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Notable Dance Podcast #072

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Notable Dance Podcast #072 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Junior Sanchez vs Bad Suns – Salt (Original Mix)
Block & Crown vs Troj – Come To See Me
Second City ft Ali Love – What Can I Do
Cleavage – Need Someone
Mike Mago ft Dragonette – Outlines (Original Mix)
Gabriel & Dresden – New Ground (Original Mix)
Olav Basoski – Stress Test (Vocal Mix)
Anna Lunoe – Bass Drum Dealer
BT ft Christian Burns – Paralyzed (Original Mix)
David Anthony ft Rozalla – Can You Feel The Love (Extended Mix)
Aerreo ft Jonny Rose – Meteorite (Extended Mix)
Manufactured Superstars ft Jarvis Church – Stay (Extended)
Cosmic Gate & Eric Lumiere – Falling Back (Extended Mix)

Picture of BT taken at WMC 2014.

SONG OF THE DAY: Block & Crown Vs Troj – Come To See Me

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One complaint often leveled at electronic music is that it is so perfect and precise. The beats are measured, something happens every four measures, and everything is perfectly synched.  Embracing the style of Le Youth, sampling and distorting an old vocal sample until it is unrecognizable, “Come to See Me,” the recent release from Block & Crown vs Troj throws a bit of a curveball.  The tech-house/future-house/nu-house (insert current de rigeur subgenre) track reworks the vocals of Brandy’s “What About Us” to sound masculine.  If that isn’t disorienting enough, the vocal placement is off, seemingly on purpose, to throw you off the game.  If you try to sing along, you can’t. This isn’t the haphazard sloppiness of an amateur producer, but an enticing, almost stimulatingly dysfunctional method of disorienting the listener.  Just when you think you’ve got the groove, it throws you off.   A parallel would be the high fashion models who become successful due to a flaw which makes them special. In a world of precision EDM, an off the cuff track like “Come to See Me” really stands out and makes a statement.

Image courtesy of Tactical Music.

Notable Dance Podcast #036

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Block & Crown – Hard to Let Go
Charli XCX – Super Love (Mike Mago)
CLMD – Fader
Sultan & Ned Shepard – All These Road (Trentino)
Tai & Kay- The Thrill (Original)
Dave Spoon – At Night (Tom Staar)
Timmy Trumpet & SCNDL – Bleed
Justin Prime & Joey Dale – Poing
Disco Fries – Parachute (Original)
Cazzette – Run For Cover
Orjan Nilsen – Mafioso (Extended)
Martin Volt & Quentin Slate ft Jonny Rose – Ruins (Original)
Iversoon & Alex Daf ft Eireann Wax – State of Oblivion (van Eyden)
Zerotic – Eternal Love