One part Muse, one part machine, and one part dance, Gunslinger’s tunes come across as the greatest dance party mix you only wish you had made. While the songs range from anthemic arena shakers to hole-in-the-wall club mixes, they will make you move. The mix master came out with a collection of irresistible ditties called Early Volumes 1 in August that showcases his range of dance hits.
Gunslinger’s songs sound familiar enough to grab your attention but have the variety to keep it interesting. Anthem’s experience as both a frontman in a rock band and a singer/songwriter lend him a depth beyond the typical deejay. Instead of focusing solely on the beat, he slides, mixes and twists a song into a showcase of lyrical know-how with killer grooves and vicious rhythms that serve to accent the song as a whole.
Unlike a lot of electronic music, Gunslinger’s tunes encourage singing just as much as dancing. Listen to “Run for Your Life” for a minute and the chorus will be stuck in your head. Give it two minutes, and you’ll be singing along. Before you know it, you’ll be clad in all black and neon, dancing in the break-out-your-glow-sticks-and-high-heels kind of way, hugging the girl you just met as you both shout out the lyrics while trying to catch your breath. Yeah, one hell of a party.