It's safe to say that Dannic has been one of this year's brightest stars, conjuring up vigorous dance tracks that simply demand both attention and support from the masses. Dannic's latest installment, "Zenith" has been teased in the sets of Revealed label-mates and close collaborators such as the Sick Individuals for months, and it's good to finally receive word that the track will be released in full on July 28th - just a few days away. "Zenith" is easily Dannic's most well-crafted electro-house tune to date, coupling a cathartic melody with a blisteringly heavy acid rendition of a drop. The track was debuted by Revealed Recordings head and best friend Hardwell back at Ultra Miami earlier this year and was one of many highlights in the set. We anticipate "Zenith" gaining even more traction after it's official release, for sure.
Two boys, both on their way to the top in their respective genres decided to combine their musical prowess in pursuit of passion, art and good vibes–The Rooftop Boys were born. This passion project from rising house talent, Bender and genre defying artist Hyperbits, aim to bring excellent summer grooves from the rooftops of New York City straight to your ears. Making an enormous impression with their first release, a light Chicago house infused remix of Kanye West’s ‘Bound 2‘, The Rooftop Boys are hard to ignore. Omitting Kanye’s rap, The Rooftop Boys stuck with the vocal sample of Charlie Wilson’s ‘I Know You’re Tired‘, allowing it to shine with bright piano melodies and progressive synth lines accompanied by a grooving house beat. On top of crafting an unforgettable and skilled remix, The Rooftop Boys demonstrate their versatility and talent by laying down the support vocals for the track themselves.
From the first time we heard this track in Steve Angello's BBC Radio 1 Residency we knew it was just something he was keeping in him arsenal. Know we know it's set to relase on his very on Size imprint. The sparkling combo of funked-out bass guitar, drums and synths on ‘Strong’ create a modern and unique track. With muscular hooks, combined with an anthemic vocal, the two Frenchmen have yet again created a massive record.
Finally returning with the long awaited and endlessly teased “Tear The Roof Up,” Alesso brings electro-driven progressive house back to the spotlight with a track that sports a familiar sound but innovates in its execution. A single phrase is danced around by strong and aggressive synths that pack enough punch to carry the production through its nearly seven minute span. “Tear The Roof Up,” though, only marks the beginning of Alesso’s return; along with the full length and high quality new track, the Swedish producer also announced that he would be starting a label imprint and follow with an onslaught of fresh material on top of signing an exclusive recording contract with Def Jam Recordings.
Sandro Silva and Arston have come to represent just two of the accomplished upstarts that have fuelled Revealed Recordings and its stand on the next generation of floor filling talents here in 2014. Off the heels of respective label triumphs “Payback” and “The Universe,” the European outfit unites for their inaugural collaborative offering for the label, bringing with them an experimental take on the big room sound. Soaring orchestral composure meets coherent big room stamina for “Symphony,” showing the daring duo in pursuit of a new dimension to the festival primed sound. Already receiving a huge buzz on dance floors and festival crowds across the continents, “Symphony” is yet further evidence of both artists’ unprecedented ascent of the global industry here in 2014.
What was originally speculated to be a track between Showtek and Jordy Dazz has finally Revealed (wink wink) itself as a collab between Dazz and Australia's Jimi Frew. "Vortex" was first played as an ID track in Hardwell's legendary TomorrowlLand set last year and set everyone abuzz ever since. It's great to finally get the packaged version of this track and to anticipate it being incorporarated in big room sets as the perfect energy juicer. Check out "Vortex" in full below.
Size Records has served the big room game a plethora of diverse cuts throughout 2014, an asset that has kept focus reassuringly set on Angello’s imprint en route to his hotly anticipated debut album. Returning to the label for the first time since 2012’s “Celsius” alongside Norman Doray is German contender Eddie Thoneick, who unites with Abel Ramos this month for what feels like a long overdue debut from the long serving Spanish house asset.
