Notable Dance Podcast #015

3Lau, Paris & Simo ft Bright Lights – Escape
Angger Dimas – Never Been
The Shapeshifters – No Need No Body
Fedde Le Grand Sultan Ned Shepard – No Good
Eddie Halliwell – Go (Original)
Stonebridge, Matt Aubrey, Holevar ft H W – Hold On (DJ Mog)
Dan Black ft Kelis – Hearts (Kaskade & R3hab)
HIIO Max C – I’ll Be There (Club)
Mysto and Pizzi – Surrender
Andrea Belli & Joe Rok ft Jonny Rose – Lighters (Jack and Joy Mix)
Julie Thompson with Super 8 & Tab – Your Secret’s Safe (Original)
Da Hool ft Emmalyn – Into the Unknown (Antillas & Dankann)
Freemasons ft Katherine Ellis – Tears (Radio Edit)

SONG OF THE DAY: Julie Thompson with Super 8 & Tab – “Your Secret’s Safe”

In this world where the DJ/Producer is always the star, it’s so refreshing to see the singer credited as the main artist on a track. Singer/songwriter Julie Thompson made her first entry to the dance world with James Holden on the massive underground track “Nothing” and has successfully crossed the genre lines of trance, electro, and progressive house by working with producers as varied as the Freemasons, Tiesto,  Freestylers, and Andy Duguid. While the progressive-leaning trance track by Super 8 & Tab is solid, “Your Secret’s Safe” is all about Julie’s vocal performance which shows a range with a forceful verse and uplifting bridge (reminiscent of Madonna’s “Love Profusion”)  that leads to an atmospheric, almost angelic chorus.  The contrast between the energetic beats and the calming lyrics elevates it from a club track to something more meaningful, memorable, and almost spiritual. As the first taste of her upcoming sophomore artist album ‘Eye of the Storm,’ we anxiously await hearing more from her. 

Image Courtesy of Magik Musik.