While festival season barely started as we still got 2 months of summer and hot weather, the songs that keep the stages loud sure aren’t slowing down. The theme of this year’s main stage was undoubtedly booming, distorted bass, made popular through tracks by the producers Martin Garrix’s, Axwell’s, Deadmau5’s and Tiesto.
Coming from Portugal, Ivan, the young producer signed by UGR, delivers an orchestral progressive melody with a tidal wave of bass behind it called “Rise of the Phoenix”. Teasing on the edge of hardstyle, its chant-worthy rhythm and floor-shaking beat will easily slot themselves into a number of upcoming main stage sets. With a release on UGR as his first EDM/Big Room track, it’s no surprise that label head Ben Prada had first support on his Identity podcast about a week ago. Since then, Ivan’s track has been heard around the UK. Now, with only a month for the release, expect to hear this one everywhere, and with bass like this, you’ll be able to tell from a mile away.
“Rise of the Phoenix” is out on the 11th of August, on itunes and beatport.
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