Review: Master Mood's "Los Angeles 515" (so named because it features a sneaky sample from the opening credits of The A-Team) is so big, it sounds like it would rival Lance Armstrong in the 'sneaky substance abuse' stakes. Everything about it, from the screeching electro noises and Thomas Bangalter-ish compressed synths, to the child-scaring wobble bassline and obligatory hands-in-the-air breakdown, screams "banger". You have been warned.
Review: Two of electro's most vibrant hook peddlers Gartner and Staar have conjured up a spellbinding brew. With such an infectiously eerie and spooky soundset, they might have well as produced it in a haunted house. Riddled with an infectious spiralling hook that's so dark you'll be hard-pushed not to peep over your shoulder, and amped to the max with their bold, technicolour production techniques, this is a fine example of complementary co-lab science.
Review: This remix package should be something of a treat for those who like their electro-house big, bashy, crunchy and in-your-face. Joachim Garraud leads the way riding a wave of gated riffs, booming beats and cheeky electric piano stabs. Fine Touch lives up to his name with a colossal bullder, before Roberto Sansixto and Jo Cappa flip the script, delivering a big room electro-tech remix that rises and falls in all the right places. Dick Ray (snigger) opts for a sweaty tribal stomper - all relentless drums and little else - before Ba51K pulverises the dancefloor to smithereens with a formidable wobble-step roller.
Review: There has been a noticeable rise in not just the quantity but the quality of euro dance over the past few months, with the more commercial electro influenced sound making a comeback, and the likes of Bingo Players smashing the charts. Much of it continues to come from Holland, as does this EP from Sandro Silva, who no doubt has been influenced by the likes of Guetta and Calvin Harris. 'Let Go Tonight' and 'Libra' are sure to raise both hands and cheers on your mainstream floors and all comes with high quality production values with a nice warm rounded sound.. Check them out!
Hot Like Fire (Andrea T Mendoza vs Tibet dub) - (5:41) 128 BPM
Hot Like Fire (Chris Daniel & Fabrizio Czubara remix) - (7:03) 128 BPM
Hot Like Fire (Tavo remix) - (7:07) 128 BPM
Review: It's Italy vs Spain in this hand-raising beat battle as seasoned club players Mendoza and Perez go toe-to-toe. Big synths designed for big rooms, this is Euro house at its most epic and energetic and AJ's hype-raising vocals serve the track well with added impact. Complete with an even more euphoric piano version and a selection of remixes from the boys themselves it's a mighty fight, leaving both parties unanimous winners.
My House (Liam Keegan radio edit) - (3:22) 128 BPM
My House (King Guetta remix) - (5:52) 126 BPM
My House (King Guetta dub mix) - (4:53) 126 BPM
My House (Wawa remix) - (7:07) 128 BPM
My House (Wawa dub) - (7:07) 128 BPM
My House (JJ Royal MassPool Circuit mix) - (6:27) 130 BPM
My House (JJ Royal MassPool Circuit dub) - (6:27)
My House (JJ Royal Afro Jackup dub) - (6:16) 130 BPM
My House (Seroussi & Potec club mix) - (6:43) 128 BPM
My House (Seroussi & Potec club instrumental) - (6:43) 128 BPM
My House (Liam Keegan remix) - (5:45) 128 BPM
My House (Liam Keegan Take You Back dub) - (5:22) 128 BPM
My House (DJ Rudy Elektro Beach mix) - (6:20) 128 BPM
My House (instrumental) - (5:33) 126 BPM
My House (acappella) - (4:36) 128 BPM
Review: With 15 different versions and varieties on offer, there's likely to be something here for everyone; especially if you're into emphatic, big room sing-along house. You know the flavour; unity tunes that have the whole crowd - especially the ladies - singing along with a tear in their eye. Highlights include King Guetta's interesting blend of classic electro and Spanish guitars, JJ Royal's early Morillo/Subliminal variation and Seroussi & Potec's epic electro trance blend. "My House" is your house.
Review: Since announcing their retirement as a threesome, the superstar dance outfit Swedish House Mafia have arguably had their most successful period, with a number 1 single around the globe and mass selling new mix comp. In prep of going their separate ways they each continue to focus on their own labels and this stick of dynamite from Italian duo Nari & Milani was instantly snapped up by Steve Angello for his own Size Records, and now sees a re-release through Vandetta Spain. Speaker thrashing big room melodies that the trio would be proud of, it has been doing the damage the past couple of months.. so if you missed out the first time, jump on it now!
Review: Anthem alert!! It's safe to say, collaborations don't come much bigger than this from Fedde Le Grand and the man of the moment Nicky Romero. Fedde has been doing his thing at the very top for half a decade and locking horns with new kid on the block Nicky is the perfect combination. Solid production as you would expect with a monstrous crowd rocking lead, and thumping beats bringing more power. The vocals from Matthew Koma will take the floor to even dizzier heights (there is an instrumental too for those who like it stripped back). This is a winner for house, progressive and trance DJs alike.. Get on it now!
Review: You know those tunes that worm their way into your head and permanently tattoo themselves onto your ear drums? Then you'll know all about "Spaceman". Hooky, euphoric and unarguably hedonistic, Hardwell has delivered one almighty peaktime banger here. Busting moves on the dancefloor polished and primed by the likes of Will.I.Am, Guetta and the Swedish House Mafia, this combines all the best elements of electro, house and trance with a vocal that demands radio attention. Looking for something a bit harder? Then head directly to the Headhunterz remix for a rub so hardcore technotastic it's almost got a donk on it. Dubsteppers should opt for Drown The Fish's remix while moombahton fans will be more than happy with the downpitched Naffz remix.
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.
Ride My Beat (Chuckie radio edit) - (3:15) 128 BPM
Ride My Beat (radio edit) - (3:02) 128 BPM
Ride My Beat (Denzal Park radio edit) - (3:01) 128 BPM
Ride My Beat (Chuckie extended mix) - (5:37) 128 BPM
Ride My Beat (Chuckie dub mix) - (5:37) 128 BPM
Ride My Beat (Denzal Park extended) - (6:06) 128 BPM
Ride My Beat (extended mix) - (4:46) 128 BPM
Ride My Beat (dub mix) - (4:32) 128 BPM
Ride My Beat (Mike Delinquent mix) - (4:30) 136 BPM
Ride My Beat (Mike Delinquent dub) - (4:31) 136 BPM
Review: Peaktime grime-meets-electro with plenty of crossover potential, Bayku waxes lyrical about intoxicating drink combos and partying like glamorous rockstars while the Polluted Mindz get heavy with a bashy beat and nagging topline hook. If it's a little too in-your-face, look no further than Chuckie's series of rubs and dubs; adding some cool filtered chords and more of a funky house feel, he's paved a smoother ride without taking any of the edge and energy from original. Those with a penchant for two-step will be keen to hear Mike Delinquent's remix. Old school meets new school in a rather delightful way; between him, Chuckie and the original, this package caters for many, many tastes.