Progressive House producers, Frankie and Dave, better known as Dasko, are back after their summer smash “Strike”. The duo have just released the track “Music Sounds Better with You“(Dasko Bootleg) which was originally released in 1998 by French house band Stardust, a collaborative effort consisting of producers Thomas Bangalter, Alan Braxe, and vocalist Benjamin Diamond.
Curiously, the song which samples the track, “Fate” by Chaka Khan, was the group’s only recording. Often referred to as the biggest-selling track of the house music genre worldwide, shortly after its release, Bangalter was offered 3 million dollars to produce a full Stardust album, but the trio has not worked together since.
Already recognized as a sublime dance track in its day, Dasko has now further reworked the arrangement of “Music Sounds Better with You“ into a full-on club banger with all the bells and whistles. Dasko’s sense of swell, build, phase, reverb, frequency, and bass line complimentary are nothing short of the intricacies that can be found in the roar of a waterfall, as they drive this track with energizing pianos and oscillating synths.
Outstanding and smooth use of the bass line dipped in a psychedelic environment created brilliantly, is the kind of music that blows your mind more than any hallucinogenic substance has capability of.
Be prepared to be swept off your feet with this song. The moment you hear the opening by Dasko you know you’re in for a fantastic ride. You will suddenly notice the difference in musical quality and a sense of transformation right off the bat from what was going on in 1998 when this song was first released.
“Music Sounds Better with You“(Dasko Bootleg) features everything that sums up Dasko, from the smooth synths, flawless remixing, and the deep vibrating bass sound which is prevalent in most of their productions and remixes. Weaving emotion and energy throughout this beat, this is simply the best remix of this song that I have heard.
Remixing in some way is about layering broad strokes, finding the complements in sounds and beats and meshing them to create a solid sonic environment. Fine detail is needed to blend the edges, to align the notches where the music fits and to blur the spots where there may be bumps.
If the genre is a well-tailored suit, the necessary skill is threefold: picking the right fabric and cutting, as well as sewing it together well. Dasko hit the treble with this one!