Dancefreax Tune: Shermanology – The Only Way

Shermanology The Only Way 2013 Dancefreax
One of the most creative families on earth has released yet another
 awesome hybrid of ear slamming, nasty, jumpy electro and familiar Shermanology signature vocal progressive house. ‘The Only Way’ can lift crowds to ultimate heights. Festival main stage banger all the way!

Ever since this talented family, inspired by jazz, funk and soul, formed a solid dance act, they were an extremely popular name at clubs and festivals. Their unique sound in electronic music is like nothing heard on the clubland circuit now, and not ever.

They started as Andy and Dorothy, musically schooled by their Father and Uncle who were soul artists in their own right, The Sherman Brothers. Growing up with an appreciation of the greats, the pair only listened to the finest funk artists – Prince, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Bebe & Cece Winans and Earth Wind & Fire. In 2006 they released ‘3 Minutes To Explain’. This enormous club track was alongside the 2 greats, Fedde Le Grand and Funkerman, which validated the duo’s colossal potential. Leon Sherman then entered the frame to create once of the most diverse music families around.

Shermanology’s most recent release, ‘Can’t Stop Me’, a collaboration with superstar Afrojack, was a huge dance hit and made it’s way to almost every dance floor worldwide. As for fresh release ‘The Only Way’, the prognosis says this will be this summer’s next big club banger. ‘The Only Way’ is already supported by the world’s top notch DJ’s such as Steve Aoki, R3hab, Thomas Gold and played in international radio shows by Sander van Doorn, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nicky Romero, Afrojack and David Guetta.

Make sure your ears are glued to the stereo, because ‘The Only Way’ will take over the speakers!

Remix Of The Day: Rihanna – Where Have You Been

After the break up of his former musical focus, Sydney-based producer Streetcleaner shifted over to the realms of electronic dance music around mid- 2011. This previous musical experience lends itself to his driving and complex style of electro house, as well as the influence of artists such as Porter Robinson, Dirtyloud and Darth & Vader. His laptop and Logic Studio are the main weapons of choice Streetcleaner uses too channel this influence into explosive, hard- hitting dance music, along with Native Instruments’ Massive and various plugins and VSTs.

While only hitting the production scene fairly recently, Streetcleaner has already shown significant potential for such a short amount of time. Even more promise is expected for 2012 for Streetcleaner, with a number of releases lined up for the future, and even bigger plans awaiting in the long-run. His release schedule for 2012 includes five massive electro dance floor destroyers, Shoreside, The Jade Monkey, FThree, Badlands and the anticipated Zenith EP.

Connect:
http://www.komplexsounds.com/
https://twitter.com/_Streetcleaner
http://www.facebook.com/StreetcleanerOfficial
http://www.youtube.com/user/AnalogMarinade?feature=mhee
http://www.beatport.com/artist/streetcleaner/271508
http://soundcloud.com/streetcleaner-1

Insomniac Enhanced Concert: Armin van Buuren @The Palladium August 31 2012

On August 31st, the world’s greatest DJ is coming to Los Angeles as part of the Insomniac Enhanced Concert Series! Armin van Buuren has made one of the biggest impacts in the world of electronic music with his prolific output of top-notch productions, A State Of Trance podcast, Armada record label, and ethereal performances. He has set new standards of quality in electronic music with his clean, perfected skills, changing the face of trance and becoming arguably the most in demand artist around the world. He captivated us at Beyond Wonderland for ASOT 550, and now he’s returning for a rare intimate performance at the Palladium.

The effect and vibe Armin van Buuren induces on the dance floor is not something that can be summed up into words but is something that must be experienced to truly understand. This is your chance to witness the world’s top DJ in Los Angeles. Tickets will sell out very quickly, so we encourage you to be ready right when they go on sale.

Armin van Buuren at Palladium
with special guest Jochen Miller
August 31 2012

Tickets on sale Saturday August 11 at Noon Pacific.

The Palladium
6215 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90028
18+ // 21+ to drink // ID required

Emma Hewitt celebrates album release party ‘Burn The Sky Down’ @ LA´s Exchange

On August 3rd, the official release party of Emma Hewitt’s ‘Burn The Sky Down’ album will take place at Exchange Los Angeles, in collaboration with powerhouse U.S. promoter, Insomniac Events for ‘Awakening Fridays’.

