And the beat goes on…
Partly social commentary, partly dance anthem the 70s hit “The Beat Goes On” has recently made it back into our ears and playlists.
Now South African producer and DJ Betty Booom has teamed up with extraterrestrial beat sensation Retronic to introduce the track to the Electro Swing universe, by creating a groovy, Neo Swing remix that will not allow you to keep your feet still.
A funky walking bass, house drums and saxophone parts add extra flavor this song that we already love.
Are you ready to party and ponder? You better be! Because the beat goes on…
01. Betty Booom & Retronic – The Beat Goes On (Neo Swing Mix)
02. Betty Booom & Retronic – The Beat Goes On (Instrumental)
Release Date: 2022-11-18
Label: Electro Swing Thing / Catalog No: EST182
Producer, Engineer & Arranger: Lennart Vonau
Composer & Lyricist: Sonny Bono
Publisher: Chris Marc Music
Singer: Joyce-Lynn Lella
© + ℗ 2022 Electro Swing Thing
Betty Booom is a Cape Town based DJ and producer whose heart beats equally for electronic and handmade music.
At only 27, she can already look back at ten years in the music business and has played at various clubs and festivals all over her home country. She has made a name for herself by fusing techno and house with catchy vintage-music elements: A combination that has developed into her very own, distinct sound.
Growing up in a family of musicians, she started playing the piano and got inspired by her father’s passion for collecting Jazz, Swing, Soul, and, Disco records. All of which have shaped her taste in music and have sparked her interest in music production.
Today, she releases original tracks in a style that can hardly be boxed in, but she tends to describe as “Techno with that Swing”.
No matter what soundscape she explores, her music keeps booming and boooming!
From a foreign galaxy light-years away, musical robot Retronic was sent to planet earth in the 1920s to help invent innovative new genres, styles, and grooves.
His mission seemed successful until an evil professor, who shall not be named, deactivated him in the early 1940s.
More than 70 years later, his lifeless body was discovered in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was finally reactivated and set out to combine the best of vintage and modern music.
He draws from the eras he was most active in and feeds his algorithm with the sounds of his new environment, creating a contemporary yet nostalgic genre called Future Swing.