Ministry of Sound has teamed up with Defected Records to re-release Oliver $ & Jimi Jules‘ spring smash, “Pushing On,” which has been ubiquitous since its March release — sitting snugly in Beatport’s #1 spot for a nice while in addition to massive Radio 1 support and a proper rinsing at clubs everywhere in Ibiza and beyond.
And speaking of Ibiza, Made To Play/Play It Down boss, Jesse Rose, has put together a lovely “Live from the Villa” remix to coincide with MoS’ August 31st release, equipped with a dramatic intro and a classic piano-based groove that easily transports the listener poolside on some sunny Balearic island. Have a listen to Jesse’s top notch remix below. √+
The video for the massive piano House jam, “I Wanna Feel,” from UK producer Secondcity has surfaced, and it’s lots of fun. The video follows a jolly man in a rad discomobile, dancing and making friends through all three and a half minutes. Have a watch and pick up the single on May 25th. √+
One of the best records of the second half of the year – Monkey Safari’s ‘Coming Down (Hi-Life)’ – got a little reworking from God-tier festival headliner Tiesto and French Express label mate Jonas Rathsman and surprise, surprise, I just can’t get enough of one of them. Have a guess at which… Go on.
This one is forthcoming on Ministry of Sound, so keep an eye on their channels or follow Jonas himself for any updates on release date!
You’ve probably heard MK’s top top top vocal cut of Storm Queen’s “Look Right Through” all damn summer long as I have, but I was given a nice little treat today when I found that a producer of high personal intrigue, Lil Silva, has also thrown his hat in the remix ring of the 2010 tune. According to his Soundcloud, it would appear that this remix will appear on the November 3rd release on MoS/Defected along with the Vocal Edit from MK which should make a pretty strong package. Have a listen to Lil Silva’s groove below. √+
Our GDD friend and familiar AMTRAC has been producing up a storm in 2013, remixing the likes of Ellie Goulding, Azari & III, and Bondax – while also releasing a ton of free originals on his soundcloud. Today, we celebrate the massive release of his remix for Wretch 32’s “Blackout” on Ministry Of Sound. The haunting vocals of Shakka are uplifted by deep disco house groove that rolls along til the bitter end… Listen to below, and go support the release!
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Happy Friday everyone! I have some good news, some bad news, and some funny news this morning, which consists of Monster Massive’s Armin Only, the Ministry of Sound, & Deadmau5 & Snooki’s Twitter fight. I’m drinking tea as I give you the GDD™ Morning Update, so I suggest you grab a cup and enjoy some for yourself as you catch up on the news after the jump! Continue Reading
One of the UK’s finest, Flux Pavilion, brings some serious heat with his new Drumstep remix of Example‘s ‘Midnight Run.’ Before listening, I was a bit hesitant to press play as I was in a relaxed mood after a long day, and I didn’t want anything too intense. I decided to take the plunge and it turns out that Example’s vocals matched with Flux Pavilion’s production is something I definitely want need to hear more of. The drop won’t be what you’re expecting, so don’t hesitate to listen and you’ll be rewarded. Keep an eye out for the official release on Ministry of Sound.
Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to attend DJMag‘s Top 100 DJs award ceremony at London’s highly acclaimed Ministry of Sound. I’ve never seen a club so rammed, as thousands flooded the streets, in line to catch sets from some of the world’s top acts. Afrojack opened up the second room, with a pretty tight two hour dutch house set, but the vast majority were there to find out who’d be crowned the world’s number 1 DJ. Armin Van Buuren received the award for the fourth time in consecutive years, as several hundred in the club appeared to groan at the lack of change.