Review: The subject of intense discussion since early airings last December, Afrojack chose Ultra to really hammer this new anthem home and it's been on repeat ever since. "Air Guitar" is a dynamic stomper that builds from an infectious, stripped back rhythm to a deep, driving bassline to an outrageous, full-flavoured riff by way of a dreamy breakdown. A heady injection of instant chaos, Afrojack is on firing form right here.
Review: It's a Steve-on-Steve love-in on a bed of vibrant bleeps right here. Dedications to influential figures in technology are few and far between in electronic music, but if anyone deserves one it's Apple's gone-but-never-forgotten founder Steve Jobs. Aoki's tribute is done with typical gung-ho fervour with a sprightly synths, monstrous bass and a nagging lead that will stick in your head almost as long as memories of your first ever iPod. There's equally cool action on the remix front, too with South Central, Sem Thomasson and Mason all providing interesting interpretations. I imagine Jobsy would be very proud to have his name on such roof-raising talent.
Review: Swedish producer Avicii come through with a few vocodered rerubs of the Eurhythmics classic that are ripe for the peaktime electro set. The amusingly named Swede Dreams mix is a bouncy take that's primed for the peak time electro sets, whilst the Sweeder is more fist pumping and bigger on the break downs. The accompany dub mix digs even deeper into the latter approach and probably works the best!
Review: Get your lighters out! "Centre Of The Universe" is set to have spines tingling and smoochers cuddling in every club, party and festival throughout the summer. Premiered at Ultra, and already a big fave with Tongy and the daytime radio set, Magnus Carlsson's vocals cut through with the right amount of sentimentality while the erstwhile Swedish House Mafiette tweaks his anthem dynamics for something that's euphoric without ever getting too over the top. Already massive.