eleven.five's artistic journey reaches a new plateau with "Explanation", a visionary collaboration with new label recruit Meyce. A celestially inspired introduction features an extraordinarily beautiful lead theme. A gentle groove follows, and the lead chords begin to slowly crescendo soon thereafter. As the build approaches the main break, these chords reach a swirling, powerful climax. Just at the moment that the track feels like it will completely erupt, the groove is pulled back, allowing for the re-emergence of the poignant and hopeful lead theme, now backed by a gorgeous flute motif. The drop to follow allows the listener to finally achieve catharsis, as the chords and groove explode with energy and unbridled emotion.
Info: Cat#: SILKRL069 Beatport release date: September 15th, 2014 iTunes release date: September 29th, 2014 Genre: progressive house, trance Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Kyau & Albert, Paul Thomas, Ad Brown, Full Tilt, Above & Beyond, Gorm Sørensen, Tom Fall, Kenneth Thomas, Blake Jarrell, Raz Nitzan, Markus Schulz, Dash Berlin, Shawn Mitiska, Jaytech, Blood Groove & Kikis, Ruben de Ronde
Schodt has been one of the leading musicians on Silk since the label's inception, so we were especially thrilled to present his debut artist album ("Darkness | Light") on Silk Royal last year. One of our favorite tracks on the release was "The Difference In You", which we presented as a bonus track on the iTunes edition. Two internationally acclaimed veterans in our niche, Robert Nickson (a.k.a. RNX) and Blugazer, now offer their visionary interpretations.
A true legend in our industry, thanks to many classic works over the past decade prominently featured on "A State of Trance", Robert Nickson is a proud addition to the roster of our parent label. His remix jets out of the gate with a hypnotic arpeggio, adrenalin-fueled rhythm section, and stormy bassline. Of course, soon to follow is the exhilarating vocal stab sequence from the original mix, as well as a euphoric chord progression. In the main break, Robert adds a few brilliant touches: celestial pads and a heavenly new lead.
Blugazer, another tremendous talent who has dazzled trance & progressive audiences for a few years now, offers an inspiring rework of the original, replete with numerous melodic and vocal variations. A chunky groove and a few gorgeous vocal stabs punctuate the introduction, with the memorable main themes not far behind. Yet, the main break is undoubtedly the highlight of this one, as a gentle breakbeat lays the foundation for a breathtaking emotional climax. The combination of the new piano lead and vocal elements is deeply moving and truly unforgettable.
Info: Cat#: SILK087 Beatport release date: September 9th, 2014 iTunes release date: September 23rd, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Gorm Sorensen, Aeron Aether, Raz Nitzan, Jaytech, Shingo Nakamura, Kenneth Thomas, Wachterberg, Steve Anderson, Stendahl, Jerry Chiu, Fernando Ferreyra, Rose & Paul, Mike Koglin, Sonic Union, Onno van Kemenade, Vintage & Morelli
The mid-summer month of August is often reserved for scenic drives and revitalizing trips to the beach. We're thrilled to present "Summer Selections 01", featuring two cuts that perfectly complement these quintessential summer travel experiences. Both tracks on this EP offer warm, euphoric melodies and exhilarating grooves.
American talent Chomi (a.k.a. Alex Chomik) makes a tremendous debut on our imprint with "She Is", featuring the stunning vocals of Elly. The track centers on a jubilant lead theme and an infectious vocal stab sequence. Elly's vocal first takes hold of the listener at the quarter turn; yet, her lyrics really shine in the main break, where her mellifluous voice and poignant lyrics are supported by a delicate, yet beautiful piano motif. Chomi's layered chords contribute to a thunderous and ecstatic drop.
Swedish label veteran Johan Vilborg offers "Second Wind", one of the standout tracks on "Silk Royal Showcase 04", which arrived earlier this year. Now considered a global star of melodic progressive trance, Johan has consistently written peak-hour cuts that center on inspiring and unforgettable themes. His latest offering features a truly rapturous lead motif, which captures the radiant energy of summer, as well as Johan's own joy, having recently graduated from a prestigious audio engineering academy in his native Sweden.
Info: Cat#: SILKRL068 Beatport release date: September 1st, 2014 iTunes release date: September 15th, 2014 Genre: progressive house, trance Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Shawn Mitiska, Full Tilt, Blood Groove & Kikis, Markus Schulz, Kenneth Thomas, Blake Jarrell, Jaytech, Ruben de Ronde, Solarstone, Judge Jules, tyDi, Paul Thomas, Raz Nitzan, Aruna, Tjerk Coers, Mike Shiver
Dezza, one of the most talented and prolific artists on our imprint, presents a wonderful new two-track EP on our parent label. With numerous contributions to Silk Digital and Silk Royal since 2009, the Canadian producer-DJ continues to write inspiring, club-oriented compositions. Not surprisingly, he has received radio support from the industry elite for the better part of a decade.
