Blasterjaxx – ‘Savage‘ – After the stupendous XX Files collection blew our minds earlier this year with its potent mix of vocal anthems and dance floor bangers, Blasterjaxx has now returned with a second volume to delight their fans with: XX Files – Festival Edition. The first taste of this upcoming collection of big room tracks comes in the form of this new record, ‘Savage.’
With tense synth plucks layered with low end grunts, ‘Savage‘ blossoms into a cascade of reverbed melodies as a percussive build sends the track into overdrive. A seductive French female spoken vocal signals the drop, wherein a frenzied, distorted hook plays out over tough percussive hits and rasping bass tones.
This is the sound of Blasterjaxx doing what they do best. The track was given a serious road test on Kingsday in Holland, where Thom played three gigs in one day with a little help from their very stylish helicopter.
Blasterjaxx – XX Files EP – Blasterjaxx has finally unleashed their highly anticipated XX Files EP. Not quite their debut album, this is instead a collection of tracks that they have put together that reflects where they are in their creative journey. Featuring five new songs, which had previously only been heard in sets and on radio shows, fans will be entranced with every track with euphoria, stomping grooves, chilled out trap house and more.
XX Files has a little bit of it all, from monstrous instrumentals, glorious vocals and more to an overall powerful sound. Having just released it through their imprint Maxximize Records, these two present a raw and massive sound.
Blasterjaxx will bring the sound of XX Files to their adoring fans across the world over the next few months, with dates in the US, Surinam, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Portugal and the Netherlands to name just a few. It is without a doubt that we will be hearing these tracks all year long!
Blasterjaxx – XX Files – In anticipation of the hyped up eight track full-length EP XX Files, EDM giants Blasterjaxx have teased up with three separate, hot singles.
The first in line is ‘Black Rose‘ with Jonathan Mendelsohn driving the track forward with his smooth vocals over stomping, pulsating festival and electro house vibes. The next captivating production is ‘Collide,’ featuring powerful vocals from David Spekter and hosting a strong progressive house sound. ‘More‘ concludes the teaser with a fresh and tasty future house sound featuring emotional and smooth Mister Blonde vocals.
These three productions definitely give fans a taste of what’s to come from the strong duo. Make sure to keep up with what these guys have in store below and get ready for the release of XX Files on March 10.
Balaton Sound has announced the first wave of acts for the 11th edition of the festival, which takes place from Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th July 2017 on Eastern Europe’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Balaton, Hungary.
Hardwell, Afrojack, Alison Wonderland, Kygo, Blasterjaxx, Dave Clarke, Sasha and many more are all set to spin at the Hungarian beach festival.
As Europe’s biggest beach festival, Balaton Sound attracted visitors from a whopping 63 countries last year and features over 2000 square meters of stages and dancefloors built on water.
While thousands of people yearly go to Belgium for the famous Tomorrowland, 10,000 Belgians also flee to Hungary for the beach festival Balaton Sound — this really is Europe’s favourite waterside festival!
Check out the full list of artists announced for Balaton Sound below.
Discounted tickets to the event are available until Wednesday 15th March via the Balaton Sound website.
Names announced in first phase (in alphabetical order):
The Bloody Beetroots (live)
Blasterjaxx Rounds Off 2016 With ‘No Sleep’
Blasterjaxx – ‘No Sleep‘ – Powerhouse duo Blasterjaxx, have kept things coming hard and fast this year. With heavy tracks like ‘The Silmarillia,’ ‘Big Bird,’ ‘Hit Me,’ ‘Soldier‘ and ‘Heart Starts To Beat‘ just to name a few, they have definitely dominated dancefloors across the year and kept their fans going with a consistently excellent string of releases. Their final effort for the year comes in the form of the fierce track ‘No Sleep,’ rounding off a year that marked a successful new chapter for this power duo.
‘No Sleep‘ is one of their most intense cuts. The track launches straight into distorted on-beat snare builds and pitched down, warped vocals over a captivating and ominous atmosphere and are soon dropped down into an absolutely stomping groove. More on-beat percussion drives the track forward over huge resonating kick drums as an intense monotone synth line kicking in your brain. Taking its cues from the classic Dutch hardstyle sound and pitching it down to EDM speed, it continues to maintain that power.
A classic Blasterjaxx lead line slams in during the break, at first teased by delicate synths before a monster synth rises from the depths of the track to hammer home that commanding, majestic melody. The inevitably intense build is dizzying, making the drop all the more potent when it hits back in with the force of a juggernaut. Built for big rooms, stadiums and arenas, it’s the sound of an act who have finely honed their craft for destructive dancefloor weapons.
Released today, it’s sure to be on thousands of New Year’s Eve parties and bring 2017 in with a resounding bang.
Blasterjaxx & Breathe Carolina – Soldier
Blasterjaxx and Breathe Carolina’s new track ‘Soldier‘ starts with a climax which leads to a short guitar riff before the subtle vocal breaks down. The mesmerizing vocals give the track a magical touch and enchant the crowd into the first drop. The second breakdown builds up fast and strong, almost bewitching and pumping up the crowd, preparing them for the big bang when the party will burst into euphoria. This is a big one! OUT NOW on Maxximize Records!
After launching their own record label in cooperation with Spinnin’ Records, chart topping duo Blasterjaxx is now proud to announce the fifth release on Maxximize Records.
A journey that started in 2013 with the release of ‘Loud And Proud‘, picked up by Tiësto and quickly released on his Musical Freedom imprint. After that, Blasterjaxx became a go-to name for high quality electro productions, leading to key tracks in the mainstage scene, including the Hardwell collab ‘Fifteen‘, the widely supported ‘Faith‘ and, recently, the DBSTF collab ‘Beautiful World‘ and the MOTi collab ‘Ghost In The Machine‘.
UMF Live Sets 2016
Live sets from Ultra’s Day 1 Best of all? Almost all of them are available for free download!
Ultra Main Stage:
Armin van Buuren: [via EDMTunes]