Category Archives: Dance

Listen: Tunde Olaniran’s New Single I’m Here

Tunde Olaniran surprises with his new single “I’m Here.” Olaniran’s soul, pop and dance sensibilities combine to make a scorching tune perfect for summer playlists and ready for all kinds of remixes. The Michigan artist released the sensitive Prince-inspired “Vulnerable” back in April.  “I’m Here” is a straightforward announcement to remind fans of his continued creativity with his usual affinity for a captivating song. 

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Throwback: Suzanne Vega-Tom’s Diner

Suzanne Vega wrote “Tom’s Diner” in 1981 after reading about the death of actor William Holden while sitting in Tom’s Restaurant in New York City. She wrote the song with only the voice and piano in mind and the original album version was acapella. Producers DNA remixed “Tom’s Diner”  in 1990 with the beat of Soul II Soul’s “Keep On Movin'” and made it a timeless club classic.  “Tom’s Diner” also became the first MP3 after Karlheinz Brandenburg used it to develop the technology. Solitude Standing is Vega’s biggest record because of “Tom’s Diner” and her international pop hit “Luka.” She was shrewd to allow DNA to release their remix on her label because it was a bootlegged record. DNA’s work became an influence that found Vega releasing more music with electronic beats. Vega released her ninth studio album, Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers

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Nile Rodgers & CHIC: Till The World Falls Feat. Anderson.Paak Mura Masa Cosha & Vic Mensa

Nile Rodgers and Chic debuted “Boogie All Night” on Later… With Jools Holland a week ago and today, they unveil the second single from their next album “Till The World Falls.” The happy party song has features from anderson.paak, Vic Mensa, Cosha and Mura Masa. The legendary dance band returns after 26 years with It’s About Time on September 14th. 

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Jay-Z & Beyonce Drop Everything Is Love Joint Album & Video For Apes**t

Jay-Z and Beyonce surprise fans at the beginning of their OTR II tour by dropping their debut joint album, Everything Is Love and the video for “Apesh**t.” The first single is a trap and dance hybrid with Beyonce’s voice being touched by electronics. In the video, the couple goes through several costume changes in the Louvre museum in France. There are young Black people kneeling, a couple in a bedroom and several dancers. They end the visual by looking at the Mona Lisa together. Those who complained about a lack of new music for their current tour should be satisfied. Everything Is Love has appearances from Miguel and Pharrell and is streaming exclusively through Tidal

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Nile Rodgers & Chic Debut New Song On Later…With Jools Holland

Nile Rodgers and his band Chic were guests on Later…With Jools Holland and debuted their new single “Boogie All Night.” The song is the second single from their first album in 26 years, It’s About Time. Nao and Mura Masa are featured on “Boogie All Night” and they were on the show to perform their parts with Rodgers and Chic. The album’s first single is “Till The World Falls” featuring anderson.paak, Mura Masa, Cosha and Vic Mensa comes out June 22nd. It’s About Time will be released September 7th on Virgin EMI. 

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