Posts Tagged ‘Dance’

You have a way of moving me.

February 24, 2010

Brilliant mix, great video, and…

Possibly the year’s best dance track, so far.

Selena Gomez & the Scene – “Naturally (Dave Audé Remix)”

Take me on the floor.

June 18, 2009

The Veronicas.

IT’S ELECTROPOP BRILLIANCE.

so dance.

dadada da dadadada…

Now officially released in the US as the second single and follow up to the smash hit ‘Untouched‘, from their second album Hook Me Up.

Buy ‘Take Me On The Floor‘ on the US iTunes.

*Note: The video used is from the Australian release, it’s 10x better than the crap video they gave us. enjoy.

Discover This: BoA

May 18, 2009

Early this year South Korean artist BoA made her American debut with her self titled album BoA. In a random six degrees of Kevin Bacon way I found via Last.fm (great site).

Let me tell you though… this album is genius. It’s a great mix of electro dance pop with an R&B tinge with upbeat rhythms throughout. Perfect for the dancefloor. So far she has released two single’s off the album called “Eat You Up” and “I Did It For Love (feat. Sean Garrett)”. They are infectious, it’s amazing. Check out the music videos below, she has intense dancing skills too. (It’s like the packaged deal here)

She has wicked moves. Now if you wanna check out more of her music you can listen to her entire debut album on IMEEM here for free. If you like it you can get a copy for just $6.99 on iTunes here. I was so freaking happy when I bought it for that price cos I’m broke as a joke people. This is definitely one of my favorite albums of the year. Each track is one great beat after another!

I hope you give it a listen! And I hope you like it! Comment and let me know what you think…

(oh and for those of you thinking what does BoA stand for? it’s Beat of Angel.)

Semester endings and summer beginnings.

April 24, 2009

Summer has begun, I’m home from University and kinda miss having like my own place, granted it was a dorm room but it was my dorm room. I’m pretty excited to be free of the academics for the season though.

Now its all about the summer lifeguarding gig, sunbathing, more blogging, and L.A.. I just can’t wait. This is the summer I turn 21 so that’s definitely going to bring something new to the vacation. Well I’m gonna head off and think of better things to blog about on here, until then enjoy this bit by the Star Pilots called ‘In the Heat of the Night’, it’s a great swede dance track that will set the summer off right:

I love this song and video. Popjustice put it best when they said: “That was simltaneously the most gay and the most straight thing we’ve ever seen.

Song of the Day: ‘Off And On’

February 26, 2009

Artist: Sophie Ellis-Bextor

This song is a cover of the Róisín Murphy original done by UK artist Sophie Ellis-Bextor. It’s set to be a track on Sophie’s upcoming 4th album and I feel it’d be a great fit and was a good choice of song. Definitely a dance worthy track. Personally I like Sophie’s cover better than the original. Here is the original, what do you think?

Album Review: ‘Out of Control’

November 19, 2008

Nadine, Nicola, Sarah, Kimberley, and Cheryl

Nadine, Nicola, Sarah, Kimberley, and Cheryl

Girls Aloud have become one of the most successful girl groups in UK history. They have had a record breaking 20 consecutive Top Ten hits. Xenomania produced and critically acclaimed, Girls Aloud’s music is pop perfection. Now out with their fifth studio album and sixth overall, Out of Control has been the group’s best charting studio album reaching #1. Like the girl’s last album, Tangled Up, their material has matured to create a brilliant mix of mid-tempo ballads, decade influenced beats, electro flare, and more. But lets get down to it with a track by track:

The Promise” – The first single off the record, a #1 UK hit song, a and BRIT Award winner. One of the best tracks on the album. a 60s inspired tune that has great vocals. Very catchy chorus! Best Lyric: I’ve had about as much as I can take of fallin’. (The way Nadine sings it is beautiful).

The Loving Kind” – Their second single, this is a Pet Shop Boys and Xenomania produced number. It’s a mid-tempo soft song that is still danceable. For me it was a grower, but after a few listens I’ve really become a fan of it. Best Lyric: I’d do anything, sing songs that lovers sing.

