Nightlife’s swingin’ with “Rocola De Verano” by #OttoBotte featuring #Rochee

OTTO BOTTÉ featuring ROCHEE, “Rocola De Verano”

I’m not sure what the title of “Rocola De Verano” is supposed to reference, but the debut single by Grammy-nominated Colombia-bred NYC-based producer Otto Botté just sings NYC swingin’ nightlife.  It’s a jazzy, effortless slice of Latin-spiced electronica featuring charming and easy-going vocals by NYC-based singer Rochee that totally fits the groove.  Otto has had a varied history of both Latin and EDM productions, even working with the likes of Robin Schulz recently, and the influences all come to fruition in “Rocola”.  It’s one sophisticated party unto itself, recalling to me the slick and fun of fellow NYC-er August Darnell’s 70’s and 80’s acts Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band and Kid Creole & The Coconuts.  “Rocola” nails that vibe – also featuring Grammy-winning trombonist Frank Cohen – and wins big time!

Published in: on September 7, 2017 at 11:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Gold” is stunning mid-tempo deep house from @musicbyJohnk and @RickyRemedy

JOHN.k x RICKY REMEDY, “Gold”

Some great late night music always seems to come out of Florida, and you’ll know what I mean when you hear on-the-bubble singer John.k’s voice rise over a crunchy deep house beat in “Gold”.  While it starts off sounding like it might be a ballad, this joint effort with noted Latin Grammy-nominated producer Ricky Remedy is a stunner, tight and powerful, and it will get you swaying on the dance floor once the big beats kick in.  John.k’s vocal prowess reminds me a lot of Jon Secada (90’s smash “Just Another Day”), and there’s so much going on in Ricky’s production – without making it overly busy – that would make it sound fantastic in a live setting.  “Gold” is available for you to hear at the link above.

 

Published in: on August 9, 2017 at 1:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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@ElectricBodega shake it up Spanish style with @AngelicaRahe’s “Pa’lante”

ANGELICA RAHE, “Pa’lante” (Electric Bodega remix)

Spanish (but L.A.-based) singer Angélica Rahe’s “Pa’lante” has more than enough festive spice to share on its own, but NYC producers Electric Bodega (currently on fire with “Rest Of My Life”) have given it some next-level energy to shake up a dance floor.  The song title is the colloquial abbreviation for “para adelante” (or “go ahead” in English), which in dance music terms means strut your stuff and win over your partner 🙂  Angélica’s highly engaging vocal – take that Shakira – is the core of the song but Electric Bodega keep it busy making for both great listening and then reacting on the dance floor.  “Pa’lante” is fiery but goes down easy, and Spanish is not required (though it helps).  Check it out at the link above.

Published in: on August 15, 2016 at 9:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
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