Working Miracles is one of two B-sides to Hercules And Love Affair’s new single Do You Feel The Same?, released ahead of Andy Butler and crew’s forthcoming The Feast Of The Broken Heart album. The A-side is a spacious funky Acid Disco monster, so H&LA deliver something deeper for the flipside.
After a shaky piano and sample intro, Working Miracles drop and thumping, almost Psy Trance, beat. Undulating and hypnotic, the groove builds and builds into an ecclectic and bassy House juggernaut. Taking cues from their Industrial roots and their Warehouse DNA, Working Miracles moves in both dancefloor and avant-garde circles.
♫ Hercules And Love Affair – Working Miracles
Hercules And Love Affair’s Do You Feel The Same? single is released 14th April.
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If you want a way to start you week big, then look no further than the latest reMix from the man like Grum. Taking on Drum ‘N’ Bass superstars Sigma’s latest single, Nobody To Love, Grum engages the duo in a competition to see who can make the most massive sounds, and who can drive the energy levels though the roof. Game on!
With his new album’s release finally on the horizon, Grum gets the anticipation going with this onslaught of huge synths and irresistible beats. Seriously blurring the boundaries between big room House and Euphoric Trance, Grum just delivers tracks to give you chills. Swelling pads, rapid twisting leads, growling basslines, this one has it all. And with that soaring vocal on top it’s a guaranteed floorfiller. If anyone is going to bring back hands-in-the-air Trance, it’s Grum, but this time with a retro flair.
♫ Sigma – Nobody To Love (Grum reMix)
Sigma’s Nobody To Love is out now
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OK kids, pencils down and pay attention, there’s a new reMix from Mr. Grum on the scene. This time around Grum’s subject matter is young Dutch producer Martin Garrix, who in suitably Dutch producer fashion is a purveyor of all things big room, Prog Housey, Trancey, and cheese filled. Taking Garrix’s ‘hit’, Animals, Grum proceeds to make things a bit slicker, a bit more sophisticated, without loosing any of the dancefloor euphoria.
Grum loads up on big swirling synths for this one. By this time Grum has amassed enough experience with a wide variety of dancefloor styles that he can effortlessly meld them into one monster whole. Crisp lead lines, burbling basses, and the perfect build, all lead into a 303 tweaking finale that sees Grum in new Acid-Techno territories. A massive floor destroyer that we fully expect is going to get caned over the coming months.
♫ Martin Garrix – Animals (Grum reMix)
Martin Garrix’s Animals is out now.
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Dreamwave heroes Futurecop!’s new tune, featuring retro ElectroPop’s man of the moment Patrick Baker on vocals, starts off sounding like Shiny Toy Guns. It’s doesn’t keep sounding like Shiny Toy Guns, but those opening few bars are enough to hook you in to this massive ElectroPop epic.
In fact, there’s a lot about Living In A Daydream that throwsback to that certain crop of early-to-mid 2000’s electronic Emo bands, but with added big room synths and Progressive House sensibilities. Big leads and rousing pads fill the track to bursting point while Baker eschews his usual soulful vocal take for something a little more energetic and Poppy. The end result is fun, youthful, slightly nostalgic, but utterly optimistic. Power ElectroPop at it’s finest.
♫ Futurecop! (Feat. Patrick Baker) – Living In A Daydream
Futurecop!’s new album, Hopes, Dreams & Alienation is released 31st August.
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It’s been a long time since we heard an original tune from Germany’s finest digitalfoxglove. Mostly, the man has had his attention focused on his work as part of Dreamwave superheroes Ride The Universe, but he still gets the occasional moment to get his solo groove on. He’s gearing up to release a new EP under the digitalfoxglove moniker and last night he dropped our first taste of what’s to come, Daytona.
