WEEKLY TOP ELECTRONIC CHARTS: AUGUST 2012, VOL. 63

1 Aug

Well, can you believe it is already August? Jaytech is no “stranger” when comes to hitting it big in the trance realm. Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Yves V “shed” some light on their latest progressive house remix. We get a little “girl on boy” action with Wolfgang Gartner.

1. JAYTECH, STEVE SMITH “STRANGER” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ANJUNABEATS) Release Date: 2012-07-30

At the #1 spot this week we have none other than a huge Anjunabeats/Anjunadeep artist Jaytech with his latest trance banger “Stranger”. Jaytech has been thoroughly groomed by the parents of the label Above & Beyond. This latest track has the classic Anjuna feel to it. It is mellow and hypnotic, while at the same time maintaining just the right amount of vibe and bounce.

The vocals on the track are brilliant. Steve Smith does a great job and he is somewhat reminiscent of Richard Bedford, who Above & Beyond has been using recently on a lot of their tracks, most notably “On My Way To Heaven”. The instrumental itself is super smooth. It is catchy and has a great flow to it.

Jaytech never disappoints on any of his productions. This is somewhat a bit outside of his realm as it actually has a more trance feel to it than deep house. This is definitely one of his best produced tracks to date and a surefire #1.

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2. D*NOTE “SHED MY SKIN” [DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE FEAT YVES V REMIX] (641) Release Date: 2012-07-30

This remix of “Shed My Skin” is based of the original track produced by D*Note in 2002. The remix takes on a whole new file integrating electro and progressive house. It still maintains the original elements, however this version is much more amped up and more intense.

This song is a little bit all over the place. There are great vocals during the interlude that are gorgeous and haunting all at the same time. The beat is infectious. It has that festival vibe to it, which is a specialty of the three men on the remix. When bass hits, it hits rather hard giving it that electro edge.

Not a lot of remakes shine. However, this one works well as there is just too much talent on it for it to fail. It is a great example of reinventing a classic track.

CLASSIC COLLABORATION: BT “THE EMERGENCY” [ORIGINAL MIX] (NETTWERK) Release Date: 2010-05-04

This week’s classic collaboration is from genius producer BT. The guy is literally a genius and this hit is from the 2010 album “The Hopeful Machines”. The album itself was a grammy nominated one under the electronica genre.

It’s hard to put this track in words, other than it is magical. The vocals are so well written, there’s no wonder it was nominated for a grammy. The instrumental has majestic vibe that just feels right.

BT never fails to impress. He produces everything completely from scratch without any sampling. There’s nothing better or comparable to an organic product like this.

3. WOLFGANG GARTNER “GIRL ON BOY” [ORIGINAL MIX] (ULTRA) Release Date: 2012-07-30

Wolfgang Gartner strikes once again in 2012, this time with his newest EP. “Girl On Boy” is straight electro house and is in no need of any vocal supporting. It is hard hitting as has the classic Gartner feel with circuitous loops and wide arrangement of electronic noise and synths.

We’re not exactly sure how Gartner came up with the title to this track, but it really doesn’t matter because all the pieces seem to fit. It’s a fun track as it seems to be all over the place, yet the genius himself finds a way to compose all elements. Gartner went hard in the paint with this one showcasing his unique juxtaposition of electro elements.

The way Gartner’s year has been going surely justifies himself a top #10 spot in this year’s DJMag Top 100 voting. He’s a beast in the studio and is pumping out an insane amount of volume of tracks.

4. RONSKI SPEED, JES “CAN’T STOP” [RONSKI SPEED WITH STONEFACE & TERMINAL REMIX] (ULTRA) Release Date: 2012-07-24

This latest remix of Jes’ “Can’t Stop” featuring Ronski Speed and Stoneface and Terminal show off the best talent out of Germany at the moment. Jes is a hall of fame type vocalist who adds on a boatload of talent to produce a single that is on steroids.

The remix adds a trancy edge to the original, yet has a hard enough edge thanks to Stoneface and Terminal. Once again, Jes does not dissapoint on the vocals. There’s something about her voice that is so deep and true, it is hard to deny.

Jes has been in the game awhile and it doesn’t look like she’ll be stopping any time soon. Make sure to go out and buy this latest EP release of remixes.

5. SHOWTEK, HARDWELL “HOW WE DO” [ORIGINAL MIX] (REVEALED RECORDINGS) Release Date: 2012-07-30

My oh my do we have some hard hitting electro house for you at the #5 spot. Dutch DJs Showtek and Revealed Recording all-star Hardwell collaborate on this fire fueled track. The track is filled with so much energy the only way to describe it is like a spider monkey all jacked up on Mountain Dew.

It only makes sense that this track is so intense given the backgrounds of the two artists collaborating on this track. As electro as it may seem, there are various breaks where we can see some proggy elements. The quirky, almost hip hop like vocal drops really give the track a party feel.

This summer has been THE summer of electro house. The genre has taken off and every producer seems to be dropping a least a couple tracks like this on their sets. Look no further than Hardwell and Showtek, when talking about DJs that go hard in the paint.

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