The lead track on the EP, "Meekix", begins with an ethereal pad and several delicate melodies. At the quarter turn, we are met by a powerful and uplifting main theme, followed by a driving bassline. In the main break, the numerous melodic layers coalesce, and the subsequent drop is a thrilling climax.
The B-side cut, "Derry", also introduces a memorable lead motif in the early going: an ominous, yet exhilarating theme that crescendoes throughout the first half of the track. In the main break, the theme fully roars, with various layers reinforcing its intensity and emotional resonance.
Info: Cat#: SILK086 Beatport release date: August 26th, 2014 iTunes release date: September 9th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Ruben De Ronde, Shingo Nakamura, Markus Schulz, Shawn Mitiska, Blake Jarrell, Jaytech, Kyau & Albert, Kenneth Thomas, Blood Groove & Kikis, Solarstone, tyDi, Paul Thomas, LTN, Matt Fax, Steve Anderson, Wachterberg, Peter Illias
Silk Royal's fourth "retrospective" compilation, "Trance Treasures 04", features some of the most celebrated current talents in Trance & Progressive. Over the last 4 years, these predominately peak-hour cuts have been supported on radio by numerous celebrated international DJ's, including Armin van Buuren, Above and Beyond, and many more. From the euphoric, sun-kissed energy of "Warmest Day" to the deep, late-night tranquility of "Thousands of Sounds", there's a treasure in this compilation for all tastes.
Info: Cat#: SILKRLTT04 Beatport release date: August 18th, 2014 iTunes release date: August 18th, 2014 Genre: progressive house, trance Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
Silk Textures is thrilled to present "Silk Textures 02", mixed and compiled by Da Funk, the sensational Swiss producer and DJ. Da Funk not only has been an active musician for nearly two decades, but he is also the founder of the acclaimed Acryl Music label. It is our great honor to announce that Da Funk is now the leading ambassador of our imprint, having recently embraced the role of "Silk Textures" radio show host. A long-standing show on Proton Radio, "Silk Textures" recently reached #1 on the San Francisco-based, underground dance music station.
Da Funk's continuous mix includes 18 deep, groovy, and lush cuts: from Eelke Kleijn's classic remix of Bodytemp's "Kalm" to LTN's soulful rendering of Lian July feat. Eli's "Surrender". Three of the album tracks are previously unreleased. Specifically, Canadian veteran Simon Sheppard offers "No Looking Back", centering on an infectious vocal riff and vintage deep house bassline. First-time Ukrainian contributor Ivan Vega provides a smooth and evocative gem with "My Own Space". Russian duo Ri9or and Dennis Grek's haunting vocal anthem "You Say" is one of the standout tracks on the release.
This compilation offers Da Funk's fans a glimpse of his acclaimed DJ style: fluid, compositional, and soothing, yet powerfully emotive. Silk Music cordially invites you to kick back and relax to the sensual and soulful vibes of Da Funk, as well as numerous other core artists on Silk Textures.
Info: Cat#: SILKTXC02 Beatport release date: August 19th, 2014 iTunes release date: August 19th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
Feedback: Tripp Baronner, Fernando Ferreyra, Denis Laurent, Soarsweep, Claes Rosén, Vintage & Morelli, Daniel Davis, Aeron Aether, East Café, Wachterberg, Full Tilt, Matt Fax, LTN, Peter Illias, Jaytech, Kazusa, Federico Monachesi, Jerry Chiu
One of the most exciting moments for a label is the synergy created by the pairing of veteran musical talents. We are thrilled to present a two-track EP by Norwegian virtuoso Espen and Irish sensation Shane Robinson, both of whom have contributed mightily to Silk in recent years. The release kicks off with "In Motion", which centers on a cavernous groove and a variety of atmospheric pads. At the quarter turn, a recurring melodic motif enters the soundscape, which transports the listener into a deep reverie. The lush pad layers in the break only enhance the mood. The subsequent cut, "In Time", is also a moody, late-night affair, with a richly evocative soundscape. Hypnotic pads float above a subterranean groove, punctuated by nature-inspired samples; the result is a healthy dose of aural therapy.
Info: Cat#: SILK085 Beatport release date: August 12th, 2014 iTunes release date: August 26th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Blake Jarrell, Raz Nitzan, Ad Brown, Kenneth Thomas, Tjerk Coers, Shawn Mitiska, Jaytech, Gorm Sørensen, Shingo Nakamura, Dash Berlin, Tom Fall, Ruben De Ronde, Andy Moor, Steve Anderson, James Warren, Flash Brothers
Chris Sterio & Sean McClellan - Timewave Zero - Soundscapes Digital - 2014
Catalogue Number: SSDigi005 Release Date: August 11, 2014 Genre: progressive house, deep house, breaks Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes
Sean McClellan and Chris Sterio fuse the continents with this scientific slice of futuristic house music. They are assisted by audiogenic remixes from progressive maverick Hellpass, the king of the Segment Matt Black and that leftfield electronic timebomb Slighter. A progressive aggressive mix guaranteed to set a sonic assault on all it encounters.
