Tune Of The Day: Spandau Ballet vs. Basto! – Gold 2012

Basto is Belgium’s freshest EDM export and is well known for his melodic brand of feel good progressive house music. His latest remix is set to become an absolute dance floor destroyer reworking classic 80’s pop royalty Spandau Ballet and their global hit Gold.

Teaming Tony Hadley’s unmistakably powerful vocals with a banging main room electronic vibe, Basto has turned the 1983 track into a contemporary dance track that is equally at home on the dancefloors as it will be on the terraces of the country’s Olympic stadia. Instantly recognizable as the Spandau Ballet hit, established fans and clubbers alike will be singing along to the catchy chorus. Spandau Ballet are no strangers to dance music. They were there at the start of the DJ culture in the late 1970s and early 80s in the clubs of Soho and throughout Europe and the world. The band were one of the first white bands to release a 12“ remix of their singles, in particular To Cut Along Story Short, an era-defining slice of electronic myth-making which took them to a huge audience, out of the clubs and into the charts. Followed closely by Chant No.1 (We Don’t Need This Pressure On), a mix of contemporary funk and modern vibes, Spandau Ballet were the coolest band in town.

Basto’s re-take of Gold manages to mix a more aggressive electronic sound with the ingredients of an energy anthem, all over an indestructible bass. It’s a strong step up from his previous big room hits like the tantalizing Gregory’s Theme, the addictive Again & Again, atmospheric Cloudbreaker (with Yves V) and gives a massive nod to his current Beatport chart topping monster, I Rave You.

As Basto himself says: When I first decided to remix “Gold” by Spandau Ballet, I. hesitated for a moment.  Usually, I’m very sceptical when it comes to reworking classics. Why would you wanna take the risk to ruin an epic record? But we managed to make it a very relevant dance track, without losing the gist of the original. It’s not a remix of an old track anymore, it’s a cool record with an epic vocal”   

Basto is constantly heading club charts with his remixes including Kylie MinogueThe Wanted, Ed Sheeran and Flo-Rida to the recent smash hit  212 from Azelia Banks featuring Lazy Jay, Conor Maynard, Stooshe ft. Travie McCoy, Lil John ft. LMFAOLabrinthMoby and Sander Van Doorn.

OUT NOW exclusively on Beatport.

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Erik Abores tekent platencontract bij Spinnin’ Records

De 14-jarige Erik Arbores heeft zijn handtekening gezet onder een platencontract met Spinnin’ Records. Hiermee heeft de talentvolle dance producer de volgende stap gezet in zijn carrière. Eerder dit jaar besloot hij zijn studie technische natuurkunde te stoppen om zijn focus volledig te richten op zijn passie: het produceren en doorbraak van muziek. Het tekenen bij platenlabel Spinnin’ Records is een stevige stap naar een internationale doorbraak.

Erik Arbores kwam in het nieuws nadat hij in versneld tempo het gymnasium heeft doorlopen en zijn diploma behaalde op 13-jarige leeftijd. Hierdoor kwam ook zijn muziek in beeld. Zijn eerste single stond direct op nummer 1 in de iTunes hitlijst. Het leverde hem de eervolle iTunes award: Best New Dance Artist 2011 op. Ook internationaal werd zijn debuutsingle goed gedraaid op radio. Erik besloot dat hij deze ingeslagen weg wilde vervolgen.

Erik: “De aansluiting bij Spinnin’ Records is muzikaal de meest logische stap. Het dance label scoort internationale successen met artiesten als Afrojack, Sander van Doorn en Basto. Dit is de sound waar ik mij op wil richten en ik weet dat ik met dit team de perfecte samenwerking ben aangegaan.” Erik is op dit moment druk in de studio om zijn eerste nieuwe plaat in augustus te releasen.

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http://erikarbores.hyves.nl/


Cream Ibiza Above & Beyond

World clubbing super-brand Cream kicks off the summer season with a double CD and digital release, Cream Ibiza mixed by award-winning trio Above & Beyond.

