SONG OF THE DAY: Cedric Gervais ft Coco – Through the Night

Genreblending in EDM is definitely making things more interesting. Avicii got universal praise for bringing country to the dance floor and Cedric is taking it a step further by bringing in a modern iteration of jump blues. The organic vibe feels like he could actually even be using real instruments. The track is energetic and will move a dance floor without any of the rote EDM clichés that predominate at the moment. There is one drum fill that comes in where you would expect it to go all “generic big room,” but it doesn’t, and that’s a good thing. If you insist on the big room sound, remixes by Chris Lake, CID, and Mednas do the trick – all using vocals, with the Chris Lake mix standing out for keeping so much of the original vibe. Vocalist Coco sounds good especially when expressing universal thoughts like “I wonder what you look like in the morning light.” The video is worth checking out since the beachside bonfire party is a much more desirable destination than the last time Cedric rode alone with a girl in a car (the “Sprit in My Life” video).

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SONG OF THE DAY: Chris Lake – Squeak

A track based on a fun sound effect is always fun – whether it be an explosion, a laugh, or a duck quacking. Scottish producer/DJ Chris Lake builds this bouncy new electro track around a squeak noise that sounds similar to the classic “Percolator” by Cajmere. Though it’s thoroughly modern in production style and on trend with everything you will hear right now, don’t be surprised if it mixes perfectly with an energetic record from the ’90s like Phunky Phantom “Get Up Stand Up.” It’s that kind of happy vibe which “Squeak” embraces while staying cool enough for the big name DJs to support. It makes you wonder which vocal track is going to be mashed on top?


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Notable Dance Podcast #039

Bellatrax ft Sophia May – Falling For You
Platinum Monkey – Banano
Absolut Groovers ft Master Freez – Do the Cha Cha (Tradelove)
Alistair Albrecht, Steven Cole ft Matt Heanes – Reaching the Headlights
Rasmus Faber ft Kirsty Hawkshaw – Clear Rain (Akinyan Portable Toy Box)
Nari & Milani – Patriots
Egor Azarkevich – Minsk
R3hab & Lucky Date – Rip It Up (Nicky Romero)
Steve Aoki & R3hab – Flight
Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka – Let Me Hear You Scream
Don Diablo – Origins
Showtek & Justin Prime ft Matthew Koma – Earthquake
Tritonal ft Skyler Stonestreet – Electric Glow
Chris Lake ft Jareth – Helium

Notable Dance Podcast #039