While Angello is busy running his Size Records stable, Axwell & Ingrosso are keeping the Swedish spirit alive with their new alias, through their new record that’s a little more dancefloor focused than the radio-pop of their Mafioso adventures. With its simple and aggressive electro riff, and heavy metal guitar licks, ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’ screams ‘fun’ at the top of its lungs.
Argentinian don Hernan Cattaneo wields ‘Fragile Circle’ like a weapon in his ‘Balance’ series mix. It’s a progressive masterpiece that channels the classic moments of the genre, its heavy Latin percussion offering the perfect frame for the melodic elements to weave gently in and out of. Classic or not, it’s produced with such richness that it’s almost like it’s organic and alive.
"Absolutely mind-blowing remix. Amazing song, and Joris does it justice."
It took a little while for the momentum to build behind Boratto’s return to the spotlight, though by the time he was unleashing ‘The Joker’ to a massive crowd at Kompakt’sparty at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), its dancefloor power had become known to many; even Above & Beyondwho aired it to tens millions at their ABGT100 broadcast at Madison Square Gardens. Boratto talks of a ‘movement’ in underground house where melody is being embraced once again, and with harmony always being his calling card, this was the perfect record to return him to the zeitgeist. One of the year’s best anthemic records.