Tag Archives: dance music

Icona Pop – Emergency

TIME Magazine reviews: The song moves with a sense of urgency, its cadence reminiscent of Pharrell’s “Come Get It Bae.” But it swaps out that track’s funky beat for a backbone of marching piano and trumpet solos worthy of the Gatsby era. Had it been released a couple of years earlier, it would have been a shoo-in for the soundtrack ...

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Madonna Sets Billboard Chart Record

Via Billboard: The Queen of Pop is now unequaled chart royalty. Madonna makes momentous Billboard chart history, as she now has the most No. 1s ever, 45, by an act on a singular Billboard chart. She earns her 45th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, where “Ghosttown” lifts 3-1. With the coronation, Madonna passes another icon, George Strait, who’s logged ...

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The Avener – Fade Out Lines

This mellow dance track from French house producer Tristan Casara has been a huge hit all over Europe in recent months and is starting to land on summer playlists in the US. I’m getting a kind of Everything But The Girl vibe.

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Bright Light & Ana Matronic – Good Luck

Welsh cutie Bright Light (Rod Thomas) teams up with former Scissor Sisters vocalist Ana Matronic with this track from the coming Life Is Easy remix album. The pair recently covered the Pet Shop Boys classic West End Girls in a charity single for NYC’s Hetrick-Martin Institute, which serves at-risk LGBT youth. (Tipped by JMG reader Chris)

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Brandon Flowers – I Can Change

I recently posted a message from Pet Shop Boys vocalist Neil Tennant, who had alerted his fans that he’d contributed to a coming Brandon Flowers track that samples the 1984 Bronski Beat gay classic, Smalltown Boy. The track appeared on YouTube this week and you’ll have to listen closely for Tennant’s spoken line. I quite like this. (Tipped by JMG ...

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Giorgio Moroder & Sia – Deja Vu

Last week we got the audio, here’s the production clip. This is the title track from Giorgio Moroder’s first album in 30 years, due on June 16th.

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The Chemical Brothers – Go

Back in the late 90s, I attended a Chemical Brothers show at the Oakland Arena. They were so insanely loud that my buddy, who sort of attends concerts for a living, readily agreed when I suggested that we retreat as far from the stage as we could and still be in the building. It didn’t help. Anyway, here’s the first ...

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AB Soto – Cha Cha Bitch

World Of Wonder raves: It’s May! And you deserve some spicy, sexy sparkle in your life so praise Our Lady of Guadalupe and Charo and Mario Conchita Alonso and J-Lo’s pet donkey because hottie AB Soto has delivered a new single and video to get your cajones swinging from side to side like happy glitter balls! “CHA CHA BITCH” is ...

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Adam Lambert – Ghost Town

Last week we got the audio, here’s the production video.

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Giorgio & Britney Spears- Tom’s Diner

Via TIME: Suzanne Vega’s 1980s classic “Tom’s Diner” — named after the real-life restaurant used in Seinfeld—had a pop-culture resurgence last year when Fall Out Boy sampled it in their song “Centuries.” Now, it’s having another moment thanks to Britney Spears and Giorgio Moroder, the dance-music pioneer who’s recruited pop stars like Sia, Kylie Minogue and Charli XCX for his ...

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Martha Wash Tops Billboard’s Dance Chart

Gay favorite Martha Wash first topped Billboard’s dance chart way back in 1978 as Sylvester’s backing vocalist and since then she’s landed a dozen dance chart #1 singles as one-half of the Weather Girls, as a solo artist, and as the uncredited vocalist for Black Box and C+C Music Factory. This week she returns to the pinnacle position in a ...

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Adam Lambert – Ghost Town

Yahoo Music raves: I have heard the future of pop. It sounds a bit like ’90s pop. It also sounds amazing. It is “Ghost Town,” the forthcoming single by Adam Lambert, and true to its title, it is hauntingly catchy. Fitting right into the current pop spectrum alongside Years & Years, Disclosure, and Clean Bandit, the beat-tastic, remix-ready “Ghost Town” ...

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Young Professionals – All Of It But Me

Openly gay Young Professionals vocalist Ivri Lider is arguably Israel’s most popular male artist and is a judge The X Factor Israel. Out today is a great remix of their latest single, which tipped me that I missed the below original video a few weeks ago. Fantastic clip.

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This Friday: Furball In Times Square

Furball continues its exile to Times Square on Friday. Always mobbed, always a wild time.  Get tickets here. More details on their Facebook event page.

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DJ Dance Party On The NYC Subway

(Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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A Note From Neil Tennant

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is probably the most famous Mormon in pop music and he and his family are featured in a video on the LDS website. While he’s known to be gay-friendly, Flowers said little during the Prop 8 fracas. It will be interesting to hear his take on what is arguably the most famous gay anthem of all ...

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This Is An Ad For Something

Appearing last week at SXSW was New York performance artist QT, whose single below was rated by Spin as the #4 best song of 2014. That track has now been turned into a music video-length product placement-laden commercial for her soft drink, about which she says: “DrinkQT is a 5-calorie, sugar-free, 250ml drink, manufactured to contribute to upward shine, vertical ...

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First Ladies Of Disco – Show Some Love

First Ladies Of Disco are Martha Wash, Linda Clifford, and Evelyn “Champagne” King. This is the remix of their first single, which I posted last month. Both versions are now available on iTunes.

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Shamir – Call It Off

Via Stereogum: Earlier today, the young Vegas disco-pop phenom Shamir Baily shared the giddy, propulsive new track “Call It Off.” And now, the video has gone up online as part of the YouTube Music Awards’ strategy of carpet-bombing us all with great videos at this exact moment. In director Philip Hodges‘ clip, Shamir, on some sort of desert vision quest, ...

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Chic – I’ll Be There

Via the Los Angeles Times: More than 20 years after Chic’s last album, the titans of disco and forefathers of today’s dance music have a brand new single. Billed as Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, the new song “Ill Be There” is a revival of an old sound while still sounding completely contemporary. It’s based on tracks Rodgers originally recorded with ...

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