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”

SONGS OF THE DAY: Bot + Tai “Nuthin But Fire” and Punks Jump Up “Fairlight”

Which came first – the chicken or the egg? That might run through your head when you watch these two clips. Bot + Tai is the collaboration of Italian producer Andrea Fratangelo and British Tai Jason Patient, who have mixed 8-bit computer noises, electro beats, glitches, and an odd rhythmic structure to create a trippy club track that is equal parts WTF and Yar’s Revenge. The microbial slide turned hallucinogenic video game animated clip is so perfectly synced that it feels like the track was made as the soundtrack. British duo Punks Jump Up have probably the coolest description for their music – speed garage disco. Their remixes and production definitely merge the tempo of disco with the bassline and effects of speed garage. Obviously inspired by the legendary ‘computer musical instrument,” their new track “Fairlight” sounds a bit more like synth disco with a groovy tempo, big hooks, and a few vocoder samples along the way. The animated video is a digitized experimental ikat print in 3D, just as visual stimulating as “NBF,” but a bit less synced. While both tracks are unique and exceptional on their own, the visual experiences showcase a new level of creativity and add new dimensions to their artistry.

Punks Jump Up // Fairlight from Neal Coghlan on Vimeo.

Images Courtesy of Dim Mak and Punks Jump Up.

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.