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: Static Revenger ft Kay – “Back Off, Bitch!”

Yeah, there are feminist spoofs of “Blurred Lines,” but we could really use a new tough-talking chick with some brains to back it up. Introduce yourself to Kay, a/k/a My Name is Kay. Imagine the tough swagger of “Booty Bounce”-era Dev, the vocal punch of Luciana, and the over-the-top EFX of Ke$ha and you have an idea. Following the aggressive electro beats of Static Revenger, Kay flows rough and smooth over the changing tempo – going double-time and slowing down to show her range. Even more impressive is her modern take on feminism, in this hip-hop dominated world where women are often portrayed as strippers to make a dollar, her line is “Rubber bands ain’t sh*t to me.” Listening closely to the lyrics, you can tell that she follows her motto to “Say What You Want.” Kind of refreshing, ain’t it… If you are one of the many millions who made Static Revenger’s collab with Richard Vission and Luciana “I Like That” their ringtone, here’s another one for you. I can already see the drag queens fighting to perform this at clubs around the country.

Image courtesy of Dim Mak.

INTERVIEW: Richard Vission (2012)

As big name superstars rise and fall in the EDM world, there are few producers who stand the test of time – continuing to produce incredible music and support it with masterful DJ sets.  Richard Vission is the host of Power Tools, the longest running mixshow in the US.  In the 90s, he achieved success as part of the techno group The Movement and pop house group Pure Sugar.  Not only a remixer for the biggest artists (Madonna, Lady Gaga, Ace of Base, David Bowie, Korn), Richard also releases his club-banging original productions on his own label Solmatic.  The two are not mutually exclusive, however, as “I Like That,” his collaboration with Static Revenger and Luciana, started as an underground club track and exploded into a viral internet clip and international club smash.

DJ Ron Slomowicz: When you did the song “I Like That,” did you have any idea that it would become so big?
Richard Vission: No, I actually never think about it becoming big, we just do the records so that we can play out. Honestly, it still boggles my mind that it went on the radio because the song has no chorus. It’s kind of weird when I think about it.

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