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

by: Taj | November 20th, 2014

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

by: Taj | November 12th, 2014

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

by: Taj | November 9th, 2014

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

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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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!

Original:


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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!!

Remix Treatment: Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang (Kat Krazy Remix)

by: Taj | September 30th, 2014

The POWER POP GIRLS (A.K.A. Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj) have just received a massive remix treatment by Kat Krazy! “Bang Bang” has been dominating the radio but will it dominate the clubs with the remix treatment? You be the judge…

Remix Treatment: Madonna Ft. M.I.A. – Birthday Song (Country Club Martini Crew Remix)

by: Taj | August 18th, 2014

Days after Madonna’s birthday, the music world is still celebrating the Queen of Pop’s trailblazing career and her three decades of music! Today Country Club Martini Crew has unleashed this brand new EDM style remix of Madonna &  M.I.A.’s MDNA collaboration “Birthday Song“. While I wish more of the song was actually in the newly released remix, I have to give C.C.M.C props for a stellar production. His work gets better and better with every remix he drops! Check it out his new masterpiece which he also offers as a free download!!!

Remix Treatment: Bingo Players – Knock You Down (Cajjmere Wray ‘Only’ Remix)

by: Taj | August 12th, 2014

I’m always a sucker for a epic EDM vocal and the Bimbo Players delivered just that with their latest single “Knock You Out“. Something else I’, a sucker for is when an epic EDM vocal gets a circuit-house style remix treatment, uniting two different worlds of the dance music genre together and Cajjmere Wray did just that with his remix of the Bingo Players song! Press play and get into it!!

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Mariah Carey Performs “Meteorite” At World Music Awards…

by: Taj | August 4th, 2014

Mariah Carey made a special appearance at the 2014 World Music Awards and performed one of my favorite tracks titled “Meteorite“ off of her latest latest album! It’s a shame that this album has really fallen through the cracks and flopped so hard since I personally think it’s one of her best in years!

In related news, Billboard reported today that Mariah has parted ways with her longtime manager and producer Jermaine Dupri to sing with Kevin Liles. Many of her diehard fans blame JD for her slow demise on the charts over the years, recently leading to her worst first weeks sales in the history of career with the release of her latest project, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse

I’m hoping that this brave new move will get her on track again and that it’s not too late to reclaim her thrown at the top of the charts! In the mean time, let’s all watch Mariah soar in her recent live performance!


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Please Vote For Me For The 2014 Nicky Awards!

by: Taj | July 10th, 2014

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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.

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Diplo: Madonna Asked For ‘Craziest Record I Had’ For New Album…

by: Taj | July 4th, 2014

Read the very interesting article/insight on Diplo’s work with Madonna on the new record!! Where you ask? On the SOUND OFF MUSIC BLOG Facebook page of course! I post articles/downloads/exclusive content almost daily on the Facebook page so make sure you “LIKE” the page to get all the additional content and stay up to date on new blog postings!!

So what are you waiting for??

Read the Diplo/Madonna article here…

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Read the Diplo/Madonna article here…

 

Become A Fan Of “Sound Off Music Blog” On Facebook To Keep Tabs…

by: Taj | July 3rd, 2014

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Are you following Sound Off Music Blog on Facebook yet?!!  If not, you don’t know what you’re missing!

Not only is it a good way to stay on top of new articles as I post them, but you’ll also find additional articles, pics, and downloads that I don’t actually post on the blog!!

For example today I just shared a link to a free download of the Cosmic Dawn remix of Ariana Grande’sProblem“!!

So if you haven’t already, make sure visit the SOMB official Facebook page by clicking here and join by pressing the “LIKE” button…

Also, if you haven’t already… Make sure you follow me on my Soundcloud to hear my latest sets/remix! :)

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New Madonna Song Clip Surfaces??!!!

by: Taj | July 2nd, 2014

So I guess this is Madonna week here at Sound Off!! I was doing some research on her now confirmed new track titled “Messiah” when I came across this!! Sounds an awful lot like Madonna (though I can’t confirm just yet) and definitely popped up in a curious time since she’s been working for months on new material!! Could this be one of her new songs or maybe even an early version of “Messiah“?!! If anyone has positive confirmation or info either way… Hit me up!!

Take a listen for yourselves and tell me if you think this is in fact M or an M impostor…


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Remix Treatment: Jennifer Lopez – First Love (Syn Cole & Reid Stefan Remixes)

by: Taj | June 27th, 2014

Jennifer Lopez’ latest single finally gets a couple of a remix treatments by Syn Cole & Reid Stefan!! I’m not the biggest fan of the song in it’s original form but the remixes definitely make it a little more interesting. Take a listen and tell when what you guys think… Any of these make you wanna move?!

Jennifer Lopez – First Love (Syn Cole Remix):

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Jennifer Lopez – First Love (Reid Stefan Remix):

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I Want To Hear From You About Blog Reboot….

by: Taj | June 16th, 2014

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So, I’m getting some work done… On the blog of course, not me!! I’m flawless!

Anyhow, within the next few weeks we’ll be giving the blog a face lift, some Botox and what not. Besides a new and improved look, we’ll also be looking to add some new features to make the whole experience easier for my readers and more enjoyable. For example, we’ll be replacing the music player on the blog to a new and improved version which will play on iPhones!

I have a lot of fun new ideas that you will have to wait to see first hand when the blog is relaunched but I also want to hear from you as well!! What ideas do you have that you would like to see manifesedt on Sound Off 2.0?! I’m open to any suggestions…. Just leave your thoughts in the comment section of this post!! Looking forward to hearing you’re thoughts….

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Justin Bieber To Collaborate With Chris Brown… Bad Idea!

by: Taj | June 16th, 2014

As if it wasn’t depressing enough that it’s Monday… Today pop music’s biggest  douche-bag, Justin Bieber, posted this pic to his Instagram announcing his future collaboration with an even bigger douche-bag, Chris Brown. Though this isn’t the first time they’ve merged their douche-baggery together with a duet, this probably isn’t the best idea for Justin’s dwindling public image. Who ever it was in Justin’s management team OKed this collab should be fired!! Should we all chip and and buy a coffin for Justin’s music career now?