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Free MP3 Download: Krause "No Guts, No Glory" (Seymour Bits Remix)

Krause is the alter ego of Dutch electro-pop singer Susanne Clermonts. In 2008, the multi-talentend singer, songwriter and director won a national talent contest in The Netherlands that led to a coveted recording contract with Sony BMG.

She started collaborating with drum & bass production team Noisa on a sound that can best be described as electro-pop with a bite. Think Royksopp with an attitude. A crunchy blend of dance, electro and pop that incorporates a little bit of punk. That should come as no surprise. Prior to her coming out as an electro artist, Krause toured the country as a punk-rocker, which has helped to define her new sound. "The contrast between punk and electronic music seems huge, but the attitude is the same," the singer says on her web site. "Don’t complain, just do it."

Check out a stomping electro remix of her new single "No Guts, No Glory" by Seymour. While you are downloading this guilt-free MP3 make sure to watch the excellent video for the radio edit of the song. More about Krause very soon.

Krause "No Guts, No Glory" (Seymour Bits Remix)

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September 29, 2009 in Krause | Permalink | Comments (2)

Music for a Rainy Day: Watch McClean "Broken

McLean perfectly puts into music what a sad, rainy Fall day can feel like.

Check out McClean's video for his major label debut, "Broken." The song is anything but new. The break-up tear-jerker first hit the mighty internets as an independent release in 2006 and has since then accrued over 20 million hits across major social networking sites, including YouTube and MySpace.

Now, McClean is getting a major push from Atlantic Records in the hope it will propel him to the top of the international pop charts. "Broken" perfectly spotlights the British singer's refined, velvety soul vocals that are both powerful and sensitive. It's that rare combination that makes "Broken" such an outstanding performance.

McClean, who is the son of Lovers Rock legend John McClean, is currently working in London on his debut LP.  Together with Asylum/Atlantic Records, the crooner has assembled an A-list team of collaborators, including Fraser T Smith, two times GRAMMY-winning producer Phil Tan (Usher, Rihanna, Snoop, Jay-Z) and Will.I.Am's right-hand studio man Dylan ‘3d” Dresdow. “Fraser brought a real old skool soul classiness to the album. It draws on modern R&B with programmed synths, right through to classic live instrumentation.  But it’s soul all the way through,” explains McLean in a press release.

September 28, 2009 in Video Premieres | Permalink | Comments (0)

Madonna Sweepstakes: Win Limited Edition T-Shirt with Vintage Print

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To celebrate the release of Madonna's "Celebration" greatest hits package on Tuesday, Warner Brothers and ArjanWrites.com are giving away three limited-edition t-shirts with a vintage Madonna print to three lucky winners. Go here to enter your name in a random drawing.

On October 12, I will randomly select three random winners. Each of the shirts are totally unique and feature vintage Madonna in a classic pose. Enter to win here and tell all your friends.


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September 28, 2009 in Madonna | Permalink | Comments (3)

Break a Sweat! Working Out with Lady Gaga and Kanye West

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DJ Choclixx put together a workout mixtape of Lady Gaga and Kanye West tracks and mash ups to celebrate the two stars' upcoming tour. Check out the "The Gaga West Warm Up Plan," "The Gaga West Work Out Plan" and "The Gaga West Cool Down Plan." Hammer time! Time to get busy. Listen to it here.

September 28, 2009 in Kanye West, Lady Gaga | Permalink | Comments (0)

Kim Wilde and Fibes, Oh Fibes! Duet on "Run To You"

The Swedes do it again!

Check out Fibes, Oh Fibes! poptastic collaboration with '80s pop icon Kim Wilde on "Run To You," which is nothing short of pop perfection. Be moved. The track is taken from the group's new album "1987" that was released in Sweden earlier this month. Check out an interview with Kim Wilde and the Swedish trio below.

September 28, 2009 in Fibes, Oh Fibes! | Permalink | Comments (3)