As the longest running UK club night on the island, taking over Thursday nights, Cream Ibiza brings together the world’s top DJs and thousands of clubbers to the award winning ‘World’s Best Club’ Amnesia. With mammoth weekly parties that will see Above & Beyond joined by the likes of Paul van Dyk, Eddie Halliwell, Calvin Harris, Sander van Doorn, Laidback Luke, and Example at the club this summer.

Described by DJ Mag as “the biggest electronic DJing and production collective the UK has ever produced,” Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki AKA Above & Beyond made an obvious choice for this year’s installment of the Cream compilation series.

Producers, songwriters, DJ’s and owners of the renowned Anjunabeats label, Above & Beyond have remained down-to-earth and as determined as ever despite the numerous accolades, remixing greats like Madonna and Radiohead and selling out shows from Bombay to Brixton Academy. 2011 saw the release of their second studio album Group Therapy. Described by Mixmag as “the artist album of the year”, it topped the dance charts in both the UK and USA.

Now they are set to perform at Cream Ibiza this summer, headlining six dates through June to September. Whether you’re heading over to the White Isle or not, Above & Beyond’s Cream Ibiza mix is essential listening for the summer.

This year’s Cream Ibiza tracklist perfectly reflects the ethos of Above & Beyond, taking in their biggest tried and tested tunes, fan favourites and exclusive new tracks – all guaranteed main room Ibiza material. Alongside hot tracks from the likes of Cosmic Gate, Dirty South, Kyau & Albert and Depeche Mode (Eric Prydz Remix) Cream Ibiza also features exclusive new mixes of Above & Beyond’s Stealing Time (from the critically acclaimed debut album Tri-State) and On My Way To Heaven, plus brand new remixes of Tranquillity Base (aka Above & Beyond)  Razorfish by Jerome Isma-Ae and of the Above & Beyond and Andy Moor classic “Air For Life” by Norin & Rad.

Available on iTunes: http://bit.ly/CreamIbizaAboveBeyond
Buy 2XCD at Amazon: http://amzn.to/CreamIbizaAboveBeyondCD

Nieuw album Hardwell


Op vrijdag 6 juli verschijnt het nieuwe album ‘Revealed Volume 3’ van de Nederlandse DJ/producer Hardwell op het gelijknamige label ‘Revealed’.
Het album is een mix-compilatie en bestaat staat naast eigen materiaal ook vol met hits van Dada Life, Tiësto en Wolfgang Gartner, artiesten met wie Hardwell geregeld tracks produceert en tegenkomt tijdens zijn wereldtours.

Het 24-jarig talent is zonder twijfel momenteel één van de meest succesvolle producers/DJ’s in de wereld. Vorig jaar kwam hij in de toonaangevende DJ Mag Top 100 poll, welke gisteren weer van start is gegaan, als hoogste Nederlander binnen op nummer #24.

Draaide hij twee jaar geleden hoofdzakelijk nog in Nederland, nu heeft hij al een eigen residence in VIP Club Marquee in Las Vegas. Daarnaast staat hij op hoofdpodia van grote Amerikaanse festivals met meer dan 100.000 bezoekers als Ultra Music Festival in Miami en EDC Las Vegas.

De afgelopen twee jaar werkte Hardwell samen met onder andere Tiësto en Chuckie en produceerde hij remixen voor namen als RihannaTaio CruzArmin van Buuren en Martin Solveig. Zijn track ‘Cobra’ werd het officiële anthem voor ID&T evenement Energy.

Zijn huidige single ‘Call Me A Spaceman’, met vocalen van Mitch Crown, is een internationale hit en is in veel landen in de charts terug te vinden.

In Nederland is dit zowel zijn tweede Radio 538 DanceSmash als tweede Top 40 hit van dit jaar.

