SONG OF THE DAY: Bebe Rexha – “Comeback Kids”

When all the stars align, it gets kind of magical. You’ve heard singer Bebe Rexha before, either with Pete Wentz (of Fall Out Boy) in Black Cards on the club record “Dr Jekyll and Mr Fame,” or on the current dance radio hit “Take Me Home” with Cash Cash. She also cowrote Nikki Williams’ crossover pop hit “Glowing.” With her debut solo single “Comeback Kids,” Bebe takes the spotlight, singing about her background and struggles to be where she’s at today. It’s quite the uplifting party anthem which just happens to have a good message in there as well (if you can look past the f-bomb in the chorus). The dreamy synth-pop song is full of hooks that will quickly get ingrained in your head as you find yourself singing along without realizing it. For some reason, the last bridge feels like it would mash perfectly with New Radicals’ “You Get What You Give.” The tonal quality of Bebe’s voice is quite unique, the only comparison I could imagine would be an amalgamation of Neon Hitch, Charli XCX, and Cherry from the Studio Killers. I am hoping that remixes are forthcoming, because even though its danceable at its current tempo, with the right remix, “Comeback Kids” could easily become a massive commercial club anthem along the lines of Icona Pop’s “I Love it.”

Image Courtesy of Bebe Rexha.

INTERVIEW: Cash Cash (2013)

From rock band to EDM trio, the story of Cash Cash is quite interesting.??Originally a power pop foursome, the band toured with everyone from Cobra Starship to Kevin Rudolf and was even part of the Vans Warped Tour.?As their tastes went more electronic and they started doing more remixes for other artists, their own releases followed suit.??Two buzz records on Spinnin, including the infamous ?Michael Jackson? tribute track, along with their remixes, really increased their presence in the EDM world.??Now signed to Big Beat records with a single ?Take Me Home? exploding on radio, the Jersey boys are definitely ones to watch.

Ron Slomowicz: You guys were originally a rock band, how did you make the move to dance music?
Jean Paul (Cash Cash): It was a slow process, but we were always putting electronic elements into our music. We had keyboards, electronic drums, and we were doing remixes during that time for other artists. We were always in touch with that side of it and we slowly went over to dance music. Eventually we dropped the guitars and it was more keyboard-heavy and from there we dropped the drums and parted ways with our drummer. We just started bangin’ the beats and then we were doing remixes and DJing. It all started to make sense in conjunction with some stuff that we were doing with Spinnin? Records overseas. It worked well, so we’re bringing it back here to the states. We just signed with Big Beat Records of Atlantic and we are doing a whole new thing with them.

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Notable Dance Podcast #019

Sharam – My Way
Jack & Joy vs Menini & Viani ft Greg Stainer – AAHM All About House Music (Jack and Joy Mix)
The ReLOUD ft Crystal Waters – Say Yeah (Private Extended)
The Blackhats – Ralph and Vicky
Paul Oakenfold ft Azealia Banks – Venus (DJ Bl3nd)
Cash Cash ft Bebe Rexha – Take Me Home
Static Revenger ft Kay – Back Off (Mixshow)
Green Velvet & Nicky Romero vs Illegal Beatz – Flash & Wild (Psycholi Mash)
Da Rave – Big
dBerrie – Decibel
Andreas Rodlund & Matt Hewie ft Jonny Rose – All We Have (Vocal)
Dank – Wonder Child (Dank LIRR)
Project 46 vs Linkin Park – Shadow of the Day
Alex Metric & Jacques Lu Cont ft Malin – Safe With You (Extended)