SONG OF THE DAY: Morgan Page & Nadia Ali – “Carry Me (Remixes)”

Almost a year later, and Morgan Page’s album In the Air continues to spawn strong single releases. On original review, we referred to “Carry Me” as a standout from the album. Deeply melodic and filled with emotional tension, “Carry Me” gives us Page at his most effective, working with a stellar vocalist who knows how to write an excellent dancefloor ballad. That brilliant balance of pretty, pop, and progressive made it the perfect material for club remixes. For the stadium/progressive lovers, Nilson & the 8th Note keep a lot of the original feel and heighten the drama with the vocals laying over a subtle bed which rises to a hands in the air crescendo. If you like it harder or more electro with a touch of glitch, rising Dutch mastermind Dyro turns out a floor filling prime time monster. These two remixes just prove that when you start with such a strong song, the remixes are going to be strong as well.

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INTERVIEW: Dyro (2013)

A highlight of the Amsterdam Dance Event is always finding the rising talent.  There is even a special day for ADE Next, highlighting aspiring producers/DJs learning the trade.  Dyro made the jump from attending the Next panel to being on the Next panel in the span of year.   His track “Metaphor” received massive support from David Guetta and “Sky High,” his track with Amba Shepherd, was picked up by Strictly Rhythm.  Add to that remixes of high profile artists like Katy Perry, Afrojack, and Example, and you will hear why 2012 was such a good year for Dyro and why he is a rising star to watch for.

RS: How was the Revealed party last night?
Dyro: It was amazing; there was a really energetic crowd. It was different for me to play to a crowd that was really into the music. There was a good flow and I really enjoyed it.
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SONG OF THE DAY: Starkillers, Dmitry KO & Amba Shepherd – “Let the Love”

Here’s a truly international collaboration – American Nick Terranova (aka Starkillers teaming up with Dutch producer Dmitry KO and Australian vocalist Amba Shepherd.  The resulting track, “Let the Love,” is quite strong and catchy, starting softly with a repeating keyboard hook and Amba’s voice as the focus. Softly the beat comes in and begins to build and build until the dramatic fill that crescendoes to a big room stadium house sound similar to Swedish House Mafia begins.  It’s no surprise that this track already has major support from the big guys like Afrojack, Tiesto, Hardwell, and Sander Van Doorn.   Since you probably already know about Starkillers (check out his recent track with Bl3nd “Xception”) and Amba Shepherd (on a roll with massive collaborations with Dyro, Hardwell, and Giuseppe Ottavianni), take a moment and listen to tracks on Dmitry KOs Soundcloud page ( – his mixes of Gabrielle Aplin and Rammstein are both quite hot.  As great as the song is, the video is quite funny for its unintentional camp value.   The young couple is in love but their secret lives threaten to tear them apart – the girl moonlights as an erotic dancer styled to look like a crossdresser, while the boy is either a rent boy or a drug dealer and gets pushed around by Mr Terranova in a campy cameo role. When the boy and girl see each other in their alternate lifestyle costumes there is conflict, but they “let the love” bring them together.   I guess that I am the only one who doesn’t appreciate the masterful work of cinema as the comments on Youtube channel are overwhelmingly positive. 

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