Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike once again prove their top-tier credentials with the latest in a string of high profile collaborations, now hooking up with in welcoming Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg on vocal duties for ‘Bounce’, as well as Julian Banks and Bassjackers for a pounding anthem that blurs the lines between genres, fitting between rap, half-time and Hardstyle, all whilst expertly straddling the line to create a track that transcends labels.
Rhythmic claps with attitude integrate into dense, weighty bass and hyperactive beats, all offset by Snoop’s instantly-recognisable drawl, pack a delectable and eccentric punch. All styles are on show and fans are left guessing, as the halftime beats switch up for the last drop, cranking up the intensity with a pounding hardstyle section before reverting back to the original, swung rhythm. A merger of worlds and sounds, ‘Bounce’ gets set to go down as a Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike classic, already initiating a rapturous response at the guys stadium-smashing live shows, something that will sure be replicated on a colossal scale when the kings return to Tomorrowland this Summer.
The Belgian brothers have taken to cherry-picking talents from a wide spectrum of artists recently, highlighted by their recent offerings in ‘All I need’, alongside trap pioneer Gucci Mane, and the juggernaut anthem of the summer ‘When I Grow Up’ alongside hip-hop galáctico Wiz Khalifa. Ccontinuing in the same vein with ‘Bounce’, once again displaying their versatility and a plethora of influences that have contributed to a sound palette as diverse as it is impressive. The collaboration with Snoop Dogg, the long-time Dr.Dre collaborator and rap icon, again demonstrates the pair’s considerable pull and ability to work alongside the biggest names from all walks of music. Having rose to prominence out of Long Beach, California, Snopp Dogg today is figurehead beyond just the hip hop world. A central artist in the global music scene he has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and starred in countless movie and TV roles. While the addition of Bassjackers, who themselves have been striking out recently with collaborations with KSHMR and Martin Garrix, along with remix work for the likes of Rihanna, Moby and Ne-Yo, adds further fuel to the fire and results in an amalgamation of many inputs that translates to the instantly memorable ‘Bounce’.
‘Bounce’ is indicative of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s current standing in the industry, able to look outside the refines of the dance music world to collaborate on projects that take their unmistakable sound and mould it around influential artists from other scenes to create dance music that isn’t strictly bound by genres. Grab your copy, available via Smash The House!