It’s said that April showers bring May flowers, but while you wait the weather out for the sun to break through, enjoy some grooving electro house track recommendations from the Vanguard—may it brighten your mood and get you dancing.
It’s said that April showers bring May flowers, but while you wait the weather out for the sun to break through, enjoy some grooving electro house track recommendations from the Vanguard—may it brighten your mood and get you dancing. Plasmapool Records is dominating the reviews this week, due to releasing a lot of great tracks from several artists in the last months. You can’t go wrong with anything they release. A quartet of new cuts is on the line up this week, lots of bangers, lots of hype and a barrel chock full of awesome!
Mord Fustang — “Lick the Rainbow”
Thisone is part electro house, part crushing dirty bass and equal parts heavy awesome. The intro starts with a pretty standard four-on-the-floor house-styled beat preparing you for some very electro-bass drops. Around the one minute mark, a second intro-styled break comes through with a great pad line and a capella “oohs,” “ahs” and “whoas” that whisks the listener away in preparation for the main groove. Dubstep-style bass comes through to get you grooving in a feel good mood. Horn and a capella stabs make some appearances as the song rolls on. The break returns in a similar fashion to the intro, this time with the vocal track arpeggiating back and forth. The beat returns while the track rolls on. Clocking in at seven minutes long, the meat is easily from the two- to six-minute mark.
128 BPM, Plasmapool Records, 2011
Javi Garcia — “Back to Me”
This one has all the sounds destined to be a long-standing classic, featuring great trance-styled leads, heavy kicks and great filter sweeps. The track takes a little while to get fully going; it’s not until right around the minute mark when the substance hits. The bass line has kind of an acid-y resonant feel, but it’s not full-on acid house. The sweeping leads create a mellow mood and encourage the listener to groove hard while keeping it mellow. The track rolls on, filling out a necessary element in any DJ set, relaxation. This one is definitely best suited very early on or near the end of the night, right between a major set of really heavy bangers.
128 BPM, Plasmapool Records, 2011
Felguk — “All Night Long”
Snares and claps open this one up for a few bars until the bass drum kicks in with authority. A nice filter-swept swoosh flies out with some robotic vocal interjections before the whole track snaps off, enticing the listener to squirm in a split second of anticipation. After some bass kicks, the drumbeat comes back and all is received. The robotic voice lays it down while the bass pops back and forth heavily. At the three-and-a-half-minute mark, a break slows things down with some heavy leads that let you relax just before the beat and bass slam back with force. Definitely a straight electro-house jam, this one would be great in a set early on as it has great elements that can really set the tone for a dance-driven night.
130 BPM, BugEyed Records, 2011
Hypster — “Neon Teens”
Just when everyone thought that Orff’s “Carmina Burana” was oversampled and overplayed, Hypster has given in a new heavily electro-styled spin. The track kicks off with bass drums and claps blasting out right at you while the timpani starts to clamor in. It’s on. Right after the minute mark the track explodes with a sample of “Carmina Burana” in epic glory that pushes the listener to the extreme. The break continues on gearing you up for a massive drop. The near minute-long break at the two-and-a-half-minute mark is where things get downright nasty. The choral singing bursts out like shrapnel into a million different layers riding anxiety until a much-anticipated drop brings the beat back in. The last minute or so of the track is almost identical to the intro, giving you plenty of segue into another track or a perfect fade out to top off a mix.
128 BPM, Plasmapool Records, 2011 ?