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ARTIST
TITLE
Dance Baby
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DIYNAMIC 003CD DIYNAMIC 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/11/2010

2009 release. Diynamic main man, producer extraordinaire and globe-trotting DJ, Solomun, delivers his debut long-player Dance Baby. It has been a staggeringly short time in which the Bosnian-born Croatian Mladen Solomun has exerted a considerable influence in house music. Dance Baby sees Solomun further refine his craft and deliver an album which provides a neat but powerful insight into not just house itself, but his very personal view of the genre and its development. Just as early house did, Dance Baby distils disco, soul, funk and electronic sounds into a heady mix which flows like a classic DJ set -- ebbing, flowing and taking in the whole spectrum of moods and energies. This flow also lends itself to home listening wonderfully, a rare trait for a house album and one that makes Dance Baby all the more endearing. Opener "Country Song" slides you into Solomun's world with a 1 bar live bass loop doing all the work while layered keys and vocal ad-libs are scattered about the track, creating a light, airy introduction. Darker-edged cuts like the low-slung "Boyz In The Hood" and the incredibly tweaked-out "Blackout" create a sharp contrast but the programming means there are no moody quagmires to get caught in. As with much of his previous output, Dance Baby oozes with classic house references, such as the Detroitian string stabs of "Hypnotize," the Chicago "jack" of "Déjà Vu" and the rabble-rousing vocals of "Cloud Dancer." There are even touches of the oft-forgotten Sheffield "bleep" sound which resonates throughout. What really makes these references though, is that Solomun takes them and makes them his own, embedding them into thoroughly-modern tracks which don't sound like any of his previous singles but still sound quintessentially Solomun. There's also a musicality which blows through all 11 tracks which makes for a captivating listen and culminates in the massively emotive "Story of My Life" -- an unforgettable, string-laden piece of timeless house. This is a stunning debut from a producer who truly has the authority to tell you to dance, baby...