House is in the “House” on this week’s EDM Top #5 Chart. The #1 DJ in the world Armin van Buuren is “falling in love” with UK singer Kirsty for a surprising house hit. Axwell does his remix magic on a single with Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl . Sebastian Krieg throws down some good feeling vibes with “Don’t Stop”.
Release Date: 2012-01-30
Armin van Buuren turning to house? No, he’s just showcasing his prodigous DJing skills and range by partnering with UK singer Kirsty on this new high energy single. Kirsty is an exceptional singer, who has great depth and power behind her vocals. While this may not be played on ASOT, it certainly will be spun at many night clubs across the globe.
The remixed instrumental behind the track is catchy. It is pounding and ranges in the high BPMs. During the buildup, the integration of piano brings a softer element to the song. The vocals are also well written, somewhat describing a love story.
Armin continues to dominate the EDM world in every form and fashion. It will be interesting to see if Kirsty continues to work on collaborations with other top DJs. She certainly has the skill set to do so. This track should continue to climb the Beatport charts.
Release Date: 2012-01-30
What a classic tech-edged progressive house track by Ivan Gough and Feenixpawl. Thanks to the help of Swedish House Mafia member Axwell, the track is raised to another level. It is currently #1 on Beatport and is leading the way for Progressive House producers.
Axwell provides a remix to the instrumental that allows for a great build, somewhat similar to his remix of “Resurection” by Michael Calfan. Indie pop singer Georgi Kay excels on vocals, singing them out in a true storytelling sense. The synth loop on the track is rather infectious.
Australia is represented throughout the track, as Ivan Gough, Feenixpawl and Georgi Kay all are from the Kangaroo continent. It is fairly safe to say that this will be a staple track of the major spring concerts held down in Miami.
Release Date: 2012-01-25
German DJ Sebastian Krieg partners with Joe Perrone on the huge house bomb “Don’t Stop”. It actually has a great summer vibe to it, making all listeners feel good as they take in this track.
Upbeat in style, the vocals provided by Perrone bring it out even more. The echoed vocals blended with some soft synths give “Don’t Stop” a rising euphoric feeling. The build is exceptional as it leads into a spinning break.
Pinkstar Records has been acquiring some great talent. Krieg is a prime example. This is a feel good track, that can easily be mixed into any house set.
Release Date: 2011-02-01
EDX and Nadia Ali have been having massive years in the EDM scene. Ali has been part of numerous collaborations; as she is easily the most sought after vocalist right now. EDX has been pumping out singles and has had major success with his radio show “No Xcuses”.
“This Is Your Life” has a unique slick feel to it, which is reflective of its producer. Strung out synths and even a little wobble are present in the track. Ali actually shows off a slightly different vocal style, that even leans a little on the Indie side.
Again, this is another Pinkstar Records hit. EDX and Ali are a great pair, as they bring out each other with varying styles. This is another song that highlights the growing support in the progressive house catalogue.
Release Date: 2011-01-30
If hard hitting Dirty Dutch is what you’re looking for, than you certainly found the right track. Dutch DJ Chuckie lays out a high energy banger with “Together”. This is the definition of the genre, that Chuckie seemingly is the creator of.
“Together” is highlighted by heavy bass, massive amounts of electro and some soulful vocal samples. The classic breaks include some piano integration to bring out the vocals. The echoing electronic noises stir up the energy.
It is rather apparent that Dirty Dutch is here to stay. The style is perfect for huge crowds and concerts. The Dutch have some premier artists, and Chuckie has definitely found his niche.
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