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Lost In Dance Music

Lose Yourself To Dance – Daft Punk feat Pharrell & Nile Rodgers -single

The current  holy trinity of dance music return with the second best single from Random Access Memories.  If spring/early summer was all about Get Lucky, then late summer/autumn will be all about Lose Yourself To Dance!

Those expecting Get Lucky Part 2 are in for a pleasant surprise, as this time around they have  gone for a downtempo groove with obligatory handclaps. I  can visualise clubbers doing the bustop or the bump to. Below is an excellent, Soul Train video on Youtube which highlights my point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nile Rodgers’s guitar work is funktastic; Pharrell highlights this with a number of “Guitar” ad libs. A joyous ode to just letting loose on the dancefloor, with the robots encouraging everyone to CMon CMon CMon, with the mega sales of Random Access Memories it is unlikely that Lose Yourself To Dance will have the same impact as Get Lucky but I for one intend to get lost in this dance music!

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Thicke Blurred Lines

Robin Thicke at the DNC convention on August 2...

Robin Thicke at the DNC convention on August 29, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robin Thicke feat T.I & Pharrell – Blurred Lines

What do you get if you splice Marvin Gaye‘s Got To Give It Up & Madonna’s Give It To Me, with a dash of saucy lyrics throw in a rapper (T.I) & one of the men of the moment Pharrell Williams; plus a little controversy (the unrated video) you end up with Blurred Lines which is shaping up to be Thicke’s biggest ever UK hit.

Robin Thicke is no overnight sensation, think of him as Justin Timberlake but without commercial success, apart from his 2007 hit Lost Without U, however Blurred Lines, taken from the forthcoming album of the same name is about to change this.

Blurred Lines is a record that will get any party groovin  for sure, with an infectious yelp, a Prince like falsetto and a heavy bass.  Is there an act this year that Pharrell wont gatecrash?

 

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