Janelle Monae – Dance Apocalyptic (Chocolate Puma Remix)
When Dutch house veterans Chocolate Puma step up for any given remix, they bring with them the immediate energy that has pervaded their 20-year strong career. It’s been a triumphant year from Rene and Gaston thus far, with a debut for Brobot, a catchy return to Laidback Luke’s Mixmash Records.
Their latest their remix to Janelle Monae’s “Dance Apocalyptic” became staple set fodder across the continents months prior to its release, marking perhaps their most audacious cut for a major label to date. Monae’s original vocal assets are stripped to their basic and most infectious elements, leaving plenty of room for their signature grooves and scratchy leads to run their course. The next generation talent pool is always an exciting focal point, but in 2014, Chocolate Puma stands as the perfect point of reference for a career built from the ground upwards and seemingly on indestructible footing.