Monthly Archives: March 2012

Zouk Singapore: R3hab (MAR’12)

Originated from Breda, Netherlands, Fadil El Ghoul aka R3hab has proven himself to be more than just a regular DJ. To date, R3hab has remixed tons of tracks ranging from popular pop and dance music from artistes such as Lady Gaga & LMFAO to some of the definitive house music producers such as David Guetta and Afrojack and having his remixes played by them. Besides remixes, R3hab has also produced several head-banger tracks such as “Prutataa” which was a collaboration with Afrojack.

R3hab came on at about 1.30AM and started the show with a blast, dropping the track “Sending My Love” which was an original by the man himself and collaboration with Swanky Tunes Featuring the vocals of Max’C. The crowd was instantly warmed up because of the track’s amazing build-up and intensive drop and not forgetting, the help of Zouk’s amazing lightings and occasionally huge dosage of dry ice shower.

Some of the originally remixed tracks by R3hab that were played include LMFAO’s “Sorry for Party Rocking”, “Champagne Showers & “Party Rock Anthem”, Adrian Lux’s “Fire”, Lady Gaga’s “Marry The Night”, Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away”, Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love” and David Guetta Feat. Usher’s “Without U”.

Other tracks that R3hab played also included a mashup of Sander Van Doorn’s “Koko” & the Acapella of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep as well as Dada Life’s “Kick Out the Epic Motherfu*ker”.

R3hab‘s remixes usually include his signature monstrous buildup and rhythmic drops and with this signature style, he’s turned tons of ear-worm vocal tracks into something completely refreshing and original. One of my favorites that R3hab dropped that night was his remix of Lady Gaga’s “Judas” in which there was a pretty long crescendo followed by the massive drop of a rhythmic electro-dance sequence that caused an infectious dance fever on the dance floor.

Regarding the flow of R3hab‘s set that night, there’s only one word to describe: excessive. In the sounds of R3hab, we can be sure that there’s never enough buildup, drop and energy and therefore, everything is always in excess. The excess went on for four hours continuously with bangers after bangers that led us to non-stop raving alongside the crescendos of the tracks at the dance floor, which ultimately sucked away our energy because it was constantly so intense (I actually think I burned quite a lot of calories that night due to all that intensive raving and dancing)!

Usually, Gigs that go on for that long can be dangerous because the crowd may get too exhausted to keep up towards the end or the flow of tracks may screw up and break the momentum and hype, but R3hab totally killed it.

To end off, R3hab‘s famous “Chainsaw Madness” is real. It’s not a legend or just plain saying. It’s easy to be a part of this “Chainsaw Madness” movement whenever R3hab is around but it’s not easy to keep up.

Now that I know, the next time I’m going to attend a R3hab show (which I’m sure I will!), I’ll be sure to prep myself with comfort footwear and 200% energy because the rave is not going to stop and you’ll need all that excessive energy to keep on raving. That’s just R3hab.

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Stereo Monday: #8

Hey guys, it’s Monday again ! I’m dreading to go back to work, are you ? If you are feeling the “Monday Blues”, forget about it and enjoy this playlist we have compiled for you guys. Tell us which is your favorite track in the comments box below or share with us your own favorite tracks.

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1. Stellar Project Feat. Emelie Norenberg – Strong (Club Mix)

2. Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto – Still With Me

3. Sander Van Doorn – Chasin’ (Original Mix)

4. Bingo Players feat. Heather Bright – Don’t Blame The Party

5. DubVision – All By Myself (Original Mix)

6. Bingo Players – L’Amour (Original Mix)

7. Inpetto & Max C – Move (Club Mix)

8. Klaas & Bodybangers – I Like (Bodybangers Mix)

9. Paul Thomas & Weekend Heroes – Morena (Original Mix)

10. Chicane – Going Deep (Radio Edit)

11. Gareth Emery feat Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel

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Music Events You Should Go For In 2012: USA

I must admit, I have’t been to any of these music events but had heard enough to want to fly there right away and just set myself wild. Rather then me telling you guys you should go, it’s more like my wish list of events.

We’ll start with USA first. Subsequently would be Europe and Asia Pacific.

Ultra Music Festival

Dates: March 23 –  25

Website: http://www.ultramusicfestival.com/

It’s impossible that you don’t know about Ultra Music Festival. Debuted in 1999, this festival has been around for 13 years! It’s even harder to miss this year’s festival, the line up is super exciting! I see DJs like Tiësto, Avicii, Armin Van Buuren etc headlining this year’s festival.

Although it’s pretty late to get tickets for this now since it already SOLD OUT, but it’s never too late to plan for next year’s. One thing I have learnt from these kinda music festivals is that it’s always good to know when does the sales start and be ready to buy tickets on the first day because the tickets sells out so damn fast.

Electric Daisy Carnival 

Dates:  June 8 – 10

Website: http://electricdaisycarnival.com/

The name of the festival caught my attention the first time I heard it, I mean who would name a festival after the flower Daisy, right?  However, thou shall not judge a festival by it’s name. After much researching and watching YouTube videos, this festival became one of the top 3 festivals in US I’m aiming to go.

It’s like those carnivals we would go when we were kids except this is for adults whereby you can just let your hair down and dance with renown  DJs spinning the whole night  and also play the rides for free ! You get to kill two birds with one stone or better phrased, you get TWO kinds of entertainment at ONE place!

Electric Zoo

Dates: August 31 – September 2

http://www.madeevent.com/ElectricZoo/

Electric Zoo Festival, although being fairly new has already made its name out there as one of the “must go” festivals in the US. Nothing fancy about it’s stage designs or location but just a simple enjoy-the-music festival. The line ups since year one has been amazing and I believe this year will be too. Are you thinking of going for this but you’re not sure if your favourite DJ is gonna be there? Currently on their website they are asking for suggestions for this year’s line up, just fill up the survey and pray that when they announce the line up, your DJ is in it. It’s not too late yet to plan for this festival 😉

Do you have any other festivals that you think is great in the US ? Please share with us in the comments below. We are always excited to know more events/festivals and are skipping meals just to save money to travel all over the world to experience them.

Next up will be music events/festivals in Europe ! Don’t forget to come back to our blog as we try to write about everything related to dance music.

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