Notable Dance Podcast #076

Notable Dance Podcast #076 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Breach ft Kelis – The Key (Extended Version)
Layo Bushwacka vs Freejak – Finally
Erik Abores – Hold On Mmm Baby (Original Mix Edit)
Sander Van Doorn & Oliver Heldens – THIS
Marc Benjamin ft Nuthin Under a Million – City Lights
Jay Hardway & Mike Hawkins – Freedom
Tiesto – Light Years Away (Tiesto & MOTi Remix)
JETFIRE & SpinRox ft Anabella – Revelation
Uberjak’d ft Nuthin Under a Million – Back 2 Life
Andreas Rodlund and Matt Hewie – Without You The Moose (Extended Version)
Lush & Simon ft Delaney Jane – In My Hands
Orjan Nilsen ft Christina Novelli – Hurricane
Ben Gold ft Christina Novelli – All Or Nothing (Original Mix)
Steve Aoki & Flux Pavilion – Get Me Out of Here

(Picture of Christina Novelli taken at WMC 2014 – courtesy of Ascendance Radio.)

SONG OF THE DAY: Fedde Le Grand – Twisted

No stranger to big festival anthems (“Don’t Give Up,” “No Good,” “Raw“), Dutchman Fedde Le Grand is about to unleash a new one called “Twisted.” What makes the big room electro track live up to its title? The intro is completely unexpected, starting with a funky guitar hook that sounds like it was lifted from an old Doobie Brothers track (maybe “Long Train Running”) which gets more aggressive and electro as it builds. Then come the male vocals which sound like Green Velvet (channelling Stewart Who) repeating an irresistible verse. The drop and buildup are everything you would expect from a track like this, but it’s the effects and the increasing power in the vocals that elevate the track to a higher level. While some may compare the lyrical content to “Wasted” (Tiesto’s paean to alcoholism), “Twisted” is simultaneously more playful and darker. It isn’t clear whether “Twisted” is referring to a crazy person, someone uninhibited by the music, or the darker side of drug culture. When a track isn’t overly explicit, it allows the listener to make their own interpretation. Though in reality, most ragers will just be jumping up and down to the beat for the entire track, which of course is “Twisted” enough in itself. As usual, Danny Howard of BBC Radio gets the coolest new tracks first.

Image Courtesy of Flamingo.

Notable Dance Podcast #056

Chocolate Puma ft Kris Kiss – Step Back
Tony Romera – Go Nuts (Original)
Feenixpawl & Trevor Simpson – I Won’t Break (Original)
Andreas Rodlund, Matt Hewie & B3TA ft Jonny Rose – Ultimatum (Original Mix)
Thomas Newson ft Angelika Vee – Don’t Hold Us (Original Mix)
Tommy Trash & Killagraham – The Little Death (Original Mix)
Duck Sauce – NRG (Skrillex, Kill The Noise, and Milo & Otis Remix)
FTampa, Goldfish & Blink – Kismet (Original)
DANK – Renegade (Extended Mix)
Revolvr ft Nina Sung – Electrify (Original)
Bingo Players – Knock You Out (Original)
Tiesto ft Matthew Koma – Wasted (Ummet Ozcan Remix)

(Picture of Ummet Ozcan taken at Spinnin Sessions during WMC 2014.)