Big Room goes booom with “Let’s Get This Thing Started” by Dutch producer @DJJohnChristian

JOHN CHRISTIAN, “Let’s Get This Thing Started”

Big Room is no longer a dirty dance music term when people like John Christian decide to make a huge anthem like “Let’s Get This Thing Started”.  John’s a Dutch producer whose White Villa Studios has been the destination for Madonna, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Tiësto, Marshmello, and many more A-List performers.  So he’s not so well known to the rest of the world as a recording artist but “Let’s Get This Thing Started” should change that.  This is high quality, instantly enjoyable dance music with a frenetic pace that’s going to kick off many a festival set.  Be prepared to bounce for three and a half minutes of high energy fun!  Oh yeah – and that sneaky, familiar melody that slips in quietly?  Remember Hot Butter’s 1972 hit “Popcorn”?

Boom! Big room is back with the bounce of “Loving You” by Italy’s @djPromiseLand

PROMISE LAND, “Loving You”

Veteran Italian production duo Promise Land aren’t as well known in the rest of the world as they are in Europe, despite their noted remix of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” back in the day.  With influences spanning the best of the best of the last two decades, Nazario and Fabio bring us “Loving You”, which highlights a retrotastic big room sound that fuses that anthemic style with an emotional melody.  “Loving You” is geared to be a highlight of not only a high energy club evening but a festival set too.  Promise Land have a lot more coming your way soon and “Loving You” creates an engaging foundation.  Add “Loving You” to your Big Room Is Back playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on September 6, 2018 at 9:05 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Hard-driving “Crazy” by @Dzekomusic highlights @Tiesto’s Clublife Vol. 5 – China

DZEKO, “Crazy” (Tiësto’s Big Room mix)

I don’t usually zero in on a cover version among an album of originals as its highlight, but if you’re a DJ looking for that one song to crank up a set, then “Crazy” by Toronto’s Dzeko will do the trick.  It’s a more-than-worthy cover of Seal’s 1991 smash, more recently covered successfully as well by Alanis Morissette, and one of my favourite songs of the 90’s, which makes it even harder to convince.  But it gets Tiësto’s Big Room mix treatment and ends up being the focal point of his new gem of a party album Clublife Volume 5 – China, despite top notch new songs by Stargate & Aloe Blacc, Diplo and John Christian, VASSY, KSHMR & Talay Riley and SWACQ.  Give “Crazy” a whirl at the Spotify link above, and don’t hesitate to play Clublife Volume 5 to get a room full of dance music lovers groovin’.

Published in: on October 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Don’t stop, won’t stop: “Ghetto” is trademark trippy ‘future jack’ by @dj_DOD

D.O.D., “Ghetto”

“Ghetto” is fast and furious fun in the big room sub-genre, from Wall Recordings courtesy of the U.K.’s D.O.D. (aka Dan O’Donnell), whose music is being supported by a who’s who of contemporary dance music – Calvin Harris, A-Trak, Sander van Doorn, among others.  While “Ghetto” doesn’t sound entirely new to me – think back to the late 90’s and annoyingly infectious club hits like “Up To No Good” by The Porn Kings – it follows in the series of D.O.D. releases labelled as ‘future jack’.  However you want to call it, “Ghetto” is two and a half minutes of crazy fun that will endeavour to enlist club goers to show off a bit.  You’ll have to keep your ears peeled as to why it’s called “Ghetto” though!  Listen at the link above.

Published in: on September 12, 2017 at 9:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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