Documentaire: Club AIR Amsterdam

AIR is a club in Amsterdam with an international look and feel. AIR represents tolerance, diversity, creativity, quality and freedom. AIR astonishes its guests with diverse programming for various target groups and its attention to service. This documentary is about the first two years of AIR and made by Harm Griekspoor.

Connect:
http://www.air.nl/
http://www.facebook.com/AIRAmsterdam
https://twitter.com/twitt_AIR

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Introducing: Swanky Tunes

Hailing from Russia, Swanky Tunes is an electronic collective made up of Dmitry Burykin, Stanislav Zaytsev and Vadim Bagdasaryan. Formed in 1998, Swanky Tunes started experimenting with different electronic styles to create their own sound. In the beginning they played techno sounds mixed with vintage synthesizers and after that the group created a distinctly big-beat influenced sound. Nowadays their music is a mix of techno tunes, electro-80’s and contemporary progressive house. In 2006 and 2007 Swanky Tunes were nominated as ‘Best Musical Group’ at the Russian Dance Music Awards.

Swanky Tunes’ tracks and remixes have been released on some of the biggest labels around the globe, including Axtone, Mixmash, Spinnin’ Records, Refune, Size Records and Cr2 Records. Their releases have been heavily supported by: Tiësto, David Guetta, Sander van Doorn, Swedish House Mafia, Laidback Luke and Dirty South.

Swanky Tunes recently collaborated with Tiësto on the track, “Make Some Noise ft. Ben McInerney of New Navy”. They’ve also just finished a release with Kaskade “No One Knows Who We Are” which will be out soon. Other exciting news is the launch of their brand new label, “SHOWLAND”, with the release of there first track “Blood Rush” 3rd of September 2012 on beatport preview here, also an upcoming track with Hard Rock Sofa, Matisse & Sadko.

It’s as clear as daylight you need to keep your eyes and ears open for this genius threesome from Russia.

Swanky Tunes will be represented by Anna Agency Worldwide exclusively (except Canada, North/South America and Russia).

Connect:
www.swankytunes.com
www.facebook.com/swankytuneslive
www.twitter.com/swankytunes

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

The Shapeshifters remix David Penn’s ‘Lovin U’

The Shapeshifters have come up with a new blissful remix, right in time for their long-lasting summer tour which bring them all around Europe. This time Max and Simon took David Penn’s track ‘Lovin U’ to their studio to add some of their characterizing style to the track.

They chopped up the vocal brought to the track by the recognizable voice of Max C and mixed it with their version of the bouncy and grooving sounds of the original. It all results in a real treat for your ears, so don’t hestitate and get your copy here or here.

Connect:
http://www.facebook.com/theshapeshifters
http://www.myspace.com/theshapeshifters
http://www.soundcloud.com/theshapeshifters
http://www.twitter.com/ukshapeshifters
http://www.nocturnalgroove.co.uk

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/