SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Scotty Boy ft Sue Cho – “Shiny Disco Balls”

Sometimes the simplest thing, like an instrumental hook or a vocal phrase, is all it takes to make a club record massive. Back in 2002, Who Da Funk (the team of Alex Alicea & Jorge “DJ Lace” Jaramillo) teamed up with Jessica Eve to make “Shiny Disco Balls.” They updated the party motto “Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll” to become “Drugs, Rock and Roll, Bad Ass Vegas Hoes, Shiny Disco Balls” over a bouncy house beat, and before you know it Erick Morillo signed it to Subliminal and it became a massive club smash (even crossing over to radio). It seems fitting that Las Vegas-based DJ Scotty Boy updated the record, not only because of the reference to his hometown hoes, but because Vegas has become the place where every international superstar DJ has set up a residence. his new “Shiny Disco Balls” is big room-friendly electro with that Garrix sound which is currently en vogue.
Enlisting Sue Cho (vocalist of tracks like “Pocket Porn” with Dani Deahl and “Ready for More” with Banger Bros) was a brilliant move as not only does she nail the disaffected snarl of Jessica Eve, she also shows that women can be playful and sexy in a club music video without being nearly naked and acting like the stereotypical video ho. It helps that she has some of the best lips since The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For a fun record with multigenerational club appeal, DJs should definitely give “Shiny Disco Balls” a spin.

Image courtesy of Pop Rox.

Scotty Boy ft Sue Cho – “Shiny Disco Balls”

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INTERVIEW: Shawnee Taylor (2012)

With so many releases, it’s clear that Shawnee Taylor is the first lady of Subliminal records.  Her powerful voice, strong writing, and fresh point of view come across with every performance- recorded or live.  Following her back-to-back international club hits “Live Your Life” and “Stronger,” Shawnee recently released her uplifting solo single “Colors,” produced with Sympho Nympho (Erick Morillo, Harry Romero, & Jose Nunez.)  After chatting with Shawnee Taylor, it’s easy to see that her energy is just as colorful as the video is.

RS: So where are you today?
Shawnee Taylor: I’m actually in New York.

RS: Is that where you’re based?
Shawnee Taylor: Yes.
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