Despite being busy making appearances on festivals in both Europe and the UK, there’s nothing stopping Example from releasing the video for his new single ‘Say Nothing’. The new single which is out on September 16, succeeds the recent collaboration of Example and Calvin Harris.
The video, which was shot in Spain, is predominantly in a light blue colour, following Example in a deserted place. In all honesty, we’re not quite sure yet about the track, as you can read in our findings here, but given it’s example and he’ll get loads of radio play, this is surely going to be another massive hit for him.
‘Say Nothing’ is taken from the new album ‘The Evolution of Man’ – due for release later in 2012, and produced by Dirty South.
Elliot Gleave, better known under his stage name Example, already teased in several interviews his new album would have a more rocky edge to it but a first preview of what that might sound like is now available to hear , in the form of the singer/rapper’s new single ‘Say Nothing’.
Example, who’s currently featuring on the Calvin Harris collaboration ‘We’ll Be Coming back’ nicely continues with the style of dance music since his debut album ‘Playing In The Shadows’. But while he’s previous singles had a much more catchy chorus to sing along, the Dirty South produced track ‘Say Nothing’ makes up more than well for its stadium feeling, a hooky guitar riff and signature Example lyrical prowess. With the new collaboration already on its way to the number 1 midweek charts, looks like Example is yet again set to dominate the radio and charts with the release of the new track.
‘Say Nothing’ succeeds the number 1 hit singles ‘Changed the Way You Kiss Me’ and ‘Stay Awake’ and will be available on September 16 through Ministry of Sound. Example’s third album is expected for a late 2012, early 2013 launch.
The idea of legend Elton John working together with the Australian mastermind duo behind ‘Empire of the Sun’, Pnau raised quite a few intrigued eye brows. ”I’ve always wanted to do an electronica album’ Elton John recently said in an interview ‘but I didn’t know how to do it’ . Yet when he heard the Pnau guys while he was touring Australia he was so impressed with them he signed them to his own record label and gave them the rights to do something very special with his collection of hits from the seventies…
…And ‘Good Morning to The Night’ is very special. If you have the idea in your mind about a few Elton John tracks been repackaged into an electronica concept album to set the man himself back into the spotlight, you are extremely wrong. In fact over the last year, Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes from Pnau have been mastering the art of creating mosaics by listening to the full back catalog of seventies hits by Elton, selecting fragments and lyrics, editing them and ending up with 8 brand new tracks. In fact 45 samples of Elton Classics were used for the eight tracks found on ‘Good Morning To The Night’
Opening the album is the summer feel good track ‘Good Morning To the Night’ which is recognized as one of the official London 2012 tracks and kicks off as the ultimate electronica party anthem, profiling Elton John as a great asset for the dance world. The second single ‘Sad’, which features samples of the tracks ‘Nice and Slow’, ‘Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word’, ‘Friends’, ‘Curtains’ and ‘Crazy Water’ takes a more relaxed ‘chillax at the swimming pool’ approach, while ‘Telegraph to The Afterlife’ goes into a full lounge setting.
The guys from Pnau have proven to do the Elton John tracks justice and come up with some brilliant tracks for this brand new album. Take ‘Black Icy Stare’ and ‘Karmatron’ for example which sees a fusion of electronica and orchestra in the typical 7oies setting, the latter especially is one of the highlights of the album. ‘Foreign Fields’ on the other hand is a very dreamy track showcasing a side of Elton John we would have never seen otherwise. Topping it all off, is the instrumental end track ‘Sixty’ which is simply the icing on the cake.
If there is one album to be incredibly excited about, this is the one to beat. Currently the number 1 in the UK, already, it is only a matter of time before the rest of the world gets the chance to listen to this special and unique Elton John vs Pnau project. Elton’s legacy in the world of electronica is now a fact and it’s only a matter of time, before the Aussies of Pnau get the attention they deserve.
