Review: Having parted ways with Bloc Party, singer Kele Okereke has been on an electro-inspired mission of late - hooking up with XXXChange for his own solo album The Boxer and now joining Parisian hit machine Martin Solveig on this latest single. With a stadium-sized mix of whirring bass, epic trance-shaped chords and Kele's power-lungs, Solveig creates an almighty banger while Dutch superstar Hardwell works up an equally huge and punishing mix that makes great use of the original's chorus chords. French electro-trance player Arno Cost also drops a winning mix that saves the vocals for the breakdowns whilst filling the verses with driving pianos and live snares.
Review: One of the most consistent producers in electronic music, and a man who refuses to be pigeon holed or tied to any one genre, Sander Van Doorn releases his much anticipated follow-up album to 'Supernaturalistic', entitled 'Eleve11'. Having received critical acclaim and major player DJ support across countless tracks. This collection is a coming of age, ranging from backroom beats with Sidney Sampson, and Laidback Luke, simplistic yet destructive power on 'Koko' and 'Drink To Get Drunk'. And our two favourites 'Slap My Pitch Up' and one of his finest moments alongside Adrian Lux 'Eagles'... This weeks essential!
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: Having previously dropped funky house bombs on Defected and Toolroom among others, UK DJ and producer Mark Trophy is back with these two old-skool orientated tracks for Spanish label Vendetta. "Definition" chops up hooks from the Dream Warriors hip-hop classic of almost the same name, and layers it over some early Daft Punk/Alan Braxe-styled strings and bass, complete with smart filtering and thoroughly modern drums. "Relapse" keeps the sunny, island-styles going with some active hats and a catchy sax thrown in for good measure.