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[House] Oliver Heldens – Melody (Steven Lee Remix)

Oliver Heldens
Melody (StevenLee Remix)

“Melody” by Oliver Heldens got swooped up by the New Yorker Steven Lee whose name should be familiar to fans of the duo Lee Cabrera. On his own, Steven worked up a cool take of “Melody,” fusing electro and deep house for a cool club sound. Of course, you’ve gotta throw a melody in a song with that very name, and we’d fair to say that his is even more catchy than the original’s. It’s a deceivingly simple track that has subtle components that really do a lot for the song, even if they aren’t the main elements; for example, the growly pad in the chorus that hits on one. It seems as though Steven is just getting started with a big push for the top. The time has come for his next musical chapter, and this is a page in that book. It’s one you can download for no charge.

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Coachella 2015 – Must See Acts [TMN EDITORS’ PICKS]

TMNCoachThe spectacle and legend of Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival seems to grow every year and, although it’s certainly reached a critical mass at this point, it proves time and time again to be worth the trip. After breaking box office records for consecutive years, Coachella continues blazing ahead in 2015 with a deep, diverse lineup and some of their most ambitious projects to date including their largest investment in art installations ever. With the first weekend kicking off this Friday, the set times for Coachella were finally let loose yesterday bringing up the regular scheduling conflicts and tough decisions. To make things easier for you all, we’ve decided to lay out our top acts to see every day chronologically. We hope this serves as a useful guide as you prepare for the whirlwind of emotion that is Coachella. Best advice we can give you all: keep good company, don’t sweat (figuratively, of course, perspiration is imminent) and most importantly be safe. Hope to run in to some of you ninjas there!

P.S. We didn’t forget the Do Lab! You can find our Do Lab picks on the final page.

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[House] Oliver Heldens – Melody

Oliver Heldens
Melody (Original Mix) Out March 16

There’s not many people who we can equate Oliver Heldens to, as far as quickly-garnered success and intense adoration. With an unprecedented five Beatport #1 singles to his name, and his latest original, “Last All Night (Koala)” continuing to dominate the radio airwaves, there’s a damn good reason why he’s quickly risen to the top.

Tracks like “Gecko (Overdrive)” and his remix of Martin Garrix’s “Animals” helped pave the way for a future house, and Heldens was at the forefront as he brought his unique blend of melodic, bass-heavy, house music to the scene. Success like that is hard to follow up, but his latest track, “Melody,” doesn’t disappoint one bit.

The talented youngster shows off his immense musical background and talent at bringing together multiple elements of a song to create something special. Heldens artfully works string arrangements and piano melodies together over a big, booming bass line that characterizes Heldens’ style, ultimately getting us overwhelmingly excited for his set at Ultra.

“Melody” is out March 16th, so make sure to get your copy when it drops!

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[Future/House] Zeds Dead & Oliver Heldens – You Know

Zeds Dead & Oliver Heldens
You Know (Original Mix)

At its base, future house evolved as a genre when it drew from the elements of established genres like funk, deep house, tech-house, disco, and many more. Oliver Heldens saw the lack of groove in big room music when developing his trademark style and saw a possibility for it to be combined with house to be suitable for the main stage. Zeds Dead, on the other hand, have played a monumental role in the development of harder dance music styles and have released tracks of too many genres to count. When we heard they collaborated on a track, we immediately speculated as to what it could sound like.

The musical baby of Zeds Dead and Oliver Heldens, “You Know,” rides the coat tails of the future house movement but exudes a special charm. The Dutch young gun and Canadian producers keep listeners on the their toes as they guide a future funky house train that contains various components of drum n bass, cheery synth dabbles, and scraping bass snarls. Overall, “You Know” presents a combination of the best of both artists and sets both Oliver Heldens and Zeds Dead for massive 2015.

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[Electro House] Dr Kucho! & Gregor Salto – Can’t Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix)

Dr Kucho! & Gregor Salto
Can't Stop Playing (Oliver Heldens & Gregor Salto Remix)

Lo and behold, fresh out of the oven, we present to y’all this new Oliver Heldens remix of Dr Kucho! & Gregor Salto’s, “Can’t Stop Playing”! It’s been a while since we heard anything new from the Dutch producer following his collaboration hit “Gecko” with Becky Hill under Tiesto‘s record label. This time around, the 19-year-old showcases his talent by collaborating with another Dutch producer Gregor Salto. This funky electro house magic is the product of the Dutch connection. The idea is simple and consists of this killer funky bass line that just keeps building up to the drop, which is both simple but breathtaking.

This remix definitely gives us a sneak peek of what tricks Oliver Heldens has up his sleeves. We thoroughly enjoyed this electro/future house fusion masterpiece and is definitely making a name for himself.

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