2/18/2015

Budapest Calling pres. Claptone @ Trafiq: 5 essential tracks


Following the high flying birthday party of David K in January, the Budapest Calling crew strikes again with its monthly installment - a spring starter Aquarius carnival - that is promising to be epic.

The headliner of the Thursday evening will be the mysterious Claptone, while Moon will warm up the dancefloor in Trafiq and Blatti will help you to squeeze your last energies in the hours of dawn. As it is becoming usual this year, Budapest Bonkers will help you to get ready for the event by selecting five tracks that will be surely played. Here's the Claptone selection!

CLAPTONE FEAT. JAW - NO EYES
The first selection for this night is way too easy: arguably the biggest production of Claptone to date, selected as Essential New Tune on Pete Tong's radio show and simply being everywhere in 2012, "No Eyes" will be considered as a classic deep house tune with years to come.

CLAPTONE - WRONG
With the second pick I'm going to post my all time favorite Claptone track which is apparently comes from the flip side of "No Eyes" and in fact, is exactly the opposite of its title. Huge, huge deep house action with lots of instruments, if you haven't heard it so far, I bet you will love this one!

PURPLE DISCO MACHINE - NO LIPS
You can never go wrong with a Purple Disco Machine track and the same applies to the releases on Kittball Records too. Let's combine then and you will get the newly release "No Lips" which is featured in almost every Claptone mix lately so you better expect it on Thursday!


ADANA TWINS FEAT. HUMAN LIFE - BLEEDING
Starting from the really early days in 2011, Shur-I-kan's Exploited Records is the home of Claptone so it's not a coincidence that he plays lots of stuff from his imprint. The next Adana Twins tune is no exception either, it will be released next Monday but I'm sure that we will be able to enjoy it on Thursday at Trafiq too!


METRONOMY - I'M AQUARIUS (CLAPTONE REMIX)
And let's save the best for the end: this night will be a carnival for Aquarius people who may already have or will have birthday celebrations in the near future and Claptone was kind enough to think about them and orchestrated this magnificient remix of Metronomy. Party on everyone!


PARTY INFO:

Venue: Trafiq (1051 Budapest, Hercegprímás u. 18.)

Lineup:
CLAPTONE
Moon
Blatti

Entry:
3500 HUF

Facebook event: CLICK

2/05/2015

MADNESS presents Dannic @ Club Play: 5 essential tracks


EDM lovers of Budapest will be quite satisfied this Saturday as the renowned MADNESS party series brings yet another Dutch superstar to the city. Currently ranked as #30 DJ on the planet and being one of the most well-known artists of Hardwell's Revealed Recordings, Daan Romers aka Dannic will surely bring a high octane EDM set to the dancefloor of Club Play and as usual, BPB won't miss out on the action.

Here are five tracks that you should check out (if you haven't done so far) before you head out to play.

BYNON & DOMENO FEAT. ALICE BERG - GOLDEN HEARTS (DANNIC RE-EDIT)
One of Daan's favorites over the last two months and what a coincidence: it was released this Monday. This one will be played for sure!


DANNIC & SHERMANOLOGY - WAIT FOR YOU
Dannic teamed up with the Shermanology crew late 2014 to produce an epic party bomb like "Wait for You". Either the original or the Jewelz & Scott Sparks remix, you just cannot go wrong.



MAKO - BEAM (DANNIC REMIX)
This was a huge success in its time and it always works in big rooms. Expect it!



MYDO - PUSH
Revealed Recordings offering a wide selection of brand new talent and based on his latest sets, Dannic seemingly cannot resist to play "Push" by the young Swede, Mydo.



ZOMBIE NATION - KERNKRAFT 400 (W&W BOOTLEG)
And let's leave a classic with a new design to the end: this brand new W&W bootleg can cause a serious havoc on the dancefloor!

PARTY INFO:

Venue: Club Play (1113 Budapest, Daróczi út 2.)

Lineup:
DANNIC
LaCora
Rusty
Jauri

Entry:
1500 HUF for ladies
2500 HUF for gents


LOOP! Birthday with Oliver $ @ Grand: 5 essential tracks


LOOP! Events were responsible for many memorable nights in Budapest and this Saturday (7th February), it's time for them to celebrate again. The simple occassion is a birthday and the invited superstar is none other than Berlin-based beatmaker and last year's Ibiza favorite Oliver $.

