In what promises to be the first of a cornucopia of new productions throughout the latter half of 2014, August heralds Paul van Dyk's long-awaited return to the singles realm. 'Come With Me (We Are One)' finds the electronic music overlord back in the studio with Turkish/Dutch wonderkind Ummet Ozcan. The outcome is a fiercely infectious & effective piece of floor-propelling electronic music.
Rank 1 have been in resurgent state of late, first redefining the term ‘epic’ with their 13 minute numeric odyssey ’13-11-11’, then wow-ing with the avant-garde sound-garden that was ‘Freudenrausch’. The press have been impressed (a Tune of the Month a-piece from dance publications DJ Mag & MIXMAG); the a-list DJ elite keener still, using the tracks to send rafters flying in all four corners of the globe.
Now the Dutch duo have done what some had given up hope that they’d ever do, delivering a new century, root-&-branch reworking of the track many see as their most recognisable hour…
Arnej was last seen around these VANDIT parts, well almost 12 months ago to today in fact. There he was riding studio-shotgun with PvD, squeezing no small amount of tech burn and toughened trance into last year's 'We Are One' anthem. FFWD a year and the Serbian-born/Canadian-based man-mountain returns, and with 'Ambrosia' delivers a new club-ramping high.
On both the singles & mix-comp front, Sied van Riel’s juice to produce has shown no signs of abating over the last six months. With the momentum flowing, he’s gotten together with US singer-songwriter Alicia Madison for a thoroughbred release that’s going to give summer one almighty lift!
Alongside the stellar Original Mix, ‘Gravity’s gravities are reinforced by a contingent of high-grade European remixes, with the likes of Sneijder, David Forbes & Bastian Salbart dropping trance-translations. Also on board are remakes from the other side of the pond, with house king Jose Nuñez & Chicago duo Stephano & Torio giving ‘Gravity’ yet more pull.