Infectious Italo-Arabic dance fusion: “3omri 3addit” is the latest from @DJMirkoB with #Selim

DJ MIRKO B and SELIM, “3omri 3addit”

It may be more common to hear such a mix of languages in music in Europe, but in North America it’s a rarity.  I don’t know what the song is all about, but that’s part of what makes “3omri 3addit” by Italy’s DJ Mirko B featuring vocalist Selim such an interesting record that all of you dance music lovers should check out.  Besides a classic Eurobeat, what also carries “3omri 3addit” along is the sublime acoustic guitar hook, which is just begging for reaction under the dance floor lights.  My preference here is for the extended all Arabic version over the hybrid Italian-Arabic radio edit as it flows better and seems more complete.  “3omri 3addit” is a bold release which needs some props outside of Europe, where it will probably simply go over like gangbusters.  Add it to your Eurobeat With A Twist playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on June 28, 2018 at 10:37 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Groove to the forlorn Italodisco of “Trust Me” by @DJMirkoB & Cicco DJ with Alessio Montesano

DJ MIRKO B & CICCO DJ and ALESSIO MONTESANO, “Trust Me”

It’s very atypical to hear 80’s and 90’s influenced Italodisco outside of European shores, but “Trust Me” from DJ Mirko B, Cicco DJ and young singer Alessio Montesano could be an exception.  It’s got an appealing, forlorn melody matched with a different kind of boy-next-door vocal that definitely recalls similar uncharacteristic sounding hits of the past by the likes of FR David or Double You.  But “Trust Me” has a simple slam dunk of a synth hook that makes it stand above other similar songs from Europe, and should make North American DJ’s and club goers turn their heads and want more.  “Trust Me” is definitely a notable grower, so check it out at the link above.

Kyiv’s @DJTeriMiko collaborates with Italy’s @Gojamusic for D’n’B infused “All I Want”

TERI MIKO & GOJA, “All I Want”

Two promising new acts in dance music collaborate for something a little different in “All I Want”.  Kyiv, Ukraine brings us Teri Miko, who is already getting rave reviews for energetic live shows and opening for the likes of Marshmello and DJ Snake at some festivals.  Italian producers Goja have been one of the more talked about new names in dance music with support already from Diplo and Dillon Francis.  “All I Want” dabbles nicely in pop territory, with attractive uncredited female vocals providing a worthy introduction.  But then the song segues smoothly, albeit sneakily, into engaging trap and drum ‘n bass synth antics which will seal the deal for clubs.  Add “All I Want” to your Electric Eclectic playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on March 18, 2018 at 11:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Hip hop inflected European deep house will have you grooving to “Multiply” by #IDEO featuring @JPaulished

IDEO featuring JPAULISHED, “Multiply”

“Multiply” is one of the more intriguing songs to kick off 2018 that caught me off guard listening to it repeatedly over the holidays.  It brings Italian producer/DJ Ideo together with American hip hop vocalist JPaulished for a hot one-of-a-kind dose of fun that will both engage club DJ’s and listeners.  Although the song is 5 minutes long, Ideo switches it up so much that you want to know what will keep coming next.  JPaulished’s gritty vocals don’t start to appear until about halfway, which is an interesting production angle, but it really makes the song come alive when other songs would be ending.  Club DJ’s can pick or choose what parts of the song to mix into a set, they will all work.  “Multiply” is a surprise that totally slams hard with lots of bounce, from our friends at Balmung Digital Recordings, and you can check it out at the link above.

Eurohouse flair shines through in “Moves” by #BigFish featuring @MikeGomesmusic

BIG FISH featuring MIKE GOMES, “Moves”

If you like your tropical house with add Euro flair, then you will particularly enjoy “Moves” by Italy’s Big Fish for Tipsy Recordings.  Though the artist is new, the song does a great job of selling itself with its totally engaging melody and slick production.  It also has this vibrant vocal by Mike Gomes of American duo Xuitcasecity – not an entirely unexpected place for Mike to show up, as you’ll remember Xuitcasecity’s memorable presence last year on “Runaway” by Spirix.  “Moves” is an easy add for club DJ’s who want to encourage their audience to strut their stuff rather than simply watch the DJ at work.  Check it out at the link above.

