The latest installment in the critically acclaimed Italian- based producer DAN:ROS’ illustrious catalog of pioneering and innovative house music, is the track “Erotica Bay” ft. Vaanya Diva. With passionate mission to make people dance DAN:ROS started mixing on his brother’s Pioneer turntables when he was 15 years old. He has since has since produced and mixed vocal house and nu disco music released through EDM’s most prestigious labels, including Robin Schultz’s roster on Tonspiel Recordings. DAN:ROS has been a resident Dj in the hottest clubs along the notorious Adriatic Coast of Italy, and his vision is still remains the same – to fill the dancefloor!
If you know DAN:ROS, you know the deal by now: a track packed with the best of the producer’s well-oiled skill-set, a punctuating four-to-the-floor beat, and the cream of features he can find. That’s how DAN:ROS has materialized some of his most prominent tracks on the underground dance scene.
“Erotica Bay” ft. Vaanya Diva is structured similarly, and delivered in four sumptuous versions – the original and three remixes – convincingly building an argument that there’s genuine talent behind the sheen of novelty. DAN:ROS has poured his years of experience into the highly competent house track that is a treat for both your mind and your feet.
DAN:ROS’ sounds are hard and pulsating, but they’re also very groovy and calculated. The result is a collection of steely percussion and dark bass lines tailored with whirling synths and dominant pianos.
There’s no doubt that DAN:ROS’ can program the dancefloor at his will. It’s got to be hard, but it’s also got to be funky too. Tracks like this don’t just make you want to dance, but is powerful enough to make you bang your head against a wall, as Vaanya Diva keeps the vibe and melody flowing over the arrangement.
There seems to be a stigma these days around artistically credible music being fun and DAN:ROS goes some way to reminding us all that this need not be the case. It’s okay to smile. And dance. And then dance some more. You can hear all the elements in his music, the effect is like a concentrated DJ set folded into one, vibrant dance single.
Like any good producer, DAN:ROS arranges his track with peaks and valleys, keeping the interest and the tension high. He initially holds off on Vaanya Diva’s vocal for several bars, and concentrates on building a propulsive and hypnotic beat. DAN:ROS achieves exactly what he set out to do from the beginning. To make amazing, floor filling dance music.
Clearly, DAN:ROS’ mastery of dance music’s core forms allows him to perpetuate a space ahead of the curve. In a climate where the electronic and dance music track is being shoved further and further down to pop music proportions, the announcement of “Erotica Bay” is a bold and, quite frankly, exciting move for house music. The track is another testament to DAN:ROS’ technical genius and employs a flawless and fluid beat.
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