With a slew of brilliant remixes around the corner, taking everything from ambient to DnB to big room, the first to be revealed is an absolute firecracker from M35. Premiered this weekend on HOA by World No. 1 DJ Hardwell, the M35 remix is a display of in your face electro synth leads and big bass beats to rock any sound system, whilst adding a new design to the melody; revealing a true forte in M35’s production prowess.
For his debut release on Blend It Records, Argentina’s man of genius Deep Mariano delivered two real bombs in his “Curiosity Killed The Act EP”. “Curiosity Killed the Act” takes another dimension with Ange Siddhar & Illan Nicciani’s remix. It’s Horatio, the exceptional producer from Romania who put his groove on “C’Mon”, the second track .
Deep and Groovy… Just what we love among the Blend It Family !
Recently, Australia has seen a steadfast rise in both emerging and already prevalent talents coming together. Further adding to that list and collaborating for the first time ever, the Aussies Tommy Trash and Wax Motif join forces to create the mammoth track, ‘Hex’ – out now on Nicky Romero’s distinguished label, Protocol Recordings.
Having been premiered in Nicky Romero’s prodigious ADE Reboot set, Protocol Recordings sets the bar once again with this latest offering. Filled to the brim with pounding kick drums, reverberating synth lines, and beautifully crafted vocal chops perfectly collated together, the track then segues into a frenetic build ultimately leading into a euphoric drop that’s inclined to set the dance floor ablaze. Continuing to be recognized as one of the most forward driven progressive/electro labels, Protocol Recordings prolong their reputation with the addition of ‘Hex’ into their expansive catalogues of records.
Pop Rox Muzik are back again with another notch to their sparkling belt of releases in 2014 with Matt Groove’s ‘Go E.P.’ – a double-tracker package plus a solid remix offering, giving us three new pieces to enjoy today. Mexican talent Matt, now 24 is already 10 years deep into his electronic music journey having picked up the headphones at just 14 years of age. The label’s international pull has for some while now resulted in Pop Rox keeping a vastly global roster, reaching all corners of the earth and Matt is the latest in a long and varied line of up and comers that call the label home.
Matt’s lead effort for the EP is the packages name and typifies Groove’s production palate through the stacks of metallic leads, soft and uplifting pads and underlying saws that break out into full song after some filter work. The long and winding breaks lead up into a burst of snare drills and FX that accelerate into the main sections which are reinforced with a booming sub kick which is 100% sub territory. The lead comes in the shape of a pitch bent patch that dances on top of the straight four to the floor rhythm. It’s a strong effort from Matt Groove and a more than worth production to head up this heavy hitting package.
GO! – ELECTROWEB REMIX
ElectroWeb is the guest remixer for ‘Go!’ and he’s come up strong with a nasty Complextro rework that take the original’s segments and rips them to pieces to make room for a barrage of morphed bass modulations that boggle the senses with intricate and lethal micro-edits. With every layer lashed chains of FX, the whole production is soaked in colour and width, but it’s ultimately a chaotic and menacing effort.
Matt Groove wraps up the EP with ‘Dirty Bounce’ which as the name suggests, is a full on main room smasher, but you might be surprised by the intro and build-up, which doesn’t exactly stick to a formula we’d expect from this kind of production. The siren lead sings out the lead tune, but some Trap-like moments in the breaks and build-up leaves you not sure what to expect – but all wonders are confirmed on the drop when Matt lets off a bulky kick.
Thirteen years in the game and counting, UK bass legends Stanton Warriors, aka Bristol’s Mark Yardley and Dominic Butler, get ready to release their highly anticipated new EP “The Bones”, ahead of a new artist album slated for release early next year.
Their first official release in nearly a year, Stanton Warriors have been holed up in the studio crafting yet another fresh, new sound that ensures the duo continue to remain at the forefront of dance music. A taster of what’s to come, The Bones EP benefits from crazy, booming, bassy sonics designed to completely tear a system apart, as shown during Stanton Warriors sets across the international club and festival circuit this year, from Ultra to SW4.
Described by the duo themselves as “stripped down, bass- heavy beats”, The Bones EP is new, exciting and fresh, but with the quality bass sound we’ve all come to know and love from Stanton Warriors; heralding yet another new juncture, whilst simultaneously defining the big club sound of 2014 and beyond.
The Bones EP by Stanton Warriors is out Nov 17th (Beatport) & Nov 24th (iTunes), via Punks Music.