As April wraps up the EDM community is just getting started for the summer! Andrew Bayer has a “Secret” in his latest proggy track. Dada Life keeps “Rolling” along with another great electro house track. Jochen Miller know his sign for greatness with his smash trance track “Zodiac”. In addition, EDM Charts welcomes DJ Mikas on the guest mix of the Top #5 as he celebrates his latest single “Timezone”.
1. ANDREW BAYER, MOLLY BANCROFT “KEEP YOUR SECRETS’” [MYON & SHANE 54 SUMMER OF LOVE MIX] (ANJUNABEATS)
This week a true genius tops the #1 spot; Andrew Bayer. Bayer is actually a graduate of Berklee College where he focused in Musical Synthesis. If you listen to “Keep Your Secrets” you can hear the skill. His latest track remixed by Myon & Shane 54 with Molly Bancroft on vocals is smooth, airy and has the Anjunabeats’ feel to it.
The track is very balanced throughout. The vocals are fantastic, being crafted by one of the best in the business in Bancroft. The instrumental itself has marvelous builds and borders on the edge of progressive and trance. The remix is sped up a bit to be more club friendly. The track feels as though it could be a part of Anjunadeep or Anjunabeats depending on how one takes in the track.
This is surely one of the highlight’s of Bayer’s portfolio of work. The instrumental is pure and unique. When combined with the talents of Bancroft and Myon & Shane 54 the track rises to another level.
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2. DADA LIFE “ROLLING STONES T-SHIRT” [CAZZETTE APPROACHING STARRY HOMES REMIX] (SO MUCH DADA)
Bananas and champagne? Yes, we’re talking about the Swedish duo Dada Life. Their latest single “Rolling Stones T-Shirt” remixed by another Swedish duo Cazzette is electro house heaven. It is hard hitting, and the remix itself has additional dubstep elements. Who knows how the idea for this song came up? All we know is that it is classic “Dada” with quirky lyrics and styling.
If you’re looking for some hard hitting bass with a Swedish twist, then this is the track we’ve all been looking for. The vocals themselves are twisted up in a vocoder to add more layers. Once the main portion of the track hits, electro synths and bass keep the track pounding along.
Dada Life have established themselves as clearly one of the best acts out of Sweden, which is saying a lot considering the influx of artists from this country. If Dada Life is ever in your area make sure to check them out. They always put on a great set and get the crowd involved better then most.
3. JOCHEN MILLER “ZODIAC” [ORIGINAL MIX] (HIGH CONTRAST RECORDINGS)
Dutch DJ Jochen Miller hits #3 on this weeks charts with a brilliant progressive/trance production. The track itself was recently featured on “Trance Around The World”, which is quite the honor in the EDM community. It is packed full of energy, and in style somewhat parallels Markus Schulz in production style.
The instrumental bounces up and down, and gets winded up intermittently with helicopter like spinning. There is a minor vocal which is lopped that replicates a yelling effect. It is big room in style and would surely keep a crowd jumping for more.
Miller is big up and coming name in the trance scene. This is a great follow up to his latest hit in “Wild and Perfect Day” with Rank 1. If he keeps this up he would be a great addition to a trance concert such as ASOT.
4. DJ MIKAS, DJ SAGE “TIMEZONE” [DJ MIKAS & DJ SAGE REMIX] (PROGRESSIVE GROOVES)
DJ Mikas and DJ Sage hailing from up north in Canada hit #4 on this week’s chart with their latest remix of “Timezone”. It is tough to put this track in a genre, as it contains so many elements of various styles. It is hard hitting trance meets progressive meets electro.
The track itself is marvelously layered. One of the best elements is the build. Various electro synths are wrapped around a winding rhythm. In addition, the pace on the track keeps the energy up. To compliment it, there’s enough bass to give it that edgy feel.
Mikas has started to penetrate his way into the EDM scene as a respected producer. The greatest part about his productions are how they combine so many different genres. It clearly shows his skill set and flexibility as DJ.
5. SUSPECT 44 “NEON FEEL” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ANJUNADEEP)
Anjuna strikes again! This time with Suspect 44 from the Anjuadeep side. The track is deep and melodic and was also recently featured on Trance Around The World. The electro elements of the track take us back to a futuristic 1980s club feel.
One of the greatest parts of the track is the constant piano riff. It compliments and balances the techy house components. To say the track is not smooth as butter is an understatement. The flow and harmony are outstanding, down to each measure.
Suspect 44 isn’t the biggest name on the label; however this track will take this DJ higher. As all Anjua artists, Suspect 44 shows what attention to detail and production skills can do for a track. Once again, it is highly suggested to purchase this great Anjunadeep track.