Beat Box - Fall’s Hottest Club Track
|Written by Jimmy Newsum on October 24 2012|
Fall’s Hottest Club Track
Summer is over, but thankfully, the heat on our nation’s gay dance floors shows no sign of cooling down. Clubs are working overtime to keep their rooms hot and sweaty. Here are the top scorchers being played this fall.
“Love’s Got a Hold On Me”
After stealing the spotlight on the first season of NBC’s The Voice as a Top Four Finalist, newly out Davis returns with a fierce single that proves she’s got the pipes to compete against Beyonce and Rihanna. Her voice is full, brash, and loud – leaps above the quality of many of her contemporaries. Rising star producer Magnificent manages to avoid aging the twenty something singer on her debut by employing plenty of current pop and R&B sounds, but the real kudos goes to Davis herself. Just as she did on her cover of When Love Takes Over, she belts her emotions with the conviction of a tornado siren, grabbing the listener and never letting go – just how we like it.
Music Plant Group
Faith Michaels joins international superstar DJ Georgie Porgie in this celebratory all-hands-in-the-air anthem about finding joy on the dance floor. Penned by the singer and the DJ, the track follows Michaels’ previous club smashes: “Neva Eva Eva” and “Fetish”. In this latest track, Michaels’ once again lends that hauntingly seductive speaking vocal we all love, but, as an added bonus, she sings! The females that triumphantly belt the chorus are; you guessed it, all Faith Michaels. And trust us; the girl can carry a tune.
“Everything That I Got”
Fly Again Music
The first single from her New and Number Ones dance album combines the classic Kristine sound club fans love with a mighty message about persevering through hard times. Even the celebrated dance artist (who currently ties Mariah Carey with most consecutive Billboard Dance number ones) admits she’s had to fight to stay afloat these past few years. In one of the most poignant moments of the track, Kristine sings how through it all, she still has her pride. It’s a potent message for all who have strived for greatness, or even for equality. The compilation album features remixes by Bimbo Jones, Twisted Dee, Subgroover and, the Grammy nominated, Stonebridge.
On her ten-track album, pop’s newest princess Shara Strand proves she’s more than a knockout face. In addition to impressive vocals, the young artist wrote three of the tracks on this album of sometimes heartbreaking, mostly heartwarming tunes. All are beautifully executed by Strand but the sure-fire standout is the first single release, “Jekyll or Hyde”. It’s about falling for someone with a duplicitous nature. The original has a country flair that will undoubtedly be compared to Taylor Swift. But it’s the fiery club remix, by DJ Mike Rizzo, that will become a dance floor staple.
Aiden Leslie has made a career singing heartfelt songs most guys wouldn’t dare own up to, from “World’s Away” (about struggling with the inevitability of change) to “Trying to Leave” (about trying to salvage a doomed relationship). “Diamond Dreams” continues Leslie’s exploration of the soul. The rocktronic single about making the impossible a reality artfully blends elements of rock, pop, and dance with hints of electronica. Infusing his remarkably tuneful pop songs with confessional lyrics like how he has spent his life “craving affection and creating protection” are what draws more and more fans to this deeply honest pop singer.