According to beatportal these tracks should be packing out the dancefloor in Ibiza. Summer season is nearly done and its time for the closing parties soon, I wonder how well recieved these tracks really where. Have a read and let me know what you think about them. Cheers Edge.
1. MARTIN SOLVEIG
Feder feat. Lyse – “Goodbye”
“In terms of the record that I think is most likely to become the hit of the summer on the island, I would probably say ‘Goodbye’ by a young French dude called Feder. This may not necessarily be my personal fave, but it’s clearly a quality track and it emanates a sound that’s able to cross over the rather hermetic barriers between house, EDM, and tech/deep nights. I’d definitely put a chip on that one.”
2. ABOVE & BEYOND
Grum – “U”
“We’ve been touring with Grum a lot over the last few months in Europe and the USA, and we really love what he’s doing. His new Anjunabeats EP, Trine, shows what a talented artist he is: lead track “U” combines classic Sasha/Digweed influences with a modern progressive sound. We think you’ll be hearing it a lot on the White Isle this summer.”
3. AMINE EDGE & DANCE
Ryan Blyth & After 6 feat. Luther Soul – “Special”
“This track instantly sticks in your mind from the get-go. We’ve played it a lot in the last few months, and it’s the perfect build up to Ibiza – a certified summer anthem. Luther Soul from Chicago provides its original vocal that’s reminiscent of ’90s house, and its soulfulness is definitely one for the girls, and you know what they say: ‘If girls love it, then everybody loves it!’”
4. NICOLE MOUDABER
Nicole Moudaber & Skin – “Someone Like You”
“This track has been hammered by all the usual suspects for a while now, such as Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Adam Beyer and myself of course. It’s techno with vocals. It took me a while to get the balance between Skin’s euphoric vocals and the backing track I’ve done, but the whole floor stands still when this tune gets dropped – it just transports you to another world.”
5. LANE 8
Marc Houle – “Pepper” (Monkey Safari Remix)
“To me, Monkey Safari’s mix of ‘Pepper’ epitomizes the leave-all-your-worries-behind attitude of Ibiza. There’s a lot of questionable music being passed off as ‘tropical house’ these days, but this beautiful builder makes me want to buy a one-way ticket to the island and camp out for the summer. ‘Eyes closed, sun’s going to rise in an hour and you’re not even a little bit tired’ vibes.”
Popof – “Words Gone”
“I can only think of one track for this Ibiza season, and in all modesty it’s my very own! For me, ‘Words Gone’ is the perfect summer track. It’s a great slice of electronic music with crossover appeal. The mood and the vocals distillate this chilled-out vibe…I really think it’s going to be big.”
7. JOHN DIGWEED
jozif – “Tell Me Sell Me”
“This track has more funk than Parliament, more percussion than Troublefunk and a bassline that throbs throughout your whole body. Fresh-sounding and crowd-pleasing. This is not deep house – this is party house. What more can I say?”
8. PATRICK TOPPING
Terranova – “Labrador”
“Kompakt is one of my favorite labels; I often love the synths in a lot of their tracks. This one from Terranova has a huge synth line in it, which becomes huge in the breakdown, and it sits lovely over the top when the track boots off again. Can see it causing some big moments this summer.”
9. MARK KNIGHT
Mark Knight – “Second Story”
“I wanted to find a slightly new musical angle this year. As anyone who listens to my radio show will know, I am a massive fan of disco, so I thought, why not to try fusing tech-y grooves with disco records? You get a mixture of funk, groove and energy.
Then you get a record that lends itself to be played in lots of different types of sets, which is cool, because it’s not pigeonholed into one genre. For me, the ultimate accolade a record can have is that it sits across a lot of genres.
This is the first in a series of these type of records I am about to release this year. I am going to do some thing I haven’t done in ten years: release a record with a different label. I have been a big fan of what Coyu has done with Suara, so I felt this would be the right home of this record.
Both myself and Nic Fanciulli have both been road-testing this now for about a month and trust me, it goes off. It’s called “Second Story,” which was Philly’s version of Studio 54. I shut me eyes and imagine what the original would of sounded like on that immense sound system.”
Dantiez Saunderson & KPD ft. LaRae Starr – “Place Called Home”
“This is a record I’ve liked since Dantiez sent it to me a few months ago. I heard it right after I heard his other track, ‘The Harp'; I really liked that track too, but I had this feeling that ‘Place Called Home’ could actually become a summer favorite.
I really like the original version, it just has a great groove and really good vocal hooks. Simon from Defected spoke to Dantiez and Kevin and decided to pick the record up from KMS (Kevin Saunderson’s label) and then I said I wanted to remix it. So there you have it, listen for it this summer – I will definitely play it.”