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REVIEW: Dumbers & Maximals - Dancin' out on Protocol recordings

Long before today’s electronic music existed and even before the rise of purist house music, there was disco. It was disco that began the modern dance revolution, and Dumbers & MAXIMALS’s new track “Dancin’” proves that it still holds the timeless power to get a crowd grooving. The Protocol Recordings producers give a fresh twist on the label’s familiar house sound with the funky, bouncy bass line of “Dancin’”, which is accented by soulful melodies that make the track’s title come to life. Dumbers & MAXIMALS have managed to take a vintage-inspired sound and make it accessible to the modern generation of electronic music lovers, which is a unique move at a time when the music scene is so focused on futuristic productions.

Founded by Nicky Romero, Protocol Recordings is synonymous with house and progressive house music. However, the label has been signing dynamic up-and-coming talent - such as Dumbers & MAXIMALS - and thus diversifying its music. MAXIMALS is an Italian duo who are inspired by the atmosphere of dance music in the ‘70s and ‘80s, while Dumbers brings his experience playing in funk and rock bands to the table - all influences that are evident in the vibe of “Dancin’”. Dumbers & MAXIMALS have received support from the likes of Thomas Gold, Firebeatz and more. Perhaps they will be the ambassadors to bring “old school”, disco-influenced music back to the mainstream! Stay tuned for more releases on Protocol Recordings from each of these talented producers.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="9"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="9"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="9"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="9"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="9"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="8"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="9"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="8"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="9"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="9"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="9"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="8"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="9"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="9"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="9"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="9"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="9"]Dumbers & Maximals - Dancin'[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Dancin is the brand new Protocol recordings release that will attract your attention straight away. Dumbers and Maximals attempts to bring disco house flavours by combing progressive and electro house with funky disco basslines and pitched female vocal in the breakdown followed by highly enjoyable drop. While disco has come as nu disco or deep  house with disco elements, Dancin' attempts to bring new flavours on the table and make the crowd go wild. Saturday night fever here we go. #PureDisco Love It[/content]

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