Notable Dance Podcast #055

White n3rd – SKANK
Bimbo Jones & Beverley Knight – I Found OuT (The Bimbo Jones Mardi Gras Mix)
WaWa & Tune Brothers – Sing (FalseFace Remix)
Oliver Heldens – Gecko (Original Mix)
Jason Herd ft Sherry St Germain – This is What We Came For (Original Mix)
MOTI – Don’t Go Lose It (Original Mix)
Hardwell – Everybody Is In The Place (Original)
Alvaro – Shades (Original Mix)
Joachim Garraud ft Perry & Etty Farrell – Everybody (Original)
Showtek & Ookay – Bouncer (Original)
Botnek & 3LAU – Vikings (Original Mix)
Sander Van Doorn & Firebeatz – Guitar Track (Original)
Audien – Wayfarer (Original Mix)
tyDi ft Dia Frampton – Stay (Extended Mix)

(Picture of Audien taken during WMC 2014.)

Notable Dance Podcast

SONG OF THE DAY: Bimbo Jones & Beverley Knight – I Found Out

Beloved producer/remix duo Bimbo Jones officially launch their long-awaited second artist album ‘Go Naked’ with “I Found Out,” a modern version of the classic diva-done-wrong anthem. Over a frolicking electropop beat, British soul singer Beverley Knight (“Shoulda Woulda Coulda,” “Come As Your Are”) lets her former partner have it for all the ways she has been disrespected. Remixes by Sebastian Carter, Funky Junction & Ariano Kino, and Looney B take the track in various directions – nu-house, big room, old-school disco, harder electro – with the vocal always being the focus. Joining the previously released “Everything That I Got” (with Kristine W) and “See U Later/Questions” (with Ida Corr), “I Found Out” highlights the focus of their album – classically talented and big voices singing full-on songs over electro – something which is actually quite rare in the genre. With additional songs by Angie Brown, Blake Lewis, Debra Andrews, Sergio Mendes, and four powerhouse workouts by Katherine Ellis, ‘Go Naked’ is a must have for any lover of vocal dance music.

Image Courtesy of Radikal Records.

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SONG OF THE DAY: NERVO & Ivan Gough ft Beverley Knight – “Not Taking This No More”

OK, this is going to be a bit of a reach.  A staple elements of ’90s club music was the big black diva belting out a “done me wrong” anthem.  With all the current ’90s revival, this is one genre/meme/trope that I’ve been anxiously awaiting the return of, and “Not Taking This No More” comes close to satiating the desire.  A trio of Aussies, the NERVO twins and Ivan Gough (from TV Rock), produce a banging big room electro track that serves as the backing for British soul singer Beverley Knight to sing her story of recovery from a bad relationship.  It’s energetic and guaranteed to pack a floor, making it everything that a DJ could want.  Nervo are not strangers to working with soulful big voices, remember last year’s “Something to Believe In” with Cookie’s anthemic hook.  This new song builds up the vocals to a full verse and a chorus, but I keep wondering how amazing it would be if it was fleshed out to be a full verse-chorus-verse structure.  Yes, I’m repeating what I said last year but when a song is this good you can’t blame me for wanting more…

Image Courtesy of Spinnin.