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Billboard Dance Chart Update [9.12.15]


A week away from the Labor Day weekend PRO MOTION and the BB DJ community bid farewell to August and welcome in the Fall season with Kelly Clarkson (#2) Icona Pop (#3*) Hilary Duff (#18*) K.C & The Sunshine Band (#30) Bob Sinclar (#34*) Air Supply (#43* Debut) with brand new Autumn releases from Matthew Koma (RCA) and Rob Thomas (Big Beat/Atlantic). And for a complete listing of all singles on the newest Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Top 50 chart please below.


(Big Beat/Atlantic)


The follow up ‘All Night’ that peaked at #1 in 2014, the KING ARTHUR + JUMP SMOKERS + 10K ISLAND + SAM FELDT + GHASSEMI + CLUB KILLERS + CLUB KILLERS + TOMMIE SUNSHINE + OBSCENE + DIGITAL FARM ANIMALS + K THERORY + PARTY THIEVES remixes move the Swedish duo’s current single into this week’s #3* Billboard dance chart position





As the CUTMORE + GOLDEN PONY versions break the Billboard Dance Top 20 – at #18* – PRO MOTION pulls the trigger on the RAY COSTA remix



(Slaag Productions)


Within two week’s of PRO MOTION-al service the QUENTIN MOSIMANN + ROBBIE RIVERA + SIMON DE JANO & MADWILL + PINK PANDA + YASS + REDONDO remixes contribute to the #1 BREAKOUT to #43* HOT SHOT DEBUT to #34* Billboard dance chart climb



(RCA Records)


Surrounded by a wonderful set of TIM GUNTER + MOTI + THE KNOCKS remixes , the lead singer of ‘Spectrum’ by Zedd returns with his own solo single scheduled for this week’s Billboard chart BREAKOUT


(Air Supply Music – Australia)


The legendary Australian balladeers enjoy their second consecutive Top 50 Billboard dance charter as the TOM ‘SUPERCHUMBO’ STEPHAN remixes make the move from #2 BREAKOUT to #43* DEBUT





The former Matchbox Twenty lead singer follows up his two previous #1* Billboard dance charters with the BOTTAI + DJ RIDDLER + MOTi remixes that are set up for a pre-Labor Day BREAKOUT position



 (Sunshine Sound)

Courtesy of the LEE DAGGER + TONY MORAN & MIKE LORELLO + JULIAN MARSH + D DEI & ESTATE + JOHN LEPAGE & BRIAN CUA + DAVE AUDÉ remixed package the 1970’s disco pop star enjoys his first Billboard dance chart single in 31 years at #30




Flashback Friday Video : Jamiroquai ‘Virtual Insanity’

Virtual Insanity” was the second single from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai‘s third studio album, Travelling Without Moving. The Columbia Records release reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart and #38 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1997.

Directed by Jonathan Glazer “Virtual Insanity” is Jamiroquai’s most famous music video earning ten nominations and winning four awards – including “Breakthrough Video” and the “Best Video of the Year” – at the 1997 MTV Video Music Awards.  And the artist performed the song ‘live’ recreating the famous floor moving concept with two moving walkways on the stage floor during that year’s telecast.

The ‘Virtual Insanity’ video consists mainly of Jamiroquai singer, Jay Kay, dancing and performing the song in a bright white room with a grey floor. The video earned recognition from critics for its special effects: the floor appears to move while the rest of the room stays still. At some points the camera tilts up or down to show the floor or ceiling for a few seconds, and when it returns to the central position, the scene has completely changed. Other scenes show a crow flying across the room, a cockroach on the floor, the couches bleeding and the other members of Jamiroquai in a corridor being blown away by wind. This became the second video released by Jamiroquai to be successfully done in one complete, albeit composited, shot; Space Cowboy being the first. In a short making-of documentary, director Jonathan Glazer describes how the walls move on a stationary grey floor with no detail, to give the illusion that the floor is moving. In several shots, chairs or couches are fixed to the walls so that they appear to be standing still, when in fact they are moving. In other shots chairs remain stationary on the floor, but the illusion is such that they appear to be moving.

‘Kids’ by MGMT Gets Brought Back To Life By Gazzo

Kids‘ by MGMT was originally released in 2008 by Sony Music Entertainment and has continued to be a relevant song amongst millenials’ playlists.

The title landed at the #9 spot on the U.S. Billboard Rock Songs chart and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Pop Performance by a duo or Group With Vocals. And the song has since been covered countless times by bands like The Kooks, Cage The Elephant and Chiddy Bang.

Today, Republic’s new artist Gazzo has decided to take a stab at the synthpop record and injects it with his gritty progressive house style. Carly Simmons, the vocalist on this latest version does a phenomenal job and makes us wonder if this feature will be a breakthrough track for the young recording artist’s career.

