n Garrix – Pizza
At only 21 years old, Dutch producer and DJÂ Martin Garrix has already made a huge name for himself. His massiveÂ big room hitÂ ‘Animals’ that skyrocketed him to fame just turned 4 years old, and in the years since its release, he’s gone on to become ranked as the world’s #1 DJ in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs competition. He’s had superstar collaborations with the likes of Usher, Bebe Rexha, Afrojack, Troye Sivan, and Dua Lipa, among others, with new collaborationsÂ still yet to be released. However, his new release, the long-awaitedÂ ‘Pizza’, has just Garrix himself to credit, marking a different type of release than usual for the producer.
Released throughÂ STMPD RCRDS, ‘Pizza’ is an epic, feel-good progressive house bookended by lush, grandiose orchestral instrumentation. With an instantly-catchy melodic hook first played by strings and later by repeated by synth leads, you won’t be able to get this song out of your head. It’s a more straightforward house track in contrast to the pop-EDM future bass of recent releasesÂ ‘There For You’,Â ‘Scared to Be Lonely’, andÂ ‘In the Name of Love‘. The arrangement is expertly executed, containing two meteoric festival drops and a soft square-synth bridge to counter them. Clocking in at 4 minutes and 15 seconds, the track brings you full circle by the end while still organically building and breaking down the arrangement to maintain interest.
‘Pizza’ marks Garrix’s latest release since ‘There For You’, featuring Troye Sivan, was released back in May. Fans wanting to catch the Dutch producer live might be in luck, as he has a number of shows worldwide in the coming months, which you can grab tickets for here. In the meantime, be sure to check out ‘Pizza’ below while it’s still hot and fresh.
Martin Garrix – Pizza | Stream/Download
ason – Twelve Beats
Brighton, England-based producer Tim MasonÂ just dropped a new track that is sure to get dance floors moving. The new single, ‘Twelve Beats’, is a progressive house gem filled with trance-inducing synths and pounding kicks. Released through DOORN Records, the track is Tim Mason’s newest single sinceÂ ‘Figalogue’ was released last month.
‘Twelve Beats’ starts out with roughly a minute of straightforward progressive house with a repeating synth line until the drums ultimately drop out, leaving behind a spacious, Â ghostly atmosphere. Hypnotic synth arpeggios soon kick in and slowly crescendo in a grandiose buildup. The song hits its climax with a high-energy drop in the final minute, a recapitulation of the first minute but with additional elements.
Tim Mason has been releasing a new single nearly every month this year, and with this new one, he shows no signs of slowing down. Unfortunately, he has no upcoming shows listed, but to keep up with his future releases, be sure to follow him on social media. You can find his Twitter here and his official Facebook page here. Give ‘Twelve Beats’ a listen below and let us know what you think!
Tim Mason – Twelve Beats | Stream/Download