SONG OF THE DAY: Rokelle ft Ivan Gomez & Nacho Chapado – Break These Chains

With each release, singer Rokelle gets stronger and stronger. You can see the straight line trajectory from “Heaven to Hell” to “Bullet” to “Take Me Away” to her new single “Break These Chains.” Working with rising Barcelona-based producers Ivan Gomez and Nacho Chapado, she engages dual personae with the talk-sing verse and powerfully-sung vocals of the chorus. The track mimics the duality with a modern tribal house/disco fusion contrasted with a sparse, progressive dropout that builds back with a touch of stadium. Combining all of these elements, “Break These Chains” has a strong pop feel that might just take her from the top of the club charts onto dance radio with the debut release on her aptly-titled label Beatvoxx.

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SONG OF THE DAY: Vassy – “We Are Young”

“We Are Young” might sound familiar, as it’s been recently used in several major ad campaigns – Chevrolet Orlando, Skechers, Google, and the Little League World Series. Australian singer/songwriter Vassy has a playful, yet husky and soulful, voice which is quite memorable as well, especially for those who heard her belt out the recent club hit “History.” In its original version, the uptempo dancehall reggae vibe of “We Are Young” is punctuated with an infectious hand-clap rhythm and an “oh oh oh” chant – the perfect background for Vassy’s dynamic voice (which channels a young Billie Holiday). For the clubs, remixes by Dave Aude, Ivan Gomez, Dirty Freqs, and Reidiculous are now making the rounds – each with a unique sound fitting just about every commercial club genre (electro, classic house, chainsaw, and stadium house). Equipped with a graphically edgy video, watch for “We Are Young” to heat up clubs all winter long.

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