SONG OF THE DAY: Disclosure ft Mary J Blige – “F For You”

The only thing seemingly missing from the whole Nu-House retro-’90s craze is a properly legendary diva vocal. Whereas Dajae, Barbara Tucker, Kim English, Ultra Nat?, Joi Cardwell, and many others were featured prominently on the house tracks of the day, the current house revival has for some reason not let the singer be heard. Leave it to the Grammy-nominated British duo Disclosure to go back to the foundation and enlist Mary J Blige to sing on top of their massive track “F For You.” Originally released back in June, I wrote about the track here and played it in my club sets all year (it mixes so perfectly with Breach “Jack”). The pairing is perfect and Blige’s vocals add warmth and soul, elevating the song to an even more epic level. Miss Blige recently joined the duo for a performance at New York City’s Terminal 5, and an updated video featuring her vocal contribution was just released on YouTube. Now just imagine how amazing it would be if they performed this live at the Grammys on Sunday?

Image taken from music video. Song courtesy of Interscope.

Disclosure ft Mary J Blige – “F For You”

Notable Dance Podcast #027

Breach vs Friend Within – The Renegade Jack (Seamus Haji)

Luka Sambe – Bloodthirsty (Club)
Alex Kenji – 600 Ohm
Blaster Jaxx – Koala (Scotty Lee)
DANK – Wonder Child (Dank Festival)
CJ Coopa ft JoLene – He Took My Heart
Vice & Kemal Golden – ReVengeance
ZERO – Absolution
Bauer and Lanford – Leave Me Behind (Original)
Zedd ft Hayley Williams – Stay the Night (The Moogs)
Project 46 ft Seri – Motionless (Original)
Adrian Lux & Marcus Schossow ft JJ – Wild Child
Kaskade – Atmosphere (Modern Machines)

SONG OF THE DAY: Tom Trago ft Breach – “True Friends”

Here’s an inspired mash of sounds – early ’90s Detroit techno with a bit of disco house. Dutch producer Tom Trago previews his forthcoming album ‘The Light Fantastic” with this modern throwback vocoder track, “True Friends.” Collaborating with Ben Westbeech, aka Breach, the guy behind the summer jam “Jack,” it’s a wonderful mix of various sounds with a subtly groovy and sexy vibe overlayed with cadenced vocals reminiscent of Outsiders/Amanda Wilson “Keep the Fire Burning.” The video is kind of dark, yet fun at the same way, and we’re always happy to see the effective deployment of mimes to express emotions. If you like “True Friends,” be sure to check out “Two Together,” that Tom Trago did with Steffi.

Image Courtesy of Rush Hour.