Monday, February 16, 2009

Nina Simone, Nadia Ali and Cicada oh my!

{Nadia Ali}

This first article is about someone who I hope needs no introduction. The voice behind the now famous song 'Rapture' and other smash club hits (from iiO). The girl who pens the lyrics to all of her own songs...Miss Nadia Ali!

On February 10th, Nadia Ali released her latest hot dance single, 'Love Story' on Beatport. The single will be released to Itunes on March 9th. With original production by Sultan & Ned Shepard, the release will include remixes from Starkillers, Sultan & Ned Shepard and Andy Moor, and will be supported by a new music video. Further remixes from The Scumfrog and others will follow. Just days after being premiered, Love Story was the number one breakout on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Chart, was featured on a number of the world's top mix shows, including Armin Van Buuren's "A State Of Trance," and was record of the week on Above & Beyond's "Trance Around The World."

The official release party for Love Story, including a full live performance by Nadia Ali, will be at 8PM on March 7, 2009 at Hiro Ballroom in NYC. For details and discounted advance tickets, please go to:

And also please enjoy the music video for 'Love Story':

Nadia Ali - Love Story

And here is 'Love Story' remixed by The Starkillers for you!

Nadia Ali - Love Story (Starkillers' Radio Edit) [click to download]

Visit Nadia Ali on MySpace

Visit the official Nadia Ali website

Purchase Nadia Ali music from the Itunes store by clicking the button below:
Nadia Ali

Purchase music from iiO at the Itunes store by clicking the button below:


Cates&dpL are starting to become fixtures on this site! Not only do I enjoy giving props to some talented local producers from Portland, OR, but these guys deserve it. Now calling OM Records home, Cates&dpL have a bright future ahead of them as they continue to take dancefloors worldwide by storm!

We have previously featured the talented duo's remixes of Ladyhawke, Claude VonStroke and Pink Floyd. Now enjoy their wonderful take on Nina Simone. This is a great deep house bootleg, reminds of some classic Deep Dish production work. Very well done!

Cates&dpL vs Nina Simone (Cates&dpL Flyhi Mix) [click to download]

Visit Cates&dpL on MySpace

Visit the Cates&dpL artist page on OM Records

Buy Cates&dpL music from the Itunes store by clicking the link below:

Buy Nina Simone music from the Itunes store by clicking the button below:
Nina Simone


Cicada shook up the dance world with their electro-pop debut in 2006. The album received rave reviews from publications including MixMag, DJ Mag, and Music Week. The trio had a slew of successful singles, and have remixed artists such as Depeche Mode, New Order and The Editors.

They released a new single earlier this year, 'Metropolis' which was recently remixed by The Twelves:

Cicada - Metropolis [The Twelves B-LIVE Rio Mix] [click to download]

Visit Cicada on MySpace

Buy music from Cicada at the Itunes store by clicking the button below:

One last musical treat, a special bootleg mashup that you should enjoy:

Be vs. Body Language (Mynd Over Mattah bootleg mashup) [click to download]

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