Kristine W works it on her newest single Everything That I Got. With her debut Feel What You Want Kristine recorded an instant classic back in 1994. On her last project Straight Up With A Twist she stripped down and jazzed up a newer version.
Over the years the Queen of Dance Hall, and your local Pride, scored one Club hit after another: Land of the Living, Fly Again, Lovin’ You, Walk Away (with Tony Moran) and The Boss (originally written and produced by Ashford & Simpson and recorded by Diana Ross), Fade … and the list goes on. E.T.I.G. is part of the upcoming album New & Number Ones. A perfect addition, this new track, another number one in the making. Remixes come courtesy of Bimbo Jones, StoneBridge, Subgroover and Twisted Dee. Find all of the above, and more, on Kristine W’s Bandcamp.
Tuesday 14th, Pet Shop Boys released a digital Remix EP including remixes of their latest Winner, the first single taken from the BRITpop duo’s 11th studio album Elysium. Winner was released digitally in July, and beginning of this month on CD. The Boys’ Elysium is due out September 11th. The album was recorded in LA with producer Andrew Dawson. Dawson also delivers a couple of remixes on the Remix EP, alongside John Dahlbäck, Wideboys and Niki & The Dove.
Here is the Elysium tracklisting (with snippets below):
04 Your Early Stuff
05 A Face Like That
06 Breathing Space
07 Ego Music
08 Hold On
09 Give It A Go
10 Memory Of The Future
11 Everything Means Something
12 Requiem In Denim And Leopardskin
No Doubt released their fifth studio album Rock Steady in December 2001, their last to date. Over the years the band compiled a greatest hits album, and lead singer Gwen Stefani released two solo albums: Love Angel Music Baby and The Sweet Escape. While Stefani was promoting her sophomore, the other band members began working on a new album without her.
2012 all has come together. Push and Shove is the band’s upcoming sixth studio album. The album is set for release on September 25th on Interscope Records. A first single Settle Down was released mid July. The music video is directed by Sophie Muller, who also directed lots of other No Doubt videos, including Don’t Speak and Underneath It All.
Always a pleasure to introduce a new recording from Jessy. Impossible is a collaboration with one of Belgium’s finest upcoming deejay talents Ian Prada, born David Swinkels in Antwerp. Prada is the driving force behind R!CH & FAMOUS and 2 The Housebeat, and has played at some of the biggest clubs in Belgium, France, Holland and Egypt.
Jessy will be preforming at Club Victorias in Glasgow August 31st, and touring in Spain next month. If you’re looking for a party when on Holiday, be sure to check for dates near you.
June 29th, 30 years ago, Wham Rap entered the British charts. To commemorate his 30 years in pop business George Michael released a new song, White Light, precisely on the anniversary day. On his official web page George addressed his fans with a humble thank you, acknowledging that thirty years on he is still “healthy, happy, and feeling that I still have so much more music to give”. This new track is a first new recording since 2004. Only last year the singer had to cancel tour dates after battling with pneumonia, and barely escaping the white light. The message is in the lyrics, with phrases such as I’m Back, I’m Alive, This ain’t the day that it ends… Sounds like he is now ready and willing to make that come-back. Mr Faith did prove so, performing at the closing ceremony of the London Summer Olympics yesterday evening. He opened the set of 2 live songs with Freedom, followed by the new cut. Altogether a strong return song.
Another welcome return. Angie Stone’s upcoming sixth album Rich Girl is due to drop September 25th. Especially with her last album Unexpected she got lost in commercial La-la land. The new single Do What U Gotta Do is a seductive piece of RnB music. With its Brown Sugar baseline Angie brings back Neo-Soul. La Stone not only sounds as she did back in her debut haydays, she also looks the part, in her yellow gown. Very enjoyable indeed…