Tropical heat is the perfect cure for the cold winter storms. “Do the Cha Cha” by the Absolut Groovers ft Master Freeez was a summertime Beatport hit, bringing a bit of a Latin vibe to dancefloors around the world. I remember hearing it and playing it, but at the same time thinking a bouncier mix would just take it over the top. Bringing in Angelo Paciotti, better known as Tradelove, was an absolutely brilliant idea. His string of cheeky cover and sample records (“Pum Back,” “Street Player,” “Rock the Casbah, “Seven Nation Army,” and “Bette Davis Eyes”) have a signature bouncy, disco house vibe that has the energy of big room electro without the harshness and a funky groove that everyone moves to. His mix of “Do the Cha Cha” keeps the original in place as the middle drop with an extra loop added to keep it moving. The intro to the dropout and the buildup to the outro is the total Tradelove sound that works so well in any club set. When Master Freez says “Get Your Hands Up,” that’s exactly what the crowd will do as they dance to this fun and energetic house record. For more great tracks by Absolut Groovers, also check out “Rock the Beat” and “Mr Brown” (with Gary Cais).
You’ve got to love mashups. There is a cover version of “Seven Nation Army” by Tradelove making the rounds and a reader sent me this mashup of it with “Be With You.” As much as I loved the rework of “Army,” the bouncy back beat of “Be With You” grabbed my attention. Italian duo Pink Fluid (Max Pagani & John Dabel) mashed an electro groove with filtered discohouse for a feel good, high energy and happy floor filling club track. The vocals sound so familiar that it will make you wonder if it is a sample, replay or something original. It reminds me of those Galleon records from years ago that drove trainspotters crazy. DJs looking for a fun track to boost the energy on the floor should definitely add “Be With You” to their sets.