July 2003 Dance Chart

The July 2003 dance chart is out at last – sorry the delay! There’s been a whole swarm of summer releases over the past few weeks, and this month’s chart features the usual varied mix of vocal trance and house – in fact there’s a lot of great vocal house out right now as you’ll discover below.

I couldn’t choose between Deepest Blue and Astral for the top spot, so they get joint honours for pole position. Deepest Blue – Deepest Blue is just a very catchy vocal track which makes the most awesome use of the baseline sample from Imagination’s “Just An Illusion”. It’s a CHOON! It’s released on DATA Records in the UK on Monday 21st July. Equally as good, but more of an uplifting anthem is Astral – Now And Forever. Strong female vocals (Can you hear me calling thru the night?) and an awesome build-up make this joint top of the chart. Not sure if it will get a commercial release, but you’ll find it on several compilations that are out right now! ANTHEM!

OK – now there’s a lot of decent quality vocal house out right now – Intenso Project Feat. Laura Jaye – Your Music is a great example of such a track that has summer choon written all over it. The track was released in the UK on Monday 14th July. Catchy, funky – noice! Also check out Jason Nevins Presents U.K.N.Y. – I’m In Heaven – it features a sample of Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature” – again a great summertime vibe. If you’re getting into all this great stuff, then you’ll also like Dutch Feat Crystal Waters – My Time (The Scumfrog Dub), Shakedown – Drowsy With Hope (K-Klass Ultra Vocal Remix) and Moloko – Forever More (FKEK Vocal Mix Edit).

ATB is back with a brand new album and single. I Don’t Wanna Stop has the classic sound of ATB, but also throws in some great vocals and catchy piano hook. Not sure about the video – it’s set in a awesome apartment – but why does ATB look so miserable?!

Unless you’re hiding under a brick, you must have heard Benny Benassi – Satisfaction. “Push me and then just touch me, till I can get my satisfaction”. I didn’t like this one to start with, but it’s just so simple/annoying that it’s infectious. Check the video out too!

Finally check out the other summer dance tracks like Dannii’s Don’t Wanna Lose This Groove which feature’s a sample of Madonna’s Get Into The Groove, Telepopmusik’s Breathe (think lying by the pool in the hot summer sun!) and Tiga – Hot In Herre – a funky alternative version of Nelly’s track.

More new tracks next month – the complete July 2003 chart can be found here

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