Masterfully bridging the worlds of happy hardcore and hardstyle, acclaimed talents Gammer and Dougal have returned, landing on tastemaker label Dancing Dead with “Take It Down.” An explosive single, “Take It Down” nicely explores both artists’ impressive range with its intoxicating melodies and dancefloor-ready production, while it marks their first collaboration in 6 years. The tune immediately kicks off with the help of thumping kicks, while it swiftly transitions towards a series of mind-bending drops that tastefully alternate between melodic and hard-hitting.
“Take It Down” with Dougal is an exciting track for me as it was a chance to reflect on both where I’ve come from and how far I’ve come. Before I was ever Gammer on my own, it used to be Dougal & Gammer. Dougal was my mentor and teacher, and still to this day is someone who inspires me constantly. We hadn’t gotten to do a song together in over 6 years before this, so it was an amazing opportunity for me to work with him again,” says Gammer.
“We started this one a while back and decided to try and make an in-your-face bouncy kind of track,” continues Dougal. “It developed into something between the boundaries of happy hardcore and hardstyle. This song allowed both of us to look at where we started and the type of music we were making together a decade ago, then to honor that sound while refining it to be modern and interesting. I hope the fans love it as much as we do! “Take It Down” is the product of the rare opportunity for us to get in a room together and actually come out with something polished that we couldn’t wait to release.”
Gammer and Dougal have been making music for over a decade now and their chemistry is truly unmatched. Throughout the past years, Gammer has cemented himself as one of the UK’s most prolific hard dance artists, and was hailed “Hardcore DJ Of the Year” for three consecutive years in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Dougal, on the other hand, has amassed tens of millions of streams across his 30+ year career, with “Taking Down” marking just his latest hit.
This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Gammer & Dougal Reunite For Explosive Dancing Dead Single, “Take It Down”