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Fresh Music - June 30, 2022

NEW Dissident Music, Micke’s “Stung” & “Hive”

This July 15, 2022 Producer/DJ Michael Tinder (aka Micke), release more than a FEW new cuts! The Beatport preorder date is July 8, 2022 for those who want to get in line now. You may recognize Micke (pronounced MICKEY), for his sterling production of late, both solo and with the legendary Sandra Collins. His history, though, is deeply rooted – running all the way back to turn-of-the-millennium Washington D.C. It was in iconic venues such as Nation and Club 5, with a tenure as a resident DJ and organizer for one of the most influential club brands in the history of the American dance scene: Buzz . . . that the growth really began to bud. As if these roots were not deep enough, Micke’s work with Deep Dish’s label and record store, Yoshitoshi kept him immersed at the forefront of new sounds in the aughts. . . all while he began the work of honing his production skills. Did he ever?!?  Fast forward to today, Micke joins Dissident Music for his second release, “Stung.” This honey-sweet progressive breaks outing was originally pollinated in Micke’s D.C. studio, with a nod to the apiary theme. “Stung” is an unofficial tribute to the clubbing brand that helped launch his career, Buzzlife, and its founder (another US Rave pioneer), Scott Henry. “Stung” first appeared on Dissident Miami 2021. Now,  “Stung” sees a full release with some well-suited and amazing remixes! 

First up, fans of Progressive House music need no introduction to Blake Jarrell. Signed to Armada and on tour with Armin van Buuren for the better part of a decade, Blake’s imprint on the global Dance scene is undeniable. After taking some time away from releasing music (to beat cancer, no less), Blake has returned with a vengeance. Blake is unleashing a monster of a remix with “Stung (Blake Jarrell Resurrection).” Mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Luca Pretolesi, this is proper, future-forward yet classic and sophisticated as well as, massively building Progressive House. It will captivate audiences at festivals and underground dark rooms alike. Do not fear its twelve-minute run-time! It’s a journey and your crowd will thank you.  

Mariion Christiian (half of Magnetic Ghost), returns to Dissident ahead of his upcoming EP with a beautiful Progressive Breaks interpretation. Big melodies and big emotions – Mariion Christiian takes all the best attributes of the original and adds his own twist. Mariion does so to great effect.   

Last but not least, Micke returns with a four on the floor rendition of “Stung,” renamed “Hive.” Another solid outing that has a depth and character all its own however, one that is definitely not to be missed! All in all, this release is an absolute banger from three amazing artists whom we are very proud to present to you. Thanks for supporting Dissident Music and please stay tuned for more!

Dissident Music Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/label/dissident-music-emg/63626

*Mastered by Matt Davis at Hacienda Mastering. †Mastered by Luca Pretolesi. 

•   Stung (Original mix) * – Breaks  

•   Stung (Blake Jarrell Resurrection) † – Progressive House   

•   Stung (Mariion Christiian Remix) * – Breaks   

•   Hive (Original mix) * – Progressive House