Sub Focus’ single ‘Tidal Wave’, forthcoming off his highly anticipated sophomore album, has already garnered multiple remixes from the likes of KillSonik, Flosstradamus, and Chuckie. Last week the drum & bass master uploaded yet another rework, this time from underground British house producer Shadow Child. Unlike the previous offerings, Shadow Childâ€™s remix puts a completely different spin on the track, bringing a groovy, minimal house vibe with 2-step undertones, all while incorporating key elements from the original. Sub Focus – Tidal Wave feat. Alpine (Shadow Child Remix)
‘Tidal Wave’ (including all remixes) will be released on November 4th and can be pre-ordered from iTunes here. Still no official word on Sub Focus’ 2nd album, but keep up to date by liking his Facebook page and following him on Twitter.
And definitely be on the look out for big things to come from Shadow Child, as he has promised more releases before Christmas. Be sure to support this up and coming producer on Facebook and Twitter as well!
Last Monday Pacha hosted Subliminal vs. Dirty Dutch as the ultimate close-out to their popular summer series at the idyllic Governorâ€™s Island. Featuring mega-talents like Chuckie and Erick Morillo, as well as artists from their perspective labels, the Labor Day party gave New York fans a diverse day of incredible beats.
Erick Morilloâ€™s super group Sympho Nympho kicked off their festivities with their deep, sexy house. Comprised of Erick Morillo, Harry â€˜Choo Chooâ€™ Romero, and Jose Nunez, Sympho Nymphoâ€™s blend of NY legends produces a unique, dynamic sound that spans decades of musical influence. At one point the trio even dropped a bachata track, which the crowd responded to with blissful, dancing feet.
Dirty Dutch artist Betaraxx took the decks next, switching up the vibe with his techno-electro house stylings. The LA based producerâ€™s â€˜classical inspiredâ€™ sound certainly readied the crowd for the much anticipated Chuckie, as the dancefloor began to swell towards the second half of his set.
Not surprisingly, Chuckie was met with a massive response when he took the stage. Opening his set with many of his own tracks, including the fan favorite â€˜Move It 2 The Drumâ€™, the bass master soon released an onslaught of his famous mash-ups, working in tracks from TiÃ«sto, Dada Life and Knife Party. Showing how well he knows how to work a crowd, he mixed in Jay-Z toward the conclusion of his set, which closed out with â€˜When In New Yorkâ€™.
NY legend Erick Morillo closed out the evening with his signature sound, opening with his new track â€˜The Love in Meâ€™. Other notable drops included Dannicâ€™s â€˜Tomboâ€™ and Sympho Nymphoâ€™s remix of Alicia Keyâ€™s â€˜New Dayâ€™. Although his set was certainly was stellar as usual, the crowd seemed to have a mixed reaction to the deeper house, especially after the high energetic performance of Chuckie, who did join Morillo in leading a huge sing along to â€˜Someone Like Youâ€™.
Overall the eveningâ€™s diverse sets and mixture of artists produced the perfect summer send-off party. The NY faithful will undoubtedly wait with bated breath for the return of the sun, and with it, Pachaâ€™s summer series at Governorâ€™s Island.
For those crazy animals who survive the Zoo and want to keep the party going, PachaNY and RPM are bringing you Subliminal vs. Dirty Dutch at Governorâ€™s Island, Monday September 3rd, featuring none other than Chuckie and NYâ€™s own Erick Morillo. The boys have been destroying the dance floors of Ibiza all summer and will surely be unleashing a wild energy upon the bass hungry crowd. And if that wasnâ€™t enough, Chuckie and Morillo will be joined by Sympho Nympho, Morilloâ€™s newly formed super group, and LA based Betatraxx. Really, is there any better way to round out your summer than with some grimey beats on a beautiful beach?
Doors open at 4pm and this is an 18+ to enter / 21+ to drink event. General Admission and VIP Passes are available here, while supplies last.
Finally! Tomorrowland has revealed the instrumental version of it 2012 anthem ‘Tomorrow Changed Today,’ produced by Tomorrowland posterboys Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. The Belgian brothers grew up just a few meters from the festival grounds and have been deeply involved with Tomorrowland for a few years now, including creating previous anthems.
Even if you can’t make it to this year’s festival, you can live stream the feed from YouTube beginning next Friday, July 27 through the remainder of the festival, which ends Sunday.
Dada Life always puts on one of the best shows in town. The bananas and champagne may be gimmicky, but the crowd goes wild and Stefan and Olle have the energy and music to back up the props. Their free show in NYC attracted thousands of fans, for a club with a capacity in the thousands and everyone who has seen them of late are privy to hearing their un-released track ‘Feed The Dada.’ Take a listen, but make sure you have your champers and nanners at hand to make things get wild!
DJ SET: Dada Life @ Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas
EO pal Jacob van Hage (you might remember he hooked everyone up with a massive bootleg pack when we hit 4K Facebook fans) is back at it with a preview of his much anticipated ‘Voodoo’ out soon on Spinnin’ Records. Although the video is slightly creepy, expect to hear the full version at least a few times during EDC this weekend.
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.
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.
If you were at Ultra’s main stage a few week’s back for Laidback Luke’s highly dynamic set, you heard ’1234′ for the first time ever. Laidback is one of the great collaborators, and here he has chosen some great support in fellow Dutchman Chuckie and Frenchman Martin Solveig. With hints of both Dirty Dutch and technical French stylings, ’1234′ will be out May 7 exclusively on Beatport via Laidback’s own Mixmash Records, followed by a release on iTunes two weeks later.
PREVIEW: Laidback Luke – 1234 Feat. Chuckie & Martin Solveig
Moombah! (Afrojack Remix) by Chuckie and Silvio Ecomo is not your average Dutch house track. When it first came out back in 2009, it was an innovative track that used a catchy drum pattern and bleepy high pitched synth riffs. The result was a club banger, that actually ended up creating its own genre. Dave Nada of famed DJ/Production duo Nadastrom ended up slowing down the track by accident, and created Moombahton.
Afrojack can accredit this particular remix as one of those tracks that put him on the map. It’s hard to believe that it was only three to four years ago that names like Avicii, Afrojack, and Skrillex would relate closer to someone’s World of Warcraft username than an award winning artist.