Claudia Cazacu & Jace Williams strike with „PHOENIX“

CLaudia Cazacu & Jace Williams strike with "PHOENIX"When you put Romanian DJ/producer vixen Claudia Cazacu and the suddenly-everywhere Jace Williams in the studio together inevitably you’re playing with fire! That’s just what VANDIT have done though and from the flames has risen the club destroying ‘Phoenix’.

Following a year-end rush hour of releases, bringing with it new studio ware from Las Salinas, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Martin de Jong and others, VANDIT prep to deliver their 2013 coup-de-grace. December 9th sees that fierce ruling diva-of-the-decks Claudia Cazacu taking a timeout from her Couture label and teaming up with Jace Williams for their first VANDIT outing.

Propelled by its piston-ing drums, dark, echoing perc loops and murky, super-subby FX, ‘Phoenix’ rolls out in tech-trance mode. Into the drop the pair throttle back for a moment, letting in a shaft of melodic harmony. It’s a brief respite for the floor though and in the blink of an eye the horsepower’s back. With tension ratcheting synth lines, a blizzard of EDM electricity and equally intense frequencies, the track throws open the doors to the Big Room. Tripping the endorphin switches hard, full-scale combustion for ‘Phoenix’ is only seconds behind it!

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Claudia Cazacu & Jace Williams strike with „PHOENIX“

CLaudia Cazacu & Jace Williams strike with "PHOENIX"When you put Romanian DJ/producer vixen Claudia Cazacu and the suddenly-everywhere Jace Williams in the studio together inevitably you’re playing with fire! That’s just what VANDIT have done though and from the flames has risen the club destroying ‘Phoenix’.

Following a year-end rush hour of releases, bringing with it new studio ware from Las Salinas, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Martin de Jong and others, VANDIT prep to deliver their 2013 coup-de-grace. December 9th sees that fierce ruling diva-of-the-decks Claudia Cazacu taking a timeout from her Couture label and teaming up with Jace Williams for their first VANDIT outing.

Propelled by its piston-ing drums, dark, echoing perc loops and murky, super-subby FX, ‘Phoenix’ rolls out in tech-trance mode. Into the drop the pair throttle back for a moment, letting in a shaft of melodic harmony. It’s a brief respite for the floor though and in the blink of an eye the horsepower’s back. With tension ratcheting synth lines, a blizzard of EDM electricity and equally intense frequencies, the track throws open the doors to the Big Room. Tripping the endorphin switches hard, full-scale combustion for ‘Phoenix’ is only seconds behind it!

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Wippenberg presents the new Neurodancer 2013

Wippenberg presents the new Neurodancer 2013Backstory… BeforeChakalaka’, ‘Drumster’, ‘UR’ or ‘Pong’ signalled his return to the fore, say ‘Wippenberg’ to anyone and you’d likely hear ‘Neurodancer’ back just as fast. Roasting clubfloors from London to Berlin and beyond, on its original release its cyclonic sonics and tweaking fluorescent-bathed 303 blazed the trail for a rash of likeminded tracks. Then considered ‘finished’ or ‘consummate’ (and as a direct result rarely given remix blessing), it’s remained largely frozen in time.

Until now! It’s Wippenberg who has finally picked up the remix gauntlet and taken on the task himself. Refashioning and recalibrating the seminal ‘Neurodancer’, he’s teleported the anthem into a different century and to a whole new audience.    

From its first crunchy percussive roll, echoed vocoded vox, hunting horn refrain and off-the-high-board bass drop, Wippenberg stunningly carves out his updated vision for ‘Neurodancer’. Channelling the Original he unleashes the 303 acidics, pulls in the long, drawn strings and angles the mix’s tension vertiginously skyward. As its rimshots fire, the super-stabby riff drives and the electro-house FX tweak & freak, he reconnects the horns, piano organs and drums to deliver an industrial strength payoff!

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Wippenberg presents the new Neurodancer 2013

Wippenberg presents the new Neurodancer 2013Backstory… BeforeChakalaka’, ‘Drumster’, ‘UR’ or ‘Pong’ signalled his return to the fore, say ‘Wippenberg’ to anyone and you’d likely hear ‘Neurodancer’ back just as fast. Roasting clubfloors from London to Berlin and beyond, on its original release its cyclonic sonics and tweaking fluorescent-bathed 303 blazed the trail for a rash of likeminded tracks. Then considered ‘finished’ or ‘consummate’ (and as a direct result rarely given remix blessing), it’s remained largely frozen in time.

