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.)
German duo Oliver Goedicke and Jurgen Dohr, better known as the Warp Brothers, had a string of hard house (banging 138 BPM and higher tracks) club hits including “Phatt Bass,” “Cokane,” and “Going Insane” in the early 2000s. One of their best known remixes, Norman Bass’ semieponymous “How U Like Bass,” continues to get club play to this day. Fresh for 2014, Maurizio Inzaghi steps in to replace Dohr and they rework their classic remix as an original track with re-rapped vocals by Red Monkey (from “Going Insane”). The big room aggressive hard electro track, perfect for any festival set, sounds like something you would hear on a commercial release from Spinnin’. The only critique would be the absence of the “bass-boom-boom” vocal hook from the original Norman Bass version, but witnessing the crowd response on first play in a club set – that is easily overlooked.
Image courtesy of Carrillo Music.
The name Lodewijk Fluttert might not be familiar, but you probably know him as Bakermat with his massive track “Vandaag” (that followed in the steps of Mr. Fingers and Moodswings and sampled Martin Luther King’s landmark “I Have a Dream” speech). For his new track “Teach Me,” he samples gospel singer Shirley Caesar for an uplifting and spiritual journey. Upping the energy from the previous release, the bouncy track has the power of a church choir and a handclap tempo that gives a new spin on the retro vocal house genre that is currently en vogue. If you are a fan of Ann Nesby’s recent releases or are looking for a positive message to go with your dance beats, “Teach Me” will lift your spirits.
Image Courtesy of Relentless.