Ready or not, festival season is rapidly approaching! Laidback Luke & Dragonette “Let Go” on an indie pop remix. Thomas Gold lays down some progressive magic with “Sing2Me”. Ever heard of the “Shotgun” approach? Zedd has.
1. LAIDBACK LUKE, DRAGONETTE “LET IT GO’” [LAIDBACK LUKE REMIX] (DRAGONETTE)
Super mix meister Laidback Luke remixe of Dragonette’s “Let It Go” takes the #1 spot this week. It is irresistibly catchy, yet addicting. Martina of Dragonette showcases her indie fueled style and voice, over Laidback Luke’s pounding bass.
“We don’t need a cure for the weight of the world”. All one can take away is amazing songwriting. Laidback Luke’s presence on the track is very prevalent. It is electronically edged and modernized for the new sounding indie. There’s no denying the track’s starpower, as it was initially debuted on BBC’s Annie Mac radio show.
This is quite the powerhouse combination. This isn’t Dragonette’s first rodeo in the EDM arena. Let’s not forget of her classic collabo with Kaskade in “Fire In Your New Shoes”. After his magnificent performance at Ultra Music Festival, it’s a wonder how Laidback Luke isn’t ranked higher in the DJ Mag 100? Bottom line is that this track is a club banger.
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2. THOMAS GOLD “SING2ME” [ORIGINAL MIX] (AXTONE RECORDS)
German based DJ/Producer Thomas Gold shows off his best material with “Sing2Me”. It is a majestic piece of progressive house that integrates classic builds with a mellow and soothing flow. It is currently #1 on Beatport, essentially gaining a stamp of approval by fans.
This is another great example of a genre bending song; it could potentially pass as trance, but there is clear possession of many progressive house elements. Gorgeous piano is blended in with a mini vocal sample loop that is repeated throughout the track. The addition of the smooth synths gives the track a seductive feel.
Thomas Gold’s following has been rapidly growing. Between his recent hits this past year with Dirty South and his new radio show, there’s been plenty of material and media coverage. Considering his association with huge labels, such as Axtone, there’s no denying he’s on the verge of blowing up.
3. ZEDD “SHOTGUN” [ORIGINAL MIX] (OWSLA)
Looking for some electro house? We bring you Zedd. The young brilliant German strikes again, with his next huge hit “Shotgun”. Between the deep bass and electronically tuned synths, it makes you feel like your in the middle of a virtual “Call of Duty” battlefield.
This track is made up of gritty vocal samples and deep, almost semi-dutch, bass. Add a catchy kickdrum, and you have a perfect track for the festival. To cap it off for fun, Zedd integrates a whistle on the track that sounds like it is straight out of Zelda.
OWSLA is lucky to have Zedd under its label. Zedd had a huge year in 2011, really making a name for himself in the electro house realm. Let’s hope he has an album release in the near future, as his official welcoming present to EDM fans.
4. MARK KNIGHT “ALRIGHT” [ORIGINAL CLUB MIX] (TOOLROOM RECORDS)
“Alright” is an absolute classic Mark Knight track. It accentuates the basic features of modern house. Combine housey synths, sexy vocals and some saxophone; you now have the makeup of a perfect pure house track.
This track is a actually a slight shift from Knight’s recent production. Obviously he has gone back to his roots in house, hence showing off his ability to do anything from borderline trance/progressive house back to funk-ladened magic. This track is consistent, constant and classic.
Knight has truly brought Toolroom Records to the next level this past year. Between his own productions and leadership, there’s no wonder why he’s a top DJ. Buy this track if you’re looking for some classic house.
5. MARTIN ROTH “MAKE LOVE TO ME BABY” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ANJUNADEEP)
Every once and awhile deephouse track comes along and simply turns heads. German DJ/Producer Martin Roth does some beautiful painting with “Make Love To Me Baby”. This track is deep, sultry and full of soul.
When you talk about any Ajuna artist, you tend to focus on attention to detail and technical skills. Roth precisely does this by integrating melancholy piano and nu-disco sound synths.
Many EDM fans forget about Anjunadeep; which is rather tragic as it probably the more complex and technically sound side of the Anjuna label. Roth continues to expand on his repertoire of flawless deephouse tracks.