Last month, we heard that The 2 Bears will be releasing their debut album on DFA records on the 30th of January, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. The highly anticipated release will feature some of my favorite tracks of last year including ‘Be Strong,’ ‘Bear Hug,’ and their newest single just released this week, ‘Work.’ The ‘Work’ EP is incredible. Not only is the original an embodiment of all that I love about The 2 Bears, but it also comes along with top-notch remixes from Toddla T, Oliver $, Supabeatz, and Franky Rizardo. Stream below and go grab the whole thang on iTunes now.
• The 2 Bears – Work (Maribou State Remix) √+
22 year old Dutch DJ and producer, Hardwell, has made quite a name for himself this year, collaborating with international star DJ Chuckie on ‘Move It To The Drum,’ as well as banging out some big original club tracks like ‘Molotov’, ‘Asteroid’, and ‘Voyage’. His international success bred by support from Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Judge Jules, and more has led this young musician to quickly establish his own label, Revealed Recordings, so I’d expect to see many more releases from Hardwell in 2011. Last weekend, the youngster was asked to produce a guest mix on Armin Van Buuren‘s ‘A State of Sundays’ show on Sirius Satellite Radio, and he was kind enough to let all of us have a listen. Hands up!
1. Dani-L Mebius & Walter Fierce – N.A.S.A. (Original Mix) [Revealed Recordings]
2. David Gausa, David Tort & Thomas Gold vs Dirty South & Axwell – Open Your Areena (Hardwell Mash-Up) [Phazing]
3. JoeySuki & Firebeatz vs Max C – Hidden Sound (Original Mix) [NEWS]
4. Hardwell & Chuckie ft. Ambush – Move It 2 The Drum (Promise Land Remix) [Dirty Dutch Records]
5. Hardwell, JoeySuki vs Stephan Luke – Dig.It.All vs Pressure (Gregori Kolsman Mash-Up) [Revealed Recordings]
6. Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World) (Hardwell & Funkadelic Mash-Up) [White]
7. Mark Ronson ft. Boy George – Somebody To Love Me (Congorock Remix) [Sony BMG]
8. Swanky Tunez – Across The Light (Original Mix) [MixMash]
10. Alex Armes, Prok & Fitch – After The World (Extended Big Room Mix)) [Foorplay Music]
12. Dada Life – Unleash The F*cking Dada (Original Mix) [Musical Freedom]