Combination feat. Tommy Clint: Wake Up the Neighbors

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Wakes Up the Neighbors from Combination Feat. Tommy Clint has literally hit the European Dance Charts running.  Only in it’s 2nd week, the hot single has already moved from #57 to #25.  And we have to be honest…we didn’t love this song when we first heard it.  Actually, we kind of thought it was some bad demo someone had sent us to review.  But after listening to it a few times and having in in the background while we were driving around, the lyrics stuck in our head and we were in love.  But isn’t that what happens with tons of chart breaking hits?  Not to mention the video is awesome! Enjoy it and let us know what you think!

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Didier Casnati of The Gypsy Queens…THE Interview!

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About six months ago, we heard a clip of The Gypsy Queens’ L’Americano on National Public Radio and became instant fans.  We came home and quickly Googled their name, expecting to find several chart-topping albums in Europe.  We were surprised to find they hadn’t even released their debut album, which was just recently released last December.  After watching the video for their debut song, L’Americano, we not only fell in love with their music, but also with their style, grace and overall essence.  They encompassed something, as men, we wanted to embrace in ourselves and that which most women would want to seduce.  As a band, they were just so damn sexy and their music made us feel sexy! When we read the About section on their website, we were even more surprised to find their lead singer and “soul of the Gypsy Queens” had been serving tables several years ago when the bad was discovered.  After listening to their music and reading their stories we became quite enthralled and had to find out more about the man behind the soul of the Gypsy Queens…the next big thing!

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1. Introduce us to the Gypsy Queens using five words?

Real, acoustic, fun, unpredictable, witty.

 

2. How did you come together as a band?

Through the large music community of music and musicians in Nice, and busking.

 

3. How were you discovered?

We are still to be discovered.

 

4. How did you come up with the name the Gypsy Queens?

I didn’t. It was a notorious restaurateur in Rome, who said we reminded him of the gypsy kings, cause we were going around with our guitars etc, but because his venue was a gay venue, we were to be called the gypsy queens.

 

5. What can we expect from your first album?

To discover how with Larry Klein, we have put together 5 different cultures to make our listeners travel with us.

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6. Your sound is a great mix of many different genres.  How would you define your sound?

Maybe we created a new sound with Larry. I would have to ask him, but I may suggest “acoustic busking” as our sound.

 

7. What is your all-time favorite movie?

Scent of a Woman.

 

8. If you were to recommend a book to a friend, what would you recommend?

“The Making of the Gypsy Queens” but I haven’t written it entirely yet.

 

9. Your look, feel and sound almost seem to have a magically fictional quality.  Who is a fictional character you idolized growing up?

I got into music because I wanted to be Michael Jackson. Although he was a real person, I think he had created a MJ that was quite fictional to simple people like me, because he seemed inaccessible. Otherwise, I am the Pink Panther – but that’s a secret.

 

10. Who are your three greatest musical influences?

Although he doesn’t have much to do with how the band sounds, Michael Jackson. The Eagles, and The Beatles.

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11. If you could play with any musician, dead or alive, who would you choose?

Ray Charles, Elton John, and The Beatles

 

12. How do you define sexy?

Its beautiful women like Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, or Charlize Theron who define the word sexy, not Didi of the Gypsy Queens…

 

13. What is the sexiest city? Bar? Drink? Song? Hotel? Place to kiss?

With the right person, any place is magic. Having the right person with you. There is a little restaurant on the water in Bonaire – Dutch Antilles, where the sun disappears behind the ocean around 7 pm at night in January… I don’t remember the name of the place, but it’s magic!

 

14.  What advice would you give someone about making their dreams come true?

Stay awake! And don’t take anyone or anything for granted.

 

15.  Frank Sinatra or Freddie Mercury?

Mercury

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16.  Speedo or Trunks?

Trunks

 

17.  Red Wine or Whiskey?

Don’t drink alcohol. But it would be red wine.

 

18. What is a great finale song?

Every performance is different, and that could be a different song every time. Hit the Road Jack?

 

19.  What can we expect next from the Gypsy Queens?

To let us welcome you into our world and for us to be the same as we’ve always been; hard working, humble, sincere and happy!

 

20. What are your three simple luxuries?

Spending time with the ones I love, doing what I like the most for a living (music) and being at home a few days a month!

 

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Tomcraft – Loneliness 2K13 & 20 Years…The Album…The Kraze is Back!

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In 2002 Tomcraft released his single Loneliness which hit #1 on the UK Singles Chart.  Now Tomcraft has brought the single back for 2013 and aligned it with some great new hits in his soon to be released album 20 Years-The Album.  We are huge Tomcraft fans and were super excited to see that after only 3 weeks on the European Dance Charts his re-released single Loneliness 2K13 is already at #17! We’re sure it will hit #1 before long and the record will be an instant hit! Check out the re-release for Loneliness below and the trailer for 20 Years-The Album!

