Yolanda Be Cool – Cause I Like It
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
Cazzette ft The High – Sleepless
Da Rave – Milky Way Le Youth – Feel Your Love ft Javeon Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never (Mark Knight Remix)
Dirty Vegas – Setting Sun (Daddy’s Groove & Heymen Remix)
SCNDL – The Munsta
Laidback Luke & Marc Benjamin – We’re Forever
Will Sparks ft Troi – When The Lights Go Out
Boyan and Boyer – Bangher
Swanky Tunes ft Raign – Fix Me
Eximinds – Poseidon
Benny Benassi ft Gary Go – Let This Last Forever
You never really know what to expect from those crazy Aussies in Yolanda Be Cool. Best known for “We No Speak Americano,” they’ve released a string of creative singles, with the most recent being the metallic reggae/downtempo chill hybrid cover of “All That She Wants.” For “Cause I Like It,” they catch inspiration from Le Youth, taking a vocal sample and distorting and mutating it until it is completely unrecognizable and laying it over a retro ’90s house beat. On first listen, I kept thinking the vocal sample was from Jinny “Keep Warm” until I remembered that “that” sample was actually from Voices in the Dark “Keep It Warm.” The tempo and mood changes in “Cause I Like It” are just as random and fun as you would expect from a Yolanda Be Cool jam, with something different happening every thirty seconds. If their DJ Sets are half as fun as their tracks, they must give Steve Aoki a run for best cartoon characters on stage.
Here’s a quite wonderful mashup of styles cohesively fused into a unique club track. Starting with what sounds like the xylophones from the Bewitched TV show theme song and a hook not dissimilar to Tim Deluxe’s “It Just Won’t Do,” you really have no idea what to expect. Then the vocals start – Edith Piaf, France’s greatest star and national Diva, is sampled singing “Mon Manège à Moi.” The lyrics about a lover being a merry-go-round making her head dizzy couldn’t be a better description for a wonderfully wild night of clubbing. This leads up to the well-used sample “Everybody Put Your Hands In The Air” and the electro-tribal big room energy kicks things up further. What makes this track so memorable is how Bob Sinclar is able to meld all these varied elements together for a truly magical club anthem. This song is so special and different that it could go as viral as Yolanda Be Cool’s “We No Speak Americano.” The video is labelled as ‘Paris By Night,’ the title of his album released last year – but this song isn’t on there. If this is the first track from a sequel album, then we’ve found a great party soundtrack for Summer 2014.