Video: “Panta Rhei” by Armin Van Buuren & Mark Sixma


Armin van Buuren continues his fired up start into 2015 with another gigantic tune: ‘Panta Rhei’. As Plato once said, “you cannot step into the same stream twice”, and that is the ancient concept of ‘Panta Rhei’.

Like music, like careers, like party culture — you cannot go to the same Armin show twice! With a sound that is ever-evolving, this latest track marks yet another new turn for the accomplished performer. To bring out the needed intensity in this song, Armin enlisted the help of collaborator Mark Sixma, the rising production talent who’s consistently topped the Beatport charts and graced ASOT time and again.

Release Date: March 24th, 2015

Album: “2.0” by Big Data

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Two days ago Big Data finally released their much anticipated debut album, 2.0. This is their first release since 1.6, an EP that solely features remixes of their infamous single featuring Joywave, “Dangerous”. Unified by their distrust of technology the inditronic band intend to use their music to analyze how the dependence on the internet is reshaping the human experience. Their aim is clear in songs like “Automatic” and “The Glow”.

With each song on 2.0, I set out to explore a specific issue or moment in technology, and lyrically they are often voiced from the perspective of the ‘bad guy’ in the narrative,” Big Data’s Alan Wilkis told Wired. “I had the immense privilege of collaborating with a host of incredible vocalists on 2.0, and at the end of the day I just hope these songs make you smile, dance, and think a bit.

The album features collaborations with Weezer’s River Cuomo, Dragonette, Bear’s Hands, White Sea, Kimbra, and Twin Shadow (who just dropped Eclipse).

Released: March 23, 2015

“Paradigm (Amtrac’s Temptation Mix)” by CamelPhat ft. A*M*E

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Amtrac is the newest member of the Axtone family and has released his brand new mix of CamelPhat and A*M*E’s “Paradigm.” Receiving praise from artists like Kaskade, Axwell, and other notable acts are one of the many reasons that explain this up-and-coming producer’s success. Amtrac is one of the few producers who are able to make simple beats into an immersive experience for the listener.

“Gud Vibrations” by NGHTMRE & Slander

 

Young trap lords NGHTMRE & Slander have teamed up to bring the world “Gud Vibrations,” an 808-driven banger that breathes new life into the legendary Marky Mark tune of the same name. The magic of this record is that it seamlessly combines the instant catchiness of the original song with the dance-ability of modern bass music. I also love the stark differences between the two drops; the first is a beautiful, melodic future bass journey, while the second is just straight turn-up music. Enjoy this one and grab the download for free 99.

“Want It” by AYO ALEX feat. Juicy J

AYO Alex & Juicy J, you read that right. While Juicy J certainly doesn’t have any fancy lyricism or impressive flow laid on this track, his ad-libs sure do sound hella nice on the heavy “G House” bassline. A mixture of Tech House, Deep House, and hip-hop heavyweight Juicy J; Peter Alexander Quintana, better known as AYO ALEX has outdone himself here. The 23 year-old producer is sure to have a big year ahead of him if he already has a connection with the rap giant.

Check out AYO ALEX’s SoundCloud for a better taste of this man’s impressive variety and ingenuity in his tracks, some of which I threw below for ya.
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“Skin” by Max Vangeli & Flatdisk

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Just in time for Miami Music Week, Max Vangeli & Flatdisk have come up with a high energy track. After one initial listen, you’ll feel the aggressive vibes that the track lays down. After this rapid-fire aggression, the track reverts back to its disco-inspired breakdown. The track is being released through Sosumi, the world’s only free record label.

“Cool (Sweater Beats Remix)” by Alesso ft. Roy English

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Alesso’s brand new single “Cool” featuring Roy English gets a more mellow, chill-step remix treatment. Hailing from NY, Sweater Beats has been climbing the ranks and getting more and more recognition from fellow producers. This official release by Def Jam and team Alesso is definitely one of many.

Sweater Beats approaches the remix with more of a live-sounding approach. With trumpet leads and more organic sounding percussions, the entire remix sounds like a performance. This refreshing vibe is what gives this mix that “wow” factor.