Further to taking the house scene by a storm with "Pushing" (alongside Jimi Jules), Oliver established himself a home at Defected Records, took numerous gigs in Ibiza last summer and lashed out some stunning remixes throughout the autumn club season

The party will take place at Grand, the brand new club situated in Óbuda.

Let's scroll through 5 handpicked tracks that will surely define the night.

OLIVER $ & BrEaCh - WATCH ME WORK
Oliver's latest joint just got a release on the 10th anniversary compilation of Dirtybird. Produced along with Ben Westbeech aka BrEaCh, we got some pure house music right over here.



ROMANTHONY - LET ME SHOW YOU LOVE (OLIVER $ REMIX)
Even though this is not the newest work of Oliver, he still manages to play it nearly every time. So does the original, this is timeless as well and will surely work on dancefloors for many years to come.



HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR - DO YOU FEEL THE SAME (OLIVER $ REMIX)
Oliver's latest remix offering arrived in December and quickly found its way to the top jocks' playlists as well so it's a safe bet to say that this will spin on Saturday night.



ED ED - I GOT (SOMETHING YOU NEED) (OLIVER $ REMIX)
From Berlin, from Defected Records: Ed Ed and Oliver $ makes a really cool team, you better expect this one.



OLIVER $ & JIMI JULES - PUSHING ON
What else could you think of as the last track of this preview? It's an obvious choice, expect to hear it in different versions!


PARTY INFO:

Venue: GRAND (1036 Budapest, Bécsi út 38-44.)

Lineup:
OLIVER $
Lotfi Begi
Chris-M
Vinster

Entry:
Ladies: free
Gents: 2000 HUF

2/04/2015

New names announced for Balaton Sound 2015


12 new names have been announced for this year's Balaton Sound festival on Tuesday. Along with the already announced 15, this year's festival quite shaping up to be a legendary one. It's nice to see that Hungary's mainstream electronic music festival is stepping up in the premier league and gathering names that are listed as top tier performers. 

The newly announced artists included some serious superstars, up-and-coming talent and a huge flock of artists from the Spinning Records stable. So, let's take a look at them and what they do when they get to the stage!

TIESTO

DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE

AXWELL & INGROSSO

OLIVER HELDENS

LOCO DICE

UMMET OZCAN

DON DIABLO

FIREBEATZ


ALSO PERFORMING ON BALATON SOUND 2015
FLIGHT FACILITIES
BRODINSKI
MOTi
EVA SHAW

1/22/2015

Luca Lush - Promise


The New York-based Luca Lush already proved himself as a talented producer on the bassier side of electronic dance music. This time he decided to treat us with a stunning future house/deep house genre melting free track, titled "Promise". Being both banging and mellow this one will be a perfect transition track if you want to spice up your sets with something really unique.

No wonder, I'll play this a lot and hopefully you will as well, since it is a free download. Grab it and show some love to the artist!


LUCA LUSH - PROMISE

1/21/2015

Budapest Calling pres. David K Birthday Party: 5 essential tracks


This brand new segment will showcase five essential tracks that you need to know before heading out to a party. The first selection features the next Budapest Calling night which promises to be a memorable one: not only David K celebrating his birthday in our hometown but he also invited his friends, Tom B and Compact Grey to join him in the festivities! This is going to be one hell of a b3b set I think!

So, let's kick off the warmup with these stunning deep house gems.

TIESTO FEAT. DBX - LIGHT YEARS AWAY (DAVID K REMIX)
Yes, you've read it right: David recently remixed the one and only Tiesto and the result is excellent! I think it perfectly illustrates the talent of David to stick with his trademark sound while remixing a track from a totally different genre. Though I'm not sure whether he will play this remix on Friday, I bet you would like to check it out!

TOM B - FRIEDENSTRASSE
Tom's latest release on the "soon-to-be-really-huge" German imprint Dusted Decks is a superb club tool which is also complimented by a Teenage Mutants remix. Just play any of the two and you will get a sweet taste of why German deep house is considered to be the best around the world right now!


VIJAY & SOFIA ZLATKO - LE JARDIN (COMPACT GREY & JULIAN WASSERMANN REMIX)
Mirko aka Compact Grey will definately bring his pumping sound to the house on Friday and I think this brand new remix won't be missing either! No warmup material here, just pure peaktime madness!


INDIGO THEORY - NEVER & ALWAYS
Let's not forget about Indigo Theory! The Hungarian formation won the Budapest Calling DJ Contest last December and is now responsible for the tasty warmup of this Friday's party - and this pearl won't be missing from their set, I'm sure!


