Remix Treatment: Britney Spears – Tik Tik Boom (Official Remixes)

by: Taj | February 8th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

The Britney Spears promotion machine seems to be plowing full speed ahead trying to . Just a few weeks ago they gave us an official remix package for her song “It Should Be Easy” and just last night they gave us ANOTHER remix package for her album track “Tik Tik Boom“. This should make a lot of Britney stans very happy since the song has been a hands down fan favorite since day 1. After first listen I’m leaning towards the Sebastian Bronk remix but I want to hear from you… Which one are you feeling??

Britney Spears – Tik Tik Boom (Sebastian Bronk Remix):

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Britney Spears – Tik Tik Boom (Jochen Simms Remix):

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Britney Spears – Tik Tik Boom (WaWa Remix):

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Britney Spears – Tik Tik Boom (The Thin Red Men Remix):

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Britney Spears – Tik Tik Boom (Alvar & Millas Remix):

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Britney Spears – Tik Tik Boom (Cjay Swayne Remix):

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Video Premiere: Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue

by: Taj | February 3rd, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Kylie Minogue has just unleashed her new music video for her amazing new single “Into The Blue“. Honestly, the visual is very stylish but pretty basic over all so it probably won’t do much to help the track’s performance in my opinion… But I absolutely am in love with the song so I’ll give it a pass! Check it out…


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Video Premiere: Shakira Ft. Rihanna – Can’t Remember To Forget You

by: Taj | January 31st, 2014 | 4 Comments »

Shakira and Rihanna have just dropped their faux-lesbianistic (I think I just made up a new word) clip for their new duet “Can’t Remember To Forget You“. I already enjoyed the song but I have to admit that the racy video makes me love a just a little bit more! Check it out…


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Remix Treatment: Britney Spears – Body Ache (Dave Aude Remix)

by: Taj | January 30th, 2014 | 8 Comments »

Have you guys all heard of the new music purchasing website called Legitmix? It’s a site that up and coming producers as well as established big names can sell their original productions and unreleased or bootleg remixes! The site works on a loophole in which it requires you to purchase the original version of the remixed song from iTunes as a package deal with the bootleg version. That way, the artist’s label is getting it’s fair cut as well as the producer who remixed the song. Yeah you might be paying a little more for the track, but I personally don’t mind paying $2 or $3 for an unreleased gem!

Take for example this just released Dave Aude remix of the Britney Jean track “Body Ache” by Britney Spears! Mr. Aude just released his Brit new remix which is loads better than any of the mixes on her currently released remix package for “It Should Be Easy“. Take a listen of this preview and feel free to head on over to Legitmix.com to purchase your own copy of this ‘unofficial’ remix!

I’m Standing Up For Macklemore, Madonna, Queen Latifah For Standing Up For Gay Rights…

by: Taj | January 27th, 2014 | 7 Comments »

So as you already know, I’m currently on vacation in Australia and have been trying to take a little break from blogging but today I decided to write a post to discuss something that has really been bothering me since the Grammys aired last night. As we all know, last night Macklemore, Madonna, Queen Latifah & Mary Lambert all stepped out into the spotlight to perform the song “Same Love” along side 30 gay, straight, biracial couples who were married right there on stage! This did not only make for one of the most memorable Grammy Awards moments in history but also made a very profound statement to the world! Of course a controversial issue such as same-sex marriage is going to ignite a lot of different kinds of opinions and some negativity but what has really taken me aback is just how much of that negativity was being hurled at the performance from my very own GLBT community!! Since last night, my Facebook feed has been a non-stop bitch-fest of people picking the performance and the people involved apart.

“What business does Queen Latifah have being on stage when she hasn’t personally come out yet?”

“Madonna is old and shriveled. She needs to hang it up and stop trying to use the gay community to stay relevant.”

“Macklemore sure does feel the need to professes he’s straight an awful lot for a song that’s suppose to be ‘pro-gay’!”

