“Disco Electrique” — Bingo Players vs. Chocolate Puma
Dear Listener, please take some time to listen to this song with either high quality speakers or headphones. Your computer speakers won’t do the trick. Thanks and enjoy!
Today’s song comes to us from 2009. A time when dance floor bangers were simpler, electronic music production was flourishing and producers such as Bingo Players and Chocolate Puma started to develop their now iconic sound.
First a quick look into who these talented producers are:
From their Facebook page: Hailing from The Netherlands, Paul Baümer & Maarten Hoogstraten have fused their musical talent into the massive electronic dance duo Bingo Players. The two dutch DJs have created an international reputation through epic releases and massive touring. Early on, they lit up the #1 spot on the Beatport Charts with a horde of huge tracks including “Devotion,” “Touch,” “Me (vs. Chocolate Puma),” “Chop,” and “Disco Electrique.”
Here is a little bit of background on Chocolate Puma from their website: The Dutch producers Zki & Dobre- respectively René ter Horst and Gaston Steenkist are responsible for so many productions in all kinds of styles under so many different names that they are extremely difficult to categorize. Their studio remains their favorite place, but as DJ’s, the clubs is where their music is being tested and where their music should be played out loud!
They’ve remixed songs by artists like David Guetta, Nicky Romero, Flo Rida, Britney Spears, Laidback Luke and Static Revenger just to name a few.
From the Chocolate Puma website:
“Disco Electrique pulls off the same tough beats blended with vocals trick [as their 2008 hit “Touch Me”], microphone duties this time handled by Michelle David, who delivers a powerful, staccato set of lyrics with a little old school diva attitude to go with a stomping and surprisingly minimal production.” – June 8 2009
So we can tell a few things about this song and why it is awesome. First, it’s made by the Dutch. Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Laidback Luke, are all Dutch Producer/DJs — they’re pretty famous, if you haven’t heard of them, look them up. Second, the song hints at Disco, the origin of all this underground dance music. Going back to the roots of a genre, if done correctly usually yields excellent results in the modern day. Third, the bass line hits hard and is at an exceptional range of the spectrum to be heard and felt without dipping too low into the subsonic range of human hearing. Fourth, the melody is simple and is followed by both the organ sound and the bass. This creates a melodic continuity that allows the listener to hone in on the repetitiveness of the song – the key to making something catchy. Fifth, the melody is not much more than 2 notes one halfstep away from one another. This means that the tendency of the melody drives to the tonic. When you hear the first tone, your brain wants it to resolve down to the second note. This is a simple model of tension and release in music and I believe it is very effective in this case.
I dare you not to bounce around in your seat to this one, and next time you’re at a party with some quality speakers, surprise your friends by busting out this 2009 banga!
No one has lyrics done up already for this song, so do your best at guessing!