Out Now: Dan & Sam feat. Max Hennard - Walls (Incl. Shawn Mitiska Dub Mix) [Silk Royal Records]
May 27th, 2013
Released at the beginning of 2013, Dan & Sam feat. Maxx Hennard's vocal progressive anthem "Walls" proved to be a fan favorite, as well as well-supported single on international radio. We are thrilled to present a pair of brand new remixes by two of our imprint's most distinguished artists: Shawn Mitiska and Nigel Good.
Internationally renowned producer and DJ Shawn Mitiska, who provided the only remix of "Walls" in the original single release, returns with a stunning "Dub" version. No stranger to international radio support for nearly a decade now, Shawn has once again received a great reception for his work, as this rendering has already been championed by the likes of Kyau & Albert, Max Graham, Aruna, Mike Shiver, PROFF and more. Faced with the enormous task of offering an equally inspired vocal-less version of "Walls," Shawn truly rose to the occasion. He offers numerous mesmerizing melodic layers and vocal FX through the tune, which should tickle the ears of even the most discriminating listeners. The climax of the song is a great highlight, as Shawn's rapturous chords greatly encourage us to knock down the "walls" we build in life.
Out Now: Shawn Mitiska feat. Hannah Ray - Salt (Incl. Mike Danis & Nigel Good Remixes) [Enhanced Progressive]
March 18th, 2013
Next up on Enhanced Progressive is a release that has been given a new lease of life. Shawn Mitiska feat. Hannah Ray 'Salt' returns by popular demand with two fresh remixes!
First up is the unstoppable Mike Danis who infuses techno elements with a club driven bass, and reworks the melody to make room for his massive sidechain chords.
Also drafted in is Canadian producer Nigel Good who brings a more progressive, down-tempo edit. Nigel injects bundles of fun into the track which illustrates Hannah's vocal superbly.
This package comes complete with the Dub Mix by Shawn Mitiska and the Original Vocal Mix first released in 2012.
A brilliant fresh twist on an unforgettable release from Shawn Mitiska feat. Hannah Ray!
Out Now: Dan & Sam feat. Max Hennard - Walls (Incl. Shawn Mitiska Remix) [Silk Royal Records]
February 18th, 2013
Dan Sieg & Sam Wilkinson, better known as Dan & Sam, dazzled international progressive fans and DJ's alike with their debut effort on our imprint, "Breaking The Illusion." Not only did it receive great international DJ support, but the single also went on to reach #2 on the Beatport Trance release chart, as well as earn a spot on Max Graham's acclaimed "Cycles 4" compilation [Armada]. Their sophomore effort, "Walls," is another ornate and melodic progressive gem. This time around, they have recruited promising vocal talent Maxx Hennard, whose rich baritone adds a warmth and "sophisticated" sentimentality to the track. The one and only remix in the package comes courtesy of American sensation Shawn Mitiska, whose decorated veteran career includes numerous solo hits, most recently "Salt" [Enhanced]. Supported on countless occasions by Armin van Buuren, amongst other top international DJ's, Shawn Mitiska has been a truly humbling addition to our label roster this past year, with standout remixes on Schodt's "Heatwave" and Shingo Nakamura's "Whither." His work here, a vocal rendering of "Walls," affirms that he truly possesses a remarkable talent for crafting intelligent and uplifting peak-hour tunes.
On remix detail, veteran talent Shawn Mitiska is always reliable, especially when it comes to transforming more chilled progressive cuts into club killers. Yet, one of Mitiska's greatest talents as a remixer is that he is never compromises the musicality and emotional depth of a song in the process. Rather, he builds off the rich soundscape created by Dan & Sam by adding delicious new pads and synth layers, including a lovely piano line to the main riff. Meanwhile, the groove is infused with some serious "hop" and swing, and the vocal is meticulously processed, with subtle reverb and delay, as well as various other FX scattered throughout the full-bodied texture. In the main break, we are once again met by the euphoric choral vox, backed by inspirational lead chords and pads.
Out Now: Karanda feat. Laura Shea - Agony (incl. Shawn Mitiska Remix) [Enhanced Progressive]
December 17th, 2012
Previously released as part of the Enhanced Progressive 100 EP - Karanda's 'Agony' featuring Laura Shea is released in full, together with two super hot remixes from Shawn Mitiska and jjoo.