Gazzo feat. Carly Simmons – Kids (MGMT COVER) | Download

3 Reasons Why Twitter Is Destroying Starkillers’ DJ Career

Twitter has, for some time now, been a therapeutic platform for DJs to express their frustrations, fears, and anger.

Starkillers is an artist who’s been involved in dance music since 2004 and his website biography states the following:

He has always fought the system and challenged the idea of what is normal or politically correct. He is not okay with being told “that’s just the way things are.” He has always questioned the “why”. Always marching on and fighting in an over flooded market of talent.

While the above copy sounds positive the fact remains that he doesn’t want to conform to societal standards and is, forever, looking to push the envelope. To this point it seems that Starkillers is doing a bit more damage than good via Twitter.

Starkillers vs Avicii Battle #1

Starkillers vs Avicii Battle #2

Starkillers vs Avicii Battle #3

Kelly Clarkson Covers Selena Gomez’s ” … Heart Wants What It Wants’

Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson is currently on the road with her eighth headlining tour in support of her seventh studio album, Piece By Piece.

It was during her show at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona that she decided to perform ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’, one of her favorite songs, by Selena Gomez.

The fan video of her version is now all over the worldwide web as she applies her signature power-vocals to the former pop single.

Selena Gomez – The Heart Wants What It Wants

5 Songs To Convince You That Me And My Toothbrush Is Your New Favorite Act

Chances are you didn’t know that there’s an act in the music space named Me And My Toothbrush. And better yet, they’re amazing! Little is known about the members, personally or, for that matter, how many members there are. But with them, it’s all about the music … deep funky music.

Me And My Toothbrush release their music exclusively through Enormous Tunes, the imprint that belongs to Helvetic Nerdz. And in order to convince you that this act is one of the best thing to enter your life, we present (below) five songs .

Thomas Jack’s Debut Single Receives Uplifting Remix from Alex Schulz

Alex Schulz‘s melodic house remix of ‘Rivers‘ by Thomas Jack not only equals the beauty of the original but also injects a sense of innocence throughout the melody.

Though both German producers work with similar types of sounds it’s not clear if Alex Schulz is related to Robin Schulz. Regardless, Alex is putting together a strong case as to why he should be the more prominent of the Schulz pack, which also includes Markus Schulz from Miami.

Lido Recreates Remix of ‘Drowning’ by BANKS with Full Orchestra

A salute to Norwegian  production, Lido’s remix of ‘Drowning‘ by BANKS was released a year ago and the musical intricacies along with his dynamic vocals are awe-inspiring.

Interested in taking his remix to the next level Lido, a year later, tp perform the composition with full orchestra. Here ee woos the audience with his feathery voice and turns the song into an absolute live masterpiece.

Feel free to compare the two versions below.

Lido performing Drowning (Remix) by BANKS with KORK Orchestra

JoJo Returns To Music With 3 New Singles

Powerhouse pop vocalist JoJo, has finally made her way back to music! And last week the 24-year-old diva released ‘Tringle’ , a collection of three new singles.

JoJo’s been in the entertainment industry for more than a decade and for past eight years has been fighting desperately to release new music.

In 2004 at the age of twelve, the singer signed a seven-album deal with the Blackground Recordings.  But after the release of her second album, ‘The High Road,’ the label did not support her follow up full length.

Unable to break her contract JoJo filed a lawsuit in 2009 against Da Family Entertainment/Blackground, citing a breach of contract, alleging the label failed to secure distribution for her album and forced her into a state of limbo. The suit, however, was ultimately dropped after the label found distribution with Interscope.

In July of 2013, JoJo filed another lawsuit with the New York State Supreme Court against Blackground and Da Family, citing failure on the part of the label to release her third album and for allegedly neglecting to pay producers and vendors she worked with. She also invoked the New York law which protects minors from being trapped in contracts that exceed seven years. JoJo finally won the case and was release from her contract.

Recently Atlantic Recordings offered her a new deal and is excited to help JoJo continue her path to stardom. Check out all three singles, ‘When Love Hurts’ , ‘Say Love’ and ‘Save My Soul’, below.

SNBRN Announces Ultra Signing + 7 Songs

Earlier this week, Los Angeles artist SNBRN announced his recent signing to Ultra Records and has several singles nearing completion. In the interim and to keep his fans calm and content, he’s decided to release seven remixes and edits including ‘Need U 100%‘ by Duke Dumont. Built on a piano-house foundation, he creates a captivating groove with high strings and his signature deep bassline.

SNBRN has been on the radar of major industry professionals, music bloggers, and consumers for quite some time and you can download this song, along with the six others, below.

Duke Dumont – Need You (100%) (SNBRN Remix) | Download