The ‘deep house’ that’s apparently set to take the US by storm this year doesn’t really have a lot to do with deep house, but this remix for Axwell /\ Ingrosso suggests a new middle ground for EDM that will potentially see some craft return to the main stage this year. The appeal is more melodic electro than anything else, and AMTRAC does a fine job of making the vocal his own.
I know I know, this has been rotating awhile round my way, but after recent disappointments (that frickin' single with Kiesza) great to hear Joey rip it on a track that suits his voice, that matches it for grain, oddity and barely-held-in paranoia/hysteria. Smart of Kirk Knight of Pro Era to slather the stereoscape with his vocal during the chorus, the little bits of echoey wibble he seems to coat every single loop with contrasts beautifully with the sharp heaviosity of the beat here. Great jazzy vibed-up outro too. Superb.
Here we have an awesome remix from the UK pioneer of the subground genre, Alex Kidd. As part of the new batch of remixes coming from trance classic stable React, Alex applies his trademark underground subby rework of the Sundance hit from yesteryear. He keeps all the charm and warm feeling of the original throughout the break, before dropping to a pounding bass-heavy kick and techy percussion. A fresh sound in any hard dance DJ’s arsenal.
Rebourne is back with another monstrous single. After his Money Shot in last month's issue, he teams up with Faizar to deliver what in my opinion is a modern-day take on hard trance. Featuring epic catchy main melody, spoken male sampled vocal and oozing with power and drive on all of the drops. Rebourne has defined his sound and I hope we see a lot more releases from him this year.