Watch Martin Solveig featuring Dragonette "Hello"
The Dragonette goodness just keeps on coming this week!
The group not only announced that they will be headlining my Superfraiche Pop Night in Atlanta, they are also featured on iTunes with the Single of the Week, plus the group's brand-new collaboration with Martin Solveig was unveiled this week. After previously teaming on "Boys & Girls, Dragonette's Martina Sorbara reunites with the French DJ/producer to contribute her vocals to his new single "Hello," a chunky dance-pop number that is just perfect for summer.
The song comes with a totally fun video that features Bob Sinclar, tennis players Nocak Djokovic and Gael Monfils and was filmed live in front of a real audience at Roland Garros during the French Open. It's a must-watch. After the jump.
Free MP3 Download: Hurts "Wonderful Life" (Mantronix Remix)
Grab a totally guilt-free MP3 of Matronix's excellent remix of Hurts' "Wonderful Life." The Scottish DJ/producer does a fine job of maintaining the moody hues of the original while infusing it with a downbeat rhythm to give it a bit of a dancefloor edge. Very good. Highly recommended.
Listen to Sunday Girl "Self-Control"
Sunday Girl is twenty-one year-old British singer Jade Williams who earned that name thanks to forgetful customers of the pet shop she worked in every Sunday as a 14 year-old. "No one ever knew what I was called; they just used to call me 'Sunday Girl' and that sort of stuck," she explains in a press release.
The singer was signed to Island/Geffen Records in the U.K. last year and has diligently been working on her debut album together with Jim Elliott (Kylie, Ladyhawke). The record promises to be a compelling mix of alt-pop electronica that is introduced by her cover of '80s italo disco classic "Self Control" made famous by Laura Branigan. Sunday Girl gives the song a angsty twist of her own with its mesmerizing, almost eerie, electronic soundscape and squelchy acid noises.
Free MP3 Download: Adam Tyler "Friction" (Richard Autobahn Remix)
Los Angeles-based pop singer Adam Tyler serves up a totally infectious slice of straight up dance pop with his new single, "Friction." Fans of the catchy and slick productions of Max Martin and Dennis Pop will be in for a big, juicy treat with this new track that is dominated by a sound that is reminiscent of guilty-pleasure boy band pop. The Berklee School of Music graduate is celebrating the release of his new single by giving away Richard Autobahn's dance remix of "Friction" exclusively to readers of ArjanWrites.com. Watch the video of "Friction" after the jump. (Support new pop and download the single version of "Friction" on iTunes.)
Dragonette Headlining Superfraiche Pop Night in Atlanta on August 16
Very exciting news! I'm thrilled to announce that after bringing my Superfraiche Pop Night to New York City and Los Angeles, the next installment of my ongoing pop concert series will take place in Atlanta, GA. Headlining the show is the fantastic Canadian pop outfit Dragonette with support of Shy Child and Barry Brandon. The show will kick off at 9PM on August 16 at the legendary Drunken Unicorn. Tickets are available on the TicketAlternative web site and all its local Atlanta ticket outlets.
Atlanta is mostly known for its burgeoning hip hop scene and rich alt-rock legacy, but I want to bring on the pop in Atlanta and cover the city in a sweet & crunchy goo of glossy pop hotness. The time has come, and people have been asking for it ever since I started Superfraiche. So drink it up folks!
I've invited Dragonette to come down from Toronto to bring their catchy brew of pop, electro and rock to the dirty South. I've covered them for years and I'm so excited we finally have found a way, place and time to collaborate on something. Dragonette is a world-class act and I'd want to do anything I can shine the spotlight on them. Make sure to pick up the phenomenal "Pick Up The Phone" totally free this week on iTunes.)
Opening for Dragonette are emerging New York City's electro-pop duo Shy Child who are stirring up a storm with shows all over New York. Completing Atlanta's Superfraiche Pop Night is Barry Brandon, a local Atlanta synth-pop singer who has been making waves with his single "Electroglamerous" and his fierce Bedlam parties.
Find all the details about Superfraiche behind the jump. Get your tickets today!