Flashback Friday Video : Gloria Gaynor ‘I Will Survive’

Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, ‘I Will Survive’ is the hit song recorded by Gloria Gaynor in October 1978 and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

The song’s lyrics describe the narrator’s discovery of personal strength following an devastating breakup, delivered with increasing confidence and backed by a stirring instrumental accompaniment. One of the most famous disco songs of all time and Gaynor’s biggest hit to this day, ‘ … Survive’ reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and on the UK Singles Chart on consecutive weeks.

Years prior to MTV a promotional video was filmed in 1979 at the New York discothèque called Xenon. Sheila Reid-Pender of Harlem, NY is the featured skater in the video from the skating group, The Village Wizards, though Gloria was not present during the taping of the rollerskating segment.

Originally released as the B-side to a cover version of the Righteous Brothers song “Substitute“, “I Will Survive” became a worldwide hit for Gaynor when club disc jockeys played that side of the record instead. New copies of the 45 rpm single were eventually pressed with “I Will Survive” as the A-side (“Substitute” itself peaked at #7 on the Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart in October 1978, equaling to #107 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart).

The song received the Grammy Award for Best Disco Recording in 1980, the only year the award was given. It is ranked #492 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time“, and ranked at #97 on Billboard magazine’s “All-Time Hot 100″. In 2000, the song was ranked #1 in VH1‘s list of the 100 greatest dance songs.

Mashup Artist Carlos Serrano Tests Kanye Again The Weeknd

When you combine two amazing songs into one awe-worthy mashup, you’re sure to turn heads and that’s exactly what Carlos Serrano did with ‘Can’t Feel My Face‘ by The Weeknd and ‘Stronger‘ by Kanye.

It’s mashups like these that can make listeners think, “How did I not think of doing that myself?’ The Weeknd has become one of the most sought after artists after hits like this, ‘Often‘ ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ and ‘Love Me Harder’ with Ariana Grande.

We not guarantee that you’ll have this jam on repeat all week but you can grab your personal copy right here, right now!

Kanye West vs. The Weeknd – Feel Stronger (Carlos Serrano Mix) | Download

Former One Direction Member Zayn Malik Signs with RCA

Former One Direction member Zayn Malik recently signed a deal with Turn First Artists, the elite management agency that includes Iggy Azelia, Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora.

Despite early-July rumblings that Zayn had signed to Simon Cowell’s Syco Music label, that is not the case as the former boy band members inks a recording contract deal with RCA Records. And Cowell went out of his way to tweet his congratulations, stating:

Previous stars to ditch their boy band roots and go solo include Nick Jonas from The Jonas Brothers, whose song ‘Jealous‘ has created great momentum for his solo career, Justin Timberlake from *N Sync and Robbie Williams from Take That from the United Kingdom .

All of us at PRO MOTION want to wish Zayn the best of luck with RCA as we know he’ll be in good hands!

New Act WildOnes Brings Back Progressive House with ‘You Dancing’

2015’s been the year of future bass, with countless producers creating their own sub-genres of Flume’s electronic sound. A place where progressive house lived several years ago it was energetic, exciting, and caught the attention of the masses thanks to acts like Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta ,and Avicii.

In an attempt to bring back the thrill, Russian trio WildOnes present ‘You Dancing’, their debut release on Tritonal’s Enhanced imprint. The powerful and emotional record is primed with plenty o’ energy to fuel you through the warm weather months.

WildOnes feat. David Julien – You Dancing (Original Mix)

Sultan + Shepard Go Deep with ‘Chasing (In The Night)’

Given the current overload of deep house productions perhaps its better to join them rather than beat them (pun intended). And the latest team to join this musical movement is Sultan + Shepard, the Los Angeles-based duo known, primarily, for their progressive guns.

Stepping out of their musical comfort milieu, S + S perform wonders on ‘Chasing (In The Night)’ on Mixmash Records. Featuring the confident vocals of Lauren Mason do yourself a favor a grab a copy of this brilliant collaboration.

Sultan + Shepard Feat. Lauren Mason – Chasing (In The Night) | Purchase

Tim Gunter Remixes Matthew Koma’s ‘SFR’

Matthew Koma‘s, ‘SFR’ or ‘So F***in’ Romantic’, has been remixed by Austin-based producer Tim Gunter although the original has yet to be released. Perhaps Koma’s team plans on revealing the record in an unorthodox manner by unveiling the remixes prior.

Gunter structures the vocals into a chill trap blueprint, keeping the energy warm and low-key. And if you’re a fan of this remix (below) we highly recommend you listen to his Mario remix of ‘Let Me Love You‘. The song is about to surpass 6,000,000 Soundcloud plays and has proven itself to be the ultimate throwback!

Matthew Koma – SFR (Tim Gunter Remix)

The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ Video

On Tuesday of this week The Weeknd teased his highly anticipated video for “Can’t Feel My Face” and he’s now made it available exclusively on Apple Music.

Currently at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 the record is a certified smash and with the recent release of the video ‘  … Face’ may finally have a chance to unseat OMI’s “Cheerleader” next week.

aka Abel Tesfaye, the artist’s recently adopted Michael Jackson-esque sound comes as he pairs his vocal skills with super pop producer Max Martin … a creative partnership he recently spoke to the New York Times about.

Fox Stevenson + Curbi Team Up on Spinnin Records’ ‘Hoohah’

Fox Stevenson and company have opted to rebrand his image and focus their attention on a more mainstream rather than the stricktly bass marketplace.

Best known for his delicious drum & bass beats, Stevenson maintains his original stylistic direction yet aims higher at a broader more popular sound in hopes of making the genre more accessible.

On ‘Hoohah’ Fox teams up with new Spinnin signee Curbi, a young future house aficionado and, together, they’ve created an incredibly unique house choon with a very catchy melody which will be available for purchase on August 17th!

Fox Stevenson & Curbi – Hoohah

Do The ‘Dance Apocalyptic’ for FOLD Headliner Janelle Monáe

Two years ago, the sexy and ultra chic Janelle Monáe dropped her music video for ‘Dance Apocalyptic’, an intoxicating retro-pop record that brought back the swing-n-sway from back in the doo-wop days. And in less than a week (on Aug 4/5) she, along with a star studded line up, including Beck, Duran Duran, Pharrell Williams, Chaka Khan, and more, will be performing at the FOLD Festival, hosted by Nile Rodgers.

It’s been nearly a year since Monáe released new music but this New York performance may reveal some new and exciting things to come.

Curious? Buy your tickets HERE to see (and hear) her for yourself!

Janelle Monáe – Dance Apocalyptic

Matisse & Sadko Release ‘Memories’ After 2 Beatport Charters with Garrix

Russian duo Matisse & Sadko have just released ‘Memories’ on Spinnin Deep. This title follows their back-to-back collaborations with Martin Garrix, both of which secured a #1 Beatport Top 100 position within the same week.! This rapid fire technique seems to be a winning formula as Radio 1’s DJ Danny Howard has premiered their latest record.

With this single M & S change up their style with a deep house groove and an emphasis on the piano progression. The androgynous pitched-down vocal glides, effortlessly, across the jazzy and sensual audio atmosphere, proving it a great fit for the dutch imprint.

D you prefer the duo’s progressive house style in ‘Dragon‘ and ‘Break Through The Silence‘ or ‘Memories’?

Matisse & Sadko – Memories (DJ Danny Howard Artist Premiere)

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