Monster Deep continues in a rich vein of from and brings yet more cutting edge progressive house in the truest sense! Welcoming Brazilian producer, and Pryda Friends artist, Andre Sobota, for a beautiful two track EP of the finest calibre. After gaining support of Progressive luminary Hernan Catteneo as well as many others on our last outing, we’re sure this one is going to be just as big! ‘Lost’ is a dark, chuggy and spacy affair, layered with blissful female vocal melodies, tight percussive sounds and clean electronic synth layers that combine perfectly to create this pure progressive number. ‘Chances’ is a completely different animal. The groove laden main hook is exposed from the outset and snappy ‘Prydz’ – esque percussion comes to the fore to lay the foundations of this solid house groove. Haunting, spaced out pad layers create a sense of atmosphere dropping in and out. Don’t lose your chance to own this one.
I previewed this for all of you a few weeks ago, and now it has been released. Andre is a beast in the studio, looking forward to the day I get to see him spin live. Maybe before Michael Cassette or Andrew Bayer something fraiche like that. Wouldn’t be terrible.
Having been described by Above & Beyond‘s Tony McGuinness as his favourite track from “Anjunabeats Volume 10“, Ronski Speed‘s second single outing on the label sees him join forces with L.A. talent Syntrobic and Renee Stahl, for the beautiful “Pink Skye”.
Combining a modern club groove with old school trance flavours, “Pink Skye” has become a favourite in Above & Beyond’s recent DJ sets. The driving bass gives way to a sumptuous piano-lead riff and haunting vocals from Renee Stahl, before falling into a mesmerising peak time release.
Having become a regular fixture on Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy radio show, UK based producer Toby Hedges joins the Anjuna family with a classy progressive reworking. Taking a more uplifting approach, Toby invigorates the melody with a euphoric chord sequence and clever sampling of the original vocals for an equally club infused debut.
Couldn’t agree more with Tony. This song has brought me close to tears many times listening to Volume 10. It’s just so beautiful from start to finish. Brings you on such an emotional journey. I couldn’t believe it when I heard the young UK stud, Toby Hedges was going to be on remix duties. He does not disappoint in the least, executing a perfect progressive take on this future classic.
Listened to this too many times yesterday driving around with the sunroof open to not post this today. The young talent over at Silk continue to impress me with each of their unique approaches to progressive house. This is a song that will get stuck in your head if you let your guard down for even a second. Exquisite perfection.
Arrival‘s latest release, “Beautiful Change,” combines the instrumental talents of SNR and Rikkaz, a pair of rising progressive and trance artists, with the ethereal vocals of the legendary Jan Johnston. We are also thrilled to welcome back British label veterans Shahin and Bench, as well as the first ever Arrival contribution from Silk Royal‘s standout duo Dan & Sam. The Original Mix showcases one of SNR’s signature sounds from the track’s onset: a meaty, layered bass, which also dynamically seems to skip around the stereo spectrum. As the resonant bass punches through the mix, Jan Johnston’s vocal suddenly appears and begins to effortlessly “flutter” through the soundscape, like a butterfly in mid-spring. The lines are delivered with disarming ease, clarity, and beauty, especially the titular hook: “This beautiful change, that’s in me.”
Shahin and Bench, who, like SNR, contributed a pair of tracks to the recent Silk Royal Showcase 03 compilation, return to Arrival with a characteristically driving and euphoric rendering. Both a vocal and dub mix are offered here, to cater to all DJ tastes. A high-octane groove, centering on a massively layered bass, keeps the energy high throughout the tune. The lead chord progression is richly melodic and has a bit of a funky flavor as well, making it especially fun for the dancefloor. Beware of the club-killing drop, one of the highlights of the release.
Dan & Sam, who have experienced great radio support and chart success with their anthemic tracks “Walls” and “Breaking The Illusion’ on affiliate label Silk Royal, round out the release with a deeper, late-night take. The bassline is trance-influenced, but the overall vibe of the soundscape is dark, pensive, and — dare we say — sultry, a fitting mood to match Johnston’s provocative vocals. The main break, which includes a breakbeat “teaser” drop, is especially intriguing and emotive.
Massive song from Seven Lions. I personally have mixed feelings on dubstep in general, but I have seen Seven Lions live before and caught a quick glimpse of his set at EDC this weekend as well, and I like what he does. This has a bit of a Skrillex feel to it, which is a good thing in my opinion. Worth a listen and a download.
A couple of really well done tracks by laymedown (who is also part of a group called Siloet). His music is a little deep house-esque, but it doesn’t really fit into a specific genre. From his remix of Bieber (regardless of your feeling on him you should check out the track) to his song Me & U which samples Cassie, the guy makes some unique music.