SONG OF THE DAY: Dani Deahl and Animale – “Thunderbolt”

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.’

Dani Deahl and Animale – “Thunderbolt”

SONG OF THE DAY: Dani Deahl and Animale – “Thunderbolt”

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.

SONG OF THE DAY: Roger Shah, JES & Brian Laruso – “Higher Than The Sun”

Jes has one of those amazingly beautiful voices which works perfectly on just about any kind of electronic dance track.  The duo of Global Experience (Roger Shah and Brian Laruso) step up to the plate with a gorgeous track melding progressive house and trance, seemingly inspired by the classic “Moments in Love.”   Listening to the vocal manipulation in the buildup and some of the staccato repetitions, there is definitely a bit of the Art of Noise vibe.  The lushly-layered background vocals are also quite gorgeous with a note being held with an operatic feel. The lyrics and production make “Higher Than the Sun” a great track for the end of night or a lazy beachside tea dance (as evidenced by the video featuring a peaceful boat journey).  DJs should keep their eyes open for forthcoming remixes by Aly & Fila, Jesse Voorn, and Pedro Del mar & Double V.

Images courtesy of Black Hole Recordings.