Tag Archives: dance music

Janet Jackson – Dammn Baby [VIDEO]

Stereogum raves: Less than two weeks shy of her 50th birthday, and allegedly expecting her first child, she looks incredible. And not only does she look fantastic, she still moves with the precision and fluidity that she did almost 30 years ago. Her wispy vocals are perfect for the contrasting feathery flights over heavy trap-leaning R&B beats aesthetic that’s popular ...

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BUENOS AIRES: Judge Orders Closure Of All Nightclubs After Five Drug-Related Deaths At EDM Festival

The BBC reports: A judge in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, has banned nightclubs from opening until they have set up proper health and safety systems. Two weeks ago five young people died and a further five were sent to hospital after taking the drug ecstasy at an electronic music event. The judge said city authorities should train up inspectors ...

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Ride The Trump Train [VIDEO]

Donald Trump has tweeted out a fan-made video set to the 1996 Miami bass hit C’mon N’ Ride It by Quad City DJs. Seriously. Mediaite has more:  The video is well worth a watch all the way to the end, if for no other reason than to spot your favorite Trump surrogates from the 2016 campaign: Katrina Pierson. Diamond and ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Hip-Hop Pioneer Afrika Bambaataa Accused Of Molesting Several Young Boys

For several days New York City’s music sites have been consumed with explosive allegations of child molestation against hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, whose 1982 global smash Planet Rock virtually created the electro and freestyle genres that dominated airwaves in the 80s and continues to influence much of current dance music. From today’s New York Daily News: Afrika Bambaataa was not ...

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Alex Newell & Nile Rodgers – Kill The Lights [VIDEO]

Glee star and budding dance diva Alex Newell is out with a scorching disco throwback track today. Kill The Lights features legendary producer Nile Rodgers on guitar and will debut on this weekend’s episode of HBO’s Vinyl as the show’s timeline moves into the disco era. This WILL get your weekend pumping. And yeah, shades of Sylvester here.

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Pet Shop Boys – Burn [AUDIO]

It was 30 years ago this week that Pet Shop Boys released their first album, Please, which propelled their update of 1984’s West End Girls to the top position on pop charts worldwide. Yesterday the synthpop duo released their 13th full-length album, Super, which has already yielded the well-received single, The Pop Kids. All of the tracks from Super have ...

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Alex Newell – Basically Over You [AUDIO]

As a break from today’s political hell, how about some big belting gay diva disco? Below is a JMG exclusive remix of the hot new track from Glee star Alex Newell, who is currently touring to support Adam Lambert. Newell’s EP Power is now available at iTunes and Amazon.

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Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids [REMIXES]

Last month Pet Shop Boys released The Pop Kids, the first single from their coming album Super, which drops on April 1st. Today we get a slew of The Pop Kids remixes, including takes from Israeli circuit DJ Offer Nissim and Detroit house kingpin Marc “MK” Kinchen. Listen below. The final clip is an extended version of the original single ...

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Jean-Michel Jarre & Peaches: What You Want

A new track from the electronic pioneer. Stereogum reviews: French synth sculptor Jean-Michel Jarre has had the collaborative juices flowing lately. Last fall’s Electronica 1 featured the likes of Laurie Anderson, Pete Townshend, Fuck Buttons, Little Boots, Moby, Boys Noize, Vince Clark, Lang Lang, and more. On his latest share, “What You Want,” he gets help from Canada’s delightfully raunchy ...

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Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids [AUDIO]

Wow, this is great. From Idolator: The Pet Shop Boys have consistently remained one of the most sophisticated acts in the popular music arena for the past three decades, and the first single from upcoming album Super (out April 1) doesn’t betray any signs of them gliding off track at all. With “The Pop Kids,” we get a vivid story ...

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Earth Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dies At 74

And yet another one. Rolling Stone reports: Earth, Wind and Fire vocalist and co-founder Maurice White died in his sleep in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening. A rep for the band confirmed his passing to Rolling Stone. He was 74. The singer had been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1992, according to TMZ. His health had reportedly deteriorated in recent months. ...

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Pet Shop Boys – Inner Sanctum [AUDIO]

Squee! Via Digital Spy: The only thing bigger than the news Pet Shop Boys have a brand new album out later this year, is the actual dance anthem they are leading it with. The British duo have released Inner Sanctum as the first taster from their upcoming album Super, which will be released on April 1. In true PSB style, ...

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Kylie Minogue – Every Day’s Like Christmas [VIDEO]

The newest single from Kylie Minogue’s holiday album was written by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and the production video features lots of PDA with Kylie’s real-life boyfriend Joshua Sasse. As an extra-gay bonus, the track has also been remixed by 80s disco kingpins Stock Aiken Waterman (Donna Summer, Dead Or Alive, Bananarama). Both clips are below.

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Disclosure & Lorde – Magnets [VIDEO]

Last night house music kingpins Disclosure were joined by Lorde to perform their latest hit on Saturday Night Live where the chugging track was livened up with all-female drum line. Later in the show Sam Smith joined the band to perform their dance hit from this summer, Omen. Smith first came to wide notice with Disclosure’s 2012 monster smash, Latch. ...

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Brendan Maclean – Tectonic [VIDEO]

I first wrote about Maclean back in 2013 for the release of his quirky Australian hit Stupid, which made my top ten for that year. It appears that he has another hit on his hands with Techtonic, a soaring dance number you’ll probably like. Watch below.

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Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime [AUDIO]

“All hail disco Coldplay” says the Atlantic. They write: At some point, it’s typical for rock bands who’ve conquered their genre to dabble in dance. The Rolling Stones did it, the Clash did it, U2 did it, Arcade Fire did it. Now Coldplay has done it, with a gloriously absurd, “Get Lucky”-aping new single called “Adventure of a Lifetime.” Some ...

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Ariana Grande – Focus [VIDEO]

Music sites are going nuts about today’s release by gay fave Ariana Grande. USA Today recaps: Here’s a checklist of things all future music videos will probably have: Cell phones (flip phones optional), heavy eye-liner and people dancing in boxes. At least we feel a little bit like that after watching the new music video for Ariana Grande’s Focus, which ...

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Adele – Hello [REMIX]

Adele’s new single only came out on Friday and already the clip has over 70M views and the digital single has topped the iTunes chart in over 100 countries. Below is one of what surely be a million remixes.

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Hot Chip – Dancing In The Dark [VIDEO]

Salon raves: Hot Chip is finally releasing their version of Bruce Springsteen’s dance hit “Dancing In the Dark” — a staple of recent live shows — and the video they just dropped is an amazing pastiche of cringe-worthy yet awesome found 1980s TV clips (there’s some definite cable access hair happening in some of these cuts) to accompany their danceable-up ...

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Gladys Knight – Just A Little [VIDEO]

The production video for a new Gladys Knight dance single is out this week. Via Billboard: The upbeat track teams the seven-time Grammy Award winner with fellow Grammy winner and producer Symbolyc One, aka S1 (Kanye West’s “Power,” Beyoncé’s “Best Thing I Never Had.”). Written and vocal-produced by Knight protégé/R&B singer Avehre, “Just a Little” is the lead single from ...

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