This is the press release – full review coming soon! Label: Anjunabeats Release Date: 4th March It was way back in the year 2000 when Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats label put out their first release – a production from the label bosses themselves that became an underground hit. While thousands of other labels have come and gone in the 12 years since, Anjunabeats now stands tall as one of the world’s most respected and consistent electronic music labels, responsible for … Continue reading →
It’s the award winning festival from Serbia set in the grounds of a Castle, and today EXIT Dance Arena announced its first acts, welcoming back the Seth Troxler. Troxler is an immensely talented DJ who last year won the best DJ award from Resident Advisor. His enigmatic blend of Techno and House and attracted legions of fans and alongside other confirmed acts such as Dubfire, Pan-Pot and Apollonia Troxler will surely entertain the crowds. Exit is not just a festival, … Continue reading →
South American duo HIIO (pronounced H2O) have arrived in 2013 with their attempt at creating a classic house tune. There’s definitely some classic house vibes here in the synths, the Planet Perfecto influence is pretty obvious. But this track is much slower than anything Planet Perfecto ever put out, and as a result it’s not got the same bounce or energy, exuding a more progressive feel.
The lyrics are pretty decent, tying in nicely with the build up and drops. Peter Gelderblom’s remix is more punchy and the D.O.N.S is more energetic. A decent house tune, if not particularly memorable, with remixes providing improvement.
Sasha might not be 24 anymore, but he’s still in the scene and one of the most talented producers and DJs around. His new album, Involv3r, comes out on March the 18th. “I started in the beginning of 2012. I wanted the record to be finished before the summer,” he says. “We had four or five quality tunes, but there [were] too many kind of filler tracks on there.” So as you would expect, it wasn’t a quick month in … Continue reading →
Striving forward in the ever-evolving game of dance music, three visionary producers join forces. Armin van Buuren pairs up with the big boys of W&W. And for the love of musical evolution, big bass and highlight moments, they bring us ‘D# Fat’.
Armin’s been a fan ever since W&W burst onto the scene with the seductive sounds of ‘Mustang’. In the meantime, the Dutch rookies have come to take the lead in the next generation of EDM producers and the tunes hit in at warp speed. Following the official ASOT550 anthem, the unforgettable ‘Invasion’, is the next step in their career: to team up with Armin van Buuren. And so they did.
‘D# Fat’ will be one of the shining highlights of the ASOT 600 world tour, but is sure to spread its glow long after the celebrations have ended. A genuine mix of warm melody, scintillating details, big bass action and techy trouble. Fat with a capital F indeed.
W&W North American Tour Dates
March 16 – Beyond Wonderland – San Bernardino, CA
March 24 – Ultra Music Festival – A State Of Trance 600 – Miami, FL
March 28 – The Guvernment – Toronto, Canada
March 29 – Opera – Atlanta, GA
March 30 – Madison Square Garden – A State Of Trance 600
March 31 – Bal En Blanc – Montreal, Canada
May 4 – Wonderland – Edmonton, Canada
We’re giving away two Fabriclive albums worth £30. And all you have to do is share this status update on our page. We will then pick a random winner from those who have shared the post, and we will post them their CDs. How easy is that? The albums we’re giving away are 65 DJ Hazard and 66 Daniel Avery. We’ll announce the winner on the 25th of March.
BT is a legend of Trance production, Nadia Ali is a legend of Trance vocals. Any team up between these two is bound to be good, but when you throw in relative newcomer but excellent producer Arty into the mix as well, are we witnessing collaborative genius or are too many cooks spoiling the broth?
Thankfully not, and Ali’s vocals demonstrate exactly what the vocals in the last track we reviewed failed to, sophistication and some actual meaning that ties in well with the decent video.
Arty will have no doubt also benefited from working with two names that have been around the scene since he was a child, and “Must Be Love” certainly demonstrates a maturity and class in production.
The only down side is the synths seem to have a little too much noise attached, but that’s just preference.
Who is Kirsty? We don’t know either, but this looks like her attempt to crack the commercial dance scene and she’s enlisted the help of Afrojack who provides remix duties. Apparently Sander Van Doorn said “supporting!” and David Guetta said “huge!” Although we’d question how much thought they gave to their answers when questioned.
The “bleepy” riff is heinously irritating and Kirsty’s vocals are talent-less and forgettable. This is a track that suddenly makes Avicii’s latest offerings look incredibly sophisticated in comparison. A crappy video of Kirsty trying, and failing, to look as amative as possible does nothing to enhance this shoddy single that should never have seen the light of day. How many more times do we need to hear the lyrics “Ooh! Ohh! I like what you do to me!”
The sad thing is, for as long as nonsense like this exists, there will always be a commercialised side to dance music looked upon by others as a bit of a joke. Please Kirsty, if you love the genre of dance music, go away.