Battle of the Beats: Quintino & MOTi vs. Sidney Samson – Dynamite
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.
Quintino & Moti ft. Taylr Renee – Dynamite
Safe in its spot on the Beatport Top 100, Quintino & Moti’s “Dynamite,” like Sidney Samson’s before it, is labeled electro house but doesn’t quite fit within its boundaries. Taylr Renee’s scream-sung vocals kick the tune off, backed by a tribal-esque beat with plucky strings and ricocheting staccato synths. The third collab for the Dutch pair, the track was officially released on Spinnin Records earlier this month, though fans will have long recognized the tune: “Dynamite” received its first play during last year’s EDC New York, when Quintino dropped in a set that also featured the duo’s collabs “Kinky Denise” and “Circuits.”
Sidney Samson ft. Tara McDonald – Dynamite
As a follow up to his “Set Me On Fire” collab with Tara McDonald, a few months later Sidney Samson again looked to the songstress for his Rock The Houze release “Dynamite.” Packaged alongside a Nicky Romero remix, the tune hit shelves in the August of 2011, bringing its 80s synthpop vibes to an electro context. Though the remix went on to be re-released on Tiger, CR2 and Spinnin Records, the original left listeners with a barely SFW music video and a bouncy break that not even the shyest dance floor wallflowers can resist.
So whose “Dynamite” set you off?