SONG OF THE DAY: Stonebridge, Luv Gunz, & Koko Laroo – You Can Have It All

Classy house. With this rebirth of classic house music, the new generation of producers can easily be sorted between two groups – the ones regurgitating older sounds and the ones who are creating new music inspired by classic vibes. Though there are also the legendary producers like Todd Terry and Stonebridge who are unleashing music which is true to their roots yet modern and inspired for 2014. “You Can Have It All” is a modern take on classic house. Inspired by the vocalist from Cole Plante’s “Lie To Me,” Koko Laroo, the original Stonebridge mix is sexy, vibey house with elements of electro and progressive fused to give it a modern flavor. Singer Koko Laroo sounds great and continues to show that her voice and songwriting are perfect for any genre or style of dance music (check out “Lie to Me” and her track with Richard Dinsdale, “Stars in the Sky”). The Luv Gunz take it a little more progressive and pretty, with a stronger focus on the vocals. Static Revenger serves up a classic ball anthem with an Alcatraz-flavor sharpened with modern fills that make it sound fresh. Please note, this is NOT a cover of the Eve Gallagher/Boy George classic.

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SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY):  Cole Plante with Myon & Shane 54 ft Koko Laroo – “Lie to Me”

Like his contemporary Erik Arbores, much of the buzz surrounding Cole Plante seems to be about his age (16) rather than his music.  As someone who has seen Cole spin (at Promo Only Summer Sessions) and spoken to him about production (interview coming soon), I can attest that Cole is talented and knowledgeable rather than some packaged product for Disney.  “Lie To Me” is a good introduction to his music, a progressive-leaning stadium-pop track, not dissimilar to recent releases by Axwell and Markus Schulz.  The lyrics about lying might be a bit mature for his age, but these were most likely written by singer Koko Laroo (who we last heard with Felix Cartal on “Young Love”).  A strong set of remixes by R3hab, Juventa and DJ Escape/Tony Coluccio set the track to be a banger for each subgenre (electro, progressive, and tribal). If this isn’t enough of an endorsement to check out his record, remember that Cole was handpicked by Kerli to remix her single “The Lucky Ones.”

Image Courtesy of Hollywood Records.