The Russian duo Swanky Tunes have teamed up with Australian Producers/DJs Peking DuK to form a catchy and uplifting track , ‘You Are Like Nobody Else’. James Mcnally adds some heavy and heartfelt vocals to really give the track some feeling, which brings a different side to Swanky Tunes in which we haven’t seen before. The song takes on a Euphoric melody , supported by nice piano chords, perfect synths, and deep bass lines, leading up to the usual catchy melody that is the Swanky Tunes we’ve grown to love. This track definitely left us dancing, and will sure to have crowds doing the same across the dance music universe.
Signature sounds are found here on the preview for Swanky Tunes’ remix for Tonite Only – Go. Out August 17 on Ministry of Sound, listen in for the trio’s classic anticipatory build-ups and throbbing bass line. The Russians seem to never disappoint on production, so take a listen!
From Russia with love, by way of London, comes today’s monster release from Hard Rock Sofa and Swanky Tunes, ‘Here We Go’ out on Axwell’s imprint Axtone. ‘Here We Go’ marks Swanky Tunes’s first release on Axtone, a fact that the trio is quite happy about and has been in the making.
Both Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa are making a big splash stateside, with huge tracks coming out on the regular from each party respectively and collaboratively (see ‘Apogee,’ ‘The Edge‘ & ‘Just Can’t Stay Away‘) ‘Here We Go’ boasts an acid influenced bass-line, reminiscent of the big beats sourced by vintage synthesizers with liquid overtones. Think Nicky Romero’s Generation 303 for reference. The track has been getting great play from a slew of DJs, so don’t hesitate to add it to your own rotation.
Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa are at it again, this time with their newest release ‘The Edge’ out now on Afrojack’s Wall Recordings. Representing the far far East, as in Russia, the pairing of Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa generally leads to highly technical and expressive progressive pots of gold, for example ‘Apogee.’
Sander van Doorn featured two Hard Rock Sofa’s tracks – ‘Quasar’ & ‘The Edge’ in his latest Identity episode and also bestowed artist of the month status upon the group. EO has already known what was up with the duo for quite some time, and featured their guest mix on last month’s Escapes podcast.
‘The Edge’ marries the Russians’ signature melodic buildups with rage inducing drops and Dutch level wobbles. This will surely be a track that has massive play during the summer festival season as its highly expressive synths are perfect for the Ã¼ber big room status of a main stage.
Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa – The Edge
There is so much love for the collaborations coming from Russian brethren Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa. A live preview for ‘Here We Go‘ just surfaced from Coachella and now we have an official video preview for another track ‘The Edge’ slated for release May 28 on Afrojack’s Wall Recordings.
Also, don’t miss out on the Hard Rock Sofa guest mix from this month’s EO Escapes podcast – listen here!
Already in a few short months Hard Rock Sofa and Swanky Tunes have been making a big splash, releasing collaborations and group productions that are living on Beatport charts and lauded compilations. They are rising from the east as the Russian mafia of house and 2012 looks to only get bigger with news of the ‘Here We Go’ release.
Don’t miss out on the Hard Rock Sofa guest mix from this month’s EO Escapes podcast – listen here!
The day has FINALLY come that TiÃ«sto’s second album compilation is available for full, public consumption and purchase. What started as a cryptic video teaser all the way back on March 8 quickly grew into full-fledged knowledge of a 16 track TiÃ«sto approved and created album. Along the way came a few previews and releases and if you saw TiÃ«sto, Hardwell, Swanky Tunes or Wolfgang Gartner perform live and in the flesh, most likely you heard their new tracks in the course of their sets. With a mix of released and un-released tracks, TiÃ«sto assembled a well-curated mix of tracks that embody the spirit of Miami.
TiÃ«sto stated that for the album, he “wanted to create songs that give fans the opportunity to experience the sound of Miami clubs, whether theyâ€™ve been there or not.”
TiÃ«sto produced and approved remixes and originals were developed with the particular Club Life sound in mind, resulting in a personal version of Coldplay’s ‘Paradise,’ Gotye’s Miami show stopper ‘Somebody That I Used To Know,’ a collaboration remixing The Naked & Famous’s ‘Young Blood’ with fellow Breda native Hardwell and a pumped up club version of ‘Can’t Stop Me Now’ from the Jacked squad of Afrojack and Shermanology.
