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Madonna Summer Groove of the Day/”Celebration”

Serving as the lead single from her third greatest hits set of the same name, “Celebration” was cooked up by Madonna and legendary turntable genius, Paul Oakenfold.  Released in late-summer of ’09, the electro-ditty was a moderate hit on the radio, also going on to earn a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording the following year. Its accompanying remixes also took over dance floors across the globe, earning the Material Girl another #1 beat bundle of chart-topping remixes. 

The video for “Celebration” used the Benny Benassi retelling of the song and portrayed Madonna and her tour dancers all getting lost in the dance of music life. There’s also of appearances along the way that include Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes, and Madonna’s boy toy at the time. model Jesus Luz. #ForgotAboutFriday

But the main reason that the Queen of Pop’s late-career dance tune is just so delicious is because of the cheeky spoken word bridge that she delivers mid way:

‘Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?
You look familiar
You wanna dance?
Yeah
I guess I just don’t recognize you with your clothes on
(that laugh)
What are you waiting for??

Pretty much sums it all up, now doesn’t it? 

 

Come join the music party…

 

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15 Essential Madonna Rewerks

Madonna fans certainly know how to hold music hoops when it comes to discussing just which one of her records is our favorite. But if there’s one thing that all of us Madge fans can agree on, is that she’s the undisputed Queen of all things dance music.

Since arriving on the scene in ’82 with the cheeky, “Everybody,” Ms. Ciccone has proven to be royalty both on the Billboard charts and on dance floors across the globe with her catalogue of disco-licked ditties. Over the span of her four decades making us dance for our lives, Madonna has earned forty-six #1 Billboard dance hits (a record no one will beat.), with each one taking us into all kinds of different dance directions.

But the main art of Madonna’s astounding dance success is that she’s been absolutely rewerked for her life by some of the best in the DJ biz–Dave Aude, Paul Oakenfold, Peter Rauhofer (R.I.P.), David Morales–and many more on a long, long list of legendary turntable masterminds who’ve taken on the Queen of Pop‘s most precious hits and turned them into thunderous dance floor confections.

Since we’re inching closer to Madonna’s birthday this Sunday, there’s not a better time to cut to the front of the line of the beat buffet that I’ve personally cooked up for everyone. Now, since every DJ and Madonna fan are different, these are the ones that have personally tickled my headphones through the years and will continue to do so for all of music eternity. Meaning, I love hits like “Music” and “Hung Up” just the groovy way they are, which is way they’re not on the list. #nomusicshade

At the end of the day, it’s all abut what you like and what you get down to, and I hope everyone will absolutely get down to some of my favorite Madonna rewerks. Enjoy!

Ready…set…get your Madonna Rewerk Wednesday on.

 

“Holiday”/Stardust/Stuntmasterz Mash-up 

Because music always sounds better during a Madonna “Holiday.” 

“Into The Groove”/You Can Dance Rewerk

A nearly nine minute rewiring of Madonna’s best dance single. Pardon Philly Mixtape‘s french, but putain pur bonheur.

Vogue/12″ Mix

12″ of “Vogue” means even more striking and posing. 

“Deeper and Deeper”/David Morales Club Mix

Mr. Morales takes the already deep tone of the original and takes it into even more deliciously deep house music waters. That organ intro though….

“Secret”/Junior’s Extended Luscious Club Mix

The absolute pinnacle of ’90s house music is right here. 

“Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”/Miami Mix 

The truth is…those castanets will get us every time and that this remix owns our Evita lives. 

“Frozen”/Calderone Refire

Mr. Calderone took the icy mood of the original to even more chilling dance heights with his retelling. The legendary DJ would also turn every single released from Ray of Light into ten-minutes plus of hard core late-’90s dance music lovin’ that our headphones will never forget. 

“Nothing Really Matters”/Club 69 Speed Mix

’90s dance music mind f$%k part one….

“Skin”/Club 69/Victor Calderone & Peter Rauhofer/The Collaboration Remix

…and ’90s dance music mind f$#k part two. Thank you, Mr. Rauhofer and friends. 

“What It Feels Like For A Girl”/Oakenfold Rewerk

The remix that was featured in the accompanying video that became Madonna’s last banned videos on the music channel. Even today, Oakenfold’s opus still plays out just as intense as it did when Madonna was picking up her grandmother from the Ol Kuntz Rest Home

GHV2 Megamix/Thunderpuss

One of the most highly regarded Madonna hits mash-ups of all time. Headphones down. Now, put them back on and listen. 

“Hollywood”/Jacques Lu Cont’s Thin White Duck Mix

THIS was the thunderous remix that was playing when Madonna terrorized, err, kissed Britney and Xtina at the ’03 VMA’s Enough said. 

“Get Together”/Peter Rauhofer Private Mix

While he keeps the moody pace of the original, the dearly departed Mr. Rauhofer creates a whole new kind of deep after hours fantasy with just might be one of his most underrated rewerks.

Erotica/Confessions Tour Remix

Equally as naughty as the original, but with a little more “S” and a little less “M.” Pure bedroom confessions bliss. 

“Girl Gone Wild”/Dave Aude

Mr. Aude takes the Benny Benassi cooked up original to new levels of Molly-tingling music ecstasy. Part throwback late-’90s house/part amped up, all things one of Mr. Dave’s best Madonna remix offerings.

Bonus–“Bitch I’m Madonna/Rosabel’s Bitch Move Refire

DJ Rosabel Takes the “eh” feeling of the original to new, soaring electrified dance heights. Hit the floor with the Material Girl…right now. 

 

 

 

 

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Madonna Summer Grooves of the Day/”Who’s That Girl”/”Causing a Commotion”

Musically picture it–summer of ’87. Ms. Madonna was all wrapped up in the pinnacle of her ’80s super-stardom, fresh from True Blue and heading straight into Like a Prayer mode. But in between the time she pleaded with papa and had us all down on our knees, she made a fun, flirty, disastrous little film called, Who’s That Girl, along with a soundtrack that was just oh, so much Madonna fun.

Released on August 7th, 1987, Who’s That Girl, the story of a street-smart diva, Nikki, who is falsely accused of murdering her boyfriend (and gets into lots of trouble with Griffin Dunne), was met with shade throwing reviews from critics who declared Madonna’s movie career officially dead now that her latest venture proved just as lackluster as her preceding film, Shangai Surprise. While, yes, Who’s That Girl was a Fantastic Four-sized bomb at the box office, it did go on to become a cult classic, and for many Madonna fans, it’s regarded as one of their favorite Queen of Pop flicks. 

But of course, the best part of all the Who’s That Girl pop culture action was its accompanying soundtrack (as well as the uber-succesful Who’s That Girl tour.) laced with a beat buffet of random synthed-up ’80s acts, and a handful of Madonna jams including the classic #1 title track, as well as “Causing a Commotion,” one of Madonna’s few #2 singles, and perhaps one of her most deliciously underrated. There’s also the cheeky, “Can’t Stop,” and the steamy, “The Look of Love,” which is one of Madge’s steamiest bedroom-ready beats. There’s also some other songs on the record, too, but did you ever really listen to them? Well, except maybe Club Nouveau’s “Step By Step.” Sorry, “El Coco Loco” by Coati Mundi. Oh, the ’80s.

Ready…set….Who’s That Girl.

Cause a summer music commotion..