Those who were lucky enough to experience the European big room peak between 2007 and 2011 are sure to relish the coherent club values of “Love Will Never Let You Down.” Taking the sound back to basics amid a complacent period for many of its popular avenues, James Walsh provides the infectious top line that seals a melodic club-facing landmark in the label’s output, one that proves some sounds never age when executed in such capable hands.
First off, Size has quite a summer coming coming up with “Love Will Never Let You Down” releasing at the end of this month and Steve Angello's long-awaited album dropping toward the end of the summer.Entering June strong, Size Records has already seen the release of Junior Sanchez and Sultan + Ned Shepard’s “Deeper Love". Often heard early into Steve Angello’s live sets as an introductory energy builder that dates back to last summer, “Gods” is the label head’s latest collaboration with his kin and “Liceu” producer Sebjak. Anthemic builds with pungent percussion make way for a steady, heavy record that vigorously kicks throughout with a thumping rhythm.
Axtone welcomes electronic music legends Kraak & Smaak to the label in the form of a cracking remix from Axtone’s finest,NEW_ID. On this remix NEW_ID have created their take on the classic Axtone house sound delivering with typical aplomb. Long term super fans of Kraak & Smaak, fellow dutchies NEW_ID were delighted with the opportunity to rework their favorite cut from the former’s latest album Chrome Waves. Practically neighbors to their long time heroes, they all hail from Leiden; also the home of Armin. Stee Downes is a singer with a fantastic history, producing and releasing his own material on Sonar Kollektiv as well as releasing on some of the world finest electronic labels. NEW_ID have set out their stall this year with a string of killer remixes and originals that have garnered support from the likes of Pete Tong, Sander Van Doorn, and Alesso, both on air and in the clubs and festivals. The NEW_ID & Axwell remix collaboration on Steve Mac & Mutiny UK ft Nate James ‘Feel The Pressure’ reached the summit of the Beatport release chart whilst their reprise of the classic ‘Thrill Me’ by Junior Jack is sure to be a festival mainstay for many years to come.
Having recently taken to the road alongside Hardwell for a whirlwind North American bus tour, Dyro and Dannic unite for a long overdue first collaboration for Revealed Recordings. As two of the genre’s most prolific players of 2014, the respective follow-up to ‘Sounds Like’ and recent collaborative single "Anubi" alongside Merk & Kermont, the single pairs the duo for a definitive clash of big room aptitude.
A peak time bomb cut from two very distinct sound sets, "Radical" matches Dannic’s groovy hallmarks with the full-bodied melodic stamina of a Dyro production with seamless clarity. When two essential producers in the label’s talent pool meet, the results speak for themselves, landing yet another home run for Revealed and a summer sure to benefit from this landmark big room offering.
You might have thought Lana Del Rey's “West Coast” was perfect. That is, until deep house enigma Zhu remixed it. The way Lana’s sensual, somber voice drifts over sun-drenched guitar chords is both warming and altogether chilling; you may have thought it was flawless. Then the emerging producer injected it with an ultra-cool, bouncy groove that boasts its own sexiness in a whole different way. Zhu flips Lana’s melodic ode to the Californian shores into a bopping, after-hours primed remix that offers the best of both worlds.
Weaving in a dark disposition to an uncannily catchy arrangement of horns, vocal samples, and deep, cosmic synth work, Zhu allows Lana Del Rey’s signature sex appeal to thrive even further over this subtly bumping beat. Grounding Lana’s ethereally light voice with a multifaceted garage house treatment, Zhu delivers an impeccable remix effort with his rendition of “West Coast.”
John Dahlbäck makes his return to Nicky Romero's Protocol Recordings with "Fireflies". After staying quiet for a while, now we know what Dahlbäck was up to. The track begins with simple plucks alongside uplifting vocals leading to a powerful progressive drop with a few wobbles here and there. Hopefully we'll some more of this from John soon.