SONG OF THE DAY: Rivaz & Benny Benassi ft Heather Bright – “Tell Me Twice”

Sometimes a great song is just a matter of mixing the right ingredients together.? “Tell Me Twice” is the Ultra Music Festival Anthem which blends pretty rhythms with hard electro beats as the track behind a melodic pop vocal. Actually, you can basically break up the record pretty easily and figure out who did what.? Rivaz (aka Davide Riva) obviously did the the gorgeous and uplifting intro section, you can hear it as a continuation from the epic “Colors” record which buzzed around WMC.? His pop production skills also influenced the song structure (he is part of the production team that created the Whigfield phenomenon of the ’90s), yet the actual lyrics are clearly the work of Heather Bright (aka Bright Lights). If you crosspollinate her previous records “Never Say Goodbye,” “Language,” and “Ghosts,” you can already hear the DNA.? That leaves the aggressive electro beats which are clearly the contribution of Benny Benassi.? As a DJ, I am thankful that they left enough of a loop through all the drops so that dancers will have a beat to latch onto.? All of the remixes keep the tone of the original with slight mods for a different flavor – Adrian Lux (moodier progressive), Bottai (Zedd-esque electro), Simon de Jano (mellow electro house), and Bright Lights (indie electro). ??

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SONG OF THE DAY: Davide Rivaz – “Colors”

With the plethora of tracks being released on a weekly basis, it’s often difficult to cut through the clutter. So when you hear a track that makes you stop, listen and feel something, you know there’s a magical moment – like the first time you heard “Bromance,” or for us long time punters “Children” or “Sunchyme.” Take a listen to “Colors” by Italian DJ/producer Davide Rivaz aka Rivaz. Truly uplifting and euphoric, the track lifts your spirits and takes you into that magical place that is light and full of happiness and energy. He even manages to bring in some rock guitar riffs without it sounding angry or aggressive, keeping it pretty and dreamy. Sure, there are the expected builds to electro and a few stadium house stabs, but the sound is so fresh and optimistic feeling that it stands out amongst the sea of clones. It really is no surprise that the big guys like David Guetta, Benny Benassi, Paul Oakenfold and Bob Sinclar are already supporting this massive track for the festival season. Special thanks to Lee Dagger for IDing the track when I approached him during his set at WMC.

Image Courtesy of Rivaz.