Tracklist: 1. Chris Sterio & Sean McClellan - Timewave Zero (Original Mix) 2. Chris Sterio & Sean McClellan - Timewave Zero (Hellpass Remix) 3. Chris Sterio & Sean McClellan - Timewave Zero (Hellpass Dub) 4. Chris Sterio & Sean McClellan - Timewave Zero (Slighter Remix) 5. Chris Sterio & Sean McClellan - Timewave Zero (Matt Black Remix)
Feedback: Pandorum, Wolftek, Fernando Ferreyra, Ben Suffused, Davehart, Lee Pennington, Chris Walker, Tycoos, Tomas Haverlik, Steve McCreery, Samer Salhab, Shane Robinson, Michael & Levan, dPen, Larson, East Café
Blood Groove & Kikis' "Wonderland" artist album proved to be one of Silk's proudest releases to date. The Latvian duo demonstrated why they are being hailed as one of the leading acts in progressive at the moment, with stunning compositions that range from pensive and chilled to uplifting and euphoric. Our imprint is thrilled to present two brand new remixes by AWD and Gregory Esayan of "Afloat", one of our favorite cuts from the album. This particular track features the effortlessly lush vocals of Richard J Aarden.
Rising British talent AWD has experienced a breakthrough year, with radio support from the likes of Chicane and BT. For his second contribution to our imprint, he offers an adrenalin-fueled interpretation. The track jumps out of the gate with a layered bassline, soaring chord progression, and poignant piano arpeggio. Meanwhile, Richard J Aarden's sensitive and soothing voice echoes above. The vocalist is offered a full solo in the main break, where the heartfelt lyrics are especially moving. The drop to follow is flat-out explosive.
Russian veteran Gregory Esayan, a sensational progressive artist who has contributed to various Silk divisions in recent years, offers a more chilled mix. Acoustic guitar and percussion, coupled with Richard's wonderful vocal, are featured in the introduction of the song. At the quarter turn, a more up-tempo groove emerges, as well as a variety of ethereal vocal stabs. The main break is breathtaking, as Richard's titular vocal hook, "Keep it afloat", soars above a sun-soaked soundscape.
Info: Cat#: SILKRL067 Beatport release date: August 4th, 2014 iTunes release date: August 18th, 2014 Genre: progressive house, trance Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Gorm Sørensen, Judge Jules, Kenneth Thomas, Ruben de Ronde, Aeron Aether, Dash Berlin, Full Tilt, Raz Nitzan, Markus Schulz, Blake Jarrell, Shawn Mitiska, Dan Stone, tyDi, Jaytech, Ad Brown, Tjerk Coers, Shingo Nakamura
Silk Digital's latest offering looks back upon the extraordinary work of Shingo Nakamura, the internationally acclaimed Japanese producer and DJ. Undoubtedly a leading talent on our imprint for many years now, Shingo has contributed several artist albums and countless singles to Silk in the last seven years, many of which remain fan favorites from our back catalogue. His deep and exceedingly melodic brand of progressive house never fails to evoke a wide range of emotions in the listener, running the gamut from the melancholic tones of his classic remix of Soundprank's "Burner" to the pure euphoria of his most famous work, "Sapporo".
The standout cuts featured in this compilation include early works like "Alice In Wonderland" and "I'm With You", as well as the more recent, Above & Beyond-supported "Words Unspoken." These works also showcase Shingo's most notable signature: poignant, classical piano themes, which endure well beyond repeated listens. We're tremendously proud to have worked with Shingo for so many years now. We share our enthusiasm for his music with our beloved fans through "Shingo Nakamura 01".
Info: Cat#: SILKAC09 Beatport release date: July 29th, 2014 iTunes release date: August 12th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
eleven.five, the veteran American talent, continues to write inspiring and cinematic music, from deep house to trance. His latest single, "The Beginning", was recently featured on Silk Royal Showcase 04 and proved to be one of Tom Fall's favorites on his mix.
The track begins with a euphoric and equally hypnotic arpeggio line, soon followed by a suspenseful piano theme. At the quarter turn, a roaring, multi-layered bass line emerges, which contributes a tremendously powerful low-end force. In the breakdown, the piano and string themes are offered the full spotlight, while the poignant lead arps creep back into the mix. The climactic drop to follow offers a knockout blow.
Info: Cat#: SILKRL066 Beatport release date: July 21st, 2014 iTunes release date: August 4th, 2014 Genre: progressive house, trance Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
Tracklist & YouTube Preview: 01 eleven.five - The Beginning (Intro Mix) 02 eleven.five - The Beginning (Club Mix)
Feedback: Ruben de Ronde, Blake Jarrell, Shawn Mitiska, Jaytech, Markus Schulz, Gorm Sørensen, Kenneth Thomas, Ad Brown, Shingo Nakamura, Max Graham, Tjerk Coers, Blood Groove & Kikis
We're delighted to present a new EP by Sound Quelle on our parent label, the second to arrive on Silk Music this year by the phenomenally talented Russian veteran. An artist who is capable of writing textured and emotive music in numerous sub genres of electronic, Sound Quelle has chosen progressive as his medium of artistic expression this time around.
