Please Vote For Me For The 2014 Nicky Awards!

by: Taj | July 10th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

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Hey all!! I am so proud to report that I am nominated once again for a Nicky Award in the ‘Outstanding DJ’ category! Last year I was so appreciative to be nominated and I actually won! I am once again calling on my Sound Off readers to to help make me a repeat winner! I would be oh so grateful if you guys could take the time to show your support and vote for me at the following link. I’m in category #10 (Outstanding DJ/VJ) and don’t worry – you don’t need to vote in every category if you don’t want to. After you cast your vote in category #10 (and any other category you choose to vote for) all you have to do is press ‘done’ at the bottom of the ballot to cast your vote. I would really appreciate the support… Thanks in advance to anyone who votes! ;-) Taj.

PLEASE VOTE HERE!

PLEASE VOTE HERE!

PLEASE VOTE HERE!

Remix Treatment: Madonna & Rihanna – Vogue (Bit Error Diva Duet Remix)

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

OK, I just lost my mind when I discovered this!!! The very talented Bit Error has produced a 2014 remix of Madonna’s/Rihanna duet remix version of Madge’s ”Vogue“! Most people don’t know that Rihanna performed “Vogue” some years back in a Fashion Rocks appearance. Luckily for us, Bit Error did know this and was able to include the Rihanna cover version vocals into this stellar 2014 update of the song. (He also did an all Madonna as well as an all Rihanna version for diehard fans of either pop icons! But hearing them duet is just amazing!! Check it out and feel free to download your favorite version from Bit’s SoundCloud!

Remix Treatment: Beyonce – Pretty Hurts (Dirty Pop Remix)

by: Taj | July 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

Finally we have a great EDM style remix of Beyonce’sPretty Hurts” that I can actually drop in the peak hour of my set!! Production team Dirty Pop (Drew G & Brian Cua) delivered the hands-in-the-air rager that will torch dance floors across the globe!! This is hands down my favorite remix of the song! (Sorry R3HAB) Check it out…

Remix Treatment: Madonna – Falling In Love (AKA Deeper & Deeper) (Barry Harris 2k14 Remix)

by: Taj | July 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

Legendary DJ/producer Barry Harris has dipped into this Madonna acapella archive and has given the Madge classic “Deeper & Deeper” a 2014 reboot!! Not only has Barry given the fan-favorite a much needed resurrection, but fans of his Thunderpuss days will be happy to find that this new production could easily pass for a Thunderpuss2K14 remix! I’ve already listening to this one repeat but now it’s your turn… Get into it!!

Also check out the fun remix video produced my the very talented DJ DigiMark!!

Madonna - Falling In Love (Deeper and Deeper 2014 Remix by Barry Harris - DigiMark Mixshow) from DJ DigiMark on Vimeo.

Remix Treatment: Coldplay Ft. Avicii – A Sky Full Of Stars (Syn Cole Remix)

by: Taj | July 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

Rising star DJ/producer Syn Cole has quickly become one of names that makes me instantly perk up when I see his name attached to track! Today I perked up and then almost fell over when I saw that he has remixed the new Coldplay & Avicii collaboration, “A Sky Full of Stars“! (One of my biggest tracks of the summer!) Then I literally did fall over once I saw that he was offering it as a free download!! Ok, enough reading this post… Download and get into it NOW!!

Deborah Cox Cast As Whitney Houston’s Singing Voice In Biopic!!

by: Taj | July 16th, 2014 | 4 Comments »

So I’m sure you guys have all heard about the controversial Angela Bassett produced Whitney Houston biopic that has been causing quite a stir. Whitney’s family apparently aren’t completely onboard with this Lifetime movie so they’ve denied the studio the use of Whitney’s voice for the film that’s currently in production. Making a movie about one of the most influential and recognizable voices of our time without being able to actually use that artist’s voice sounds like a total production nightmare right? Luckily for us, Bassett and co. got the next best thing to Whitney to step in and tackle those powerhouse vocal like no one else could… DEBORAH COX has been cast as Whitney’s singing voice.

I honestly could not think of a better person to honor the late, great diva! Sure we have Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce and all these other Whitney Houston wannabes but Deborah’s voice, in my humble opinion, is the closest thing we have to Whitney!  Ok, maybe Beyonce is a close second but Deborah has actually recorded a duet with Whitney before so it’s only proper to keep it in the family!

