Listening to new music, I try to not allow press releases or buzz to influence my opinion, so I click to listen before reading the hype. “Take A Risk Tonight” starts off quite pretty and melancholy, with male vocals similar in vibe to one of the Bob Sinclar classics “World Hold On” or “Love Generation.” As the verse ends, there’s that drum fill, which of course signals something electro is coming and then the song transforms into a big room festival track – with “those” effects and noises – yet it maintains a very pop feel, kind of like a new format we might call AAC (Afrojack adult contemporary). The up and down continues as the next verse comes in with a beatless drop, but it surprisingly works. I think it was Rollo who first perfected this style of hardcore dance beat with no vocals leading to the drop which contained the full song (look up his mix of Simply Red’s “Fairground” for an example). Remixes take the track house (Grand Vue), aggressive electro (Franck Dona), and broken beat disco (T. Colau). The “Take a Risk Tonight” line seems very YOLO, and the comedic video featuring a tricycle race to the death is both remarkably fresh and hilarious on many levels. This is pure pop music and very fitting for Sunday Funday. If anyone knows where to get those t-shirts with valentine candy hearts that say “I am your *unt” – please drop me an eMail and let me know.
Image Courtesy of Made 2 Dance.
Starz Angels – “Take A Risk Tonight”