Already supported on Above & Beyond's "Group Therapy" radio show, "Piece of Cake" jets out of the gate with a stormy groove and an ominous soundscape. Specifically, a haunting vocal sample soars above a beautiful piano motif. In the second half of the track, a roaring drop gives the track a ferocious, club-oriented rhythm. The next track, "Dusk", is also an up-tempo affair, featuring an uplifting chord progression and vocal stab sequence. A memorable lead theme in the main break is processed with an innovative delay effect, and the inspired drop to follow is also suitable for the dancefloor. Rounding out the EP, "Marmalade" is a much deeper cut, centering on a funky bassline. A signature theme of the track is a pitched-down vocal sample, which gently punctuates the summer-flavored groove.
Info: Cat#: SILK084 Beatport release date: July 15th, 2014 iTunes release date: July 29th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Above & Beyond, Aeron Aether, Kenneth Thomas, Blake Jarrell, Tom Fall, Kyau & Albert, Markus Schulz, Shingo Nakamura, Blood Groove & Kikis, Raz Nitzan, Ruben De Ronde, Shawn Mitiska, Jaytech, Dash Berlin, Gorm Sorensen, Ad Brown, Nigel Good, Moonbeam, meHiLove, Steve Anderson, PHW, Aerosoul, Airdraw
Blood Groove & Kikis are in the midst of an unforgettable year. Their spring 2014 debut album, "Wonderland", is one of our proudest releases to date, and their exceptional work has now been embraced by fans of melodic dance music around the globe, as well as by a litany of acclaimed international DJ's.
The first single on our imprint to follow our recent Silk Royal Showcase 04 compilation release is "Falling" by Blood Groove & Kikis. A euphoric, repeating "teaser" chord crescendoes in the first quarter of the track, leading into the main break, where the listener is finally treated to the full sequence. In addition, ethereal vocal stabs spice up the melodic and sensual flavor of the track. The drop to follow, featuring the rapturous lead synth layers and vocal effects, soaring above a summer-flavored groove, is truly breathtaking.
LTN, an artist who has also gained universal acclaim for his prolific discography in recent years, offers a deeper, yet equally radiant interpretation. Centering on the stunning melodic motifs of the original, LTN's take offers a deep groove from the very beginning, as the synth lines slowly filter into the mix. In the main break and subsequent drop, the melodic themes are almost overwhelmingly lush and beautiful.
Info: Cat#: SILKRL065 Beatport release date: July 7th, 2014 iTunes release date: July 21st, 2014 Genre: progressive house, trance Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Paul Thomas, Raz Nitzan, Kenneth Thomas, Markus Schulz, Shawn Mitiska, Blake Jarrell, Jaytech, Aeron Aether, Ruben de Ronde, Tjerk Coers, Gorm Sørensen, Roger Shah, Solarstone, Ad Brown, LTN, Johan Vilborg, Shingo Nakamura
Responsible for numerous progressive contributions on our Silk Textures division, Canadian artist Biologik is not a newcomer to the Silk label family. On Silk Sofa, we are proud to present his brand new artist album, "Dreamcatcher", which is a collection of 12 downtempo and experimental tracks.
The album opener, "Winter", kicks off with a haunting, deep atmosphere, consisting of strong percussion elements and intermittent vocal stems. Later, an intriguing synth line brightens up the soundscape. "Velvet" starts out with smooth pad layers, and a combination of captivating melody lines and complex percussion structures brilliantly carries the song to its conclusion. In "Sublimate" we witness well-structured percussion lines, subtle arpeggio melodies, and light string layers in the background. A unique combination of prominent bassline notes and intriguing percussion elements is introduced in "Stars", which also includes a vast array of perfectly harmonized melodic elements. The fifth song is the just recently released "Rainfall", which includes a stunning combination of hard-hitting beat elements and lush, light melody layers. "Hibiscus" is another example of Biologik's great talent for crafting poignant atmospheres, this time with the addition of a notable bassline rhythm. A quite hypnotizing grooves established in "Free Your Heart"; the prominent hihats and underlying floating melodies unite remarkably well. "Feedback Loop" includes mesmerizing pad lines in the background, while a number of well-structured percussion elements provide an unmistakably memorable rhythm. In "Eclipse" we witness a haunting vocal stem, as well as a vast array of tranquil background melodies and subtle sound effects. A captivating soundscape is introduced in "Dreamless Sleep", beautifully accompanied by numerous refreshing percussion stems. "Building Snowmen" consists of a sweeping bassline synth, subtle piano melodies, a lush groove, as well as a truly captivating arpeggio theme line. The final track, "Breaking Mirrors", perfectly represents the album as a whole: intriguing melodies, well-structured and inspiring percussion lines, and hypnotic sound effects, all of which unite in a truly captivating context.