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Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano: THE Interview of THE House DJ Duo!

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Their Facebook About section states The World’s Most Energetic House DJ Duoand we agree! Not only do Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano bring energy to the world of EDM-Electronic Dance Music, but they combine it with a love potion of sensuality and groove, conjuring up a revolutionary takeover to every set they spin.  They have been compared to Holland’s version of Swedish House Mafia and are quickly becoming contenders of their own.  Having already gained worldwide fame, they are quickly moving towards being one of the #1 DJ’s in the world.

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1.   Introduce us to each of you in 7 words or less.

Sunnery: Always happy and ready to get down!

Ryan: Always in search of a hair band!

 

2.   How did you guys meet?

We met at a shop I worked out. Ryan needed a job and I hired him immediately.

 

3.   What brought you guys to embark in the music industry together?

We liked working together and both of love music, so we thought we’d give it a show. Same as everyone else that get’s into music I guess!!

 

4.   Sunnery – What’s your favorite thing about House Music?

Have to say the energy love and groove of it.

 

5.   Ryan – How do you think EDM has changed the music scene in the last year?

It’s a powerful time for dance music, everyone seems to know about it now and want a piece of it.

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6.   If you guys had to master a different genre of music, which one would it be and why?

Hmm. I guess we’d probably do rock & roll so we could still shake it on stage, haha.

 

7.   You guys are well known for your DJ sets.  What do you believe sets you both apart from all of the other DJs?

We have a great energy with each other and the crowd. They want us to party with them, and we love that!

 

8.   What should we expect from the second leg of the Life In Color (Formerly Dayglow) Summer Tour?

Always a blast at Life in Color. We’ll bring some new ones and be sure you’re all wet with paint

 

9.   Tell us some of your highlights from the tour so far.

Touring is always an adventure. So many people and new places, what’s not to love?!

 

10.      For those that haven’t been to a DAYGLOW show, from your perspective, what are the shows like?

Wow. They’re incredible. Just raw fun with a lot of paint splatter!!

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11.      How do you guys keep your sets fresh and current?

We are always looking for new music and getting new music sent over all the time. We don’t want to get bored of playing the same ol stuff, and people want fresh music as well.

 

12.      How does it feel that many of your tracks have become top choices for fellow DJ’s?

Always amazing when that happens. Sometime you can’t believe it’s your own music being played by people other than YOU!

 

13.      If you had to listen to one album for the rest of your life, and it couldn’t be mixed, which one would it be and why?

Can’t answer that because it changes with our moods!!

 

14.      How do you guys define sexy?

Confidence.

 

15.      What do you think is the sexiest city? Club? Hotel? Place to kiss?

New York is sexy and places in Brazil are amazing. Club would say that Pacha NYC we always get sweaty in, place to kiss…do you mean a city or body part?

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16.      If you could collaborate with any musician – dead or alive – who it would it be and why?

Michael Jackson because he is one of the greatest artists of all time.

 

17.      What’s next for Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano?

New releases on Spinnin and Size!

 

18.      What are your three simple luxuries?

Family, hot baths and friends.

 

Thanks Guys!

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Milk & Sugar – Stay Around and Let the Sun Shine! Our Faves!

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Last year, we posted Milk & Sugar‘s song Let the Sun Shine In as one of our Summer 2012 faves!

Now they’re back with Stay Around! We heard this song last week and instantly fell in love.  Only in it’s 2nd week on the European Dance Charts, it’s already moved from 65th to 18th place and is quickly moving to the top.  We love this soulful mix that reminds us a little bit of the Chicago House sound of the early 90’s.  Check it out and let us know what you think! Needless to say, we’re huge fans of this House producing team!

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Defected in the House 2013

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Defected Records is set to drop an incredible collection of pure underground house music from electronic Italian trio of Flashmob, Supernova and Pirupa this coming February 28th  marking this project the 50th release of the acclaimed In The House series.  The 3CD and download will be jam packed with remixes from incredible producers from around the world as well as new and exclusive tracks from the Italian trio. Each CD will be mixed by each of the DJs allowing them to have their own distinctive beat.

Check out the track list for each CD and let us know what you think!

CD1 – Mixed by Flashmob

01. A Guy Called Gerald – The Universe (Featuring Jennifer Neal)

02. Detroit Swindle – The Wrap Around (Original Mix)

03. Flashmob – Ninety Five (Original Mix)

04. Brawther – Spaceman (George FitzGerald Remix)

05. Flashmob – Ninety Five (Dirty Channels Remix)

06. Blaze – Lovelee Dae (Flashmob Underground Mix)

07. Rachel – Follow The Step (KiNK Beat Mix)

08. Motorcitysoul – Bass En Provence (Original Mix)

09. KiNK – Detunator (La Force seven Bowls Remix)

10. Kris Wadsworth – It’s Time (Original Mix)

11. Mr G – Lightz (G’ Out Dub) w/ Gene Farris – Welcome To Chicago (Acapella)

12. Hot Chip – How Do You DO (Todd Terje Remix)

13. Flashmob – Pieces feat. Laila Walker (Panorama Mix)

 

