EDM. Dance. Electropop. House. They’re all labels that get bandied about a lot, without actually specifying very much at all; “EDM isn’t a genre”, I hear you cry. Well, maybe not, but with “We Sing Through It”, an irreverent, feel-good slice of early ‘90s-style Euro-House, Oh Balboa has probably got closer than anybody to defining, exactly, its essence; if you open up the dictionary for ‘Electronic Dance Music’, there won’t be any words. There’ll just be a sound-clip of this track playing. Repeatedly. Over and over, around your head, on an endless loop. For days.
Sure, there’s not much to it; a catchy-as-fuck simple nine note sampled phrase, rising and falling through the octave, repeated, round and round over some deep synth swell chords and old school Roland beats, smack on the ‘Balearic’ money at 128 BPM. Aside from the drop around the 1 minute mark, that’s about it. And damn, if that’s not enough for you then frankly you’ve never done the Running Man at an Ibiza foam-party; ‘We Sing Through It’ could be this year’s ‘French Kiss’.
90s Eurodance has been revived once more by the deft hands belonging to Scottish producer Newborn 90s. Their debut single “No Time Lost” is a high-octane blast of nostalgia which will remind you just anthemic the club hits used to be in the golden era of Dance.
Euphoria drips from every progression in No Time Lost. The beats work their way up to colossal build-ups which bring you up with them, and monumental drops allow the soundscape to splinter into high-vibe mind-altering electronic alchemy.
We may be leaving the EU, but Newborn 90s has proven that 90s Eurodance isn’t done with us quite yet.
You’ll have to wait a little longer before you can check out the debut track via SoundCloud. In the meantime, you can keep up to date with news on the release by heading over to Facebook.
Rap is an art in itself, but hip hop is a world of diversity and connection to countless other subgenres. Dremon knows just how to tilt into influences like euro-house and trance, only to spring back with hip hop gold. Such is the case of Gravity. Gravity’s got a bassline that sounds vintage but modern. It’s got a beat that can act as backdrop for a rap verse or be exploited by DJs to get a club moving. Remix artists, this is someone you should be following.
Dremon approaches Gravity with no nonsense. There’s confidence and some direct themes in the lyrics that portray someone who’s not worried about the track. This helps the overall song achieve greater heights. Gravity feels unrestrained and that’s something that can lighten the mood in so many situations. This is a song to have in your repertoire when you need to put that smirk on and face conflict head-on. Dremon is an artist with a personality that’s inviting and enigmatic; a combination that we don’t see too often anymore. This isn’t someone you’d be too intimidated to talk to; it’s someone who you’d want to invite you over. More so, he sounds like someone who might just do so.