Seriously?! Is my community really that cynical, shallow & ungrateful? Of course not everyone in the GLBT community had only negative things to say about the performance. Many also took to social media to express their joy and gratitude… I’m sure you’ve already gathered that I was one of them! It was just very alarming and disheartening for me to see so many took the time and energy to try to tear down a group of people that stood on stage in front of the world to make such a statement for acceptance and marriage equality! So what Queen Latifah has not publicly come out of the closet to the media?! As long as she is using her voice & platform to progress equality for her community, what difference does it make whether she has an official “coming out party” on the cover of People Magazine?! I know we live in a”reality TV” driven culture but I most certainly don’t believe that just because you are a celebrity, you are not entitled to any kind of privacy or normalcy in your private lives! This is her personal journey and who is anyone to judge how she chooses to navigate through it? “U.N.I.T.Y” 

Madonna is 53 years old… She’s twice the age of most of her fellow pop peers so she’s an easy target for a lot of cynical remarks about her appearance or relevance! Did she a little look older than some of her more recent public appearances last night? Yes she did. Did she seem a little “stiff” on stage? Definitely! A lot of people don’t realize that she rolled her food a few weeks ago and was on crutches until just a few days ago – Hence her carrying a cane. But all that superficial stuff is really besides the point and really didn’t bother me as much as the people accusing her of using the gay community to “stay relevant”. Anyone that really thinks she has a hard time staying relevant need only to look at the numbers she pulled at the Super Bowl 2 years ago making her halftime show the most watched television event in history or  Forbes’ list of  highest earning celebrity in 2013 which she topped. This woman doesn’t need to “use the gay community” for anything. This is the woman that championed for the GLBT community  in the 80′s and 90′s back when it was not “cool” or “trendy” to do so! Back when people didn’t only have “morality” issues with the gay community but at a time when the AIDS epidemic was more commonly associated to exclusively gay men and they were feared as a health risk to society. Voicing support to the gay community at that uncertain time was more “risky” to ones career than it is today. If anything, Madonna was a trail blazer for equality in pop culture and MADE IT “trendy” for the likes of Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, MTV, BRAVO, ect… to use their platform to say “it’s OK to be gay”! Who knows where our society would be today had  one of the most famous people of her time NOT taken that risk and used her celebrity and power to stand up for her GLBT friends! We should all be grateful to the fact that she still remains ‘relevant’ and that she still fights the good fight for US three decades later.  “Open Your Heart”

As for the people that just aren’t happy enough with Macklemore and the success of “Same Love“. The people that think he’s professing his “straight” status a little too much  giving the song a “no homo” undertone. I don’t have much to say to you other than this… Take that chip off of your shoulder and those ear plugs out your ear to get past the first verse and take in the true message of the song as a whole. Here are the 2nd and 3rd verses for you reading pleasure to help clear up that clouded, misguided, cynical judgment of yours… ”Same Love

“If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me Have you read the YouTube comments lately? “Man, that’s gay” gets dropped on the daily We become so numb to what we’re saying A culture founded from oppression Yet we don’t have acceptance for ‘em Call each other faggots behind the keys of a message board A word rooted in hate, yet our genre still ignores it Gay is synonymous with the lesser It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins It’s human rights for everybody, there is no difference! Live on and be yourself When I was at church they taught me something else If you preach hate at the service those words aren’t anointed That holy water that you soak in has been poisoned When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen I might not be the same, but that’s not important No freedom till we’re equal, damn right I support it

We press play, don’t press pause Progress, march on With the veil over our eyes We turn our back on the cause Till the day that my uncles can be united by law When kids are walking ’round the hallway plagued by pain in their heart A world so hateful some would rather die than be who they are And a certificate on paper isn’t gonna solve it all But it’s a damn good place to start No law is gonna change us We have to change us Whatever God you believe in We come from the same one Strip away the fear Underneath it’s all the same love About time that we raised up… sex”

Why am I taking all of this  time and effort to try to change your perspective? Because it’s really important! Because in order for the world to change, we need people like Macklemore, Madonna, Mary LambertQueen Latifah on our side. And we need songs like “Same Love” playing on pop and hip hop radio! And more importantly, we need to keep the bigger picture in perspective and to ALL UNITE together instead of picking each other apart… Because at the end of the day it’s really going to take ALL OF US to fight off ignorance & the true enemies of equality like these people….

