The Dutch had a particularly big Monday with the release of Afrojack’s long awaited single, “Rock the House,” and Fedde Le Grande and Nicky Romero’s “Sparks.”
So about a week and a half ago we laid our eyes on the video promo for Fedde le Grande’s and Nicky Romero’s track “Sparks.” Needless to say, we were pumped. And you should be too. We are still waiting on the vocal edit (dubbed Turn Off Your Mind, due August 6) to be released, but until then the original mix will do just fine. And that’s all right, cause it’s awesome.
So, let’s start with a few quick things, this isn’t the song that will start or end a set. Some people are labeling it the new anthem for 2012 (and let’s face it, that has already been claimed by Zedd’s “Spectrum”), but I don’t think that’s what it is. It doesn’t climax quite enough to end the night or provide the craziness to get the party started; it is however that perfect song for reenergizing the crowed in the middle of a set. The song takes a while to build, but when it reaches the top, you know it was worth it.
Right as the song reaches it’s first climax the synths become very distant before the kick brings everything right back to you. Unlike many songs, this track moves beyond kick, snare, and the occasional drum fill. Cymbals play a decently large role in Fedde’s and Romero’s latest piece of work.
The best part of this track is that there is still so much more to come. From what I have heard of the vocal edit, you can be pretty pumped (especially since the vocals come from Matthew Koma, who also sang for Spectrum).
PHOTO CREDIT: Rutger Geerling