I was only half interested in the movie before but now with the surfacing of this terrific news… I’m a really excited to see how it turns out!! And I pray to the God of DJs to get some stellar official remixes out of the new Deborah/Whitney covers!! I hope you’re listening production team… Whitney would want it to happen!!


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Video Premiere: The Ting Tings – Wrong Club

by: Taj | July 15th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

The Ting Tings are back after a hefty hiatus! Their new single “Wrong Club” is a breeze summer jam that follows closely in the footsteps of the 70′s dance-pop rival Daft Punk made popular with their hit “Get Lucky“. Check out the just released music video which features lead singer Katie White in a way we’ve never seen her before… As a wild haired, cat suit donning dance diva! Seriously, it’s a whole new Katie for a whole new era! Get into it… I already am!


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Video Premiere: Paris Hilton – Come Alive

by: Taj | July 15th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Paris Hilton has just unveiled the visual for her new single “Come Alive“. There isn’t a whole lot to say about the video other than it’s exactly what you would expect from a pop-star heiress! A lot of pink, a lot of flowers, angel wings, a unicorn and a excessive closeups! Is it just me or is it very reminiscent of Rihanna’sOnly Girl (In The World)“?

Remix Treatment: Charli XCX – Boom Clap (Cahill Remix)

by: Taj | July 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Charli XCX is finally stepping out of the shadows of Icona Pop & Iggy Azalea to get her moment to shine in the spotlight with her new single “Boom Clap“. I’ve been a fan of this song since first hearing it and have been patiently waiting for a fun dance remix! My wait ends today thanks to  Cahill! Check it out…

Kiesza Hits The Streets For David Letterman Performance Of “Hideaway”…

by: Taj | July 11th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Thank God for the Internet because if you missed Kiesza’s performance of “Hideaway” lastnight on David Letterman, you would have been kicking yourself in the a$$ if not for the Youtube! Check out the amazing dance performance of the breakaway summer hit!!


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Sneak Peek: Rita Ora Ft. Prince – The Single Most Amazing (Song & Video)

by: Taj | July 10th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Rita Ora is not playing around with her soon-to-be released sophomore album… In attempt to cover all bases, the pop starlet has even recruited  music icon Prince to write and duet with her on a new song called “The Single Most Amazing“!! Check out this amazing extended preview video that Rita has released to promote the soulful (and definitely signature Prince) pop ditty!!

 

Mandatory Mashup: Nico & Vinz VS Zedd – Am I Wrong (DJ Taj VS Syn Cole Mashup Remix)

by: Taj | July 10th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

While everyone else is serving throwbacks on this beautiful Thursday afternoon, I’m throwing a little shameless self promotion/’Mandatory Mashup’ your way instead! Check out the latest mashup remix that I just completed to drop into my summer sets. This time around I took on Nico & Vinz‘ “Am I Wrong” and used elements of the Syn Cole remix of Zedd’sFind You” as the musical backdrop! I think it turned out pretty nifty myself but I’ll let you be the judge! Check the the extended preview and if you enjoy it, I’ve included a link for you download pleasure!! I always appreciate feedback as well so please don’t be shy to tell me what you think… (Gulp) :-/

Remix Treatment: Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Dirty Pop Deconstruction)

by: Taj | July 9th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Sam Smith’s soulful ballad “Stay With Me” has received a high-energy EDM revamp by Dirty Pop A.K.A. Drew G!! This unexpected new deconstruction remix will definitely get the club raging… Can’t wait to drop it in my next set!! Check it out and feel free to download!

New Music: Paris Hilton – Come Alive

by: Taj | July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

After the huge disappointment of a single “Good Time,Paris Hilton is back at it trying to win our hearts over with her latest tune, “Come Alive“. The good news is that it is a million times better than “Good Time” but the bad news is that it’s still not at the caliber of some of the singles off of her debut album such as; “Turn It Up“ or “Nothing In This World“. If you are a fan of her previous album like I was, you might find it cute at best. Check it out…


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New Music: Basement Jazz Ft. ETML – Never Say Never

by: Taj | July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

Basement Jaxx are back with a fresh new soulful single “Never Sat Never” featuring the vocals of ETML! With the current revival of the 90′s house sound, this track will surely fair well in the dance music community for the Jaxx!! I’m into it after 1st listen… Are you?!