My first recommendation will be the norwegian DJ-duo Carl Louis & Martin Danielle, often refered to as CLMD. I strongly believe that CLMD are two of the brightest new talents of the entire house music scene and they have been demonstrating that by continuously releasing great tracks, play at bigger and bigger events and getting more and more recognition among house music legends such as Pete Tong and Tiesto. CLMD started producing as early as 2007, however their real breakthrough wasn´t until in 2011 when they released the amazing song called "Little bit" featuring vocalist Colonel Red.
The year before they released "The Message" which now also got the attention that it deserved.
After "Little Bit" you stumbled over their production more frequently, but Carl Louis & Martin Daniells real triumph was in 2012 when they released "Black eyes and blue". I am completely honest when i tell you that I have been listening to this track at least 500 times over the last year. It completely blew me away and I still haven´t grown tired of it. For me it is total perfection. This song embodies to me what house music is all about, pure and limitless euphoria. With its catchy and incisive vocals combined with progressive house synth strings creates a sound that is being slung right into your soul. Not to forget is the beautiful music video shot in Los Angeles!
CLMD continued to tour the entire world and produce some great remixes during the rest of 2012. They also moved away from Norway and established themselves in New York. In Januari they finally released another original track. Not easy to live up to the massive amount of expectations that was generated after their previous success however i think they manage to do a good job. The song "Fallin like angels" really gave them a kickstart of 2013 and I am sure that they will keep on producing great music and play even bigger shows and festivals this year. So look out for them and make sure you don´t miss them if the show up in your city!
Why would you need drugs when you can listen to CLMD?