Monthly Archives: February 2012

Stereo Monday: #7

Hello there! It’s time for Stereo Monday again! Lately, we’re getting more love and support from people all over and we’re incredibly thankful! We will strive to do even better to bring more awesome music discoveries for you guys out there. Hope this week’s playlist will help it chasing those Monday Blues away and bring more zest into your week! You can also listen to our playlist on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBA7733E1CFB6239B

Do send us an email, comment, tweet or even share on our facebook page if you’ve discovered any tracks that you think is worth being featured on our playlist!

1. Porter Robinson – Unison

2. Erick Morillo & Eddie Thoneick feat. Shawnee Taylor – Stronger (Chuckie & Gregori Klosman Remix)

3. Dyro – Magno (Original Mix)

4. Qulinez – Troll (Original Mix)

5. Skrillex & The Doors – Breakin’ A Sweat (It’s Alright) (Zedd Remix)

6. Labrinth – Last Time (Gareth Emery Remix)

7. Chris Lake Feat. GiTa – Build Up (Original Mix)

8. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Otherside (Third Party Remix)

9. Tonite Only – Haters Gonna Hate (Nicky Romero ‘Out Of Space’ Remix)

10. Thomas Gold – Marsch Marsch (Thomas Gold 2011 Rework)

Have a great week ahead! 🙂

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Zouk Singapore: Hardwell (Feb’12)

Superstar DJ and music producer Hardwell aka Robbert van de Corput created a frenzy during his gig at Zouk Singapore two weeks ago. This young dutch star broke into the scene in 2009 and has since produced tons of chart-topping hit singles such as “Encoded“, “Cobra” and the collaboration with superstar veteran DJ Tiësto to produce the massive track “Zero 76“. More recently, Hardwell just released his latest earworm track titled “Spaceman“.

Before the gig, I’ve already predicted that it’s going to be insanely crowded that night but when I got there, the amount of people sure exceeded my expectation. We knew that Hardwell will be coming on at about 1.15am – 1.30am and therefore, at about 12.30am, we stood firmly on the dance floor (we were at about row three from the DJ’s booth), anticipating the appearance of Hardwell. By the time when it was 1 am, the dance floor became so packed that it was even getting hard to move but we waited patiently because we knew it was going to be worth it.

Finally, a smiley and energetic young man came on and took over the booth with an awesome opening of his massive track, “Encoded” and everybody started banging and screaming to the music and to Hardwell himself. Shortly after, the track “NickTim” by Avicii & Nicky Romero came on and everybody seemed to know the track really well and were humming to it. Next up came the usual tracks-of-the-moment such as Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso’s “Calling (Instrumental version)”, Alesso’s remix “Pressure” by Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji.

By the time “Pressure” came on, the dance floor was so packed that it was getting hard to breathe, so we decided to get out of the dance floor and continue the party at level two where there were still space to stand around. Later on, Hardwell dropped the massive new track “In My Mind” by Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Feat. Gerogi Kay in the Axwell remix, which was great!

Throughout the set, Hardwell was dropping tunes that constantly switched from high intensity headbangers to sexier, groovier tunes which was really great because that way, the crowd was able to keep up with the pace since it wasn’t all high intensity fist-pumping tracks (so people got the chance to somehow breathe). Some of the tracks that were dropped later on include “Toulouse” by Nicky Romero, Avicii’s “Sweet Dreams (Gregori Klosman Remix)“, Hardwell‘s very own remix of Robin S vs. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke’s “Show Me Love vs. Be“, “Cobra“, “Zero 76“, Calvin Harris’ “Feel So Close“, Sandro Silva & Quintino’s “Epic“, Knife Party’s “Internet Friends” as well as the Skrillex remix of Avicii’s “Levels” and Benny Benassi’s “Cinema” and finally closing the set with his own latest track “Spaceman” (which is still stuck in my head till this day) to make the night a perfect one.

True enough, he did it. I think he actually extended his set because at one point of time, I could hear the crowd shouting “Encore, Encore” and then miraculously his set continued and everybody just went insane. That night in zouk was ridiculously packed and yet nobody wanted to leave because it was such a good set, paired with such a suave and energetic young man taking over the booth.

Hardwell is the kind of music producer whom I’ve always had faith in and have always looked forward to his releases because the tracks never disappoint. Now that I’ve seen and heard him live, I can safely say that he is the kind of producer AND DJ whom I’ll always have faith in because his choices in music is just well, always right. While I sure don’t look forward to the crowd, I’ll be looking forward to his next gig somewhere near.

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Stereo Monday: #6

Hey ho ~ It’s the sexy sixth edition of our Stereo Mondays. Hope you had a great weekend and is fueled for the start of the week.

This week we have featured more Trance tracks than usual cause it’s the other half of the team which is me who is hunting for tracks for this week’s playlist.  Be it Trance, House or Dubstep etc as long as it’s good, we definitely won’t miss out on sharing it with you.

Totally agree with Wolfgang Gartner on his tweet below.