DAVID K - MEET YOU (THOMAS LIZZARA REMIX)
Let's say that this is the "unofficial" Budapest Calling anthem...yes, you want to take another listen, it's gorgeous!


PARTY INFO:
Budapest Calling presents David K Birthday Party

Venue: Trafiq (1051 Budapest, Hercegpírmás u. 18.)

Lineup:
David K
Tom B
Compact Grey
Indigo Theory

Entry:
1500 HUF (for ladies)
2500 HUF (for gents)

Budapest Bonkers Top 100 of 2014: 10-1


Hi everyone! For the second time after 2013, the countdown of the best tunes of the year was up and running. Though I am heavily late, it is time to wrap up the best tracks from last year!

It has been an outstanding year, we saw new genres rise such as deep house and future house, we saw new superstars born such as Oliver Heldens, Tchami or Kygo and we have enjoyed tons of great music all year long. Let's rerun the best tracks from 2014 on this heavily biased list!

10. PHARRELL WILLIAMS X DAFT PUNK - GUST OF WIND (URBAN CONTACT & FARLEON REMIX)
First, I thought that this is going to be the "Get Lucky" of 2014, however it is way better while the duo of Urban Contact and Farleon managed to take it to even higher levels by adding a serious bassline and some super funky elements.



09. SIGMA FEAT. PALOMA FAITH - CHANGING (MAJESTIC REMIX)
Sigma became true superstars in 2014, though it is Majestic's own majestic touch that turned the drum & bass original into an epic nudisco floorfiller.



08. ZHU - FADED
We saw the birth of a new superstar with this track.



07. HIGHER SELF FEAT. LAUREN MASON - GHOST
Future house was one of the most popular new genre definition with Higher Self being one of the best at it. Well deserved top 10 finish!


06. KANT VS. MK - EY YO
I saw so many dancefloors just exploding to this track. KANT is also one of the strong candidates for the producer of the year title.



05. HOT NATURED - BENEDICTION (LXURY REMIX)
I could not imagine that there will be any better versions than the epic original. Luckily, Lxury could imagine. The result speaks for itself.



04. MOTEZ - PROMISE ME (ALEX BRANDT RE-EDIT)
The original would purely made the top 10 but Alex Brandt's saxy sounds rocketed this one to so many of my summer sets.



03. DUSKY - YOOHOO
If it wasn't released in November this could be even higher! Stunning production, I can't resist to play it in nearly every set!



02. BLONDE FEAT. MELISSA STEEL - I LOVED YOU
This is totally personal but you must know that feeling when you hear a track for the first time and you think "WHAT IS THIS? I NEED THIS!". Perfect vocals, perfect balancing between house and indie dance. Exactly what I'm looking for!



01. EELKE KLEIJN - MISTAKES I'VE MADE
I think the biggest story in electronic dance music in 2014 was the rise of deep house and any alternates referring to the genre. This track totally stand out for me, both for musical and personal reasons so before I started compiling the list I already knew that this one will finish as the top choice.

1/14/2015

James Grow - Riki EP


Started out as an underground party series a few years ago, and now being one of the trademark names in the Budapest nightlife, Hi!Fly Music showcases yet another stellar release. Though it is only the fourth release on the label, we can already call it the home of Hungarian talent in the deep house scene. Following EPs from already established acts, like Snilloc and Yvel & Tristan, it is time for James Grow to debut two really nice original tracks on the label.

James has played numerous clubs and festivals around Hungary, and production-wise had releases on Itom Records earlier. Being one of the resident DJs on Hi!Fly events, he tries to capture the atmosphere of these nights with these two peak-time dancefloor masters, both of them equipped with nasty basslines and gorgeous drops.

You better check out the previews and get ready as the release date is set for 10th February 2015.

Also, show some love to the artists on social media:
HI!FLY MUSIC ON FACEBOOK 
HI!FLY MUSIC ON SOUNDCLOUD

JAMES GROW ON FACEBOOK
JAMES GROW ON SOUNDCLOUD

JAMES GROW - RIKI EP

1/08/2015

Budapest Bonkers Top 100 of 2014: 20-11


Hi everyone! For the second time after 2013, the countdown of the best tunes of the year is already up and running.

