Arty returns to his progressive roots with new release

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Whether he is releasing under the moniker of Alpha 9 or Arty, Russian producer Artem Stoliarov is on a roll with new releases. His newest single under Arty is titled “Sunrise,” and the feel-good track takes him back to his progressive house roots.

April Bender’s vocals serve as a focal point for the song until the drop, which is an upbeat chord progression fit for a night out. Arty commented on the release:

“It’s important for me to continue making the music I enjoy the most and ‘Sunrise’ definitely falls into that category. It’s both a milestone and an incredibly important track in my career as I get back to my Progressive House roots and I’m extremely excited to officially share it with my fans after successfully sneaking it into my live sets for the past few months.”

“Sunrise” is out now on Armada.

Dancefair announces key seminars and further conference details

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Dancefair, a conference that is often regarded as a hot spot for electronic music education, has announced its 2018 dates along with event details. A haven for industry entrepreneurs, Dancefair focuses on producers, DJs, modern musicians, and music professionals.
It’s essentially the electronic music conference for electronic musicians.
In addition to star DJs and Producers in attendance like Dyro, Firebeatz, and Brooks, labels Armada, Revealed, and Spinnin’ will be hosting their own areas.
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The key seminars that will be taking place at the event will include:
– In the studio with high level DJ’s / Production masterclasses
– Seminars about promotion and raising your awareness as a DJ
– How to start and run a record label
– Tech Talks – Albeton / Pioneer / Spotify and more
– Technology demonstrations
The full program can be accessed here:
The event is set to take place from February 17-18 in Utrecht, and more than 170 artists and 300 brands will be in attendance.

Mike Hawkins – M808

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Mike Hawkins has released his newest single, “M808.”

The Danish producer has previously released singles on major labels such as EMI, Parlophone, Ultra, and Size Records, amongst others. Hawkins’ newest single, released on Armada Music, is an extension of his artistic evolution over the past five years. While Hawkins originally got his start producing acclaimed big room tracks such as “Jump!” and “Hot Steppa,” one could argue that his body of work has shifted in conjunction with the evolution of future house in Europe and North America.

“M808” accompanies tracks such as “Klobber” and “Wombo” that characterize Hawkins’ more recent body of work, which is a testament to future house’s evolution, as well as Hawkins’ artistic ingenuity.

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Premiere: Shelter Point – Fuse (Eelke Kleijn Remix)

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Eelke Kleijn deepens his bond with the Armada family as he brings his ethereal progressive sound into the label’s fold. This time, he lands on Bearded Man for a short, but sweet re-work of Shelter Point’s “Fuse.”

The veteran wraps a minimal, yet emotive canvas around the original’s vocals, enhancing its haunting feel through poignant piano chords and soaring synth melodies. That said, despite its more somber undertones, it listens as quite a euphoric piece as a whole — one that allows listeners to get lost in its hypnotic fold and put their hands in the air.


Pre-order Eelke Kleijn’s take on “Fuse” here


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Shapov & Trouze – The Way

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Shapov and the Singapore/America trio Trouze have officially released the piano-driven, emotive “The Way,” which made its stellar debut at Axwell / Ingrosso’s’s sold-out Heineken Music Hall show at ADE last year. Between the track’s stirring vocals and propelling melodies, Shapov and Trouze have once more solidified their stance in dance music.

After having begun 2017 with his Four Corners EP and subsequently bringing in 10 million streams on the work, Shapov toured tirelessly throughout the summer. He performed at Tomorrowland twice and also hit innumerable festivals along the way including Electrobeach, Los Alamos, Electric Love,  and Parookaville, to name a few.

Meanwhile, Trouze has been steadily making strides into the electronic scene, appearing on Armada and Mixmash, and collaborating with venerable artists like Elephante.

If the two continue pumping out tunes as hauntingly beautiful as “The Way,” it’ll soon be impossible for the dance scene to look in any other direction.



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David Gravell – On The Move

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Dutch producer David Gravell is a well-respected veteran within the European trance community, acting as a capable custodian for Armin van Buuren‘s A State Of Trance for more than half a decade now.

“On The Move” is a solid trance track that features subtle hints of big room influence, much like most other modern trance music in current circulation. Featuring ethereal chord progressions and a smooth bass drop sandwiched between a techy intro and outro, “On The Move” is a perfect illustration of Gravell’s consistency and understanding of the modern genre.

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Premiere: DubVision – Paradise

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Dutch duo DubVision know their way around the block, having been one of Netherland’s staple big room acts for the past decade and one of the spearheading acts during the Dutch big room invasion in 2012-13. Although the EDM scene has undergone some massive changes, the duo has successfully altered and evolved their sound—managing to stay in the limelight in the process.

Their latest track, “Paradise” exemplifies how far the duo’s sound and the progressive house genre have come. Gone are the rolling chord progressions from their tracks of yesteryear, replaced instead with pitch warped vocal and piano samples, aided by their timeless drum samples and big, airy synths.

We spend some of our in between gig days in and around Miami,” said the duo of the track. “Everybody knows this place because of MMW and Ultra. Its super hectic then, but Miami is actually very chill and super tropical and relaxing later in the season.”

“We stayed there for a couple of days, swam with sharks, kitesurfed, ate cuban food and drank the most tropical cocktails you can imagine just walking around in flip flops and listening to the ocean. We stayed there in our own little paradise. That was when we came up with the melody one night. It was only logical to name this track ‘Paradise’”

“Paradise” is more than just a regular track, it is a statement that DubVision are truly all in on the new era of EDM.

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Richard Judge – Kinda Love (Original Mix)

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Singer/producer Richard judge has been proving his worth over the past few years, kicking off his career in collaborating with the widely praised Robin Schulz on “Show Me Love.” That track alone saw 47 million streams on Spotify back in 2015, and he returned earlier this year on “Ruckus” with Tube & Berger, which hit No. 1 on the Beatport deep house charts.

He makes a highly anticipated return to Armada imprint The Bearded Man with “Kinda Love.” Produced, written and sang by the London native himself, the track provides feel-good vibes with catchy vocals, echoing guitar tones and upbeat lead synths that are guaranteed to nourish the soul.

Judge is set to go on tour with Schulz this fall, so we’re sure to see a lot more of the multi-talented artist.

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Autograf – Sleepless in NYC (Original Mix)

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Autograf have released a new single on Armada named “Sleepless in NYC.” The groovy tune is downtempo, contrasting with the upbeat-sounding title of “Sleepless In NYC.” Smooth vocals lead into the drop, which has a cheery, catchy vibe despite its chill 100 BPM.

The Chicago trio is known for performing live with instruments and creating their own visuals. “Sleepless in NYC” is a track certainly worth listening to live with its stunning vocals and instrumental infusion.

Catch them performing at the Electronic Music Awards next week.

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Lema – King (Original Mix)

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Las Vegas-based producer Lema has made a name for himself while holding residencies at Sin City clubs like Marquee and Tao.

Fresh off a remix of Nervo on Armada, Lema has now released an original track titled “King” on Enhanced. Featuring Swedish vocalist and Lorde protege XOV, Lema creates a beautiful soundtrack behind the singer’s longing. The result is a tight, pop-electronic crossover that is sure to turn heads.

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