SONG OF THE DAY: Tomcraft ft Sam Obernik – “The Noyz”

German producer/DJ Tomcraft throws us a curveball with his new track “The Noyz.” Known for darker and more underground progressive productions, “The Noyz” borders on the unabashedly commercial. The track starts off subtle, then builds to a horn blast which ushers in the first dropdown. The horn builds up again and then that synth hook comes in. I say “that synth hook’ because it sounds so familiar, like it’s from an 80s pop song which I just can’t place (having a Galleon deja vu moment). Just when you think you can ID the hook, the horn comes back to usher in another dropdown where chameleon vocalist Sam Obernik channels her inner Shirley Bassey. The whip noises, vocal sample, and hook are all reading 80s Hi-NRG pop, but somehow the cool production still keeps Tomcraft’s edgier flavor. Both remixes are quite good, keeping all of the original elements in place: Lissat & Voltaxx pumps up the energy for a quite fun, bouncy remix, while Ain’t & Fish darken things with a more progressive feel that is still dancefloor-friendly. As the second single from Tomcraft’s upcoming ’20 Years’ album, we anxiously await hearing more.

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