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MP3: Madison Park "Ocean Drive"

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After producing the successful "New Sound Theory" chill out compilation series, Atlanta's James and DeAnna Cool released their own music as the group Madison Park earlier this year. Reminiscent of Everything But The Girl and Dubstar, the duo's debut album "Boutique" is a mix of sophisticated house beats and sleek pop tunes with DeAnna on vocals and husband James on keys.

Madison Park's latest single "Ocean Drive" [MP3] is remixed by Lenny B. who previously remixed Britney Spears ("Toxic" and "Outrageous"), Cher ("Different Kind Of Love Song") and others. Lenny has turned the timid album version of "Ocean Drive" into a driving house anthem.

This tune is not about communicating some lofty message or big idea. As the title implies, "Ocean Drive" is all about creating a stylish, pastel-colored ambiance that invokes memories of South Beach and will surely put you in a good mood. What I particularly like about this mix is that Lenny B. has managed to keep the loungy feel of the original intact, which makes this remix both breezy and fun.

Also, check out the video of "Ocean Drive" starring DeAnna Cool. Other mixes of "Ocean Drive" can be sampled online [iTunes].

December 7, 2004 in MP3 Exclusives | Permalink

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Thanks Arjan for highlighting what I think is one of Atlanta's (unfortunately) best-kept musical secrets....love the "Ocean Drive" mixes....

Posted by: lucas at Dec 12, 2004 1:39:20 PM

I think the world is catching on quickly to the secret. I'm in North Carolina and Madison Park has a growing number of fans in the Triad.

Ocean Drive was on the Billboard dance chart for 12 weeks and is just awesome as is My Personal Moon which is on every new Dell computer!

SoundFan in NC

Posted by: SoundFan at Jan 20, 2005 6:41:31 PM

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