Featuring tracks and remixes from some of Europe’s finest dance music minds, Holland’s kings of the tough beat deliver the 3rd in their Flamingo Nights compilation series.
On board are prime cuts from Fedde le Grand, Axwell, Avicii, Hardwell, Fedde Le Grand, Ferry Corsten, Arty and Sander van Doorn, and many more besides. Seizing the mix-controls for session 3 are nu-house heroes Nicky Romero and Deniz Koyu…
On November 25th they’re going to show you how it goes down in Holland!
In 2009 the Flamingo Records crew compilation captured the White Isle’s club-juice in Ibiza and 12 months later set their sights on the Big Apple for a New York chapter. Now, with the city’s musical mercury at sky-high levels, they’ve returned Flamingo Nights to their home streets for the Amsterdam Edition. This year Flamingo honchos Funkerman and Fedde le Grand have ceded the mix controls to label lieutenants Nicky Romero and Deniz Koyu - two of central Europe’s fastest on-the-rise spin-masters.
With David Guetta tagging Nicky in his DJ Mag interview as ‘the one to watch in 2012’ and having Romero remix ‘Titanium’ from his latest album, the 22-year-old Netherlander’s got the endorsement of the world’s # 1 DJ ringing in his ears. Not wasting a beat of the mix, he gets straight to the point, letting Stefano Noferini’s‘(This Is) Fucking House Music’ tell it like it is. Snapping at its heels is Fedde Le Grand’s recent chart baiting redux of Falcon & Bangalter’s‘So Much Love’ and DBN’s own super-uplifting re-bake of Nicky’s own ‘Schizophrenic’. He begins to let the mix travel some darker trails, moodying things up with Dirty South & Thomas Gold’s‘Alive’ and sending it all-out subterranean with his own, just-completed remix-retell of Green Velvet’s strobelite anthem ‘Flash’. The Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike cover of Âme’s house classic ‘Rej’ guides the mix onto a tougher, more pumping track and lets loose a bass-fuelled, high-grade floor-banger with Gregori Klosmas remix of Avicii’s‘Sweet Dreams’. Keeping the floor tension locked, Nicky brings his mix to a big apex with the tough timbales and tougher yet synth stabs of ‘Camorra’, before classily curtain-closing with Matteo Di’Marr’s imaginative, guitar-flecked revision of Radiohead’s‘Creep’.
Next to the decks is German-born, Breda-based turntable specialist, Deniz Koyu. Since being discovered and mentored by Fedde Le Grand, Deniz has fast become a new sensation on the European circuit - most recently being acclaimed by Axwell as his favourite new guard producer. He gets the mix’s engines tuning with his own hyper-hot ‘Tung’ (Guetta, SHM, Calvin Harris, Tiësto and Schulz all currently hammering) and chases it with ‘Grunge’ and Arty’s tough, house-channelling ‘Around The World’. Next to the laser are the creatively programmed beats of Le Grand’s‘Mentrum’, the angular synths of Wippenberg’s infectiously vocalled ‘UR’ and Koyu’s latest - the eclectic, electric, horn-fuelled ‘Hertz’. Axwell’s deeply strung summer floor thriller ‘Heart is King’ keeps the mix’s orientation deliriously in flux, while Thomas Gold tints its climax with some floor-quenching tech-house, courtesy of his hard-rocking remix of Sander van Doorn’s‘Reach Out’.
Released on November 25th, Flamingo Nights Vol. 3 - Mixed By Nicky Romero and Deniz Koyu will see the club side of your brain happy right through the end-of-year party season… and beyond!
Tracklisting CD 01 – mixed by Nicky Romero
01: Stefano Noferini - Fucking House Muzik: 02: Nilson – Emissions 03: Fedde le Grand - So Much Love 04: Nicky Romero & Mitch Crown - Skitzophrenic (DBN Remix) 05: Jerome Isma-Ae & Daniel Portman feat. Max'C - Flashing Lights (Nicky Romero & Nilson Remix): 06: Fedde le Grand - Metrum (Manuel de la Mare Remix) 07: Dirty South & Thomas Gold featuring Kate Elsworth – Alive 08: Funkin Matt - Toasty Nutty Bass 09: Green Velvet - Flash (Nicky Romero Remix) 10: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – REJ 11: Avicii - Sweet Dreams (Gregori Klosman Remix) 12: Hardwell & Nicky Romero - Beta 13: Vida - Galaxy 14: Nicky Romero – Camorra 15: Matteo Di'Marr – Creep
CD 02 – mixed by Deniz Koyu 01: Deniz Koyu - Tung! 02: Deniz Koyu – Grunge 03: Arty - Around the World 04: TV ROCK & Hook N Sling feat. Rudy - Diamonds In The Sky 05: Gregori Klosman & Promise Land - Endless 06: Fedde le Grand - Metrum 07: Wippenberg - U R 08: Brainless – Bots 09: Deniz Koyu - Hertz 10: Ferry Corsten - Punk (Arty Rock-N-Rolla Mix) 11: Axwell - Heart Is King 12: Deniz Koyu – Hydra 13: Sander Van Doorn - Reach Out (Thomas Gold Remix) 14: Fedde le Grand & Patric la Funk – Autosave 15: Goldfish - Soundtracks & Comebacks (Fedde le Grand Remix)