As it has been an outstanding year, we saw new genres rise such as deep house and future house, we saw new superstars born such as Oliver Heldens, Tchami or Kygo and we have enjoyed tons of great music all year long. Let's rerun the best tracks from 2014 on this heavily biased list!

#020. LANA DEL REY - BROOKLYN BABY (KONSTANTIN SIBOLD REMIX)



#019. MONKEYNECK - BROWN SKIN



#018. WATERMÄT - BULLIT (SHIFT K3Y REMIX)



#017. RÜFÜS - SUNDREAM (CLAPTONE REMIX)



#016. MIKE MAGO & DRAGONETTE - OUTLINES



#015. TEN WALLS - WALKING WITH ELEPHANTS



#014. DISCIPLES - THEY DON'T KNOW



#013. JUST KIDDIN - THINKING ABOUT IT



#012. OLIVER HELDENS X BECKY HILL - OVERDRIVE (GECKO)



#011. SPADA FEAT. ELEN LEVON - COOL ENOUGH

1/07/2015

Budapest Bonkers Top 100 of 2014: 30-21


Hi everyone! For the second time after 2013, the countdown of the best tunes of the year is already up and running.

As it has been an outstanding year, we saw new genres rise such as deep house and future house, we saw new superstars born such as Oliver Heldens, Tchami or Kygo and we have enjoyed tons of great music all year long. Let's rerun the best tracks from 2014 on this heavily biased list!

#030. THE WRITERS BLOCK - DON'T LOOK ANY FURTHER (GANZFELD EFFECT REMIX)



#029. MAX & SIMS - BODY TO BODY



#028. MARLON ROUDETTE - WHEN THE BEAT DROPS OUT (CALVO REMIX)



#027. TCHAMI - UNTRUE 



#026. THE MAGICIAN FEAT. NEWCOMERS - WHEN THE NIGHT IS OVER (GRADES REMIX)



#025. OLIVER $ & JIMI JULES - PUSHING ON



#024. FCL - IT'S YOU (SECONDCITY REMIX)



#023. CARL HANAGHAN - STRINGS OF LIFE



#022. MY DIGITAL ENEMY - SHAMEN



#021. THE MAGICIAN FEAT. YEARS & YEARS - SUNLIGHT

Mickey - You Know The Beat


Mickey starts out 2015 with yet another great anthem. "You Know The Beat" is a mixup of 90es French house combined with a classic old school American house vibe. Just think Cassius meets Todd Terry.

The deep house scene saw Mickey as a newcomer, growing on the label Exploited Records. His releases "Sweet Baby", "Holding Hands" and "Walk Away" are topping the Exploited bestsellers of 2014. Especially "Sweet Baby" which was among the top 10 best selling deep house tracks on Beatport. Next to his Belgian residency at the infamous Libertine Supersport nights, he travels all over the world to rock the crowd with his energetic DJ sets.

He just finished a remix for Modular Records stars Bag Raiders and is currently in London working on his next single.

So, taste the brand new single „You Know The Beat”, and if you like you can already pre-order it on iTunes at http://bit.ly/YouKnowTheBeat

Release date is set for 26 January 2015.

MICKEY - YOU KNOW THE BEAT


1/06/2015

Budapest Bonkers Top 100 of 2014: 40-31


Hi everyone! For the second time after 2013, the countdown of the best tunes of the year is already up and running.

As it has been an outstanding year, we saw new genres rise such as deep house and future house, we saw new superstars born such as Oliver Heldens, Tchami or Kygo and we have enjoyed tons of great music all year long. Let's rerun the best tracks from 2014 on this heavily biased list!

#040. COLDPLAY - MIDNIGHT (VIJAY & SOFIA ZLATKO RE-EDIT)



#039. MARLON HOFFSTADT & DANSSON - SHAKE THAT (BLONDE REMIX)



#038. WASABI & SUGAR HILL - IT'S ON YOU (GANZFELD EFFECT REMIX)



#037. SYN COLE FEAT. MADAME BUTTONS - MIAMI 82 (KYGO REMIX)



#036. JAKWOB FEAT. TIFFANI JUNO - SOMEBODY NEW (SEAMUS HAJI REMIX)



#035. PURPLE DISCO MACHINE - MUSIQUE



#034. JAN BLOMQVIST - TIME AGAIN



#033. CROATIA SQUAD - GET YOU OFF 



#032. LANA DEL REY - WEST COAST (ZHU REMIX)



#031. PROSPA FEAT. HARRIS HAMEED - LOVE THE WAY