Until now! It’s Wippenberg who has finally picked up the remix gauntlet and taken on the task himself. Refashioning and recalibrating the seminal ‘Neurodancer’, he’s teleported the anthem into a different century and to a whole new audience.    

From its first crunchy percussive roll, echoed vocoded vox, hunting horn refrain and off-the-high-board bass drop, Wippenberg stunningly carves out his updated vision for ‘Neurodancer’. Channelling the Original he unleashes the 303 acidics, pulls in the long, drawn strings and angles the mix’s tension vertiginously skyward. As its rimshots fire, the super-stabby riff drives and the electro-house FX tweak & freak, he reconnects the horns, piano organs and drums to deliver an industrial strength payoff!

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Maarten de Jong brings out „Face the World“

Maarten de Jong brings out "Face the World"Track by colossal track, Hollander Maarten de Jong’s VANDIT score sheet has been growing since his 2011 debut for the label. This year alone it has seen him deliver ‘Wave Glider’ and his first co-production with scene stalwart Woody van Eyden, ‘It’s A Shark’. As 2013 draws to a close though, with ‘Face The World’ it seems he’s been saving the year’s biggest and most badass till last!

Recently cited by label boss Paul van Dyk as “one of the most inspired, dancefloor-thinking producers out there” Maarten de Jong is back with ‘Face The World’. Over 6 intense, punch-packing minutes, the studio young-blood delivers another impossible to ignore tour-de-force production. 

Built on a production chassis of pistoning beats, tightly torqued FX distortion and effective synaptic-homing sub-melodies, ‘Face’ has all the early qualities of a floor champion. At the drop, De Jong puts the track into high gear with some expressive superstring atmosphere before driving it straight into a storm of steely tech-trance fury.

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Maarten de Jong brings out „Face the World“

Maarten de Jong brings out "Face the World"Track by colossal track, Hollander Maarten de Jong’s VANDIT score sheet has been growing since his 2011 debut for the label. This year alone it has seen him deliver ‘Wave Glider’ and his first co-production with scene stalwart Woody van Eyden, ‘It’s A Shark’. As 2013 draws to a close though, with ‘Face The World’ it seems he’s been saving the year’s biggest and most badass till last!

Recently cited by label boss Paul van Dyk as “one of the most inspired, dancefloor-thinking producers out there” Maarten de Jong is back with ‘Face The World’. Over 6 intense, punch-packing minutes, the studio young-blood delivers another impossible to ignore tour-de-force production. 

Built on a production chassis of pistoning beats, tightly torqued FX distortion and effective synaptic-homing sub-melodies, ‘Face’ has all the early qualities of a floor champion. At the drop, De Jong puts the track into high gear with some expressive superstring atmosphere before driving it straight into a storm of steely tech-trance fury.

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Airscape feat. Radboud: This is „Promise“

Airscape feat. Radboud: This is "Promise"With ‘Endless Forever’ kicking the year off (“Tune of the Month” proclaimed MIXMAG – “a track that fills every square inch of the biggest room!”) and the similarly colossal ‘Welcome Home’ ushering in the summer, the last 12 months formed a renaissance year for Airscape. As it draws to a close, Johan Gielen’s most celebrated alias prepares to place the last piece of the 2013 jigsaw. The third precursor single to be taken from his 2014 comeback album (forthcoming though Black Hole Recordings), this is ‘Promise’.

With accredited club classics like ‘L’Esperanza’, ‘Pacific Melody’ and ‘Amazon Chant’ long secured in his discography, 2013 has gone down as the rebirth of Airscape.

In its Extended and Instrumental versions, ‘Promise’ delivers all the auditory aspects that you have come to expect from its creator. Animated, ebullient melodies, yearningly beautiful harmonics, castaway chords & pads, all constellated around a floor-jammer of a production. Dealing ‘Promise’ its anthemic topline, the Extended Mix features the vocals of Johan’s fellow Dutchman, Radboud. Through the gifted newcomer’s straight-from-the-soul rock-ish phonics, production & vocal fuse to deliver on the ‘Promise’.