Album Tracklist: 01 Biologik - Winter 02 Biologik - Velvet 03 Biologik - Sublimate 04 Biologik - Stars 05 Biologik - Rainfall 06 Biologik - Hibiscus 07 Biologik - Free Your Heart 08 Biologik - Feedback Loop 09 Biologik - Eclipse 10 Biologik - Dreamless Sleep 11 Biologik - Building Snowmen 12 Biologik - Breaking Mirrors
Barzek & Jethimself, hailing from Australia and the USA, present a glorious two-track EP to our parent label. Part of a new generation of melodic progressive house artists, this exciting new duo has a special talent for melodic, soulful, and often romantic compositions.
The lead track on the EP is "Everest", which, all puns aside, is a rewarding journey through a beautiful progressive landscape. In addition to the euphoric lead chords, a string arrangement in the breakdown transports the listener to the spiritual oasis of the Himalayas. This cut is paired with "Genesis", which was already previewed on our recent Silk Royal Showcase 04 release. Evocative instrumentation, with a clear Asiatic influence, highlights this emotionally nourishing gem.
Info: Cat#: SILK083 Beatport release date: July 1st, 2014 iTunes release date: July 15th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Ruben De Ronde, Shawn Mitiska, Blake Jarrell, Jaytech, Markus Schulz, Kenneth Thomas, Tjerk Coers, Solarstone, Andy Moor, Ad Brown, Denis Laurent, Steve Anderson, Wachterberg
Silk Royal is thrilled to present Silk Remixed 04, the fourth installment of the annual series, featuring various veteran talents and rising stars in progressive. Kicking off the compilation is Nigel Good's jubilant remix of "Sumr" by Dezza & Shoreliners. Fresh off his debut artist album, which reached #1 overall on Beatport, Nigel treats us to a sparkling, complextro-influenced progressive gem, rife with feel-good vibes. Vintage & Morelli, one of the standout artists from Silk's Arrival division, offers a fresh, peak-hour take on "Night Time" by Sound Quelle. A bouncy house rhythm sits below a stormy and evocative lead, punctuated by a haunting vocal sample. The main break is a goosebumps-inducing aural experience, as the vocal motif and piano poignantly coalesce. Aeron Aether's "Synthanelia" still finds a home in our radio and live sets; Jayeson Andel, a breakthrough artist on our imprint, offers a full-on trance stormer with his new rendering, which has received early radio support from Arty. The memorable string themes of the original soar above an adrenalin-fueled, stadium-rocking groove. French talent Matt Fax, another leader of Arrival, offers a new interpretation of one of Silk Royal's early releases, Pconvolve's "Cosmology". As the title implies, celestially-inspired synths transport the listener to the far reaches of the galaxy; a progressive breaks interlude and explosive drop in the latter half of the track are true release highlights. David Broaders closes out the first half of the release with an awe-inspiring interpretation of "Starman" by Gregory Esayan. A thunderous groove resolves into a beautiful piano and string-themed breakdown; these poignant melodies are some of the most enduring from the compilation this year.
New label recruit Illuminor, a rising duo from Australia, add a bit more punch to eleven.five's classic "Pinnacle". A highly innovative groove, as well as new variations on the main piano motif from the original, stand out in this fantastic new version. Trusty label veteran Sundriver offers a driving take on Denis Laurent feat. Kaisa Martina's "All I Need". A vintage lead chord progression, with numerous euphoric synth layers and arpeggios, paves the way for Kaisa's romantic vocal in the breakdown. British sensation Ben Coda, who has contributed in the past to the Silk Remixed series, returns with a peak-hour rendering of Zack Roth's beloved "Tekkadon". A clubby groove crescendoes into the breakdown, where the newly added, trance-influenced lead shines, alongside the memorable original theme. Russian duo Soarsweep, fresh off an EP on parent label Silk Digital, offers another visionary remix; this time, they have accentuated the emotive themes of "Both", originally a collaboration between Blood Groove & Kikis and LTN. Closing out the EP, Harold-Alexis, one of the stars of our chillout division (Silk Sofa), offers a drum & bass rework of Seagrave's "Storm". With bleeding-edge sound design throughout, this emotive track will be appreciated by fans in search of visionary, outside-of-the-box EDM.
Info: Cat#: SILKRMX004 Beatport release date: June 23rd, 2014 iTunes release date: July 7th, 2014 Genre: progressive house, trance Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
Feedback: Ad Brown, Johan Vilborg, Shawn Mitiska, Kenneth Thomas, Jaytech, Ruben de Ronde, Markus Schulz, Blake Jarrell, Tjerk Coers, Gorm Sorensen, Dash Berlin, Mike Alexeev, Matt Fax, Pedro Del Mar, Raz Nitzan, Johan Nilsson, Shingo Nakamura, Judge Jules, Solarstone, Andy Moor
One of our favorites from 2013's "Arrival 01: Destination United Kingdom" release was "Sighted", by Polish phenom Kobana. Supported on Above & Beyond's "Group Therapy", it quickly became one of the most identifiable tracks from the compilation. We're thrilled to present two brand new remixes of Kobana's techno-influenced progressive gem by fellow veteran sensations G-Tek and MoodFreak.
