SONG OF THE DAY: Yinon Yahel ft Alon Sharr – “Reach Out”

Looking back at 2012, one of the best trends in club music has been the rise of male vocalists.? Major hits featuring Matthew Koma (“Spectrum” and “Years) and John Martin (“Don’t You Worry Child”) led the way.? Teaming with producer Yinon Yahel (Offer Nissim, Maya Simontov, Meital), Israeli singer Alon Sharr is another one to watch.? His raw vocal performance on “Reach Out” elevates the progressive big room track to an emotional anthem.? The universal message of questioning the start of a love relationship can be embraced by anyone.? DJs will definitely gravitate towards the track as an opening track? (with lyrics like “come down on take me, reach out and touch me”) or as a great bridge between progressive house and harder electro tracks.? Either way, “Reach Out” sounds like it might be the first big male vocal anthem of 2013.

Image Courtesy of Yinon Yahel.

SONG OF THE DAY: Swedish House Mafia ft John Martin – “Don’t You Worry Child”

Stadium house supergroup Swedish House Mafia unleash another amazing single from their album ‘One Night Stand.’ Featuring vocals from singer John Martin (who also sang “Save the World’ and wrote “Fade Into Darkness” for Avicii), the song is an emotional story about a man’s journey from a happy childhood through the challenges and losses of his life.? The chorus repeats the wise advice of his father, to see past the struggles and realize that a higher power has a plan for your future.? Maybe its a story the SHM trio relate to as they wonder what they will do next after their final tour, or a song for us to ponder as we struggle through difficult political and financial times. The anthemic feel of the chorus will no doubt be with us for a long time, as it will no doubt be used for a campaign of some sort in the future.? For now, just raise your hands in the air and sing along as your favorite DJ plays it in the club or you hear it on the radio.? These are the kind of uplifting lyrics that we all need to hear from time to time.

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