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!

New release: Markus Schulz – Scream

Back in June 2010 one of the world’s most inventive electronic music minds released the artist album odyssey that was ‘Do You Dream?’ Fan applause, cross-genre DJ support and dance press acclaim greeted one chart-scaling, master-blasting single after another.

From ‘Do You Dream’s day of release though, Markus Schulz had already begun imagining and conceiving the sound designs that would go to make up his next long-playing excursion.

Now, comprising a 19-track packed collection of ear catching, floor quenching, seismic audio, his ‘Dream’ is about to turn into a mighty ‘Scream’!

“When you’re in the studio, deep in production mode on an album, your mind’s eye is forever picturing the reactions tracks, and moments in tracks, are going to generate”, says Markus. So in many respects the title ‘Scream’ is also the album’s mission statement. It’s that response, that surge of feeling and emotion I want to come back up off the floor when one of its tracks goes on. When it happens, you know all the late hours in the studio, putting the pieces in place, have been worth it!”

With a single-minded quality-meets-quantity credo, Markus has made judicious use of known vocal talent and new singer/songwriter blood on the album. These include US-based sensations Jaren and Aruna, as well as Paper Aeroplanes front-woman Sarah Howells. Also front-and-centre are precocious newer talents, with the likes of Seri and new Schulz discovery-cum-protégée, Adina Butar joining ‘Scream’s vocal cast.

Giving the album a strong song-edged bias has resulted in one with productions that span EDM’s spectrum.

For every daytime radio inciting number (‘Until It’s Gone’, ‘Love Rain Down On Me’ and current single ‘Caught’ to tag but a few), there’s also the more underground themes of tracks like ‘Deep In The Night’, ‘Absolution’ and the album’s thrilling title track. During the final weeks of ‘Scream’s production Schulz commented:“one of the side-effects of producing instrumental long-players like my Dakota ‘Thoughts Become Things’ series is that you keenly feel how much you miss working with lyrics and vocals. ‘Scream’ will be my most vocal-oriented album yet and I believe that the singer-song-writing talent I’ve collaborated with, it will also make for my most accomplished”.

‘Scream’ isn’t exclusively about the vocal though. Building the consummate 360° electronic music album requires contrast and that comes firmly into focus with its heart-of-the-dancefloor seeking instrumentals. From the scene-setting beat-free overture of ‘Our Moment’ to the serrated synthery of floor-ammo like ‘Triotronic’, ‘Soul Seeking’ and ‘Loops n Things’ (with Ferry Corsten) it delivers a comprehensive, panoramic, day-or-night-time listening experience.

Through it Schulz has once again demonstrated that the production side of his mind is alive, kicking and quite literally screaming to be turned loose. And on August 31st that’s exactly what will happen.

Planet EDM will never be quite the same again.

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Paul Oakenfold – We Are Planet Perfecto, Vol. 2

There are new stars emerging from the electronic scene all the time but there is one uber star – whose illustrious career spans the genre’s entire history and who has consistently been at the cutting edge since day one.

Paul Oakenfold’s contribution to the birth, growth and evolution of EDM is an epic story of legendary proportions and his extensive discography documents each stage of this incredible journey.

One of the new highly acclaimed annual contributors to that discography is Paul’s exciting We Are Planet Perfecto compilation series and this year’s release sees a focus on the sound Paul Oakenfold plays at his live shows stateside.

Being the first international DJ to have “broken America” Paul has toured the length and breadth of the country continuously for the last twenty years. Moving to Los Angeles in the early 00′s Paul made the US his home and focus of his career both as a DJ and film score producer.

Featuring smokin’ hot tracks and remixes from Nicky Romero, Hardwell, Tommy Trash, John Dahlback, Richard Beynon and of course Paul himself – We Are Planet Perfecto Vol. 2 gives listeners and fans worldwide a taste of what US clubbers experience at a Paul Oakenfold live show today.

This is Paul Oakenfold in America… bringing US together.

Stream on Spotify here.

