SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY) Zendaya – “Replay”
The stream of former Disney stars into the pop music world seems to be hitting a new peak with consecutive hits by Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, and Miley Cyrus all getting massive radio play and club play (thanks to exceptional remixes). Next up is Zendaya. Fresh from her runner-up spot on Dancing with the Stars, the honey-voiced pop diva on the rise unleashes “Replay,” a surprisingly edgy pop song with grime-inflected beats and a sickeningly catchy chorus that will play over “again and again” in your head after you hear it the first time. For club consumption, stadium house-styled mixes by Riddler and DJ Kue stand as the strongest contenders, though Ralphi Rosario’s tribal take will keep the circuit boys happy. My attention is on producer Bit Error who has risen from the world of white label/bootlegs to construct an incredibly strong electro mix (minus the cliched buildup/drops) which will dominate commercial dance floors when it’s released with the second round of remixes. If you are looking for remixers on the rise, Bit Error is definitely one to watch (and be sure to check out his mix of Bridgit Mendler’s “Hurricane,” which didn’t seem to get the DJ love it deserved).
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