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.

MASHUP DOWNLOAD: Showtek vs Fatboy Slim – Booyah Rave Repeat (Mobin Master vs Tate Strauss Mashup)

Everyone loves a good mashup, and this might be one that goes viral.  Combining two of the year’s biggest tracks, Showtek ft We Are Loud & Sonny Wilson’s “Booyah” with Fatboy Slim, Riva Starr & Beartdyman’s “Eat Sleep Rave Repeat” was a genius move.  Leave it to the Aussie producers Mobin Master and Tate Strauss to seamlessly blend them together and prove to the world there is more than just Bounce coming from down under.   If you are a DJ looking to add this to your sets, you’re in luck as it’s a free download from their Soundcloud page.

Showtek vs Fatboy Slim – Booyah Rave Repeat (Mobin Master vs Tate Strauss Mashup)

Notable Dance Podcast #008

Mooncut – Don’t Leave (Extended)
Martin Solveig & The Cataracs ft Kyle – Hey Now (Original)
Robbie Rivera and Federico Scavo – Jump (Original)
Ivan Mastermix – Shakti (Menini & Viani Remix)
Steve Aoki ft Miss Palmer & Dan Sena – Omega
Burn the Disco – Dreams
Lazy Rich & Hirshee ft Amba Shepherd – Damage Control (Jerry Rekonius Remix)
Sebastian Ingrosso and John Martin – Reload (Main Mix)
Starkillers and Kai ft Richard Beynon – Rampage
Subfocus ft Alex Clare – Endorphins (Tommy Trash)
Above and Beyond – Walter White
Mobin Master vs Tate Strauss ft Polina – Dreams (Safari Mix)