How good was Freakshow’s Second Birthday!?! And the good news is that the guys are back with another instalment at the beginning of December at another venue that I know everyone loves! Find out more at www.clubfreakshow.com. As usual, you can download my monthly podcast – simply search for ‘Jason Guy’ in iTunes or download directly from www.jasonguy.podomatic.com. If you’d like to see your track, club, or event featured here, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrick Hagenaar – L.O.V.E. (Hed Kandi Records)
Patrick Hagenaar returns with what is being described as his biggest record to date. This is a funk-fuelled bomb that takes elements of the French House sound to the main room. Patrick describes his L.O.V.E for making this style of record in saying “I’ve always been a big fan of the French sound. It inspired me to come up with this record with a simple yet catchy hook”. Big breakdowns, swirling orchestral strings and a driving baseline makes this track really stand out.
Kirsty & Igor Blaska – Green (Part One) (KB Recordings)
Kirsty Bertarelli is a singer-songwriter not entirely new to the music world. A decade ago, she penned All Saints’ William Orbit-produced smash hit Black Coffee, which reached number one in the UK. For Green, Kirsty has teamed up with Swiss producer Igor Blaska, a well-known name on the Swiss dance scene. OK, so if you can overlook a couple of slightly cringe- worthy vocals about saving the environment, then you can see why this track is racing up the club charts. The best mix comes from Full Intention (aka Michael Gray and Jon Pearn) with their trademark driving house.
Donati & Amoto – Falling (E Lab Music)
Fresh on the heels of ‘Like An Angel’, the track that shot up the Music Week charts in the UK and is still being licensed today on a worldwide scale, ‘Falling’ is yet another slice of brilliantly produced Dance Music from this well sought after duo of Italian producers who over the years have notched up a run of great tracks working alongside people such as ATFC. The original mix was good, but that was just a warm-up for this superb new club remix from the boys themselves! Energetic, catchy, feel good house with thumping baseline.
Copyright feat. Imaani – Story Of My Life (E Lab Music)
One of the most beautiful pieces of house music I’ve heard for a while. Story of My Life, featuring long-time vocal collaborator Imaani, is classic Copyright; infectious, heartfelt vocal, thunderous tribal drums and an instantly danceable groove. Remixed by Spanish DJs and producers DJ Chus & David Penn, who really up the tempo and tension with urgent stabs and a typically frenetic breakdown that leaves the senses tingling.