While we’re all patiently waiting for Janet Jackson to drop her new album (Yes, she’s currently working on a new one!!) I found this amazing North Shore 2k14 remix of her 80′s classic “Escapade“!! Lately I’ve been all about the new-school, old-school remixes that have been popping up left and right but I have to admit that I think this one is up there as one of (if not) my favorite! Check it out and feel free to download the remix!
Neon Hitch is back with a fun new song & vid called “Yard Sale“. The empowering new single about letting go of old baggage is Neon’s personal anthem about her emotional & creative struggles that she endure with her old (major) label before finally taking her freedom back by letting them go. I’m really digging the dace-pop ditty and am looking forward to some hot remixes!!
Following the huge success of the “Pompeii” remix package, Bastille is bringing out the big guns for their latest single “Bad Blood” and has commissioned Dave Aude to work his magic on the new song. So does it measure up to the epicness of his previous single/remixes?! DEFINITELY!!! This production is so hot it’s gonna set your eardrums on fire! (That’s a good thing… Trust me!) Just press play and get ready to burn bay!
Bastille – Bad Blood (Dave Aude Remix):
Ok, I know we’ve all seen these hilarious ‘Baracksdub‘ parody videos before in which the creator basically cuts snippets of President Obama’s speeches to piece together lyrics to popular pop songs… But they just never get old to me!! Check out the latest where Obama is spitting lyrics to Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy“!
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!
Ever since house music has made its big comeback this year, I’ve been waiting for some of my favorite OG house producers to remerge and show some of these newbies how it’s done. That’s exactly what happened this week when Sam Smith unleashed the Armand Van Helden remix of ”I’m Not The Only One” into the universe! Van Helden has consistently been one of my favorite producers since the early 90′s and his funk-driven house sound is the perfect fit for Sam’s soulful vocals… Needless to say, I’m into this! Welcome back Armand!
International DJ superstar Zedd unveiled his unreleased remix of Rude’s summer hit “Magic!” at Lollapalooza in Chicago past weekend and sheer epicness ensued! This remix needs to be released for the masses to enjoy ASAP!! In the meantime, some crafty festival goer was able to capture a pretty decent recording of the production for the world to hear! Check it out…
Today Madonna tagged Miley Cyrus on an Instagram photo of lyrics to a titled “Rebel Heart“. I was OK with Madonna crashing Miley’s televised Unplugged performance and dueting on a “We Can’t Stop/Don’t Tell Me” mashup. I thought it was an awkward hot mess but I didn’t mind it. But if Miley and her nasally vocals were to appear on Madonna’s hotly anticipated new album, I might just cry a little! I just can’t…
Now the other account-name tagged in the Instagram, Mozellamusic, belongs to singer/songwriter MoZella who use to be singed to Madonna’s record label Maverick in the early 2000′s and more recently co-wrote Miley’s only #1 hit “Wrecking Ball“. She was also confirmed as one of the writing collaborators on Madonna’s forthcoming album, so I’m praying that Miley might be tagged alongside her because he had some input on the lyrics and it doesn’t go any further than that.
Look, I’m not a Miley hater… I like her. I really do! I just think that with the exception of the pop “Wrecking Ball“, everything else that she has done lately just feels forced and blatantly contrived. I just don’t want her to bring that energy to the new Madonna project. I guess we’ll all have to stay tuned to find out…
After taking a way too long hiatus, pop-star Hilary Duff is all grown and back to making music! Surprisingly her new single “Chasing The Sun” finds the former Disney actress bypassing the dance-pop route that most artists venture down when trying to make a comeback after a long break and has opted to take a more folk-pop, guitar driven road. The song reminds me of a typical record you would hear from Cheryl Crow or Jewel. Will it be a massive hit? Probably not. Do I like it? I do. Do I love it? Probably not. But I am happy the Duffster is back and looking forward to hearing more from her! Watch the just released music vid!
Looks like Michael Jackson is getting another EDM remix treatment! This time his Excape album track “Slave To The Rhythm” has been reworked by Audien! I know that a lot of his hardcore fans aren’t into their beloved MJ being remixed into the EDM style but personally I’m loving it after only one listen… Check it out!!
Country songstress Leann Rimes is about to ditch the cowboy boots for a pair of dancing shoes with plans to release a remix album! The new album will be CD2 of a greatest hits package that will hit store shelves on August 5th. The first remix to promote the album is a clubbed-up version of her massive hit “How Do I Live” and was produced by Cahill! The song was a huge club hit back when the original remixes were released and I have a feeling lightening will strike twice for the country classic thanks to this new version! Take a listen…
A new Madonna demo titled “You Are The One” has surfaces today! The song was recorded back the 90′s during her infamous “Rain Tapes Sessions” (which turned out material for her Erotica album) and sounds pretty much how you would imagine it to sound like… A Demo from the 90s! I definitely understand why the track was scrapped but at the same time there are some strong moments in the song that could have turned into something spectacular had it been developed further in the studio. Take a listen…
Barry Harris is back with a vengeance!! Shortly after coming out of hiatus and dropping his massive remix of the Madonna classic “Deeper & Deeper“, the legendary DJ/producer is back and has just released a new, ‘pumped-up’, 2K14 reinterpretation of the classic Thunderpuss remix of Britney Spears’ “Slave 4 U“!! I mean, if the man is trying to grab our attention and let us know that he’s back… He’s definitely going about it the right way!! Check out the epic new and improved version of “Slave“! Oh, and if you likey… Download a copy for music devices!
Diplo and Madonna have been really good about turning up the hype for their musical collaborations as of late… This time around, producer Diplo showed off a special version of “La Isla Bonita” that Madonna recorded with the “Bubble Butt” artist which features new lyrics in which she gives a shout out to Major Lazer! (Diplo’s side project) Supposedly this new version will not appear on Madonna’s new album (or any album for that matter) but I’m hoping one of the two release the full version for their fans! Sounds pretty interesting!! Check out the small clip Diplo teased us to…