Sunday, December 16, 2012

Loreen - Euphoria

Dance time musiggerists. I wanna introduce you to the next eurodance superstar (and I bet she will!). I am talking about 29 years old lady Lorine Zineb Noka Talhaoui, a.k.a. Loreen. Despite her obvious North African roots (her parents are Moroccan), Loreen was actually borned and raised in Sweden.

Despite her huge talent, both as singer and as song writer, she reached a spot in the scene only in 2012, as she won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with a sublime interpretation of a track that is climbing the charts of all European countries: Euphoria, biggest single from her first EP Heal.

Euphoria definetely got what it takes to become a huge disco hit. A heavy dance track with some trance elements, starting with an eerie flavour, which slowly charges its power to totally unleash into an energetic chorus, thanks also to Loreen's strong voice. You won't be able to stop listening to this.

Before Euphoria, Loreen drew two other singles from Heal: My Heart Is Refusing me and Sober, both dance hits. Voices are referring that next single from the Swedish singer will be Crying Out Your Name, a ballad with dance sonorities, but less danceable thank the others. Let's see if she will amaze us again.

I definetely wish all the best to this made-on-Sweden talent, but for now enjoy Euphoria.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Will.I.Am & Britney Spears - Scream and Shout

Pop and dance lovers good news for all of you dancefloor freaks! An exclusive Xmas gift has been given to all of us in advance by two of the most clicked, hotlisted and controversial music icons of our times. I am talking about King-of-clubs Will.I.Am and Pop-queenie Britney Spears.

The last release of Funkenomenon Will.I.Am is Scream and Shout. Basically this track follows to the letter the same old club smash hit recipe. Just put Britney singing in the opening When you hear this in the club, you're gonna turn the shit up, and your hand will automatically turn up your iPod volume. It's insane how much digital processing is contained in this, but we all know Will.I.Am is the top on it. The use of modulations of Britney's voice to build the chorus sounds perfectly natural in this context. It is just me or does she seem to use a British accent in the intro?! Anyway, it really works my side.

Scream and Shout is a catchy-trashy electronic pop dance track that will insinuate its way directly into your brain. And Britney lovers will definetely scream of joy when hearing her singing her legendary trademark Britney Bitch directly sampled from Gimme More.

This is the last chance for Will.I.Am to smash US charts with a leading solo act after putting in the UK three tracks in the top 5 on the pop singles chart. With the star power of queen Britney on the new record and a video introduction on X Factor, it looks like Will.I.Am may just have his breakthrough in time for Christmas 2012. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Rita Ora - Radioactive

Pay attention Mrs Rihanna, young Albanian-British 22 y.o. pop diva Rita Ora has definetely made her debut among the highest music icons. Copycat or not, I definetly think she got what it takes to smash it. 

After the release of nice hits like How We Do (Party), R.I.P. feat London thug Tinie Tempah and Shine Ya Light, please welcome the next Euro Top 20 hit: Radioactive. Moreover her self titled album Ora has debuted at #1 in the UK chart. 

In the track mrs. Ora is on FIYAH. Radioactive simply shines with anthemic hooks and definetely infectious melodies which reminds me of 90s Euro dance hits. 

Bet it this track will set on fire many dancefloors, thanks also to the wise collaboration of Australian dance queen Sia (remember David Guetta's Titanium?). But most of all thanks to her mentor: Mr. Jay Z. The hip hop hugest star alive claimed Rita to be indeed his #1 protégé. With a such a music pimp, Rita can nothing but be radioactive.