SONG OF THE DAY: Jewel – “Two Hearts Breaking (Remixes)”

Singer/songwriter Jewel is no stranger to dancefloors having had three consecutive singles (“Serve the Ego,” “Intuition,” and “Stand”) top the club chart.? So it comes as little surprise that her Greatest Hits Remixed CD would feature club interpretations of her new single “Two Hearts Breaking.” Originally a country-tinged guitar-based song with dance-pop elements (like a more mature Taylor Swift), the lyrics translate well for the dancefloor in the hands of Timothy Allen & Mark Loverush (energetic progressive and electro hybrid), Andi Durrant & Steve More (Avicii-esque stadium house floorfiller), and Bimbo Jones (a modern take on Hi-NRG). ?With such strong remixes, could “Two Hearts Breaking” be her fourth record to top the club chart?

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SONG OF THE DAY: Velvet Code – “Get Outta My House”

With the sheer volume of electro crossing over and the rising trend of retrotechno, I’ve been waiting for someone to delve further and bring back industrial.? Though he calls it ‘bitchpop,” Canadian-born club kid Velvet Code has unknowingly channelled the vibe of Front 242 on the bridges for his new single “Get Outta My House.”? The story of psychotic love affairs make for a perfect club/pop record, and the aggressive electro beat fits perfectly. The video is even more frenetic, with human Barbie dolls acting out courtship and violent revenge fantasies. The eye-make up makes them look like live action anime characters. Giving someone a hand has a whole new meaning after watching the clip.? DJs, watch out for remixes by Mark Loverush & Timothy Allan and the Wideboys to play in your primetime sets.

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