it’s newness is in question because of the similarities to ‘Veech’s 2011 single, ‘Street Dancer‘ and, typically, his releases get huge marketing campaigns.
Nevertheless, ‘Last Dance’ is a quality production and easily the best whistle-related song out right now (there’s more than one, somehow.)
And, if you were curious about a vocal edit, you’re in luck. The UK’s eSQUIRE gave us one a few weeks back when ‘Last Dance,’ unfortunately, leaked.
Out today on One More Tune.
Nice little emotional anthem from Dirty South and someone who looks to be carving out a similar career, Alesso.
Now, Dirty South has been making anthem-style music for the better part of two years, but those jobs have been alongside Thomas Gold. With an Alesso-recruit and an assist from Ruben Haze, ‘City Of Dreams’ displays a catchy melody that does have some heart.
Probably not to the degree of ‘Calling’ (which was released around this time last year,) but surely worthy of worldwide support and, at least, a dozen plays at Electric Zoo this weekend.
Out today on Phazing.
You may remember Sam La Moreâ€™s track, â€˜I Wish it Could Last,â€™ as an upbeat, pop-heavy, syncopated electronica song built for the European (or Australian) club scene of the early 2000â€™s. Well no more. Moiez, the 20-year-old producer based out of British Columbia (heâ€™s Canadian!), has brought the track back to life, updating it to 2012 with a beautiful progressive vibe. Moiez tones down the tingy beats and replaces them with melodious synths that work perfectly with La Moreâ€™s vocals. It is a masterful remix from a talented producer. Whatâ€™s even better, is that Moiez is giving away his track for free. Be sure to support this up-and-comer on Facebook and Twitter, and check out this track and others on his SoundCloud.
Sam La More – I Wish it Could Last Forever (Moiez Remix)
Big-time release from the Australian trio on deck.
Those Usual Suspects (and Erik Hecht for that matter) were exposed to the world around this time last year (at Electric Zoo 2011, in fact) when Dirty South premiered ‘Walking Alone.’ They’ve been on the progressive radar since, but also and have been looking for a suitable follow-up track.
‘Burn Forever’ might just be it. An incredible melody with quick, snappy vocal samples through the breakdown, this production gives new life to the progressive house-world.
Far from mediocre, this will surely boost the already high crediblity of Dirty South’s Phazing Records label.
Out soon on Phazing.
PREVIEW: Those Usual Suspects & Nordean Feat. Erik Hecht – Burn Forever (Phazing Radio RIP)
Not exactly the tribal-tech you’d expect from the duo with arguably the best name and hair in the business.
Opting for the more generic route, the Dutch duo give us a preview for a ready-made club track. Festival-worthy and crying to be played at peak hours, ‘Finally Here’ seems to be an unashamed commercial track.
Vocals would be nice, but ‘Finally Here’ may be used more as a DJ tool. Acapellas varying depending on which DJ supports it.
‘Finally Here’ is set for release on Spinnin’ Records on Oct. 1.
PREVIEW: Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano – Finally Here