Category Archives: Dance

Adeline’s Before Gets Remixed

Transplanted Parisian Adeline released her eponymous debut album last year and revealed a penchant for ’90s dance music and ’80s R&B and funk. The result was an irresistible introduction of high-energy that signaled the cyclical movement of a sound that is also being used by artists like Lizzo and The Internet. The singer, songwriter and bass player shares remixes to the single “Before” from Adeline that are meant for sweating and vertical body motion. Before Remixed comes out just as the Brooklyn resident gets ready to embark on a national tour next week. Tickets for the tour dates are on sale here

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Toro y Moi Shares Official Video For Ordinary Pleasure

Toro y Moi takes fans inside his Company Record Studios for a tour and it becomes the official video for “Ordinary Pleasure.” He starts the party by introducing the members of his four-piece band and we see people working in the office, he does a quick photo shoot and then a party. Toro y Moi is on the second half of the tour for his current album, Outer Peace.  

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Throwback: Rick Astley-Never Gonna Give You Up

Rick Astley became an international pop star when his hit song “Never Gonna Give You Up” debuted in 1987. Astley’s arresting baritone grabbed ears and producer and songwriter Stock Aitken Waterman provided a dance-pop sound that topped the pop charts and was also played in clubs like the Paradise Garage. The success of “Never Gonna Give You Up” helped Astley’s debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody go to no. 1 around the world. The pulse of Astley’s signature song has lived on and in 2007 it was the subject of a meme called “Rickrolling” where an internet user would click on a link indicating one thing but be led to the song’s video. Rick Astley’s ninth studio album, Beautiful Life was released in 2018. 

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Throwback: Jamiroquai-Little L

Jamiroquai’s “Little L” was the first single from their fifth studio album A Funk Odyssey. The funk and disco styled song was another win for their catalog of dance-oriented music. Lead singer Jay Kay wrote “Little L” with late keyboardist Toby Smith wrote the song about Kay breaking up with a girlfriend because of his cocaine use. The video features Kay at the club with mirrored balls and pretty woman surrounding him. A song about the end of relationship sounded like a party and had a visual to support the festive vibe. “Little L” was another Jamiroquai song to receive a noteworthy remix for clubs. New Jersey house music veterans Blaze retooled “Little L” and stretched out the groove with handclaps, synthesizer and congas. A Funk Odyssey was another platinum album that added to Jamiroquai’s status as the third-most successful act in the U.K. during the ’90s. They released their eighth album, Automaton in 2018 and had their first United States performance in 13 years at Coachella where they were joined onstage by Snoop Dogg. 

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Azealia Banks Releases Holiday EP Icy Colors Change

Azealia Banks releases her Holiday-themed Icy Colors Change EP just in time for Xmas. The three-song playlist includes Banks singing a jazzy cover of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” The jazzy vibe continues with “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve” which was famously recorded by the recently deceased Nancy Wilson. Banks’ popular “Icy Colors Change” single leads the surprise project. 

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