This week’s Pick of the Week is a straight up monster. Dutch producer Dannic has been hard at work in the studio with impressive results. Recent releases Flare and Elements (Hardwell, Dannic Remix) have helped raise his profile, and with the year coming to a close the Dutchman has a new remix to add to his catalogue.
Must Be The Love from Arty and BT is a beloved trance anthem built on the angelic vocals of Nadia Ali. Tapped to remix it, Dannic has tackled the record aggressively. Teased in his October/ADE Promo Mix, the Dutchman keeps the track’s focus where it should be, on the angelic voice of Ali, but looks to strong builds and a club molded drop to round out this must have.
We’re already huge supporters of Dannic, but to see him take an already superior track and morph it into what he has, truly cements his place as a rising star in the world of dance music.
Sometimes the transient melody of an instrumental is all that’s needed to captivate a listener. The beauty in dance music originates from a track’s ability to lock itself in our memories even without a single lyric. For me, Isla Margherita from Sunny Lax has done just that, ingraining itself in my head via its deadly progressions and inspiring melody. To put it simply the track is beautiful and everything that is magical about trance music.
For that reason and simply cause we know you’ll love it, it leads as this week’s Pick of the Week.
For this weeks Pick of the Week we look to an updated version of legendary dance music producer Roger Sanchez‘s seminal classic Another Chance. The revamp comes all the way from Australia by way of collaboration from big room house trio Those Usual Suspects and fellow Aussie Nordean. Hardly straying from the melodic tone of the original, TUS and Nordean feature complimentary yet subtle progressive elements in their 2012 version.
Another Chance will forever be looked to as one of house music’s most identifiable achievements, and credit goes to TUS and Nordean for pushing this classic to the ears of the new generation.
In dance music there are only a handful of vocalists who, without fail, deliver incredible additions to any given beat. Nadia Ali for many is the first that comes to mind, but there are countless others including Emma Hewitt and Jes. There has however, been another name emerging over the past couple years on numerous remixes that is slowly becoming a new favourite.
Danish songstress Medina has had her pop records remixed by numerous DJ’s including Audrio’s (Alexander Adstedt) Addiction remix, as well as Deadmau5′ You & I remix. Her vocals are subtle, but her lyrics are passionate; her connection with the listener is extremely powerful.
I recently stumbled across this Morten Breum remix to her record Forever, and just finally finished picking my jaw up off the floor. The melodic build works magically with Medina’s vocals, but the drop in this one is where you will lose your mind. The acidic personality makes this one a club killer and flat out our Pick of the Week.
After today’s temperature surpassed 20 degrees celsius, memories of the Toronto summer were brought to the forefront on open patios all over the city. The warm weather also served as the perfect excuse to throw on those summer sounds and take full advantage of the rare October weather, and for us that meant the newest effort from Welsh producer Sasha.
A strong house groove and addictive vocal sample have Flutes (Sasha Remix) from Hot Chip currently tearing up the Beatport overall chart, fluctuating between the #1 and #2 spots a month after its official release. For us the record has been played multiple times a day since and continues to be a favorite for true house music fans world-wide.
Because of our obsession, we have made Flutes (Sasha Remix) our Pick of the Week.
The Dutch theme is set to continue with the Pick of the Week as we look to the current number two track on Beatport Pair of Dice from Tiesto & Allure.
Last week the collaborative effort stormed out of the gates upon its release to praises from both fans and critics alike. The record’s big room identity is driven by inspiring builds and euphoric synths that are bold enough to deem any vocal support redundant.
I know Tiesto has had his critics, myself being one of them, but the last few tracks he has released showcase a comfortable and confident producer. With that confident swagger in hand Tiesto and Allure have built a monster, and in turn earned this week’s POTW.