“There’s definitely a stigma attached to progressive house but someone like Sasha is one of the most influential DJs ever,” Nick states. “A lot of progressive house is good music and we’re not going to turn our noses up at something just because it’s not cool.”
The Ibiza season is now looming near on the horizon. We covered some of the key 2014 announcements last week but are feeling nostalgic today, so thought we would put a little list of classic Ibiza tracks for you.
So sit back, turn up and hark back to a time when Ibiza was defined by the four-four and pianos ruled the dancefloor.
House don Timo Garcia is one of the most in-demand producers on the UK scene, regularly engineering for some of the world’s biggest acts in addition to firing out tracks under his own name, his downtempo moniker T_Mo or as Nolan - where his underground sensibilities reign supreme.
These are the biggest tracks in his sets right now.
Nolan feat Idris Elba ‘Children of House’ (Connaisseur)
Eagles & Butterflies lives up to his alias. The vetted Ibiza techno and house conspirator, born Chris Barratt, will make you fly away into sonic air amidst the clouds.
Zurich based producer and DJ EDX is an EDM artist with depth. Not afraid to move with the times, the talented Swiss producer - and favourite of Pete Tong - produces everything from main-stage progressive through to modern deep house, while maintaining a keen eye for the dancefloor!
Get to know EDX through the track, remix and live set below.
It's been a dramatic rise for Birmingham house music lover, Arun Verone. Having started making various forms of UKG over a decade ago, it was a chain of events that took him to label House Entertainment UK just 12 months ago that have really seen him and his music break through into a flourishing underground scene. A producer and DJ at a time when the industry is awash with them in their masses, only the very best can rise above the competition and reach the top.
Ashley Beedle is a don. In a time when the dance world is riddled with superstar DJs, touting supersized egos, and bitching like babies at the slightest provocation, Beedle still rocks every party like it’s his first. Having been in the game for 30+ years, his heart still syncs to a house beat — he’s as passionate flinging down the disco classics from his youth as he is roughing up kicks and creating future bass t’umpers for Toddla T’s Girls’ Music. As we said: A don.
House of Tracks is a new online platform aimed to give up and coming or established producers an alternative route to revenue and exposure by acting as a marketplace for unreleased music.
You can set yourself up as a label with them and submit your music to the site, where it can be purchased by advertisers, film and TV producers or anyone who wants to use it.
Capturing the feeling of an after party that seems to morph from its fresh morning beginnings into the next night in the blink of an eye, Art Department's “Sun Comes Up” single (out now on No. 19 Music) ironically closes a chapter in its history, marking the last track to draw from the sonic palette of its debut 2011 album, The Drawing Board, before the band went back to just that.