You’d think with the jolly festivities of Christmas and New Year’s that we would see a slight decline in the amount of releases pumped out by artists… Well, think again! To kick off 2015 with a bang, it seems as though artists have become dedicated to providing the finest tunes to bless the speakers just in time for the first crumbs of festival season to fall… I had a little stalk of this weeks releases on hardstyle.com to see (and hear) what 2015 has been rolling in!
1. Sephyx – Creation Of Fire
New kid on the Dirty Workz block, Sephyx has just popped the cherry on top of his tasty ‘cake’ of releases. Not to say that I have literally eaten any of his tracks, but you get the point. Following up from his previous releases “Creation Of Air, Water and Earth,” this young gun has rounded up the full package with “Creation Of Fire” and ending his elementally inspired bundle of EP’s on a more fiery note.
2. Kronos – The Prince
Following in the successful steps of Italian hardstyle veteran Zatox, Kronos has proved to be one of the most anticipated young producers in the scene. Representing the pasta, pizza and gondolas of hardstyle in the powerful Italian team of Unite Records, Kronos brings the power and energy that packs a punch in all of his tracks. “The Prince” is the perfect way to kick off your weekend and any party, so grab it now!
Buy: The Prince
3. Waverider – Code Red
Time and time again, one of Scantraxx’s secret weapons Waverider never fails to impress when it comes to creating a melodic story-line accompanied by a powerful atmosphere. Featuring the captivating voice of Dutch vocalist Pyke, “Code Red” is one of those tracks that will be stuck in your head for days on end! A true melodic banger that provides the listener with those well-craved Summery feels – it’s the perfect way to combat those dreaded Winter blues!
4. Sound Rush – Froz3n
Usually when upcoming talents release their first tracks they are sometimes missing a thing or two, however “Froz3n” by Sound Rush is a track that is knocking on the doors of pure quality. These notorious twins are upping their game with every release and this time they have hit the nail square on the head, providing a melancholic yet feel-good atmosphere. Ironically this track and it’s story reminds me a little of Disney’s “Frozen”. Thaw your heart people!
5. Noisecult – Timelapse
Old school flavour and a groovin’ beat, say what?! Representing Dirty Workz, Noisecult have had an absolutely smashing 2014 filled with bangin’ releases, bookings and top-notch credentials from pioneering artists such as Coone. Their latest release “Timelaspe” really digs up a little blast from the past with it’s older sounding influences combined perfectly with a signature modernised Noisecult sound. If you seek a carefree and feel-good atmosphere, look no further than Noisecult!
6. Dr. Rude – Funkyman
Dr. Rude has evidently made his mark in the world of hardstyle over the last year with his sly move from bangin’ tek beats to a signature floor-thumping hard-drop sound. His versatile approach to hard dance music is what really sets this groovin’ doctors name sailing high and guess what? He is back again with yet another killer release! Released on Dirty Workz, “Funkyman” is the definition of a unique energy and feel good atmosphere. Fuck those cold Winter days, get funky and brighten up your weekend!