Notable Dance Podcast #065

Notable Dance Podcast #065 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Chris Malinchak ft Mikky Ekko – Stranger
Route 94 ft Jess Glynne – My Love (Bender Remix)
Oliver $, Jimi Jules – Pushing On
Zinc – Show Me (KiNK Beat Remix)
Leonardo GloVibes ft Juiceppe – Electrica Salsa
Alex Metric – Hope
Nile Rodgers – Do What You Wanna Do (Chocolate Puma Remix)
Harry Romero – Tania (Riva Starr Remix)
Eric Prydz – Liberate
Lush & Simon – Hunter
Dash Berlin & Jay Cosmic ft Collin McLoughlin – Here Tonight
TS7 ft Yaz Nikks – Give Me a Sign (Garage Mix)
Harold van Lennep – Liberation

(Picture of Leonardo Glovibes taken at Winter Music Conference 2014.)

SONGS OF THE DAY: Gorgon City ft MNEK – “Ready For Your Love” and Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne “Rather Be”

These two songs that originally hit the interwebs in December finally get their commercial release this week (at least in the UK.). Both are part of the ’90s flashback meme, though they channel different influences.  “Ready For Your Love” is a straightforward R&B dance song with garage elements woven nicely throughout.  While the track is good, the real star is the vocalist MNEK.  The singer has had major success producing and writing major hits for The Saturdays, Little Mix, and Duke Dumont (as well as for Kylie’s upcoming album), and listening to this song will make you look forward to more music with him as the lead vocalist.  Featuring a similarily soulful vocal, “Rather Be” is a seductively addictive piano-based house track.  For ’90s inspiration, I would say the Clean Bandit is a 2014 take on the Deep Dish/Everything But the Girl collaborations and productions, while the Gorgon City recalls the best work of the Artful Dodger.  Both of these songs are bound for major pop success in the UK, and hopefully they will make it over here to the states as well.

Images courtesy of Warner and Virgin/EMI.

SONGS OF THE DAY: Gorgon City ft MNEK – “Ready For Your Love” and Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne “Rather Be”