CD2 – Mixed by Supernova               

01. Tapesh & Dyane S – Your Love (Original Mix)
Chez Damier – Can You Feel It (Acapella Short Cut)

02. Harrison Crump – No More Lies (Sonny Fodera Remix

03. Julien Chaptal feat Minivila – Wild Cat (Original Mix)

04. Kevin Over – Soul X (Original Mix)

05. Private One – Sunset City (Original Mix)

06. Daniel Selfmade, Charlie Demir – Libre La vida (Supernova Remix)

07. Jimpster – Can’t Stop Loving
Supernova – I Can’t Do Without U (Acappella Short Cut)

08. Guy Gerber feat. Jaw – Steady (Original Mix)
09. Luciano – Rise Of Angel (Andrea Oliva Remix)

10. Kerri Chandler – Bar A Thym (Supernova Dub)

11. Dave Aju – Caller #7 (Seth Troxler and Subb Ann Remix)

12. Nick Curly – Wrong Hands (Yoruba Soul Remix)

13. Supernova – The Bridge (Original Mix)

14. Supernova – The World Is Crazy (Original Mix)

 

CD3 – Mixed by Pirupa

01. Michael Melchner – FourToTheFloor (Matthias Tanzmann Remix)

02. Nathan Barato – It’s My Turn

03. Pele & Shawnecy – Free Your Style

04. Tom Flynn – Anytime Anywhere

05. Paolo Driver & Zoo Bof – I Still Need You

06. Pirupa – Bad Ass

07. Bimas – Back To The Past

Pirupa – Party Non Stop (Vocal Tool)

08. Ruben Mandolini – Lady Of Time

09. Paco Maroto – Old School (Original Mix)

10. EdOne – Ragga Master

11. Ramiro Lopez & Miguel Lobo – In Vein

12. Basti Grub – Damdamm

Nathan Barato – Hard Werq (Vocal Tool)

13. NiCe7 – Bassline Soldiers (Pirupa Remix)

14. Landmark & Kres feat. Frederic Mos – Music In You (Original Mix)

15. Leon + Toky aka Superheroes – 2 Guys

16. Enky – Welcome Back

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17. Pirupa – Just For You

 

 

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Macklemore; Musician and Gay Rights Supporter, Gets Engaged!

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Yesterday singer Macklemore announced he had proposed to girlfriend Tricia Davis…and she said yes.  On his Facebook status he posted a picture of the engagement ring(below) and stated…

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“I know this is personal, but I can’t imagine not sharing with you guys. After 7 years I finally asked… And Tricia said yes!
love you all like family. Straight up. We are both so overwhelmed with the love that you’ve shown us, and appreciate everyone that has come into our lives these past years. From the front rows of shows, to the merch table to even just comments online. It’s been an emotional day and I got tears in my eyes just writing this. You guys already know. Thank you. I could never say it enough.”

Macklemore, a long time supporter of gay rights and sames-sex marriage, released his single and video Same Love several months ago, addressing the fight for same-sex marriage equality.  We just wanted to say thank you buddy for all you do and congratulations to you and Tricia on an amazing future! Check out the video for Same Love below!

Check out our review of Macklemore’s Thrift Shop!

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Thrift Shop from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis: Have You Seen This Video???

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We’ve loved this song for awhile now, but it wasn’t until the umpteenth person said to us, “Have you seen the video? It’s hilarious!”, that we knew we had to post it.  This might possibly be the best video of the year! The song is already getting tons of play on the radio and in clubs so we know it’s going to be a huge hit in 2013! Check it out and let us know what you think! It also doesn’t hurt that Macklemore is a huge supporter of gay rights and same-sex marriage!

Congrats to Macklemore on his recent engagement! Check out our review of Same Love and news of his engagement HERE!

 

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Sandro Silva’s Let Go Tonight Peeps Us Into Forbidden Fantasies!

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Sandro Silva’s newest single “Let Go Tonight” has a great energetic vibe and powerful lyrics.  The idea of letting go for just one night is not a new concept, however the magic that Silva put into this video plays off of one man’s fantasies, making it more like a secret film into one man’s forbidden world as he strolls through the streets filming gorgeous women.

The energetic beats and matching vocals make for an intriguing video that keeps us watching and wondering what will happen next! Buy the single HERE!

 

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Avicii vs Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One (Nicktim) Amazing Song…Hilarious Video!

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Three weeks ago Avicii and Nicky Romero released their newest collaboration I Could Be The One and already, after only two weeks, it has moved up to #11 on the European Dance Charts.  We are absolutely obsessed with song AND the video, which is hilariously cool! Not only do they have a chart topping single…they also have constructed an amazingly imaginative video.  Check it out below and let us know what you think!

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