Happy Music Monday! It’s cold outside and everyone’s starting to chat about Christmas, and it’s getting so close that it’s no longer a faux pas. I saw someone on my Facebook has actually finished their Xmas shopping and wrapped everything already! Madness.
Impending religious birthdays aside, this time of year is generally a bit grim. It’s hard work but there’s a reward at the end of it – spring and summer, festivals, beaches and of course Ibiza. Forget tofu turkey and sprouts, sunshine is what I’m thinking about.
This week’s tune perfectly sums up that feeling. It’s a collaboration between two contemporary house heavyweights – Gorgon City and Duke Dumont. Both artists are known for their fat bass drums, melodic baselines and on this track Real Life both are present, the track is rounded off with an appearance from Naations – another collab between Nicky Night Time & Nat Dunn, who bring a sumptuous piano line and vocals respectively. It’s a match made in heaven if good vibes and cocktails by the sea before heading into a club is your kind of thing!
Take it for a spin below and Tweet me and let me know what tracks you’ve been getting your ears around this week.
I got you by British DJ, record producer and songwriter Duke Dumont ft Jax Jones is sure to get you feeling happy and care free. It’s been at the top of my summer playlist and has really been the theme for my recent holiday in Mexico too. I have many memories of this track playing as we were crazy dancing and getting ready to go out or enjoying the sun on the beach. The song is a few years old as it came out I early 2014, the second track from Duke Dumont debut album EP1. It topped the iTunes chart within hours of release and also got high chart numbers in Belgium too. Wycliff Jean and Jerry Duplessis are also credited as co-write the song, and its claimed that Mumont was inspired to write this song from the original Whitney Huston song of the same name as it’s one of his favourites from her latter period. The singer on the sample isn’t Whitney Huston, although hauntingly similar is actually session singer Kelli-Leigh. I Got You has a fabulous summer vibe including steel drums and piano throughout the song, and juicy bass. The DJ was quoted in a recent interview as saying he tends to write summery tracks in the Winter, and Winter tracks in the Summer and that ‘he is the typical British person as he will moan in the Winter that it’s too cold and in the summer it’s too hot so the studio is his place of escapism.’ Let me know what you’ve been listening to this week, and whether you’ve been loving this track as much as me in the comments below. Have a fantastic week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHCYHldJi_g&list=RDFHCYHldJi_g