SONG OF THE DAY: Sick Individuals – Wasting Moonlight

Dutch electro duo Sick Individuals try their hand at pop success. Known for banging electro tracks (Spear, Shock, Rock & Rave), this new song “Wasting Moonlight” comes out of nowhere. It sounds like a Foxes record as produced by Arty or Tydi, pretty “progressive” house with memorable uplifting lyrics and a big chorus. While not earth-shattering or groundbreaking, it is quite good and could easily be a crossover dance and pop hit. I wonder what it would sound like if they remixed themselves and turned it into the aggressive banger that they normally create.

Image courtesy of Armada.

Notable Dance Podcast #038

Aurra – A Little Love (Mother Brother)
Gary Cais & Absolut Groovers – Mr Brown
Notable Dance Podcast #038

Fau & Wad Ad vs Pnau – Changes (Tocadisco)
Vice – Down to Funk
The Colourist – Fix This (Chainsmokers)
Clinton van Sciver – Indie Anna Jones (Marc Benjamin)
Tocadisco ft Roland Clark – Phoenix
Jerome Isma-Ae – Hold That Sucker Down (Sick Individuals)
Mysto & Pizzi – Flight to Paris
Sick Individuals – Lights of Neon
Juventa ft Erica Curran – Move Into Light (Husman)
Mako ft Angel Taylor – Beam (Dannic)
Krewella – Enjoy the Ride
Audien ft Ruby Prophet – Circles (Original Mix)
Shermanology – Revolution of Love

SONG OF THE DAY: Jerome Isma-Ae – “Hold That Sucker Down”  

I was scratching my head, thinking that I had just reviewed this and was thankful that they went back and did a vocal version.  Then I realized that back in January, trance wizard Lange updated the classic with a touch of modern sounds but keeping the epic original pretty much in place.  Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Armada, Jerome Isma-Ae turns in a more shuffly, progressive take, and like Lange keeps the original synth stabs and religious vibe firmly in place.  The major difference is that Jerome is using the original vocals- which truly recaptures the magic and brings it forward to 2013.  The Rollo/Faithless sound can easily be seen as a forefather/precursor for what we now call progressive/stadium house, and if you go back and listen to the original you can definitely hear that.  For those who want a more banging, aggressive mix, check out the Sick Individuals who toughen things up, sharpen the electro, and with all respect due keep the vibe of the original firmly in place.  Across the board, the Lange and Jerome Isma-Ae versions (and the remixes) stand as a testament to the proper way that a producer should update a classic with respect to the original, rather than just destroy them.  Holy Ghost, Donna Summer, ahem…

Image Courtesy of Pilot 6 / Armada