Find out whose responsible for the Tomorrowland Anthem that is already in Beatport's Top 10!
(And the festival isn't even over!)
Tomorrowland Anthem Breaches Beatport’s Top 10
(And the festival isn’t even over!)
Adam Wiles (AKA Calvin Harris) is no stranger to Beatport’s Top Ten; serving up big-room beats with a flare of Pop, he has yet again proved masterful artistry of dance music production. Nominated for several Grammys (and winning Best Short Form Music Video in 2013), Harris’ latest releases have been immediate chart-toppers on both Beatport and iTunes. While “Summer” has reached radio’s airwaves with its upbeat and catchy lyrics, C.U.B.A pays homage to Harris’ roots in traditional, lyric-less, electro-house.
Released under the Defected Records label, German DJ duo—Arndt Roerig and Marco Vidovic—most known by their aliases, have made a name for themselves with their epic house productions and remixes over the last fifteen years. As House Music appreciation increases in the United States, producers that may have otherwise not been recognized are achieving great successes with their deep-house sounds. Perhaps, it was destined from the EDM Gods Themselves, that the German production duo would remix a track from their fellow countryman—Daniel Steinberg. While I personally favor Steinberg’s original version, Tube & Berger have produced an excellent remix of the German-rooted tech-house hit.
‘People of Tomorrow,’ and those able to follow Tomorrowland’s live-stream last weekend, were first gifted this banger numerous times throughout the first weekend of the world-renowned music festival. While this track originally occupied Statuses and Tweets as a Double ID, Monday morning revealed “Waves” as not only produced from the faces of Tomorrowland/World—Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike—it was also appointed as the festival’s honorary anthem of 2014. The Brother-DJ-Duo from Greece has also been responsible for producing ID&T’s Tomorrowland/World Festival’s Anthem for the last four years: “Give Into The Night (Tomorrow),” “The Way We See The World,” “Tomorrow Changed Today,” “Find Tomorrow,” and this year’s “Waves.” Noted in last week’s Tomorrowland expectation article, the Thivaios Brothers utilize a system which has led to their incredible worldwide successes on the Main Stage. Let’s not forget about the collaborated efforts of W & W, whose eclectic sounds have been found quite often in Beatport’s Top Ten. Most recently, their remix of “Eparrei” (Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Diplo, Fatboy Slim, feat. Bonde Do Role & Pin) was released in conjunction with this year’s FIFA World Cup, instantaneously reaching the number one spot.
This retro-inspired production from Dumont is composed of soulful house beats and deeply-rich lyrics, of which is responsible for his notoriety over the last eight years. Dumont won the Diesel U Music Award—presented to the Best New Producers—in 2006, after spending several years learning how to produce and perfect his unique sound.
Perhaps the newest designation into our summer road-trip soundtracks, or the perfect audio-illustrated anthem of Burning Man, Guetta has produced a music festival banger that is certain to reach mainstream radio stations around the world. The upbeat lyrics from Sam Martin elevated an Avicii-like track to heights of festival worthiness—destined to bring the rage all summer long (without killing the vibe i.e. “Hey Brother”).
Released in their newest EP (sharing the same title) under Life and Death Records, Sailor & I’s deep-house track is the perfect inclusion for any size venue setlist. Additionally, its play has increased upon production of Âme’s remix earlier this year. This week’s Top Ten welcomes another DJ/Producer duo originating from Germany. Âme can be seen at this year’s Tomorrowland Festival on Friday’s We Play House Recordings Stage.
Hardwell is no rookie of Beatport’s Top Ten, but it is nice to see his Revealed Recordings label responsible for the collaborated production with Joey Dale. As we have mentioned Hardwell’s immense artistry throughout numerous articles, this week, let us spotlight: Joey Dale. At only 21 years of age, Dale has collaborated with some of the best producers in the Scene, and has independently produced massive progressive-house bangers such as: “Watcha Called Me,” “Shockwave,” and “Cracked.”
We don’t often hear of ‘falling-outs’ between DJ duos in the Dance Music Scene, but Thom Jongkind’s Blasterjaxx would not be the headliner we have come to appreciate today until the addition of Idir Makhlaf in 2012. Their most recent chart-toppers: “Fifteen,” “Rocket,” “Mystica,” and “Echo,” will soon be joined by their July 30th release of “Vision.” Be sure to keep an eye out for the release, and to be heard throughout every festival this summer.
Ozcan made a name for himself in the Scene with his 2011 production, “Reboot,” which ‘set up shop’ in the Top Ten for nearly eight weeks. His collaborated track with R3hab—“Revolution”—and his own production of “Raise Your Hands,” have occupied every DJs set all around the world. As many of his productions have been released with Spinnin’ Records, Ummet Ozcan has established his position as a headlining DJ/Producer that can keep up with the best. Currently, he is developing unique synth software that will create an even more unique sound to establish his rising stardom.
We can thank Tiësto for starting the trend of remixing brilliant productions from Coldplay’s newest album: Ghost Stories. Where other DJs continue to carry on the trend, only few can separate themselves from the pack. The movement began with Tiësto’s remix of “Midnight,” continued by uncountable followers; only to be revived by Hardwell’s contribution of his remix for “A Sky Full Of Stars.” Their creative prowess is displayed in the amount of original sound that remains in the remix. There is much to be experienced in their change of tempo, added sounds in the drop, and a catchy kick often found in progressive/electro-house tracks.