Tonight's 52nd GRAMMY Awards on CBS is going to blow off your socks. Guaranteed. Make sure to tune in to my Twitter feed for real-time updates tonight. Also, become a fan of ArjanWrites.com on Facebook for exclusive photos, videos and more.
Time for something fraiche, fun and fantastic. Check out a guilt-free MP3 download of Midnight Conspiracy's remix of Chromeo's polised, funked up80s synth stomper, "Night By Night." This new Midnight Conspiracy revamp is a banging italo disco version of Chromeo's original. A real gem. Midnight Conspiracy are a trio of remixers, DJs and producers who bonded over everything electro and pop at Chicago's Angels & Kings bar.
I'm overjoyed! LA Weekly published a preview of tonight's Superfraiche Pop Night and gave it a "Go" recommendation. This is so very, very cool. Check out what writer Fallen James had to say about the show tonight. He totally gets what I want to do achieve with Superfraiche.
"The rarefied world of the Grammy Awards would seem to have little to do
with the lives of relatively unknown musicians kicking around in small
nightclubs, but that's not stopping several intriguing performers from
gathering tonight for "Superfraiche Pop Night: Celebrating the
Grammys." British singer V.V. Brown has a way with sunny pop songs like
"Shark in the Water" and such retro girl group–style tunes as "Crying
Blood," on her new CD, Traveling Like the Light. Her originals
are melodic and smart, and she's persuasively soulful on blue-mood
ballads like "I Love You." The local band Love Grenades have an
especially infectious dance-rock sound with slinky tracks like "Tigers
in the Fire." Singer Elizabeth Wight exudes oodles of charisma as she
purrs seductively over her mates' throbbing beats and electronics.
Although it's a long way from Spaceland to Staples Center, it's not
unreasonable to imagine the vibrantly poppy V.V. Brown and/or the
dance-crazy Love Grenades achieving the kind of all-around popularity
that even the folks behind the Grammys might recognize. With Reni Lane
and Scott Simons."
Moroccan-Swedish songwriter and producer Red One has been instrumental to the success of Lady GaGa over the last 18 months. His incredible knack for melody and his unique chemistry with the songstress has lead to a musical partnership that has garned five consecutive Billboard number ones hits and five GRAMMY Awards this year including Song of the Year for "Pokerface." Listen to what RedOne had to say right after hearing about the GRAMMY nominations back in December. He talks about how he comes up with his great melodies and he explains how he met Lady GaGa a few years ago.
The Ellie Goulding remixes just keep on coming! While I'm getting ready for Superfraiche and a big GRAMMY day, make sure to check out this very cool remix/cover of "Starry Eyed" that was produced by The Knocks and features emerging vocalist Samuel. The new track becomes a duet been Ellie and Samual. Very, very cool. Samuel is signed to Startime/Columbia Records (Passion Pit, Peter Bjorn & John, etc) and has just finished his debut album "Trains To Wanderland."