Mondays are huge days in the world of electronic music because more often than not it’s when major singles are released (and Tuesdays see full albums being released). Two of today’s three featured releases have been a long time coming, receiving a lot of hype and build-up before dropping today. All three tracks go hard and fit nicely into the world of Electro-House, although you can make your case for labeling the first two “Dutch House” – but let’s not get into the typical sub genre arguments that typically surround dance music.
**For all tracks, you can right-click and choose “Save As” to download. But if you like them, support the artists and buy them**
First up, we [finally] get the release of Afrojack’s tune “Rock the House”. He’s been crankin’ this one out at festivals and on his Jacked Tour to high acclaim. The original mix is a pretty long song and builds up to a crazy drop with that traditional Afrojack sound that we hear in so many of his songs (check out the hilarious greatest hits clip to see what I mean). Although the intro doesn’t sound like much of an Afrojack song, I actually found the bass line to be a familiar sound and I really like the way it drives his songs. This track is one to keep in your collections so make sure to buy it HERE.
Next up we have the new collaboration from Fedde le Grand and Nicky Romero, two of my favorite producers/DJs out there right now. While both are experiencing tons of individual success, they teamed up back at the beginning of the new year to bring us a two-song EP called Freaky/Slacking. While that was some fun music to get into, I find today’s release of “Sparks” to be far more exciting and really bangs my speakers hard. The official video features scenes from Miami’s Ultra Music Festival and overall I’m really impressed with the Dutchmen’s work. Purchase exclusively on Beatport if you like it, released on FLG’s Flamingo Records.
Lastly, I have a remix released today by Gregori Klosman who we did an artist spotlight on HERE. Of the three tracks I’m bringing to you today, Klosman’s probably goes the hardest. This French producer/DJ may not be as well-known as the artists above, but I don’t recommend sleeping on his work. After the vocals of “What the hell is this” came across my speakers, I was faced with a very heavy drop and some incredible production value. If you need something to throw on to really shake the dance floor, this is something I recommend. The entire remix package is available at Beatport.