SONG OF THE DAY: Cahill – Sunshine

Summery dance pop with the perfect name. The trio of Anton Powers, Scott Rosser, and Tim Condran, better known as Cahill, are having such a great summer with incredible remixes of Clean

SONG OF THE DAY: Polina – Fade to Love

A reader of the blog asked me why I never wrote up the song “Fade to Love,” since I am such of fan of Polina- having written up her collaborations with L.A.

SONG OF THE DAY: Gorgon City ft Zak Abel – Unmissable

Mixing Nu-House and soul, Gorgon City release another solid track from their forthcoming ‘Sirens’ album. The organ intro sets the classic vibe for Zak Abel to deliver the emotional lyrics. Last heard

DJ 101: Summer NAMM 2014 Wrapup

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Notable Dance Podcast #069

Kiesza – Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix) Netsky and Beth Ditto – Running Low (Todd Edwards Remix) Arthur Baker ft Chromeo & Al-P – No Price (Armand Van Helden) Etienne Ozborne,

SONGS OF THE DAY: Duke Dumont – Slow Dance / Mumble Man

Just as the big room EDM guys alternate releases between big room electro monsters and progressive pop confections, Duke Dumont is doing the same, alternating big pop records like the upcoming “Won’t

SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Erika Jayne – Painkillr

With six consecutive chart-topping club hits, Erika Jayne is definitely clubland’s favorite pretty mess. It’s been a hot minute since her last collaborations with Dave Aude and Luciana (“Party People” and “One

SONG OF THE DAY: Chris Lake – Squeak

A track based on a fun sound effect is always fun – whether it be an explosion, a laugh, or a duck quacking. Scottish producer/DJ Chris Lake builds this bouncy new electro

 

SONG OF THE DAY: Cahill – Sunshine

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Summery dance pop with the perfect name. The trio of Anton Powers, Scott Rosser, and Tim Condran, better known as Cahill, are having such a great summer with incredible remixes of Clean Bandit, Ellie Goulding, Ferreck Dawn & Redondo, and Charli XCX that it makes sense that they would channel that energy into an original production. Following the nu-House vibe, they’ve covered the 1999 soulful track “Sunshine” by Black Science Orchestra and Alison David with a beach-friendly, sexy house production that is light and airy while full of soul. The horns and strings interplay so wonderfully that we can almost forgive them for the long wait since their brilliant anthem “Feel the Love.” While they clearly focus on their record label 3Beat and an insane remix schedule, imagine how wonderful a Cahill album of original productions would sound. They have a knack for reworking lost classics like Oris Jay’s “Trippin,” Apollonia 6 “Sex Shooter,” and of course “Sunshine,” that letting them go crate digging and exploring could yield even more masterpieces. Making this a free download is truly a generous gift as well.

Image Courtesy of 3Beat.

SONG OF THE DAY: Polina – Fade to Love

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A reader of the blog asked me why I never wrote up the song “Fade to Love,” since I am such of fan of Polina- having written up her collaborations with L.A. Riots (Kamikaze) and Mobin Master vs Tate Strauss (Dreams). The simple answer is that I didn’t know about it. Produced by Alex Gaudino, “Fade to Love” is a modern synth-pop track where Polina channels a Teri Nunn vibe with her dual personality vocal (stronger, almost spoken verse, with a pretty sung chorus). The vocal production is exceptional as the bridge features a male vocal mirroring hers- though it could possibly be her voice lowered an octave. On first listen, the chorus “Fade to Love” sounded so familiar that I thought this song was a cover. After a frantic Google search trying to source the lyrics, my good friend Jason pointed out that I was confusing it with Bryan Ferry’s “Slave to Love.” For club use, Russian duo Zeskullz toughen it up with a bit of electro, while Betablock3r smooths it out with a summery pop feel. The video will inspire you to get your car headlights rewired so you can have a disco lightshow backdrop, though hopefully you won’t be moved to destroy the vehicle afterwards. Kudos to Polina for her debut solo single as the sole artist (and not featured or versus). If this is what she sounds like on her own, here’s hoping that an album is in the works as well…

Image courtesy of Happy Music.

SONG OF THE DAY: Gorgon City ft Zak Abel – Unmissable

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Mixing Nu-House and soul, Gorgon City release another solid track from their forthcoming ‘Sirens’ album. The organ intro sets the classic vibe for Zak Abel to deliver the emotional lyrics. Last heard on Wookiee’s “Higher,” Zak joins the current generation of UK male soul singers (Sam Smith, John Newman, ETML) with a deep voice that has a bit of Example’s toughness to punctuate the vibe. The backing gospel singers elevate the song as well, leading to the hooky chorus which is truly “unmissable.” As the follow up to the top 10 hits “Ready For Your Love” and “Here For You,” this song solidifies the Gorgon City sound. All three songs showcase manage the producer, the singer, and the excellent songwriting as equal parts – something which is rare in the dance and pop music worlds.

Image courtesy of Atlantic Records.