Fatboy Slim's Star 69 acapella was just waiting for a strong big room remix and Funkagenda delivers with style. With exceptional production, abrasive effects are incorporated into the slamming and at times dark tech influenced house track. For the most part the acapella is used sparingly and effectively and which is sure to do well in the clubs.
The latest release from the champions of tribal is a dark twisted and seductive house track. The original leans more on the progressive side and the Stereo-Tek version on the tribal side. Definitely one for the big room and afterhours sets, Go on! works well on the floor with a bassline and effects that send shivers down your spine.
The latest release from David Penn's alter ego is a more accessible effort that Sun Rising Up and XPand but nonetheless a very well produced house track. The Time Is Now is a departure from many of Deux's previous tracks and remixes (like Shine On Me). That said, sure to get instant reactions, the Time Is Now could be described as 2008 mashed version of Sweet Dreams and Love You Feel by Soul Avengerz. Big.
Deux aka David Penn is one of my favourite producers with tracks including Sun Rising Up and XPand. His latest remix is a exceptionally produced driving big room house track. Mid way through, the track takes a turn and introduces some sublime piano chords and vocals, breaking down before building up again. The entire package is solid, including Dove's equally strong mixes.
Very much in the vein of their "Don’t You Want" remix, this latest production is equally as anthemic featuring early 90's synth chord sounds and plenty of hands in the air, stomp and clap action. Sure to do well on the more accessible dance floors, the production is strong and the beats, tough.
Having offered his vocals to "Freak", Haze is back with Danism in this catchy track. The concept is simple and the beats are bouncy and addictive, which bodes well on dancefloors given its emphasis on the high hats and syncopated chords. Featuring a slightly retro yet soulful feel, Mesmerise is sure to please many.
A gorgeous and well produced NYC vocal groover, Feels So Good features a nice driving bassline and catchy lyrics. Slightly tougher than your average vocal house track, DJ Dove’s production is spot on to give this track a main room quality to appeal to those with more refined tastes.
A tough percussive afterhours track, with additional remixes courtesy of Kobbe, as well as Joubin. All versions have their highlights, with tough drums and deep lines featuring prominently. The Joubin remix features a mind playing breakdown and some very twisted effects, not for the faint hearted!
A novel yet credible track, Garraud has knocked up a driving and slight progressive house track that works wonders in big room sets. Sampling Outlander The Vamp, Streets Sound also takes an Australian pedestrian crossing noise and turns it into a sublime and simple minimal chordal track filled with build-ups and breakdowns.
Muzzaik are continuing to produce exceptional big room and afterhours tracks, with Modulate and their remix of Lost In Music for Exacta & Belocca being standouts. Using the sample “I Feel Good Things For You” (Daddy’s Favourite) the Hungarian producers have created an uplifting, tough, hands in the air track that stands out from many of the more darker afterhours tracks.