Ready to Pop: ManneQuin "ManneQuin"
Promising new pop duo ManneQuin emerges on the scene in a big way with their potent pop stomper "ManneQuin." The hyper infectious tune is dominated by a massively hooky chorus that is primed for the pop charts.
No wonder that record labels are eager to sign the group, including Beluga Heights chief J.R. Rotem (Britney Spears, Jason DeRulo, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj) who delivered production assistance to "ManneQuin."
ManneQuin is the brainchild of Dan Priddy (pictured left), a talented singer/songwriter from Bedford, England who has steady roots in entertainment and music. Inspired by his bandleader father, Priddy's muscial journey began at the age of seven when he learned how to play the piano and guitar. Eventually, he started playing drums in high school bands that explains his percussive style on the keys that is part of MannQuin's signature sound.
The prêt-à-porter qualities of ManneQuin's sound and aesthetic combined with all-inclusive statements like "I'm not a man, I'm a mannequin" reveals the group's total commitment to be a great pop act that fits everyone.
Free MP3 Download: Jessie & The Toy Boys "Push It" (Dr Rosen Rosen Remix)
Congrats to Jessie and all her sassy Toy Boys for breaking into the Billboard Dance chart this week with "Push It." The Southern California native (and former Xenomania writer assigned to the MiniViva project) has been stirring up a pop storm in the studio with people like Tony Kanal (of No Doubt), Nelly Hooper, Jimmy Harry and Dr Rosen Rosen.
Jessie's debut album is done but all the focus is now on firing up "Push It" and taking it the top of the charts. ArjanWrites.com fave Dr Rosen Rosen not only worked on a few original tracks with Jessie, he also unleased his mad soundboard brilliance to create a fantastic remix of "Push It" with a hearty dose of disco drama Listen to it below and grab it here. (Support new pop and click here to download Jessie & The Toy Boys "Push It" on iTunes.)
February 26, 2011 | Permalink
Video Interview: Arjan chats with Penguin Prison
It's about time we get to know Penguin Prison a little better. The artist (whose real name is Chris Glover) has been flying under the pop radar for way too long with hot little gems like "Something I'm Not," "A Funny Thing" and "The Worse It Gets." He also produced some excellent remixes for people like Natalia Kills, Kylie Minogue, Marina & The Diamonds and Erik Hassle.
I recently caught up with Glover to learn a little more about his creative process, being in performing arts school with Alicia Keys, his forthcoming full-length debut album and that oh-so-striking artist name. Fun little chat. Watch, share, like and re-play.
Listen to Yelle "Que Veux Tu" (Madeon Remix)
Madeon's remix of Yelle's "Que Veux Tu" is all kinds of amazing. The 16 year-old French soundboard prodigy turns the spunky original into a blazing slice of dancefloor bliss by sprinkling some potent disco dust all over it. "Que Veux Tu" (What You Do) is taken from Yelle's forthcoming sophomore LP "Safari Disco Club." This remix will make you dream of summer the moment it hits. Très bon! (Thanks to P Martell for the heads up.)
February 24, 2011 | Permalink
Listen to Pace "Electromantic"
After introducing us to acts like Dev, Hamilton and The Cataracs, the mighty House of Indie Pop now brings us DJ/producer Pace (aka Lincoln Jesser). Inspired by pop alternative acts like La Roux and Calvin Harris, the twenty year-old USC student puts out a flaming pop sound that show off his knack for serving up hooky pop melodies combined with glittery, party-starting dance grooves. Pace brings us the type of crossover dance-pop that people just can't get enough of right now. Grab two of his tracks below and download his entire new "Electromantic" EP here. Totally guilt-free.