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New Music: Calvin Harris Ft. Tinashe – 5AM

by: Taj | February 21st, 2015

A new Calvin Harris track called “5AM” has surfaced online and features a very Rihanna-esque vocal by Tinashe. Either this is a scrapped track for his own album or an intended demo for Rihanna’s forthcoming release! Either way, I’m really feeling it… Or maybe I’m not feeling it but wanted to find an excuse to post a picture of Calvin in his underwear. No really it’s a fun song! Take a listen…


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Mandatory Mashup: Prince Royce ft Snoop Dogg – Stuck on a Feeling (DigiMark vs Dave Aude Mashup)

by: Taj | February 20th, 2015

DJ DigiMark has just released his latest mashup remix that you really need to get into ASAP! His latest masterpiece is a mash of Prince Royce’s latest single “Stuck on a Feeling” which features a little assistance from Snoop Dog. I barely paid attention to the original version of this song but DigiMark’s Aude mash makes the song hard to ignore! Check out it and don’t forget to follow Mark on his new Hearthis.at account!

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Remix Treatment: Jack Ü Ft. Kiesza – Take Ü There (Missy Elliott Remix)

by: Taj | February 20th, 2015

As if this Jack Ü featuring Kiesza song couldn’t get anymore badass… Missy Elliott had to jump on the track for a remix! I mean, c’mon!! I don’t even really describe it to convince you it’s good… How can you resist?


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Video Premiere: Dave Audé Ft. Jessica Sutta – I’m Gonna Get You

by: Taj | February 20th, 2015

Dave Aude and Jessica Sutta’s fun dance single “I’m Gonna Get You” not only samples a 90′s dance classic (Bizarre Inc’s song with the same titles) but the just releases video also borrows heavily from the 90s as well! The  throwback clip brings back some nostalgic memories of some of my favorite 90s acts! I’m having some C+C Music Factory and CeCe Penistan flashbacks! Check it out…


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Madonna Ft. Natalie Cole – Living For Love (DJ Matt Bailer & Taj vs HQ2 Mashup)

by: Taj | February 18th, 2015

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BBC Radio 1 might not want to play Madonna’sLiving For Love” in their playlist but DJ Taj is playing a whole lot of it!!

MULTIPLE VERSIONS!! 

Check out my new collaboration mashup with my friend DJ Matt Bailer feature additional vocals by Natalie Cole. We used a classic HQ2 dance remix of Natalie’s song “Living For Love” as the back drop and incorporated some of Natalie’s vocals to give the Madonna song a fresh “new” backup vocal!

Take a listen at my new Hearthas.at account which is the only place I will be hosting my new remixes/mashups/DJ mixsets! Make sure you follow my account! :)

Video Premiere: Calvin Harris Ft. HAIM – Pray To God

by: Taj | February 11th, 2015

One of my two favorite tracks off of Calvin Harris’ latest albums has been officially released as a single and now has a music video! “Pray To God” featuring HAIM is by far one of the strongest tracks that Mr. Harris had to offer off of Motion and I was getting a little nervous it wouldn’t see a release!

I would best describe “Pray To God” as a Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks inspired take on EDM and it’s one of those infectious songs that instantly grabs your attention and gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Now if he follows this single up with “Love Now” featuring All About She all my Calvin Harris prayers will be answered!

Madonna Shines At Grammys With “Living For Love” Performance…

by: Taj | February 9th, 2015

Madonna took the stage tonight at the Grammy’s and literally brought the audience to their feet with her epic “Living For Love” performance. The larger than life stage production closely followed the “matador” theme of the music video (which doesn’t come as a surprise since this whole era has been rushed into fast-forward because of all the music leaks). Madonna looked incredible and gave us the type of performance that made us fall in love with her way back when! I think it’s safe to say… The diva is back!


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Video Premiere: Madonna – Living For Love

by: Taj | February 5th, 2015

Madonna has just unleashed the beast that is her new music video for her single “Living For Love“! The clip just premiered on the cellphone app Snapchat and is the first music video to ever make it’s debut on the notorious application which is usually associated with recording & sending a funny (or often scandalous) 2 second long recorded video clip that the receiving party can only view one time before it’s “erased” forever. (Unless you’ve also downloaded an app that can record the clip to your phone)

Anyhow, the video once again takes on the matador/bullfighting theme that’ve seen M has portrayed before in her iconic “Take A Bow” video and somewhat continued in her “You’ll See” clip. However, this time around Madonna has flipped the script and has taken on the roll of the matador that’s wrestling the beast into submission. The entire video plays out on a theater type stage where Madonna tangos (well not literally, but she does dance) with her minotaurs male dancers. I’m guessing we’re going to see a lot of similar costumes & choreography at the Grammys this Sunday.

