Remix Treatment: Aretha Franklin – Rolling In The Deep (Rosario & Cappo House Remix)

by: Taj | November 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Aretha Franklin’s cover of Adele’s diva classic “Rolling in the Deep” has just been given dance remix makeover by Ralphi Rosario and Jay Cappo! The duo have accomplished to tip Aretha’s diva-scale by giving the song even more camp and attitude than the original with their hot production. You heard it here first!!

Aretha Franklin- Rolling In The Deep (Rosario Cappo House Remix):

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Remix Video: J Lo Ft. Iggy Azalea & Pitbull – Booty (DJ Taj Remix)

by: Taj | November 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

Hey all… I just completed a fun little remix video for my new remix of Jennifer Lopez‘ latest hit single “Booty“. I took a middle-eastern meets EDM approach on the production which I think turned out to be a pretty interesting take on the song. Check it out…

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New Music: Major Lazer Ft. Ariana Grande – All My Love

by: Taj | November 13th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Major Lazer and Ariana Grande might sound like an odd coupling for a new track to be featured on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, but “All My Love” is actually a solid pop-ditty that very well suits Ariana’s pop princess catalog but still brings a bit of unexpected edge that we would want to hear from Major Lazer. Take a listen…


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Listen To David Guetta’s New Album “Listen”…

by: Taj | November 13th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

If there’s one think David Guetta is good at, it’s producing a hot EDM-pop record!! Take a listen to this sampler of her forthcoming album titled “Listen” and features guest vocals from the likes of Sam Smith, Sia, John Legend, Nico & Vinz, Ryan Tedder as well as many others! I predict a string of major cross-over hits for Mr. Guetta! Take a listen for yourself…

Sam Smith To Remake Whitney Houston’s “It’s Not Right But It’s OK”

by: Taj | November 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins has been churning out mega-hits in the music industry for 20 years now and to celebrate the anniversary, the producer/songwriter is working on a commemorative album which will see current artists covering  some of his most famous work. So far Rodney has revealed that that pop vixens Ariana Grande & Jessie J have teamed up to remake Brandy & Monica’s smash “The Boy Is Mine” and soul singer Sam Smith has reinterpreted Whitney Houston’sIt’s Not Right But It’s OK“. According to Rodney, Sam more than insisted on doing “It’s Not Right…” and confessed that it was “the song that made him want to sing“. You and every other queen at the gay bar Sam!

This isn’t the first time Mr. Smith has covered the late-great Whitney… Earlier this summer, he covered “How Will I Know” and gave it his signature soul-ballad makeover. I am highly anticipating this new Rodney Jerkins project and very curious as to which of his other hit songs end up getting a cover treatment.


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Remix Treatment: Jennifer Lopez/Iggy Azalea/Pitbull – Booty (Taj’s Dam@$$cus Shake Remix)

by: Taj | November 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

I’m very proud to share my latest remix production with you guys today! It’s my take on Jennifer Lopez’ latest single “Booty”. Hands down my favorite track off of her latest album! I took a kind of different approach with this one and gave the song a Middle Eastern meets EDM feel. I hope you enjoy my latest labor of love & please feel free to download and leave comments! 

Video Premiere: Selena Gomez – The Heart Wants What It Wants

by: Taj | November 9th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

So I’m sure we all know that Selena Gomez is my guilty pleasure by now, right? You know what… I really don’t feel guilty about it at all actually! Love her!! So my girl Selena is gearing up to release a greatest hits album and has just dropped a new song lifted off of the album! “The Heart Wants What It Wants” is a beautiful, moody mid-tempo number that I am obsessed with! If only I could can past the idea that she’s probably referring to douche-bucket Justin Bieber in the song… (sign)


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Jennifer Hudson Takes It To The Club With 2 New Tracks…

by: Taj | November 9th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

First off, I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a few weeks. I’ve been very pre-occupied working on my newest remix production which I will unveil in the next few days! I also took a little vacation to Europe for a few weeks so took a break from the blog! Well, I’m back…

Let’s talk Jennifer Hudson. She has been taking it to the clubs with her latest 2 tracks! Her vocals are spot on for the club setting so I am a huge fan of both productions!

