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Notable Dance Podcast #079

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Notable Dance Podcast #079 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

The Avener – Fade Out Lines (Chopstick & Johnjon Remix)
The Knocks ft Powers – Classic (Le Youth Remix)
Wookie ft Eliza Doolittle – The Hype (Motez Remix)
Lizzie Curious – Disco Sax
Don Diablo – Back To Life
Erik Arbores – Hold On (Mmm Baby)
MB Sak ft Bonnie Legion – Colours (Disfunktion Remix)
Martin Garrix & MOTi – Virus (How About Now) (Extended Mix)
Quintino & FTampa – Slammer
John Dahlback ft Little Boots – Heartbeat
Xaanti – My Heart (Yigit Turgay Remix)
Juventa ft Kelly Sweet – Superhuman
JES, Cold Blue & Dennis Sheperd – Runaway (Tenishia Remix)
High Contrast & Clare Maguire – Who’s Loving You

(Picture of Erik Arbores taken at Amsterdam Dance Event 2014.)

SONG OF THE DAY: Block & Crown Vs Troj – Come To See Me

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One complaint often leveled at electronic music is that it is so perfect and precise. The beats are measured, something happens every four measures, and everything is perfectly synched.  Embracing the style of Le Youth, sampling and distorting an old vocal sample until it is unrecognizable, “Come to See Me,” the recent release from Block & Crown vs Troj throws a bit of a curveball.  The tech-house/future-house/nu-house (insert current de rigeur subgenre) track reworks the vocals of Brandy’s “What About Us” to sound masculine.  If that isn’t disorienting enough, the vocal placement is off, seemingly on purpose, to throw you off the game.  If you try to sing along, you can’t. This isn’t the haphazard sloppiness of an amateur producer, but an enticing, almost stimulatingly dysfunctional method of disorienting the listener.  Just when you think you’ve got the groove, it throws you off.   A parallel would be the high fashion models who become successful due to a flaw which makes them special. In a world of precision EDM, an off the cuff track like “Come to See Me” really stands out and makes a statement.

Image courtesy of Tactical Music.

Notable Dance Podcast #066

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Notable Dance Podcast #066 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Yolanda Be Cool – Cause I Like It
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
Cazzette ft The High – Sleepless
Da Rave – Milky Way
Le Youth – Feel Your Love ft Javeon
Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never (Mark Knight Remix)
Dirty Vegas – Setting Sun (Daddy’s Groove & Heymen Remix)
SCNDL – The Munsta
Laidback Luke & Marc Benjamin – We’re Forever
Will Sparks ft Troi – When The Lights Go Out
Boyan and Boyer – Bangher
Swanky Tunes ft Raign – Fix Me
Eximinds – Poseidon
Benny Benassi ft Gary Go – Let This Last Forever