May 2017 – Our favourite 10 releases of the month - My Ibiza

May 2017 – Our favourite 10 releases of the month

With opening parties now in full swing over in the party capital, some truly scintillating anthems are starting to emerge out of studios that could really provide the soundtrack to our summers. With opening party weekend now firmly behind us, here are 10 tracks that helped define the month of May…

Pleasurekraft – ‘Tarantula’ (7 Year Itch Rework) [Kraftek] – 5th May

Currently positioned at number one in the Beatport Top 100, Pleasurekraft decided to upgrade their original classic by introducing a ‘7 Year Itch Rework’ to ‘Tarantula’ – a version which celebrates the seven year anniversary of the track which first saw them break into the big time all the way back in 2010. Bigger, badder and much darker than the original version, Pleasurekraft’s ‘7 Year Itch Rework’ has already gained huge support from the legendary Carl Cox.

Dee Montero – ‘Halycon’ [Diynamic] – 5th May

Heading up Diynamic’s ninth ever Four To The Floor compilation, Cafe Mambo Ibiza resident Dee Montero pushes forward a very dance floor driven track called ‘Halycon’ – an overwhelming House track consisting of several deep strings oozing endless emotion… the perfect soundtrack for any Balearic sunset.

KlangKuenstler – ‘House Nation’ [Toolroom] – 5th May

Based in Berlin but hailing from Bavaria, one name causing quite a stir is that of KlangKuenstler. Following a surge in demand, he now makes his solo EP debut on Toolroom with ‘House Nation’ – a spectacular deliverance of his trademark grooves and hooks. This leading track is a peak-time dance floor driven energiser with an irresistible groove and a cheeky old-school Rave MC sample.

Hot Since 82 – ‘Evolve Or Die’ [Moon Harbour] – 5th May

Having landed his very own Labyrinth residency at Pacha Ibiza for 2017, Daley Padley is showing no signs of slowing down in the studio either with his latest release on Moon Harbour titled ‘Evolve Or Die’. Offering an expressive eight-minute affair that ventures off into the cosmos, this track consists of twinkling keys and lush synth layers adding further depths of colour and intergalactic elements to the firmly grounded kicks and claps.

Andrea Oliva – ‘We Trust’ [Hot Creations] – 12th May

Fresh off the back of his Boiler Room debut in Madrid, ANTS favourite Andrea Oliva makes his debut on Hot Creations with an energetic original cut in ‘We Trust’. Utilising all of the techniques required to make an instant club classic, Andrea’s solid reputation on the scene is further enhanced by this impressive release which includes a looping vocal layered over charged drums concluding in a fearless breakdown.

Ramiro Lopez Feat. KnowKontrol – ‘Pretending’ [Drumcode] – 15th May

Proving to be a popular mainstay within Adam Beyer’s sets throughout late 2016 and into 2017, ‘Pretending’ by Ramiro Lopez featuring KnowKontrol is an eight-minute piece of perfection destined for unadulterated dance floor destruction. Both haunting and atmospheric, this track also sees Ramiro Lopez maintain that melodic element as the Spaniard quickly establishes his signature style.

Jeremy Olander, Cristoph – ‘Last Dance’ [Bedrock Records] – 15th May

Both experiencing a similar share of accelerated momentum within their careers currently; Jeremy Olander and Cristoph unite together for two beautiful renditions on Bedrock Records. The first of which is titled ‘Last Dance’ – a track galvanised by that all essential sense of poignancy and soft-focus feel-good sound all showcase finales truly require. Utilising a House spirited vocal in subtle fashion, this is certainly one for the star-gazers.

Thomas Schumacher – ‘Falling’ [Noir Music] – 19th May

Bringing along the ultimate blend of dark, melancholic and emotional flavours, Thomas Schumacher returns to Noir Music in style with ‘Falling’ – a relentless injection of raw authenticity igniting a unique and fresh Techno offering defining Thomas’ natural rhythm to a tee.

Ninetoes – ‘Come Back’ [DFTD] – 19th May

Guaranteed to have the White Isle hypnotised in a trance, this summer sees Ninetoes deliver a percussive, rhythmic and heavily-instrumented club track in the form of ‘Come Back’ on DFTD. Described as a sophisticated Tech House banger loaded with plenty of Balearic warmth, this record possesses memorable vocal hooks to please all lovers of soulful House music.

Joris Voorn – ‘I Ran The Zoo’ [Green] – 26th May

Returning to the surface with yet another stellar release, ‘I Ran The Zoo’, on his very own Green imprint, Dutch dynamo Joris Voorn educates the mind with a lesson in stripped-back contrast with an acidic groove bleeping away over driving percussion and mesmerising atmospherics with an increase in tension following every pound of the kick drum.

Audiojack, Kevin Knapp – ‘Implications’ [Crosstown Rebels] – 26th May

Arriving on the legendary Crosstown Rebels label of sorcerer-in-chief Damian Lazarus for the first time ever, long-time collaborators Audiojack and Kevin Knapp team up for their strongest release to date, ‘Implications’. Kevin Knapp’s vocals are the real highlight here as he sings about experimentation and letting go.


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