Listen to Carolina Liar "Show Me" (Morgan Page Remix)
Carolina Liar's lead singer Chad Wolf started his career in the music industry as an intern with Diane Warren and then as an assistant to Max "Hit Machine" Martin. In fact, Wolf formed Carolina Liar together with a bunch of Martin's friends. After appearing on The Hills, Beverly Hills 90210 and One Tree Hill, their incredibly catchy "Show Me What You're Looking For" is getting great play on radios across the country. Time for L.A. super DJ Morgan Page to put his crafty hands on it and produce a kicky remix.
Listen to Chris Cornell Feat. Timbaland "Part Of Me" (Grandtheft Disco Remix)
Listen to this super fresh new remix of Chris Cornell's "Part Of Me" that features producer Timbaland and is taken from Cornell's excellent new CD, "Scream." Canadian remix duo Grandtheft has revamped the stomping original and turned it a banging club track. Very well done. You have never heard Cornell work out the dancefloor like this.
Free Download: Morgan Page "The Longest Road" (Deadmau5 Remix)
Morgan Page is in the mood to celebrate and he has a very good reason to. The Deadmau5 remix of his tune "The Longest Road" received a GRAMMY nod in the Best Remixed Recording category this morning. To celebrate Morgan is giving away the nominated track away to readers of ArjanWrites.com. Totally. guilt-free. He is a long-standing fan of this blog, and I'm a long-standing fan of his music, so we'd figured it was just the right thing to do. This is a gorgeous remix with a smooth and soothing vibe to it. Vocals are by electro-folk singer Lissie. Very pretty.
The Thursday Crunch: GRAMMY Nominations Announced Today
The 2009 GRAMMY Award nominations were announced this morning and the list is full of surprises. In a good way! The usually he stuffy GRAMMY Academy got some of the categories and nominees totally right this year, showing that they are keeping up with the times. I'm mostly excited about worthy nominations for Janelle Monae, Sam Sparro, Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright, Kenna and Kylie Minogue. This year might also be a break-through year for Adele who is up for multiple nominations, including Song of the Year.
Adele, Leona Lewis, Coldplay and Sara Bareilles are the stand out artists with each over three nominations in the pop categories. Coldplay also a multiple nominations in the rock categories totaling 7 nominations. Lil' Wayne might be the big winner with 8 potential awards. I'm surprised Keane is not appearing in any of the categories.
Lady GaGa and Sam Sparro (!) are both up for Best Dance Song Award together with Hot Chip, Madonna, Rihanna and Daft Punk.
Competing in the Best Album category are Lil' Wayne, Ne-Yo, Coldplay, Radiohead and Robert Plant with Allison Kraus. This one is Coldplay's to loose.
Finally the GRAMMY folks got with the times. Cyndi Lauper, Robyn and Kylie Minogue are competing in the Best Dance Album category. I don't have an immediate favorite, but I'm leaning towards Cyndi Lauper just because that record was so fresh and unexpected.
Rufus Wainwright is nominated for Traditional Pop Vocal Album for the recording of his Judy Garland show at Radio City Music Hall. I'm sure he's thrilled right now.
Beyonce, J-Hud and Alicia Keyes are competing in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. All very worthy competitors. Beyonce really took her act to a whole new level and should be recognized for that.
HOORAY! ArjanWrites.com fave Janelle Monae is up for a Best Urban Performance Award for "Many Moons." Not sure if the categy fits her as this as much a pop record as it is an "urban" record. But I guess if you break the mold, people have a hard time fitting you in categories.
This is so awesome: Kenna's "Say Goodbye To Love" is up for Best Urban Performance as well.
Jazmine Sullivan is most definitely the R&B break out artist with nods in almost all R&B/urban categories.
Crooner Lila Downs gets a deserving nod in the World Music category.
Rick Rubin, will.i.am and Danger Mouse compete in the Producer of the Year category. Surprisingly, Timbaland and Pharrell are not included.
My fellow Dutchman JunkieXL is up in the Best Remix Category for Madonna's "4 Minutes." Gefeliceerd!. One of my favorites remixes of the year, the Deadmau5's remix of Morgan Page's "The Longest Road," is up as well. I'm bummed Paul Oakenfold's remix of Madonna's "Give It To Me" was ignored. That was hands-down one of the best of the year as well.
Morgan Page Remixes New Madonna Single
Producer and remixer Morgan Page has been hand selected by Madonna herself to produce an official remix of her forthcoming new single "Miles Away." The song will drop early 2009 and so will Page's remix.
Page writes ArjanWrites.com with a little bit more insight about how the remix came about. "Warner had been digging the other mixes i've done for them, so they gave me a shot," he comments. "It sounds a little bit like the Katy Perry remix [I did]. It is kinda an electro-house vibe with a progressive twist."
Can't wait to hear it! Make sure to check out more of Page's work. His album "Elevate" is by far one of my favorite dance album of the year.