By: DJ Lettrón
Hi everyone. We're back this week with an extremely diverse set of tracks, both in terms of their sound and the backgrounds of the DJs themselves. There's remarkable talent here from Cameroon, Moldova and even the distant land of Alaska. Enjoy!
1. "Home" (Stefan Dabruck Remix) - Ivan Gough, Walden & Jebu feat. Penelope Austin I knew this was the next big track the moment I started marching to the drum beat of
this remix on Hardwell's radio show. The way Stefan Dabruck extends and distorts the end of the vocal phrase into the buildup is impressive. Out now on Neon Records.
2. "Miami 82" (Vocal Mix)- Syn Cole feat. Madame Buttons Already an energetic
Progressive jam, the addition of Madame Buttons' vocals get me excited about life. It's no
wonder that Avicii's Le7els label quickly snatched him up. Release scheduled for December
3. "Delete" Michael Woods I don't think he got Justin Bieber's memo to play more Hip-Hop, because Woods is back with a banging EP "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" that defies the Electro and Progressive boundaries. My favorite of the three is Delete, with a reggae vocal-infused buildup that leaves me gasping for air. Available now on Diffused.
4. "Spring" Tyler Sherritt Originally from Alaska, Tyler Sherritt is now the most recognizable name among NYC-based Electro House DJ-producers. "Spring" has a banging chorus laced with a unique instrument that seems to morph between electric guitar and vinyl scratching. Available now on Sosei Records.
5. "Black Hawk" Formal One & DoubleV This producer duo is the first Moldovan outfit to catch my attention with a subtly layered big room track. Can't wait to drop this one at my next show. Available now on IHU Records.
6. "Angel Talk" Vin Deca Vin Deca has an intriguing background, born and raised in Cameroon and now working as a producer on a German record label. His grooving Progressive style reminds me of Sebastian Ingrosso's sound, with a cheering crowd sample that really lifts the energy. Available for free download and via Hitsmith Records.
7. "Mystica" Blasterjaxx The crowd at TomorrowWorld was mesmerized by the pleasing melodic buildup when Hardwell snuck this into his set. The minimal chorus kicks in with deep bass to back it up. Release date TBD on Revealed Recordings.
8. "Mufasa" Laidback Luke & Peking Duk This is sure to be a festival favorite with its "Mufasa!" drop and big room sound. This collab keeps the energy high for the entire track, with each chorus getting two build-ups for the price of one. Release TBD on Mixmash.
9. "Beautiful World" (East Freaks Remix) Paul Oakenfold I felt nostalgic when I listened to this track, thinking back to Oakenfold's 2006 collab with Spitfire on "No Compromise." East Freaks give Oakenfold's track a smooth Progressive melody with uplifting vocals on loop. Release TBD on Perfecto Records.
10. "Max Ammo" Firebeatz I might drop this track at my next show just to see if the club survives. Firebeatz takes it about 10 notches above "Dear New York" if that's even possible, with an earth shattering drop. Available now on Doorn Records.