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Entries in progressive house (204)

Monday
Jul082013

"Battle of Hearts" (Original Mix) - First State ft. Fenja

It's been a while since we heard anything from First State, but this morning he's here to send chills up your spine despite the sultry summer weather. Sander van Dien carved his name in stone touring with "DJ Tiësto" back in 2008 after having the megastar support countless amounts of his singles. While his sound has always had that deep, trickling, Anjunadeep vibe, in 2013 he's all about the Progressive play - but that doesn't mean his original charm has gone into the shadows. Alongside Fenja, a vocalist I've been fond of for her spots on tracks like Nilson and The 8th Note's "Looking For Love" and Sied van Riel's "The Game," First State's latest is a tear-jerking  track that is waiting to be remixed (hint, hint). Grab your copy of "Battle of Hearts" now because it's out today!

By Edward Fancher

Wednesday
Jul032013

"Amalfi" (Original Mix) - Doc Brown

Born and raised in Miami, Doc Brown is not new to the EDM scene, although he just became a full-time DJ and producer three years ago. He's best known for his up-tempo pool parties in Miami and Vegas, but his tracks have been played all around the world by renowned DJs like Tiesto, George Acosta, Sander Van Doorn, and Paul Oakenfold. Having released records on various labels, most notably on Toolroom, Brown decided to ditch the label route and release his newest track "Amalfi" straight to the fans on his Soundcloud. The track has a consistent bass line which eventually forms a mesmerizing hook. Once the track breaks down you can hear the tech vibe transform into progressive big room sound with a nice blend of synth riffs. After one last massive buildup, the bass line smacks you once again. This groovy track is a great blend of Progressive and Tech and will have you grooving whether you're on the beach or high above the club floor. Grab the free download below!

By David Selsey

Wednesday
Jul032013

The Expedition Continues: An Interview with Cosmic Gate

With a name that was once synonymous with Hard Trance, Cosmic Gate has rode the swells of Progressive to Electro and beyond. I was dying to find out how Privilege Ibiza's newest residents were enjoying ASOT Mondays alongside Armin van Buuren, and how the German duo met in the first place, so we sat down for a quick chat. As the two approach their headlining performance this weekend at America's premiere beach festival Wavefront, Nic Chagall and Bossi also let us know what Chicago attendees can be expecting this coming weekend.

Sierra: Along with Markus Schulz, W&W, Dash Berlin, and Armin van Buuren, you will be performing during ASOT's residency at Privilege in Ibiza for "Ibiza Mondays", how has this expedition compared to others in the past?

Cosmic Gate: The ASOT opening show was simply off the hook! Privilege was jam packed, even with Ibiza in mid June not being more than maybe half full, it was really amazing and promising another fantastic season for Armin and his residents who we have the pleasure to be a part of again this year. 

S: Can you explain the difference from performing inside the United States, Europe, etc?

CG: There is no huge difference in most of the clubs in our eyes. People just come to party and dance to their favorite music, feel the vibe and have a good time. It's not important which side of the Atlantic you live on, good parties happen here and there -- which is good!

S: Trance has come a long way and has really hit a huge rise in popularity in recent years, did you ever envision it getting this big or remaining more underground?

CG: Trance in our eyes still somehow is underground. A few songs sometimes stick out more than others, but in general you will not find a real trance song in the charts. Trance is maybe more popular in the club and on big festivals, bringing together huge amount of people to party together. We think Trance is simply the best music to party to by far!

S: What do you predict for the future of the genre?

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Wednesday
Jun192013

Track of the Day: "Hearts" (Kaskade & R3hab Remix) - Dan Black ft. Kelis

Two unlikely collaborators make for an unexpected remix. Prepped for our listening "somewhere in the summer of 2012," R3hab and Kaskade's collab on Dan Black's "Hearts" showed up on the web just hours ago and it is already receiving rave reviews. This is quite an unusual sounding track but delightful nonetheless because it's all about the collision between the two artists' skillsets; Kaskade's touch shines through on vocal Progressive tracks (Kelis is a perfect candidate), and R3hab's on the climax. Together the forces bring forth truly major track that warms my soul. Blast this track from the mountaintops "'cause the heart never sleeps!"

By Edward Fancher

Thursday
Jun132013

Exclusive: "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" (Original Mix) - Edhim ft. Max C

Queenclub Paris' resident spinner Edhim is not only a clean producer but also an awesome guy. The Moroccan House DJ and producer is back with a stacked 8-remix EP for this vocal Progressive showstopper after a huge landing last year with "House Music Will Never Die." With his roots in sunny Northern Africa, it's no wonder that after just a quick listen through his repertoire a distinct capability for merging the sounds of House with soulful African vocals is revealed. "Walk A Mile In My Shoes" recalls the melody and structure of Avicii's prized vocal anthem "Blessed," marking a decidedly Progressive turn from his past sounds which are much Techier and drum-driven. We've been promised a stellar music video so keep your eyes peeled. For now enjoy the exclusive original mix, you heard it here first!

Out now on Beatport!

By Edward Fancher