Monday, October 25, 2010

Progressive House Mega Post

I've been mia for the past couple of days, and as a result of that, you guys haven't gotten the fill of Bright & Shiny tunes that you deserve. So, today you're in for a bit of a treat. This is one of those rare  moments that legends are born from: that's right, we're doing a Mega Post. This edition of the Mega Post will be entirely dedicated to the spacious and huge sound of Progressive House. 

The definition of 'progressive house' might be a little foggy for some of you guys, so I'll go ahead and give a brief overview. Whether or not you know it, a lot of your favorite stuff probably falls under the progressive house umbrella; for example, Deadmau5 and Kaskade are both champions of it. The biggest components of any prog-house song are long, layered build ups and titanic, synth-heavy chord progressions. Because these elements form a distinct and airy sound, they get thrown into all sorts of electronic music. For example, on Porter Robinson's single Say My Name, the elating prog-house chord section gets utilized as a thematic balance to the generally heavier nature of the song. Or on Afrojack's Take Over Control, where the progressive chords combined with the vocals elevate the track to an entirely new echelon of badass dutch madness. Anyway, I think you get the picture; onto the music.

Since I mentioned Kaskade earlier, I'll go ahead and start off with him. He's been one of the biggest and most talented producers within the sub-genre of progressive house for a while now, and he recently dropped a new album, . While some of the songs are preeeetty old (Dada Life remix of Dynasty), the album overall is solid, and there are a couple real gems on it. Here are two of my favorites. (grab the album as a continuos mix here off of Beatport)
Kaskade & Adam K - Raining ( edit)

Kings of Tommorow feat. Julie Mcknight/Kaskade - Finally (Kaskade Mix)

Classic Kaskade
Kaskade - 4AM (Adam K & Soha Mix)

Deadmau5 & Kaskade - I Remember 

Here's a dope video that came out today of this year's Electric Zoo. The video is set to I Remember. Electric Zoo was really awesome and I love the event organizers for making stuff like this video. If you haven't already, be sure to check out our review of it in our reviews section.

Kaskade Mashup
Kaskade vs Afrojack & David Guetta - Louder Than Empty Streets (Digital LAB Mash Up)

I had the tremendous pleasure of seeing John Dahlback on Ibiza this summer at one of the legendary Defected In The House nights, and he was an absolute monster. One of the foremost names within progressive house, Dahlback lives up to his legend on his newest release, Olympia. This highly Bright & Shiny™ jam builds over almost 6 minutes into a fully incredible, big-room anthem.
John Dahlback - Olympia (Original Mix)

Facebook isn't usually my go to source for all of the Bright & Shiny™ goodness that I bring you guys, but I stumbled over this one courtesy of my man Doddie on archlax's wall. Good to see that L '10 is keeping shit ravey.
Mischa Daniels feat. J-Son - Where You Wanna Go (Extended Mix)

Avicii is a straight up force when it comes to Progressive House. He's responsible for one of the illest prog-house tracks of all time, Bromance (below), and he taps into that magic on this remix.
Rhythm Masters, MYNC - I Feel Love feat. Wynter Gordon (Avicii's Forgotten Remix)

Tim Berg - Bromance (Avicii's Arena Mix)

Tim Berg - Seek Bromance (Samuele Sartini Extended Mix)

Moguai, currently signed to mau5trap records (deadmau5's label), churns out some of the most meticulously produced, quality progressive house out there right now. His newest single, 8001, is sitting pretty at #36 on Beatport's top 100 charts right now. 
Moguai - 8001 (Original Mix)

Some gorgeous remixes here by Laidback Luke and Angger Dimas.
Alex Armes - No Reasons [Christian Vila & Jordi Sanchez Mix (Laidback Luke Edit)]

Alex Armes - No Reasons (Angger Dimas Remix)

Last but not least, a progressive house take on Landon Hockey's official theme song, Vamos A La Playa...
Miranda - Vamos A La Playa (Movetown Remix)

ps.. this comes out tommorow, go buy it if you know what's good for you


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