To the EDM community, March is a big month of the year - at the end of the month one of the biggest music conferences in the world takes place in the form of Miami Music Week
, which culminates to a huge finish through Ultra Music Festival
. In honor of these massive events taking place, Nicky Romero
releases a yearly compilation CD through Protocol Recordings
to get one in the mood for future festivities. This year's "Miami 2014" compilation was filled with several heavy-hitting progressive house tunes that continue to give the record label a good name.
City Dreams - Hats Off Tunes & CreamyCookies
Featured on the compilation is a fantastic collaboration of the wonderful CreamyCookies
(one of their tracks was featured here last week) and the inspiring Hats Off Tunes
. Together, these two duos created "City Dreams," an incredibly well-produced track that perfectly captured the energy of Miami. My favorite part about this track is that it brings me back to progressive house productions of 2008-2012, which I consider to be a golden age of sorts of this genre. Not only does "City Dreams" feature a an intense drop that gets you moving (that also reminds me of older Swanky Tunes productions), but it also utilizes something that not too many big-time house producers use these days: a nice breakdown that gives the song time to build up in a smoother progression. Even better are the orchestral accents! I highly encourage everyone who likes this song to support these guys and purchase the track on Beatport!