Whenever I visit Chicago, I always hit up a legendary little club called Berlin to attend a monthly event called Madonnaramma that’s spun by the very talented DJ Riley York. So I was absolutely honored when Riley took it upon himself to create a remix video for my “Living For Love” JRMX mashup using M’s just released music video! He did an amazing job as always and I will definitely be dropping this visual into my sets! Of course I’ll also be dropping the insane remix video edited by Cr@zy4Madonna as well so I guess my dance floor will be hearing/seeing a lot of this song in the coming weeks! Check it out…
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a cover, but Charli XCX has just provided a punk-rock rendition of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” that’s totally worth posting! The BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session was great in it’s entirety but this will be the performance people will be buying about today! Press play and get dancing to this sick beat!!
I don’t know how in the world I missed the release of this video last month, but I just had to post Ivy Levan’s visual for her hot little single titled “Biscuit“. I love the song, I’ve been playing the Dave Aude remix since it was released… But the video… SO DAMN HOT!! I think I need to follow this pop-vixen, Ivy, a little more closely from here on out! My attention has officially been piqued!
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!
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…
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!
I am so happy & flattered that Cr@zy4Madonna has created an amazing remix video to my mashup remix of Madonna’s “Living For Love“. Since we don’t have an official video to set it to just yet, he made a very clever montage video that tries to synch clips of some of M’s most iconic videos with the lyrics of her new song. It’s genius!!!! Thank you Cr@zy4Madonna for putting all of your hard work and creative juices into this!
Giorgio Moroder has just unleashed the music video for his sexy new song “Right Here, Right Now” which features the sultry vocals of Kylie Minogue! The visual effects suit the song very and Kylie looks amazing of course! Check it out…
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’s “Latch,” you will be a STAN for this one! I predict a big comeback for Mrs. Cox! Check it out…
Deborah Cox – Kinda Miss You:
So I am really into the new David Guetta & Emeli Sande song “What I Did For Love“. Hands down the best track on his album which I’m hoping will be the breakout hit from his latest effort! While it’s hard to top the impeccable original version, I had to share this David Guetta & Morten remix with you guys. It’s a hybrid mix which incorporates a little classic house sound with EDM and electro! I know, I know… Sounds like a hot mess but it’s not! It’s pretty amazing! Check it out…
David Guetta Ft. Emeli Sande – What I Did For Love (David Guetta & Morten Remix):
I know we’re all still trying to recover from that tragic TLCWhitney Houston biopic and I think I found just the thing to cleanse that bitter taste from our mouth. While I would have LOVED some official remixes of Deborah Cox’ amazing covers of Whitney’s music (which was the BEST part of that movie, BTW) we got something even better… A new remix of a classic Whitney song!! Check out this nu-disco Oliver Nelson remix of “How Will I Know“!! Press play and you’ll forgetting those executive Whitney/Bobby sex scenes in no time.
Whitney Houston – How Will I Know (Oliver Nelson Remix):
I hate to say it but Kelly Clarkson’s new single “Heartbeat Song” has been getting lukewarm reviews from some fans! Fortunately for Kelly, the talented producer JRMX has stepped in to deliver a blazing remix of the song that will surely heat you up if you were at all on the fence about the new song.
PS… JRMX is offering the remix as a free download on his official Facebook page so make sure you head over there, “LIKE” his page and download a copy for yourself!
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:
Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” front woman Jess Glynne has just debuted her brand new solo single “Hold My Hand” and it’s pretty much amazing!! I didn’t know if she would ever be able to top her smash hit “Rather Be” but this new one is crack addictive!!! Take a hit and get hooked!
Hey bud... How've you been. So I did a little mash that I just released today and has been getting a lot of attention.
For your consideration: http://www.mixcloud.com/djtaj/madonna-living-for-love-taj-x-jrmx-mashup/
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 Citymaybe?!! 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!