Between remixes (Erika Jane, Demi Lovato) and touring (he opened for Demi for two months), 17-year old DJ/producer Cole Plante keeps himself busy. Following up the Billboard Club Chart-topping “If I Fall” comes the vibey progressive pop song “Before I’m Yours.” Possibly inspired by the groove of Zedd’s “Find You,” which also featured two vocalists, the song has lush synthwork and airy pads which flow behind the back-and-forth verses of Brian Logan Dales (of the Summer Set) and Brix. The overall feel is subtle and groovy, which will probably be toughened up with club remixes, but on its own feels like loungey EDM for lazy Sunday by the pool.
Image courtesy of Teknicole.
With six consecutive chart-topping club hits, Erika Jayne is definitely clubland’s favorite pretty mess. It’s been a hot minute since her last collaborations with Dave Aude and Luciana (“Party People” and “One Hot Pleasure”) were released, and though we’ve been teased with “You Make Me Wanna Dance” (with the hot video filmed in the Phillipines) and “Get It Tonight (featuring a rap from Flo Rida), our patience will soon be rewarded with “Painkillr.” Seemingly inspired by aptly named comic book character “Painkiller Jane,” the lyrics about love being her painkiller would be in SciFi talk, the source of her regenerative life force. OK, so I am reaching, but “Painkillr” is a solid pop song with a memorable chorus (and thankfully they dropped the E at the end of the title rather than changing it to a 3). For clubland, a full spate of remixes from tribal to electro to progressive come from Oliver Twizt, Cole Plante, Lynnwood, Mike Cruz, and Victor Dinaire & Bissen. In the next few weeks, we can probably expect a super sharp video as well. How hot would it be for Erika to transform into a superhero for some cosplay?
Image courtesy of Pretty Mess Records.
Annie ft Bjarne Melgaard – Russian Kiss (Original Mix)
Kiesza – Hideaway (Gorgon City Remix)
Paul Sirrell – What Would We Do (Original)
Astronaut – Rain (Calvertron Remix)
Ron van der Beuken ft Demi Thomasson – Fire to the Rain
W&W vs KSHMR – BigFoot vs Megaloon (Hit Noize Bootleg)
Cole Plante with Myon & Shane 54 ft Ruby O Dell – If I Fall (Bit Error Mixshow)
D-Wayne – Africa (Original)
Klaas – Party Like We Are Animals (Original)
Hix – Alarma (Original Mix)
Martin Solveig vs Laidback Luke – Blow (Quintino & MOTi Remix)
DJ Chuckie – Dirty Funkin Beats (Original Mix)
TAI ft Rutedo – Just Smile (Original)
BT, Fractal & JES – Letting Go (LTN Remix)
(Picture with Cole Plante taken at Promo Only Summer Session 2013)
Notable Dance Podcast #050