Malinchak brings the Sun

Daft Punk’s chart domination is being challenged by New York-based DJ /Producer Chris Malinchak. Just like Get Lucky’s disco vibe, his soulful house groove So Good To Me is the perfect antidote to the thumping electro beats –by the likes of Will.i.am– riding the charts. Signing to Ministry of Sound, Chris is working his way from the decks to the charts. The song breathes Summer Love. Malinchak cleverly samples two Soul classics in his mellow tune: If This World Were Mine by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and Soul II Soul’s Back To Life. Listen carefully and see if you can spot Marvin near the end. One for a Summer night.

More Great Gatsby

The Soundtrack to the upcoming Baz Lurhmann movie The Great Gatsby promises to be outstanding. Jay Z overlooking the whole project seems to deliver, despite the fact that Mrs Carter and André 3000 are recording Back To Black doesn’t please a bunch of Winehouse fans. An official soundtrack sampler has been released, revealing 30-second snippets of each of the songs, the Beyoncé cover excluded. After the jump however, you’ll find another audio sampler, which allows you to listen to a sneak peak. Another remarkable remake is Beyoncé’s Crazy In Love, in a swing version performed by Emeli Sandé, who also contributed a track to Danny Boyle’s latest Trance.
And for those who simply can’t get enough of Lana Del Rey‘s vintage escapades, you will be thrilled to hear Young and Beautiful. The track will become the first official single to be taken from the Soundtrack. If this track is anything to go by, both the film and its musical setting got us eagerly looking forward to seeing the result. You can listen to the superb song in full after the jump, as well as Florence + the Machine’s contribution Over The Love.

Back To Black – Beyoncé & André 3000
Bang Bang – Will.i.am
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie, Q Tip & GoonRock
Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Over The Love – Florence + The Machine
Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron
Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
Together – The xx
Hearts A Mess – Gotye
Love Is Blindness – Jack White
Into the Past – Nero
Kill and Run – Sia

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The Great Gatsby OST

Another Soundtrack causing quite a stir on social media is the upcoming Baz Lurhmann movie The Great Gatsby, based on the novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, set in the Roaring Twenties. The film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire will be released May 10th. Executive producer of its Soundtrack is Jay-Z, who also contributed an original song. Other names listed on the score include Q-Tip, Lana Del Rey, the xx, Florence & The Machine, Will.i.am, Fergie, Emile Sandé, Jack White, Gotye, and Bryan Ferry. Most notable is a new collaboration between Beyoncé and Andre 3000. They are rumored to cover the Amy Winehouse classic Back To Black. Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s dad, tweeted many aren’t too impressed the Diva and one half of Outkast are touching this iconic song. No snippets surfaced thus far. Meanwhile, Beyoncé did debut her new Pepsi commercial, entitled Mirrors. The advert features the Timbaland-produced Grown Woman, new music from her upcoming album.

Will.i.am & Britney bring the action

Belgian producers Lazy Jay, two brothers, one of which has made a name for himself as Basto, infused Dance and Hip-Hop on Azealia Banks’ 212. This caught hotshot of the moment Will.i.am’s attention. He called the brothers in to lay down the beat for Scream & Shout, his new single featuring Britney Spears. The unconventional Euro-Beat incorporates “Britney, bitch” from her Blackout’s Gimme More, and luckily neither Bitch’s nor Will’s vocal overpowers the track. Like it or not, when you hear this in the club, you’re gonna turn this sh*t up!

Stromae & Will.I. hit it off

Belgian dance act Stromae caught everyone’s attention last year with his self-composed Alors On Dance, and earned himself instant success. None other than Kanye West blogged about this fresh young talent.

Will.I.Am (The Black Eyed Peas) spotted Stromae in France, where both acts were on the same bill. Will really liked what he heard and met his Maestro, or Stomae if you will (real name Paul Van Haver), backstage.

During the variety show Taratata, The Peas and Stromae joined forces onstage, bringing a mash up van Alors On Dance & Don’t Stop The Party.This collab might be the beginning of something greater. Future tour plans together maybe?

Surely this will put this singer-songwriter on the map, if this hadn’t already happened.