Make Mats Westbroek the wind beneath your wings, the Netherlands natural presiding over vocal house peering through watery sunshine, emotionally at ease with ‘Pjanoo’-style cascades of keys caressed by a master at work. Furthered by a touch of Eastern mysticism and a burst of critical strings shocking the system, ‘Eagle’ is the sort of track that points you towards a comfy chair, but then makes you break out into a sprint and tell the world about it. Westbroek’s latest has bags of potential to soundtrack much more than a summer on the dancefloor.
Melsen – Tell Me What You Want (Club Mix) [Be Yourself Music]
Never known to be stumped by dancefloor demands, Melsen’s latest piano-powered raising of hands is the master producer getting in the zone: as much as it encourages coming together, the beats and vocal request are fully fixed on rocking on the spot. With some plaited synth shimmer poured over the mix as well, and featuring immaculate timing when Melsen recognizes the need to breathe, stop and go again, ‘Tell Me What You Want’ is another mighty anthem digging its claws in: the obvious answer is “this, all night long”.
Kay Wilder – Los Muertos [High Contrast Recordings]
A trance-EDM extravaganza giving you the ride of your life, simply put, Kay Wilder goes off. Once again refereeing heavy versus light, the intro is seriously testing, denting your ribcage with its corrosive percussion, becoming something of a trust exercise as the dreamy breakdown prepares Wilder for going airborne. The core melody is a glorious exhibition of arena theatrics, a neon-lit big dipper of hyperkinetic keys draining the darkness and letting a jubilee of jubilation take over. Observing the day of the dead, Wilder’s style stays alive and kicking.