Daytona is surprisingly SynthWave for producer with some of the slickest Nu-Disco skills on the planet. With not a Disco lick in sight, digitalfoxglove stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Mitch Murder and Miami Nights 1984 as he delivers a blistering Outrun tune, a frantic synthesizer speedway loaded with rolling arpeggios and soaring leads. digitalfoxglove takes his pin-sharp production and applies it to the euphoric, emotional rush of a cracking SynthWave tune to soundtrack all your clichéd night drives.
♫ digitalfoxglove – Daytona
digitalfoxglove’s new EP is out soon.
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Pet Shop Boys’ new single and ode to vocal dance music, Vocal, has got itself a nostalgic music video.
Loaded with clips of late 80s raves, this clip is like a document of 1988’s Summer Of Love.
Pet Shop Bot’s Electric album is due out in 15th July. Vocal is out now.
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Vocal is the second full track to see daylight from SynthPop legends Pet Shop Boys’ highly anticipated forthcoming new album, Electric. The Stuart Price produced LP will be the duo’s thirteenth studio album and from all accounts eschews your usual PSB ballad tracks for a short, sweet, collection of dance tracks.
What we’ve heard so far from the album has been pretty modern Italo sounding. No so with Vocal, this drags Pet Shop Boys SynthPop into Euphoric Trance territory and as such is unsurprisingly being championed by Armin Van Buuren. Neil Tennant’s ode to vocal dance tracks glides over a backing of big stabbing synths and warbling lead lines. Proving once and for all the Pet Shop Boys can still crank out a blistering, relevant, Pop song, Vocal is a fine precursor to the album. reMixes are on their way.
♫ Pet Shop Boys – Vocal
Pet Shop Bot’s Electric album is due out in 15th July. Vocal is available from today.
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Suspension was one of the many highlights from Canadian ElectroPop goddess LIGHTS’s second album, Siberia. It’s been a while we heard anything from LIGHTS, we believer there is another acoustic EP in the offing, the hopefully a new record after that. In the meantime, here’s a reMix of Suspension that comes from Adam Weaver, who’s actually LIGHTS live synth player.
The original version is a strange and beautiful mixture of Acid Techno, EBM and LIGHTS sweet ElectroPop, and, as a song, is probably ripe for the reMixing. Weaver loads the track with an almost Balearic euphoria. Rising and falling with big Ibiza builds and a Melodic Trance flavour., Weaver delivers a classic dance mix of the track.
♫ LIGHTS – Suspension (Adam Weaver reMix)
LIGHTS’ Siberia is out now.
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Bristol dance music legend, both solo and as half of Way Out West, Jody Wisternoff dropped a new track this week. An unreleased tune from the recording of his Trails We Blaze album of last year. It’s a storming addition to the record, and it’s free, and it’s called Feels Like Yesterday.
Bringing together a solid Progressive vibe with a tiny nit of a Disco swing in the use of the breakbeat, Feels Like Yesterday is an intoxicating rush of emotional electronics. Gently pads and haunting piano are contrasted with a pounding rhythm to generate a euphoric, sunrise experience. Drawing you in with it’s synthetic beauty, Feels Like Yesterday soon leads you down a road toward a full-on synth wig-out. Captivating stuff.
♫ Jody Wisternoff – Feels Like Yesterday
Jody Wisternoff’s Trails We Blaze album is out now.
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Here’s the latest output from On The Fruit main man Freak You. Premièring yesterday on Discobelle this is the Freak’s take in Swiss Trance artist Tatana’s, Ingrid Lukas featuring, No Lie. It sounds like it gave Franck a chance to really get his teeth into some classic dance sounds.
This one is all about the hypnotic bassline. That big of euphoric business is probably the reason the likes of Grum, MiGHty mOUse, Pat Lok, and Cosmonauts are already spinning the tune, it’s a dancefloor rocker. No one to stick to one genre or other, Franck mixing is a little Tropical flavour and some classic 90s House grooves to deliver a pretty timeless Dance track. Quite moody, quite ethereal, but quite optimistic and majestic too, this is another Freak You success.
♫ Tatana (Feat. Ingrid Lukas) – No Lie (Freak You reMix)
Tatana’s No Lie is out now.
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