Nervo, Ummet Ozcan and R3hab have nabbed the #1 spot in our Beatport Top 100 with their collaborative track “Revolution.”
Ottawa-based Nick Ghattas catches his fair share of festivals throughout the year—but not the way most of us do. This photographer and videographer instead finds himself perched in all manner of spots in order to get the perfect shot. Here he talks us through 10 of his recent favorites that he’s taken.
We love a good DJ rant. And we love a good DJ-related commercial. Fortunately for you, today we’ve got both. Check them out, along with festival announcements, ringtones, and a lot more, in today’s Morning Roundup.
A golden boy if ever Dutch house needed one and a proven favorite flavor to the avid stateside clubbing circuit, R3hab has quickly become The Netherlands’ worst kept secret where peak-time club fuel is concerned. Led forward by the grinding synths and low-end tendencies that have gained him his now widely deployed “Chainsaw Master” moniker, the young Dutch frontrunner Fadil el Ghoul has found himself a comfortable middle-ground between full-bodied peak-time favorites and audacious chart remixes—which few could have comprehended in the context of festival-proof electro house.
As a stalwart on Afrojack’s Wall Recordings imprint and a recent addition to the ranks of Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label, R3hab’s latest single, “Skydrop,” saw him leave his national comfort zone, a move that may suggest his tough yet versatile sound is just too much for one imprint or genre boundary handle. Beatport News sat down with the Dutch heavyweight during a brief pit stop at London’s Ministry of Sound to talk universal club music, breaking America, and his debut single for Musical Freedom.