Be Yourself releases week 42

Mats Westbroek – Old Life [Be Yourself Music] As the man in the mirror, getting matters off his chest and trying to make amends in the here and now, Mats Westbroek lifts his new track ‘Old Life’ from the doldrums. The Netherlands producer takes the hand of sassy sax repurposing 80s chic (just like on…

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Be Yourself releases week 40

DJ Nano, Alexander Som, SLATIN – Threee [Be Yourself Music] ‘Threee’ is the magic number when Spanish superpowers DJ Nano, Alexander Som and SLATIN put their robot-helmeted heads together for a shiny, happy electro disco throwdown. Already supported by the man Don Diablo and described by the crew as a ‘Saturday Night Fever for 2022’,…

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Be Yourself releases week 39

NEVERGLOW – Don’t Wanna Know [Be Yourself Music] The NEVERGLOW philosophy is something everyone can buy into. Capable of geeing up any dancefloor with their all or nothing approach, the source of ‘nature’s finest music’ are back to seize another day on Be Yourself Music. “Don’t always choose a safe road”, chorus Frans Meulendijks and…

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Be Yourself releases week 38

Elle Hollis – Selfish Ways [Be Yourself Music] Elle Hollis had the honour to be Pinkpop 2022 official openings act! Touring festivals in the Netherlands at the moment, Elle also had the honour to perform at the sold-out shows of Olivia Rodrigo at the AFAS in Amsterdam earlier this year. Having written the song herself…

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Be Yourself releases week 37

BURNR – Waist Thin Ass Fat [Be Yourself Music] Another high calorie dancefloor diet from BURNR, demanding you get your form in order and sending for any slackers at the back. If you ever wondered what ‘Gym Tonic’ would sound like when sent to Boot Camp, wonder no more as the Dutchman destroys the spandex…

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Be Yourself releases week 36

Timothy Allen – Feelings [Be Yourself Music] Nijmegen supernova Timothy Allen stirs up a sensation with the action-packed ‘Feelings’, a chunky tech-house rumbler crossing the lines of bass, acid and trance – in other words, the sort of funky, big room energy that has sat right with Tiesto, David Guetta and millions of streamers. Air…

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Be Yourself releases week 32

Mats Westbroek – Eagle [Be Yourself Music] 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…

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Be Yourself releases week 31

Be Yourself releases week 31

Flexxus – Be Your Boo [Be Yourself Music] The fly guy known as Flexxus has got a fuel injection of funky fun ready to wrap itself around you and your nearest and dearest, with the potential to become a perfect fit for clubs, arenas, airwaves and pop charts. The pianos are ready for ovations from…

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Be Yourself releases week 30

Be Yourself releases week 30

Electric Cinema – Brother [Be Yourself Music] Brother is the first release of the duo Electric Cinema and combines the key elements of their music. Their mesmerizing vocal is supported by floating violins and a warm electronic basis. Their first track gives you a glimpse into the unmistakable world of Electric Cinema. Stream or download…

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Be Yourself releases week 29

NEVERGLOW & Green Tree – Mamacita [Be Yourself Music] The daredevil NEVERGLOW duo team up with Green Tree! On the lookout for a ‘Mamacita’ with a pair of snakehips that won’t quit and ‘Mucho Mambo’ vibes on the mind, the track gets straight to work with a fun flamenco flex of Latin horns and guitars…

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Be Yourself releases week 28

Gil Sanders – Happy With You (feat. Robin Vane) [Be Yourself Music] Gil Sanders’ golden touch on Be Yourself Music continues, crowning himself King of the Castle when swapping impressive resumés with The Netherlands’ Robin Vane. ‘Happy With You’ isn’t all sunshine and lollipops, with bass-pinned beats gripping synth steps and vocals recorded through the…

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Be Yourself releases week 27

Be Yourself releases

Dennis Cartier – Make It Alone [Be Yourself Music] One of Belgium’s biggest movers and shakers in recent years has been Dennis Cartier, a favourite of Fedde Le Grand and a hot ticket on the world stage. ‘Make It Alone’ is perky, uplifting vocal house skipping on a wave of adrenaline, leading listeners across a…

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Be Yourself releases week 26

Be Yourself releases Week 26

Melsen – Tell Me What You Want [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…

