SONG OF THE DAY: Fedde Le Grand & Sultan + Ned Shepard – “No Good”
Ever since “Put Your Hands Up for Detroit,” Dutchman Fedde Le Grand has been a fixture on the international club scene, packing dance floors with his energetic sets. He is one of those DJs (like Benny Benassi) that you can watch DJ and feel how good of a time he is having. This also comes through in his original tracks and remixes. With aims for the big festivals, he has found a special niche of updating club classics with a 2010s feel through remixes (Sono “Keep Control,” Everything but the Girl “Missing,” Fatboy Slim “Praise You”) and covers (“So Much Love” as a cover of Together’s “So Much Love to Give”). For “No Good,” Fedde teams with talented producer/DJ duo Sultan + Ned Shepard for an electro update of The Prodigy’s classic jungle anthem “No Good (Start the Dance).” The track is an energetic (and entertaining) mix of dancehall, electro, stadium, hardcore, and even a breakbeat section reminiscent of the original track. As divergent as that sounds, the flow is perfect and this track will be massive on any dance floor. For the video, the style is similar to that of his previous track “Rockin and Rollin” with the addition of live action dandies with cartoonish Jedward-styled bouffants. While the goose-stepping might be a little off-putting, the idea of consecutive videos with a similar animation harkens back to Daft Punk’s Interstella 5555 space-age narrative. We could only imagine the story that would come from playing these Fedde Le Grand videos back-to-back.
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