1. ZEDD “STARS COME OUT” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Dim Mak Records)
Release Date: 2011-11-22
The young German Zedd, at only the age of 22, has busted out a skillful new electro house hit. This marks his third huge single to come out in 2011 with the others being “Shave It” and “Dovregubben”. This great song is not only festival ready, but is set for play at the club. Heather Bright also does a great job on vocals; don’t be surprised if you hear hear name on even more EDM songs.
2. MICHAEL CALFAN “RESURRECTION” [AXWELL’S RECUT CLUB VERSION] (Axtone Records)
Release Date: 2011-11-21
All I have to say, is that this is one of the smoother tracks I’ve listened to. Axwell’s work can clearly be seen on the track, as he has smoothed over transitions and added some epic drops. We really haven’t heard much from Axwell recently, to be specific “Heart is King” this summer. It’s good to see some fresh new talent on the scene with Calfan.
3. TIESTO, STEVE AOKI “TORNADO” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Dim Mak Records)
Release Date: 2011-11-15
The more and more I listen to this collaboration by Tiesto and Aoki, the more I enjoy it. Initially I thought there was too much abruptness to the the track. However, after giving the track another week, I’m starting to follow the flow. This is a high energy track, that will keep any crowd energized. It is best suited for the festival setup however.
4. KYAU & ALBERT “ARE YOU FINE” [ARTY REMIX] (Euphonic)
Release Date: 2011-11-21
The German DJ duo Kyau & Albert release a massive single remixed by Arty (AKA Russian Wonderkid). Even though they’re not on the Anjunabeats label, it sounds close enough to me to make it count. Arty is able to add the big “house” feel to the single. The original mix sounds good, but this remix just sounds and feels better. This is a great track that was featured at Trance Around The World 400 in Lebanon.
5. ABOVE & BEYOND “FORMULA ROSSA” [ORIGINAL MIX] (Anjunabeats)
Release Date: 2011-11-27
First off, in case you were wondering, Formula Rossa is actually the name of Ferrari’s rollercoaster in Ferrari Land in the United Arab Emirates. It is the world’s fastest roller coaster. The track is fashioned after that, being high energy that relies heavily on build ups, just like a rollercoaster. I’m sure this track will be in the top #5 on the Beatport trance charts before we know it. A&B just keep pushing out new material and style like no one else in the industry.