SONG OF THE DAY: Plastik Funk and Pink Fluid – “2 Billion Dollars”

The moment I heard this track, I knew these guys had to be Italian. Italian producers like Benny Benassi and DJs from Mars share a common groove of humor and perversion that come across in bouncy, energetic fun tracks. Following up the club tracks “Who” and “Let Me See Ya, ” Plastik Funk augment their frenetic electro sound with a bit of a pop melody from Pink Fluid and samples from an old movie about the evils of porn perverting the mind.  Working well as a metaphor for the effects of electronic music on developing minds, the slightly political message brings back pleasant flashbacks of My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult. The results work on every level, with addictive beats that are high energy but not so aggressive that they are annoying or glitchy. The repetitive loops will be ingrained in your brain, and thanks to the kitschy samples you will know what track to buy on Beatport.  Seeing as Plastik Funk has progressed with lyrics from a single word to a phrase to several paragraphs, maybe a full-on verse/chorus/verse is next?  We can only hope- and maybe someone should connect them with Luciana.

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SONG OF THE DAY: Pink Fluid & John Jacobsen – “Be With You”

You’ve got to love mashups. There is a cover version of “Seven Nation Army” by Tradelove making the rounds and a reader sent me this mashup of it with “Be With You.” As much as I loved the rework of “Army,” the bouncy back beat of “Be With You” grabbed my attention. Italian duo Pink Fluid (Max Pagani & John Dabel) mashed an electro groove with filtered discohouse for a feel good, high energy and happy floor filling club track. The vocals sound so familiar that it will make you wonder if it is a sample, replay or something original. It reminds me of those Galleon records from years ago that drove trainspotters crazy. DJs looking for a fun track to boost the energy on the floor should definitely add “Be With You” to their sets.

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