Estiva’s new track ‘The Maze’ will make you lose yourself on the dancefloor.
We spoke to Estiva about how the track came to be. This is what he had to say: “With The Maze I wanted to focus on getting lost in the music. The whole track evolves around a straight forward arpeggio sound, accompanied by a driving bassline. You constantly feel tension and you’re asking yourself where the track is taking you. The up- and downrising fx on the main lead give you that extra dimension of hypnotic vibe which I love on the dancefloor!”
Once the winding build-up enters the equation, you can’t go back. A tune you can’t help but lose yourself in, ‘The Maze’ sees Estiva conjure up another signature Progressive Trance cut meant to keep you hooked from start to finish. It’s one of the most-lauded singles from his ‘Spectacle’ album for a reason, y’know?
It’s no secret that ESTIVA is hands down one of the artists we love more here at The Backstage Access, so during last Amsterdam Dance Event, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to join him at Armada Music Headquarter to catch up on the latest news about him and his music.
He played an enthralling set during ASOT streaming that Thursday, featuring 3 brand new tracks of him;
like he told us back in June when we met in Ibiza, Steven has plenty of material for ‘Spectacle 2’ but looks like we need to be patient and wait for the release next year.
We also talked about tour life and the ability to handle it, as it can be stressing sometimes, and then Estiva revealed us he really enjoys testing new tunes to put the crowd out of its comfort zone with something never heard before.
Enjoy our chat here:
We sat down with Elevven at Armada Music headquarter during Amsterdam Dance Event 2018.
The L.A. based duo (Eskai and SNR) explained us how they joined forces for good giving birth to their project called ‘Elevven’ and how they became part of Statement!.
Already supported by all the big names in the scene, they revealed us some funny experiences and a few facts about their creative process.
Enjoy our chat here:
Are you ready for a party? Then you’re definitely ready for Rodg’s new track ‘Beam’! This track will give you the energy to dance on the dance floor all night long.
Listen to the track HERE
Coming up with another high-impact cut meant to wreck dance floors, Rodg is giving the fans exactly what they want. Offering energetic basslines, wonderful harmonies and a melodic synergy few tracks can match, ‘Beam’ is like a sonic laser show: gorgeous, impressive and a surefire way to set the mood for a kick-ass live show.
If you’re looking for a track that will blow your mind, this is it! Taken from the ‘Togetherr’ remix album Ben Nicky created a full-one, bassline-led monster tune. Can’t wait to hear it? Listen to it here.
The entire remix album of Ruben de Ronde and Rodg is now available for you and as the boys like to state themselves ‘Super happy with the turn out for the remix album, I’m happy to see we were able to extend the Togetherr records into multiple genres that weren’t present on the original album. WAIO, Ben Nicky, Pacco & Rudy B, Melosense, Four Days totally expanded the Togetherr spectrum to the more Psy, Uplifting, deep progressive chill and deep house vibes.’Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Chloe – When You’re Gone (Ben Nicky Remix) HERE
Impactful like any Ben Nicky production, this remix of Ruben de Ronde, Rodg and Chloe’s ‘When You’re Gone’ is what a true sonic bulldozer sounds like. Taken from the ‘Togetherr’ remix album, this full-on, bassline-led monster tune will blow your mind as often as it blows your sound system.
Extending the momentum of Ruben de Ronde x Rodg's collaborative album, 'Togetherr (Remixed)' ups the ante with nine solid remixes. Courtesy of rising electronic music stars such as Elevven, Melosense, Ruslan Radriges, Solid Stone, WAIO and more, this larger-than-life remix album shows all the benefits of creating magic 'Togetherr'.
Listen to ‘Togetherr’ Remixed album HERE
1. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Chloe - When Youre Gone (Ben Nicky Remix) 2. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Sir Notch - Larger Than Life (Elevven Remix) 3. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Louise Rademakers - Riptide (Solid Stone Remix) 4. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Estiva - Intergalagtic (WAIO Remix) 5. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Little Drummer (Four Days Remix) 6. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Whoop (Roovel Remix) 7. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Ben Gold - BombSquadKittens (Melosense Remix) 8. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg - Strobe Machine (Pacco & Rudy B Remix) 9. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Hal Stucker - (L) (Pacco & Rudy B Remix) 10. Ruben de Ronde X Rodg X Orjan Nilsen - Booya (Ruslan Radriges Remix)
‘Strobe Machine’ is part of the remix album ‘Togetherr’. ‘Togetherr’ is the joint album of Ruben de Ronde X Rodg, their album was released last year. Ruben and Rodg did some crazy gigs together to celebrate their album! This remix of ‘Strobe Machine’ will light up the dance floor in no time. You can listen it here.
In addition to their remarkable take on ‘(L)’, Pacco & Rudy B have emerged with a revamp of another single taken from Ruben de Ronde X Rodg’s ‘Togetherr’ album. Alluringly progressive with several stellar melodies on top, this remix of ‘Strobe Machine’ will light up the dance floor in no time.
You will understand where the name of this track is coming from after hearing Rodg, his Quote:
‘How awesome would that be.. That you could buy a ticket to Jupiter one day. Instead of a ticket to JFK, Dubai or Madrid ;-)’. Maybe we could buy that one day, how awesome.
But for now, just listen to ‘Ticket To Jupiter’ here.
Statement! regular Rodg is at it again. Translating his galactic production abilities to a record that draws even those “out there” to our earthly dance floor, he offers fans a ‘Ticket To Jupiter’ for the sonic ride of their lives through a tune that’s truly out of this world.
The Dutch electronic dance music DJ has performed at events across the world, Estiva has brought his infectious sound and energy to some of the most pivotal events in the scene. His new track ‘Rage Race’ shows a totally different side of his album ‘Spectacle’.