Hailing from Panama, G-Tek is one of the original contributors to Silk Digital; it has been our great privilege to witness the range and evolution of his work over the last six years. He has chosen to give "Sighted" a deep, funky, and provocative vibe. A slowed-down, summer-flavored groove centers on the resonant bassline from the original version; meanwhile, a variety of erotic vocal stabs and delicate pads add melodic sustenance.
MoodFreak's take is a deep-progressive affair from the very start. A few familiar motifs from the original, in addition to a plethora of new side melodies and background effects, create an ominous aura. The energy continues to crescendo, suggesting that the suspect has been "sighted" and is now on the loose. The listener is rewarded by the evocative, often cinematic layers in MoodFreak's rendering.
Info: Cat#: SILK082 Beatport release date: June 17th, 2014 iTunes release date: July 1st, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Blake Jarrell, Shawn Mitiska, Jaytech, Aeron Aether, Kenneth Thomas, Dash Berlin, Angus Thomas Paterson, Gorm Sørensen, Ad Brown, Shingo Nakamura, Tjerk Coers, Probity, Ruben De Ronde, Mike Koglin, meHiLove, Full Tilt, Moonbeam, James Warren, August Rush, Denis Laurent, Claes Rosén, Peter Illias
Silk Music is thrilled to present Silk Royal Showcase 04, the fourth installment of the annual series, once again mixed by Jacob Henry and Tom Fall. The compilation is inspired by our weekly radio show of the same name, which is co-hosted by Jacob and Tom, as well as veteran label talents Ad Brown and Zack Roth. Reaching international listeners on Proton Radio, Digitally Imported, Pure.FM, Tenzi.FM, Dance Paradise, and other radio platforms, Silk Royal Showcase is quickly approaching its 250th episode (www.silkroyalshowcase.com) and now often ranks amongst the Top 100 Podcasts in the world on iTunes. Carefully selected to represent the sound of Silk Royal Showcase radio, the songs included in the compilation range from the more pensive and melancholic shades of progressive to the more club-oriented, peak-hour material we tend to play at the end of our radio show mixes and live sets. Many of the artists are seasoned veterans of the SRS compilation series; there are also numerous first-time contributors to this year's compilation, many of whom have asserted themselves as leading talents in trance & progressive in just the past year. Silk Royal is truly privileged to receive radio support from the industry elite, including: Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Myon & Shane 54, BT, Chicane, Kyau & Albert, Super8 & Tab, Max Graham, Solarstone, Boom Jinx, Jaytech, and Ruben de Ronde. We look forward to releasing intelligent and emotional dancefloor-oriented music for years to come.
Info: Cat#: SILKRLSHW04 Beatport & iTunes release date: June 9th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
Tracklist: Jacob Henry Mix (Part One) 01 Mango feat. Richard J Aarden - Pillow Fights (Blood Groove & Kikis Intro Mix) 02 Eastbound - Lust (Original Mix) 03 Gregory Esayan - Starman (David Broaders Remix) 04 Shawn Mitiska & Sedi - Double Tap (Original Mix) 05 Volant - The Return (Original Mix) 06 Mizar B & Heever - Lost World (Original Mix) 07 Thomas Hayes - Some Things Never Change (Original Mix) 08 Denis Laurent feat. Kaisa Martina - All I Need (Sundriver Remix) 09 Pconvolve - Cosmology (Matt Fax Remix) 10 Blood Groove & Kikis - Falling (Original Mix) 11 Vintage & Morelli - Tsukiakari Ame (Original Mix) 12 Aeron Aether - Synthanelia (Jayeson Andel Remix) 13 Gal Abutbul - Reflected (Original Mix) 14 Schodt - Life Is Infinite (Original Mix)
Tom Fall Mix (Part Two) 01 eleven.five - The Beginning (Intro Mix) 02 Blugazer - Ethereal Concepts (Original Mix) 03 Dezza & Shoreliners - Sumr (Nigel Good Remix) 04 AeroSoul - Strings Theory (Marsh Remix) 05 Barzek & Jethimself - Genesis (Original Mix) 06 Sound Quelle - Night Time (Vintage & Morelli Remix) 07 Vitodito - Tan Enamorados (Original Mix) 08 Johan Vilborg - Second Wind (Original Mix) 09 BXT - Moments (Terry Da Libra Remix) 10 Something Good - Firebird (Original Mix) 11 Justin Oh feat. Jennifer Yun - We Chase The Sun (Original Mix) 12 eleven.five - Pinnacle (Illuminor Remix) 13 Montends - Waiting For The Sun (Original Mix) 14 LTN - A Path To Nowhere (Jerome Isma-Ae Remix) 15 Sean Mackey - Only Foals (Original Mix) 16 Lukas Solcani - Close To You (Original Mix) (iTunes Bonus Track)
Credits: A&R: Jacob Henry, Max Flyant, Eliran Mukdasi, Gorm Sørensen Mastering: Aeron Aether Cover Design: Mike Alexeev Special Thanks: Tom Fall, Ad Brown, Zack Roth, Laurent Sadeg, Roman Morozov, Jason Wohlstadter, & Tripp van Baronner
Veteran Russian duo Soarsweep returns to Silk Digital with a lustrous 2-track progressive EP. Never failing to weave patient grooves and intricate melodies through their compositions, Soarsweep does not disappoint with their latest contribution to our parent label, which kicks off with the intriguing "Mirror Ethnicity". An evocative soundscape transports the listener into a subterranean sonic wonderland, backed by sensual pads and the distant echoes of a variety of outer-worldly samples. The subsequent cut, "End Of Silence", is an elaborately melodic and romantic affair, centering on a bell-tinged lead synth and various other delicate and exceedingly emotive motifs.
