SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Wang Rong Rollin – Chick Chick

By: DJ Ricky Sixx

As the temperature grows colder, we can always look online for something to keep us entertained. There has been an animal theme in songs lately, from the “Koala” and “Gecko” tracks by Oliver Heldens to “Walks With Elephants” by Ten Walls and “The Act” by CamelPhat which have sampled sounds that sound like animal noises. Putting a poppier WTF spin on it is Chinese pop star Wang Rong Rollin, who unleashed “Chick Chick” to the unsuspecting world. Comprised of chicken squawking and other animal noises over a sickly sweet dance pop beat, this might be the answer if Ylvis asked what “What do the farm animals say?” Imagine if Bjork dropped acid and decided to direct “Old McDonald Has a Farm” with a cast of showgirls and guys – well, that is honestly the best description of the video. There is so much going on, you can’t help but get entranced. It’s so sickeningly happy and goofy that if it would have come out a month ago, it would have inspired a whole range of Halloween costumes. Will this be next Gangnam Style, only time will tell…

SONG OF THE DAY: Weekend Heroes & Matan Caspi – Frozen Memories

As a traveling DJ, one thing you quickly start to tune out is the flight attendant’s safety spiel when the plane takes off. “Frozen Memories” builds a deep, techy track around a dropout with a female flight attendant saying those lines. The Israeli trio (Weekend Heroes is a duo) of producers actually incorporate elements of classic house, so much so that the track borders on future house, or something you might expect from Tchami or Mr Belt and Wezol. The effected vocals have a hallucinogenic effect, as if you are hearing them while floating in and out of of consciousness. If the original is hallucinogenic, then the Francis Preve remix has a stoned feeling with most of the original elements slowed down in a haze. The female part of the vocal is dropped in favor of the male voice – which is presentable but not understandable – kind of like if you are completely under the influence of something and can’t grasp what you are listening to. The sampled vocal loops comes across almost like breathing, as if you are hearing your surroundings changing with the beat. This is an odd way to describe a track but it feels spatial, like the environment of a soundtrack. Completely unlike anything Francis Preve has done before, yet fitting his style for creative spins on progressive house.

Image courtesy of Audiophile Deep.

Notable Dance Podcast #079

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.)