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Category Archive for 'Dance & DJ'

“Ellen’s I’m Gonna Make You Dance Jams features a fairly broad assortment of upbeat, danceable music. It ranges as far back as 1971 for Aretha Franklin’s strutting ‘Rock Steady’ and is as current as 2012 with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ number one pop hit ‘Thrift Shop.’” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“One of Hot Chip’s most confident, joyous, and danceable albums yet…That Hot Chip manage to balance their kinetic and confessional sides so well here is no small feat, and In Our Heads is some of their finest and most accessible music.”–All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Scissor Sisters: Magic Hour

“While Magic Hour may not be as satisfying to fans who just wanna dance as albums like Night Work and Scissor Sisters were, it should please those who enjoy the band’s formidable songwriting skills as much as cutting a rug — and at the very least, it reaffirms that Scissor Sisters still have more depth [...]

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Karsh Kale: Cinema

“Its title is apt; throughout the album his approach is explicitly cinematic (especially so on the Bollywood-flavored “Turnpike”) even as he weaves together multiple threads from the ever-expanding tapestry of both modern Indian and Western pop music.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“Highlights include British vocal powerhouse Adele (“Rolling in the Deep”), dubstep newcomer Skrillex (“Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”), bearded hard rockers Foo Fighters (“Walk”), country-pop giants Taylor Swift (“Siren”) and Lady Antebellum (“Just a Kiss”), indie folk hitmakers Bon Iver (“Holocene”) and Mumford & Sons (“The Cave”), and stadium rock veterans Coldplay (“Paradise”).” –All Music [...]

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Songs for Japan

“A music industry-wide charity initiative, Songs For Japan is an unprecedented compilation of 37 major hits and classic tracks on 2 CDs including 21 Billboard Hot 100 hits and five #1′s from more than 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music. It is a star-studded album collection benefitting Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief.” [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Not to be misinterpreted as an institution teaching the Wu Tang Clan’s Shaolin ways, this is a collaborative project showcasing the new school of raps talents accompanied by the seminal producer’s blazing beats.” –Soul Culture

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Check Our Catalog “Gaga has employed a collection of more-than-capable producers to make her dance-ready smashes from “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster” even more propulsive on “The Remix.” Stuart Price flips around the chorus of “Paparazzi” to emphasize Gaga’s sense of longing, while Passion Pit turns “Telephone” into a delicious mix of techno, dubstep [...]

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Kelis: Flesh Tone

Check Our Catalog “A spirited but disciplined set of classic Euro-club bangers…It’s clear that Kelis has carved out a new niche for herself, dancing in front of the turntables till the lights come on, if they dare.” –Los Angeles Times

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David Guetta: One Love

Check Our Catalog “A manifesto for the synthesis of dance and hip-hop, French DJ David Guetta’s new album One Love turns out top 40-friendly songs while remaining true to dance club culture.”–Billboard.com

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Ultra Dance, Volume 10

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Check Our Catalog “Thanks to the meticulous production values, the insane catchiness of the hooks, and the pure and true emotional underpinnings below all the gloss, the album is a total success of both sound and vision.”–All Music Guide “Refreshed and uplifted. Those are two things that the best pop records leave you feeling, and [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The debut album from Chicago’s White Tie Affair, Walk This Way showcases the band’s knack for high-energy emo-influenced dance-rock. Just when you think White Tie Affair is a flirty, ’80s-centric new wave/R&B ensemble they flip the script and layer on slabs of heavy guitar and driving, yearning beats.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “On their full-length debut, the Ting Tings craft peppy New Wave that’s relentlessly catchy.”–Rolling Stone

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MGMT: Oracular Spectacular

Check Our Catalog “Joining fellow hotly tipped Brooklyn bands Vampire Weekend and Yeasayer, MGMT (pronounced “management”) merits just as much attention for its psychedelic experimentation as it does for its melodies and hooks.”–Billboard

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Check Our Catalog “Cut Copy’s music bears all the prominent hallmarks of its era: giddily omnivorous stylistic appropriation, a sensuous, sybaritic (though not, in their case, seedy) demeanor, and the distinct evocation of bygone decades, most palpably the ubiquitous post-punk/post-disco ’80s, without succumbing to the pitfalls of overzealous eclecticism, empty hedonism, sugary glut, and blatant [...]

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Seal: System

Check Our Catalog “Superstar Seal returns to his roots in beat-heavy dance music with System. Fans of such groundbreaking tracks as “Killer” and “Crazy” will be salivating over the long-awaited release, which pairs the vocalist with producer Stuart Price, who oversaw Madonna’s electrifying Confessions on a Dance Floort. Together, the intercontinental pair piece together a [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The milestone release of the hugely successful NOW That’s What I Call Music! series, which have collectively scanned over 70-million units in the U.S., compiling the most popular tracks from the last 10 years. Get the party started with Pink, Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Rihanna ,Kanye West , Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Static [...]

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Bee Gees: Greatest

Check Our Catalog “The original double-LP version of this compilation was one of the most generous in the Bee Gees’ catalog, assembling 20 of their biggest disco-era hits and most important album tracks in one place, all while the disco boom was still alive in a lot of places. The expanded Reprise double-CD edition of [...]

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Jem: Down to Earth

Check Our Catalog “Down to Earth’s title depicts Jem as a grounded musician, but its wide-ranging sound suggests something different, as the singer has yet to find a style that fully suits her capabilities. Fortunately, her search for the perfect genre still yields some enjoyable songs, as shown by this album’s handful of standout tracks.”—All [...]

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