In addition to TiÃ«sto collaborations, mixes and originals, TiÃ«sto tapped a few favorite producers from within the Musical Freedom universe and beyond to contribute tracks, as well as exclusives including: John De Sohn feat. Andreas Moe – Long Time; Baggi Bagovicâ€™s ‘If A Lie Was Love,’ Sultan + Ned Shepardâ€™s ‘Walls and Avestaâ€™s super-powered festival anthem ‘Arena’ along with rising British star’s Third Party’s remix of TiÃ«sto – What Can We Do (A Deeper Love) and John DahlbÃ¤ck’s extremely popular track ‘Life.’
John DahlbÃ¤ck – Life
Perhaps the tracks that really take top billing on the album are the originals produced especially for the mix. ‘Miami’ sets the mix off right, putting the listener in a South Beach state of mind. ‘Chasing Summers’ is a nod to the constant warm weather and party atmosphere of the city, further giving those that listen a taste for the Miami ethos. Buzz about his track Swanky Tunes featuring vocals from Ben McInerney ‘Make Some Noise‘ started trickly out when the trio utilized the track to great support during a marathon Miami week. Of course any recent TiÃ«sto compiliation would not be complete without his first major crossover hit, debuted last summer during his Club Life arena tour – ‘Maximal Crazy.’
Perhaps the most killer track on the mix however is TiÃ«sto’s work with Wolfgang Gartner ‘We Own The Night‘ featuring vocals by Luciana. This tune was released at the beginning of the month, but it’s simply stunning. Gartner’s technical genius and ability to create big room bangers along with TiÃ«sto’s honed skills make for quite the beautiful tune.
TiÃ«sto & Wolfgang Gartner feat. Luciana – We Own The Night
Don’t forget to grab your copy of this long anticipated and well appointed compilation. We wouldn’t expect anything less from the master!
Oh what a night to be a dance music fan in NYC. Saturday, March 31 was just one of those days that makes you thank your lucky stars that you live in (or near) the Big Apple. Following a stop at Terminal 5 for Anamoly with looks from Pierce Fulton, Felguk, Martin Solveig and Laidback Luke it was time to head for the real part at Pacha for a late night set from the stars of the Russian house mafia, Swanky Tunes. Although Stas, Vadim & Dima have been on the international front for a veterans length of time, their exposure stateside is rather recent, and we are thankful to have them.
Named a ‘Mutant Monster‘ by John DahlbÃ¤ck in his weekly podcast, Swanky Tunes’s most recent release ‘Apogee‘ dropped yesterday to critical acclaim. They have a new collaboration with TiÃ«sto feat. Ben McInerney entitled ‘Make Some Noise‘ which will be released as a part of TiÃ«sto’s ‘Club Life Miami‘ album April 24. In short, their pipeline is full and they are delivering the goods on a consistent basis. Swanky Tunes’s return to NYC, following sets at Pier 94 and Pacha on New Years Eve, was no different. Playing from 4:30-7 AM, those in attendance were enthralled as if it were a 2 am set. Click through for the full deets and video! (more…)
From the eclectic tastes and mind of Mutants Records captain John DahlbÃ¤ck comes his weekly podcast, showcasing his favorite house music picks. Arriving in your iTunes direct from the snowy landscapes of Sweden are some very hot tracks, courtesy of DahlbÃ¤ck himself. This week’s ‘Mutant Monster’ is Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Apogee, released yesterday, and already tearing up dance floors the world round. We agree wholeheartedly that this is definitely THE tune of the week, so get grooving kids.
21 Year old Frenchman Tom Tyger just came went live with a slew of releases, including a mix for Kronos label, also works with Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa. Tyger has released a few of the most recent Kronos mixes, and they are all charmingly good fun. His mix bubbles over with that irresistible French touch, as some of the tracks he mixes in scream disco house all ova’ yo face. He also adds a few promos of yet to be released stuff, which includes a new remix of Qulinez, Dyro, and of course, his trumped up remix of Arty’s Trio.
This remix is balls to the walls robot and chaotic, and hella fun. It won’t go by the DJ playlists undetected and is sure to hit the airwaves.
Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Trio (Tom Tyger Edit)
Anyways, What makes this Kronos release so charming is that he restrains himself from using your dime a dozen house bangers that were played non-stop throughout Miami Music Week. He puts in original touches, making great use of Calvin Harris, mixing it with Tommy Trash. And of course, it wouldn’t be a French mix without some Daft Punk stuck in there, which is precisely what he does during the final stretch of the mix.