SONG OF THE DAY: Harry Romero – Tania (Remixes)

The Brazillian/South American dance music meme seems to be getting big this summer. If you go back and listen to the original version of “Tania,” released by Harry Choo Choo Romero, you might be surprised to realize how current it sounds. The groovy track with sexy beats, stuttered sampled vocals, and a Latino soul feel (like classic Masters at Work) would fit in any 2014 nu-house or deep house set. The song title comes from Brazilian artist Tania Maria, whose voice is sampled from her record “Made in New York.” ToolRoom reboots the track with new mixes by Filterheadz (tribal with a hint of electro), Purple Disco Machine (slowed-down tempo with a spaced-out feel and an addictive beat that both clashes and blends perfectly at the same time), and Riva Starr (keeping the basic feel of the original and speeding it up with a bit of a tasteful Klubbheads feel). All three remixes are quality and it will be interesting to see who they get for the part two package. Those who are enjoying the Fatboy Slim ‘Bem Brasil’ tracks should definitely check out “Tania” as well.

Image courtesy of Toolroom.

SONG OF THE DAY: Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Diplo, and Fatboy Slim ft Bonde Do Role + Pin  – Epparei (W&W Remix)

It looks like Fatboy Slim’s “Bem Brasil” album is becoming the soundtrack of the summer.  Inspired by the World Cup and his love of Brazilian sounds, the double CD has already spawned the Gregor Salto mixes of “Madalena” and “Sambo Do Mundo” that are so infectious, you can’t not play them. Up next is “Epparei” which unites what seems like half of the DJ Mag Top on one track.  The original album version is like a trap take on mambo (yes, it works). Add in the full cast of characters and it’s an ADHD EDM lover’s fantasy – because something different happens about every 30 seconds.  No, it’s not disjointed, there are just so many different elements (tribal drums, chanting, reverse vocal efx, big horns, massive drop, festival electro) that it feels like a whole night compressed into 4 minutes.  This W&W remix of “Epparei” has set the bar for big room festival anthems so expect to hear played all summer long.

Image courtesy of Smash the House.

Notable Dance Podcast #062

Notable Dance Podcast #062 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Clean Bandit ft Sharna Bass – Extraordinary
Florrie – Free Falling (Lane 8 Remix)
Disclosure and Friend Within – The Mechanism
Sonny Zamolo ft Inaya Day – Set Me Free (Lissat & Voltaxx Remix)
Ann Nesby – Living My Life (Terry Hunter Main)
Third Party – EveryDay Of My Life
Fatboy Slim Presents Bem Brasil ft Melissa Fortes – Madalena (Gregor Salto Remix)
Quintino – Go Hard
The Bloody Beetroots ft Drop the Lime – Keep on Dancing (Whiiite Remix)
Laidback Luke & Will Sparks ft Alicia Madison – Promiscuous
Audien ft Matthew Koma – Serotonin
Denis Kenzo & Alexandra Badoi – Lifetime Change
Jes, Cold Blue and Dennis Sheperd – Runaway

Picture of Laidback Luke taken at WMC 2013.