Info: Cat#: SILK081 Beatport release date: June 3rd, 2014 iTunes release date: June 17th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Blake Jarrell, Shawn Mitiska, Aeron Aether, Markus Schulz, Shingo Nakamura, Tjerk Coers, Pedro Del Mar, Ad Brown, Jaytech, Jacob Henry, Raz Nitzan, Solarstone, Johan Nilsson, Kenneth Thomas, Mike Alexeev, meHiLove, Full Tilt, Denis Laurent, Wachterberg
Irish artist Shane Robinson has been an extraordinary contributor to our deep-progressive division, Silk Textures, for several years now. With a special talent for patient grooves and subtle, yet exceedingly emotive melodies, Shane has proven that he is one of the leading lights of the genre. Our latest artist compilation showcases eleven standout gems by Shane, including wonderful remixes of tracks by fellow label fixtures Biologik, Espen, Yuriy Mikhailov, and Airdraw.
Info: Cat#: SILKAC08 Beatport & iTunes release date: May 27th, 2014 Genre: progressive house, deep house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
In anticipation of the release of their two-part Silk Royal Showcase 04 compilation, Jacob Henry and Tom Fall are proud to present "Royal Selections", a sampler of standout tunes from the album. The four tracks chosen here represent the range of progressive sounds on Silk Royal Showcase 04, as well as the weekly label radio show from which it derives its name.
Kicking off the sampler is a stunning new remix by Blood Groove & Kikis, which was selected as the intro track on Jacob Henry's mix. Already a standout single on parent label Silk Digital, "Pillow Fights" has been remixed for the second time by the now globally recognized Latvian duo, whose "Wonderland" artist album recently catapulted them into the global Trance & Progressive limelight. The song features an extended, world-music-inspired introduction, centering on live congo drums, sweeping strings, and a gorgeous piano motif. In the latter half of the track, a euphoric progressive house groove offers a proper dancefloor swing, while Richard J Aarden's hauntingly beautiful vocal soars above.
Serbian duo Eastbound make their debut appearance on our imprint with "Lust", a stormy, yet emotive progressive gem. An evocative soundscape envelops the listener from the very beginning, while an electro-tinged bassline cuts through the low end. In the main break, we are met by a gorgeous piano solo, as well as a rapturous, trance-influenced new lead. The drop to follow offers a powerful catharsis to the listener.
With great joy, we welcome back Something Good, one of the first acts to sign with Silk Royal (back in 2009). Since that date, they have become top-charting artists, as well as well known DJ's in the club scene of their native Finland (and beyond). Their latest contribution, "Firebird", is a pull-no-punches club stormer, centering on a "fiery", layered lead and muscular rhythm section. Just as the song reaches its climax at the end of the initial build up, it pulls back to reveal a more sensitive side in the main break, highlighted by a gorgeous piano instrumental. The drop to follow is ferocious.
Finally, another new addition to our label, Russian act Montends, delivers the exhilarating "Waiting For The Sun". The track kicks off with an adrenalin-fueled trance bassline, heralded by the titular vocal hook. Following a captivating piano and string solo, a climactic trance lead appears in the main break, propelling the listener back out to the dancefloor.
Info: Cat#: SILKRLSHW04RS Beatport release date: May 26th, 2014 Genre: progressive house, trance Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Ruben de Ronde, Blood Groove & Kikis, Shingo Nakamura, Kenneth Thomas, Blake Jarrell, Pedro Del Mar, Shawn Mitiska, Eastbound, Gorm Sørensen, Tjerk Coers, Ad Brown, Jaytech, Raz Nitzan, Johan Nilsson
Although Silk Music has featured numerous trance, breakbeat, chillout, and deep house tracks over the past five years, we have released more tracks in the progressive house niche than any other sub-genre of electronic music. With great enthusiasm, we present Progressive House Essentials 03, the third installment of the compilation series. The fifteen tracks presented here, featuring some of the leading international talents in EDM, are some of our proudest examples of the genre.
