Survival Sunday: BIG BIG WEEK from Hardwell, Afrojack, Dirty South & Thomas Gold and More

What a week it has been for new releases. I don’t have much to say today except that the X-Games this weekend were (well, still are) entertaining, Sebastian Ingrosso did his thing last night at Beta Nightclub in Denver and I’m excited to hit some fresh powder (FINALLY) for the next couple days in Vail. But enough about me… here’s what’s been released this week.

HUGE, HUGE release from Afrojack and Shermanology came out this week and people are already drawing comparisons to the dutchman’s smash hit “Take Over Control” (which is now being bumped on top 40 radio across the country), which earned him unbelievable notoriety. This track has that sound that pop music had been embracing lately so it certainly has the potential to go big. The kicker: it doesn’t sound like Afrojack. Where’s the bleeps and bloops? I don’t miss them…

Afrojack – Can’t Stop Me (ft. Shermanology) [Club Mix]

Another massive release this week is Hardwell’s “Spaceman”. It’s been dominating the Beatport and Hype Machine charts and just goes to show how much of a name Hardwell has made for himself. His collaboration “Zero 76” with Tiesto (the name is a homage to the area code of Breda, their mutual hometown in the Netherlands) catapulted him into the spotlight and he’s been unstoppable ever since. It should come as no surprise that I love pretty much everything this guy does.

Hardwell – Spaceman (Original Mix)

Even with nonstop touring, it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Rusko. Well, news broke a while back that he is working on a full-length followup to his album “O.M.G.” and this week we caught wind that he’s putting together an EP with the guys of Cypress Hill. To loosely quote the Cypress gang, they see the evolution of hip-hop to be in dubstep and see the collaboration as a fitting progression in music. Well, I can’t wait to hear what they’re cooking up… Here’s the first single of that EP, which is set to be released in April. Oh, and Rusko just launched two new tours – a US college one followed by a worldwide spring tour. Be sure to check them out on his Facebook page here.

Cypress x Rusko – Roll It, Light It

So, ever heard of a little diddy called “Alive”? Well, I guess it was kind of a hit or something. So Dirty South and Thomas Gold decided to team up again with the vocalist Kate Elsworth to wet girls’ panties across the world again with their sexy and beautiful house music. The three of them should honestly just make a whole album together already. Bangers ALL DAY.

Dirty South & Thomas Gold – Eyes Wide Open (ft. Kate Elsworth)

BONUS: Been a while since I’ve done a bonus track but I had to share this one with you. Sander Kleinenberg introduced me to this latest remix by French producer Tony Romero: a deep house track featuring some sweet samples and a groovy beat. Don’t know how some part of your body wouldn’t start moving to this beat.

Kivi ‘N Kava – House Miuzak (Tony Romera Remix)