Notable Dance Podcast #040

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

Notable Dance Podcast #034

Sia ft The Weeknd & Diplo – Elastic Heart
Kosheen – Harder They (Original)
Steve Aoki & Rune RK ft RAS – Bring You to Life (Transcend)
Alesso & Calvin Harris ft Theo Hutchcraft – Under Control (Ryan Enzad)
Arty – Flashback
John Christian – Flight 643 (Original)
Bassjackers & GRX – Gamer
Reece Low & Nathan Thomson – We Back
Bombs Away – Better Lock Next Time (MOTi)
Danny Howard & Futuristic Polar Bears – Thundergod (Festival)
Armin Van Buuren ft Cindy Alma – Beautiful Life (Kat Krazy)
Shermanology ft Amba Shepherd – Who We Are
Arty ft Fiora – Grand Finale (Arston Remix)
Erasure – Gaudete (Dave Aude)
Medina – Junkie (Rothmann)

SONG OF THE DAY: Arty – “Flashback”

So, I’ve been challenged to do a write-up without using the words stadium, big room, or progressive. Listening to this new track “Flashback” by Arty, it will be a challenge since all three of those words are apt descriptions. Russian producer/DJ Arty continues to release strong tracks both on his own (“Together We Are” with vocalist Chris James) and as collaborations (“Rebound” with Mat Zo, which used for his own “Let’s Go”). The banging tech trance “Flashback” first surfaced as a mashup with the guitar line of Daft Punk’s “Aerodynamic” in the breakdown. For full release, the drop is wisely replaced with a build into a softer b-line hook that is more of a response to the banging main hook – as in if the two hooks were played back-to-back it would almost be a call-and-response, or a techno “simon says.” The title is quite apt as the main hook has the same powerful intensity of Tiesto’s classic “Flight 643” with its staccato key stabs. There are a few other classic-sounding elements sprinkled throughout, though the overwhelming feel of blending soft and hard make this a very modern 2013 track. Currently released as a track, “Flashback” could easily come back with a vocal topline, or as a mashup with the right quirky vocal track.

Image Courtesy of Anjunabeats.