Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Candi Staton - Hallelujah Anyway - Various Mixes

Its easy in todays EDM world to forget a part of the roots of vocal house were founded in Gospel. Religious or not there is a sense of euphoria in the sweeping uplifting tones and melodies in Gospel music that blend extremely well with House music. Candi Staton who's roots are founded in Gospel hit the disco world with the hit record Young Hearts, Run Free (which came out the year I was born WOW!) has been dancing in and out of the dance music world for decades. Finally back on the forefront she, along with Frankie Knuckles, Larse & Defected records brings us a new anthem for those that miss that throwback vibe in House music.

Hallelujah Anyway offers up soaring vocals with a quiet comfort that can make you feel like the only person on the dancefloor with a flood of people around you. Offered up along with that is a dub that will create a somber mood in the crowd and its great for those afterhours/sunrise/Ibiza inspired pool music sets. Below I will link you all to the Larse vocal version as well as the dub, enjoy!

Candi Staton - Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal Mix) by Christine S Candi staton - hallelujah anyway (larse dub)-you by alejoval

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ciara - Got Me Good - Music Video

Hey everyone! So although I normally dedicate my entire blog to EDM every now & again I find a dance song that may not fit into the normal mold of what I post. 

I have been a fan of Ciara for years, I found her crossover appeal to be massive. This girl has talent abound but typically doesn't get the right promotion for the work she puts in. Her next studio album One Woman Army is set to hit the airwaves in 2013. She released the first single from the album Sorry and I was a bit let down, I didn't think the song did justice to her talent and the wait her fans have been put in since her last big effort, not to mention BET banned her video for Ride for being sexually explicit. Her latest single Got Me Good flips us on our heads! I can hear this song being remixed all over the place even so the production itself by Darkchild is amazing. Its so old school & new school at the same time, below is the official video and trust me its worth the watch. It sticks to what really showcases Ciara's talent slick dance moves and catchy hooks, let me know what you think!