Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
R3hab, Nervo & Ummet Ozcan – Revolution (Instrumental Mix)
To look at the Spinnin’ Records roster is to get a snapshot of some of the most successful names in dance music – to randomly select three names is to get “Revolution.” Cited as a combination of Nervo’s vocals, Ummet Ozcan’s synth style and R3hab’s big beats, the label opted to go with an instrumental version for the track’s November 11th release. While the move seemingly cut out the Aussies, with or without the sister’s stems the trio has spun a straightforward melody into a hot-selling electro anthem. The collab has stomped its way up the charts in the days following release – should the vocal edit ever reach its rightful audience, a #1 is all but guaranteed.
MAKJ & M35 – Revolution
Released this September on Sander van Doorn’s Spinnin’ offshoot, MAKJ’s collaboration with M35 also rocketed up the charts. Receiving support from everyone from Tiesto to Tritonal to Borgore and back, the electro house tune has been hailed for having an earth-shattering drop that returns for seconds to destroy any lingering pulses. Though a relatively early release in the young producer’s career, the tune shows all the hallmarks of a seasoned crowdpleaser and its vocal sample too nods to a more experienced sound: While we couldn’t prove the correlation for sure, “Revolution 909” was the fifth and final single from Daft Punk’s celebrated Homework.
So whose “Revolution” do you stand behind?