Tag Archives: dance music

25 Years Of Vogue

Slant Magazine reflects on today’s anniversary: A sample of Madonna’s 1990 hit “Vogue” inexplicably appears two-thirds of the way through the sexually charged “Holy Water,” a track from the singer’s new album, Rebel Heart. Previously, Madonna erupted into the song’s refrain at the end of her 1992 single “Deeper and Deeper,” and it’s perhaps a testament to the euphoric spirit ...

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Jimmy Somerville – Some Wonder

Jimmy Somerville’s disco tribute album Homage will be released on Tuesday and today we get the first production video. I interviewed Somerville back in November and you can check out a great fan video from album’s glorious first single, Travesty.

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Madonna Ties Billboard Chart Record

Via Billboard: The Queen of Pop reigns again with ‘Living for Love,’ tying with George Strait, the King of Country, for the most leaders on a single Billboard chart. Madonna makes Billboard chart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs, where “Living for Love” lifts 2-1. With the coronation, Madonna equals George Strait, who’s logged ...

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First Ladies Of Disco – Show Some Love

Every gay man of a certain vintage is very familiar with these ladies. Via Eurweb: In case you haven’t heard, Disco queens Evelyn “Champagne” King, Martha Wash and Linda Clifford have come together as the “First Ladies of Disco.” Look for the ladies to soon be out and about promoting their new single “Show Some Love” which is is set ...

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Hot Chip – Huarache Lights

Via Spin Magazine: Hot Chip confirmed that the cryptic teaser video they released last week was indeed hinting at a brand-new record. Why Make Sense? is the British electronic outfit’s sixth studio album, and the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2012 release, In Our Heads. The ten-track LP will also come with a separate, four-track EP of cuts from the ...

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Madonna – Living For Love

The video launched yesterday on Snapchat. “Living for Love” shows Madonna dressed as a bullfighter fighting her dancers dressed as bulls. The dramatic visual, which takes place on a stage in front of a blood red velvet curtain, was directed by J.A.C.K. (Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen) and ends with a Friedrich Nietzsche quote (“Man is the cruelest animal. At ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

Half a million views. (Tipped by JMG reader Daddy Ray)

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Bright Light – There Are No Miracles

Last night I saw this Welsh popster (real name Rod Thomas) at Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge, where his well-received set drew heavily from last summer’s Life Is Easy, which yielded one of my favorite tracks of 2014. Thomas collaborates with Scissor Sisters member Del Marquis on the latter’s Slow Knights project, and the pair performed a duet near the end of ...

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Deborah Cox – Everywhere

I posted an audio clip of this track a few weeks ago and today we get the lyric video as the track is now approaching the top ten on Billboard’s dance chart. Cox has scored twelve #1 singles on that chart and has recorded the vocals for the Whitney Houston biopic as the producers were unable to get the rights ...

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JMG Top Ten For 2014

For the second year in a row, my favorite track of the year is by out and openly HIV+ singer/songwriter John Grant, whose collaboration with Hercules & Love Affair spawned a gorgeous modern dance video interpretation of Grant’s tale of coming out positive to a lover. Culled from my Spotify playlists, here’s my top ten for 2014. 1. John Grant ...

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Madonna Releases Six New Tracks

Via Rolling Stone: Madonna hadn’t planned on releasing her 13th album, Rebel Heart, until spring 2015. But leakers had other plans for the Queen of Pop’s follow-up to 2012’s MDNA, unleashing early mixes of 13 tracks onto the Internet this week. In response, Madonna has put six official versions of the songs up for sale on iTunes and other digital ...

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Pop Danthology 2014

1.3M views on the first day.

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Madonna – Rebel Heart

Via Billboard: A snippet of a new Madonna song, rumored to be titled “Rebel Heart,” leaked to the Internet on Thursday (Nov. 27). Madonna’s publicist had no comment about the leak, but the diva’s manager, Guy Oseary, tweeted: “I would be grateful to any Madonna fans that can assist us in finding those responsible for the leak. We appreciate your ...

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Erasure – Reason

This is the second single from The Violet Flame, which is now available. Their current tour concludes in Manhattan on December 30th and 31st at Terminal 5.  Erasure first entered the US charts 29 years ago with Who Needs Love Like That, which peaked at #8. The first single from the new album, Elevation,  peaked last month at #3.

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Beyonce – 7/11

A big change from her usual lavishly produced clips.

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Deborah Cox – Everywhere

Above is the edit of Deborah Cox’s new single Everywhere, followed by the Tom Stephan remix, which makes its premier on JMG today. Cox has scored twelve #1 singles on Billboard‘s dance chart and has recorded the vocals for an upcoming Whitney Houston biopic as the producers were unable to get the rights to Houston’s actual tracks.

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Ballet House: Hercules & Love Affair’s
New Clip For Do You Feel The Same?

Back April, Hercules & Love Affair teamed up with gay singer/songwriter John Grant, whose 2013 hit Pale Green Ghosts topped my year-end list of favorites, for a song about coming out as HIV-positive. That video featured smoking hot dancers, as does this one. Via press release: The inspiration for the video came from Hercules & Love Affair’s founder Andy Butler ...

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Giorgio Moroder – 74 Is The New 24

Three-time Academy Award winner and disco legend Giorgio Moroder, 74, today released the first single from his first studio album in 30 years. Via Billboard: Moroder’s long-awaited forthcoming album will feature collaborations with Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma and others. He has signed a worldwide deal with Sony Music International for the release ...

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Jimmy Somerville – Travesty (Fan Video)

A Jimmy Somerville fan has compiled the below video to accompany his latest release. As a challenge to hardcore disco heads, let’s see who can name all of the artists that appear. Some of them are extremely well-known, but there are a few fairly obscure acts too. I think I count 21 in total. RELATED: The  single and 12″ are ...

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JMG Interview With Jimmy Somerville Plus Worldwide Debut Of Travesty Re-Edit

I recently had the privilege of speaking with groundbreaking dance artist Jimmy Somerville about his new album and his history as one of the loudest and proudest gay artists.  JMG: Hi, Jimmy! Let’s start with today and work backwards. Tell us about your coming album, Homage, and its first single, Travesty, which made its worldwide debut on my site last ...

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