Are you recovered from UMF 2012? If not, here’s this week’s EDM Charts’ Top #5! Armin van Buuren & Orjan Nilsen make a killing on “Belter”. Omnia & Ira “fuse” together a great trance track under Coldharbour. Hardwell “Links” one together with Marin Volt in “Zelda”.
1. ARMIN VAN BUUREN, ORJAN NILSEN “BELTER’” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ARMIND)
After UMF 2012, is there any denying that Armin van Buuren isn’t the #1 DJ in the world? Armin and Orjan Nilsen combine forces to pump out a legendary trance track in “Belter”. It is grand in all senses.
This track is made up of Armin’s prodigal production skills mixed with Nilsen’s powerful vibe. The track is pounding and deep. It has that classic ASOT feel to it.
Where to the point where every production Armin touches turns to gold. “Belter” shows the EDM world that trance is here to stay.
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2. OMNIA, IRA “FUSION” [ORIGINAL MIX EDIT] (COLDHARBOUR RECORDINGS)
Omnia & Ira crush onto the scene with their new single under Markus Schulz’ Coldharbour label. It captures that classic deep sounding trance, that is uplifting at the same time.
The song is cleverly composed of some building rifts that lead to a crushing chorus. A small vocal loop is continuously mixed to give the track some soul.
Omnia is another young in his early twenties that has plenty of time and room for growth. EDM Charts expects nothing less than to see more and more hits from these guys.
3. HARDWELL, MARTIN ZOLT “ZELDA” [HARDWELL EDIT] (REVEALED RECORDINGS)
You want some big time electro house, you have it in “Zelda”! Hardwell remixes Martin Zolt’s hit, giving it some heavy thumping bass. It packs a punch to say the very least.
The track has a brief interlude where some of Zelda’s ocarina’s are surely sampled. Mix that with with some claps and kickdrums and then a build to die for, you have a Hardwell remix.
Hardwell killed it at UMF this previous weekend. He’s excellent at full on live sets. This quirky collaboration showcases Zolt’s ability to think outside the box.
4. BJORN AKESSON “CASTLE TECHNOLOGY” [ORIGINAL MIX] (FUTURE SOUND OF EGYPT)
Future Sound of Egypt really has something special in Bjorn Akesson. He produces an Armin-like hit in “Castle Technology”. It is hard hitting and perfect for the big room.
The track leads in with some orchestra like elements. The speed picks up and before you know it you hit some turbulence. It is dramatic and deep; case point.
Akesson really has some talent. Do not be shocked if you see this guy in the top #100 in the next couple years. There’s just too much talent here to be ignored.
5. SEBASTIEN KRIEG, STROBE “LA SERENISSIMA” [ORIGINAL MIX] (VICIOUS)
The two Germans, Krieg and Strobe combine efforts to make a stellar progressive house track. Both guys are slick in their own right, which results in a high quality play on notes.
Classic synths are combined with some violin initially to add flavor. The instrumental is then sped up to a drop that hits deep. It keeps building, with loops and production to kill for.
This is a great production from two producers that are on the rise. Both have remixes and singles that have hit it big on Beatport. Watch out as their skills continue to improve.