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Notable Dance Podcast #069

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Kiesza – Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix)
Netsky and Beth Ditto – Running Low (Todd Edwards Remix)
Arthur Baker ft Chromeo & Al-P – No Price (Armand Van Helden)
Etienne Ozborne, Zoltan Kontes & Ronn Carroll – Get On Up
The Young Punx – Supersonic (Speaker Bomb Mix)
Alesso – Tear The Roof Up
D-Wayne & Leon Boiler – Detonate
Dyro & Dannic – Radical
Aylen – Quack Attack
Laidback Luke & Marc Benjamin – We’re Forever (Novero Remix)
Cedric Gervais ft Coco – Through the Night
tyDi ft Dia Frampton – Stay (Hyperbits Remix)
Sigma ft Paloma Faith – Changing

(Picture of Dannic taken at ADE 2014.)

Notable Dance Podcast #040

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The Young Punx – Kowloon Kickback (Gramophonedzie)

Wolfgang Gartner – Piranha
Anna Lunoe – Breathe (Danny T)
Savage Skulls &Douster – TRT
Scott Binder ft Melakai – Good Time Tonight (The Banger Bros)
Angger Dimas – Boom Do It Like That
Starz Angels – Take A Risk Tonight
The Partysquad & Billy the Kit – Sunset
Felix Cartal ft Ofelia – New Scene (Lucky Date & Felix Cartal)
Maritn Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard
Mako ft Angel Taylor – Beam (Dannic)
NERVO & IVan Gough ft Beverley Knight – Not Taking This No More (MAKJ)
Arty, Matisse & Sadko – Riot
Sub Focus ft Kele – Turn It Around (Jacob Plant)

Notable Dance Podcast #040

SONG OF THE DAY: The Young Punx – “Kowloon Kickback”

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Swing-house had a moment in the ’90s with “Doop” and “Prohibition Groove,” and again a few years ago with big hits by Gramophonedzie and Yolanda Be Cool.  The Young Punx release their version with “Kowloon Kickback,” yet there is something special about the track which sets it apart from the others – all of it was recorded on live instruments on vintage 1930s recording equipment.  How better to capture the real sound of swing?  The result is a magical mashup of old school swing and modern electro – blending the first take solos with precision electronic fusion.  Its the kind of project that you wish there was a “making of” video to accompany it.  While the original version is brilliant, it’s not the most club-friendly, so they wisely brought in Gramophonedzie (the guy who sampled the timeless Peggy Lee song from Who Framed Roger Rabbit “Why Don’t You Do Right” to create the massive hit “Why Don’t You”) to give it a house structure and tempo while keeping the original vibe and instrumentation in place.  Easily one of the most creative tracks of 2013, one could only hope that they pull in a vocalist like Sherry St Germain, Sam Obernik, or even Fantasia Barrino to sing a fitting topline.

Image Courtesy of MofoHifi.

 

The Young Punx – “Kowloon Kickback”