Monthly Top 10 / April 2019

It’s time to wrap up the best tunes released around April 2019, a lot of great unique releases on this edition. Listen and follow our “Monthly Top10” playlist on Spotify and stay up to date with the best of the best!

1. Tarmo – Dirty Money (Starmode)
This comment by Groove Cartel says it all: “Sometimes moving from the comfort zone is the right choice and Tarmo’s new single has done it right.

2. MOTi & Michael Ford – For The Love Of Money (Zerocoolrec.com)
Really cool electro remake of the classic funk tune by the O’jays.

3. Amir – Sin (Amslice)
We discovered Amir and his track Sin by an accident and what a happy surprise it was! Dope disco basslines with groovy vocals just the way we like.

4. Calmani & Grey – With Every Heartbeat (Kontor)
Great remake of a classic tune by Robyn, surely to rock your warm summer nights.

5. Jerome – Light (Kontor)
Jerome is one of our favourite producers. He always delivers quality club vibes and rockin beats. His latest release “Light” is a really nice combination of sweet vocals and dope electro drops.

6. Afrojack , Jewelz & Sparks & Emmalyn – Switch (Wall)
King Afrojack, Jewelz & Sparks and  is introducing us something new and fresh. Very nicely executed disco jam with proper bassline.

7. Anglez & Mozart Rick – Break (Maison sainte)
Really nice use of rap cuts and deeper beats creates a dope and unique vibe for your jammin’ house needs.

8. Sans Souci – My Neck My Back (Kontor)
Now how can you not like this smooth tropical cover version of the original rap banger by Khia.

9. Advance – Take Me To The Top (Michael Gray Remix) (D:vision)
Michael Gray is one of the pioneers that made us dig dance and house. His rework on the classic disco tune by Advance is a sure shot for the summer club nights.

10. Alisky – Panic Attack (Etenee)
Fresh heat from Finland – Alisky rocks his new tune that is refreshingly combining pop and deep house.

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Tarmo – Dirty Money

Tarmo presents his new release titled “Dirty Money” a track that combines elements from electronic outrun to rap & breaks creating a notorius electro vibe that’ll take you to the world of vice & greed, perfect for your darker electronic gaming – driving – dance soundtracks.

Featured by the respected media house Groove CartelSometimes moving from the comfort zone is the right choice and Tarmo’s new single has done it right.”

Spotify love from Filtr Finland on Fressi! and Dancefloor hits. Radio love on Tros FM – “we love these extravaganza sounds“.

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Introducing Tropical Colada

Summer is just around the corner so we thought I’d be appropriate to create a playlist for the incoming vacation mood.
Imagine a pool, a terrace, hot summer air, maybe a bit of fresh sea breeze, a cocktail, nice views and then hit play and just relax.

Featuring already established artists such as Sirens Of Lesbos, Alex Adair, Lucas Estrada, Mabel but also some new and exciting up and coming acts like Rasster, Paolo Pellegrino and Joan Alasta.

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Monthly Top 10 / February 2019

It’s time to wrap up the best tunes released around February 2019, a lot of great cover releases on this edition and also a lot of great music from our beloved home country Finland. Listen and follow our “Monthly Top10” playlist on Spotify and stay up to date with the best of the best!

1. Paolo Pellegrino – ’74 – ’75 (feat. Susan Tyler) (Subside records)
A happy surprise release by Paolo Pellegrino! A great dance cover of the classic tune ’74-’75 by The Connells. Takes your moods straight to vacation mode!

2. CLMD – Anything (feat. Madcon) (Trouble Music)
CLMD from the cold wintery Norway gives us hot tropical moombah reggeaton vibes with his new single “Anything”.

3. Steve Lade – Let You Go (Starmode)
Steve Lade from Finland presents his new tune “Let You Go”. Great choice for your tropical – deep house needs!

4. Mark F. Angelo – Sing (Ego / Hi Music)
Another cover on our list. “Sing” by Travis gets a new aproach by Mark F Angelo. Feel good vibes all over the tune.

5. Rasster – Higher (feat. Medi Kay) (Starmode)
Rasster is back once again for another tasty tune called “Higher” a track with soulful vocals and powerful dance beats.

6. Benjamin Ingrosso – All Night Long (Spotify)
This must be the month for cover releases! Hailing from the mighty Ingrosso music family, Benjamin gives his approach for the Lionel Richie classic “All Night Long”, great discowave  material over here!

7.  Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Era Istrefi – Selfish (Smash The House)
Borrowing the iconic synth riff of Toto – Africa…  the riff makes everything sound good, even Pitbull sampled the same riff on his track for the Aquaman soundtrack.