Australian Vacation Mega-Post!! Kylie/Madonna/Zedd News…

by: Taj | January 24th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Hey all… I’m currently on a little vacation in the land down under. AUSTRALIA BABY!! Haven’t been posting the last few days so decided to write a small mega-post on a few different articles that I wanted to post about…

#1 – Kylie Minogue Reveals New Album Title & Artwork…

It seems only fitting that my first post on my vacation would have to be about Aussie pop-princess Kylie Minogue! Have you guys seen the artwork for her new album “Kiss Me Once“?! Not only do I love the new single “Into The Blue” but the woman who’s how to serve up some good face, that’s for sure! Looking forward to the new album…

#2 – New Music: Zedd Ft Matthew Koma & Miriam Bryant – Find You…

Zedd has just unleashed his new future hit that we will all love the first 100 times we hear it then grow to loath after the 1,000,000,000th time around! Go ahead and press play to start your love-hate relationship with the future mega-hit now…


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#3 – Madonna Has Been Confirmed As A Performer At The Grammys… Find Out With Who & What Song…

So it has been officially confirmed by both The Grammys & Madonna’s camp that the Queen of Pop will be in fact performing at the televised event this Sunday! Though I’m sure both wanted to keep the details about the performance under wraps, of the LA Times music writer Gerrick D Kennedy has spilled the beans on what she will be performing and with who! Wanna know?! Find out after the jump…  Read the rest of this entry »

New Music: Kylie Minogue – Into The Blue

by: Taj | January 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

And it’s finally here!!! Ladies & gentlemen, I introduce to you the amazing new Kylie Minogue single “Into The Blue“…

I was a little worried when Kylie signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label but if this first single is any indication… Her new music will be retain the classic Kylie sound that we all know and love!

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Kylie Minogue Reveals “Into The Blue” Lyrics….

by: Taj | January 17th, 2014 | No Comments »

Kylie Minogue has taken to social media today to put the hype-machine into full gear for her highly anticipated new single “Into The Blue“! The Australian hit-maker posted this image of the lyrics to still unheard new tune, which were hand-written in the most impeccable in cursive (of course) and sealed it with a big red kiss. Here’s your first look at the lyrics for “Into The Blue” after the jump… Ready, set, memorize!!

“INTO THE BLUE” LYRICS
I drew the smile upon my face
I paved the road that would one day leave me lonely
No angels too good to fall from grace
If she let go of whatever keeps her holy
But i’m still here holding on too tight, to everything that I left behind
I don’t care if this world is mine
Cause this is all I know
When I got my back up against the wall
Don’t need no one to rescue me
Cause I quit waiting up for no miracle
Tonight i’m running free
Into The Blue, Into The Blue
With nothing to lose, Into the blue
I’m not ashamed of all my mistakes
Cause through the wind
I still kept the fire burning
These memories that I can’t erase
Always remind me i’m on an endless journey
But i’m still here holding on too tight
To everything I left behind
I don’t care if this world is mine
Cause this is all I know
When I got my back up against the wall
Don’t need no one to rescue me
Cause I quit waiting up for no miracle
Yeah tonight i’m running free
Into the blue, into the blue
With nothing to lose
Into the blue
I’ll go where nobody knows
Wherever the wind is blowing
Even if i’m alone
When I got my back up against the wall
Don’t need no one to rescue me
Cause I quit waiting up for no miracle
Yeah tonight i’m running free
Into the blue, with nothing to lose
Into the blue

Remix Treatment: Katy Perry – Dark Horse (Nikno Remix)

by: Taj | January 15th, 2014 | 7 Comments »

Katy Perry’s latest single “Dark Horse” has just received a pretty awesome EDM club re-work by DJ/producer extraordinare Nikno!! If you have been following his work and was a fan of his Jessie J remix, this one follows in the footsteps of that production but with a more edgy, amped-up twist. Take a listen and if you’re feeling what you’re hearing, feel free to download the mix!!

