New Dutch producers @Oomloudmusic impress with EP Pyramids/Yummy Funk

OOMLOUD, Pyramids/Yummy Funk (EP)

Could there be any more room in the dance music world for yet another fine pair of Dutch producers?  The answer is a resounding YES, as Oomloud make their case with a two song EP Pyramids/Yummy Funk, which follows up a debut single that featured none other than Bingo Players.  The guys in Oomloud – their name is a fun play on the word ‘umlaut’, the diacritic symbol ¨ usually representing a ’rounding’ sound change in some languages, but also often used for unofficial effect, such as by Rüfüs Du Sol, your linguistic lesson for the day 😛 – know their way around a deep house groove, and in both songs they don’t hesitate to get both dirty and playful, with full intention on blowing up club speakers to the max.  The drops in “Pyramids” are resounding, while “Yummy Funk” messes with you like a good European mix should.  The songs are already getting support from the biggest in the biz – David Guetta, Robin Schulz, Afrojack – so you can expect these songs to last long into the Fall months.  

Published in: on August 1, 2018 at 11:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Netherlands-based producers @Revelriesmusic score with dreamy mid-summer song “Infinitum” with Australia’s #BeamishBoys

REVELRIES and THE BEAMISH BOYS, “Infinitum”

You can tell the guys behind Dubai-bred, Netherlands-based Revelries (they would be Nik and Abhi) are not only producers but musicians as they follow up their successful take on Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” (featuring Henri Purnell) with the glorious escapism of “Infinitum”.  Not only does “Infinitum” have great melody, instrumentation and song structure, but Revelries have partnered with young Australian duo The Beamish Boys (Ben and Jeremy) for some compelling, diverse vocal work that makes the song soar even more.  “Infinitum” is a dreamy mid-summer alt.dance.pop song for those clear starry evenings when nothing else matters, with sparks of love and affection in the air, and anything is possible.  There are lots of folk/pop elements that creep in with some effective acoustic guitar work that helps guide the song along and make it quite accessible for radio play.  “Infinitum” is highly deserving of your attention and placement on your favourite Spotify playlist using the link above.

“Give Me Love” has a direct groove for the win by Dutch producer @Mestomusic

MESTO, “Give Me Love”

There’s a lot familiar about “Give Me Love”, the latest from Dutch producer Mesto, but there’s also a lot that’s new and on point that will keep you listening and bouncing.  The pitched up vocal and repeated chorus – yeah, been there done that.  But Mesto’s got a great groove and complex synth work happening to make you stick with it.  So when club DJ’s wanna see some love on that dance floor mid-evening, then “Give Me Love” is part of the solution!  Add “Give Me Love” to your Pump It Higher playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on July 20, 2018 at 11:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dutch producer @djJordanJay deals a wild mix with “Treat You Right”

JORDAN JAY, “Treat You Right”

If a big, busy bounce is your thing, then your new favourite song may be Jordan Jay’s “Treat You Right”.  Led by a pleading, enticing uncredited female vocal, the song whirls and swirls and all but goes upside down with heavy, crunchy future bass synths, and this young Dutchman has obviously been learning a thing or two from Martin Garrix, David Guetta, and other big names who have since latched onto his music.  Alas it’s all done in 2:38 but “Treat You Right” winds you up and hopes to leave you panting and breathless on the dance floor.  Add “Treat You Right” to your More Bounce To The Ounce dance playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on April 27, 2018 at 9:32 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Kayos” by @SWACQmusic featuring @Jordizofficial is unpredictable fun

SWACQ featuring JORDIZ, “Kayos”

You probably know Dutch producer/DJ SWACQ from his recent appearances on Tiesto’s Clublife Volume 5 – China release.  Also appearing on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom label is SWACQ’s deep house collaboration with fellow Dutchman Jordiz with “Kayos”.  This is totally unpredictable, off-the-wall fun mixed in with some island flavour, and when the rhythm is flowing it’s pretty contagious.  When it stops, you’re entirely caught up in wondering where it goes next, leaving you wanting much more.  These guys do very well together and I think we’ll be hearing more of them.  Add “Kayos” to your Summer-in-Winter playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on February 18, 2018 at 4:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“White Lies” is fresh pop with intrigue from Dutch duo @TheHim

