Two more days until June as we wrap up 5 full weeks of music in May! W&W drop the boom with “Thunder”. Firebeatz provide EDM fans with a “Wonderful” listening experience. Arston shows us something in the stars with “Zodiac”.
1. W&W “THUNDER” [ORIGINAL MIX] (MAINSTAGE MUSIC) Release Date: 2013-5-20
Genre: PROGRESSIVE HOUSE
Description: There may not be a more rapidly rising DJ duo in trance/progressive house than W&W (Willem van Hanegem & Ward van der Harst). Under Mainstage Music (a sub label of Armada) W&W have done nothing but pump out massive hits such as Moscow, The Code, Lift Off and D# Fat. Like the title suggests, the track brings the boom in the form of bass. With carefully planned interludes so that the track can literally catch its breath, there is nothing but literal firepower behind this banger.
Reminds Us Of: “‘The Code” – Ummet Ozcan, W&W
Festival season kicks it off big this weekend with EDC NYC! Dirty South showcases some “heart” with the next big thing. Bloc Party is brilliantly remixed by Digitalism for the “Truth”. Cirez D stays on the charts with some big “drums”.
1. DIRTY SOUTH, JOE GIL “YOUR HEART” [MICHAEL BRUN REMIX] (PHAZING) Release Date: 2013-5-13
Genre: PROGRESSIVE HOUSE
Description: One of the biggest DJs to come from the land down under takes over the #1 spot on this week’s chart with the Michael Brun Remix of “Your Heart”. This progressive house hit features unbelievable builds and amazing vocals thanks to Joe Gil, who has really made a splash on this song. The song is truly uplifting and the track itself has harmonic bass and synths. This is well deserving of the top spot.
Reminds Us Of: “‘City of Dreams” – Alesso, Dirty South
Who’s ready for festival season? Cirez D brings the “thunder” with a huge techno banger. John Dählback drops a “nuke” on the progressive house charts. Daniel Kandi brings a “changing” sound to the trance world.
1. CIREZ D “THUNDERSTRUCK” [ORIGINAL MIX] (MOUSEVILLE) Release Date: 2013-5-6
Description: Cirez D AKA Eric Prydz has been the man of 2013 thus far bringing the real, deep and less commercialized sound of techno back to prevalence. “Thunderstruck” is part of a new EP release, that has a solid warehouse feel to it. It features quick snares, some vocal chopping and of course the bass. This is just another element to be added to a brilliant portfolio of 2013 hits for Prydz.
Reminds Us Of: “‘Powerdrive” – Pryda
Summer is almost here as we hit May running! Daft Punk have nostalgically looped fans together once again. Mark Knight shows some “love” to house fans with another massive release. Above & Beyond introduce us to their new friend “Walter White”.
1. DAFT PUNK “GET LUCKY” [RADIO EDIT] (COLUMBIA) Release Date: 2013-4-19
Description: With the most massive release of the year, maybe regardless of genre, the long awaited new single of Daft Punk’s new album “Random Access Memories” is debuted. With production assistance provided by legendary producer Niles Rodgers and vocal assistance from crooner Pharrell Williams, the track is neo-synth to its finest. Daft Punk are legends because they are the best producers the genre has ever seen. Even though their tracks slide a bit more to the pop side, you cannot deny their acute attention to detail and keen sense of selecting assistance on their album productions.
Reminds Us Of: “‘One More Time” – Daft Punk Continue reading