Dangerouz – Candyman
South Texan Dangerouz this month lifts the lid on his latest release ‘Candyman’ a smashing Electro House cut that brings back a previous incarnation of the genre, which has seen some major changes in the last five years. Looking back to the electrified ripping bass lines that made Electro House emerge in its original format – Dangerouz has ditched the big room style and taken things back to the roots. Teaming up with one of the top labels in the business for up and coming talents in dance music, Pop Rox Muzik – the imprint stamps their logo on the release, which arrived with previews earlier this month to big support both from DJs and fans around the world.
The crunching drums immediately let us know that Dangerouz lives up to his name. The kicks and snappy snares fill the ranges, giving us a top to bottom lashing of frequency content that stacks up tall on any speaker. The breaks bring in a complex and grinding bass line that’s supercharged with subtle, but effective distortion and a nasty compression that pushes the bass end straight to the front of the well-executed mix. If you were a fan of early upfront Electro House, then ‘Candyman’ will be right at home on your playlists. The side chained bass lines suck in and out around the kick drums with perfection and the delivery of the intricate grinding synths leaves the production not needing too much spicing up around the edges. A looped vocal drones on through the production as if it may lead into a vocal breakdown, but every time you expect it to start – Dangerouz throws you back into the menacing bass drops that are a sure thing for dance floors that love high energy House. The whole production is twisted and clearly designed to cause a stir in the clubs. The influences on the bass synths could be linked back to the kind of modulation you hear now in Dubstep, but the nod to classic Electro House sounds is the real memorable point of the production.
It’s a fine release here from Dangerouz, who’s living up to his name and reputation releasing a busy schedule of hard-hitting dance tracks that have a recurring theme of being high in energy, impact and production. Keeping fans well stocked with fresh releases is always a good idea for up and coming producers and Dangerouz is doing just that.