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)

INTERVIEW: CLMD (2013)

Norwegian duo Carl Louis and Marin Danielle, better known as CLMD, has been rising in popularity.  Their original tracks (“Falling Like Angels,” “Black Eyes and Blue”), remixes (Norman Doray, Gus Gus, Max Vangeli), and white labels (“Turn the Music Up”) have been getting love and support from DJs around the world.  A distribution deal for their Up North imprint through Sony gives them the freedom to release music when they want all over the world.  Their recent release, the gorgeous and progressive “The Stockholm Syndrome,” is just a sign of what’s to come from the talented duo.

Ron Slomowicz: So Carl, where do you keep all your medals?
Carl Louis: Haha, in the fridge.
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SONG OF THE DAY: Freemasons – “Bring It Back”

2013 is going to be a big year for the Freemasons. Starting the year, “Tears,” their stadium-housed take on “Purple Rain”- featuring vocals by inimitable Katherine Ellis, created huge buzz on Soundcloud. Next up was their epic mix of Depeche Mode’s “Heaven” which is already storming the clubs. Out now is their first official release, “Bring It Back,” an updated take on the classic Freemasons sound – big room happy house with elements of “Da Funk”-era Daft Punk hooks, uplifting keyboard lines, and wildly-effected vocals. The brilliantly-executed drop-out, leading to a massive speed-up, had me flashing back to old school rave days when the DJ would drop “Thousand” by Moby and watch the candy kids try to keep up with it. Speaking of kids, the stop-motion video made by the duo featuring Legos, action figures, studio gear, and post-it notes coming to life is beyond brilliant. Along with “Butter’s Theme,” the video proves that artistic creativity trumps big budgets every time.

Image Courtesy of Freemaison.