Shanahan & Robin Riccio – Blacklist
Having your track be given the title of “Demo of the Week” by Hardwell is a pretty strong compliment. That was just the beginning of the praise received by “Blacklist,” the collective brainchild of Shanahan and Robin Riccio. Originally slated as a regular free download, the world’s #1 DJ latched onto the track when it was submitted through the HOA demo system, and was played out as a part of episode 173. A couple months have passed now, but “Blacklist” is still a potent track. The melody on this track rocks one of the most festival-friendly set of rave synths heard in a while, and the progression it covers is completely full of energy. If you thought the melody is impressive, just hang on a bit longer, since the drop will definitely blow you away too. Loud festival chords give way to a suspenseful buildup, which soon leads into a pounding drop. There is a clear 303/acid sound influencing the lead, and the bassline runs straight through the subwoofers and into the air, perfecting the formula for the ultimate party track. Grab the free download of “Blacklist” below, and enjoy this banger from Shanahan and Robin Riccio.