Clinton Tarantino – Don’t Stop
Getting dance music right is not as simple as it may seem. As a genre built with a singular purpose in mind, good dance music must take the listener on a journey, whilst imploring them to keep on dancing.
With “Don’t Stop”, Clinton Tarantino shows he can get this balance right. Starting with the uplifting piano and sweeping strings synonymous with (progressive) house music, Tarantino slowly adds vocal elements and synth leads to a rhythm track that has its roots in the smooth electronic stylings of Daft Punk’s “Discovery” era. The production is superb and all the ingredients add up to a track that is sure to be dance-floor favorite after its release on June 2.
Like so much of the music that comes across my desk to review, I was pleasantly surprised by this track. Sometimes house music can seem formulaic and a tired reproduction of sounds and ideas going back to 1980s’ Chicago. On “Don’t Stop”, Clinton Tarantino reminds us that there is still a lot of vibrancy left in this genre. An evolving and melodic gem, I recommend this track to anyone looking for a dance-floor journey.
Simon says 4 out of 5 stars