Notable Dance Podcast #044

DJ Zinc – Show Me
Ray Roc & Gabriela J – Disco Life
Disclosure ft Sasha Keable – Voices (Wookie)
Just Ivy ft Akon – Paradise (Starkillers)
Syn Cole ft Madame Buttons – Miami 82 (Cole Vocal)
The Freestylers ft Laura Steel – Falling (Stanton Warriors)
Laidback Luke & Peking Duk – Mufasa
Steve Aoki & Coone – Cant Stop the Swag
Tiesto – Redlights (Afrojack)
Deniz Koyu – Ruby
R3hab & Nervo & Ummet Ozcan – Revolution (Vocal)
Ben DJ vs Chris Willis – Survivor (Cristian Marchi)
Emotek & DJ Leo D ft Toby Penner – Orange Sky

Notable Dance Podcast #044

SONG OF THE DAY: EmoTek & DJ Leo D ft Toby Penner – “Orange Sky”

It’s not a surprise that Avicii was inspired by Nashville for his recent releases.  Nashville is the “Music City” and as such has a large population of great singers and songwriters.  A good song is a good song and will work in any genre – country, pop, or EDM. Nashville producers EmoTek and Leo D built this pop-leaning soundscape track with some catchy hooks and gorgeous synth work.  Similar to Armin van Buuren enlisting Canadian boy band singer Trevor Guthrie (from soulDecision), the duo called upon Canadian-born Nashville resident Toby Penner (who was part of the boy band Jake). Toby’s voice has the timbre of blue-eyed soul, with the resonance of country and a bit of pop polish as evidenced by his strong performance on the brooding yet uplifting lyrics.  To give the release an international twist, mixes come from around the world – Dezza (Canada), Sunset (Brazil), Johan Stone (Iceland), and Francisco Lozano (well, New York is kind of another country when compared to Nashville). Seriously, there is a mix here for every kind of EDM DJ – tech house, electro, trance, and progressive.    Following the releases of Sunset & Solid Skill (“Alive”) and Hanski (“Sunlight Showers”), “Orange Sky” is another strong track from Nashville-based indie label Cloudland Music that is worth checking out.

Image Courtesy of Cloudland Music.

EmoTek & DJ Leo D ft Toby Penner – “Orange Sky”