Galantis – No Money

More delightful EDM from Swedish duo Galantis. Debuted at UMF, ‘No Money’ features the Swedes’ now trademark use of joyous synths and impossibly catchy vocals, which combine to form bona fide pop at its very best. Although typically adverse to the ‘big-room’ spectrum of dance music, the Top 40 crowd have wholeheartedly embraced Galantis, this being testament to the accessibility … Continue reading

Martin Garrix – ‘Poison’

A free release from EDM wunderkind Martin Garrix. Beginning with a low-key chord sequence, ‘Poison’ establishes itself from the get-go, launching into a furore of wailing synths, which draw clear parallels to the Trance sounds of yesteryear. This energy, accompanied by some Garrix-brand imperceptible vocal samples, allows for a heavenly mix of old and new, … Continue reading

Hardwell feat. Jake Reese – Mad World

Your daily dose of Big Room from DJ Mag Top 100 winner Hardwell. After some unexpected and enjoyable collaborations (of which ‘Chameleon’ was a particular highlight), ‘Mad World’ sees Hardwell return to his poppy, euphoric best. A gliding guitar melody compliments Jake Reese’s vocals to a tee, which all inevitably culminates into a crowd-pleasing drop, Although the musical … Continue reading

Tiësto & Don Diablo – Chemicals (Feat. Thomas Troelsen)

The latest from the legendary Tiesto and future house pioneer Don Diablo. ‘Chemicals’ combines the catchiness of Tiesto’s most recent big room efforts with the wailing horns and infectious beats of the latter, resulting in some serious synergy. This is a fun festival track, it being nice to see some progression and invention is now … Continue reading

ZEDD ft. Selena Gomez – I Want You To Know (Steve James Remix)

I’m not the biggest fan of the original, but by some magic Steve James’ remix has actually made me really get into the track as a whole! With a slightly more complex piano backing, the track becomes a little bit more layered, but only before dropping into a luscious, arena-sized hook. More of the same … Continue reading

3LAU feat. Emma Hewitt – Alive Again

3LAU’s meteoric rise continues with the release of his latest original, ‘Alive Again’. Blending Hewitt’s instantly recognisable voice to a beautifully crafted progressive soundscape, 3LAU has successfully bridged the gap between melodic trance and big room, and by doing so has given us something truly memorable. With the backing of some massive names, including Hardwell and Armin van … Continue reading