SONG OF THE DAY: Laidback Luke & Peking Duk – “Mufasa”

Dutchman Laidback Luke is back with another really strong collaboration.  His track/perfume commercial with Martin Solveig is “blow”-ing up everywhere, and his new single “Mufasa” is already coming out.   Teaming with Aussie hipsters Peking Duk (the duo behind the WMC anthem “Just the Way You Are”), they constructed a massively aggressive tribal electro track complete with a chant, jump-up vibe, and a sense of darkness which fits perfectly.  You can definitely hear how hardstyle is influencing the big room guys as the jump-up beat is gradually entering their tracks.  The track also has a similar feel to the classic Oscar G & Ralph Falcon record “Dark Beat,” making me think it might be time for someone to mash these two tracks together and add Oba Frank Lords vocals over “Mufasa?”  As good as the “Dark Mufasa Beat” may sound, on its own “Mufasa” will be a track DJs reach for to bring a primal vibe to their sets.  The cartoon video is quite cute as well, lightening things up with a comic edge and showing that music truly is the universal language.

Image Courtesy of Mix Mash.

Laidback Luke & Peking Duk – “Mufasa”

SONG OF THE DAY: Steve Aoki & R3hab – “Flight”

This is one of those tracks where you can look at the artists involved and the title and pretty much hear what it’s going to sound like before you even click play.  That’s not really a bad thing when it is done so well.  Steve Aoki, the jester of party DJs, teams with chainsaw electro master R3hab for a full-throttle aggressive electro track with an uncredited male vocalist that commands you to “Jump.”  Classic rave and modern electro combine for banging beats, with suitable interludes to catch your breath between the madness. Similar to Laidback Luke/Martin Solvieg “Blow,” “Flight’ is a no-brainer instant club hit that will keep dance floors rocking through the cold summer months and probably be played at every pool party during Winter Music Conference.  Expect a mashup with the Steve Aoki/Laidback Luke track “Turbulences” to surface in the next day or two.  Special kudos to whoever designed the “Eat Sleep Cake Repeat” t-shirt.

Image Courtesy of Dim Mak/Ultra.

Notable Dance Podcast #033

Pegasus ft Chole Wolf – Gorecki

Jack & Joy ft Calvin Lynch – Be This Way (Original Extended)
3Lau, Paris & Simo ft Bright Lights – Escape (Bursters)
Jordy Dazz – Torpedo
Lazy Jay – On the Rocks
Martin Solveig & Laidback Luke – Blow
The PartySquad & Mitchell Niemeyer – Pantsdown
Blasterjaxx – Snake
Tiesto ft BT – Love Comes Again (Blasterjaxx)
Don Diablo & Matt Nash ft Noonie Bao – Starlight Could You Be Mine (Drop Dept)
Ferry Corsten ft Jenny Wahlstrom – Many Ways (Ext)
Justin Michael ft Phillip Larue – Young Forever (Extended)