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Listen to Bananarama "Love Comes" (Wideboys Club Remix)

Ferosh! They're almost 50! Do I need to say more?

August 30, 2009 in Bananarama | Permalink | Comments (0)

Listen to Lee Charm "D.E.T.O.X."

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Ne-Yo beware! There's a new R&B pop crooner in town who may be ruling the charts very soon.

His name is Lee Charm and he sure knows how to deliver a tender ballad. Check out the radio-ready "D.E.T.O.X," a near-perfect R&B pop gem with its instantly-catchy piano riff and Charm's sweet vocals. This track could very well be a popular staple on American pop and urban radio stations if ClearChannel's programmers give it a chance.

The New Jersey singer started his career singing in church, which led to a brief stint on Radio Disney. He finetuned his songwriting craft while performing at industry showcases around the country together with artists like Ciara and Sean Paul.

Charm is currently putting the final touches on his debut album, titled "Prince Charming," that will available in download stores in October. (Click here to download "D.E.T.O.X." at Amazon.com.)

August 29, 2009 in Lee Charm | Permalink | Comments (0)

Listen to Richard Vission & Static Revenger feat Luciana "I Like That"

You may remember Luciana as the voice of one of 2006's biggest club crossover tracks, the smash hit "Yeah Yeah" by Bodyrox. Now, the spunky London singer adds her bare-knuckle vocals to a slamming dancefloor brew from remixers Richard Vission and Static Revenger. Turn it up loud and get ready for your weekend.

Download Richard Vission & Static Revenger feat Luciana "I Like That"

August 29, 2009 in Luciana | Permalink | Comments (0)

Listen to Roz Bell "Heart Attack"

After his excellent debut "The First Sunbeams" failed to deliver much-deserved chart success, gifted Canadian crooner Roz Bell parted ways with Universal to create and release new music independently. For the past few months, he has been writing and collaborating with a hot new set of producers to put together songs for his new album, titled "October," which was released to iTunes this week. 

Check out "Heart Attack,"  the first single from the album that is currently climbing up the Canadian Hot AC charts.  Bell's sound is best described as a sunny and laid-back blend of singer-songwriter pop and "Heart Attack" is no different. Bell worked with some emerging hip hop producers on this effort  and you can clearly hear that in his music. It's a potent brew that is both contemporary while still very Roz.

August 28, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Anouk Reveals New Album Cover

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Popular Dutch TV show RTL Boulevard revealed yesterday the official cover art for Anouk's sixth studio album, "For Bitter Or Worse," which will be in stores late September. Looking bloody and bruised, it is certainly a daring shot like everything else we have come to expect from Anouk. When pictures of this photo shoot first surfaced last spring, rumours were floating around wildly that the rock diva had been in a fist fight. Now fans finally get to find out what the reason was for these (staged) photos.

In an interview with RTL, Anouk talks candidly about her label EMI that refuses to invest in the singer internationally. "I have tried for years to convince them to go international with my music," the singer says. "But they have absolutely no interest in that. They are probably happy with the success I have in The Netherlands and that is enough for them or maybe I'm just too old. (. . .) There's no point spending more energy on it. I'm gonna finish out my contract, make a few records and I'll see what happens after that."

EMI must be out of their minds. Very disappointing. I'm not sure why EMI execs do not see the opportunity of promoting such a rock giant across the Dutch borders. She has the voice, the looks and the guts to go places. Watch this to see what I mean.

(P.S. @robster16 makes an interesting observation and points out the symbolism of the "Anouk" logo as a crown of thorns.)

August 28, 2009 in Anouk | Permalink | Comments (5)