Whilst jjoo gives the record a club style rhythm and adds energy to melody, Shawn Mitiska cuts an all together more progressive edge, and uses the simplicity of the chords and vocals to show off this excellent production.
A must have release for Enhanced Progressive fans!
Out Now: Shingo Nakamura - Whither (Incl. Shawn Mitiska Remix) [Silk Royal Records]
November 27th, 2012
Shingo Nakamura has been an unstoppable force in progressive house and trance this past year, with numerous acclaimed and top-supported releases, including his recent "Only Silk 01" compilation. We witnessed a more driving, trance-influenced style from Shingo on his last contribution to Silk Royal: his anthemic remix of Dan & Sam's "Breaking The Illusion." On this release, Shingo returns to "vintage" progressive house form with "Whither," a jubilant cut that showcases all of Shingo's signature sounds.
On remix duty, American star Shawn Mitiska returns to Silk Royal with a clubby and truly euphoric take. Coming off his recent "Give Me A Sound" album launch (as part of Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren), Shawn has wasted no time re-asserting himself as one of the top solo acts in progressive, most recently, with the Enhanced hit "Salt." His interpretation of "Whither" has a true dancefloor sensibility from the start, as it kicks off with a bouncy rhythm and jubilant groove. A gorgeous lead chord progression emerges early, which is punctuated by the beautiful vocal sample from the original mix. In the main break, an anthemic piano lead appears -- a truly stunning variation on the original lead theme. The powerful drop to follow proves that Shawn's extensive experience as a DJ has informed his production skills immensely.
Out Now: Shawn Mitiska feat. Hannah Ray - Salt [Enhanced Progressive]
November 19th, 2012
A fine label debut from American talent Shawn Mitiska, and a long overdue return to Enhanced Progressive for Hannah Ray in the form of 'Salt'.
Part of the legendary group Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren, Shawn's known for his ability to present vocals with beauty and class, and 'Salt' is definitely both of those.
Hannah's gorgeous delivery is perfectly matched to the delicate instrumental, with Shawn's first class production shining through to make this a truly stunning record.
Out Now: Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Give Me A Sound [S107 Records]
October 29th, 2012
Making us drown in their beats ever since their ‘Light The Skies’ burst onto the scene, Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren present the next piece off their debut album. The colourful, warm ‘Give Me A Sound’, along with the three winning remixes of the official remix contest, now see the light of day.
In May 2012, after 6 years of collaborating, the debut album of US trio Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren was a fact. ‘Give Me A Sound’ rides that significant C,M&J sound that so many have gone to love. Diverse and surprising, the title-track to the album provided a solid base for upcoming producers to create their very own version, in the official ‘Give Me A Sound’ remix contest. Three winners were named, so next to the stunning original, it’s time for you to discover the remixes of Brad & Victor H, Sayphonik and Hristian Hristov.
It wasn’t an easy pick for Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren, but luckily the talented trio has found its winners. The big winner and absolute number 1 of the remix contest is the remix of Canadian duo Brad & Victor H. They are responsible for a powerful and trancy interpretation with a piano driven break, making it absolutely fit for big-room purposes.
Sayphonik, the moniker of L.A.-based Phillip Saypanya, provided a playful and deep prog-trance remix with break-beat intermezzo’s, making it to number 2. Last but not least, there’s the warm, melodic and sun-drenched prog-house remix of Bulgarian producer Hristian Hristov. He’s the number 3 winner in the remix competition, once again proving that new talent is everywhere!
Out Now: Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren with Fine Taste - Ready For Go [S107 Records]
September 10th, 2012
Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren land the next out-of-the-box gem of their ‘Give Me A Sound’ album, inviting Dutch producer Fine Taste on the ride called ‘Ready For Go’. Who’s ready for some prog-house play?
The C,M&J trio have certainly taken their time. 5 years after their breakthrough with ‘Light The Skies’, the two US producers and singer Jaren finally revealed their highly anticipated debut album. And a warm welcome was given. ‘Give Me A Sound’, crossing the borders of pop, house and prog, has something in stores for all genre-lovers. A specialty of Dutch producer Fine Taste, ‘Ready For Go’ rides diversity in the shape of funky progressive beats, a warm, playful melody and Jaren’s characteristic vocals. A tune that gets stuck on repeat before you know it.
Craving a bit more peak-time energy? Then you’ll love the Wezz Devall remix, riding a sturdy electro-house sound. For those into the trance beats, DJ Feel’s version of ‘Ready For Go’ will make an excellent play.