Nicky Romero - does Toulouse ring a bell? - released a track together with Hungarian act Stadiumx. It's called Harmony and it's frikkin awasome! Why? Because it makes you want to get up and dance, just like the couple in the lytrics video. The progressive tune is highly addictive and my guess is that this track will become a huge hit in 2016. I'm convinced it will receive massive support in the days and weeks to come. We at Midichords do our part and share it here on the site. Enjoy!
Ever since Jay Hardway's collabs with Dutch wonderkid Martin Garrix, I've followed Jay's productions. Compared to Martin Garrix his career develops in a more modest fashion, but musically he keeps pushing his skills constantly. And an ever expanding audience is recognizing that - while he may not be a star like his fellow countryman (yet) - Jay is a fantastic guy with production skills that cannot be ignored.
Dash Berlin has released a wonderful video on his YouTube channel. It shows the coming of age of Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester's daughter Lotte. The video is accompanied by Dash Berlin's latest collaboration with French artist Clément Bcx - a track name 'I Take Care'. The result is a wonderful, intimate and moving video. It is so positive and life confirming, it makes you happy instantly.
Armin van Buuren doesn't only embrace other sounds, but also sports. The famous DJ can be seen together with Dutch F1 sensation Max Verstappen after the F1 race in Brazil. Whereas Armin exels in producing beautiful dance tracks, Max exels in sensational overtakes on other tracks. Both guys are entertaining millions of followers world wide. So they have a lot in common don't you agree? We do not share this kind of news often, but for this special encounter we made an exception.
Embrace is the 6th studio album by dutch legend Armin van Buuren. Having had each track on repeat at least a dozen times, my verdict is 'solid crossover album, suprisingly trancy'. As a trance addict, I generally love Armin's productions, but I have not been too keen on his venturing into more progressive territory in recent years. His love for trance surfaces unmistakenly on Embrace however (hurray), like on the catchy 'Make it Right' featuring Angel Taylor's raw vocals and not the least on 'Face of Summer' featuring Sarah Decourcy. But forget about trance. For me the star is a guy called Eric Vloeimans.
If you are an electronic music producer and you want to add speech or some vocal lines to your track, then you will obviously need a microphone. But if you are on a tight budget you really do not wish to pay a lot of money for a top class microphone. In this article we will compare two cheap microphones that promise to give you a very good recording quality and compare them in terms of sound quality.
You may have noticed already, but we've added thousands of midi files to Midichords. Progressive house midis, electro house midis, trance midis, ambient, rap, rock, you name it. These files represent some of the greatest songs in edm history. We have midi files of Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Dash Berlin, Avicii, Bobina, Ferry Corsten, Swedish House Mafia, to name only a few.
If you have read all our posts on music theory you have learned quite a lot about chords - which you can use in your compositions - but we haven’t talked so much about scales. If you think that there are only 2 scales - Major and Minor – then this is really far from the truth. There are actually many different scales in music! You’re not exposed to them on an average day as modern mainstream music mostly sticks to Major and Minor, but there are other scales that are used as well. In this post we will have a closer look at some of them.
Belgian sensation Lost Frequencies, Felix de Laet, has released a new track, his first after the much acclaimed remix of Are You With Me by Easton Corbin. Released under Armada's sublabel The Bearded Man, this new tune - titled Reality and featuring the vocals of Dutchman Janieck Devy - is a worthy successor of Are You With me.
If you have been reading our posts on music theory, you already know we’ve covered quite some ground. For example, you've learned about triads, 7th chords, 6th chords and sus chords. In this post we will talk about another group of chords, the so-called inverted chords. After reading this post you will know what inverted chords are, how to write them down and the most important thing - how to use them. Let’s begin shall we?