Top 50 Club Chart March 2014 Compiled from a panel of DJs from across the United States
Looks like South America is becoming the hot new continent for EDM, what with Colombian producer/DJ Moska getting crossover success thanks to Major Lazer and HIIO continuing a chain of strong releases.
Portuguese producer Rui Da Silva is best known for two international anthems – “So Get Up” by The Underground Sound of Lisbon (recently covered by Cosmic Gate) and “Touch Me’ (with singer
Last week, I was having a heated discussion with a few dance music nerds about what we thought was the best remix Giuseppe D ever made. While they were trying to convince
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Onomatopoeia as a house record, who knew it would be such a brilliant idea? Jack Beats, the team of Mixologist Beni G and Scratch Pervert Niall Dailly, have constructed – or deconstructed
How can you not be a fan of Chromeo? The Canadians meld electro, ’80s, and disco with a fresh sound that is uniquely them. You can’t help but dance when songs like
This track is going to sound familiar to a lot of you. If you watched the movie about the Ultra Music Festival’s 15th edition, “Don’t Give Up” is THAT track that has
Looks like South America is becoming the hot new continent for EDM, what with Colombian producer/DJ Moska getting crossover success thanks to Major Lazer and HIIO continuing a chain of strong releases. Next up is Brazilian duo Felguk, whose track “Can You Feel It” is getting support from not only the big superstar DJs but also Pete Tong on Radio One. Listening to the track, it’s easy to hear why- dark electro, reminiscent of deadmau5′ “Ghosts,” with a pretty piano break and vocodered vocals saying the easily memorable title. It’s a track that a festival kid can easily remember to go to Beatport to buy the next day. The contrast of dark and pretty works really well, and you can probably imagine all the acapellas that are going to be mashed on top of it. DJs should go back and check out their track “Monka” for another massive big room electrotribal workout.
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Felguk – Can You Feel It
Portuguese producer Rui Da Silva is best known for two international anthems – “So Get Up” by The Underground Sound of Lisbon (recently covered by Cosmic Gate) and “Touch Me’ (with singer Cassandra Fox). Starting off as a producer, he’s always had a distinct musical element to his track and even though they vary in genre and style, his touch is always present. His two recent releases “Sunrise” and “New Lover” showcase this perfectly. Seemingly aimed for commercial clubs and crossover, “Sunrise” is a song about coming together and finding unity through warmth. Sung by Wesley Steed, it has a bit of a classic Pet Shop Boys feel both in the vocal and track production. It could easily fit in the stadium genre, yet there is a warmth and a truth to the emotion which makes it transcend expectations. On the deeper end of spectrum is “New Lover,” a much more sparse and raw synth-pop-based track with vocals by Penny F. There is a bit of the retro ’90s feel there, but it isn’t a direct replay – whereas a lot of NuHouse stuff sounds like records that were played in the clubs twenty years ago – “New Lover” has elements similar to tracks like Mars Plastic “Find the Way” or Jaydee “Plastic Dreams,” but rendered in a much more modern deep house context. Although different styles, if you listen to “Sunrise” and “New Lover” back-to-back you can hear the warmth of Rui’s production. DJs who like their tracks on the really deep/broken beat side should check out the Missing Beats remixes of both songs, which keep the vibe of the original while taking them on a much more experimental journey.
Rui Da Silva – Sunrise and New Lover