Estiva: ‘As much as I love the pretty and emotional melodies, sometimes I just feel like raving and raging on the dance floor. Rage Race is a bass driven track I wrote having a dark and steamy club environment in mind. I named it Rage Race because I want to see which one of you clubbers can go out of its mind best!’
Be ready to go on another crazy ride with Estiva, listen to ‘Rage Race’ here.
Definitely one of the darker tracks from his ‘Spectacle’ album, ‘Rage Race’ shows another side to the acclaimed signature sound of Dutch top producer Estiva. Merging a vicious sounding bassline with thumping beats and buzzing synth rises, this tune sets the mood as soon as it kicks in late at night.
And talking about dark and steamy clubs, we met Estiva during the summer at the world famous club Hi Ibiza, and sat down with him for a chat, check this out!
Teaming up together to create another musical masterpiece. Progressive at its finest, ‘Madrigal’ definitely makes you want more!
Ruben: “Ever since I signed one of Yoel’s records a few years ago on my label Statement!, I always thought it would be nice to work on something with him. A few years later this opportunity arose! To top everything off, we asked Natalie Gioia to deliver some cool vocal work, ‘Madrigal’ is the result! The name might be a bit random, but if you have watched the legendary Breaking Bad TV series, you’ll figure it out ;-).”
Churning out progressive masterpieces without stop, Ruben de Ronde and Yoel Lewis are currently scoring perfect As on the prolificness scale. Now teaming up together as well as with famed songstress Natalie Gioia, they merge their signature sounds into something greater, something so incredible you won’t want anything else. Progressive at its finest, ‘Madrigal’ will have you reeling for more all night long.
There are times in life when I allow myself to fangirl a little, and one of those people that still make me swoon is Ruben de Ronde. Not only is he uber talented (no seriously, he is an incredible producer, Statement! Recordings label’s boss, host of his very own The Sound of Holland radio show, co-host of A State of Trance, and relentlessly touring worldwide ) he is kind, funny, so very down to earth and just a good human. One of the many reasons I feel so fortunate to run The Bakstage Access is because I get the opportunity to work with such talented peple every so often, and guess what ? I’ve been lucky again to sit down with him for a chat during the e-Lake festival held at Echternach, Luxemburg, on Saturday 11th August.
TBA: Hi Ruben, is this your first time here in Luxembourg?
RdR: Well DJing yes, but I’ve been here a lot of times when I was younger on vacation, Luxembourg is a nice place.
TBA: Do you have some new singles coming out and can you tell us something ?
RdR : Yes, I’ve just released a tune with Alexander Popov and it’s featured in Armin’s new compilation as well, and a lot of new music is coming soon, a collaboration with Natalie Gioia is coming in about 3 weeks and 10 new remixes of the album I did with Rodg, Togetherr, they are coming probably in September.
TBA: Are you also working on a new album ?
RdR: Well you know I am making a lot of music and I cannot really decide which tunes to chose for a new album and I wanna limit it to 10 tracks and it’s hard ’cause I have about 20 tracks that are finished right now so no idea what to do.
TBA: Oh well we can help you chose!
RdR : Haha yes please help
TBA: How is Statement! doing now?
RdR: Great! I am super happy with the talents that are releasing on my label lately, Estiva is doing a great job, Rodg is doing great ,the Elevven guys from L.A. , Marco Santoro, Max Meyer… they are all doing fantastic so I am very happy. It’s nice to have a constant flow music going.
TBA : Any cooperation you would really like to do?
RdR: That’s a good question… there are ton of artists I would like to work with..
TBA: Oh I know one!!! Maria Mena?
RdR : Oh yes I would love to but that’s not possible
TBA: Never say never
RdR : Well if I could add one to the list it’s High as a Kite , they are a Norwegian band and I would love to cooperate with them.
And I also would love to do another tune with Genix, the set we did back to back at Electronic Family was super fun!
TBA: So what’s up next in terms of gigs etc?
RdR : Well next week I am off for the first time since…. God knows when so it’s nice cause I will also celebrate my birthday soon!
The week after I am going to Creamfields then New Horizons then the week after I am going to South America I think …
TBA : You also played at Tomorrowland again this summer, how was it?
RdR : Amazing! Tomorrowland is such a fantastic festival but I also have to say there are a lot of many great festivals these days and if you haven’t been there yet make sure you go to Untold or Sunrise in Poland, those two are just highlighted in my calendar from now on, Poland is always great and Untold was a surprise for me, I didn’t know it was so good.
TBA: Ok cool, well noted 🙂
Oh but how are your kitties now???
RdR: Haha they are doing great thanks, probably sleeping by now, but I’ll be driving home soon, can’t wait to see them
TBA: Your top tunes right now?
RdR : Well there is a new one from Marcus Schossow, I can’t say it now but I’ve been playing it in my sets for a long time and I got so many questions from people sending me videos on Instagram etc. asking me what tune is that, well it’s the new from Marcus Schossow and it’s gonna be on Statement! Then I still love Rainbow which I made with Estiva, still playing it in all my set!
TBA: Oh I’ve asked him about this tune during our last interview!
RdR : Yes it’s the perfect combination of both of our sounds, I think Estiva is a next level producer, I’ve seen his schedule of August and he is everywhere, I am super proud of him!
TBA: If you could be stuck in a musical time, what would you chose?
RdR : Probably 1999/2000 cause everything that was released was still new, I am not saying it’s the best music ’cause music now is better in quality, just being nostalgic, back then it was the first time I went to Trance Energy and a lot of other events so it brings back good memories.
TBA: Ok Ruben, thanks a lot for your time and see you soon
RdR : Thank you,for sure!