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Listen to Black Eyes Peas "I Gotta Feelin'" (Produced by David Guetta)

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Black Eyes Peas "The E.N.D." ("The Energy Never Dies") is one of the most anticipated new albums of the year. After selling millions and millions of records around the word, Will.I.Am and his comrades were challenged to once again bring a kicky hybrid of pop and hip hop to the masses. With "Boom Boom Pow" an incredible success, the group can feel confident fans will once again embrace this upcoming new LP.

In an interview with Billboard this week, Will.I.Am explains that the sound of "The E.N.D."  was inspired by the time he spent in Australia last year filming his first major movie role, the mutant John Wraight in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." During down-time from the set, the Peas' front man used his time off to check out Sydney's nightlife where he soaked up the European-style dance and electro that ruled the dancefloor.

"The youth in those clubs are pumping a whole different thing," Will.I.Am explains to Billboard. "It felt like hip hop 199, 1990, 1992. But they are not rapping. It's all beats. I came back just buzzing."

To help them shape this new electro-styled sound, the Black Eyes Peas enlisted people like MSTRKRFT and David Guetta to help them produce "The E.N.D." One of the song that combines The Peas' freeflowing, carefree lyrics and Guetta's tight production skills is the anthem "I Gotta Feelin'." Excellent, radio-friendly track. Supercatchy. This will surely rule the charts later this year.

May 31, 2009 in Black Eyed Peas | Permalink | Comments (5)

Fraiche MP3 Download: Tigercity "Fake Gold" (Major BlazInLuv Remix)

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Hot and happening Superfraiche DJ and Greenhouse's reigning turntable princess Lind$ay Luv kicks Tigercity's "Fake Gold" into overdrive together with D-Major and Bobby Blaze. Together they are Major BlazInLuv and they are giving away an MP3 of this excellent remix exclusively to readers of ArjanWrites.com and all the fine folks coming out to Superfraiche on June 10.

"We are the only ones to have remixed [Fake Gold] so far and the song and band are super hot right now. The remix is undoubtedly a great version for summer!," lovely lady Luv writes me. "The band has gotten tons of press and toured with the likes of VHS or Beta and with Young Love on some upcoming dates. The premise of the song is "broke band guys wearing fake gold and letting their girlfriends know they're broke etc" is hysterical and the stylings are very 80's throwback."

Lind$ay is currently one of the most sought-after DJs in New York City. She moved to the city from Boston in 2002 and started working as an intern in the PR department of Comedy Central, hoping to  work as a comedy sketch writer. She continued her stint in music marketing working for The Orchard and The Ravonettes' management team. In recent years, she has produced many high profile club events before taking on the DJ booth full time.

Spinning an eclectic mix of electro/house or a mix of 80’s, rock, old school hip-hop and electro mash-ups, Lind$ay currently holds residencies at Ella Mondays, Greenhouse Wednesdays, Webster Hall Fridays and Tribeca Grand  Saturdays.  She has spun alongside D.I.M., Figo, Toxic Avenger, Nick Catchdubs, Roxy Cottontail, Josh Madden, Izzy Gold, Sune Rose Wagner (Raveonettes), Michael T., Craig Pfunder (VHS or Beta) and Ultragrrr. Not too shabby, lady Luv!

Lind$ay will be spinning in between set changes at Superfraiche on June 10. Make sure to get your tickets today!

Download Tigercity "Fake Gold" (Major BlazInLuv Remix)

May 29, 2009 in ArjanWrites Presents Superfraiche Pop Showcase @ Canal Room | Permalink | Comments (6)

Fraiche MP3 Download: Pet Shop Boys "Up & Down" (Brand-new Track!)

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Download a very exclusive Tom Stephan remix of Pet Shop Boys' "Up & Down," a brand-new track that is included as a b-side on the single release of "Did You See Me Coming" in Europe. It's 8 minutes of pure dance-pop bliss. (Thanks to Ben for the heads up.)

Download Pet Shop Boys "Up & Down" (Tom Stephan Remix)

May 29, 2009 in MP3 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Listen to Orba Squara "Pokerface" (Lady Gaga Cover)

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Lady Gaga is turning into a pop culture phenomenon whether you like it or not. Check out a folky acoustic cover of "Pokerface." Very Appalachian chic (and "Apple ad friendly" like Spinner points out).

May 29, 2009 in Lady Gaga | Permalink | Comments (1)

Fraiche MP3 Download: Space Cowboy "Falling Down"

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Space Cowboy (Lady Gaga’s DJ comrade) is using his gobal success with Lady Gaga to launch his own new single called “Falling Down." It's a kicking, hot slice of euro, dance, pop, spacy cowboy rock that features vocals from Paradiso Girls' Chelsea (and a few bits and pieces of Lady Gaga's "Just Dance"). Enjoy.

Download Space Cowboy "Falling Down"

May 29, 2009 in MP3 | Permalink | Comments (1)