SONG OF THE DAY: Sariah – Aware, Alive, Awake

The Queen of Hearts is back. Her last single “Only One Wish” was at the top of our holiday playlist and her new song “Aware Alive Awake” is just as effervescent. Starting

Notable Dance Podcast #077

Notable Dance Podcast #077 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud Le Youth – Girl Mayra Veronica – MAMA YO (Jasper Dietze Remix) Nabiha – Animals (Whey Baq Remix) Pheonix – Tile Red (Sharp

The word anthem gets thrown around so much that it has almost lost its meaning, similar to diva. To restore the meaning, think about anthems that have truly stood the test of

SONG OF THE DAY: Dasco ft Justina Maria – What I Need (Right Here, Right Now)

One of the dirty secrets of dance music is that DJs often pay ghost producers to do their work for them.  From time to time, the real talent behind the superstars step

SONG OF THE DAY: Embody – Bad News

Dance music is truly international. Born in Lithuania and living in London, producer Embody is developing a unique sound by mixing deep house with tropical grooves. Not exactly beach music, but enough

Notable Dance Podcast #076

Notable Dance Podcast #076 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud Breach ft Kelis – The Key (Extended Version) Layo Bushwacka vs Freejak – Finally Erik Abores – Hold On Mmm Baby (Original Mix

SONG OF THE DAY: Crookers ft Dilligas – Picture This

Probably best know for his international smash remix of Kid Cudi “Day and Night,” Francesco ‘Phra’ Barbaglia, a/k/a Crookers, continues the journey of the single “Able to Maximize” sonically and visually. The

SONG OF THE DAY: Stonebridge, Luv Gunz, & Koko Laroo – You Can Have It All

Classy house. With this rebirth of classic house music, the new generation of producers can easily be sorted between two groups – the ones regurgitating older sounds and the ones who are

 

SONG OF THE DAY: Sariah – Aware, Alive, Awake

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The Queen of Hearts is back. Her last single “Only One Wish” was at the top of our holiday playlist and her new song “Aware Alive Awake” is just as effervescent. Starting off with a bit of robotic trap, the swing beat of the track is energetic and a great backing for the empowering lyrics. Ending a bad relationship and moving towards freedom might be a common topic for song lyrics, but the uplifting tone really sets this one apart. The meme-ready title Aware Alive Awake makes a great hashtag as well. Sariah sounds great as well, but after listening to her live clips on YouTube, that comes as a no surprise. For clubland, JRob’s dub and Casey Alva’s tribal mix are both good, but it is really Dave Aude’s mix that will be the main focus. Like he did with Selena Gomez “Come & Get It,” Dave transforms the difficult beat into a prime-time dancefloor filler for the commercial rooms.

Image courtesy of Reigning Hearts.

Notable Dance Podcast #077

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Notable Dance Podcast #077 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Le Youth – Girl
Mayra Veronica – MAMA YO (Jasper Dietze Remix)
Nabiha – Animals (Whey Baq Remix)
Pheonix – Tile Red (Sharp Boys Remix)
Billon – Special (Patrick Hagenaar Colour Code Club Mix)
Richard Grey ft Nervo – Licence To Love
Wolfgang Gartner – Unholy
KSHMR – Leviathan
HELENA – Raven
Astronaut & Far Too Loud – War
Dannic & TV Noise – Solid
New World Sound – Cheer Up
Matt Cerf with Ost & Meyer ft Jaren – Like We Love
Indiana – Only The Lonely (Fred Falke Remix)

(Picture of Dannic taken at ADE 2013.)

SONG OF THE DAY: Armand Pena and Crystal Waters – 100% Pure Love

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The word anthem gets thrown around so much that it has almost lost its meaning, similar to diva. To restore the meaning, think about anthems that have truly stood the test of time – “Show Me Love,” “Finally,” and of course “100% Pure Love.” These are songs that always hype a dancefloor and get everyone singing along. Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the original “100% Pure Love” release, Crystal Waters teamed up with Armand Pena to resing and recreate one of her signature records. This isn’t one of those hatchet jobs where rushed vocals are thrown over the sound of the moment for a quick buck. The production incorporates the melody and sounds of the original while reworking them with a modern tribal house vibe and a hint of electro. The update shows that a track can have big room energy without being a banger. Crystal resang the lyrics and her distinct voice sounds even better than your might remember. There is a slight deepening of her tone which adds to the fresh vibe. There will no doubt be a slew of remixes coming, but I have a feeling this original production will be the one that everyone will be dancing to for years to come.

Image courtesy of Juicy Music.