Report from The GRAMMYs: Live Coverage All Night Backstage from The GRAMMYs
Tonight's 52nd GRAMMY Awards on CBS is going to blow off your socks. Guaranteed. Make sure to tune in to my Twitter feed for real-time updates tonight. Also, become a fan of ArjanWrites.com on Facebook for exclusive photos, videos and more.
Free MP3 Download: Chromeo "Night By Night" (Midnight Conspiracy Remix)
Time for something fraiche, fun and fantastic. Check out a guilt-free MP3 download of Midnight Conspiracy's remix of Chromeo's polised, funked up80s synth stomper, "Night By Night." This new Midnight Conspiracy revamp is a banging italo disco version of Chromeo's original. A real gem. Midnight Conspiracy are a trio of remixers, DJs and producers who bonded over everything electro and pop at Chicago's Angels & Kings bar.
Tonight's Superfraiche Previewed in LA Weekly Today
I'm overjoyed! LA Weekly published a preview of tonight's Superfraiche Pop Night and gave it a "Go" recommendation. This is so very, very cool. Check out what writer Fallen James had to say about the show tonight. He totally gets what I want to do achieve with Superfraiche.
"The rarefied world of the Grammy Awards would seem to have little to do with the lives of relatively unknown musicians kicking around in small nightclubs, but that's not stopping several intriguing performers from gathering tonight for "Superfraiche Pop Night: Celebrating the Grammys." British singer V.V. Brown has a way with sunny pop songs like "Shark in the Water" and such retro girl group–style tunes as "Crying Blood," on her new CD, Traveling Like the Light. Her originals are melodic and smart, and she's persuasively soulful on blue-mood ballads like "I Love You." The local band Love Grenades have an especially infectious dance-rock sound with slinky tracks like "Tigers in the Fire." Singer Elizabeth Wight exudes oodles of charisma as she purrs seductively over her mates' throbbing beats and electronics. Although it's a long way from Spaceland to Staples Center, it's not unreasonable to imagine the vibrantly poppy V.V. Brown and/or the dance-crazy Love Grenades achieving the kind of all-around popularity that even the folks behind the Grammys might recognize. With Reni Lane and Scott Simons."
Report from the GRAMMYS: Lady GaGa Producer RedOne Response to GRAMMY Nominations
Moroccan-Swedish songwriter and producer Red One has been instrumental to the success of Lady GaGa over the last 18 months. His incredible knack for melody and his unique chemistry with the songstress has lead to a musical partnership that has garned five consecutive Billboard number ones hits and five GRAMMY Awards this year including Song of the Year for "Pokerface." Listen to what RedOne had to say right after hearing about the GRAMMY nominations back in December. He talks about how he comes up with his great melodies and he explains how he met Lady GaGa a few years ago.
Free MP3 Download: Ellie Goulding "Starry Eyed" (The Knocks Remix ft. Samuel)
The Ellie Goulding remixes just keep on coming! While I'm getting ready for Superfraiche and a big GRAMMY day, make sure to check out this very cool remix/cover of "Starry Eyed" that was produced by The Knocks and features emerging vocalist Samuel. The new track becomes a duet been Ellie and Samual. Very, very cool. Samuel is signed to Startime/Columbia Records (Passion Pit, Peter Bjorn & John, etc) and has just finished his debut album "Trains To Wanderland."