Remix Treatment: Britney Spears – It Should Be Easy (Official Mixes)

by: Taj | January 14th, 2014 | 26 Comments »

Brace yourselves Britney Spears stans!! Here is a sneak peak of the official remix package for her next single “It Should Be Easy” featuring Will.i.am! Take a listen to all 4 mixes and let me know what you think of this remix package? Does Britney have a club anthem on her hands or a dance floor-dud?? Ready, set, comment….

Britney Spears – Britney Spears – It Should Be Easy (Westfunk Remix):

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Britney Spears – Britney Spears – It Should Be Easy (Firebeatz Remix):

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Britney Spears – Britney Spears – It Should Be Easy (Zoo Station Remix):

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Britney Spears – Britney Spears – It Should Be Easy (Greg Cerrone Remix):

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Mandatory Mashup: Cosmic Dawn Mashup – Save The Hero And Reload The Beat

by: Taj | January 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

OH MY GOD COSMIC DAWN HAS JUST MADE MY YEAR WITH HIS LATEST STRIKE OF MASHUP GENIUS!!!

(Yes the caps were totally necessary, it’s really that good!)

Take a listen to Cosmic Dawn’s latest mash titled “Save The Hero And Reload The Beat“… Just call me the walking dead because this mix is slaying me and giving me life at the same time!! Press play and brace yourselves…

Sneak Peek: Jennifer Lopez – Same Girl (New Single/Video Preview)

by: Taj | January 13th, 2014 | 4 Comments »

Jennifer Lopez is readying her return to the music scene and has just dropped a teaser for her forthcoming single “Same Girl“. Looks like she’s good ol’ J Lo is out to prove that she still has ‘street swag’ with this “Jenny From The Block” sequel of a single. To be honest, I’m a little disappointed with this preview… I mean, we get it already! How many times do you have to have songs written for you about yourself and how you’re still the same girl from the Bronx? Boring…


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New Music: Shakira Ft. Rihanna – Can’t Remember To Forget You (Snippet)

by: Taj | January 13th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

It’s finally here! Shakira and Rihanna’s highly anticipated duet “Can’t Remember To Forget You” has landed and I think it’s safe to say that the exotic divas definitely have a radio hit on their hands! Take a listen and me if you’re feeling Shakira’s return…


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Avicii VS Sick Individuals – Hey Brother (DJ Taj Mashup/DJ DigiMark Remix Video)

by: Taj | January 12th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

I got a very cool & unexpected surprise yesterday when a friend, DJ DigiMark, inboxed me and sent me a link to the remix video he had just made to my latest mashup production of Avicii vs Sick IndividualsHey Brother“! As always Mark managed to turn out the remix video with a creative new twist and incorporated live footage of Avicii spinning with the actual music video for the song! Thank you SO MUCH DJ DigiMark for finding my mashup worthy of enough for you to use your talents to produce a video or for it!! Check out the hotness…

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New Music: Icona Pop – Just Another Night

by: Taj | January 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

When the duo Icona Pop first came out with their worldwide smash “I Love It” I thought the girls were destined to be “1 hit wonders”… The when they released “All Night” I thought to myself, “OK, maybe 1 massive hit + 1 moderate hit wonders”… But now that they have moved on to single #3 “Just Another Night” I’m thinking I may have been a little too quick to second guess these ladies and they just might be sticking around for a while! I know I’m a little late posting about this song, but to be fair the label only recently started pushing it to the US market! I absolutely ADORE this new song… My favorite single of theirs thus far! Take a listen…


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