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.
Bassjackers- Bring That Beat (Original Mix)
Bassjackers are really good at what they do and that’s make music that makes you want to absolutely lose your shit. This track isn’t really all that different from what they’ve been making as of late but it’s a welcome addition to an already stacked list of aggressive bangers, without a doubt a must add to your “break shit” playlist this fall. ‘Bring That Beat’ is out now on Smash The House Records.
Vicetone- I’m On Fire (Original Mix)
While looking at the comments on this tracks page I saw someone say “sexy” and I think that sums this one up pretty well. Overall just a really catchy and crisp melody that will be stuck on your head in no time. ‘I’m On Fire’ is out now on Spinnin Records.
Dannic & Sick Individuals- Feel Your Love (Original Mix)
Quite Possibly one of the biggest tracks out now, ‘Feel Your Love’ is yet another masterpiece from Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings. This one comes from his right hand man Dannic and fellow Revealed standouts Sick Individuals and starts out with a really groovy and catchy melody with phenomenal vocals which escalate into a powerful progressive breakdown followed by a fucking wild electro drop. I think what makes this track so special is that it does a remarkable job of fluidly combining different genres into one big track. Really nice work here as Revealed Recordings stays unmatched in the genre. ‘Feel Your Love’ is out now.
What’s up Gratzians, it’s been a little while but Gratzfeed is back in full force. I don’t know about yall but I had a great weekend, yes it sucks that it’s Monday but the release of these tunes really helps give that boost we all really need for the week. Here’s your prescription to rid you of those Monday blues:
Ftampa & The Fish House- 031 (Original Mix)
This track is a fucking banger plain and simple. If you don’t know Ftampa it’s time you get familiar, he’s a young producer who has already been supported by the biggest acts and is signed to Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings. This gem however is out on Sander’s Doorn Records imprint, grab it now.
Firebeatz- Sky High (Tiesto Edit)
Another banger, this one is mean. Tiesto takes this Firebeatz track and just gives it a really gritty, awesome sound. These producers together are always a force to be reckoned with and this track does little to disprove that.
Lucky Date feat. Sabrina Signs- I Like You (Original Mix)
Been following this one for a while, Lucky Date makes some fucking crazy music. This one has really catchy vocals from Sabrina Signs followed by a drop so hard and unique that it would absolutely set a club off. ‘I Like You’ is out now on Revealed Recordings.
Another fierce Guestlist for yall, decided to put it out a night early because fuck it. New music by Blasterjaxx, Tiesto, W&W and more. Enjoy, this one is nuts!
I don’t know about you guys but this Monday has been pretty fucking brutal, legit feels like my body and skull have been run over repeatedly by one of those stretch Hummers. Luckily, Martin Garrix and friends have finally released their much anticipated anthem, ‘Dragon’, available now from Spinnin Records. I don’t always go in for the progressive stuff because I think a lot of it is really cheesy, but Garrix and Matisse and Sadko absolutely killed this one, just a great uplifting track. As the homie John Basak described it, “I feel like I’m overcoming a life struggle”. This one has been Garrix’s opening track in for months, and it’s finally out for us all to own. Happy Monday.
Gratz’s Guestlist comes a day early this week, just in time for a stacked weekend. This one has a lot of new tracks including a bunch of the new Revealed pack an even some new Jay-Z inspired Tiesto….
It’s a great fucking time to be a fan of electronic music right now. Tons of new music coming out of EDC Vegas this past weekend and a bunch of big artists with new releases. This week, I have two picks in particular that are total musts, Hardwell’s newest compilation pack as well as Sandro Silva and Quintino’s latest banger.
‘Hardwell Presents Revealed Volume 6’ is the most recent in a standout series of compilations from Hardwell’s industry powerhouse label. Volume 6 comes completely stacked with massive tracks from some of the craziest producers around now. Familiar faces include W&W and Thomas Newson, while newcomers include jungle terror pioneer Wiwek, and Alpharock who’s been on a production tear as of late. This is one of the best albums in a while, it has all the essential tracks Hardwell and the crew have been using in their sets this festival season, definitely need to have this bad boy in your library.
Next up we have the latest collaboration between Sandro Silva and Quintino, who obviously already teamed up to bring us one of the most popular songs of the genre with ‘Epic’ back in 2011. Now they bring us ‘Aftermath’ a welcome sequel featuring a the same style we loved from their previous work. This beast is out now on Spinnin Records.
Massive Guestlist this week, lot’s of brand spanking new music by the likes of Dannic, Sidney Samson, and a huge track from newcomer Alpharock. Gonna be a wild weekend, make sure you have the right tunes for it.