Some pairings just work well together. The Banger Bros teamed up with Melakai a few years ago, and the resulting “Beep Beep Boom” buzzed from the underground to dance radio. Keeping the vibe, Banger Brother Scott Binder has reunited with Melakai to create “Good Time Tonight,” effectively a modern electro take of the classic Kool & the Gang “Celebration.” Well, it’s not exactly a cover or a sample, but the way the title is sung is so similar to the disco classic, and the word “disco” is repeated throughout, it can hardly be a coincidence. The beats are electro and energetic, with Melakai keeping the same tone as “Beep Beep Boom” – playful, fun, and sexy with a bit of an edge – kind of like Dev before she got too serious. There mixes from Damon Daniel, SpekrFreks, and Banger Bros are all different electro interpretations, adding everything from rave, video game noises, glitch, and feedback to give it a different flavor. The Hoxton Whores mix goes in a more bouncy house direction with a touch of the retro feel- imagine if Crazibiza channeled the ’90s to get an idea. “Good Time Tonight” is a fun, strong release perfectly suited for the club, a girls’ night out, or even possibly the radio.
It’s a family affair. Stepbrothers Scott Skinner and Naite Longfellow have invaded the US from the UK and unleashed several strong tracks including a sick mix of “Supermassive” (from the Twilight Soundtrack), “Rock That Style” and “Shake Shake.” Up next is “beep Beep Boom,” a Don Diablo-styled grimey electro track with a dubstep vocal breakdown. The original mix is a floor filler and remixes by Spekrfreqs, Jean Claude Ades, Chrizz Luvly, and Andy Caldwell will no doubt translate it for DJs of every genre. Watch for this to be one of the first big club anthems of 2011.