The latest tune coming from Ben Dragon’s studio, “Dollar $igns”, is a solid addition to any summertime playlist.
If you’re looking to get down to a groovy house beat this week, then this fresh release from Ben Dragon is definitely the tune for you. Dubbed “Dollar $igns”, the latest tech house tune from one of our favorite rising stars has got an infectious melody and beat that has us smashing that play button to hear it on repeat.
Working with Dare House on the release to really show off its influences from the realm of hip-hop and R&B, the track has a vocal hook that you can’t help but sing along with while bumping to the beat. “Dollar $igns” really bridges that gap between house and club music that has us falling deeper in love with Ben Dragon, and we can’t wait to see him continue to make some serious waves in the house music scene.
While the track itself is set for release on Friday, July 20 on all platforms via his label Fire To My Ears, the music video for the track has been dropped today. Telling the story of some kids who are hustling to make some money during the summer, it makes it clear that money is on everyone’s mind if you’re a go-getter. Watch the official video below, keep an eye out for Ben showing off his own dance moves, and read on for some more insight into the release!
This year I've been pushing myself and experimenting with a lot more club-centric records...tapping into very weird cool unusual ideas that completely go against all the traditional songwriting that I typically employ. I wanted to showcase this side of me and share some records actually work in the club but still feel memorable. I had a lot of fun making these tunes and hope you guys enjoy them!
Ben Dragon’s new release “The Girl From Outer Space“ is a prime example of a song that captures that banging’ 4 on the Floor energy while tactfully side-stepping the repetitious monotony that can veer an average listener away from the entrancing vortex that is House music.
I particularly enjoyed the dynamics of Ben Dragon’s composition on this one. He did a phenomenal job of encompassing a wide spectrum of dynamic techniques like breakdowns, build-ups, low-pass filters, modulation and phrasing thus tactfully capturing one’s level of interest throughout the track.
The bassline has an intoxicating pulse and a lively bounce to it, while the synth work taps into the nostalgic sentiments keenly reminiscent of Acid House, plus he even through some 808 era cowbells in there (which tickles my House loving soul). To top it off, the vocal work is quite tastefully done. It features a pitched down male voice (I mean… it is House music after all) coupled with subtle snippets of female vocals sitting perfectly in the background resulting in a well balanced dichotomy between masculine and feminine energies.
Long story short… this shit bumps! No doubt it’s getting a firm spot in my rotation.
"Los Angeles based producer Ben Dragon has some fire for your ears. He helps keep the summer heat streak going with his newest single “Pump & Shake.” The robotic vocals and dirty Detroit tech house beat gradually build up to an epic breakdown at the end. “Pump & Shake” is the first single off of Ben’s EP Supernatural Selection set for release at the end of this month on his own imprint Fire To My Ears Records. Ben accomplishes a difficult feat by delivering a song that is simultaneously both sexy and weird." - Sylvie Barnett
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