Now every inch a major player on the EDM festival circuit, the third weekend in July will see Sunrise light up the Polish coast. Music lovers from all over continental Europe will converge on the Amfiteatr in Kołobzeg, where, set against the backdrop of the Baltic sea, the likes of Above & Beyond, Eric Prydz, Dash Berlin, Fedde Le Grande, Dada Life and Kyau & Albert will jet in to thrill!
It’s not going to be a weekend to miss… or forget!
Every world-class electronic music festival needs a world-class compilation album to bring those on-site memories back. On the 22nd of July High Contrast will be doing full justice to the Sunrise experience with the release of ‘Follow The Sunrise’ – their Judge Jules & Marcel Woods compiled mix-companion.
Both Mix-mechanics will (naturally enough!) be smashing the festival itself over the course of the weekend, but the album’s tracklist – full details of which are below – serving as advanced-word on what they’re going to be doing it with!
From the first beat of his mix, Jules is letting the drums speak, rolling out his latest studio titan ‘City Nights’. With a big precedent set, hot on its heels comes Mat Zo’s take of the Kyau & Albert anthem ‘Be There 4 U’ (aka ‘Tonight’) followed by a double-whammy of ‘Booty Slam’ and ‘Brace Yourself’ – the respective ‘latests’ from Cliff Coenraad and Jochen Miller. The centre section takes a turn to the tech with Erick Strong’s ‘Joker’, Lee Osborne’s tense, tough ‘Questions’ and Michael Jay Parker’s title-says-it-all ‘Rampage’ all stirring up a storm. Bringing the mix back out into the light, with a judicious, vocally-charged climax, Jules works in the Shy Brothers mighty ‘Blind Love’ and Andain’s (Gabriel & Dresden) comeback track ‘Promises’.
On the loose on disc 2 (and fresh off the back of his third Musical Madness compilation) is audio anarchist Marcel Woods. He’s right back into the thick of the action, mixing for kicks with Kryder’s trance-house hybrid ‘K2’, ‘Mush Mush’ from the Bassjackers and ‘Don’t Ditch’ – his first co-creation with the mighty Tiësto. Locking the mix into a tough groove, it wastes no time in juicing up fresh house, trance, prog and tech flavours with the likes of Dave Tort, Boys Will Be Boys (Tiësto again) and Holland’s Setrise contributing. Marcus Schossow’s refit of Red Carpet’s soulful vocal classic ‘Alright’ provides the perfect springboard for Marcel to drop his ‘SUNRISE’ track – this year’s hypersonic festival anthem. With the speakers properly prepped for the finale, he brings it with a double-hot helping of Marco V tracks (‘Unprepared’ and his latest ‘Nuf Z’) and the big, edgy trance melodies of Blake Jarell’s ‘Maldives’ and Arty’s latest ‘Around the World’.
The next best thing to being at the event itself, High Contrast Pres. Sunrise 2011 will hit shop shelves and download portals on the 22nd of July. Summer just got that bit better!
CD 01 mixed by Judge Jules
01. Judge Jules – City Nights
02. Solange – Messages (D-Mad Remix)
03. Kyau & Albert – Be There 4 U (Mat Zo Remix)
04. Lee Haslem – Get A Grip!
05. Jochen Miller – Brace Yourself (Jochen Miller Re-Edit)
06. Cliff Coenraad – Booty Slam
07. Marcel Woods – SUNRISE (Jonas Stenberg Remix)
08. Leon Bolier & Marcus Schossow – Ost Kaas
09. Erick Strong – Joker
10. Marco V – Unprepared (Marcel Woods Remix)
11. JOOP – Closer to Zero
12. Lee Osborne – Questions
13. Michael Jay Parker – Rampage
14. Raneem – Out Of Nowhere
15. Shy Brothers – Blind Love
16. Andain – Promises (Myon & Shane 54 Summer of Love Mix)
17. Tristan D – Interstate 5
CD 02 mixed by Marcel Woods
01. Jordy Lishious feat. Mitch Crown – Last Night (Festival Mix)
02. Cliff Coenraad – Intensify
03. Kryder – K2
04. Tiësto & Marcel Woods – Don’t Ditch
05. Bassjackers – Mush Mush / Marcel Woods – The Bottle
06. Boys Will Be Boys – We Rock
07. Red Carpet feat. Marcus Schossow – Alright 2011
08. Marcel Woods – SUNRISE (Sunrise 2011 Anthem)
09. Marco V – Unprepared (Marcel Woods Remix)
10. Bassjackers & Apster – Contour
11. Marco V – Nuf Z
12. David Tort – Jack It Up
13. De Leon & Gum Me – Awake (Original Mix)
14. Arty – Around the World
15. Setrise vs Oza – Crochetta (Club Mix)
16. Blake Jarrell – Maldives (Genix Remix)
17. Bon Finix – Bottle Up (Jean Luke Remix)