Published in: on January 3, 2018 at 8:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Booty luv gets its due in “Crazy” by @EneaMarchesini_ featuring Robin Marchetti @Robinfortyseven

ENEA MARCHESINI featuring ROBIN MARCHETTI, “Crazy”

Not to be confused with any of the numerous other songs of the same title, “Crazy” is a fun ode to a lover’s boo-tay and wanting to get romantic under the sheets, courtesy of producer Enea Marchesini and fellow Italian singer Robin Marchetti for Balmung Digital Recordings.  As slight and silly as it may be, “Crazy” totally works thanks to Robin’s lust-struck vocal which is separated by a most welcome and not too dirty deep house drop that makes the record bounce and more than just a novelty.  “Crazy” is just for you wild ones who like enjoy letting loose on the dance floor.  Be pleasantly surprised as you listen to “Crazy” at the link above.

Big, fun beats from @WhiteLowreal & @DJMirkoB with “Break It Down”

WHITELOW & DJ MIRKO B, “Break It Down”

“Break It Down” is one of those songs where you just need to clear your mind, and let your body flow with the music to have some fun.  It’s deep house Italian-style courtesy of the collaboration of duo WhiteLow and DJ Mirko B through Balmung Recordings.  The song has this comical kind of rhythm in its chorus which starts the song that would allow it to be set well against clips of black and white silent comedy slapstick.  But there’s a big slamming build up midway that is also perfect as a soundtrack to sports events.  The song doesn’t quite sustain over 3 minutes but is definitely a blast while it lasts.  Check it out at the Spotify link above.

Published in: on September 4, 2017 at 7:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Brisk house-flavoured pop by Italy’s @SAmusiceurope featuring @AvaKingmusic with “‘Bout A Thing”

SA featuring AVA KING, “‘Bout A Thing” (free DL)

“‘Bout A Thing” is the kind of brisk, happy song that will keep the good times of summer extended into the fall months.  It’s brought to you by a relative newcomer from Italy named SA featuring L.A. vocalist Ava King, but it’s not at all what you’d expect when you think of dance music from that country.  SA definitely likes his mix to sparkle with tingly synth and percussion sounds up front but never hiding the house rhythm, while Ava’s vocal acrobatics flow along beautifully with the melody like they were made for one another.  Definitely playlist-worthy, “‘Bout A Thing” is a great start for SA with its global-friendly sound and it’s available as a free download from the link above.

Published in: on August 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Livin’ Large: “This Is Bounce” by Italy’s @WhiteLowreal

WHITELOW, “This Is Bounce”

“This Is Bounce” is the kind of song that will dominate a DJ set and take no prisoners.  Wait what was that we just heard?  Forgot about it already? All you remember is “This Is Bounce”? 😛  Bologna, Italy production duo WhiteLow (Enrico and Stefano) take their cues perhaps from songs like DVBBS and MOTi’s’ “This Is Dirty” or Dimitri Vegas/Martin Garrix/Like Mike’s “Tremor” as well as the Melbourne Bounce style and effortlessly create a song that will sweep under your feet and make you ride a fast, crazy wave till it’s over.  I recently wrote about Garmiani’s intense remix of Axwell /\ Ingrosso’s “Dream Bigger” and “This Is Bounce” is a great companion to that remix.  It’s the first release for new label Balmung Digital Recordings, off to a fantastic start with a real zinger!  Just Bounce 🙂  

Published in: on February 9, 2017 at 7:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Slay your own dragon: “Balmung” by @Alexandrius_ and @DJMirkoB

ALEXANDRIUS & DJ MIRKO B, “Balmung”

“Balmung” is the stuff of Nordic legends, a sword used to kill a dragon.  So if you’re going to use imagery like this to be the face of your EDM instrumental, it had better be over-the-top.  And “Balmung” by Italian producers/DJs Alexandrius and DJ Mirko B is just that, it is out to slay you and make you react instantly on the dance floor.  It’s fist-pumping, floor stomping, battlefield-dirty electronica that can only be borne out of Europe.  It simply does not let up, a real crowd-pleaser among many solid instrumentals that have arrived in 2016.  While you can only preview “Balmung” at the link above, it’s well worth the trip to Beatport or your favourite digital store to pick it up.

Published in: on October 21, 2016 at 10:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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