‘Good Morning To The Night’ by Elton John vs Pnau is out now. Watch the video for ‘Sad’ below
Since the release of his first EP ‘All in One Sixty Dancehalls’ in 2009, Orlando Higginbottom better known under his stage name ‘Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ has changed the landscape of electro pop for good. Originally from the UK, Oxford based Orlando has been ripping up gigs around the globe with his live show of bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and of course… dancing dinosaurs. No wonder he’s world tours have not only been highly successful but earned him being a headliner on many summer festivals.
Early June, this year T.E.E.D released his debut studio album ‘Trouble’. A compilation of 14 full on mind blowing electro tracks including the singles ‘Trouble’, ‘Garden’ and ‘Tapes & Money’. Delivering such a strong debut album, and a substantial track record as a full on live act, T.E.E.N.D has all the potential to claim Calvin Harris throne in the dance world.
As a songwriter superstars like Mary J Blidge and Jennifer Lopez have been thrilled to work with New York based Wynter Gordon. While the ladies above have scored many hits themselves, appearances alongside FloRida and David Guetta and her own solo radio hit ‘Dirty Talk’, Wynter hasn’t really received the attention she deserves. Her first studio album ‘With the Music I Die’ failed to reach the charts last year.
But there’s no need to panic. The singer song writer, who’s been collaborating with the creme de la creme of the dance industry, is changing her musical direction radically and delivers a new single, ‘Stimela’, which not only sounds epic, but exposes the full qualities of the singer.
Laid back and loungy, that’s ‘Stimela’ a lovely electronic mid tempo track, which balances between the world of electro pop and new age music. The track which is released on July 9, is the lead for the first of four free EP’s known as ‘The Human Condition’. ‘Stimela’ is preceding the first EP which is called ‘Doleo’. We’re excited!
We like our electropop, and especially after the likes of Minnie Oh during DGMP, we are heading once again to Norway to meet the synthpop group Donkeyboy.
The group which consists of brothers Cato & Kent Sundburg, Peter Michelsen, Thomas Drabløs & Alexander Garborg Ågeda rose to fame in 2009, when they were discovered by a Warner Music employee on Myspace. Their first single ”Ambitions” was released a few months later and was heavily promoted by NRK radiostation P3. The single received a 7x platinum status in Norway and would the following year serve as the lead single X Factor winner Joe McElderry in the UK. After a string of hits, throughout 2009 the band released their debut album ”Caught in A life” which would go tripple platinum in Norway. A year later in 2010, the group would also pick up a European Border Breakers Award for their international succes.
And now the guys are back with a new album called ”Silver Moon”. We got recommendations to check out their song ”Get Up” and actually got completely hooked on it, which we thought was a great reason to share it with you. So definately check it out if you like a bit of electropop by a good proper Norwegian boyband. With lyrics as ”I Don’t like Mondays” this is the perfect song to get you out of bed for a monday morning. Despite perhaps the sadness of going back to work this is a song that will at least bring a smile to your face on the way to work. And good news, the song is also available in the UK.
Enjoy the song!
”Get Up” by Donkeyboy can be purchased via iTunes.
Calvin Harris feat Tinie Tempah - Drinking From The Bottle
The Risk - Missiles
Sinead O'Connor - 4th And Vine
Destiny's Child - Nuclear
Jessie Ware - If You're Never Gonna Move
Lawson - Learn To Love Again
Little Mix - Change Your Life
Tyler James feat Kano - Worry About You
Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don’t Say You Love Me
Tegan & Sara - Closer
Rita Ora - Radioactive
Wretch 32 - Pop
Angel - The World
Bastille - Pompeii
Laura Mvula - Green Garden
Ke$ha - C'mon
Ms MR - Fantasy
Nicole Scherzinger - Boomerang
Ed Drewett - Drunk Dial
Robbie Williams - Be A Boy (11/03)
Year chart 2012
These are GloPop Music's most listened tracks of 2012.