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Tune Of The Day: Mark Knight Featuring Skin – Nothing Matters (Noisia Remix)

Toolroom Records delivers one of their most highly awaited releases to date, with anticipation reaching fever pitch due to the meeting of Mark Knight & Skunk Anansie lead vocalist Skin on their huge collaboration, ‘Nothing Matters’, complete with jaw-dropping remixes from Tensnake, Capa and the phenomenon that are Noisia.

On the remix front premium drum and bass is delivered, as legendary studio stalwarts, breakbeat technicians, and all-round global superstars Noisia turn in a powerful 172 BPM rework that shakes the subs and packs the clubs. Exclusive Toolroom signing and definite one to watch, Capa takes things on a big room progressive tip, plus twisting n’ pitching things in a different direction, Tensnake stamps his chunky disco house sound to complete this diverse collection.

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Extrema Outdoor – XO Live 14 juli 2012

Yes, 2012 is het jaar van verandering! Extrema Outdoor gooit het roer om. Let’s go into the new!

XO dient als nieuwe afkorting van Extrema Outdoor en de toevoeging ’Live’ geeft aan dat we buiten dj’s meer bijzondere en uniekere live shows van dance-artiesten gaan programmeren.

Naast een aantal ’live acts’ presenteert Extrema Outdoor ook meer nieuwe talenten. Extrema gelooft in de toekomst van dance, met meer livemuziek en überhaupt meer levendigheid op het podium. Extrema Outdoor staat natuurlijk bekend om haar show en decoratie, maar dansen blijft het allerbelangrijkst.

De live-optredens en bekendste dj’s worden voornamelijk gepresenteerd op twee nieuwe hoofdpodia. Eén daarvan is een openluchtpodium, pal aan het strand van Aquabest waar veel theater en spektakel de leidraad is. Hier vind je een mix van ’s werelds top-dj’s en verassende live acts. Meer show en entertainment is het devies!

Het tweede hoofdpodium is een enorme indoor arena waar je naast ’dj gigs’ ook een aantal imposante live shows kunt verwachten met veel licht- en videospektakel. De tent is volledig donker en dus ideaal voor zogenaamde dark shows. Verwacht hier edgy dance.

De muziek op Extrema Outdoor loopt wederom uiteen. Met clubhouse, electro, techno, eclectische house en, nieuw dit jaar natuurlijk: dubstep! Extrema Outdoor heeft daarbij dit jaar nieuwe collabo’s met labels en concepten die een area zullen hosten.

Maar ’live’ betekent ook meer performance, theater, andere kunstzinnige voorstellingen en visuele pracht. De eindshow wordt over de gehele dag verspreid. Een totaalbeleving dus!

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Diamond – Mainstage Outdoor:
David Guetta
LMFAO (live)
Goldfish (live)
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano
Gregor Salto (live) feat. Skin (Skunk Anansie)
Kraak & Smaak (live)
3 as a Crowd

Quartz – Mainstage Indoor:
NERO (live)
Paul Kalkbrenner (live)
The Bloody Beetroots (dj set)
Kevin Saunderson feat. Inner City (live)
Carl Craig presents 69 (live)
Elektro Guzzi (live)
Kid Culture

Chromium – Rauw:
2manydjs (dj set)
Gesaffelstein B2B Brodinski
Drop The Lime
Joost van Bellen

Crystal – Future Funk:
Sandro Silva
Michael Mendoza
Delivio Reavon & Aaron Gill
MC Ambush

Emerald – Vagabundos:
Luciano (3 hrs set)
Mirko Loko B2B Ernesto Ferreyra
Kenny Larkin
Robert Dietz
Digitaline (live)
Maayan Nidam

Cobalt – SAW:
N-Type & Hatcha
Obscure (live)
MC Mac & MC Swift

The Perfect Chill:
Leroy Rey
Louis LaPorte XVI
Ruby Wax
Nikki Nice
Noah Furreal
The Funkfreakerz

Live hosted by:
Rik Mol, Marhythm, Rogé, Flor, Milan Bonger & Sonny Wilson