There’s been a bit of hype about this forthcoming release from ‘mystery Disco supergroup’ Slam Dunk’d recently. It turns out Slam Dunk’d is Electro legend Arthur Baker with a little help from Al-P from MSTRKRFT; who have enlisted Chromeo’s Dave 1 for vocal duties for this début track No Price. This one’s huge, and will most probably be huge. Check it out.
No Price is classic Disco, so it’s no surprise to find out that it begun life in 1979 and the finished version soon to be released has got the feel of an Edit of a time-honoured track. Arthur Baker has had such a long and prolific career we can’t help but wonder how many other unfinished gems he’s got tucked away. Mixing up a little French Touch into the big strings vintage Disco sound Arthur baker has delivered a tune that pays homage to every generation of Disco. Dave 1’s vocals are the icing on the cake here, giving the track that little added slickness. Expect to be hearting this a lot.
Danish ElectroPop outfit Private is making a massive bid for worldwide appeal with their new single, Everywhere. Having scored a couple Euro hits a few years back, they are ready to unleash their massive Pop sound on an unsuspecting world.
Everywhere is a bit of a Frankenstein’s monster, made up of part from here and there all mixed into one big Pop beast. On the whole it’s a summery, slightly Indie-electro sounding hit that’s as catchy as it is slick. It;s an excellent example of contemporary ElectroPop. There is a ‘but’ thought, unfortunately the track is marred by some of the worst rapping we have ever heard. Both lyrically and in terms of flow, the rap, by someone called Genasis is just amateurish. But if you can ignore it, you’ll be rewarded with some summer fun. There’s tons of reMixes, but obviously the most exciting comes from the team up of Italo legend Flemming Dalum and Manchester’s finest Kid Machine who deliver the single package’s clear standout track, A shimmering Italo ElectroPop tune powered by space age arpeggios and haunting melodies. Flemming and Kid Machine bring a little retro cool to the single and make the vocals sound a bit more comfortable with themselves. Also amongst the host of versions of Everywhere are a massive Trance lead lead commercial dance mix from Aylen and JKF from MSTRKRFT’s noisy jump up Electro-House pit-bull-of-a-reMix.
It’s awesome! Big distorted synths hammer out Mike Post & Peter Carpenter’s original, totally unmistakable theme. This is dirty Electro-House with added nostalgic fun, and it will completely destroy any dancefloor!
The week in Bangers: While electronic rumors isn’t strictly an Electro-House blog, we do cover a lot of Electro-House that crosses over in to our realm. So many good club tunes and reMixes surface each week we can’t (and wouldn’t) cover them all, so this is a round up of some of the best from the week that we didn’t have time to dedicate individual posts to…