CP Music For The Masses

CP Music For The Masses

by DJ Ron Slomowicz
06.29.2014

A roundup of hot new electro, tribal and chillout tracks for you to listen to..




Underground Sound of Lisbon - Groovejet 

You know that "So Get Up" track that Cosmic Gate recently released?  It was originally done by Portuguese duo Rui Da Silva and DJ Vibe - better known as Underground Sound of Lisbon.  Their tribal sound set the tone for much of the house which is currently being reexplored by the current producers.  After breaking up in 2000, the two DJs reunited this month for Rock in Rio and premiered their new track "Groovejet."  It maintains the integrity of their classic sound while updating with modern electro elements.  If you are a fan of recent releases on Size, this is for you.  Then again, if you watch the crowd reaction, you will see how universal their sound is.




Steve Angello vs AN21 & Sebjak - "Gods"

This track could have fit last week's FIFA roundup.  Steve Angello teams up with AN21 and Sebjak for the appropriately (if satirically) titled "Gods."   With the aggressive tribal/electro track, it is the powerful stadium sound horns that give the track a unique, if not epic and royal, feel.  In the dropout, the horns are effected to sound like an almost operatic vocal.  Don't be surprised if you hear this as a base for mashups all summer long.




Tommie Sunshine & Halfway House - "Give Up the Funk"

In a sea of EDM cover versions and remixes, the really good stuff rises to the top.  Parliament and George Clinton unleashed "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)" thirty-five years ago and the funky track with its classic singalong lines has been a universal dance floor stable.  DJ/Producer/Prankster Tommie Sunshine teams up with his recent signing Halfway House to make a full vocal version with all the vocals and fun/funk of the original over a modern electro/big room track.  Their creation is faithful to the original and will drive any dancefloor nuts.  It is also a free download - so grab yourself a copy from the Soundcloud above.





Harold van Lennep - "Liberation"

Though dance music is often solely about partying and having a good time, there are songs that contain inspirational and uplifting messages. Listen to Ann Nesby and you will hear her sing of positivity through spirituality and religion. Martin Luther King’s legendary “I Have A Dream” speech has been sampled many times, back in the ’90s by Mr. Fingers, Moodswings, and Simon, and more recently by Bakermat in the track “Vandaag.” Listening to the words spoken in “Liberation,” the chillout track by Dutch producer Harold van Lennep, you hear of a person who finds love and acceptance for his sins in the arms of another man (and from God). The lines are layered beautifully and tell an uplifting story of redemption, which is quite ironic considering the source. Sampled from a speech by Evangelical Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias, it is from a story about Jim Bakker finding forgiveness from Billy Graham. Not exactly the kind of thing you are expecting in a chillout track. Like any other sample, the creativity comes in the way an artist uses it to create a new story or experience. With that light, “Liberation” is an uplifting song that might bring happiness to those who have lost their way.




Oliver Heldens x Becky Hill - "Gecko (Overdrive)"

Noticing a pattern here?  A teenage Dutch producer creates a massive track that explodes out of nowhere.   So this year’s “Animal” is “Gecko,” and it’s been gaining massive club play thanks to the infectious hooks and somewhat referential ’90s sounds in the mix. It is definitely current-sounding, but there is something in there that just makes it sound so instantly familiar.  Maybe 19 year-old producer Oliver Heldens rediscovered a soft synth or a loop from a house classic?  When I first heard the vocal version “Overdrive,”  I was thinking that Adele had finally got sucked into the EDM scene.  I was wrong, it is The Voice UK semifinalist Becky Hill who has been flirting with drum and bass (Wilkinson, Rudimental) but has found a good home in the electro world.  She has the powerful voice of a classic soulful house diva with a hint of playfulness that comes though in each performance.  Oliver & Becky work well together and with this reaching number one on the UK pop chart this will probably be the first of many collaborations to come.



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