While most of the dance world is obsessed with the ’90s, Follow Your Instinct step further back to the ’80s.? The trio of rappers (2 male, 1 female) from around the world make their debut with “Baby, It’s Ok,”? sampling the dance classic? “Give It Up” by KC and the Sunshine Band.? Their verses flow effortlessly over the summery europop groove, with Romanian poptart Alexandra Stan singing the chorus hook.?
As you sample this new version, which has already hit the top 5 in Germany, you might also want to enjoy your Sunday Funday by remembering these other eurodance acts that have done versions of “Give It Up” – Captain Jack, Cut N Move, and Black Eyed Peas.?
It looks like will.i.am isn’t the only Black Eye Pea who?s having fun in clubland. Rapper Taboo met Italian producer/DJ Alex Gaudino at a Spanish festival and they instantly bonded. Alex sent the track to Taboo to write his verses and they enlisted pop star Taio Cruz to write the chorus.? “I Don’t Wanna Dance” was the result, and it is nearly commercial club perfection. It combines elements of electro and house with energetic beats and a hook reminiscent of Jackson 5?s classic “Can You Feel It.” The song is also a great showcase of Taboo’s vocal talents with his singing and rapping. Here, he?s put in a spotlight that he doesn’t normally get when Fergie and will.i.am are in the picture.??? Given Alex’s track record for crossover club pop hits (“Destination Calabria,” “Watch Out,” “I’m in Love” and “What a Feeling”), it’s a safe bet that “I Don’t Wanna Dance” will be one to watch all summer.