Watch Alex Gaudino "I'm In Love (I Want To Do It)"
Featuring the vocals of the spunky Maxine Ashley, Alex Gaudino's "I'm In Love (I Want To Do It)" is blowing up on radios and dancefloors around Europe. With its feel-good melody and pop-savvy beats, it is a bonafide summer fling that is accompanied by a video that perfectly fits the song and the season. Watch it after the jump. (Click here to download the song. Cool Keith Harin-inspired art too.)
Free MP3 Download: Neon Hitch "Drop It Like It's Hot" (Snoop Dogg Cover)
I first alerted you about Neon Hitch back in 2008 when she first hit the scene with the Furtado-esque "My Book." Now, Amy Winehouse's former flatmate returns with a catchy cover of Snoop Dogg's "Drop It Like It's Hot, which received two thumbs up from Snoog himself.
Muse to producer Benny Blanco (Kelis, Santigold, Katy Perry, Britney Spears), she is not only a precocious performer but also a gifted songwriter who recently co-wrote Billboard charting tunes for Ke$ha’s ("Blah Blah Blah") and 3OH!3 ("Follow Me Down").
Karo DioGuardi recognized Hitch's talent and signed her to her Warner Brothers imprint. Currently, the daughter of traveling street performers is working with Blanco to record tracks for her big label, full-length LP tentatively titled "Beg, Borrow & Steal" that is scheduled to be released in 2011. Hitch brings plenty of street cred and a unique point of view that will take her places - to the top of the charts to start with.
See Photos and Video of Robyn's Private Showcase in New York City
Congratulations to ArjanWrites.com reader Ricardo Bairos for winning tickets to see Robyn's private iheartradio performance last night at the P.C. Richard & Son Theater in New York City.
Robyn played 7 songs including "Cry When You Get Older, "Dancing On My Own," "Show Me Love," "Sleeping Wth A Broken Heart," "Be Mine," "With Every Heartbeat" and new single "Hang With Me" (which was missing at her Brooklyn show on Wednesday).
A big thank you to the fine folks at iheartradio for teaming up with me for the contest, and sharing videos and photos of the show. Looks like an amazing time. Watch Robyn's performance of "Dancing On My Own" (plus a little interview intro) after the jump and see photos of the event right here.
Watch Russ Chimes "Midnight Club" EP Trailer
Check out this very cool trailer for an extended video that is produced for producer Russ Chimes' forthcoming new EP "Midnight Club," which includes the tracks "Never Look Back," "Tertre Rouge" and "Targa." Directed by Saman Keshavarz and produced by Francis Pollara, this raw and stylish music video stars Kendrick Kellawan, Mindy Brenner, Jessica Franz and Ben Barrett.
Producer Francis Pollara tells me that each song will be released as a separate music video, but when combined the trilogy will tell one single, narrative. "Each separate piece is a part of the whole, which tells the viewer a bit at a time and helps to make sense of the immensely complex and nonlinear story," producer Pollara tells me.
He adds that the video features several colliding story lines that go along very well with Chimes' amped up, atmospheric and pop-savvy dance music. The first installment of the "Midnight Club" will be released later this month.
Free MP3 Download: Ellie Goulding "The Writer" (Friends Electric Remix)
While U.S. fans are eagerly awaiting an official visit from Ellie Goulding stateside, the popular British singer is about to release "The Writer" in the U.K., which is already the fourth single from her popular debut LP.
The singer has confided in interviews that this track is the one closest to her heart. "It is the most personal and emotional song I've written yet," she told Sky. "It's about how you'd do anything and change absolutely everything about yourself if necessary, just to be noticed by this one person."
Emerging British electro-pop outfit Friends Electric put their crafty hands on "The Writer" and intensified the atmospheric quality of Ellie's original with sparkling synths, shimmering strings and a lush Ballearic groove. This beautifully crafted new version of "The Writer" perfectly fits the song's vivid melody and Ellie's mesmerizing delivery. It's like stepping into fresh morning dew on a warm summer day. Well done.