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On the front of Italian Dance music, the stronghold known formally as Daddy’s Groove have reigned in as a formative blip on the industry radar. Off the back of their stand-out collaborations with David Guetta and Nervo, their latest solo offering ‘Stellar’ looks to build upon the middle ground that has given rise to their now global presence.

At a time when radio-friendly vocals have become daily bread to the Beatport charts and global club circuit alike, ‘Stellar’s male topline may carry a somewhat sugary undertone but fails to bend to the ranks of downright cheesiness. Proving a rich expose of melodic club music with tough compositional values, Daddy’s Groove use their sharp synth work and ear for contagious crossovers to pen by far their most upfront solo effort to date.

Out today on Beatport.

Words by Dan Carter

On the front of Italian Dance music, the stronghold known formally as Daddy’s Groove have reigned in as a formative blip on the industry radar. Off the back of their stand-out collaborations with David Guetta and Nervo, their latest solo offering ‘Stellar’ looks to build upon the middle ground that has given rise to their now global presence.

At a time when radio-friendly vocals have become daily bread to the Beatport charts and global club circuit alike, ‘Stellar’s male topline may carry a somewhat sugary undertone but fails to bend to the ranks of downright cheesiness. Proving a rich expose of melodic club music with tough compositional values, the victorious House outfit use their sharp synth work and ear for contagious crossovers to pen by far their most upfront solo effort to date.

Out January 14th via Spinnin Records.

Words by Dan Carter

For all their industrious Progressions, creative Italy trio Daddy’s Groove have certainly mixed things up for a scene drenched in predictable club stylings. But where their recent ‘re-beats’ of “Fire Like This” made promising noise for the Naples genre-benders, their debut release for Defected offshoot Azuli Records adds more positive light to their music over matter approach.

Brushed with a distinct set of grinding chord progressions, ‘P.I.M.P’ sits somewhere between the realms of Rock and Electro House with little sign of resting too heavily upon the prior’s hallmarks. While it’s apex may fall on the heavyset grinding and melodic manipulation, Daddy’s Groove ditch the tedium to don a whacky yet persuasive outing that is sure to take their mysterious grandeur to a new high.

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Love him or hate him, but you would struggle to escape the wrath that is pop-savvy Dance veteran David Guetta these days. Off the heels of his ongoing plight to unite popular music and dance floors across the globe, the French superstar is joined by Alesso, Daddy’s Groove, Nervo, Tegan & Sara and Taped Rai for strong additions to the re-release of his ‘Nothing But The Beat’ album.

Carrying the strong Progressive hallmarks and deep melodic undertones that Alesso become a beacon to, the headline spot of ‘Nothing But The Beat 2.0′ sees Guetta joined by the Swedish melody maker and Canadian Indie Pop outfit Tegan & Sara for yet another memorable vocal track for 2012 in ‘Every Chance We Get We Run’.

In the same blissful vein, Guetta summons in Italy trio Daddy’s Groove and sisterly duo Nervo for an emotive union of strong guitar riffs and the Aussie sisters’ infectious vocal stylings. With the familiar rigid pop sensibilities that have continued to characterise Guetta’s hotly discussed ascent, ‘In My Head’ leaves just enough room for Taped Rai’s heartrending voice to drive home the album’s most beatific track in ‘Just One Last Time’. But straying reassuringly far from his more sugary stylings, Guetta plunges deep into the heavyset realms of Dance music for the final new addition to ‘Nothing But The Beat 2.0′, rounding off the package with an instrumental concoction of piercing keys and churning low-end.

While Guetta’s leaning towards the more mainstream shores of Dance music may be the industry’s worst kept secret of late, this fine collection of artists prove that a book cannot be judged by its cover in times of universal hysteria for modern Dance music.

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With their recent ‘re-beats’ of Cryogenix’s ‘Fire Like This‘ seeing heavy support from the likes of Axwell, Daddy’s Groove continue to bring the heat with a high-octane fourth episode of their “Genesis” podcast just in time for the weekend. Blazing through a 18-track selection of grinding lows and euphoric highs, ‘Genesis 004′ features such tracks as their forthcoming single ‘In My Head‘ alongside David Guetta and Nervo, Swanky Tunes’ ‘Blood Rush‘, Jacques Lu Cont’s ‘Underground‘, Alex Guesta and Stefano Pain’s Axwell-approved ‘Ran Tam Tam’ and more.

Tracklist:

01. John Dahlback – Grunge [Mutants]
02. Cryogenix – Fire Like This (Daddy’s Groove Re-Beats) [Spinnin]
03. Otto Knows – Million Voices [Refune] w/ Timbaland pres. One Republic – Apologize (Mashup)
04. David Guetta & Daddy’s Groove feat. Nervo – In My Head (No Verse Mix) [EMI]
05. Dirty South & Alesso feat. Ruben Haze – City Of Dreams [Phazing]
06. Daddy’s Groove – Turn The Lights Down (David Guetta Re-Work) [Jack Back]
07. Jaques Lu Cont – Underground
08. Pryda – SW4 [Virgin] w/ Donna Summer – I Feel Love (S. Sartini Mashup)
09. Nicola Zucchi & MasterMood – Aries
10. Deniz Koyu feat. Wynter Gordon – Follow You [Big Beat]
11. Coldplay – Charlie Brown (Jaques Lu Cont Mix)
12. Alesso feat. Matthew Koma – Years [Refune]
13. Promise Land feat. Georgi Kay – Emotions [Big Beat]
14. Alex Guesta & Stefano Pain – Ran Tam Tam [Pilot 6]
15. John Dahlback feat. Urban Cone & Lucas Nord – Embrace Me (Dirty South Remix) [Phazing]
16. Swanky Tunes – Blood Rush [Showland]
17. David Guetta feat. Sia – She Wolf [EMI]
18. Nervo & Hook N Sling – Reason [Spinnin]

