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REVIEW: Sebastian Ingrosso - Dark River out on Refune / Universal Music

The Swedish DJ, producer and label boss of Refune records returns after his sensational dance single "FLAGS" with Dark River.

With initially quiet acoustic sounds and vocals, the track quickly turns into an EDM masterpiece with hard Drops, stark basslines and plump synthesizers.

On May 20 the  Axwell Remode version will be released as well. 

Sebastian Ingrosso, has already served as a DJ at the Main Stages of the largest electronic music festival, and he  has been very successful producer as well.

Besides his own productions which have influenced the global dancefloor sounds such as, Calling (Lose My Mind) 'featuring Alesso,' Reload 'featuring Tommy Trash and John Martin and many more, he has also remixed Robyn, Justin Timberlake and Miike Snow just to name a few.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="9"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="9"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="9"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="9"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="9"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="9"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dark River[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Ingrosso is a true star of the electronic music scene circuit and his track Dark River signals a change for him as from the big mainstage sounds he moves towards a more deep house/future house with rave house style track. Rather than the big anthem Swedish synths the track is directed towards the Oliver Heldens sound that seems to prevail and DJs like Tiesto to follow in their productions as well. The breakdown is really beautiful with acoustic guitars with that country sounding chorus that is perfect for USA audiences. The drop is intense and energetic to keep the festival arenas instantly gratified. Love it [/content]

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