Notable Dance Podcast #080

Notable Dance Podcast #080 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Le Youth – R E A L
Bondax – All I See (TCTS Remix)
Sander Van Doorn & Oliver Heldens – THIS
Lucky Date – Just Move
Albin Myers – Jump
Lazy Rich & Hot Mouth – BONK
Martin Garrix & MOTi – Virus (How About Now)
Nicky Romero & Anouk – Feet On The Ground (Merk & Kremont Remix)
Henrik B – In Your Eyes
Andrew Rayel ft Jonathan Mendelsohn – One In A Million
Jesse Voorn – Lights
Hardwell ft Chris Jones – Young Again
Bassanova ft Freek Lohuis – Urban Legend (Pjanoo)
Dennis Shepard ft Chloe Langley – Bring You Home

Pictures of Sander Van Doorn (WMC 2014), Oliver Heldens and Jesse Voorn (ADE 2014), Henrik B (Atlantic City Summer Sessions 2013)

Notable Dance Podcast #068

Notable Dance Podcast #068 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Krono ft Linying – Run
Anna Lunoe – All Out
Ella Eyre – If I Go (Mojam Remix)
Mr. Belt, Wezol – Shiver
La Roux – Uptight Downtown (Just Kiddin Remix)
Naxxos – New Orleans (Mr. Belt & Wezol Remix)
London Grammar – Sights (Denis Ferrer Remix)
Rui Da Silva – Love Is The Leader
Nicky Romero & Anouk – Feet On The Ground
Patrick Hagenaar ft Saviors & Rebecca White – Tears of Gold
Joyriders – Chillaxin’ In The Club
Gareth Emery ft Christina Novelli – Dynamite
Andreas Rodlund & Matt Hewie ft Roland Richards – Monismania

SONGS OF THE DAY: Lush & Simon ft XOV – City of Lights (Vocal Mix) and Lush & Simon – Hunter

Back in November, I was really excited about the track by City of Lights. I wrote it up here and ended with:

‘It sounds like something that one of the big guys like Armin or Zedd would be releasing for the fall season. As a track it?s incredibly strong, but it feels like it?s calling out to have a great topline on top of it. With the title ?City of Lights,? the lyrics are almost in mind as I hear the song play.’

A few months later and the Italian duo Lush & Simon enlisted the vocal talents of XOV. What’s surprising is that they chose such a dark and downbeat vocalist for such an uplifting song. If you listen to XOV’s solo songs like “Lucifer” or “Fireman,” his lyrics come from such a dark place that it make Dido or Lorde seem like they’ve overdosed on happy pills. However the darkness works for the track, and while the lyrics are uplifting his tone and delivery gives it a bit more edge so it doesn’t go saccharine or cheesy. As much as I love the original track, this new vocal version elevates it to a higher level.

As pretty an uplifting as “City of Lights” is, Lush & Simon’s other new single “Hunter” is a much more aggressive electro banger. It’s similar in vibe to their track “Adrenaline” with a touch of old school Chemical Brothers in the mix. It’s easy to see why Nicky Romero signed this to his Protocol label.

With all of these tracks mentioned, and of course the gorgeous “Drag Me To the Ground,” the Italian duo Alessandro Miselli & Simone Pioltelli continue to amass a strong catalog of original productions. They are definitely a team to watch as future superstars.

Images courtesy of Trice and Protocol Recordings.