Unexpected. When you see Inaya Day’s name on a record, the first though is full-on diva singing, wailing, and screaming. “Shelter Me” is a much softer and prettier side of Inaya; you can definitely tell it is her singing but it is unlike most of her big house records. The collaboration with Lee Dagger is in the current big room EDM style – pretty synth dropouts for vocals with banging electro beats for the festival kids. The contrast of soft and hard works rather well. For club consumption, there is a large set of remixes of various styles (house, electro, dubstep, nu-house, festival, progressive) from Alex Preston, Bimbo Jones, DDei & Estate, Funky Junction (with Ariano Kina & Marco Bruzzano), Killerpunkers, Giuseppe D, Looney B & Clemens Brock, M-Series, Soneec, and Wawa – so just about any kind of club DJ can find something that fits their set.
Alaia & Gallo – Ole Ole (Extended)
Axis – Hands Up
DJ Prime – Tutti Fruity
Wideboys – Party People
Lee Dagger – Poseidon
Chase & Adam Rickfors – Freaks (Original)
Dada Life – Boing Clash Boom (Bingo Players)
Junior Sanchez ft Ineabell – Alive At Night
Vicetone ft Collin McLoughlin – Heartbeat (Popeska) BT – Skylarking (Maor Levi) Craig Connelly & Christina Novelli – Black Hole
Bimbo Jones, the team of Lee Dagger and Marc JB, are probably best known for their consistent output of top flight vocal remixes for artists like Lady Gaga, Pink, Britney Spears, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, and Kylie Minogue. What you might not know is that the two started as songwriters and producers signed to 19 Management. In addition to their remixes, they are launching three record labels with a new artist album set for release. I caught up with them during Amsterdam Dance Event to catch up with them about all they have going on.
RS: Congratulations on the Kristine W record, how did that come about? Lee Dagger: It came about last year when we finally got to meet Kristine in Miami. Marc and I had wanted to meet her for years. We have always been a big fan of “Feel What You Want” from back in the day, which is an amazing house record. When we met her, she invited us to go stay at her ranch any time. I was shocked and when we took a trip to the states, we went and stayed on the ranch. Marc and I took one of our tracks that we were really passionate about that had a real strong backing track and sat down and wrote it with her. It was an amazing experience and we gelled really well together. She is a great girl. Marc JB: She is very talented; she is not just the dance artist that you see in all the PR. She is an accomplished jazz vocalist and saxophonist, a very technical, clever and creative girl. Lee Dagger: Yeah, she is great on the sax. Continue reading INTERVIEW: Bimbo Jones (2013)