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Defqon.1 unleashes their Primal Energy

Defqon.1

Last weekend the Weekend Warriors returned to the holy grounds of Defqon.1 after 3 years of waiting. 4 days of madness where we created new memories, made new friends and heard lots and lots of new music!   Now it’s time to relive this magical moment with the official Defqon.1 compilation. 4 CDs mixed by…

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Be Yourself Releases | Week 24

Be Yourself releases week 24

Alexander Som & Les Castizos – Maria Antonia [Be Yourself Music] This pumping ode to ‘Maria Antonia’ is readymade for the Balearics and then some, a spurt of electrified disco boogie with filtered loops landing an uppercut to the glitterball. Calvin Harris and David Guetta have been keeping an ear out for Madrid’s chief rocker…

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Be Yourself releases | Week 22

Be Yourself releases

Melsen – Ain’t Real (Club Mix) [Be Yourself Music] ‘Ain’t Real’ most certainly became one of the scene’s most authentic hands-up cuts of the year, and now with a new edition club mix, Be Yourself Music hot property Melsen heralds another banger clubbers will be clamouring for. The original’s piano-hammering joy and fierce diva streak…

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Be Yourself releases | Week 23

Be Yourself releases Week 23

AINT & Strobe – Streets Of Havana [Be Yourself Music] AINT & Strobe now have Cuban cool to go with their starring role as the ‘Kids of NYC’; they’ve another hot one on their hands with the tinkling pianos and schoolyard chants that sound out the ‘Streets of Havana’. Crest of a wave block party…

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Be Yourself releases | Week 20

Be Yourself releases Week 20

Gil Sanders – Long Summer (feat. Sander Nijbroek) [Be Yourself Music] The go-to guy for finding gold at the end of the rainbow and sunshine after the rain, Gil Sanders keeps the earworms coming after ‘Only One’ and ‘Lie To Me’. Another chart houser to towel yourself down with, even at its most urgently bassy,…

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Be Yourself releases | Week 19

Be Yourself releases week 19

BURNR – Molly [Be Yourself Music] A nasty house pounder from your boy BURNR, concocting a chemical reaction by pouring petrol over speakers and asking his devil’s advocate on vocals for a match. Dragging ‘Molly’ across juddering bass terrain like it has Guru Josh backwards by the infinities, the mayhem is brought to a head…

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Be Yourself releases | Week 18

Be Yourself releases week 18

Leandro Da Silva – What I Do (feat. Litening) [Be Yourself Music] The man who made ‘Your Smile’ belonging to Lulleaux and Jay Mason beam a little brighter last year, Leandro da Silva shows you how he gets down on Be Yourself Music. Built on a rich diet of pianos and bassy keys straight from…

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Be Yourself releases | Week 17

Tim Grand – Second Chances [Be Yourself Music] The Belgium-based duo behind 2021’s million-streamed ‘I’ll Be There’, Tim Grand explore a bad romance without any unnecessary ooh-la-la. It’s vocal house giving you all the feels from both a nostalgic and expressive angle, starting with vengeful synths but grabbing the dancefloor with Grand’s classic house pianos…

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Be Yourself releases | Week 15

Chester Young

Chester Young – Sometimes Powering up with devastatingly direct synths evoking Chase & Status’ ‘Let You Go’, Chester Young turns the turbos to 10 with a tech-armoured, Russian rocket of epic but perfectly formed house. An R&B vocal, smitten by the track’s sleek but powerful lines, begins the track’s ignition sequence, before Chester starts sweeping…

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Be Yourself releases | Week 14

Reflek x Cammie Robinson – Read My Mind [Be Yourself Music] The ultimate exhibition of bittersweet dance, vocalist Cammie Robinson attempts to work out the innermost thoughts of Italian producer Reflek. Out of pensive guitar strums moodily staring from the shore, and lyrics tinged with pain and trying not to let the situation slip through…

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Be Yourself releases | Week 13

Melsen – Ain’t Real [Be Yourself Music] Thumping piano-driven, bar and ballroom-blitzing beats, and a stiletto-heeled vocal, equal parts femininity and empowerment and 100% not taking any nonsense – it’s a match made in heaven, or your money back. ‘Ain’t Real’ is another Melsen special for Be Yourself Music following his hype run in 2021,…

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