SONG OF THE DAY: Chris Cox + DJ Frankie ft Crystal Waters – “Oh Mama Hey”

With the plethora of instrumental club tracks out there, a good chant can make the difference between “filler” and a “floorfiller.”? Constructed by legendary DJ/Producers Chris Cox (of Thunderpuss infamy) and DJ Frankie (nightlife impresario that brought clubland to Vegas with the launch of Studio 54),? “Oh Mama” was originally released in 2010. The “Oh Mama Hey” chant elevated the retrotribal-tinged electro track to secret weapon status and was deployed by those DJs in the know. ? Refreshed, revitalized, and re-produced for 2013, “Oh Mama Hey” now features a fresh vocal topline by diva-in-demand Crystal Waters, who of course is no stranger to a good chant, remember ‘la da dee, la da da?’ ?Her verse has a touch of the swing vibe, which probably rubbed off from her work with Yolanda Be Cool but dang it if the nonsense bits just don’t get caught in your head.? With a remix package featuring Stonebridge, Rosabel, Steven Redant, and Trent Cantrelle, as well as a music video forthcoming, “Oh Mama Hey” could be the floorfiller that heats up dance floors all winter long.

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SONG OF THE DAY: Kristine W and Bimbo Jones – “Everything That I Got”

Clubland loves the divas with the big voices, and sixteen Billboard Club chart-topping hits is a sign of how much we all love Kristine W. As a preview of her forthcoming “New & Number Ones,” she has released “Everything That I Got,” which is possibly her most commercial-sounding pop dance song to date. The hands-in-the-air anthem is a modern first-person narrative (like a subjective take on Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard for the Money”) with enough hooks and chants that everyone will sing along to it on first play. It’s simply a fun record with instant reaction guaranteed. With such a strong song, the remixers turned in solid mixes across the board – Twisted Dee, Subgroover, Stonebridge, and Bimbo Jones twirl it in their respective genres – tribal, electro, and house. With all the aggressive and abrasive tracks out there now, I’ve been getting requests for more sing-along songs that haven’t been burned out by being overplayed on the radio. “Everything That I Got” fits the bill and reminds us that we all go to the club to have a good time.


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