Notable Dance Podcast #039

Bellatrax ft Sophia May – Falling For You
Platinum Monkey – Banano
Absolut Groovers ft Master Freez – Do the Cha Cha (Tradelove)
Alistair Albrecht, Steven Cole ft Matt Heanes – Reaching the Headlights
Rasmus Faber ft Kirsty Hawkshaw – Clear Rain (Akinyan Portable Toy Box)
Nari & Milani – Patriots
Egor Azarkevich – Minsk
R3hab & Lucky Date – Rip It Up (Nicky Romero)
Steve Aoki & R3hab – Flight
Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka – Let Me Hear You Scream
Don Diablo – Origins
Showtek & Justin Prime ft Matthew Koma – Earthquake
Tritonal ft Skyler Stonestreet – Electric Glow
Chris Lake ft Jareth – Helium

Notable Dance Podcast #039

SONG OF THE DAY: John Dahlback and Greg Cerrone ft Janice Robinson – “Every Breath”

What do you get when you cross a Swede, a Frenchman and an American diva? In the case of John Dahlback, Greg Cerrone and Janice Robinson, you get an uplifting electro monster called “Every Breath.” The original production is the perfect blend of big room electro with a touch of pop feel, one of those great club records that can be shortened into a radio friendly pop hit. DJs will appreciate that there are no beatless dropouts, even during the breakdown there is a keyboard keeping the beat as not to scare away finicky crowds. Singer/songwriter Janice Robinson (best known for Living Joy’s “Dreamer’) turns in a powerful vocal performance with inspired lyrics like “This is a song to save my life.” That’s a big claim to live up to but with the superb original production and aggressive electro remix by Lucky Date, “Every Breath” is definitely a song that can save your dance floor.

Image courtesy of Big Beat.

REVIEW: Madonna – “Girl Gone Wild” (Remixes)

By: Ben Norman

Alright, so Madonna’s MDNA album has been out for a while, and her second single from it, “Girl Gone Wild,” has already been getting airplay. Peaking at #6 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under, it’s obvious that the track doesn’t have the push for the top of the chart that “Give Me All Your Luvin” did. Perhaps it’s the self-indulgent diatribe at the beginning that seems to be begging for Lady Gaga’s attention, but at the same time Gaga only does these things to get Madonna’s attention. Perhaps Madonna is vying for her own attention. When it comes to the video of the track, it’s pretty sexual. But at the same time, it’s hardly anything that we haven’t seen from her before, and fairly tame in retrospect. Androgynous pop group Kazaky perform as backup dancers, rocking those heels like they always do and looking hot while they do it. While I have yet to understand why this video was removed for raciness, I can say it’s quite entertaining and was the turning point in my enjoyment of this track. And try as he might, Benny Benassi’s production is fun but wasn’t what finally got me to like this track, and it certainly wasn’t Madonna’s use of the words “808 drums.” I kinda wanted to slap her after that. No, it was definitely the video, giving me all those images to attach the track to and I finally gained appreciation for it.

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