And let’s talk about that Friedrich Nietzsche quote that the video close with;

“Man is the cruelest animal. At tragedies, bullfights, and crucifixions he has so far felt best on earth; and when he invented hell for himself, behold, that was his very heaven.”

Ending the clip with such a profound statement makes it clear that the entire message behind the song and imagery delves far beyond the obvious theme of a relationship gone sour. It’s a metaphor for something much bigger… The struggle to hold on to faith and love in a world that’s currently so consumed with so much chaos and darkness. Either that or she just really, really, really loves a good matador costume!

Check out the new vid and let me know if you’re “living” for it…

Video Premiere: Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds

by: Taj | February 4th, 2015

So according to Rihanna’s Vevo page which just debuted the video for the song “FourFiveSeconds“… This song IS in fact the first single from her forthcoming album. Ummmm… It’s a little left-field for sure. I DO like the song… First single “like”?! Hell no! RIH-diculous choice! The video is pretty simple like the song … But for some reason I do have the sudden urge to go out and buy a Guess denim jacket after watching it!


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New Music: Deborah Cox – Kinda Miss You

by: Taj | January 29th, 2015

Deborah Cox is back in a big way and she’s here to remind us why we fell in love with her in the first place! The diva has just released a new single called “Kinda Miss You” which I would describe as a perfect blend of r&b and dance! (Basically the winning formula that she’s always found the best success with)

Fresh off the heals of the Whitney Houston biopic (which Deborah provided the impeccable singing vocals for) the timing for this single couldn’t be any better! Not to mention that song is extremely hot and current! If you’re a fan of what Disclosure did with Sam Smith’sLatch,” you will be a STAN for this one! I predict a big comeback for Mrs. Cox! Check it out…

Deborah Cox – Kinda Miss You:

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New Music: Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds

by: Taj | January 25th, 2015

Rihanna has just premiered an interesting new song and collaboration with Kanye West & Paul McCartney. The song is titled “FourFiveSeconds” and is a departure from what fans have come to expect from Ri-Ri. The acoustic new track trades in dance beats and urban swag for a folk-pop feel. While it’s not quite certain yet if this song will even appear on Rihanna’s forthcoming new album, I think it’s safe to say this is definitely not the official lead single if it is. One thing is for certain… This new artist Paul McCartney is going to BLOW UP after Rihanna duets with him!

Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – FourFiveSeconds:

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Madonna – Living For Love (Taj x JRMX Mashup) UPDATED WITH DL LINK

by: Taj | January 23rd, 2015

UPDATE: FINALLY FINISHED! MIXCLOUD DOWNLOAD LINK!!!

UPDATE: FINALLY FINISHED! MIXCLOUD DOWNLOAD LINK!!!

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So now that the official remixes of Madonna’s new single “Living For Love” are out… I can’t help but feel like they covered a lot of bases with the official remix package except for the one sound that a lot of us wanted to hear this song reinvented into. Where is the classic, uplifting house sound?! Moto Blanco, Freemasons, Wayne G or Gorgon City maybe?!! So I took it upon myself to rework the track with a little JRMX instrumental that I felt worked PERFECTLY with the song and gave it the euphoric house lift it needed! Still a work in progress so no download (for now) but if you like it, make sure you follow me on SOUNDCLOUD in case I post it sometime in the near future! ;)

Madonna – Living For Love (Taj x JRMX Mashup):

Remix Treatment: Madonna Ft. Nicki Minaj – Bitch I’m Madonna (Diplo Remix)

by: Taj | January 20th, 2015

Another new somewhat “official” Madonna remix from from her Rebel Heart album has surfaced today. Diplo introduced us to his own remix of “Bitch, I’m Madonna” during his Diplo and Friends mix-show set! The new version stays pretty true to the original but with a little extra added pep! Check it out…

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Video Premiere: Charli XCX Ft. Rita Ora – Doing It

by: Taj | January 20th, 2015

Move over Thelma & Louise… Charli XCX & Rita Ora have just unleashed the music video for their hot new collaboration “Doing It” and they are giving you a run for your femme fatale title! Check out the fun clip which features the dynamic duo engaging in masked robbery, riding mechanical bulls and objectifying shirtless men!


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Sneak Peek: Giorgio Moroder Ft. Kylie Minogue – Right Here, Right Now (Video)

by: Taj | January 20th, 2015

Giorgio Moroder & Kylie Minogue are chugging ahead with the release of their hot new single collaboration “Right Here, Right Now” and have just released a short teaser for the forthcoming video! In typical Kylie fashion, the video looks simple yet eye catching and sexy! Check it out…


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