8. Yotto & SONIN – Nothing Like You (Anjunadeep)
Superstar dj / producer Yotto from Finland joins forces with his fellow Axtone signed countryman SONIN to create an epic journey through progressive house, vocoder synths and crunchy disco sounds.

9. Arensky & Feenixpawl – Blaze (Armada)
Arensky bringin back the Swedish House Mafia sound with Feenixpawl, dope stuff for the gym and club!

10. NIINA – Hypnotized (Soundhill)
Newcomer from Finland – NIINA surprises us with her fresh disco influenced tune “Hypnotized”, looking forward to hear some more material from this new talent!

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Steve Lade – Let You Go

release date: March 1, 2019
genres: dance, electronic, house, tropical

Steve Lade from Finland presents his new release titled “Let You Go” a track with beautiful vocals and dope beats perfect for your deep house – tropical house – chill vibes. Steve Lade has been producing music for a long time and had nice radio plays for his tunes by legends such as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Don Diablo. Steve even had his tune aired on a NHL game between Red Wings and Stars.

“Let You Go” gaining radio love from Russia with hot deep house export Astero and their Mastereo radio … Spotify love from Spotify FinlandFiltr Finland

Steve Lade’s previous releases “Reflection” and “You” was radio supported by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Don Diablo, Chicane and others. Peaked on Spotify Finland Viral Top 50 chart.

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Monthly TOP 10 / January 2019

Happy new year! It’s time to wrap up the best tunes released around January 2019. Listen and follow our “Monthly Top10” playlist on Spotify and stay up to date with the best of the best!

1. ALMA – When I Die (Warner / PME)
ALMA is one of the biggest music exports from our beloved home country Finland and we are so proud of her! Her new tune “When I Die” introduces us a nice “Larger than Life” attitude with the dope 90’s vibed rnb beats and vocals. Surely a tune to boost in your jeeps and clubs.

2. Panic! At The Disco – High Hopes (Don Diablo Remix) (Warner)
Sometimes the remix is just better than the original. “High Hopes” gets an honest classic dance treatment by the mega mogul Don Diablo. Epic synths and piano riffs spiced up with the wonderful vocal work of Panic! At The Disco creates the perfect combination of uplift and bass surely to spice up your mood!

3. Camelphat X Cristoph – Breathe (feat. Jem Cooke) (Pryda Presents)
Moving in for the more deep roots of electronic music Camelphat and Cristoph introduces “Breathe” a tune with vibrant vocals and arpeggio styled basslines sure to keep you in flow.

4. Khati – When I See Your Face (Starmode)
Khati presents his latest release titled “When I See Your Face” a track with fresh vocals and powerful house beats.

5. Calvin Harris & Rag’n’Bone Man – Giant (Sony)
Talk about crispy soulful vocals and piano chords combined with jammin’ house beats and horns!

6. Oliver Heldens & Lenno – This Groove (Heldeep / Spinnin’)
Oliver Heldens has been lucky to team up with the young sensation from Finland called Lenno. Classic Lenno basslines with dope vocal chops, perfect for your jam of any occasion.

7. Empire of the Sun – Chrysalis (Universal)
Empire of the Sun is back with a new 80’s vibed “happy” tune. Borrowing the chord riff of the classic 70s hit by George McCrae “Rock Your Baby“.

8. Loveday & PYNGU – Breathless (Like This)
We receive a lot of promos to our mailbox but this one stood out from the masses. Loveday is a teenage singer and producer from the Midlands and brings in the sweet electro-pop – 80s disco vibes that we love! Crafted with PYNGU “Breathless” delivers mystique vocals combined with the always hot electro bassline. These guys are surely ones to watch!

9. ARTY – Save Me Tonight (Armada)
ARTY is back with a sure shot titled “Save Me Tonight” a track that plays around with the ever green uplifting piano chords and vocals full with emotions. Great track when in need of energy for the dance floors or sports!

10. Sam Smith & Normani – Dancing With A Stranger (Universal)
Laidback grooves and smooth vocals, perfect for late night chill on the jacuzzi.

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Introducing Discowave

Have you ever lacked a playlist with dope disco beats combined with the glamorous 80’s vibe and catchy vocals? We have and that’s why we created “Discowave“, a playlist that combines the best sounds of synth- and retrowave with disco and pop creating the magical “80s touch” vibe you need for your sparkling moments. Featuring better known artists such as The Weeknd, The Midnight and Chromeo but also more up and coming talents such as Lenno, Megan Vice, Tarmo and Wolfclub.


