SONG OF THE DAY: Bebe Rexha – I Can’t Stop Drinking About You

By: DJ Ricky Sixx

This is the dubstep pop song that will go all the way. Bebe Rexha is best known as the vocalist with Cash Cash “Take Me Home,” as well as for writing the darkly personal lyrics of “Monster” which became a hit for Eminem and Rihanna. She brings that same intensely personal and confessional tone to “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” when she sings about using alcohol to mentally escape a failing relationship. No, it’s not healthy, but the sheer rawness of her lyrics over the lush intro suck you in until you are slammed in the face with the agressive dubstep beats of the chorus. Her husky yet fragile voice also stands out with a mix of power supported by the pretty tones of the verse. For club consumption, the Jump Smokers mix electro with a bit of trap for an energetic take that matches the duality of the original. Additional mixes go stadium (Chachi), big room (Quintino), rocking electro (Mikael Willis), and dirty trap (Grabbitz). A side note, as great as she sounds on the record, Bebe sounds even more incredible live. Follow her on Twitter and check her out when she performs in your town.

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SONG OF THE DAY: Rivaz – “#1 (Colors)”?

When you get a track as epic and beautiful as Rivaz “Colors,” you just know there will be a vocal version coming.?? The track has been buzzing since Winter Music Conference, and when we first heard the uplifting and euphoric track, we had flashbacks to the first time we heard “Children” or “Sunchyme.”? A major record at Ibiza this summer, vocalist Corrine does the topline duty, singing about her personal empowerment being a desirable woman standing out from the crowd of women out there.? Yeah, that’s kind of elevating the lyrical theme, but let’s just go with that.? Corrine sounds like a cross between Rihanna and the singer from Karmin- with a touch of Bebe Rexha.? For a tougher tribal take with a bit more of a big room electro vibe, check out Robbie Rivera’s remix. While on the Rivaz tip, be sure to check out two other tracks he did this summer, “Tell Me Twice” with Benny Benassi and Heather Bright, as well as his remix of “Boom Boom” by Ray Foxx and Rachel K Collier.

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