Swedish party-starter Wayne & Woods, aka Simon Widman (pictured), celebrates the return of the sun with Soldiers, forthcoming on the Big Beat Ignition Miami 2015 compilation, and LessThan3 has the exclusive first play.
“Soldiers is a record with a Summer vibe. Winter’s finally over here in Sweden and I felt like the we could use a record to celebrate life,” Widman said. “There was never any doubt in my mind that this record is perfect track to release with Big Beat. Their team lives and breathes music, and that’s really important to me. Their new imprint, Ignition, is the perfect home for Soldiers.”
Soldiers’ initially twangy synth recalls some seriously funky guitar strumming and gives the track a sense of high-speed urgency as it approaches its climax. An anthemic pre-drop breakdown stacks tension around a smooth string section and deep croons before riding the piano-and-guitar build back into a big room-electro drop and a grade-A warm weather weapon.
Scope the tracklist below, organized into “Sunrise” and “Sunset,” and pick it up on Beatport March 23. Heading to Miami this year? be sure to drop in on the Big Beat crew at their pool party at the Delano Beach Club featuring sets from Dash Berlin, Cash Cash, and more. Get tickets here.
1. Attom – Glow
2. SAINT WKND – Positive Vibe
3. Zilverstep – Black Tie
4. Muzzaik – Better Days
5. Wayne & Woods – Soldiers
6. Van Gelder – Deeper
7. MHE – Trading Scars (feat. Mylen) (Extended Mix)
8. JoeySuki – Hypnotic
9. Rudimental – Right Here (Hot Since 82 Remix)
10. Francesco Yates – Call (The Flexican and Funkin Matt Remix)
11. Fatum – Angels (Original Mix)
12. Galantis – Smile (Elgot Remix)