When you combine a Dianne Warren song with an incredible voice and a brilliant remix, the result is sheer magic (look up the Soul-Hex remix of Toni Braxton “Unbreak My Heart” for a classic example). Paloma’s voice is powerful and unlike anyone else singing right now. Her songs often have a retro vibe with a twist, and “Only Love Can Hurt Like This” sounds like a lost Dusty Springfield gem. In the capable hands of rising DJ/producer Adam Turner, the song is transformed into dance floor magic – primetime progressive pop with a bit of a classic Hi-NRG feel. You can picture the crowd singing along at the break as the drum fill leads them to a climax. It’s no wonder that “Only Love” is Paloma’s most successful single in the UK and hopefully those of us in the States will embrace her quirky lovable talent as well.
Kiesza – Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix)
Netsky and Beth Ditto – Running Low (Todd Edwards Remix)
Arthur Baker ft Chromeo & Al-P – No Price (Armand Van Helden)
Etienne Ozborne, Zoltan Kontes & Ronn Carroll – Get On Up
The Young Punx – Supersonic (Speaker Bomb Mix)
Alesso – Tear The Roof Up
D-Wayne & Leon Boiler – Detonate
Dyro & Dannic – Radical
Aylen – Quack Attack
Laidback Luke & Marc Benjamin – We’re Forever (Novero Remix)
Cedric Gervais ft Coco – Through the Night
tyDi ft Dia Frampton – Stay (Hyperbits Remix)
Sigma ft Paloma Faith – Changing
Occasionally in the stream of new music coming out, a track catches your attention and becomes what I affectionately call a WTF track. Something so creative and out of the ordinary that it just shakes things up. If you haven’t heard of The Flexican yet – you soon will. Coming from a hip-hop background, his mash of styles- electro, house, moombahton, and tech come together for a truly unique take. Check out his remixes of Pitbull and Melanie Amaro for an idea of his vibe, and watch for his upcoming track with Major Lazer which should help launch him into the stratosphere.
DJ Ron Slomowicz: Great job on the Stevie Wonder “Superstition” mix, have you thought about getting it revocalled for an official release? The Flexican: Yes, when I heard the beat I thought it was too good to release as it was and I figured that if I added the vocals it would match and give a different vibe to the song. People know the song and can sing a lot to it.