2012 Dancing in the Street Festival Sep24

2012 Dancing in the Street Festival...

This Saturday September 29th Grand Center Inc. presents it’s annual Fall Festival, Dancing in the Street (sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors). The festival celebrates the beauty, art, athleticism and energy of dance through a variety of performances. There is definitely something for everyone with the eclectic mix of classical ballet, hip hop, and various ethnic dances (to name a few) performed throughout the day. The thing that makes Dancing in the Street so great is the celebratory spirit of the performers… They’re just having so much fun! You will too so make sure to get down to Grand Center this Saturday! Dancing in the Street is from 1 to 8 p.m. This Saturday, Sept. 29 on Grand Boulevard, between Lindell and Delmar, centered at Grand and Washington Boulevards. For more information including a schedule of the performances head over to grandcenter.org...

Parachute Youth “Can’t Get Better Than This”...

Today’s Song of the Day “Can’t Get Better Than This” by Parachute Youth (AKA Australian duo Matt K Von and Jonny Castro) has finally come to the shores of the US by way of Ultra Records. This House track was a huge club hit overseas last winter and is rapidly gaining ground in the States. Check out the official video for the track below and if you like the song you can easily add it to your playlist by clicking the iTunes or Amazon links...

Simian Mobile Disco “I Waited For You”...

Well folks here we are, we have finally seen Electronic Dance Music emerge as one of the dominate genres of music today. With the new found success we have also seen some nasty afterbirth appear. A great blog post written by another old timer like myself Sean Ray (you can find it HERE) explains well why some are saying that with new popularity EDM may be on the decline. I suggest that you all read that blog post and leave a comment here or there because the conversation needs to be had. Outside of all of the hysteria today’s Song of the Day reassures me that there are artists who are going to buck the trend of “selling out” by going the other way and taking more risks with new sounds. London duo Simian Mobile Disco exemplified this with their recently released third album “Unpatterns”. The lead single off the album “I Waited For You” is airy vocals and pulsing bass lines. Take a listen then add it and the entire album to your playlist by clicking the iTunes link below. I Waited for You – Unpatterns (Bonus Track...

Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo “Let’s Go”...

If you read this blog regularly (highly recommended) you’ll know we are Calvin Harris fans here. With that being stated It’s hard not to cheer on his new found success with his recent chart-topping tracks with Rihanna, and Kelis. In honor of Mr. Harris newly found superstardom we’ll save the debate over whether or not his lastest single featuring Ne-Yo is the culmination of years of hard work or a money grab for another post… Today we celebrate all the pop crunchy catchy-ness of “Let’s Go”. Take a listen and don’t be surprised if you don’t find yourself dancing to this one over the weekend. Thanks for reading 🙂 Let’s Go (feat. Ne-Yo) [Radio Edit] – Single – Calvin...

Martin Solveig “The Night Out” (Madeon Remix)...

There is a raging war going in some corners of the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) world between those for and against the recent pop music invasion of the genre. There are some old timers (I say affectionately) who feel as though too many of the more established names are all too ready to lend their names and sound to pop icons who may or may not care about the Dance Music scene or culture. There are a couple of names the really draw a lot of fire and ironically they are both French. David Guetta and Martin Solveig (to a lessor degree) are being held up as the posters boys for being EDM’s most flagrant sell-outs. While I am not sure that’s an entirely fair accusation it is true that the two Frenchmen have produced probably some of the most pop-like catchy tunes on the radio these days. Today’s Song of the Day is the perfect example of that. “The Night Out” is earworm inducing with it’s catchy hook and pop swagger. This remix by Madeon just turns up the fun meter by a magnitude of 10 and who doesn’t like a bit of fun? Take a listen to the song and of course if you like it follow the iTunes link below. The Night Out (Madeon Remix) – The Night...