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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DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll van 2012 is geopend

Vanaf vandaag zijn alle muziekliefhebbers uitgenodigd om in de officiële en toonaangevende DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Poll op hun 5 favoriete DJ’s te stemmen. Met 13 Armada Music DJ’s in de lijst van vorig jaar, van wie 3 in de Top 10, hoopt de Nederlandse platenmaatschappij op wederom een succesvol resultaat.

Vorig jaar, na een historische, vier jaar lange nummer één positie werd Armin van Buuren tweede in de bekende DJ poll, op de voet gevolgd door het Nederlandse hit-fenomeen Dash Berlin (8) en de Amerikaanse DJ Markus Schulz (9). Andere namen in de Top 100 zijn nieuwe talenten als Ørjan Nilsen (49), Tenishia (91), Nederlands duo W&W (36), Australische favoriet tyDi (48), Myon & Shane54 (66) en bekende namen als Aly & Fila (22), Andy Moor (50), Roger Shah (51), John O’Callaghan (52) en de legendarische Britse DJ Paul Oakenfold (69). Dit jaar, nu diverse nieuwe DJ namen bij Armada Music of Armada Music Management zijn getekend, is de lijst van DJ’s waar Armada campagne voor voert, groter dan ooit. De volledige lijst van DJ’s is te vinden op de Armada Music website: www.armadamusic.com en zijn zichtbaar in het DJ Mag promotiefilmpje van Armada:

Ieder jaar in oktober, publiceert DJ Mag een overzicht van de meest populaire DJ’s van dat jaar, volledig gebaseerd op stemmen. Een gemiddelde van 300.000 wereldwijde clubbers brengen hun stem uit in de toonaangevende poll. De poll opent op 27 juni en sluit 29 augustus. De resultaten zullen aan het eind van oktober bekend worden gemaakt. Stemmen op je favoriete DJ in de DJ Mag Top 100 is nu mogelijk via http://top100djs.net

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.

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Tune Of The Day: Laidback Luke feat. Martel – We Are The Stars

You can always count on Mixmash Records to provide you with the sickest collabs and their latest dance anthems! With this upcoming track it would be wrong NOT to dance your soul off! Mixmash Records presents; Laidback Luke feat. Martel – WE ARE THE STARS (Original Mix)

Did you know that this festival anthem is the official soundtrack for the Heineken commercial this summer? “We Are The Stars” gives you catchy lyrics from Martel and heavy synths by Laidback Luke which are bound to make you chant along! It gives you that “summer-feeling” which you have been waiting for all this time. After the build-up the drop turns the floor to a dance-battle field!

Every party should make you dance and have a good time. This is your time to feel like a star and make this a party anthem you will never forget.

“WE ARE THE STARS” is out now via Beatport.

Official video Tiësto & Showtek – Hell Yeah! out now

Tiësto and Showtek have blended their outstanding talents to bring you “Hell Yeah!”, the two acts first collaboration and Tiësto’s most recent single following the wildly successful “Club Life — Volume Two Miami”.

With it’s stadium sized electro-infused drop and energizing, crisp production throughout, “Hell Yeah!” is the perfect track for this summer’s festival crowds who want nothing more than to party in the way only this track could inspire. Irreverent and built for mayhem, “Hell Yeah!” has arrived to kick the summer off right.

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Calvin Harris releases MYNC ‘Stadium’ Out Now on Fly Eye Records

MYNC has a new hit track coming out called “Stadium” that is released on Calvin Harris’ record label, Fly Eye Records. The guys have already busted out big remixes of well known DJ’s, such as Avicii’s “Fade into Darkenss”, Chuckie’s “Let the Bass Kick”, and ATB’s “Heartbeat”.

The duo of Mark Brown and Richard Searle have been successful DJ’s in their own right. Each has produced and DJ’ed successfully as individuals before joining together. Mark Brown even has had his own record label for a couple years called CR2 records. He has released tracks from some huge artists, like Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, and Dirty South.

MYNC caught the attention of Calvin Harris who then decided to sign the guys to his label to release this song after hearing it being played at the Miami Winter Music Conference to great affect. They will be joining a talented roster that includes the likes of the aforementioned Calvin Harris, Nicky Romero, Michael Woods, and Bart B More.

“Stadium” has the ability to be a huge track this summer that can be played in any stadium. It has a great electro sound with a sick build up that gives way to a fist-pumpers paradise.

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Tune Of The Day: Tony Junior – Feelin’ Kinda Strange

After his succesfull debut ‘Anigav’ on Spinnin Records, Tony is ready to stir up the dance scene again with this new bomb! “Feelin’ Kinda Strange” is based upon Dummatic Twins’ radio hit and Tony hit the spot just right when he got the idea to remake it into a club rocker.

Bringing some jaw dropping sounds to the dance floor, this guy will be getting crowds pumped all around the world. Must have if you want to keep the energy level of your set up high!

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