There's a classic soul record by Blacknuss that most folks in and out of dance music are familiar with. Their song "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" is a record that could be sampled over and over, and it more than likely won't ever get old. To me, that's what house music is -- a genre that was started off by sampling classic songs and repackaging them as standout records, fit for the club.
Bobby Nourmand is a Los Angeles-based powerhouse, who is one of the only artists to execute sampling classic rock tracks and revision them to an appealable sound in the modern age.
The title of that Blacknuss tune would likely hold little correlation to this record for most folks. However, for me, when speaking about Bobby Nourmand, it would be more accurate to say "last year a DJ saved my life." To concisely put it, I moved out to Los Angeles in March of 2015 to pursue my dreams, and I knew absolutely nobody. Bobby was one of the most welcoming people I came across, and he managed to be there for me through when many others were too busy. So it's a bit surreal to think that an artist I was a fan of—prior to moving across the country—could have such a massive impact on my life outside of their music.
Prior his first original record, "S M O K I N' J O E," Bobby repackaged tracks like The Beatles' classic song "Because," and a few others my parents have played throughout my childhood. This tune adheres to the same standard of excellence the past releases showcased, while featuring his songwriting ability along with his rock and roll influence. With this song already receiving support from some of the biggest artists in dance music like Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sander Van Doorn, Oliver Heldens, Afrojack, and more, it's very clear that this year will be a big one for him.
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