SONG OF THE DAY: Alex Gaudino ft Taboo – “I Don’t Wanna Dance”
It looks like will.i.am isn’t the only Black Eye Pea who’s having fun in clubland. Rapper Taboo met Italian producer/DJ Alex Gaudino at a Spanish festival and they instantly bonded. Alex sent the track to Taboo to write his verses and they enlisted pop star Taio Cruz to write the chorus. “I Don’t Wanna Dance” was the result, and it is nearly commercial club perfection. It combines elements of electro and house with energetic beats and a hook reminiscent of Jackson 5’s classic “Can You Feel It.” The song is also a great showcase of Taboo’s vocal talents with his singing and rapping. Here, he’s put in a spotlight that he doesn’t normally get when Fergie and will.i.am are in the picture. Given Alex’s track record for crossover club pop hits (“Destination Calabria,” “Watch Out,” “I’m in Love” and “What a Feeling”), it’s a safe bet that “I Don’t Wanna Dance” will be one to watch all summer.
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