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Airscape feat. Radboud: This is „Promise“

Airscape feat. Radboud: This is "Promise"With ‘Endless Forever’ kicking the year off (“Tune of the Month” proclaimed MIXMAG – “a track that fills every square inch of the biggest room!”) and the similarly colossal ‘Welcome Home’ ushering in the summer, the last 12 months formed a renaissance year for Airscape. As it draws to a close, Johan Gielen’s most celebrated alias prepares to place the last piece of the 2013 jigsaw. The third precursor single to be taken from his 2014 comeback album (forthcoming though Black Hole Recordings), this is ‘Promise’.

With accredited club classics like ‘L’Esperanza’, ‘Pacific Melody’ and ‘Amazon Chant’ long secured in his discography, 2013 has gone down as the rebirth of Airscape.

In its Extended and Instrumental versions, ‘Promise’ delivers all the auditory aspects that you have come to expect from its creator. Animated, ebullient melodies, yearningly beautiful harmonics, castaway chords & pads, all constellated around a floor-jammer of a production. Dealing ‘Promise’ its anthemic topline, the Extended Mix features the vocals of Johan’s fellow Dutchman, Radboud. Through the gifted newcomer’s straight-from-the-soul rock-ish phonics, production & vocal fuse to deliver on the ‘Promise’.

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J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE

J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE‘A mystery wrapped in an enigma, bound in a monkey-puzzle’, was how one journalist recently described him. ‘An audio androgyny’, ‘a prodigy’, ‘a musician unregulated by stylistic borders’ – even ‘a genre-philanderer’. However he’s dubbed, one thing’s a given, he defies any pigeonhole. Welcome to the consciously, delightfully leftocentric, kaleidoscopic world of J-Soul.

As a musician, J-Soul’s intriguing sound waves have been emanating out of his native Russia with ever-greater resonance throughout the last half-decade. Over that time he’s cast an eclectic, electric musical spell through a string of releases and remixes on forward thinking labels like Re-Zone, Twisted Frequency, Curvve Records, Anjunadeep and a half dozen more besides. It is through Holland’s Black Hole Recordings though that he’s elected to make the jump to sophomore artist album. In a reversal of convention, highly characteristic of the artist, on ‘Glace’ J-Soul’s pulled off the mask to present Andy Jaar - the man behind these routinely breath-stealing stylistic leaps. The core to his music still echoes through his pen name though. This is music made of many elements, served many different ways, but always sourced from the Soul.

‘Glace’ the album starts fittingly enough with ‘Glace’ the track. A chasm-deep progressive journey, it’s alive with funkified bass, melancholically evocative analogue synthery, all wrapped in nouveau disco chic.

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J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE

J-SOUL feat Andy Jaar present GLACE‘A mystery wrapped in an enigma, bound in a monkey-puzzle’, was how one journalist recently described him. ‘An audio androgyny’, ‘a prodigy’, ‘a musician unregulated by stylistic borders’ – even ‘a genre-philanderer’. However he’s dubbed, one thing’s a given, he defies any pigeonhole. Welcome to the consciously, delightfully leftocentric, kaleidoscopic world of J-Soul.

As a musician, J-Soul’s intriguing sound waves have been emanating out of his native Russia with ever-greater resonance throughout the last half-decade. Over that time he’s cast an eclectic, electric musical spell through a string of releases and remixes on forward thinking labels like Re-Zone, Twisted Frequency, Curvve Records, Anjunadeep and a half dozen more besides. It is through Holland’s Black Hole Recordings though that he’s elected to make the jump to sophomore artist album. In a reversal of convention, highly characteristic of the artist, on ‘Glace’ J-Soul’s pulled off the mask to present Andy Jaar - the man behind these routinely breath-stealing stylistic leaps. The core to his music still echoes through his pen name though. This is music made of many elements, served many different ways, but always sourced from the Soul.

‘Glace’ the album starts fittingly enough with ‘Glace’ the track. A chasm-deep progressive journey, it’s alive with funkified bass, melancholically evocative analogue synthery, all wrapped in nouveau disco chic.

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