Just last week, I pulled out the original version of “Klubbhopping” from 1996 and realized how current and energetic it sounds. The trio of Koen Groeneveld (aka DJ Boozy Woozy,) Addy van der Zwan (aka Itty Bitty), and Jan Voerman (Greatski) deftly merged the sounds of eurodance, hard dance, and disco samples with an insanely catchy vocal sample to create a dance floor classic. Aside from a South Side Spinners remix in the early ’00s, the track has surprisingly not been retouched, reloaded, or reworked… until now. The original trio updated the vocal sample with the current festival sound – equal parts of Garrix, Prydz, Cosmic Gate, and DVBBS. Yes, it sounds current and will drive the rager kids nuts, but it really does sound like just about every other track out there. It really doesn’t fit the vibe of the original song which was infectious, carefree, and vibrant in an energetic way. While a modern disco house mix or a harder electro mix would fit, it seems that a Melbourne bounce mix would have been perfect. After listening to the new version, which is really quite good despite my comments, please do take a listen to the original and consider how great it would sound in a club set. The video, however, is a groundbreaking visual presentation featuring attractive females who are scantily clad and working out in a gym. Wow, we’ve never seen that before in an EDM video, have we?
Image Courtesy of Cloud 9/Armada/Kontor.