SONG OF THE DAY: Cedric Gervais ft Coco – Through the Night

Genreblending in EDM is definitely making things more interesting. Avicii got universal praise for bringing country to the dance floor and Cedric is taking it a step further by bringing in a modern iteration of jump blues. The organic vibe feels like he could actually even be using real instruments. The track is energetic and will move a dance floor without any of the rote EDM clichés that predominate at the moment. There is one drum fill that comes in where you would expect it to go all “generic big room,” but it doesn’t, and that’s a good thing. If you insist on the big room sound, remixes by Chris Lake, CID, and Mednas do the trick – all using vocals, with the Chris Lake mix standing out for keeping so much of the original vibe. Vocalist Coco sounds good especially when expressing universal thoughts like “I wonder what you look like in the morning light.” The video is worth checking out since the beachside bonfire party is a much more desirable destination than the last time Cedric rode alone with a girl in a car (the “Sprit in My Life” video).

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SONG OF THE DAY: CID & Mednas – “Ill Behavior” 

Over the years, it seems like ADOR’s “One For the Trouble” is one of the most sampled tracks in dance music (ranking right behind Loleatta Holloway’s “Love Sensation” and James Brown’s “Funky Drummer”). That line “Back once again ..  with the Ill Behavior” used most famously in “Renegade Master” by Wildchild seems to pop up in a club track every few years. New York and Miami-based duo CID & Mednas constructed their hybrid progressive and electro track with massive builds and powerful drops that are perfect for a big room explosive set.  The track is so energetic that it doesn’t come as a surprise that it became a massive buzz track when Size Records label owner Steve Angello dropped it during his set at the Ultra Music Festival.

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