SONG OF THE DAY: Polina – Fade to Love

A reader of the blog asked me why I never wrote up the song “Fade to Love,” since I am such of fan of Polina- having written up her collaborations with L.A. Riots (Kamikaze) and Mobin Master vs Tate Strauss (Dreams). The simple answer is that I didn’t know about it. Produced by Alex Gaudino, “Fade to Love” is a modern synth-pop track where Polina channels a Teri Nunn vibe with her dual personality vocal (stronger, almost spoken verse, with a pretty sung chorus). The vocal production is exceptional as the bridge features a male vocal mirroring hers- though it could possibly be her voice lowered an octave. On first listen, the chorus “Fade to Love” sounded so familiar that I thought this song was a cover. After a frantic Google search trying to source the lyrics, my good friend Jason pointed out that I was confusing it with Bryan Ferry’s “Slave to Love.” For club use, Russian duo Zeskullz toughen it up with a bit of electro, while Betablock3r smooths it out with a summery pop feel. The video will inspire you to get your car headlights rewired so you can have a disco lightshow backdrop, though hopefully you won’t be moved to destroy the vehicle afterwards. Kudos to Polina for her debut solo single as the sole artist (and not featured or versus). If this is what she sounds like on her own, here’s hoping that an album is in the works as well…

Image courtesy of Happy Music.

Notable Dance Podcast #059

Hot Since 82 – Don’t Touch The Alarm (Original)
Monikkr and Alodot – Manimal
Cazzette – Sleepless (Original Mix)
Watermat – Bullit
Haji & Sheldon – Inception (Original Mix)
Above & Beyond ft Alex Vargas – Sticky Fingers (Original Mix)
Robbie Rivera ft Caroline D’Amore – Manipulate Me (Original)
Nervo ft Duane Harden – Sunshine Thru Rain Clouds (Original)
LA Riots ft Ineabell – Let You Go (Original Mix)
Bingo Players – Knock You Out (Club Mix)
Audien – HEX (Original)
Andrew Rayel ft Alexandra Badoi – Goodbye (Original Mix)

Image of Bingo Players taken at Anthem Nightclub in Nashville.

SONG OF THE DAY: LA Riots ft Ineabell – Let You Go

Oftentimes a singer gets a track, writes a topline, and the song is done with little interaction between the people involved. Sometimes these songs work and other times they feel like an off-key mashup. On the other hand, whenever Ineabell does a song, there seems to be a real collaboration where the final song has elements of everyone involved. You can hear the eerie prettiness of Ineabell in her songs with Beckwith (Higher/No Time To Waste) and Junior Sanchez (Alive at Night). With “Let You Go,” you hear the sounds of LA Riots with a progressive track that has a bit of noise and a modern rock influence, melded with that nearly trademark sound of Ineabell that softens it yet makes more powerful. The final song is fully realized and could go pop if promoted in that direction. It would definitely fit an emotionally climactic part of a movie or tv show.

Image Courtesy of Dim Mak.