Gil Sanders – Happy With You (feat. Robin Vane) [Be Yourself Music]
Gil Sanders’ golden touch on Be Yourself Music continues, crowning himself King of the Castle when swapping impressive resumés with The Netherlands’ Robin Vane. ‘Happy With You’ isn’t all sunshine and lollipops, with bass-pinned beats gripping synth steps and vocals recorded through the matrix. These simple foundations see the pair’s happiness become a totally synthetic, extremely addictive, Euro-centric experience. Sanders and Vane are ready to dominate, a best of both worlds where you get playlist-ready trends from one side, and no-nonsense phat kicks from the other.
When Dutch dynamo BURNR mixes Latin breezes with straight-down-the-line beats, you’re getting a soundclash for under the sun and deep down in the basement. ‘Need 2 Know’ caters for all comers with its hybrid parts smoothly switching between the exotic and hard-bodied, with a catchy-as-hell vocal asking questions of the dancefloor to ensure energy levels never drop. A checklist of fiesta pianos and horns, tech touches and a breakdown sent into orbit, track the movements of a space cruiser landing slap bang in the middle of carnival season – because BURNR likes it like that.