SONG OF THE DAY: John Dahlback – “The Trip”

Swedish producer John Dahlback is definitely on our ones-to-watch list. A few weeks back, his gorgeous vocal track with Greg Cerrone and Janice Robinson, “Every Breath,” caught our attention for the way it blended big room electro with a pop sensibility. On his new track “The Trip,” he bangs out a club stomper with just about every possible element imaginable – acid, epic trance progressions, tribal beats, electro glitches, sample chants, and horror movie musical effects. The synths in the breakdown are quite reminiscent of the sexy trance classic “Blue” by LaTour, yet layered in such a way that they enhance everything in the mix. What makes it truly a journey (or trip) is how smoothly it flows from segment to segment, telling its story without any sudden jarring segues. Its one of those great tracks that a DJ can use to transition seamlessly between genres in a set. On its own, it’s almost a countdown of the biggest sounds of 2012 (and probably 2013) in under 6 minutes.

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SONG OF THE DAY: John Dahlback and Greg Cerrone ft Janice Robinson – “Every Breath”

What do you get when you cross a Swede, a Frenchman and an American diva? In the case of John Dahlback, Greg Cerrone and Janice Robinson, you get an uplifting electro monster called “Every Breath.” The original production is the perfect blend of big room electro with a touch of pop feel, one of those great club records that can be shortened into a radio friendly pop hit. DJs will appreciate that there are no beatless dropouts, even during the breakdown there is a keyboard keeping the beat as not to scare away finicky crowds. Singer/songwriter Janice Robinson (best known for Living Joy’s “Dreamer’) turns in a powerful vocal performance with inspired lyrics like “This is a song to save my life.” That’s a big claim to live up to but with the superb original production and aggressive electro remix by Lucky Date, “Every Breath” is definitely a song that can save your dance floor.

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