Connect:
http://www.djhardwell.com/
http://www.facebook.com/djhardwell
http://twitter.com/hardwell
http://www.youtube.com/hardwelltube
http://soundcloud.com/hardwell
http://itunes.apple.com/nl/artist/hardwell/id270486655
http://www.beatport.com/artist/hardwell/66652
http://open.spotify.com/user/hardwellofficial

Introducing: Barry Fore

Ready to book this one ? Barry Fore has no average DJ profile. His love for the nightlife started in the early 90s when house music slowly entered numerous clubs worldwide. Besides going out he began to mix and produce tapes for his friends while working in clubs for the love of music, to keep himself in the epic centre of electronic sounds each weekend and to save some money.

Being busy managing clubs and events for 12 years now his passion for perfection soon led to the turntables during closing hours and special parties which ultimately turned out to sets in numerous clubs and festivals like Tomorrowland 2004 – 2012 , Sensation White , Voodoo Dubai , Cityparade and Ibiza .

Describing his style is quite tricky as he only aims for the crowd to move and enjoy themselves on the dance floor without getting cheesy on the decks. His sets are like a step into the unknown depths : you never know what your gonna get. Naturally his record collection contains soulful house, groove, electro, techno and minimal sounds, blended with a fling of classy acapellas.

Check out his latest project www.dance-tunes.com one of the largest music portals in Benelux.

For bookings contact www.ineagency.com

More info:

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https://twitter.com/#!/Barryfore
http://www.youtube.com/user/barryfore
http://soundcloud.com/barry-fore 

Billy The Kit and Ace Agency join forces

One of the household names of Dutch dance music will be joining forces with Ace Agency for all his worldwide bookings.

‘Billy The KiT always rocks the club! No matter what! Nothing but respect for this guy!’ – Shermanology

‘Happy to see an official rock star added to our group! Welcome bro!’ – Quintino

With an average of 240 shows a year, Billy The Kit is known for his energetic, charismatic and exploding performance on stage. With his colorful personality, Billy knows exactly how to completely draw his personality into his sets. Already having the Dutch party people under his spell, Billy performed as a weekly resident on MTV’s Totally Summer on Tour at clubs all over Europe. So far Billy has done 4 summer tours, doing over 30 gigs within 7 weeks in 6 different countries.

After several successes, various major labels started noticing Billy The Kit and at the beginning of 2011 Billy was the first Dutch dance-artist to be signed with EMI Music, the major label of Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta. The same year, Billy presented ‘Don’t Be Shy’ as his first release on EMI. The record immediately hit the charts and was chosen to be the anthem of the Dutch TMF Awards.
In the past few years Billy has released multiple tracks on labels like Mixmash and Spinnin’ and 3 mix compilations. Currently Billy The Kit is working on new tracks with other well-known Dutch producers, including another release on Laidback Luke’s infamous imprint Mixmash. His second single ‘Higher’ will be released on EMI’s imprint Positiva in the summer of 2012 and will feature vocals by Nathan Duvall and Bnann, frontman of Infadels. The official music video of ‘Higher’ has been finalized and is ready for its revelation to the public.

More info:
http://www.djbillythekit.com/
http://www.aceagency.com/

Nervo – You´re Gonna Love Again

Early versions of this contender for 2012’s summer festival anthem have been roaming around the internet for quite some time now, but NERVO’s much anticipated tune ‘You’re Gonna Love Again’ was officially released last Monday.

Mim and Liv have delivered a modern Progressive House classic by applying their own compelling vocals to this melodic gem, making sure this record will be the peak of all shows during their US and UK summer tour!

iTunes single mix download: http://smarturl.it/NERVO
Beatport extended mix download: http://smarturl.it/NERVOBeatport

More info:
http://www.nervomusic.com/
http://www.facebook.com/NERVOmusic
https://twitter.com/#!/NERVOmusic
http://www.youtube.com/NERVOSONGS
http://www.myspace.com/nervo