Notable Dance Podcast #056

Chocolate Puma ft Kris Kiss – Step Back
Tony Romera – Go Nuts (Original)
Feenixpawl & Trevor Simpson – I Won’t Break (Original)
Andreas Rodlund, Matt Hewie & B3TA ft Jonny Rose – Ultimatum (Original Mix)
Thomas Newson ft Angelika Vee – Don’t Hold Us (Original Mix)
Tommy Trash & Killagraham – The Little Death (Original Mix)
Duck Sauce – NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, and Milo & Otis Remix)
FTampa, Goldfish & Blink – Kismet (Original)
DANK – Renegade (Extended Mix)
Revolvr ft Nina Sung – Electrify (Original)
Bingo Players – Knock You Out (Original)
Tiesto ft Matthew Koma – Wasted (Ummet Ozcan Remix)

(Picture of Ummet Ozcan taken at Spinnin Sessions during WMC 2014.)

Notable Dance Podcast #019

Sharam – My Way
Jack & Joy vs Menini & Viani ft Greg Stainer – AAHM All About House Music (Jack and Joy Mix)
The ReLOUD ft Crystal Waters – Say Yeah (Private Extended)
The Blackhats – Ralph and Vicky
Paul Oakenfold ft Azealia Banks – Venus (DJ Bl3nd)
Cash Cash ft Bebe Rexha – Take Me Home
Static Revenger ft Kay – Back Off (Mixshow)
Green Velvet & Nicky Romero vs Illegal Beatz – Flash & Wild (Psycholi Mash)
Da Rave – Big
dBerrie – Decibel
Andreas Rodlund & Matt Hewie ft Jonny Rose – All We Have (Vocal)
Dank – Wonder Child (Dank LIRR)
Project 46 vs Linkin Park – Shadow of the Day
Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont ft Malin – Safe With You (Extended)

SONG OF THE DAY:  Andreas Rodlund & Matt Hewie ft Jonny Rose – “All We Have”

A DJ friend of mine was messing with me last week.  He was all excited about this “All We Have” track, so he sent me a listening link.  The track, from Swedish producers Andreas Rodlund and Matt Hewie, is a well-produced pop-leaning electro track – starting off relatively soft and building up until a big breakdown to a simple (but pretty) keyboard line before slamming back with hard electro. Sure, there is a cheesy synth in the mix and the ubiquitous dubstep breakdown, yet it was a good track but I couldn’t see why my friend was getting so excited about it. When I called back, he laughed at me and said, oops, forgot to mention the vocal version. What a difference a topline makes!  The song about living in the moment and appreciating the present elevated it from sounding like a typical Beatport track to something much more special.  Jonny Rose’s vocal performance is emotional and adds depth to the song with an expressiveness rarely heard on dance records.   I have a feeling that “All We Have” would sound as great on the radio as it does in the clubs.

Image Courtesy of Southside Recordings.