We’re back with the third edition of our series with Beatport known as The Beatport Box, a franchise dedicated to uncovering the best in Beatport exclusives (translated: releases currently available only on Beatport). This week we’ve got peak-time picks from Hard Rock Sofa, Lazy Rich, and David Guetta, a collaboration between Pete Tong, Tom Flynn, and Paul Rogers, and much more.
Deep House | Pete Tong, Tom Flynn, & Paul Rogers – Hear Me Now EP [Pets]
Pets Recordings (the superb label from Catz ‘n Dogz) have struck gold with their latest release, a rare single from Pete Tong, the legendary and influential DJ and radio host known worldwide, alongside Tom Flynn and Paul Rogers (of Toolroom and Hot Creations fame). Hear Me Now is a wicked tech house roller with all the ingredients of an underground hit. Remixes from Trikk and Matrixxmann provide even more ammunition for the underground rooms and techier parties alike. Pick it up here.
House | Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka – Arms Around Me (Original Mix) [Axtone]
Quickly climbing up the Beatport chart comes the latest release from the unstoppable Hard Rock Sofa, this time co-produced with Russian up-and-comer Skidka. With early support from Hardwell, Alesso, and Arty, Arms Around Me is a prime-time party starter with a cleverly chosen sample of the legendary KC & Sunshine Band that you just gotta hear. Grab it here.
Big Room | Lazy Rich & Special Features – Beginning Of The World (Remixes) [LE7ELS]
Avicii surely knows how to pick hit records, with the latest release on his LE7ELS imprint being a clear example of his brilliant A&R skills. In the form of a remix package, Beginning Of The World from Lazy Rich & Special Features is a triple header of diverse four-on-the-floor sounds which should surely work at all parts of the night. Sounds from Spencer Brown, Galavant, and Space Kadets each offer their own personal taste of the original, with solid results all around. Purchase the package here.
Electro | Timmy Trumpet & New World Sound – The Buzz (Original Mix) [DOORN]
Timmy Trumpet and New World Sound’s collaboration, The Buzz, has got us singin’ and swingin’ all over the place. An infectious horn line and coquettish vocal sample gives this track the unique edge it needs to separate itself from the army of big room four-on-the-floor heaters coming from every direction these days. Pick it up here.
Big Room/Electro | Afrojack – Ten Feet Tall (David Guetta Remix) [Universal]
Guetta improves on the original take of Afrojack’s newest hit, Ten Feet Tall, with a hair-raising drop and a guitar breakdown reminiscent of fare from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This remix should give Ten Feet Tall much more mainstage longevity. Grab it here and get ready for the release of Afrojack’s debut album, Forget The World, on May 19.
Mike Chapman of Beatport contributed to this article.