Already brandishing the seal of approval from Axwell, Italian DJ and production outfit Daddy’s Groove mark their debut on Spinnin’ Records with a bouncy take on Cryogenix’s “Fire Like This.”

Teeming with systematic drum work, boyish vocal samples and ‘Azumba’-like rhythms, the Daddy’s Groove’s latest ‘re-beats’ further fuels the fact that the trio’s musical movements have not been limited to just one sound. But without folding to the more stereotypical regions associated with European Dance music, Daddy’s Groove come out with a fine example of hip-shaking House music with this drum-driven first release on Spinnin’.

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Ascending the ranks of modern Dance music at the blink of an eye, sisterly Australian duo Nervo look unstoppable for 2012. Case in hand, the forthcoming re-release of David Guetta’s ‘Nothing But The Beat’ summons in one of the duos biggest collaborations to date alongside Guetta and Daddy’s Groove in an extension of their vocal club stylings.

With the familiar pop sensibilities hat have continued to characterise Guetta’s hotly discussed ascent, the union of strong guitar riffs and Nervo’s knack for infectious top lines spells notable quality for the latest reissue of this high-grossing album.

‘In My Head’ will be released September 10.

Words by Dan Carter

Hot on the heels from the well-acclaimed first label release ‘Metropolis‘ alongside Nicky Romero, David Guetta brings aboard Italy outfit Daddy’s Groove for their debut installment on Jack Back Records – Guetta’s newly launched record label told to strictly be focusing on club music and aspiring producers alike. Rife with attitude-filled vocals alongside bleepy interludes, heavy-stepping kicks and grinding chord play, the second release off of Jack Back sees Guetta and his three Italian peers unite yet again to follow up a potent collaborative remix of ‘I Can Only Imagine’. In the same vein as it’s aforementioned predecessor, ‘Turn The Lights Down’ sheds further light on not only the perfected studio stylings of the Italy trio but also the quest in which the French chart-monger successfully attempts to establish a counterpart to his radio-friendlier efforts.

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With Pete Tong singing their praises on his prime-time Essential Selection show on BBC Radio 1, it’s safe to say that Daddy’s Groove have been on something of a roll as of late, even though it’s well-deserved. Back from Miami, the Italian trio comes out with a new mixtape, in which they focus on collecting gems from a wide range of House music subgenres for an hour-long concoction of enigmatic mashups and well-executed transitions. It features tracks such as Madeon’s ‘Icarus‘, the A-Trak remix of Martin Solveig’s ‘The Night Out‘, Third Party and Cicada’s ‘Feel‘ as well as a couple of unreleased Daddy’s Groove productions.

Daddy’s Groove – Come Back to Miami

Tracklist:

01. Madeon – Icarus [Popcultur] w/ Gotye feat. Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know (Acappella) [Vertigo]
02. Martin Solveig – The Night Out (A-Trak Remix) [Mixture]
03. Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) [Axtone]
04. Daddy’s Groove feat. Skin – Crazy (Wild World) [Test Pressing]
05. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound [EMI] w/ Example – Changed The Way You Kiss Me [Ministry Of Sound]
06. Tommy Trash – Cascade [PinkStar]
07. Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko – The Legend [Refune] w/ Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (Acappella) [EMI]
08. Third Party vs. Cicada – Feel [Size]
09. Daddy’s Groove – Power 2 The People [Test Pressing] w/ Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (Acappella) [Skint]
10. Congorock – Agarta [Ultra]
11. Cryogenix – We Rock (Daddy’s Groove Re-Beats) [Test Pressing]
12. Skitzofrenix & Jeff Doubleu - Rushin’ [Sneakerz Muzik] w/ Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough (Acappella) [Defected]
13. Daddy’s Groove & Little Nancy – It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay [Strictly Rhythm]

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With a further vocal mix for their latest single release ‘Wild World‘ on the way, it’s very follow-up has now come to light. Having brushed shoulders with David Guetta in the process of producing tracks for his latest studio album and with an instalment on Size Records on their resumé, the Italian outfit that is Daddy’s Groove continues to raise the standards for their already renowned output of originals with this third appearance on their own Test Pressing Records. Somewhat reminiscent of last year’s ‘We Are In Da House‘, ‘Power 2 The People’ features a growling and quite distorted lead along with a set of throbbing kicks to further set them apart as an unorthodox trio of promising measures ahead of this year’s edition of the Miami Music Week.

Daddy’s Groove – Power 2 The People [Test Pressing Records] – Beatport Link

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