As one of the first vocal artists to do this kind of show with the American event organization, Emma has a big spectacle in store for the show in downtown Los Angeles with a full visual show designed by V Squared Labs (Coldplay, RHCP) and a blistering full length club set packed with ‘Burn The Sky Down’ remixes as well as all her hits.

Emma’s goose bump-evoking vocals are the backbone to many of the biggest tracks in trance with her hauntingly beautiful voice giving soul to music by the likes of Dash Berlin and Cosmic Gate.

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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.

Connect:
http://bastomusic.com/
http://www.facebook.com/bastomusic
https://twitter.com/#!/bastomusic
http://www.myspace.com/bastomusic
http://www.youtube.com/bastomusic

Insomniac presents Wet Wonderland Featuring Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano 24 june 2012

Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano DJ sets are becoming the stuff of legend. They embody dance music fully, bringing the crowd to epic peaks, arms in the air and smiles all around. It’s not a genre thing, it’s a music thing, and Sunnery and Ryan convey that passion to the dance floor in a way very few artists can.

Wet Wonderland
Wet Wonderland is Insomniac’s brand new weekly pool party in Las Vegas, running all summer long, every Sunday at Marquee Day Club.  Join us for a summer of world-class DJs and the Insomniac pool party experience.

Info:
Date:  Sunday June 24th 2012
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Las Vegas, NV – Marquee Day Club @ The Cosmopolitan
3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South,Las Vegas
Age Restriction: 21+

http://www.marqueelasvegas.com/
http://insomniac.com/
http://sj-rm.com/ 

Introducing: DJ / MC Vika Kova

Everyone knows DJ Vika Kova who has been rocking the dance floors for some time now, but not everybody knows that she started out in 2001 as an MC/vocalist. Over the years she shared the stage with every “big boy in the business” such as Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Bob Sinclar, Shapeshifters, Freemasons, Fedde Le Grand, Chuckie, Afrojack, Laidback Luke and many more.

Nowadays DJ Vika Kova is bringing you the best of both worlds when she gets behind the decks, with a mic just within her reach so she can empower her set with live vocals anytime she feels like it.

Using her perfect sense of timing that she developed over the years of live MC-ing, she keeps her sets fresh and fun, stunning the crowd with her vocal skills when they least expect it.

Born in Russia, she grew up in Germany and went back to Russia just to settle down in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) a couple of years later. No matter where she went though, music always remained a constant factor in Vika Kova’s life. Always supported by her parents, she graduated cum laude from the Music and Ballet Academy, followed by the prestigious Music Conservatory of Moscow.

As MC, Vika expended many boundaries of this profession and was the voice of the main ID&T events, such as MysteryLand, Sensation White and Innercity. Also Carl Cox choose Vika Kova to be the voice of his Revolution radio shows and tours.

Today she’s playing the hottest parties at some of Holland’s finest clubs such as Paradiso, Panama, Escape and VIP Room. DJ Vika Kova spreads her message of love and peace and has great fun doing it! She is regularly touring in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and in Asia and is now a part of the innovative club concept called Supper & Sound @Het Bosch (Amsterdam, NL). From 6th of March Vika’s new club concept “Sunday Slide” will be to visit @VIP Room in Rotterdam (NL) every first Sunday of the month.

As the voice of a producers duo 2Dirty, in 2009 she reached Nr.1 on Dancetunes.com with “Climax in my Head”. Their next track “In the Army” has been released in 2010 on Mostiko Records. Vika’s next creation, collaboration with producer/DJ Kasper Kwant, is called “Night Together” and was released in May, 2010 on Omerta Records.

For now Vika Kova is the voice of Carl Cox Revolution tour and radio shows again. For the 4th year in the row you can hear Vika every Tuesday.

Connect:
http://www.vikakova.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/vikakova
http://www.facebook.com/vika.kova
http://soundcloud.com/vika-kova
http://premium.vikakova.podomatic.com/
http://www.myspace.com/vikakova
http://vikakova.hyves.nl/