Led by vocalist Jill Lamoureux, LA-based electro-pop band Scavenger Hunt introduces their tantalizingly retro-influenced sound, reminiscent of pure 80’s pop. The West coast act has performed with Capital Cities, Haerts, and it’s only a matter of time before they, too, become headliners themselves.
Several weeks back Scavenger Hunt released their Wildfire EP and the title track’s melody and lyrics has the potential to score big at pop level . Perfect for rom-com film licensing we hope you enjoy this musical gem as much as we do!
Two days away from PRO MOTION‘s 32nd anniversary in the dance music business, our gratitude abounds as the Billboard DJ panel saw it fit to make Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea#1* along with very impressive dance chart statistics for Giorgio Moroder ft Sia (#4*), Stereolove ft Sara Loera (#27*), Kelly Clarkson (#2 Breakout), Zameer ft Mia Martina (#5 Breakout) as we release the new KC & The Sunshine Band (mixed by Tony Moran & Ralphi Rosario) today and Hilary Duff (RCA) comes out next week! For a complete list of all singles on this week’s Hot Dance Club Play Top 50 list please below.
GIORGIO MORODER FT SIA ‘DÉJÀ VU’
Following his #1 single (with Kylie Minogue) and her last ‘Elastic Heart’ chart topper, the BENNY BENASSI + 7TH HEAVEN + FELIX JAEHN remixes glide, effortlessly, into the Top 5 at #4*
From #47* DEBUT to #37* to #27* PRO MOTION supplements the 7TH HEAVEN + VINNY VERO versions with the brand new PARRALOX remix … en route to the Billboard Top 20
ZAMEERFTMIA MARTINA ‘‘CRAZY‘
(BPM Group – Canada)
Like her prior Top 10 Billboard dance charter (with Dev from Far*East Movement), Mia Martina lends her vocal talents to this Canadian DJ/artist’s debut single as the RALPHI ROSARIO remixes secure the #5 BREAKOUT
Within a week of PRO MOTION-al service, the follow up to her #1* ‘Heartbeat Song’ – with the 7TH HEAVEN + TyDi + TOM SWOON + VICETONE remixes – attract the chart support from 27% of the Billboard DJ panel and the #2 BREAKOUT
PRO MOTION tips it’s marketing caps to the Billboard club reporting panel for it’s die-hard commitment to this American/Australian collaboration as the REMIX COLLECTION lock’s in this week’s #1* dance chart position!
Released on February 6, 1992, “Jump” was the hit debut single by the American Hip Hop duo Kris Kross.
As the first song from their debut album Totally Krossed Outthe title achieved international success, topping charts in Switzerland, Australia, and the United States. Additionally, it was the third best-selling song in America in 1992 with sales of 2,079,000 physical copies that year.
Kris Kross’s members’ Chris ‘Mack Daddy’ Kelly and Chris ‘Daddy Mack’ Smith were only 12 and 13 years old when they recorded their hit song. “Jump” was written and produced by Jermaine Dupri. At the time it was the fastest selling single in fifteen years and stayed on top of the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks
Kris Kross’s debut album sold over four million copies, ‘Jump’ ranked #75 on “VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90’s”, and #2 on their “Child Stars” Top 10 list.
More recently, the song (mislabeled as “Jump, Jump”) was ranked at #34 on the list of the 100 Worst Songs Ever by Matthew Wilkening of AOL Radio, who tells the reader not to blame the kids of Kris Kross, but to look behind the curtain for Treach (of Naughty By Nature) and Dupri, whom he labeled as “true villains”.
Earlier this morning the TODAY Show decided to bring us back to the 80’s with their Throwback Thursday special featuring Boy George and the Culture Club.
