Sander van Doorn kicks off his 2018 with a stunning collaboration with vocalist Belle Humble, cooking up something that’s one-part mellow gold and one-part dancefloor banger.
Belle Humble is a platinum-selling UK-based singer-songwriter who has worked with the likes of Paloma Faith, Alexandra Burke, Flux Pavillion, Lazy Rich and DJ Muggs. Belle Humble + SVD is clearly another killer combination!
No Words is a pure ballad at first, with Belle Humble’s soft vocals unfolding over twinkling piano arpeggios and on-beat bass. The first hint of something more to come arrives as stunning delayed electric guitar notes glide through as piano chords build a progression. Big snare hits start to hammer away as a saccharine, joyous riff teases via a filter. Exploding into life on the drop, this technicolour riff is fuelled by unbridled euphoria and sounds resplendent over buzzing electro bass and energetic percussion.
It’s very much a game of two halves, with a stark and satisfying contract between them. The main riff is allowed to develop and stomp its way all over the dancefloor for longer than many of today’s all-too-teasing tracks do, and it’s all the better for this expansiveness.
Sander has also just announced his Sander van Doorn Presents Miami Music Week pool party, taking place at the Nautilus Hotel on Saturday 24 March from midday until 11PM. The line-up is yet to be announced, but you can be assured it’s going to be all killer, no filler. Book the week off work, book your flights and get ready!