Remix Treatment: Charli XCX – Boom Clap (Cahill Remix)

by: Taj | July 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Charli XCX is finally stepping out of the shadows of Icona Pop & Iggy Azalea to get her moment to shine in the spotlight with her new single “Boom Clap“. I’ve been a fan of this song since first hearing it and have been patiently waiting for a fun dance remix! My wait ends today thanks to  Cahill! Check it out…

Kiesza Hits The Streets For David Letterman Performance Of “Hideaway”…

by: Taj | July 11th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Thank God for the Internet because if you missed Kiesza’s performance of “Hideaway” lastnight on David Letterman, you would have been kicking yourself in the a$$ if not for the Youtube! Check out the amazing dance performance of the breakaway summer hit!!


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Please Vote For Me For The 2014 Nicky Awards!

by: Taj | July 10th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

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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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Sneak Peek: Rita Ora Ft. Prince – The Single Most Amazing (Song & Video)

by: Taj | July 10th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Rita Ora is not playing around with her soon-to-be released sophomore album… In attempt to cover all bases, the pop starlet has even recruited  music icon Prince to write and duet with her on a new song called “The Single Most Amazing“!! Check out this amazing extended preview video that Rita has released to promote the soulful (and definitely signature Prince) pop ditty!!

 

Mandatory Mashup: Nico & Vinz VS Zedd – Am I Wrong (DJ Taj VS Syn Cole Mashup Remix)

by: Taj | July 10th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

While everyone else is serving throwbacks on this beautiful Thursday afternoon, I’m throwing a little shameless self promotion/’Mandatory Mashup’ your way instead! Check out the latest mashup remix that I just completed to drop into my summer sets. This time around I took on Nico & Vinz‘ “Am I Wrong” and used elements of the Syn Cole remix of Zedd’sFind You” as the musical backdrop! I think it turned out pretty nifty myself but I’ll let you be the judge! Check the the extended preview and if you enjoy it, I’ve included a link for you download pleasure!! I always appreciate feedback as well so please don’t be shy to tell me what you think… (Gulp) :-/

Remix Treatment: Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Dirty Pop Deconstruction)

by: Taj | July 9th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Sam Smith’s soulful ballad “Stay With Me” has received a high-energy EDM revamp by Dirty Pop A.K.A. Drew G!! This unexpected new deconstruction remix will definitely get the club raging… Can’t wait to drop it in my next set!! Check it out and feel free to download!

New Music: Paris Hilton – Come Alive

by: Taj | July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

After the huge disappointment of a single “Good Time,Paris Hilton is back at it trying to win our hearts over with her latest tune, “Come Alive“. The good news is that it is a million times better than “Good Time” but the bad news is that it’s still not at the caliber of some of the singles off of her debut album such as; “Turn It Up“ or “Nothing In This World“. If you are a fan of her previous album like I was, you might find it cute at best. Check it out…


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New Music: Basement Jazz Ft. ETML – Never Say Never

by: Taj | July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

Basement Jaxx are back with a fresh new soulful single “Never Sat Never” featuring the vocals of ETML! With the current revival of the 90′s house sound, this track will surely fair well in the dance music community for the Jaxx!! I’m into it after 1st listen… Are you?!

Britney Spears Un-Autotuned ‘Alien’ Vocals Surface Online…

by: Taj | July 8th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

It’s no secret that Britney Spears is no powerhouse vocalist, but this week an un-autotuned version of her Britney Jean track “Alien” has surfaced online casting a firestorm of Internet chatter from both fans and haters!! Of course her haters are eating up this rough vocal, siting it as evidence that her pop-princess status is a sham! Meanwhile fans are coming to her defense excuses to justify this controversial ‘raw’ vocal! One of her most famous fans that has come to her defense is William Orbit, the producer of the song himself!! William took to his Facebook page and had this to say about the mysterious leak (or scam);

“Dearest Music Lovers, I have heard that Britney vocal link that everybody’s been discussing. It has been impossible not to as there have been many comments directing my attention to it. [I won’t re-posting it here]. I’d like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up. 

Warming up is essential if you’re a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I’ve heard all manner of sounds emitted during warmups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners.

A generous singer will put something down the mic to help the engineer get their systems warmed up and at the right level, maybe whilst having a cup of herb tea and checking through lyrics before the session really kicks off. It’s not expected to be a ‘take’.

I think that 99% of you reading this will totally understand. 

Whomever put this on the internet must have done so in a spirit of unkindness, but it can in no way detract from the fact that Britney is and always will be beyond Stellar! She is magnificent! And that’s that.” 

It’s hard to really tell wether this is actually a real un-autotuned vocal or if it is an Internet hoax (though William never denied it) which we have all fallen victim to in the past… But it’s definitely raised some speculation and questions. Let us just say that this performance is actually real and this is Britney’s vocal capacity. Would it really change your opinion about the pop icon? I want to hear from you! Sound off in the comments section…


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Did You Know???

by: Taj | July 6th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

 


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From New Kids backup dancer to international superstar!!  Just in case you haven’t heard this hot track off of her new album, A.K.A… Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to “Tens“…


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Video Premiere: Coldplay Ft. Avicii – A Sky Full Of Stars

by: Taj | July 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

 

Coldplay’s Avicii produced EDM anthem “A Sky Full Of Stars” finally gets a visual!! Not what I expected but fun none the less!! Ready… Set… Get into it…

 


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

by: Taj | July 4th, 2014 | No Comments »

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…

Read the Diplo/Madonna article here…

Read the Diplo/Madonna article here…

 

Remix Treatment: Usher – Good Kisser (Disclosure Remix)

by: Taj | July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

As much as I love Usher, I have not been on board with most of his new music! His latest for example “Good Kisser” is ‘just meh’ to ‘OK’… But this Disclosure remix has taken it up a few notches from ‘OK’ to ‘much better’!! Ok so it’s still not making me jump up and down with excitement but I’ve been into Disclosure’s sound as of late so I’m digging it enough to post it! Check it out…

Remix Treatment: Billy Porter Ft. Cyndi Lauper – Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy (Cutmore Remix)

by: Taj | July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

Tony awards winning Broadway star Billy Porter has joined forces with Cyndi Lauper on his new album to deliver this modern twist of the classic Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland classic “Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy“. DJ/producer Cutmore has also jumped onboard the happy-train to amp up the standard even more with an uplifting house remix for the clubs. Check it out…

Remix Treatment: Billy Porter Ft. Cydi Lauper – Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy (Cutmore Remix):

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

by: Taj | July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

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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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