March is a fun time of the year in dance music for both producers and fans alike. Whether you’re in Miami for Ultra or not it’s a prime opportunity for artists to preview and sample their upcoming releases to the masses as they look to get a head start on capturing a buzz for their own sounds of the summer. Well it’s not even March yet and already Purari and Centineo have released some heavy duty music. ‘Charge’ is what those in the biz would call a “fucking banger”. The track shines the whole way through from it’s hard hitting drop to it’s well crafted breakdown, only to hit you in the face with that violent drop once again. Whether he’s behind the decks in Hoboken or in the studio producing, Purari is most certainly a young talent to watch and this release with Centineo adds to a hot start in 2017. ‘Charge’ is available now on Loko Sound Records.
Whether you’re a fan of electronic music or not, you probably have heard of Hardwell. If you are a fan of the genre, you probably already know that he is one of the most influential figures in the industry. From running his own label to headlining some of the biggest dance music events in the world to producing monster hits, Robbert van de Corput’s resume is stacked. Perhaps one of his biggest contributions to dance music is his weekly radio show, Hardwell On Air. Started in 2011, Hardwell on air has been a showcase of musical talent ranging from well known acts to bedroom producers, spanning from progressive to electro to hardstyle to deep house to whatever the hell Hardwell feels like playing.
In celebration of his 300th episode, Hardwell (in classic Hardwell fashion) pulled out all the stops and delivered a special live podcast straight from Amsterdam. The episode, an hour longer than usual, featured a string of live sets from different artists including his close friend and fellow Revealed Recordings artist Kill The Buzz and electro house heavyweights Blasterjaxx. The event also included special guests as well as live interviews from fellow big time producers who wanted to stop by and pay their respects. Lots of new and upcoming music too, definitely want to check this out if you enjoy electronic music. Here’s to Hardwell and all his contributions to dance music, with plenty more inevitably to come.
Christmas time is pretty sweet whether you celebrate it or not. Time off, an excuse to pig out on either ham or Chinese food, sports galore, people more jolly than their normal miserable selves (most likely for aforementioned reasons). But let us not forget there is another significant holiday happening right at this very moment, none other than the festival of lights, Chanukah.
We all know the Christmas songs. I don’t care if you were raised by wolves, at one point you probably stumbled into some sort of civilized community (or a Walmart during the holiday rush) that was playing Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. They’re hard to avoid and every year your boiling point is put to the test with how much you can hear and not want to strangle someone with a shiny red bow. Dillon Francis however flipped the script and just dropped a remix to the ultimate jewish turn up anthem, Hava Nagila which you can check out right below.
What an absolute monster of a track. This is the perfect thing to blast in your home when your Bubbe is over for Chanukah asking about your love life or how to do something on her iPhone 4. Can’t imagine hearing this dance floor weapon without fighting the urge to flatten someone like a latke. Hava Nagila is as much of a jewish staple as putting brunch on Instagram and getting a car as a gift when you’re 17. Glad it got the modern treatment it deserved, Happy Holidays!
To be completely honest I’ve never heard of artists Snavs or Fabian Mazur. But, my ears are just begging me to listen to their gut feeling that these two producers have an impending monster on their hands with their latest track ‘Wolves’. Wolves is that track you’re going to get sick of because something like the X Games is going to use it to show some dude flying thru the air upside down before every single commercial break. I could also see this one being used to introduce “an all new sleek, sexy gadget in shiny matte black or space gray or whatever gimmicky term is used nowadays to make something sound cool”. Whatever the case may be, this is an undoubtedly fresh track with real potential to become a universal hit. Check the preview below:
You ever hear a track where you lose everything that makes you human and just revert back to your primal instincts? Well that’s what we have with this mega banger from Hardwell, W&W, and Lil Jon. ‘Live The Night’ has been played in the producers live sets for the past three years with never any hint of a release date yet alone a title. Well, they added Lil Jon to the mix and have finally released one of the biggest tracks of the year. This is a big, anthemic electro track that is a sure shot bet to send any crowd, big or small, into an absolute fucking frenzy. ‘Live The Night’ is out now on Mainstage Music.