Notable Dance Podcast #024

Empire of the Sun – DNA (Alex Metric)
Tensnake ft Fiora – See Right Through
Bondax – Giving It All (Friend Within)
Devoluton – Admire
Cold Blank – Louder than Bombs (Chrizz Luvly)
HIIO & John Dish – Rock & Roll (Original)
John Dahlback – Amedei
Foxes – Youth (Danny Howard)
Chase & Status ft Moko – Count on Me (Original)
2 Unlimited – Get Ready (Steve Aoki)
Dehasse – Carnival De San Rafael
Sean & Bobo – CS (original)
Henrik B, Niklas Gustavsson, Peter Johansson – Echoes
Gabriel & Dresden ft Neil Ormandy – Tomorrow Comes
Ghost Beach – Miracle (Nathan C)
Stonebridge and Caroline Damore – Live Life

Notable Dance Podcast #023

Avicii – You Make Me (Radio)
Crazibiza & Dave Aude ft Vassy – Hustlin
Christian Burns & Paul van Dyk – We Are Tonight (Walden)
Jack Beats – Careless (AC Slater)
2 Live – Funky This Party
John Dahlback – Jackal Mackson
Popeska – Diamonds (Original)
Gregori Klosman & Bassjackers – Flag
Antoine Clamaran & Michael Calfan – It’s My Beat
Tritonal & 7 Skies – Reset (Mixshow Edit)
Savoy ft Heather Bright – We Are the Sun (Sick Individuals)
Example – All the Wrong Places (Starkillers)
Jessica Sutta – Lights Out (Extended)
Freemasons vs Rubylux – The World Goes Quiet (Club Vocal)
Dash Berlin ft Christina Novelli – Jar Of Hearts (Club)

SONG OF THE DAY: John Dahlback ft Agnes – “Life (Diamonds in the Dark)”

Who knew multiple personalities could be so much fun? Swedish producer John Dahlback manages to bounce effortlessly between epic banging tracks (“The Trip”) and gorgeous big room vocals (“Every Breath”). Back in vocal mode, he enlists fellow Swede Agnes to sing his new single “Life (Diamonds in the Dark).” You could easily describe it as the female version of “Don’t You Worry Child” – anthemic stadium house with the big breakdown building up with a dramatic handclap and electro crescendoing to a hands-in-the-air climax.? While still sounding polished and perfect, Agnes’ voice has a passionate rasp to it that adds emotion and passion to the chorus that is repeated for emphasis.? The remixes take the track in a more electro direction, with added touches of stadium (Feenixpawl), glitch (Lazy Rich), and speed garage bassline (Lunde Bros) while managing to keep the vocals completely intact.? One minor quibble on the track is the seemingly uneven mixdown of the original, with Agnes unfortunately buried during the middle section.? Even with that in mind, “Life” is another wonderful release from Dahlback, keeping us anxiously to hear what his next release will sound like.

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