Notable Dance Podcast #035

The Young Punx – Harlem Breakdown (DJ Mark One)
Patrick Baker – Summer Lover (Gazzo vs Dani Deahl)
Jason Herd & Stafford Brothers ft Sherry St Germain – Wicked Child (Extended)
Mel B – For Once In My Life (Sidney Samson)
Erik Arbores – Get Ready (Original)
Hardwell ft Matthew Koma – Dare You (Extended)
Denzal Park – Animal (Club)
Thomas Gold ft Kaelyn Behr – Remember (Original)
Benny Benassi – Back to Pump
Markus Schulz – Remember This (Original)
Baggi Begovic – Dragon
Sia ft The Weeknd and Diplo – Elastic Heart (Pitron Sanna)

SONG OF THE DAY: Thomas Gold ft Kaelyn Behr – “Remember”

The intro with the violin furiously playing is dark and foreboding.? The vocals by Kaelyn Baer are somewhat forlorn, about finding a girl he was partying with during a massive party and wanting to be woken up before morning (yes, party people really are like vampires when it comes to being exposed to daylight). Intensity increases as the kick drum loops gets louder and more primal, until it drops out with the last vocal note echoing and the repeated hook beginning to come in.? The hook grows in power as the drum fill crescendoes insanely, until we have one last vocal request to “say you will remember.”? Then, the explosion of the incessant hook brings the energy of Brazilian carnival or a massive mardi gras, that infinite power that a repeated sound has to motivate you to abandon all inhibitions and let yourself become part of the crowd. The seamless blending of darkly pretty subtlety with a rapturous, energetic hook makes “Remember,” the new track by German DJ/producer Thomas Gold, one of the most memorable anthems of the year.

Image Courtesy of Axtone.