THE HIM, “White Lies”

Alternating between true club bangers like “Everybody Hurts” and pop morsels like “Always”, Dutch duo The Him (Jeroen and Steven) are back with “White Lies”.  The song definitely has more of a dance/pop flavour but remixes could help it shake down on the dance floor too.  An uncredited male vocalist sings an intriguing tale of a potential hook up that could lead to much more if the object of his desire wants it.  The Him embellish it all with airy vocal effects and a fluid bass line that anchors the song at its key moments.  The Him keep cranking out great songs and in turn are a crowd-pleasing presence in concert.  Watch 2018 to be a breakout year for The Him!  Add “White Lies” to your mid-tempo playlist of mysterious pop/dance songs at the Spotify link above.

Published in: on January 13, 2018 at 8:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Newcomers @BeauCollins & #Osrin offer sophisticated and pretty “Wonderland” featuring @allaboutMaggie

BEAU COLLINS & OSRIN featuring MAGGIE SZABO, “Wonderland”

It’s another global collaboration, this time newcomer producers Beau Collins from The Netherlands and Sweden’s Osrin with the sophisticated and pretty “Wonderland”.  Not only does “Wonderland” have layers of interesting synths and drops in all the right places, it features an appropriately gracious vocal by award-winning Canadian singer Maggie Szabo, who is now based out of L.A.  That vocal is always on point, and I enjoy that that producers have kept it a little gritty in spots.  The signs are all pointing to 2018 being a year filled with futuristic emotional electronic pop, whether sad or uplifting, and “Wonderland” is off to an early start in that regard.  And if these guys are as young as they look, then we’ll be hearing plenty more of Beau Collins and Osrin.

Jaunty synth-pop rhythms flow through “Rain” by Dutch brothers @Teisonmusic featuring #TheEarlybird

TEISON featuring THE EARLYBIRD, “Rain”

Wanna have fun in the rain?  Well that’s the basis of the new single by 17 and 28 year old Dutch brothers Thies and Stijn von Zon aka Teison.  It’s their first release in about a year after a strong kickstart with “Floating Away” and “Your Loving”, which received all kinds of glowing international support out of the gate including from folks like Sam Feldt.  The lads have returned with an appealing synth-pop sound that continues to straddle pop and dance music, and “Rain” features an incredibly distinct and jaunty guitar break by Stijn that will be its calling card.  “Rain” is sweet like honey but mixed in with all kinds of savory bits to enjoy including its engaging lead vocal by mysterious new singer The Earlybird. “Rain” by Teison is available on all digital platforms and well worth your attention.  It’s available for listening at the Spotify link above.

Published in: on October 28, 2017 at 1:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Asian Bass is the name of the game for @GianniMarino in “Make You” featuring #LunaMay

GIANNI MARINO featuring LUNA MAY, “Make You”

All of the pieces of “Make You” are the sum of familiar parts, assembled carefully and artfully by Dutch producer Gianni Marino, who gets an outstanding vocal by Australian singer Luna May that really rings true.  What starts off like many other EDM ballads quickly shifts into different territory with the nifty addition of “Asian Bass” melodies which seem to be popular these days with producers from the Netherlands (DROELOE was onto it last year as well).  So a pleasant enough song becomes exotic and delightful, with a requisite amount of tenderness and emotion to send it home.  You can give it your undivided attention at the link above.

Published in: on July 28, 2017 at 7:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Cheap Motel” is an engaging breakout from young Dutchman @JustinMylomusic

JUSTIN MYLO, “Cheap Motel”

“Cheap Motel” is a great introduction to the songs of 20 year old Dutchman Justin Mylo.  Like me you’ve already heard him with his friend – one Martin Garrix – on “Bouncybob”, and you may have heard about his DJ sets in places like Ibiza.  Well “Cheap Motel” is one explosive slice of bubbly pop/dance that won’t leave you sitting down.  Using a lot of high end and featuring a powerful uncredited vocal that resonates with tons of enthusiasm, “Cheap Motel” is a less traditional, happy story of finding romance in an unlikely place.  I’m sure working with Martin has rubbed off on Justin, but “Cheap Motel” is a dynamic, tightly produced song which should help take him even further.  Catch him this summer if you’re in Las Vegas at Omnia.

Published in: on July 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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