Recently Deorro, aka Ton!c, has been coming up on my radar as a fresh new producer displaying some of the best in electro house and indie dance music. As a producer, I’ve noticed the last thing he does is color inside the lines. The reason I have been so drawn to him as an artist is the unique sounds and the diversity of each of his productions. I feel like he has almost created his own subgenre, it sounds like gangster meets electro house. No two of his songs sound the same (which I find is a bit typical with electro house producers) and everything he produces makes you want to get up off your ass and dance. Everything about what he does is just straight funky. Half the time I feel like his music doesn’t even fall into a genre because he just does what feels good, which in turn, provides an orgasmic experience for the ears. For me, his music is the total party experience. This is definitely not easy listening, if you’re going to switch on some Deorro, make sure the volume is on full blast and get ready for a dance because I really don’t see any possible way to sit still while listening to him. Enjoy some of my favorite songs by him!
Once again, I was forced to go to my least favorite night club to enjoy some more great talent that I’ve never gotten to see before: Sander Van Doorn. Sander made a splash in the music soon in 2004 with his hit ‘Loaded’ and his since continued climbing the ladder to success in the EDM world. Before going to his show, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I had tuned into his podcasts before, and to be honest, I wasn’t really feeling it. The music was a bit boring and it felt more like easy listening than something that truly made me want to get up and dance (which isn’t always a bad thing). I got talked into going to his show, rather than going by my own free will (thats what friends are for, right?). To be honest, I wasn’t completely blown away by his set, but it was still enjoyable. If you are a Sander fan, I would definitely recommend going and seeing him! Even if you aren’t familiar with him but you like progressive house, I would say go check him out. He spins trance and progressive house, and I appreciated the song selection in his set. I find that when I go to shows where this is the genre of the DJ, it all has the same trousey sound and for the most part, its just a countdown of the current top 40 trouse hits. I liked that Sander WASN’T trouse and was just really good and original progressive house. He played a lot of his own tracks in all the right places and overall I liked the flow of his set. I definitely don’t think Sander is for everybody, there’s wasn’t much electro in his set (which is currently trending in all DJ sets I’ve noticed), and that was actually a nice change of pace. I think he has a very unique sound. Going into his show, I knew what to expect and he met my expectations (but didn’t really succeed them). I guess from the gist of this article, you can tell I’m not all to impressed with him, but keep in mind this review is from someone that would not consider herself a Sander fan, just an outsider taking a peep inside. If he comes to your town, I would say go see him because he plays a unique set in comparison to all the other trance/ progressive house DJs out there, but if you miss him, I assure you you won’t be shedding any tears.
Ken Loi has easily become one of my favorite producers of 2012 with all of the crazy mashups he has come up with this year. Although I find that some of his tracks are hit or miss, the ones that hit, hit HARD. He has done a beautiful job at blending together this years hottest tracks to make a superb, kickass song. The way the songs are sliced and diced and then put back together is impressive. I’ll admit, yes there are artists out there that do way better jobs at actually mashing the songs up, but I think my main interest in Loi as a producer lies in the songs that he chooses to put together. The whole mash-up of “By The Way”, “Sex on Fire”, and “Somebody That I Used to Know” was beginning to get a bit old and its nice to see him mashing up songs that typical don’t get mashed up. I love the originality of his finished productions and I have decided to share 3 of my favorites: