Tuesday, August 08, 2006

iTunes Fierceness

Every few months I like to post some of the hottest club/dance songs I am enjoying at the moment. This allows me a chance to reach out to the less fortunate individuals who otherwise would have no real exposure to such fierceness. Today though, instead of sounding pretentious and reviewing tracks that are either unavailable commercially or very hard to find, I am presenting five songs that can be downloaded right now from the US iTunes store! Some are new...some have been available for awhile, but they all are must haves for your iPod.

Rihanna - "Unfaithful (Tony Moran Club Mix)": Many people were quick to write off Rihanna as a one hit wonder when she debuted last year. Now 4 hit singles later and two Gold albums, the bitch can't be stopped! iTunes FINALLY got the remixes for her most recent Top 10 hit and they are fucking fierce! The Tony Moran club mix is THE mix to have, IMO. This long time hottie/DJ veteran turns this sappy ballad into a thumping hands in the air circuit anthem!

Black Fras - "Moving Into The Light (Freemasons Club Mix)": Who is Black Fras you ask? I don't know and it doesn't matter. All you need to know is that the Freemasons worked their magic yet again! Freemasons are quickly becoming one of the hottest remix/production teams around. Their signature hard disco sound has already given singles by Faith Evans, Heather Headley and Angie Stone much needed dancefloor facelifts. This track, featuring a male vocalist, was released overseas last year but was licensed to a US label this past spring. Unfortunately, there was no cd single released. Thank god for iTunes though, because all of the remixes are available for download. This song will give your day that extra kick!

Sarah Atereth - "Fade Away (Tony Moran Club Mix)": Sarah is one of those moody white girl singers that thinks she has a chance in hell being signed to an independent label. Well, the only impact her music has had in this world is through dance remixes, and "Fade Away" has been a dancefloor staple all this summer, thanks to DJ Tony Moran (he's a busy guy!). Sarah's lush vocals blend melodically with the tribal synths of Tony's production. This is definitely a peak hour circuit anthem!

Ultra Naté - "Love's The Only Drug": Yes folks, the legendary soul/house diva is finally back! She's released a few random singles with various producers since her last album in 2001, but this time it is 100% Ultra as she begins promotion for her upcoming album. The original version of this song (which oddly is not on iTunes, but you can download it for free at Beat Port) is a mellow electro jam. The remixes on iTunes are definitely for those looking for something out of the ordinary and are sick of the screaming diva/circuit anthems. The soul house mix takes things back to the basics and reminds listeners what house music used to be all about back in the day....live instruments and whole lotta soul!

Parisite Hilton - "Turn It Up (Peter Rauhofer Club Mix)" Am I ashamed for recommending a Parasite Hilton song? Most definitely. However, I give credit where credit is due. Parasite makes the most of her "voice" on this song by keeping the lyrics to a minimum. Vocally she sounds like Britney Spears (perhaps they both use the same voice machine?). Paris keeps the song simple and slutty, like any good whore should. She is very smart to enlist the help of the legendary Peter Rauhofer to create one of this years best dancefloor guilty pleasures. It pains me to say this, but this track is fierce.


Blogger YoNoTePidoLaLuna said...

I get remixes for free from various other blogs. I don't be using iTunes for shit. Most of the remixes out there are really repetitive. Say what you will about me...u know u want to. Come on say it!

Mmm hmm!

But I still insist that I listen to MUSIC..I don't limit myself to one genre of knowledge like other queens.

10:04 PM  
Blogger Chicago_Sexbox said...

What are you babbling about? I get remixes for free too. My DJ friend gave me his password to a record pool server that has the contribution of over 20 professional DJ's from across the country. Do you have the latest mixes by Beyonce? Christina Aguilera? Kelis? The whole point of my thread was to inform people who don't have the means to access such rare promo material that many of these fierce songs are readily available sometimes via LEGAL websites.

And no, not all remixes sound the same. What a retarded comment. I guess all music sounds the same too?

And no, I will not say what you think I want to say. I have a new nickname for you now that I think is far more appropriate :)


11:16 PM  
Blogger YoNoTePidoLaLuna said...

I did not say they sound the same..I said they are "repetitive". What does that imply? That they follow the same formula. They don't sound the same but most of (not saying all) the remixes from popular songs follow formula and nothing stands out and all end up sounding the same even when they're "not" the same. Kinda like salsa u know. And Salsa/Latin Jazz enthusiasts will argue too that it does not sound the same. So tomato, tamato.
Occasionally there are rare exceptions.

Ooooh, I get a fresh new nickname!

11:34 PM  
Blogger Chicago_Sexbox said...

Well artists like Ultra Naté start out already as dance and use remixes to satisfy the needs of DJ's that perhaps are not spinning the same GENRE of dance music. The mix I suggested is something one may hear at a place like Green Dolphin, where as some of the other remixes would work better at Berlin or Crobar or (insert name of club). There is no set formula when it comes ot remixes (or dance music for that matter) as you suggest since each remix is geared towards a certain audience, which ultimately is the goal of a remix. If you have indeed noticed a pattern then it is perhaps you have not broadened your horizons and explored the remixes that exist outside of the ones aimed at mainstream dance enthusiasts.


i should have just made a whole new post about the purpose of a remix! lol

12:31 AM  
Blogger YoNoTePidoLaLuna said...

Why don't u? Go for it! And make sure to school folks on those ghetto so-called "Remixes" where they completely make over the song, take away all the life and beat, add new vocals and make a new song altogether while keeping the original name and calling it a remix

7:20 AM  
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