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[DANCE] Morgan Page Releases "In The Air" Remix EP, Announces Club Tour

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Soundboard maestro and producer extraordinaire Morgan Page has returned with "In The Air," a brand-new and action-packed remix EP that includes revamps of his collaboration with Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and vocalist Angela McClusky. The EP includes several versions of the title track plus some banging dancefloor workouts by Hardwell and Hard Rock Sofa.

"In The Air" perfectly shows off Morgan Page's signature sound that has been intensified with the help of dance stalwarts BT and Sultan + Ned Shepard. Following his phenomenal "The Longest Road" and "Call My Name," the GRAMMY nominated producer once again shows off his knack for fusing folky, raspy vocals with soaring dance grooves to create larger-than-life and intensely seductive atmospheric tunes. 

Page has said that "In The Air" is a song about "the excitement of being in the moment," and that sums it up perfectly. Check out the track in the player below and note the fine layering of the song that not only features Page's fine turntable work but also a subtle string arrangement.

"In The Air" debuted at number 9 on the Billboard Dance Radio Chart and is currently climbing steadily up the Dance/Club Billboard Chart as well. Yesterday, Page announced a "In The Air" club tour in support of the single. The tour will kick off on October 6 and conclude on January 7 at the W Hotel in South Beach, FL. Watch a video trailer for the tour here.

September 29, 2011 | Permalink

[FIRST LISTEN] The Saturdays "My Heart Takes Over"

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The Saturdays, one of Britain's biggest girl bands, returns with their brand-new single "My Heart Takes Over" on November 14. The song is the third single from the group's forthcoming album, titled "On Your Radar," which is due November 21 on Polydor Records. Since their debut in 2008, The Saturdays have remained a permanent fixture in the British charts, having sold over an impressive 2 million records and napped up ten top ten singles. 

Released in just in time for the holiday season, "My Heart Takes Over" is a polished slice of girl pop balladry that sees Mollie, Frankie, Rochelle, Una and Vanessa leave the dancefloor to harmonize about letting go and letting love take over. The song is an accomplished, middle of the road tune that may not particularly excite purists, but it represents an exciting new artistic direction for the group that is mostly known for their dance hits. 

"My Heart Takes Over" was produced by Steve Mac who also produced massive hits for people like Kelly Clarkson ("A Moment Like This"), JLS ("The Club Is Alive"), Susan Boyle ("The Gift") and Cobra Starship's current chart stomper "You Make Me Feel."

In a recent interview with Digital Spy, The Saturdays talk frankly about their new album. "We are excited about this new album for a few reasons," they explain. "The ballads this time are very strong. There are quite a few tearjerkers on this one. Our last album ["Headlines"] only had one ballad. This time, we have a few more and they are very singalong."

"My Heart Takes Over" indicates an important transition for the girl group that is also reflected on the new album. Having previously collaborated with heavy hitters from both the U.K. and U.S., such as Chipmunk and Flo Rida, for "On Your Radar" the group has been working with an all-starcast of producers including Space Cowboy, Steve Mac, David Eriksen and Brian Higgins. They also joined forces with Travie McCoy for a spunky feature. Get a first taste of "My Heart Takes Over" after the break.

September 29, 2011 | Permalink

The Daily Crunch: Adam Lambert, Far East Movement, Gwen Stefani, Radiohead, Daughtry, Tori Amos, Jessie J, YouTube

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 Gwen Stefani Launches Harajuku Mini Fashion Line For Target
 Far East Movement and Colette Carr Sign Cherrytree Cola
 Adam Lambert Talks Fashion With Heidi Klum
 Jared Leto Loses His Shirt For Terry Richardson
 UK Politicians Freak Over New Britney Video
 Alicia Keys Reminds Us What Perfection Looks Like
 Jason Derulo: Album Release Party
 Daughtry to Release 'Break the Spell' Album in November
 Andre Leon Tally To Leave ANTM
 Watch: Tori Amos Performs On Tavis Smiley
 Kristen Stewart On The Set Of Snow White 
 Is the Era of Music Video Games Really Over? 
 Jessie J Strips For Q 
 Tony Bennett Lands His First Album Number One 
 Radiohead Rocks Roseland in NYC 
 Follow Arjan on YOUTUBE  

September 29, 2011 | Permalink

[REMIX] Kelly Rowland feat Lil Wayne "Motivation" (Chew Fu Fix)

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Brooklyn DJ, producer and remixer Chew Fu is at it again. After cranking out banging remixes for Robyn, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and many others, he now takes on Kelly Rowland's Billboard smash "Motivation" featuring Lil Wayne. Chew Fu doesn't stray too far from the original, but he gives the track a synthy smooth new groove to create a sparkly and escapist dance jam that is nothing less than glorious. Highly recommended. On a related Chew Fu note, his EP "Chew Fu And" is available on iTunes and Amazon now. The digital release includes collaborations with Dough E. Fresh, Kerli, Greg Nice, Donna Summer and many others.

September 28, 2011 | Permalink

[FIRST LISTEN] Hardwell Premieres New Single "Cobra"

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With full-throttle dance beats, mind-altering synth chords and melodic crescendos slowly but surely seeping into pop music in America, DJs like Tiesto, David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack and also Hardwell have been credited for inspiring and driving that trend.

A good example of that is Hardwell's much-anticipated new single "Cobra" which is in essence a straight up, instrumental dance production. But with the lines between pop and dance getting blurred,  it's not hard to imagine "Cobra" with some big, atmospheric vocals or rap verses that will instantly turn it into chart-ready pop number.

Hardwell's "Cobra" is the following up to his hits "Encoded," "The World" and "Beta," the Dutch DJ's current collaboration with Nicky Romera. "Cobra" is a signature Hardwell track, kicking in with a big chord theme and building an explosive amount of tension untill it all breaks down and the climax unfolds and pushes the tune into overdrive. It's "unexpected but fierce just like a cobra," as a press release points out.

"Cobra" has been getting early support from Tiesto and David Guetta who have been using the track in their DJ sets. To build up anticipation for the the song, Hardwell put together a sizzling video that compiles footage from his recent tour stops that is set to the sound of "Cobra." Watch and listen to the track after the break.

September 28, 2011 | Permalink