Two Texans meet up with up with a Brit to release a track on a label down under… Sounds more like a setup for a punchline than the start of a solid record. Following up their collab “Daylight” with WeSmile, producer Kid Massive teams again with singer/songwriter duo DataBoy for one of the strongest vocal tracks of recent memory. This may seem like a strange compliment, but Cam and Adam can actually sing and you can tell by the way they duet with three distinct levels of intensity – first the poppy Wanted/One Direction-ish verse, then the more uplifting and emotional pre-chorus/bridge into the full-on wailing of the chorus. It’s hard to gauge whether the track came first or the lyrics came first, but either way Kid Massive’s original stadium house/electro hybrid track is quite solid on its own, sounding like a mix of Swedish House Mafia and Zedd. Remix-wise, there’s a lot of buzz on Vinai and listening to his big room electro mix, it is easy to see why. DJs should also check out the shuffling Tradelove-ish remix by Alex Taylor and the more chilled-out take by Skyden & Piero.
There were two “Bounce” tracks that broke during the Winter Music Conference – not Melbourne bounce – but bouncy electro tracks which feature the word bounce as if to describe the way you dance to it.? Showtek & Ookay unleashed “Bouncer,” which added a bit of trap and synth-pop with the commanding chant to “Let Me See You Bounce.”??? While not sounding exactly like “Ode to Oi” or “What’s Up Suckaz,” it is easy to identify “Bounce Generation” as a TJR track.?? Working with Italian “Raveology” duo Vinai, TJR spruces up his signature with the chant “everybody make it bounce,” a heavily-accented female voice saying “bass keeps pumping” (or at least that’s what it sounds like), and?a dropout with a sick, rolling buildup.??Crowd response is assured as “Bounce Generation” is as instant as a Deorro track – party music for big rooms and festivals that will rile people up to go crazy.?