Indie meets Electro Swing!
When Marina & The Kats wrote their Indie Swing hit “Ponder” and released it in 2021, they certainly didn’t expect for it to one day turn into an electronic party anthem.
When they wrote it, they also didn’t know Betty Booom though. The South African DJ and producer has made a name for herself as a reliable source for Electro Swing hits and club bangers over the course of just a few years and has now turned “Ponder” into one of them.
The organic instrumentation of the original track meets electronic drum grooves, tasteful breakdowns and a classic Electro Swing brass section.
Grab your dancing shoes and get down to this!
01. Marina & The Kats – Ponder (Betty Booom Remix)
02. Marina & The Kats – Ponder (Betty Booom Remix – Extended)
Release Date: 2022-07-15
Composer: Marina Zettl, Thomas Mauerhofer
Lyrics: Marina Zettl, Thomas Mauerhofer
Producer: Lennart Vonau
Label: Electro Swing Thing / EST166
© + ℗ 2022 Electro Swing Thing
▶ CREDITS – MUSICIANS
Vocals, Snare Drum, Tom, Cymbals: Marina Zettl
Guitars, Backing Vocals: Thomas Mauerhofer
Bass, Bass Drum, Backing Vocals: Peter Schönbauer
Toms, Snare Drum, Cymbals, Backing Vocals: Harald Baumgartner
Remixer: Betty Booom
Arranger & Engineer: Lennart Vonau
Press Photo: Tim Cavadini
What started as an idea sparked over Swing music in a classic Austrian pub in Graz, quickly turned into a unique musical sensation.
Since their move to Vienna, Marina & The Kats have been making waves on the international scene, introducing a distinct style they call “Indie Swing”. Like non other, they prove necessity is the mother of invention with what has now become their trademark: “Shared Drums”.
While their bass player is not only responsible for his E-bass but also the bass drum, Marina plays an additional two, and Hari takes care of cymbals and toms.
Their fulminant debut “Small” (2015) has found wide recognition, resulting in an ACA award (2016) as well as more than 90 live shows a year in countries like Israel, Hungary, Luxemburg, and the USA.
The band made the most of the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 by doing what they tend to refer to as “fundamental research”, developing their truest and most authentic sound so far. It’s the sound that Marina & The Kats have been aiming for since their initial founding and the sound they will grace international stages with in the near future.