The first one is called “Go All Night” by Gordon City. Her vocals soar and she looks amazing in the just released music video! If you’re a fan of Freemasons, they’ve also remixed the infectious house track and beefed it up for the dance floor!

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Freemasons Remix:

The second is her own single titled “It’s Your World” and features a cameo from R-Kelly. I’m all about the ordinal beach-house style dance production but I’ve been playing the hell out of the official Country Club Martini Crew!

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Country Club Martini Crew Remix:

I’m glad this big-vocal diva has finally embraced the dance music genre which is perfectly suited for her! I want to hear her take it to the clubs (where she belongs) with more of her music!!

Video Premiere: Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie

by: Taj | October 21st, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Gwen Stefani is wasting no time promoting her new single “Baby Don’t Lie“. Check out the just released music video for her solo comeback single…

New Music: The Chemical Brothers Ft. Miguel & Lorde – This Is Not A Game

by: Taj | October 21st, 2014 | No Comments »

The Chemical Brothers have reemerged to deliver the first offering for the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack titled “This Is Not a Game“. The new electro-urban cut (is that even a genre or did I just make that up?) features a little help from Miguel & Lorde… Actually what I should say is this: The new electro-urban cut features a lot of help from Miguel & very little from Lorde. I mean, why even list her as a featured artist when she says no more than 3 words in the entire song! If you can get past that part, the song is actually really worth a listen or two! I actually love it! Take a listen and decide for yourself…


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New Music: Calvin Harris Ft. Ellie Goulding – Outside

by: Taj | October 20th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

They’re at it again! EDM royalty, Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding has teamed up again on a new single titled “Outside” which is lifted off of Calvin’s forthcoming album, Motion. I already instantly like this one right off the bat more so than “I Need You Love” which took a few listens to even warm up to. Check it out….


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Sneak Peek: Gwen Stefani – Spark The Fire (Clip)

by: Taj | October 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

Shortly after debuting her new solo single “Baby Don’t Lie,” Gwen Stefani made a promotional radio show appearance where she teased fans with a clip of another cut off of her forthcoming album titled “Spark The Fire“. The Pharrell produced teaser will definitely appease fans of Gwen’s more urban-pop influenced singles such as “Holla Back Girl“. It will probably also play in the soundtrack of almost every cheerleader routine in the western-hemasphire as well. Press play and get ready to shake them pompoms!


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New Music: Gwen Stefani – Baby Don’t Lie

by: Taj | October 20th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

What a great way to start off your monday! Platinum blonde shell Gwen Stefani has decided to end her 8 year hiatus from her solo music career and has just gifted us with a brand new single titled “Baby Don’t Lie“. At first listen, the mid-tempo offering sounds like it could have been written and produced by Sia and Avicii. (What an awesome combination that would be!) But in fact, the song was the handy work of Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic), Benny Blanco & Gwen herself. Does Gwen have a new hit on her hands?! Take a listen and let me know…


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Throwback Thursday: Whitney Houston – All The Man I Need (Live)

by: Taj | October 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

Well it’s #TBT and I’m in a Whitney Houston kind of mood today, so let’s relive her incomparable performance of “All The Man I Need” which was recorded live at the Welcome Home Heroes concert in 1991. We really lost a national treasure when we lost Whitney. Maybe she wasn’t capable of giving us this kind of flawless vocal performance in her later years but man do I miss her!


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Video Premiere: Jessie J Ft. 2 Chains – Burnin’ Up

by: Taj | October 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

This is the pop music I’ve been missing!!! Thank you Jessie J for bringing the FIRE, EDGE and DIVA VOCALS back into pop! Check out the music video for Jessie hot new single “Burnin’ Up“! I cannot wait to get some club mixes for this one to drop in my sets!


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