Mustachioed Milan mixmaster Christian Vlad recently teamed up with Chicago-based vocalist Andrea Love to forge the rousing piano-house cut “Elevation.” Released on Get Twisted — the unstoppable house imprint helmed by London-based DJ/producer duo Alex and Stef of Tough Love — their collaboration is one of the feel-good dance floor jams of the year.
Vlad has been deep in the mix since the mid-’90s, DJing, touring in Switzerland and Spain and holding down residencies in Italy. Back in 2010 he made his debut with a co-production with Simon De Jano called “Zebra” in 2010. He’s been slowly and carefully crafting his style, opting to take a less is more approach. But with this heater is getting lots of love from the likes of UMEK, MAKJ, EDX, Jus Jack, Simon De Jano & Madwill, and Federico Scavo, we’re hoping for a follow-up release sooner than later.
Below Vlad takes a few moments out of his day to wax poetic about fresh tracks currently dominating his DJ sets.
Icarus – “King Kong”
The rhythm of this track is great, and you can’t get rid of the lyrics. I love it!
Jean Bacarreza, Ashibah – Get It On (Original Mix)
You just can’t stop moving to this groove and the old Martin Solveig vocal makes this song one of my favourites. I’m literally consuming this track on set!
Hardsoul feat. “Raphaella” – Weightless (Extended Mix)
Hardsoul are my favorite producers since ever and this production is further proof.
J Majik feat. Kathy Brown – Love Is Not A Game (Full Intention Remix)
When Full Intention touches music …well, the result is magic. Pure house music!
Roog, Dennis Quin – Igohart feat. Berget Lewis (Original Mix)
The old-school vocal and the groove of this song makes this hit a real floor-killer!