Artist : HED KANDI
Genre : EDM / DANCE / POP
Date of Released : 2015
If you are into dance and EDM, the name Hed Kandi is no long Greek to your ears. You know by now that this brand of dance music has good beats and of course disco diva performance that will encourage you to occupy the dance floor and do your own groove thing. Thus, when this new album was released you will expect the same elements and style that this label produced with early records. So, how did this new album performed?
“Special” is a special song indeed, it is what should a “dance ballad” should be; singing songs of love and special someone with an upbeat tune instead of the usual ballad songs formula. From this song alone, you will not be disappointed as Hed Kandi brand sticks to what they are famous for; good dance music, soulful vocals, and electric performance in your imagination. Hed Kandi label has no intentions of being experimental instead it just delivers pure fun music to their listeners and dance aficionado.
Aside from “Special” other good songs are “I’m Not The Only One” by Sam Smith remixed by Armand Van Helden, “Sandiande” by Keller kind (has that usual beat that you hear in many dance songs but not too boring with Hed Kandi treatment), “Wanna Give You My Love” by Xandi and mixed by Mark Lower has 70’s groove and lots of clapping in the middle, and “Say The Words To You” which has a racing car feel and attitude; feels like you are riding in a fast car while listening to this music.
“Lost Your Mind” has that “Pumped Up Kick” from Foster The People element. “What I Want” is very nineties in terms of dance element. “Losing Light” has good intro and you can imagine flickering lights in the dance hall while enjoying this music on your own. “Unfamiliar” is not charting unfamiliar territory while it may sound generic, the song has certain charm maybe it is due to the vocals which is kind of smooth and very relaxed; no yelling and wailing. “Take A Hug” has a horror movie like intro until you hear the cymbals lingering in the background that it becomes a dance tune. “Friday” is a sexy dance tune.
Overall, this is a good dance record; though not best for Zumba. I rate this record 3 stars out of 5 stars.
1 star = Ignore it
2 stars= risk it
3 stars = borrow or buy it
4 stars = buy it and keep it
5 = buy, keep, and treasure it