Bassist Mikey Craig said, “We’ve got a new album coming out next year, which is a mixture of eclectic sounds and styles — just like us — and I can’t wait for it.” And legendary lead singer, George (O’Dowd), chimed in by saying:
“I have a really healthy relationship with my past, ’cause I haven’t had to live in it. So when I go back to doing the old songs, for me, it’s like fun. I kind of feel blessed to do what I do now. I feel really lucky to get paid to do what I love.”
The British band will embark on a North American tour this summer including stints at the Beacon Theatre in New York, Foxwoods in Connecticut, and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and HERE‘s a full list of their tour dates.
In the music world Denver-based producer Nick Miller goes by Illenium and he has gained a solid reputation for his melodic bass lines.
PRO MOTION recently covered ‘Spirals‘, his collaboration with Sound Remedy, that captures the ethereal vocals of King Deco. Ambient in atmosphere and blissful in tone, the production showcases a lusciously-layered piece of art filled with innocence.
Miller’s latest work is a remix of ‘Operate‘ by Kill Paris that incorporates his signature melodic touch. Illenium keeps the record fresh with an indie foundation and smart vocal manipulation and the smooth rendition is available as a free download below.
Kill Paris ft. Royal – Operate (Illenium Remix) |Download
From Atlanta, Georgia, Halogen is a production duo who decided to rebrand themselves half a year back when they realized the international resurgence of house music popularity. Prior to 2015, their musical medium of choice was progressive and electro house which couldn’t provide the necessary foundation to fully launch themselves as artists.
Fast forward to the summer of 2015 where their new sound has led to several viral remixes including ‘Hurricane‘ by Misterwives … a sweet deep house spin on the original single.
Not the first Electronic Dance Music producers to switch musical gears, it will be interesting to see how this shift toward house music will affect the careers of other rising artists trying to catch the right wave at the right time.
One of the newer talents from the streets of New York City is Bill Dess, better known as Vesper, the young man who cut his teeth on the remix of ‘You’ll Never Be Alone’ by Andrea Balency. Part of a Beatport competition, the original composition was worked on by 600 contestants, including Vesper.
After several weeks of self-promotion prior to Beatport’s decision, Vesper was deemed the winner of the contest; not too bad a start for a newcomer.
Since his work on ‘ …Alone’, Dess has collaborated on a juicy future bass remix of ZHU’s ‘Faded‘ with his good friend and fellow New Yorker Kalev. And this week, Vesper delivers ‘Central Park West’, a original offering that pays homage to the place where he does some office best thinking. Simple and clean, the production is a low-key tune sparked with an urban appeal.
Proof positive that Atlantic Records is committed to Charlie Puth . the major label has aligned his talents with Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne and, most recently, Wale. ‘Marvin Gaye’, his collaboration with Meghan Trainor has since been re-styled as a production between him and Wale who deals a verse.
Prior to signing with Atlantic, Puth was a student at Berklee University and had grown a sizable following on YouTube for his viral covers of pop records. Interestingly enough, he was originally signed to Ellen Degeneres label for a few months but opted out of his contract due to the lack of creative freedom.
His track with Wiz jumped to #1 on the iTunes and Billboard charts in an instant and his track with Lil Wayne is following suit.
Scheduled for release later this year,Santigold is hard at work on her new album, the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Master of My Make-Believe’ .
In the meantime, the American artist has just shared “Radio”, a new song featured on the soon-to-be released soundtrack for the coming-of-age flick Paper Towns, starring Cara Delevingne. Vampire Weekend, Vance Joy, Alice Boman, Son Lux, Grouplove and others have also contributed to the film score.
As you listen to Lemaitrewe suggest you sync it up to The Great Gatsby trailer (below) and see how smoothly they work together. Classy, sexy and luxurious, ‘Closer’ featuring Jennie A captures the early 1920’s time period due, in large, part to the brass lead and high staccato piano.
Moreover, the movie’s soundtrack utilized classic styles with a modern flare … exactly what Lemaitre does as well. It is both innovative and creative in execution and very reminiscent of Big Gigantic’s portfolio of music.