Wolfgang Gartner

Also I would like to start a petition to abolish the term “EDM.”. It’s called Dance Music. Same # of syllables, just as easy to say. Please.

1. Dash Berlin ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn – World Falls Apart (Club Mix)

2. Laidback Luke, Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Trilogy (Original Mix)

3. Beat Service feat. Gemma Pavlovic – Masquerade

4. Tenishia & Ruben de Ronde – Marsascala

5. Emma Hewitt – Colours (Armin van Buuren Remix)

6. Armin van Buuren – Orbion (Extended Mix)

7. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound

8. Afrojack & R3hab – Prutataaa (Dada Life Remix)

9. Bodybangers feat. Carlprit & Linda Teodosiu – One More Time (Club Mix)

10. Spencer & Hill ft. Nadia Ali – Believe It (Club Mix)

Hey! You can also listen to this playlist through YouTube !

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Stereo Monday: #5

Hello there! In the blink of an eye, it’s already the fifth week since we first started “Stereo Monday”. We’re thrilled to bring you more great electronic dance music every week! This week, we featured some infectious tune that just wouldn’t get out of our heads such as  Tristan Garner’s Overdrive and Adrian Lux’s Fire.

Also, we are finally able to feature the track that Avicii has been playing in all his sets but was never released with a confirmed track title until recently which is called NickTim (combination of the name Nicky Romero & Avicii since they both did the track together).

Not to forget, we just felt the importance to feature the mega-hit “Leave the world behind” by Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello & Laidback Luke with the vocals of Canadian singer Deborah Cox because the track is basically a milestone attained in the scene of Electronic Dance Music and it remains as one of the most-played track in our ipod.

Stereo Monday: Playlist #5

1. Tristan Garner – Overdrive

2. David Guetta Feat. Sia – Titanium (Gregori Klosman Remix)

3. Tommy Trash – Cascade (Original Mix)

4. Quintino – We Gonna Rock (Original Mix)

5. Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Alive

6. Moguai – Mpire (Original Mix)

7. Avicii Vs Nicky Romero – Nicktim

8. Kaskade feat. Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness (Feenixpawl Remix)

9. Adrian Lux ft. Lune – Fire

10. Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke Feat. Deborah Cox

 

Have a good week ahead!

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Spotlight: Chris Lake

No doubt House music has a long history and I was never there throughout when it all started (not even close). I have to admit that it took me a while before I got into the Electronic Dance Music scene and Chris Lake was a big part of getting me into the scene.

Coming from London Town, Chris Lake has come a long way since 2001. His musical journey include being an avid music producer, a globe-trotting DJ and a music lover who’s constantly hunting down the best beats and tunes in the market. As tempting as it is to try and label a certain DJ with a post-it note and the specific type of electronic music genres that they are should fit into, I strongly believe that Chris Lake is a producer/mixer of versatility and should not be constrained or strictly categorized. However, despite the versatility in which Chris Lake has produced a wide variety of tracks (some more fast paced and rougher, some softer and smoother), I can’t deny that most (if not all) of Lake’s tracks contain some sort of sexiness in it.

Let’s just say there’s almost a different Chris Lake track for each different happy (or sexy) occasion.

Chris Lake Feat. Nastala – If You Knew (Original Mix)
I can never emphasize enough on how much I love this track. It’s also the track by Chris Lake that sucked me into the goodness of the electronic dance music scene or more specifically, the house music scene. Believe it or not, this track is still one the most played in my iTunes (since I first heard it in 2008). Also, because of this track, it’s so hard for me to consider any other track that’s sexier and more sensual.

Chris Lake Feat. Laura V – Changes
Next up on my list would be the single featuring the vocals of Laura V. What can I say? Sexy! It’s the perfect anthem for a girls night out sipping martinis. It’s these kinda tunes that make one feel confident about themselves (or so I feel).

And here’s the version without vocals

Chris Lake Feat. Emma Hewitt – Carry Me Away
On the same level of sexiness, the track “Carry Me Away” is Chris Lake’s 2007 single which features the vocals of the lovely Emma Hewitt.

Besides the insanely sexy tunes, Chris Lake also has several tunes under his belt which I’d like to be known as “The Chris Lake’s Summer Anthems”.

Chris Lake & Marco Lys (Lake & Lys) – La Tromba
La Tromba
, a collaboration between Chris Lake and Marco Lys in which they produced this massive track which is exotic with an energetic vibe that’s playful and cheery. A perfect track for an outdoor pool/beach party! 

Chris Lake & Marco Lys “Cross The Line”
Yet another “summer anthem” by Chris Lake and Marco Lys

Chris Lake – Sundown
Next is a 2011 release of Chris’ new single titled “Sundown”. I’d like to describe this track as a blend between summer and sexy. The track features the sexy vocals of GiTA, who’s also the vocals for “If You Knew” and plenty of other Chris Lake’s tracks.

Also, don’t miss Chris Lake’s upcoming release which also features the amazing vocals of GiTA. Here’s the official teaser and album art video of the track.

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