Our Top Three Dennis Cruz Weapons

Local-favourite Dennis Cruz is about to touch down in Australia to play at Babylon festival, as well as a handful more shows including Odyssey festival, In Cahoots and Up Freehouse in New Zealand. 


There are few acts who have spent more time in the spotlight than Cruz has. He was a pioneer of the tech house boom in 2016 and his constant flow of high calibre productions has allowed him to kick it at the top of the Beatport charts for the better part of 24 months.
Known for his tracks like ‘New Life’, ‘Mad’ and ‘Play’ (which all made stops at either at #1 or very close to), Dennis Cruz has had a staggering 50+ releases in Beatport’s top 100 and he’s spent an accumulative number of over 1,800 days in the chart overall.

As we prepare ourselves for what’s sure to be Dennis Cruz mania when he arrives in AUS and NZ this weekend, we picked our top three Dennis Cruz weapons to prepare you for what’s to come.

Dennis Cruz – Fever (Original Mix)

When you’re talking Dennis Cruz you can’t go past this weapon. ‘Fever’ was released on Solid Grooves as a part of their 2016 Ibiza Sampler and it resonates with everything Cruz is about. His impeccable ability to create mystery around a tech house track is something that no one had heard before and it’s a driving factor behind why he is now one of the most celebrated producers on earth today.

Riva Starr, Dennis Cruz & Gene Farris – Play (Original Mix)

This was always going to be huge. Putting three of the best heads in tech house together and asking them to write a track? It was practically a Beatport #1 before it was even written. The track encompasses the familiar deep vocals from Gene Farris, the layered percussion from Riva Starr and the unmistakable groove Dennis Cruz is known for – as we said, it was always going to be a winner.

Chus & Ceballos, Dennis Cruz – The Sun (Original Mix)

This is some of Cruz’s latest work and in our opinion, it’s also some of his best. ‘The Sun’ has come in the form of a four-track EP written with Chus & Ceballos – released on their own record label Stereo Productions.

The jungle inspired track takes a different turn from the norm for both artists who revolve their productions around the a-typical tech house sound. Instead ‘The Sun’ is more melodic, progressive and drum-heavy. It even has birds chirping in the background. If he doesn’t give this a play at Babylon, we’ll eat our proverbial hats.

Tour Dates

Friday 23rd February – Babylon Festival, Victoria

Saturday 24th February – Odyssey Music Festival, Secret Location, NSW

Sunday 25th February – In Cahoots, Penny Black, Melbourne

Saturday 3rd March – Audio Presents – Uptown Freehouse, Auckland

Sunday 4th March – Erick Morrillo vs Roger Sanchez, Red Hill Auditorium, Perth



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