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[REMIX] Maroon 5 "Moves Like Jagger" (Soul Seekerz Radio Edit)

Adam Levine's appearance on NBC's hit show The Voice turns out to be one of the best career moves he has ever made. After Maroon 5's most recent album didn't fare as well as anticipated, Adam Levine and his pals desperately needed a shot in the arm to remain relevant and on people's mind.

Levine talked candidly about recharching his career on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight this week and admitted that The Voice has helped him to reach out to a lot of new fans.

After the group's crispy Benny Blanco concoction "Moves Like Jagger" (featuring Christina Aguilera) shot to the top of the charts right after it first premiered on The Voice in June, the single now gets an additional push with the forthcoming release of a new remix EP. The EP includes remixes by Richard Cutmore, Michael Carrera and Soul Seekerz.

My favorite of the bunch is Soul Seekerz pop-friendly remake that stays close to the original track, but incorporates a potent club groove that amplifies the distinct dancefloor sensibilities of the song. Listen to it after the break.

July 30, 2011 | Permalink

The Daily Crunch: Adam Lambert, Beth Ditto, Eminem, Odd Future, Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Whitney Houston

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 Adam Lambert, Avril Lavigne & Colbie Callait Join 'Majors & Minors'
 Is Trent Reznor Ready To Direct Movies?
 Watch: Madonna-Approved Beth Ditto Performance of 'Vogue'
 Adam Lambert Talks About Keeping Quiet in Idol's Closet
 4 Things You Should Bring To An Odd Future Show 
 Eminem Settles Plagiarism Lawsuit With Audi 
 She'll Soon Be On Coffee Tables: Lady Gaga 
 Mash Up: Friday Night I Wanna Dance With Somebody 
 Beyonce Vists Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Plugs Kelly Rowland 
 Ashton Kutcher Pouts In Rio 
 Live Nation Taps Into Social With Facebook App 
 Soulja Boy Bought Himself A Jet
 Billboard Summer Songs 2011 Chart
 Pearl Jam Twenty Movie Trailer Released
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July 30, 2011 | Permalink

[REMIX] Skylar Grey "Dance Without You" (Alvin Risk Remix)

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Well, here's a nice little surprise for your happy Friday. I figured it would be challenging to turn Skylar Grey's darkly brooding and eclectic "Dance With You" in a blistering club banger, but Alvin Risk was up for the challenge and succeeded. Check out his blistering reinterpretation of Grey's break-through tune after the break that is sure to devastate a dancefloor near you. Go loose yourself!

In related Grey news, the emerging singer just kick off a brief Westcoast tour to stir up momentum for her forthcoming debut LP "Invinsible" that is due in the fall on Alex da Kid’s KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records.  

Grey was one of the stand out performers at this year's GRAMMY Awards telecast. Performing the gritty vocal hook on Dr Dre's "I Need A Doctor" had millions of people wondering who this spectacular new talent was. Not many knew that Grey already is an acomplished songwriter who wrote smash hits for Eminem ("Love The Way You Lie"), Diddy Dirty Money ("Coming Home") and Lupe Fiasco ("Word I Never Say").

Her acclaimed GRAMMY performance was a catalyst for her solo debut album. "I have been working so hard with Alex on this music; I’m excited it’s finally going to be out there for everyone to hear, she says in a press release. "I won't have to describe it anymore, because the music can finally speak for itself. Also, I’m very influenced by film and it is my hope that when people listen to my music, they are consumed with vast, cinematic imagery."

The album will include "one, soon-to-be-announced feature collaboration."  A full track listing will be announced in the next few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy Avin Risk's remix of "Dance With Me" after the break.

July 29, 2011 | Permalink

[VIDEO] Emeli Sandé Release Video for New Single "Heaven"

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Not many people know it, but Emeli Sandé was behind some of the biggest tracks of 2010. She wrote hits for our fave Tinie Tempah ("Let Go," on which she sings the vocal hook as well), plus she penned tracks for Professor Green ("Kids That Love To Dance") and Chipmunk's top ten smash "Diamond Rings."

Now she’s about to be the voice and songwriting talent in front of one of the freshest debut single's of 2011. As someone who sweats the art of song writing as much as the singing, she knows it's about "being contemporary and timeless," according to a press release.

Her debut single "Heaven" is both those things, a euphoric feel good summer track packed with lavish strings, bombastic horns and trip hop beats all combined with Emeli's subtle yet soaring vocal that are instantly captivating.

With her shaved head and Frida Kahlo tattoo, the 24 year old Aberdonian displays a self awareness and honesty is hugely apparent in her lyrics. Driving force behind her songwriting is her desire to write songs that will stand the test of time and not cater to the flavor of the moment.

She explains in a press release, "I can still relate to a Joni [Mitchell] song, even though it’s 25 years old. That’s the main and important thing to me. I’m not too bothered about my music fitting in to a particular category. There’s no point in limiting who you can reach. But I want to be respected."

Watch the brand-new video for "Heaven" after the break that was directed by Jake Nava.

July 29, 2011 | Permalink

Dev Releases Cover Art and Tracklisting For Debut LP

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The release of Dev's much-anticipated debut LP "The Night The Sun Came Up" is still almost two months away (it drops on September 20), but she ups the anticipation with the release of the album's stunning cover art and its full tracklisting. And for those who are curious, yes, I've heard the entire album and I will post my thoughts on it next week.

In an interview with CBS, Dev explains that fans should expect to see a different side of her. "When it came to recording the album it was very important to me to show people that I can make 'Booty Bounce' and I can make 'G6,' but there are other sides to me as well. I also have a heart and don't just pop out," she smiled.

The singer ads, "It took me forever to come up with an album name," Dev explains. "I was so scared with coming up with something that is  going to define me, you know, that is going to reflect me for the next couple of years, but this felt right."

Get the tracklisting after the break.

 01  Breathe    
 02 Bass Down Low
 03 In My Trunk
 04 Take Her From You
 05 Kiss My Lips
 06 Killer
 07 Lightspeed
 08 In The Dark
 09 Dancing Shoes
 10 Shadows
 11 Me
 12 Perfect Match
 14 Getaway 

July 29, 2011 | Permalink