Info: Cat#: SILKPHE03 Beatport release date: May 20th, 2014 iTunes release date: May 20th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
Soundscapes Digital is back with a top class collaboration between Slighter aka Colin C and Chris Sterio. Featured on the excellent Slighter album "Science Of Noise", "An End To The Beginning" is a futuristic piece of electronica with some superb complimentary remixes.
From Visitor Seven's futuristic Techno, to Jairus Miller's energetic distopian Progressive, the end is defiantly nigh. MO7S and Wolftek keep things even stranger, while Slighter's own Abstrakted rerub brings out the ambient soundscape to the forefront. A stellar pack of genre-bending tracks!
Tracklist: 1. Slighter & Chris Sterio - An End To The Beginning (Abstrakted Mix) 2. Slighter & Chris Sterio - An End To The Beginning (Visitor Seven Remix) 3. Slighter & Chris Sterio - An End To The Beginning (MO7S Remix) 4. Slighter & Chris Sterio - An End To The Beginning (Wolftek Remix) 5. Slighter & Chris Sterio - An End To The Beginning (Jairus Miller Remix)
Feedback: Michael & Levan, Davehart, Kobana, Matt Black, Fernando Ferreyra, Ben Suffused, Sean McClellan, PHW, James Warren, Daniel Davis, Yuriy From Russia, dPen, Kenneth Thomas, Tomas Haverlik, East Café, Max Graham, Jaytech, Johan Nilsson, Chad McNeely, Yrelav, Marc Pole, Samotarev, Tim Benjamin, DJ Jota, Saidin, DJ Willi P
Our latest release features Korean sensation Justin Oh, who just completed a North American tour, as well as several global Ultra Music Festival events. Needless to say, he has experienced a dramatic rise this past year, now being recognized as one of the leading new talents in Trance & Progressive. We're thrilled to share his latest single, "We Chase The Sun", featuring the stunning vocals of Jennifer Yun. On remix detail, we have recruited buzzworthy Canadian talent Jayeson Andel for his second Silk Royal remix of 2014.
The original mix is the welcome follow up to Justin's hit single "Always Running". Like its predecessor in the narrative, "We Chase The Sun" features heavenly vocal parts and Justin's signature neon-bright synths overtop inspired, peak-hour grooves. Meanwhile, Jennifer sings the key lyrical motif "it's a good day, today" with heartfelt gratitude, and her joy and appreciation for life is matched by Justin's exuberant instrumental.
Jayeson Andel is unquestionably an artist to watch in 2014, with numerous projects in development that showcase his extremely versatile range as a composer. This particular offering highlights Jayeson's specific talent for tasteful, big-room trance. A massive, layered saw lead blends emotively with Jennifer's soaring vocals and Justin's lush melodies. The drop that emerges at the start of the song's second half is unabashedly stadium-rocking.
Info: Cat#: SILKRL064 Beatport release date: May 12th, 2014 iTunes release date: May 26th, 2014 Genre: progressive house, trance Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Kyau & Albert, Johnny Norberg, Ruben de Ronde, Kenneth Thomas, Shawn Mitiska, Tom Fall, Blake Jarrell, Ad Brown, Marcus Schössow, Pedro Del Mar, Tjerk Coers, Dash Berlin
The "Wonderland" artist album by sensational Latvian duo Blood Groove & Kikis proved to be a tremendous highlight in our parent label's 6-year history. The album broke through the Top 50 on the iTunes Dance chart and the Top 20 on Beatport (all genres). In addition, the album was kindly supported on radio by Above & Beyond, Kyau & Albert, and other leading global DJs. We are thrilled to present three new remixes of one of the standout album tracks, "Both", a collaboration with Indonesian phenom LTN. These three remixes were chosen as the winners of our latest remix contest, amongst over 100 wonderful submissions.
Russian newcomer Piramex, the grand prize winner of our remix contest, makes an exceedingly impressive debut with his peak-hour interpretation. Muscular beats and a rolling bassline give the track a stormy energy from the very beginning. Many of the original themes are enhanced in this new version, including the lead chords and poignant piano motif.
Ukrainian veteran meHiLove (a.k.a. Yuriy Mikhailov) follows with a glorious deep-progressive take. The arrangement is similar to the original; yet, meHiLove's remix feels fresh, given the exhilarating and funky deep house groove he contributes. To spice up the flavor a bit more, he has added a variety of soulful vocal samples.
Finally, Russian artist Katrin Souza rounds out the package with a deliciously deep and melodically unique rendering. Katrin chose to rework the original themes completely; all of the lead elements, as well as the background pads and side melodies, are new and quite lush, with only a hint of the great original theme in the main break.
Info: Cat#: SILK080 Beatport release date: May 6th, 2014 iTunes release date: May 20th, 2014 Genre: progressive house Format: digital Stores: Beatport, iTunes, JunoDownload
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Feedback: Kenneth Thomas, Max Graham, Shawn Mitiska, Above & Beyond, Blake Jarrell, Markus Schulz, Aeron Aether, Ad Brown, Tom Fall, Tjerk Coers