Rolling Back Rivers In Time” – A really well sung track that is probably the least danceable on the CD, but it is more of a beautiful relaxing sound to just sit and listen to. Nadine really opens this song up well. Cute lyrics beats, smooth lyrics and great vocals really make this track. Best Lyric: (It’s really just a big beautiful blend).

Love Is The Key” – This track has been best described as a “sixties-style pop strut”. It’s a really fun song that I can’t help but bounce around to. Great lyrics and styling make this one of the standout tracks from the album. And the chorus is excellent. The girls definitely tried something new with this tune, and it worked! Best Lyric: Not the kinda to catch my eye, Now we’re picking out the tiles and curtains, Never thought you’d be the lucky guy, Now it’s the only thing I know for certain…

Turn To Stone” – An 80s electro-synth pop that is killed by a terrible repetitious sleeper of a chorus. A major contendor for worst song the album. Best Lyric: Well the opener by Nicola is quite pleasant.

Untouchable” – Their third and final single. The album’s big danceable ballad that builds up wonderfully. Amazing lyrics that are beautifully sung. Nicola really opens the song well. One of the greatest songs on the album and is a prime example of how Xenomania and the Girls produce some of pops greatest works. When Nadine sings the climax in the song, wow. Best Lyric(s): (From the songs tremendous climax) Without any meaning, We’re just skin and bone, Like beautiful robots dancing alone (and) And I know a heart shouldn’t beat so hard

Fix Me Up” – A sultry, sassy, fun song you can’t help but sing to while you (all sexy-like) dance and strut around the joint kind of track. This is the album’s little sexed up tune that is soo well done. Best Lyric: Oh its too hard to pick!! The opener really hooks you in.

Love Is Pain” – Another electro-synth pop track that is mostly killed by its mundane chorus. There just wasn’t any energy in the track. While it is an improvement (compared to “Turn To Stone”) What saved it, slightly, was the intriguing opener and its repetition throughout the song. Best Lyric: What you are, What you see, It don’t matter to me, It don’t matter to me, What you know, What you need, It don’t matter to me, Just be faithful to me

Miss You Bow Wow” – This track is hands down the most irresistible to dance to. It’s so hard to describe my love for this song while still being coherent. Musicomh.com says it best: “could well be the most exhilarating song of the year, being almost ridiculously danceable, having a gloriously soaring chorus and some surreal lyrics”. Check it out! Best Lyric: I remember living the dream, Twenty minutes in the hotel bar, Then I slip into your girlfriend’s jeans, And I remember said “Baby, hold tight”, Twenty hours in the twilight zone, The only lovers in the world that night

Revolution In The Head” – This track has an amazing beat that is undeniably deserving a good dance about. Great opening! Fun and very catchy lyrics! Nadine’s little pseudo-rapping, god I love it. Best Lyric: I really wanna, But then again I feel I’m feeling cold, You’re telling me mañana, Let’s call it a night

Live In The Country – A drum and bass track about moving to the country and all of the wonderful benefits it has. This track has an unusual subject matter for a pop song, but never the less the Girls turn this into one of the albums highlights. An extremely catchy chorus and amazing lyrics make their desire to live in the country fun. Best Lyric: Ooooh, ooooh yeah, There’s got to be a better way, Ooooh, and I don’t care, I know that when I live in the country…

We Wanna Party – A rocked out cover track that really doesn’t live up to Girls Aloud standards. Not a strong ender for the album, but all-in-all it’s not the worst track ever… just no where near the best. Best Lyric: Not really any… at all.

‘Out of Control’ is not their best, but is an amazing inventive pop album. Loaded with brilliant lyrics, openers, choruses, and vocals. Though there are some below GA standard tracks (i.e. Turn To Stone, We Wanna Party, and Love Is Pain) it’s the one of the better pop albums this year.

MUST LISTEN: The Promise, The Loving Kind, Rolling Back Rivers In Time, Love Is The Key, Untouchable, Miss You Bow Wow, Revolution In The Head, and Live In The Country!