Scott Mahoney What I Want When I Want Single Review

There is a catchiness to What I Want When I Want that will allow Mahoney to easily make it onto radio rotation. The production of his latest single is stellar, allowing the distinct sides of his music ample opportunity to shine alone and together. Continue reading “Scott Mahoney What I Want When I Want Single Review”

Atman Interview

Hello. Your latest EP is Silence is Golden. What significance does the title hold for you?

For the majority of my life, I’ve been considered the “quiet one”. I only like to speak if I truly feel I have something to say and contribute to the conversation. For whatever reason, people sometimes hold that against me. The title of the album comes from the idea that my greatest achievements have occurred in my silence, not when I’m speaking. It’s the superior means in which I communicate with myself. Continue reading “Atman Interview”

Frederik Abas – Amsterdamski Review

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Frederik Abas, decade long denizen of the dance scene, brings a fresh new track out to the eagerly awaiting public in his Powerhouse Music debut, Amsterdamski. Referred to as the “peak-time dance floor destroyer,” Amsterdamski is undoubtedly one of the few dance songs that have the ability to engage listeners throughout the entire song with heavy bass and electronic yet still maintain a a definitive and catchy tune.

As resident DJ/producer of the Amsterdam based renowned Escape club and the Loveland Events, Frederik Abas has once again released a track that will undoubtedly attract the masses. Amsterdamski was first exclusively aired by none other than Nicky Romero last October as the Freshtrack of The Week and has finally come to fruition, releasing on Beatport March 10, 2014.

As a track, Amsterdamski has its fair share of appealing and detracting factors. It is certainly a big beat, but the flavour is widely reminiscent of such influences as DJ Marcello and DJ Tiësto, which ultimately shape the track into what it has become.  What it lacks in memorability, it makes up for in energy in a fast-paced energetic tune. The seamless changes in beat and song easily make up for its drawbacks, allowing the listener to effortlessly dance along in a sure-fire club beat. This is surely a song that you will recognize as one of the more powerful songs of your night.

Frederik Abas plays it safe with this track, making it a smart choice by ignoring to implement “experimental” influences and sticking to the general trend of high energy catalytic tunes. You should absolutely check out Amsterdamski on Soundcloud and Beatport!

Rating: 7.6/10

Frederik Abas – Amsterdamski / 2014 / www.powerhousemusic.nl/

Blasterjaxx – Faith (The Remixes) Review

 

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The Blasterjaxx boys have been taking the music world by storm, leaving the likes of Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga in the dust. Owing to their huge success world-wide, Blasterjaxx pops out two new remixes of their new hit chart-topper Faith: the Lady Bee Remix as well as the Bassanova & Dirty Herz Remix.

Shaping two distinct yet eerily similar tunes, Blasterjaxx brings in influences from trap, EDM, as well as native South African tunes. The Lady Bee Remix brings epoch-making Lady Bee into a track with a powerful incline to a smooth trap drop culminating in a memorable heavy-paced ending. Characterized by her ability to turn any tack into a unique combination of urban, house and trap, Lady Bee helps bring Blasterjaxx into a new musical era. The track nimbly mixes a smooth tenor voice with a heart pounding electronic drum-beat into a sure-fire club hit. The Bassanova & Dirty Herz Remix brings a much more electro-house feel to it, similar to Blasterjaxx’ original, but is slightly drawn back by a weak second drop, removing a bit of the entrancement. This is quickly recovered by the following buildup to the conclusion, but does create an unforgivable feel to the track. Nonetheless, it is still worth a listen to as it continues to maintain a very strong club presence.

From just these two remixes of the iconic Blasterjaxx single, we can see the myriad of possibilities the group has to offer. If they can continue to mix together tracks with such dexterity, then we can be very positive that we will hear much more of Blasterjaxx and Powerhouse in upcoming news. You should definitely check out the original Faith by Blasterjaxx as well as the two remixes brought to you today!

Top Track: Faith (Lady Bee Remix)

Rating: 7.3/10

Blasterjaxx – Faith (The Remixes) / 2014 / http://www.powerhousemusic.nl/