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Rewerk Wednesday/Dash Berlin

Whether in their native Netherlands, on dance floors across the globe, or at NOTO this Friday night, tantalizingly trance-d up dance music trio Dash Berlin knows how to give their massive audience the music business on the dance floor. 

Consisting of friends Eelke Kalberg, Sebastiaan Molijn (both producers) and Jeffrey Sutorius (front-runner), the group got their official start in 2006 after Sutorious came up with the concept and name. With all three of these gentlemen being well versed in pretty much every genre of electronic music and influential study of musical instruments, it was no surprise that their debut ditty, “Till the Sky Falls Down,” became a massive success when it hit dance floors a decade (!!) ago.

Boy, time really flies when you’re livin’ it up in those strobe lights, doesn’t it? 

Besides taking the dance charts by storm, Dash’s freshman powerhouse club anthem not only caught the headphones’ attention of fellow DJs across the planet, but also of the legendary Armin van Buuren, who showed the single lots of love during various shows and on his very own personal playlist. This would lead Dash Berlin to hit the touring scene hard (as any DJ should do if they want to get it), and pretty much since they crash landed into our shimmering worlds, they’ve been going non-stop across the world and beyond, which is most likely the reason you’re going to be living for them this weekend.

You know you are.

Of course, you can’t own the scene without a plethora of fresh studio romps to go along with it, and over their pulsating career, Dash Berlin has released a crate full of studio albums and have served up rewerks for The Chainsmokers, Janet Jackson, Justin  Timberlake and Annie Lennox, just to name a few on their esteemed list of slay.

But since there’s no use in going on and on about all of Dash Berlin‘s accomplishments (see…this) it’s better off to just hear them all, especially when it comes to their most recent L.P., “We Are(Part 2), which features lots of thunder as well as an incredible cover of Roxette’s classic ’90s rock ballad, “Listen to Your Heart,” that you just have to get down to right about…now. 

And then get those tickets to see Dash Berlin take over NOTO this Friday...your dance music life will thank you. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Underrated Destiny’s Child Grooves

So, anyone spill any Beychella, err, Coachella tea this past weekend? 

In case you were somehow stuck under a rock over the last few days, the world’s most highly publicized music festival once again took place in great Indio, California and will most likely continue to own our lives until this Sunday, April 22nd

And as we all witnessed, the opening weekend was home to tons of celebs, fabulously over-the-top festival ‘digs, and as usual, lots and lots of Lisa Rinna.

Of course, the talent on display, um, err, trumps all when it comes to this extravagant (?) music affair, and this year is no exception as The Weeknd, SZA, Kygo, St. Vincent, Kelela, Soulwax are all rivaling to make their mark on those Coveted Coachella stages. 

And as you might’ve expected, your headliner, Beyoncé, took full advantage of who the f@#k she is and delivered a set that once again gave the world another reason why she is indeed…Queen Bey.

However, the moment the Lemonade stirrer brought on Kelly and Michelle for a surprise (!!) Destiny’s Child reunion extravaganza? Music pearls across the globe were clutched in unison. And Mizz Williams‘ abs? Slay. 

With this life altering taking place this weekend (as a DC reunion do…), there’s no reason why everyone shouldn’t dive into the Billboard chart owning ladies’ music vault…because at the end of the day, thou shall not think you got it like that when it comes to not reveling in all things Destiny’s Child

While the gals’ classic hits like “Say My Name,” “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Survivor” and “Jumpin, Jumpin” will remain as fresh and fierce as the day they strutted into our CD players and TRL lives, it’s their more underrated body of werk that equally deserves some love. So, here’s ten oh, so deliciously underrated DC romps that’ll have you checkin’ up on these lovely ladies like it’s Darkchild ’99 all over again. 

“No, No, No” (Part 1) While we’ll forever cherish Part 2 of DC’s debut ditty (hey, Wyclef), its’ silky smooth rewiring deserves our headphones (and the bedroom’s) attention because it feels like we just don’t get down to it enough. 

“Get on the Bus”  Because you might have been too busy listening to both versions of “No, No, No,” DC’s follow-up single might have slipped under your Bey-dar. But it’s all good, because this Timbo touched treasure is right here on the best list possible. Now, turn it up and live that underrated DC life. 

“So Good”  Not just one of DC’s best recorded tracks, but one of the best god damn songs of all time. 

“Temptation”  That moment when Destiny’s Child throws down elements of “Knick Knack Paddy Whack” on top of one hell of a baby makin’ groove….flawless. 

“Bug A Boo” This only went to number thirty-three on the Billboard Hot 100. No further statements. Well, that and you betta cut those MCI phone poles, boo. Oh, the ’90s…bliss. 

“Independent Women” (Part 2)  You know these gals and sequels. Well, here’s another that’s equally as fiery as its predecessor. Yas, independent kween. 

“Nasty Girl” The real question is……why didn’t this Survivor burner/life theme song spend twenty-six weeks at number one? 

“Girl” Finally, Michelle gets to be the center of attention in a video! Sigh….

“Bootylicious” (Rockwilder Remix)   While the original will always liiiivvve in our Stevie Nicks hearts, we’re still not ready for this deliciously underrated remix. Isn’t that right, Missy and Rockwilder? Now, let’s shake that booty like a fat lady’s belly. 

“Check on It” Is this one B’s? DC’s? (it appears on the gals #1’s album, buy Bey just owns the video) Whatever the diva music case may be, this Swizz Beatz flavored ’06 romp is no doubt from The Pink Panther Movie, so it’s underrated by default. Now, check up on it and may you continue to live that underrated Destiny’s Child life…because it’s oh, so wonderful, isn’t it? Yaaaas. 

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Forgot About Friday/Jesse McCartney

When it comes to spilling about the nearly two-decade long career of “Beautiful Soul” crooner Jesse McCartney, it can be broken down in many, many ways.

You know…just in case you forgot. 

For one, we could break mugs about his accomplished acting skills, which have seen him take over the Broadway stages, as well as T.V. and movie screens across the globe.

We could also talk about his swooning vocal abilities, which have been laced across four studio albums and many, many, many songs for Disney. Or, we could most definitely spill about his incredible songwriting skills, in which he’s penned hits for the likes of Toni Braxton J.R. Rotem and Ms. Leona Lewis for a little/big breakup anthem called “Bleeding Love.” 

Or, we could spill about it all because Mr. McCartney is actually going to be taking over the Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Atlantic City this weekend, so a reminisce sesh on everything he’s given us over the years in certainly a must. 

After the “Shake” singer got his start on the Great White Way stages, he landed his first recurring acting gig on the long-running daytime opera, All My Children. This would lead McCartney to joining the ridiculously young boy band, Dream Street, all by the time he was just twelve years old.

Remember? Of course you do. 

But since, you know, boy bands certainly don’t last forever, McCartney got the smarts to branch out on his own and linked up a special songwriting contract with Disney. In fact, in the early ’00s, there wasn’t a Disney soundtrack that you could find that didn’t have the credits “written and performed by Jesse McCartney.” On his list of Mickey Mouse-d tunes are “Get Your Shine On” from Kim Possible, “The Best Day of My Life” from A Cinderella Story, and we just can’t leave out his rewiring of Elton John’s ’70s classic, “Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart” from Ella Enchanted, which also co-starred Ms. Ella herself, Anne Hathaway

Oh, and that moment he co-starred on the short-lived WB (and Aaron Spelling produced!) drama, Summerland, alongside Lori Loughlin, Zac Efron and True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten? F@#king priceless. 

Of course, McCartney’s own hits for all of us are the reasons why he’s still going strong, and with such Billboard charting hits like “Shake,” “Leavin,” “Body Language,” “How Do You Sleep?” and of course, “Beautiful Soul” all under his accomplished career belt, it’s no wonder we’re still kind of obsessed with him today. He’s even just released his latest romp, “Better With You,” which is set to serve as the lead single to his as-yet-untitled fifth studio album, which is due for your streaming pleasure later this year. 

So, there you have it….an A to Z stroll down memory lane with Jesse McCartney. Which means it’s the perfect time to get those tickets to see him in Atlantic City this weekend, because, let’s face it, this dude’s got talent…..

…..and because “Bleeding Love” is still your break up jam. 

Happy Forgot About Friday! 

Cover photo courtesy of Billboard