EDM Charts has a mixed bag of genres and artists for this week’s top #5 that somewhat resembles a Jackson Pollock. Parker & Hanson not only make the list again, but are “hot” and hit the top thanks to Heatbeat. Arty, Matisse & Sadko are quite the “Trio”. Paul Thomas & Weekend Heroes showcase a pretty looking lady in “Morena”.
1. PARKER & HANSON “AFTERTHOUGHT’” [HEATBEAT REMIX] (ANJUNABEATS)
Parker & Hanson have made the top #5 chart twice in the past 30 days. This time it can be credited in large part to the remixers Heatbeat. These South Americans have produced quite the remix that is edgy and has the perfect big room flavor.
The remix has taken the track to an entirely new level, with it becoming track of the week on the Trance Around The World podcast. Heatbeat has added in additional synths, and the track seems to be slightly sped up. The track still holds its integrity by maintaining the strong piano riff and presence.
Take note now. Watch out for both Parker & Hanson and Heatbeat. Both are taking huge steps forward in becoming legitimate artists in the trance game. Time will tell, but so far the future looks bright.
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2. MATISSE, ARTY, SADKO “TRIO” [ORIGINAL MIX] (AXTONE RECORDS)
Wild Russia is home to some crazy wildlife, vast landscapes, and vodka. In addition, there is some amazing DJ talent. Arty and Matisse & Sadko combine for an impressive progressive house track that is garnering attention from respected names in the industry.
“Trio” is somewhat genre bending as it possesses both elements of trance and progressive house. The track has a catchy hook and a great build. For coming from Russia, the track is very happy/euphoric in nature and feel.
There’s no doubt that the talent on the track is out of this world. Expect this track to be a staple of many sets at Ultra Music Festival this March in Miami. Watch out for both artists, as they have been charting left and right in recent months.
3. PAUL THOMAS, WEEKEND HEROES “MORENA” [ORIGINAL MIX] (SPINNIN RECORDS)
UK DJ Paul Thomas gets together with Israeli DJs Weekend Heroes to pump out a melodic progressive house/trance banger. We have two DJs, from different countries, who are using a completely separate language in the track title. Regardless of how ironic this is, the production behind it is impeccable.
“Morena” has also received the stamp of approval from Above & Beyond by making TATW 410. A quirky vocal loop presides throughout a large portion of the song. Melodic riffs add to the depth and feel of the track.
First off this is a rather unique collaboration. Secondly, it is unique to specifically see Spinnin Records release a trance track. EDM Charts likes the experimentation and approves of this catchy big room track.
4. DJ PP, SILVERSIX “F*CKING AMAZING!” [ORIGINAL MIX] (CR2 RECORDS)
Some funky house makes its debut on this week’s chart at the #4 position. Interestingly enough, DJ PP is the second South American DJ on this list, hailing from Uruguay. He combines with Australian Silversix to hone done on some upbeat vibe.
What brings the track to life is the vibrant trumpet present throughout the entire track. In addition, small vocal elements replicating cheering and yelling, make you feel like you’re in the middle of a club. The track actually has a Nu-Disco feel to it overall.
These two artists are a bit under the radar, but what they’v created is unique and is great quality. This track should find its home on a few house mixtapes and collaborations. It’s always fun to hear something new and freh.
5. TOMMIE SUNSHINE, DISCO FRIES “DON’T LOOK BACK” [TOMMIE SUNSHINE & DISCO FRIES DUB] (VICIOUS)
Two American artists, Tommie Sunshine and Disco Fries, known most notably for their remixes make a house friendly hit in”Don’t Look Back”. It pushes house to the edge but doesn’t go overboard into “pop land”.
The beat is progressive in nature and catchy. The dub version is the best version, as it still maintains the original instrumental yet it cuts out some of the seemingly unnecessary vocals. All of the tracks on the EP are new except the original version.
This once again is a rather unique combo, with both artist being remixers in nature. It definitely did result in a quality product. The sound is unique and has just the right amount of pop flavor.