 

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Rasster feat. Medi Kay – Higher

Release date: February 8, 2019
Genres: Dance, Pop, house

After success with the streaming hits “The Motion” and “Summer Stories” Rasster is back once again for another tasty tune called “Higher” a track with soulful vocals and powerful dance beats making it a perfect piece of dance music to begin your new year with. Premiered by Dj Orion on position #5 New Dance Music show on the national YLE X radio of Finland / added to rotation on Radio Marbella, Tros FM, italiadancemusic.com and others.

“Do you know that moment when you immediately say … “Yes, this is it …” Now I hear, without a doubt, a good song … This is such a moment. Good song people. We will certainly put these in our TROS FM playlist.”

Rasster’s previous releases have streamed all together over 2 million times on Spotify.
Rasster has released music on respected labels like Armada and Knightvision (Warner)
and gained support from dj heavyweights like Armin Van Buuren, Dash Berlin,
Nicky Romero and Don Diablo.

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Best of 2018 – dance / electronic

It’s time to wrap up 2018 and look back at some of the best releases we’ve seen during the year.
We’ve compiled a TOP 10 playlist for our favourite tunes which you can listen here.

1. Axwell – Nobody Else [Axtone Records]
It’s always special when the swedish superstar decides to release a solo release. This time Axwell takes us back to the good old times of house music. “Nobody Else” has the same magical Axwell vibe as “I Found You” which was (and still is) one of the biggest tunes that introduced the club house sound for the larger audience.

2. CLMD – Trouble [Trouble Music / Universal Music]
We’ve been fans of CLMD since the early days of their career listening to releases like “Black Eyes And Blue” and “Little Bit”. Afterwards the duo decided to split and it’s been fantastic to see that the guys still continued to make music on their own, Carl Louis with his own name and Martin Danielle as CLMD. “Trouble” is a confident dance – pop banger and is really making way for the new era of CLMD productions.

3. Galantis – Emoji [Atlantic]
Galantis has been putting out stadium filling big bangers for the most but their release titled “Emoji” is something different and that’s why it’s so damn good. “Emoji” has an unique timeless feel on it and is perfect for the incoming holiday chill vibes.

4. Rasster – The Motion [Starmode]
Rasster has been putting out plenty of records during the last years and he really made a difference with “The Motion” a state of the art dance track with catchy moombahton – rnb vibes.

5. The Midnight – America 2 [The Midnight Music]
The Midnight is riding in the forefront of the Synth – New Retro Wave scene and “America 2” is a perfect and timeless piece of music for any occasion where the touch of 80’s is needed.

6. Peking Duk – Wasted [Sony Music]
The Australian duo has been putting out decent tracks for quite some time now starting from club bangers to more pop oriented tunes. Disco stylized “Wasted” is filled with good vibes from the french house bassline to the uplifting vocals of their very own band member Adam.

7. Steve Angello – Are You [Size Records]
“Are You” is our favourite track from Steve Angello’s Human album released in 2018 via his very own Size Records imprint. The track perfectly presents the classic Angello style bassline with carefully selected vocal chops.

8. Tarmo – I Wan’t You [Starmode}
Compiling the 80’s retro vibes with modern dance sounds has been the thing for Tarmo’s latest releases and “I Wan’t You” has smoothly nailed the  “Outrun” vibe on up to date production.

9. Axwell ^Ingrosso – Dancing Alone [Astralwerks]
The 90’s eurodance sound has been turned into something new and fresh by the swedish maestros and that’s why we like it. We hope for more innovative tunes when the Swedish House Mafia returns with new shows and music during 2019.

10. Calvin Harris & Sam Smith – Promises (David Guetta Remix) [Sony Music]
We love the carefully crafted bassy arp sound that only lasts the first 30 seconds of the song but it’s enough to make it stand out from the masses.

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Rasster – The Motion (feat. Moz)

Label: Starmode
Distributor: The Orchard Sony Music
Publishing: Edition Starmode / Roba Music Publishing

About this release:
After success with the streaming hit “Summer Stories” Rasster and Moz joins forces once again for another tasty tune called “The Motion” a track with deep moombahton rhythms combined with the RnB flavoured vocals making it a perfect piece of dance music for the hot summer nights.

Spotify playlist performance:
– Spotify – Uuden Musiikin Lista (66K followers)
– Filtr Finland – Fressi (30K), Dancefloor Hits (52K followers)
– Filr Germany – Club Sounds (413K followers)
– Filtr Sweden – Deep House (861K followers)
– Filtr Switzerland – Hit The Floor (11,5K followers)

Youtube performance:
– EDM City (400K subscribers)
– Future’s Finest (69K subscribers)

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