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Quintessential Summer Music

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Quintessential Summer Music

So the summer is starting to heat up...in Boston this past weekend it's been humid and in the 90s. The summer music scene is also starting to heat up. I'm going to give you (in my opinion) the QUINTESSENTIAL summer album, single & remix.

QUINTESSENTIAL SUMMER ALBUM: Cyndi Lauper - Bring Ya To The Brink

Cyndi's back with her first album of original material in a few years and she's bringin' this one to the dance floor! Her first CLUB-ORIENTED album, she is catering to her audience. Cyndi has always had a pretty substantial gay following, so it was only a matter of time before this happened. Let me tell you...TOTALLY worth the wait. This album is filled with jam after jam. With songs written & produced by today's hottest names in dance/electronic music (Scumfrog, Digital Dog, Morel, Kleerup, Basement Jaxx, Dragonette, Axwell, etc.) this album is pure summer joy! Fav Tracks: Echo, Into The Nightlife, Set Your Heart, Raging Storm, Same Ol' Story, Give It Up, Grab A Hold

QUINTESSENTIAL SUMMER SINGLE: Lady GaGa ft. Colby O'Donis - Just Dance

Wow. Where did she come from? Lady GaGa, according to AllMusic.com, is a dance-pop singer/songwriter/pianist from New York, who before signing to Interscope Records as a recording artist, had a substantial following in the New York City underground club scene. Originally employed by Interscope as a songwriter, where she penned tracks for the Pussycat Dolls, among other acts, she then decided to pursue a solo career. Just Dance is her debut single and MAN it's a hot one. The song is already making the rounds on television, having appeared in an episode of hot summer show, "So You Think You Can Dance." Produced by Swedish/Moroccan producer/writer, RedOne (Robyn, Kat DeLuna) this jam is going to explode!

QUINTESSENTIAL SUMMER REMIX: Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl (Jason Nevins Remix)
Now this is likely to change, as I am constantly coming in contact with hot remixes...however at the moment, I can't stop listening to Jason Nevins' recent remix of Katy Perry's hot new single, I Kissed A Girl. Produced by Dr. Luke (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, Lil'Mama) this has JAM written all over it. I'm looking forward to hearing about other remixes--including one by Anthony Attalla & up-and-comer, Retrobyte. Katy Perry's new album "One Of The Boys, is out on June 17th.

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