It’s all about the collaboration. We featured Tai’s work with fellow producer Bot “Nuthin But Fire” last week, when the experimental and minimalist lo-fi electro track caught our eyes and ears. Kay sang one of my biggest club play records of the summer, “Back Off, Bitch,” with Static Revenger (it became so big that I even started playing her track with Tiesto “Work Hard Play Hard” again). Somehow the pairing of an edgy experimental producer with the tough-talking/singing vocalist created “The Thrill,” a pretty amazing full vocal EDM song that feels like glossy pop yet has all the edge you would expect. If you listen closely to the track, there is a bit of that lo-fi 8-bit glitch, dirty noises, reverbed and echoed background vocals that add a unique flavor to the big electro hook (not dissimilar to “Boneless”) and catchy sing-along vocal hooks. In anyone else’s hands, this would probably would have become a one line track; “Can’t Live Without Your Love” dropped sparingly over the drop of an 8-minute progressive stadium track. “The Thrill” brings out the best of Tai and Kay and makes us hope that there is more collabs come. Based on the video, we definitely see Kay becoming a fashion it girl for the way she is able to transform her image with such ease.
It’s hard not to have a crush on Luciana. The British minx has sung with her unique chant style on so many of the biggest records of recent memory – “Yeah Yeah” (Bodyrox), “I Like That” (Static Revenger and Richard Vission), “We Own the Night” (Tiesto & Wolfgang Gartner), and “Something For the Weekend” (Dave Aude). In addition to working with all of these massive producers, she also writes for other artists, and if you listen closely you can even hear her influence on pop superstars. I caught up with her at Promo Only Summer Sessions where her she literally rocked the House of Blues stage. If she ever performs in your area, be sure to rush to front of the stage because you will definitely like that..
DJ Ron Slomowicz: Hey, how are you enjoying Atlantic City? Luciana: I am really happy to be in Atlantic City. It was really nice coming from the airport because it started raining and it reminded me of London for those few minutes.
RS: Are you living in London or the US more now? Luciana: I am in the process of getting my green card, so I am living in Los Angeles and I want to stay, I love the sun.