Battle of the Beats: ATB vs. Scooter – Don’t Stop
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.
ATB – Don’t Stop
When André Tanneberger first became ATB in 1998, legend has it that his first album Movin Melodies hosted the first trance single to earn a number 1 on the UK charts. Though that honor goes to “9 PM (Till I Come),” the album’s second single “Don’t Stop” reached both the number 3 spot and a place in the consciousness of all trance fans. With a bubbly melody, infectious beat and the alluring vocals of Yolanda Rivera, the track isn’t as much uplifting as it is plain up. With a style that is best described as smile-inducing, “Don’t Stop” makes you wish the good vibes never did.
Scooter – Don’t Stop
Hot off 1998’s No Time To Chill, Scooter’s “Don’t Stop” hits a little harder than ATB’s version. The hard trance track seems pulled straight from an all-night Hamburg hotspot, and given the group’s success in their home country it probably at one time was. Staying true to the times with a pulsing horn beat and hypnotic melody, a yelled “Don’t Stop” defies its own command by serving as both a break and outro. Though not reaching the success of the album’s “How Much Is The Fish,” “Don’t Stop” flaunts the instrumental chops that would prove Scooter to be a musical influence for years to come.
So which Deutsch DJ sensation has a better throwback trance track?