Notable Dance Podcast #030

Ts7 – Reach (Extended)
Umek vs DJ Dan – Mighty Wind
Ben Simpson – Good Love (Original)
Roger Sanchez – My Roots (Technasia)
Absolut Groovers – Rock the Beat (Original Mix)
Baggi Begovic – Dragon (Original)
Angger Dimas ft Polina – Release Me (Digital Lab)
Bass Kleph & Chris Arnott – I Want More (Disfunktion)
Andrew Rayel & Jwaydan – Until the End (Club)
Kryder – Aphrodite (Original)
Gabriel & Dresden ft Nick Ormandy – Tomorrow Comes (Moska)
ATB with Dash Berlin – Apollo Road (Toby Hedges)
Arty & Audien vs Icona Pop vs Hardwell – Jumper All Night (Reid Stefan Mashup)

INTERVIEW: Luciana (2013)

It’s hard not to have a crush on Luciana.  The British minx has sung with her unique chant style on so many of the biggest records of recent memory – “Yeah Yeah” (Bodyrox), “I Like That” (Static Revenger and Richard Vission), “We Own the Night” (Tiesto & Wolfgang Gartner), and “Something For the Weekend” (Dave Aude). In addition to working with all of these massive producers, she also writes for other artists, and if you listen closely you can even hear her influence on pop superstars.  I caught up with her at Promo Only Summer Sessions where her she literally rocked the House of Blues stage.  If she ever performs in your area, be sure to rush to front of the stage because you will definitely like that..

DJ Ron Slomowicz: Hey, how are you enjoying Atlantic City?
Luciana: I am really happy to be in Atlantic City. It was really nice coming from the airport because it started raining and it reminded me of London for those few minutes.

RS: Are you living in London or the US more now?
Luciana: I am in the process of getting my green card, so I am living in Los Angeles and I want to stay, I love the sun.

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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.