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Notable Dance Podcast #063

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Notable Dance Podcast #063 by Notable Dance on Mixcloud

Kenna – Relations (Justin Martin Remix)
Kayper – Someone
Clean Bandit ft Sharna Bass – Extraordinary (Klingande Remix)
Eric Prydz – Liberate
Syn Cole – Bright Lights
Kid Massive & Databoy – Horizon (VINAI Remix)
Matisse & Sadko – Azonto
Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix & DVBBS ft Aleesia – Gold Skies
Revolvr – Quantum
DJ Fresh vs TC – Make U Bounce (Manhattan Clique Remix)
Chicane ft Senadee – No More I Sleep (Antillas & Dankann Remix)
Justin Michael ft Phillip Larue – Young Forever (RavenKis Remix)
Seven Lions ft Kerli – Worlds Apart

SONG OF THE DAY: Seven Lions ft Kerli – Worlds Apart

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There’s something magical that is created when two creative people work together. Jeff Montalvo a/k/a Seven Lions is known for harder electro and dubstep production with hints of trance. As a singer/songwriter, Kerli has a unique voice and a sound that transforms to fit any style of production. Together the two have constructed “Worlds Apart,” which brings dubstep and progressive elements together and adds a bit of a pretty pop feel to smooth them over. It’s the kind of song that fits a SciFi movie soundtrack as easily as commercial radio. Worlds Apart is the title track on Seven Lions’ EP which also features another collab with Kerli (Keep It Close) and songs with Ellie Goulding (Don’t Leave) and Myon and Shane 54 & Tove Lo (Strangers). Highly recommended.

Image courtesy of Ultra Records.

SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY):  Mary Kiani – Family

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Disclaimer:  It is a safe bet that whenever certain singers release a new song, that I will jump up and down and scream like a fanboy.   That list includes (but is not limited to): Tina Cousins, Luciana, Heather Small, Kerli,  Robyn, and Mary Kiani.  So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon “Family,” which was posted on Mary Kiani’s Soundcloud nearly 8 months ago.  Built on the theme of finding your own family, the frolicking hands-in-the-air Hi-NRG electro track is a modernized take on the classic girl-twirl with the current style of chorus breakdown.  The mathematical approach to the lyrics had me flashing back to the top 10 pop hit “3 Is Family,” by the dearly departed Dana Dawson, but a bit more open-minded without the heteronormative delineation.  The idea of building your own family of those who love you has always been a foundation of the gay world, so this song is just another reason why we queers have always embraced Mary Kiani as our beloved big-voiced Scottish diva.