1 Florence + The Machine - Spectrum
2 Woodkid - Run Boy Run
3 Lana Del Rey - National Anthem
4 Solange - Losing You
5 Nina Zilli - L'Amore E Femmina (Out Of Love) (Italy '12)
6 Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
7 Loreen - Euphoria (Sweden '12)
8 Adele - Skyfall
9 PSY - Gangnam Style (강남스타일)
10 Ivi Adamou - La La Love (Cyprus '12)
11 GuGabriel - Salvation
12 Christophe Willem - Starlite
13 Bright Light Bright Light - Waiting For The Feeling
14 Girls Aloud - Something New
15 Paloma Faith - Never Tear Us Apart
16 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo - Let's Go
17 David Guetta ft Sia - She Wolf (Falling Into Pieces)
18 Alphabeat - Vacation
19 Passion Pit - Take A Walk
20 George Michael - White Light
21 Azealia Banks - 212 ft Lazy Jay
22 Matt Corby - Brother
23 Sam Sparro - I Wish I Never Met You
24 Rebeca Ferguson - Glitter & Gold
25 Elton John vs Pnau - Good Morning To The Night
26 Scissor Sisters - Let's Have A Kiki
27 Voltaire Twins - Solaris
28 Marina & The Diamonds - Power & Control
29 Muse - Survival
30 Will Young - Losing Myself
31 Saint Lou Lou - Maybe You
32 Coldplay - Princess of China ft Rihanna
33 Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
34 Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill 2012
35 The Wanted - I Found You
36 Stooshe - Black Heart
37 Aiden Grimshaw - Curtain Call
38 Alphabeat - Love Sea
39 Gaitana - Be My Guest (Ukraine '12)
40 Caravan Palace - Rock It For Me
41 Roman Lob - Standing Still (Germany '12)
42 Afro-Dite - The Boy Can Dance
43 Rita Ora - R.I.P ft Tinie Tempah
44 Justin Bieber - Beauty & A Beat ft Nicki Minaj
45 Misha B - Do You Think Of Me 125
46 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (What doesn't Kill You)
47 Katy Perry - Wide Awake
48 Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
49 terminal - Don't Worry My Love
50 Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful ft Emeli Sande
51 Madonna - Girl Gone Wild
52 Elton John vs Pnau - Sad
53 Nicki Minaj - Pound The Alarm
54 Gotye & Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
55 Kylie Minogue - Flower
56 Rihanna - Where Have You Been
57 Swedish House Mafia - Greyhound
58 One Direction - Little Things
59 Tulisa - Young
60 Archeo - The Payback
61 Christina Aguilera - Your Body
62 Avicii - Silhouettes
63 Cover Drive - Explode
64 Beyonce - End Of Time
65 Charlie Simpson - Farmer & His Gun
66 Usher - Climax
67 Chris Brown - Don't Wake Me Up
68 Aiden Grimshaw - Is This Love
69 Lawson - Taking Over Me
70 No Doubt - Settle Down
71 Madeon - Finale
72 Jakwob - Electrify ft Jetta
73 Shawnee Taylor - Colors
74 Playmen ft Riskykidd, Courtney & Elena - All The Time
75 Lana Del Rey - Ride
76 Celeste Buckingham - Run Run Run
77 Alex Clare - Too Close
78 SHM ft Knife Party - Antidote
79 Lil'Wayne - Mirrors Ft Bruno Mars
80 Pastora Soler - Quedate Conmigo/Stay with Me
81 Scissor Sisters - Only the Horses
82 Delta Goodrem - Dancing With A Broken Heart
83 FEM ft Cover Drive - Turn Up the Love
84 J.Lo ft Pit Bull - Dance Again
85 Jodie Harsh ft Mel C - Set Me Free
86 Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
87 Tom Dice - Out At Sea
88 Paloma Faith - Picking Up The Pieces
89 Usher - Scream
90 Burns - Lies
91 Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
92 Gossip - Perfect World
93 Jess Mills - For My Sins
94 Dune - Shoestring
95 The Script - Hall of Fame Ft Will.i.AM
96 Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
97 terminal - Together We Are One
98 Little Mix - DNA
99 Icona Pop - I Love It
100 Yasmin - Light Up The World
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