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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

She Wolf Is Coming...Shakira Shakira!

First off...gotta say how THRILLED I am that the Wade Robson Jazz routine on "So You Think You Can Dance" was choreographed to "Ruby Blue" by Roisin Murphy. This is the third or fourth time SYTYCD has used a Roisin track and EVERY TIME they do, I can't stop smiling. She's got such a unique quality to her voice and the way the choreography and music always come together is just so haunting.

Back to the official Epic Records e-newsletter, alerting us to the fact that Shakira's new single will be available for download (in both English & Spanish) next week - July 14th. As I've mentioned before, I think this song is hot. Shakira's vocals are pretty either love them and embrace that funky timbre she has going on...or you think she sounds like she's singing with a stuffy nose. I happen to love her sound and embrace her uniqueness. The electro Gaga-esque sounds Shakira is working with here certainly rubs me the right way. I'll be up at
midnight waiting for it's release - no doubt!

According to the release, we can expect the video premiere later this month. Shakira confirmed that the video is in fact done on her Twitter page today. The album remains untitled at present, but is expected out this October via Epic. The album was written/produced by Shakira and big name producers like Pharrell Williams. While the new album is "mostly English-language," a full Spanish-language album is expected sometime in 2010. Exciting indeed.

Check out Shakira on the web: Official Site//Twitter//Facebook//MySpace//YouTube//Bebo//iLike

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Beyoncé - Sweet Dreams - Steamweaver Remixes

And just yesterday I was talking about how I DON'T post music for download on my blog. Well times...they are a changin'!

I was pleasantly surprised to get an email today from Steamweaver, a New York-based remixer/producer (?), who wanted some feedback on his remixes for Beyoncé's "Sweet Dreams," the video for which recently premiered online. From her recent album, I Am...Sasha Fierce, "Sweet Dreams" is just the latest of a string of singles from this album remixed for the clubs.

Artwork from Coverlandia

I got to say that these mixes are pretty hot. I'm not the BIGGEST Beyoncé fan in the world but I think she's uber-talented and I always love how she sounds remixed for the dancefloor. The sound quality of these mixes is EXCELLENT and the production is quite nice as well. I don't know much about Steamweaver, but I want to hear more!

Steamweaver was generous enough to authorize me to post these up here for download. They are available in WAV and MP3 (320 kbps) formats for your listening pleasure.

Sweet Dreams (Steamweaver Club Mix) - 7:16
Sweet Dreams (Steamweaver Radio Mix) - 3:51
Sweet Dreams (Steamweaver "Lights On" Dub) - 8:04
Sweet Dreams (Steamweaver Tribe-A-Pella) - 6:17

Download them HERE. You can preview the radio edit on the official Steamweaver Productions MySpace page. What do you think? Leave comments here and visit his MySpace page!

On the official remix front - "Sweet Dreams" has been remixed by DJ Escape & Tony Coluccio, Groove Police, Jamie J. Sanchez, Karmatronics, Maurice Joshua, Steve Pitron & Max Sanna, Dave Spoon, OK DAC, Olli Collins & Fred Portelli, Medicin, and Harlan Pepper & AG III. Any that I've missed?

**Mixes by Escape & Coluccio, Groove Police, Jamie J. Sanchez, Karmatronics and Maurice Joshua are available for download on Masterbeat.

**The Harlan Pepper & AG III remix is available to download on iTunes, from Beyoncé's digital remix EP Above & Beyoncé - Dance Mixes.

**Check out Beyoncé on the web: Official Site/MySpace/Facebook/Bebo/YouTube

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