Check out this month’s exclusive set, recorded live at Insomniac’s Element @ Sutra in Orange County, CA on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014. I join forces with dear friend Michael Badal as we take our set down a bit of a different angle with a fusion of deep and progressive sounds. Joining us in the main room that night were international trance stars Myon & Shane 54 and the live deep house act, Late Night Alumni.
01. Arthur Galestian – Consciousness (Original Mix – 2013 Edit) [Black Swan Records]
02. Matt Lange (ft. Tania Zygar) – Way You Know (Original Mix) [Anjunadeep]
03. Michael Badal – Organica (Extended Mix) [Black Hole Recordings]
04. Dean Coleman (ft. DCLA) – I Want You (Andrew Bayer Remix) [Yoshitoshi]
05. Bedrock – Heaven Scent (Matt Lange Secret Bootleg)
06. Andy Duguid – Percussion Man (Original Mix) [Magik Muzik]
07. Michael Badal – Inside The Grid (Original Mix) [Jigsaw Recordings]
08. Matan Caspi & Stan Kolev (ft. Poli Hubavenska) – Mantra (Original Mix) [Outta Limits]
09. Stan Kolev (ft. Albena Veskova) – Intervention Divine (Matan Caspi Remix) [Nueva Digital]
10. Tube & Berger – Imprint Of Pleasure (Original Mix) [Suara]
11. James Talk & Ridney – West End Girls (Club Mix) [Extra Dry]
12. Arthur Galestian – Moment to Arise (Original Mix – 2013 Edit) [Nueva Deep]
LOS ANGELES – Aug. 28, 2012 – There’s one journey that unites everyone in the world, the desire to feel connected. The search to find one’s destiny and be set free is fueled through JES’ brand new single “Before You Go” off her mix album Unleash the Beat. The new song, to be released by Black Hole Recordings through Magik Muzik Imprint and Ultra Records on Sept. 17th, brings together JES andEurope’s most sought-after beat maker, Andy Duguid for the very first time.
(Remix Preview and Itunes Pre-Order Links will go live on Aug 31st)
JES is the chart-topping, award-winning artist who has packed four albums and two Billboard #1 singles into five short years as a solo artist while touring internationally and collaborating with countless superstar DJ’s and producers like Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade, BT, Richard Durand and Cosmic Gate. Her new single, takes quiet instances contained in the chaos of life, and sums up every “what might have been?” moment and sets it to a contagious electronic opus made by Andy.
“I’m obsessed with every facet of city living, and what inspired me to write “Before You Go” are the ‘what if?’ daydreams we all have in those idle moments” says JES. “Those short fantasies, just imagining that everything could change with one glance across a crowded subway car or a stolen conversation in a coffee bar.”
After creating the lyrics, JES sought out someone who could design the sound that fit her vision. The EMD heavyweight found her match in skilled Scottman, Andy Duguid. The original pairing creates a magnetic force on the track.
“I had written the song and I was really happy with my vocals but when I sent it out to some producers I wasn’t inspired by what was coming back. I just knew when I heard Andy’s first draft, that he totally got the song and found the perfect sonority for it right away” says JES.
JES’s dynamic vocals fused with Andy’s electric sound brings a pulsing urgency to the single. Andy’s original mix and radio edit keep the prog wheels turning with a vocal heavy arrangement that is as melodically satisfying as it is rhythmically inspired by JES’s lyrics.
A super strong remix package features a trademark Taxigirl Edit and Mike Saint Jules reinvents the song with his signature sound of effect laden power-trance. Pedro Del Mar rips up the dance floor with a classic high intensity emo trance remix that will keep hands in the air from start to finish. Tech lovers will choose Re-Zone’s sparse but inventive techno infused offering that keeps the drops coming. Timothy Allen & Loverush take dance floors by force with their disco tinged prog house mix that lays screaming lead lines against deep chords and a pounding beat that just won’t stop. It won’t be long before “Before You Go” will hit the world’s dance floors with a bang.
JES has collected awards from the prestigious International Dance Music Awards at Miami’s WMC, the ISC (International Songwriting Competition 2008, 2009 and 2010) and topped Billboard’s “Most Played Dance Songs of the Decade” chart (2000-2010). Her most recent album release is “Unleash The Beat” and includes the radio hits “Awaken” and ”Every Other Way” (with BT). “Awaken”, a single from last year’s album “High Glow” (Ultra Music / Magik Musik) has also been a staple of dance music radio’s daytime play lists. Unstoppably staying on top of the game, JES now presents her brand new collaboration with Scotsman Andy Duguid.
Things may have been a bit silent on the Andy Duguid front, but behind the scenes he has been working very hard. Andy, who regularly performs as a DJ, has been in his studio for quite some time to work on new tracks, countless remixes and a new artist album. Andy made one thing perfectly clear wit his latest singles “I Want To Believe” (with Shannon Hurley) and “Music Box” (with Lizzie Curious) and that is that sound has evolved and grown. With the anthems “Don’t Belong” and “Wasted”, which both featured on Tiësto’s In Search of Sunrise series in his pocket, Andy built a rock solid reputation and so far released his album “Believe” and the mix compilation “Miracle Moments”. Regularly touring the globe to deliver his highly acclaimed live sets, Andy now once again confirms his status as a top producer with this fabulous new collaboration with Queen of Rocktronica, JES.