You can’t help but enjoy the slick and slinky overall sound of Chad Atkins dance music. EDM seems to follow some pretty well defined lines, for the most part, but Lightning offers something much more interesting. Because it slices pop grooves in with EDM beats and calls back to a 90’s golden age as much as it looks to a club dance floor future there is an originality mixed with a familiarity, a progressive edge laced with a taste of past glories.
And that is the art of such things I guess. Push too far into the unknown and the punters might be reluctant to come with you, stay too much in the comfort zone and the punters write it off as being too out of fashion. Lightning is clever enough to be all things to all people and a hot grooving future classic at the same time.