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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.
Read the very interesting article/insight on Diplo’s work with Madonna on the new record!! Where you ask? On the SOUND OFF MUSIC BLOGFacebook 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 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…
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):
Jennifer Lopez – First Love (Reid Stefan Remix):
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….
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?
Happy Sunday Funday everyone!! Here’s a fun little throwback for you guys to enjoy on the tail end of the weekend! It’s a DJ MichaelAngelo mashup remix of Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” using the Almighty instrumental to their cover of the hit song. Lucky for us MichaelAngelo was able to get his hands on Carrie’s vocals to turn the cover-remix into a… er… “remix-remix”?!! We also have a fun remix video to accompany the mashup thanks to DJ DigiMark! Enjoy!!
Despite having a ridiculously long title and remix credit… This classic throwback remix of MJ & JT’s “Love Never Felt SoGood“is the perfect treatment for the fun mid-tempo song! David Morales & Eric Kupper produced this one in the style of Frankie Knuckles as tribute to the late DJ legend! What a perfect way to pay homage to Frankie… The remix is amazing and they nailed his classic sound! Check it out…
Michael Jackson Ft. Justin Timberlake – Love Never Felt So Good (David Morales, Eric Kupper Frankie Knuckles Classic Remix)
Update: So the ridiculously long artist/song name & remix credit has gotten a little bit longer. So apparently it’s this;
Michael Jackson Ft. Justin Timberlake – Love Never Felt So Good (David Morales, Eric Kupper & PETER “SKI” SCHWARTZ’ Frankie Knuckles Classic Remix)
Rita Ora has released the video for her new single “I Will Never Let You Down” in the form of a remix video!!! The fun little video treatment is set the Steve Smart & West Funk remix of the song which one of my personal faves. Check it out…
Guess what iconic musician got this dramatic makeover for her new album cover?!! I didn’t recognize her at first glance, so I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found out for myself who this was… Find out who the gorgeous glam rocker is (if you can’t tell already) after the jump…
Today Mariah Carey has given her fans an exclusive first listen to her new album, ‘Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse’, ahead of it’s release date! After taking a listen myself, I’m afraid I have to tell you that…
THE ALBUM IS REALLY GOOD!! This is hands down on of her best in recent years and one of the strongest r&b album I’ve heard in a while! (Sorry Bey, Mariah’s back) If you’ve been a long-time fan of Mariah’s, this album will remind you a lot of her earlier bodies of work such as ‘Butterfly‘ or ‘Daydream‘. A few standout tracks for me are;
- YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
- ONE MORE TRY (GEORGE MICHAEL COVER!!!)
Oh and it’s worth mentioning there’s no “whisper-singing’ going on anywhere on this album. Just ‘sangin’-singing’!! Even the released tracks that I was feeling so much at first such as “Thirsty“, I like better in the context of the entire record. So what are you waiting for?!! Take a listen…
FINALLY Mariah Carey has debuted a new song I can truly say might end up a big hit for her!! After a string of ‘misses’ & ‘almosts’, Mariah took the stage today for the Today Show’s Summer Concert Series and performed a fun, upbeat pop song called “You Don’t Know What To Do“! The infectious song sounds like it could have even been lifted off of one of her early albums…. I really hope she moves on from “Thirsty” and releases this as a single real soon!
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Hey all!! So my amazing partner RayJasper is currently nominated for an “Best International Choreographer” award in his field of all-star cheerleading! Ray is so ridiculously talented and very innovative in his craft… He kills me when I boast about this but he actually choreographed the entire (original) Bring It On movie! Pretty cool, right?!! He is very well respected in his industry and is up for a coveted award so I thought I would ask you guys for a little help and support to help him win! (He’s only 20 votes from winning)
It’s really easy to vote! Just click on the Facebook link posted below and press “like” on his picture… SO EASY!!
I really appreciate it if you guys would try to help Ray! BTW, here is a choreography reel I made for Ray a few years back so that the public can see his amazing work! Thanks in advance for the support… NOW GO AND VOTE!! lol
As many of you dance music fanatics probably already know, today is the anniversary of legendary DJ/producer Peter Rauhofer’s untimely passing. He was a huge force in the dance music community and left behind an impressive library of classic dance productions! Today we can one more gem to that roster thanks to his close friends and management who have just released a never before heard production – A remake of the Simple Minds 80′s hit “Don’t You Forget About Me“. This was the very last production that Peter completed right before his death and (until now) was only heard by some when he played it in a his sets a couple of times. It’s so exciting to hear a new production the signature Rauhofer sound… Make me hope there’s a couple more that might surface in the new future as well. Enjoy!