CP Music For The Masses

CP Music For The Masses

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07.02.2014

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

**Clubplanet Radio Tune of the Week**

 Naxxos - "New Orleans (Mr. Belt & Wezol Remix)" - [SPINNIN DEEP]

"The Dutch DJ Duo of Mr. Belt & Wezol seemingly appeared out of nowhere over the last few months. Their Spinnin debut "Shiver" was originally (as Spinnin seems to do often now) put out as an "ID" leading discussion to rumor a possible dream collab of future house leaders Tchami & Oliver Heldens. Instead, the duo of Mr. Belt & Wezol were revealed as the producers behind the track, and this offering is the follow up. A groovy, bassline driven feel good record at its finest, "New Orleans" has all the elements that make a classic house music anthem. With a bassline to groove to, infectious drum programming, and a catchy female vocal "You got the feeling" on repeat, the tune begins to build before dropping to their signature future house lead. Don't be surprised if you find yourself subconsciously raising the volume when the drop comes in. We look forward to more from this duo!"  - MB



Moby and Darth & Vader - "Death Star" - [DIM MAK RECORDS]

Completely unexpected...  When you see Moby's name on a track, there is instant idea of what you are going to hear.  This is not that.  Teaming up with Brazilian DJs Darth & Vader, the result is dark and aggressive electro unlike anything Moby has done since his techno/rave days over 20 years ago. It is billed as a soundtrack and that's exactly what it sounds like, with miniature vignettes meshed together to transport you a darker place, like the Death Star it is titled after.   Although it starts off kind of happy with a bit of a "Percolator"-ish sound, it speeds up and is layered with menacing noises that totally transform the tone.  Its as if they've constructed this track as a demo to go the JXL route and soundtrack the forthcoming Star Wars movies. Aussie duo Tom Piper & Rob Pix amp up the energy with a retro-techno vibe to make it more dancefloor-friendly while Tristan Garner mutates it into a sickening (in a good way) hybrid of drum & bass and dubstep. For a sheer case of WTF, "Death Star" is worth checking out. - RS


Slam Dunk'd ft Chromeo & Al-P - "No Price" - [COLUMBIA]

There’s been a good bit of buzz on this "disco mystery" track “No Price” for a few months. Annie Mac started the story by playing it on her BBC Radio 1 show back in March and little has been known about its origins. The track is full-on classic disco with a hint of modern phasing and electro, perfect for summertime fun. The catchy vocals, retro disco production and infectious beat follow the disco revival vibe of records by DJ Cassidy and Robin Thicke. The title and vocal sample (resung by Dave of Chromeo) comes from "Can't Put No Price" by North End.  As North End was one of the side studio projects of Arthur Baker, it comes as little surprise that he is the one behind Slam Dunk'd.  - RS



Kiesza - "Giant in My Heart" - [LOKAL LEGEND/IDJ]

Kiesza exploded out of nowhere earlier this year with the debut single "Hideaway," an addictively sweet retro-house pop song which channeled early Madonna and topped the UK pop chart.  Radio here in the US is even beginning to show the song some love.  For the followup "Giant in My Heart," she goes big and dramatic with a slow-ballad intro building into a pumping jack-house beat.  The scat-singing male part is a perfect counterpoint to Kiesza's expressive and emotional vocals. The song about not being able to move on after heartbreak has that tragic beauty which just translates perfectly to the dance floor.  Club life as escape from the daily grind is the video theme with a tortured office worked finding solace in his second life as a clubgoing drag queen partying with friends.  If "Hideaway" was Kiesza's tribute to Madonna's "Everybody," then "Giant in My Heart" is her audio and video remix of "Crazy For You." - RS


MOTi & Quintino - "Crash" - [Spinnin]

The duo of Dutch producers behind "Dynamite" is back with another banger, literally.  MOTi and Quintino aren't exactly reinventing the wheel, rather taking the elements in the current idiom of electro/big room tracks and putting a little bit of a spin on them. The synth hook line transforms from a horn to a prog rock keyboard sounding like it was lifted from a '70s concept album, but the melody is pretty much constant. The results are pretty much exactly what you would expect - a floorfiller that will have the festival kids and ravers jumping up and down with massive intensity.  At under five minutes, it will definitely hold their attention, especially if they are fans of Martin Garrix tracks or remember "Greyhound" by Swedish House Mafia. Don't be surprised if there is a vocal version dropped (literally) in the next month or so for the end of summer.  It will be interesting to see if they follow this up with a track called "Bang" to complete the onomatopoeiac trio ("Boom (Dynamite)," "Crash") as a tribute to the Nintendo game, or the classic Roxette album. - RS


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