SONG OF THE DAY: Kristine W – Love Come Home

Originally recorded by Our Tribe (Rollo and Rob Dougan) with Franke Pharoah, “Love Come Home” was released in 1994. What many don’t realize is that Kristine W was prominently featured as a

Notable Dance Podcast #074

Notable Dance Podcast #074 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud Anna Graceman – Words (Glastrophobie Remix) Ten Walls – Walking with Elephants Plastik Funk ft Grandmaster Melle Mel – Don’t Push Me (House

SONG OF THE DAY: Calvin Harris ft John Newman – Blame

Here’s a song that I’ve been meaning to write up for a while. “Blame,” the followup to “Summer” featuring the soulful vocals of John Newman, sounded so familiar but I just couldn’t

SONG OF THE DAY: Sylvane ft Sweet Melissa – Light Me Up

Living in Nashville is both a curse and a blessing for people making dance music. The curse is, of course, the overwhelming focus on country music and the traditions associated with it.

SONG OF THE DAY: Havana Brown – Ba Bing

The mark of a good pop artist is when they take underground sounds and make them accessible to mainstream audiences. With “Ba Bing,” Aussie DJ/singer Havana Brown melds bhangra and hard electro

SONG OF THE DAY: Patrick Hagenaar – Come Closer

Yeah, I’ve been on the Hagenaar train for a while – going back to his work with Albrecht up through his solo tracks like “You Got Me Glowing (In The Dark).” 2014

SONG OF THE DAY: SILAS ft Dia Frampton – Braver

In the current ADHD club world of open format DJing and quickmix sets, songs like “Braver” fit perfectly. In the same way that a Zedd track is known for changing genres seamlessly

SONG OF THE DAY: Bebe Rexha – I Can’t Stop Drinking About You

This is the dubstep pop song that will go all the way. Bebe Rexha is best known as the vocalist with Cash Cash “Take Me Home,” as well as for writing the

 

SONG OF THE DAY: Kristine W – Love Come Home

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Originally recorded by Our Tribe (Rollo and Rob Dougan) with Franke Pharoah, “Love Come Home” was released in 1994. What many don’t realize is that Kristine W was prominently featured as a backing vocalist, to the point where it became almost a duet. When it came time to put together her greatest hits album, New & Number Ones, Kristine rerecorded the song and with the help of Subgroover gave it a modern sound. Combining EDM/progressive house with powerful and soulful gospel vocals, “Love Come Home” will catch your attention instantly. On first listen, it sounds like what you would hear on dance radio credited as Zedd featuring Kristine W, so it’s almost shocking that it was done back in 2012. Someone was ahead of their time. For Kristine W, this doesn’t come as a surprise as her debut album “Land of the Living” (produced by Rollo and Rob Dougan) is widely regarded as one of the landmark dance albums of the ’90s. Remixes are forthcoming by Todd Terry, Hermanos Inglesos, Phill Wellz, and Andy Sikorski – so expect some major club action. The video is also worth checking out as Kristine channels her inner Lucia Holm (Sunscreem) in a spiritually uplifting journey of following dreams and wishes coming true.

Image courtesy of Fly Again records.

Notable Dance Podcast #074

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Notable Dance Podcast #074 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Anna Graceman – Words (Glastrophobie Remix)
Ten Walls – Walking with Elephants
Plastik Funk ft Grandmaster Melle Mel – Don’t Push Me (House It Up Mix)
Sneaker Snob – Feel The Beat
Phunk Investigation – Kemiklaphunk
Mat Zo – Left To Right
Bombs Away ft Dan Absent – Samurai Bounce
Firebeatz & KSHMR ft Luciana – No Heroes
Dash Berlin & Jay Cosmic ft Collin McLoughlin – Here Tonight (Carita La Nina Remix)
Ferry Corsten ft Nat Dunn – Hyper Love
Global Deejays & Envegas – Always Hardcore
Alexandre Bergheau & Ruben de Ronde – All That Matters
LTN ft Christina Novelli – Feeling Like Yeah

SONG OF THE DAY: Calvin Harris ft John Newman – Blame

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Here’s a song that I’ve been meaning to write up for a while. “Blame,” the followup to “Summer” featuring the soulful vocals of John Newman, sounded so familiar but I just couldn’t place what. Then I heard this mashup by DJSkillz and realize that it was quite similar to “I Need Your Love.” Granted the songs aren’t identical, but the similar melodies make the two mash together so well. On its own, “Blame” is quite strong and sounds incredibly full, one of those rare times when a dance music production is more lush and encompassing than a dance production, yet still completely ready for the dance floor. Well, maybe not all dance floors, but leave it Melbourne team Bombs Away to turn it into a bounce track. Even though official remixes should land any minute now, its doubtful that any will exhibit the frolicking energy and joy that the delightful duo serve up as a counterpoint to the dark and almost somber song. After listerning to “Blame,” I pulled up John’s debut album Tribute and can’t help but thinking how amazing a John Newman / Sam Smith duet would be.

Image courtesy of Columbia Records.