Chicago’s in the house, literally. I make no secret that I am a fan of Dani Deahl – for her productions, mashups, DJ sets, and blogs. Teaming up with fellow Chicagoan Animale, they unleash the spicy electro of “Thunderbolt,” on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label. With the double dropouts, the track that comes immediately comes to mind is Steve’s own “Beatdown,” except instead of going trap/moombahton, the military-styled drumbeat leads to a pretty synth-line that isn’t dissimilar to the Art of Noise classic “Moments in Love.” It’s not as obvious as the recent Katy Perry single “Dark Horse,” but if you listen closely and have ever vibed to a Quiet Storm broadcast on the radio, you will definitely hear it. DJs should jump on this track, as well as the appropriately-titled “A DJ is Not an iPod” by Tocadisco, which are both featured on Dim Mak’s ‘New Noise Volume 5.’
Image Courtesy of Dim Mak.