If you haven’t yet, head over to Attitude Magazine to read up on Salt Ashes’ interview on the inspiration behind “Somebody,” her upcoming projects, being compared to Kylie Minogue, and the origins of her name (it comes from a boat!) Check out an excerpt below of the interview, and head here to read it in its entirety! Oh and if you haven’t already purchased Salt Ashes’ latest single “Somebody” make sure you get it on iTunes today!
Somebody was, in fact, inspired by a break-up.
“The song is basically about that shit period you have to go through just after a break-up. It’s all of those emotions that you feel when you’re bumping into your ex at a club and seeing them with another person. You can hear in the song that he walks into the club with another girl and it fucking kills you, doesn’t it?”
The song’s video, is, erm, a bit NSFW…
“The steamy element wasn’t really in my vocabulary when I was thinking about the video. What I wanted was passion, fire and aggressiveness because fundamentally that’s what the song is about. It’s about that raw passion between people, then breaking up and still feeling that passion but feeling aggressive towards them. I wanted all that pushing and pulling.”
Despite being referred to as the “S&M Kylie”, Salt Ashes doesn’t really hear much of La Minogue in her music. However, she really doesn’t mind the comparison.
“I think with any any artist, the natural thing to want to do is relate it to something that you’ve heard – so you know where to place it. I think that Somebody is definitely very Kylie. I’m not going to deny it. It’s kind of a dark Kylie. I don’t mind, really. I think I’m going to be continuously compared to people. The aim is to be as individual as possible, which can be difficult as the industry is so saturated with new musicians. But as long as I’m trying then I’m happy.”
We are proud to announce that Bimbo Jones & Beverley Knight’s “I Found Out” is #27 on the Billboard Dance/Club chart. The remix package includes remixes by Ravi B., Giuseppe D, Sebastian Carter, Looney B, and many more! You can purchase the remixes on Beatport and iTunes today, and you can stream the original mix that has been stirring up a frenzy on the Billboard chart above!
|25||26||Better Without You||FAKY||Rhythmzone / Audacious|
|*26||*34||Sleeping With A Friend||Neon Trees||Mercury/Island / Republic|
|*27||*33||I Found Out||Bimbo Jones & Beverley Knight||Radikal|
|*28||*35||In Your Bed||Ariana & The Rose||Pookiebird|
|29||30||Love Sublime||Tensnake Featuring Nile Rogers And Fiora||Astralwerks / Capitol|
Shout out to our friends at FistInTheAir.com for featuring I.O.U.’s latest music video “Greatest Time Of My Life” off their debut album “The Soul & The Intellect” available now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, and Beatport! You can read below what they had to say about the summer anthem, and make sure you press play on the video!
After making their FITA debut a few months back for their single “The Other Side Of Fear“, the recent Rutgers Graduates release visuals for “Greatest Time Of My Life”. This single is an ode to summer where the next chapter of their lives begins, as well as graduates everywhere. Don’t worry on what the future holds, focus on the now.
Kat DeLuna gracefully took the time to speak with Joonbug on her latest feature with The Bello Boys on “Last Call” and the Latin sensation is absolutely adorable. Just in time for the release of the Spanish version of “Last Call” within the interview speaks on her absence from the scene, her Latino fans, and what we can expect from here in the future. Below is an excerpt of the Joonbug interview which you can read in full here, and make sure you purchase “Last Call” on iTunes today!
We haven’t heard anything from you in a while – we’ve missed you! What have you been up to?
Joonbug! Everything is great, I have been in the lab creating and traveling. It’s been a long but fun process. Every time I thought I finished my album a bigger idea would come to mind and I’ll be back to square one. To me that’s amazing. I prefer waiting a while until I release an album because if it isn’t ready. I would hate putting out work without having my gut tell me “That’s the one!” My music is my child.
We see you’ve recently teamed up with The Bello Boys for their record, “Last Call.” How did that all come about?
Hollywood Hamilton (Sean Bello) and I are very good friends. We have always talked about doing something together. When he played me the song I said to him “We got one!” It made total sense this song, the sound, it definitely will make people get up and dance! I’m honored to be a part of this project.
We’ve heard that you and the Bello Boys have a Spanish version of “Last Call” coming out as well. Could you tell us a bit about your Spanish fan base and favorite Spanish territories?
After I finished the English version, we definitely thought we should record a Spanish version and specially because of my Dominican roots. To me it’s always important to have Spanish versions of any work I do. Although my music is considered pop/American, I always do a Spanish version to involve my Latino fans! They support me majorly! Latinos!
Freshly premiered on Earmilk, I.O.U. is back with a set of visuals to accompany their latest single “Greatest Time Of My Life” off their debut album “The Soul & The Intellect”! Press play on the video above, and read below what Earmilk had to say about Buck and Izee’s new single, which is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon Mp3:
Laidback Buck and Methodical Izee, the wildest Jersey boys continue to gain positive momentum in the rap game with their debut album, The Soul & The Intellect. Andrew Bucker and Isaiah McNeil formed, Inside Our Universe at Rutgers University back in 2010 with the college anthem, “Rutgers State of Mind”!
The boys are back with stunning visuals for their 2nd single off the debut album, “Greatest Time Of My Life” directed by Jean Isaacs. The video portrays the group’s refined pop/hip-hop sounds that eclipse the standard radio poppy rap. The lyricism of the single serves as a reminder that is it important to be present with reality and appreciate things as they are. This record was produced with an uplifting beat that compliments the motivational lyrics that is best served on a summery night with a glass on the rocks. The spirited and up-tempo record will fuel any night of ratchet partying and oddly instill the passion to pursue your dreams!
The entire album is self-produced and released via the independent label, Radikal Records.
Sending over a big thank you to our friends over at GoodMusicAllDay.com for their feature on The Bello Boys & Kat DeLuna’s hit, “Last Call” (Dark Intensity Remix). Here’s what they had to say:
“The homie V-Man sent over this Dark Intensity remix of “Last Call” by The Bello Boys and Kat Deluna. I thought it was a weird song at first, but after listening to it more over the weekend I realized it’s a club banger. This remix brings me back to 2011 when EDM was exploding. At parties you’d hear international remixes like “Suavamente” and “Danza Kuduro” frequently and Dark Intensity’s Bello Boys remix contains a familiar vibe where you may not know the words but it’s still infectious and very dance-able. Stream Dark Intensity’s remix of “Last Call” by The Bello Boys featuring Kat Deluna and purchase the track out now on Radikal Records. Enjoy!”
Bimbo Jones & Beverly Knight’s “I Found Out” (Mardi Gras Mix) is set to be featured on RTL 102.5! Rafael De Luca’s mix will hit Italian airwaves tomorrow from 1-2pm EST, and is sure to kick off your Saturday in the best way possible with it’s delicious grooves. Check out the track list below, and download your copy of the tune here!
1. The Sunchasers – Dance For Me (Original Mix)
2. Vintage Lounge Orchestra – Dreams (The Cube Guys Remix)
3. Crazibiza & Dave Aude feat. Vassy – Hustlin’ (Mike Newman & Antoine Cortez Remix)
4. Samuele Sartini & Crazibiza – Keep Dancing (Original Mix)
5. Bimbo Jones feat. Beverley Knight I Found Out (Bimbo Jones Mardi Gras Remix)
6. Luca Debonaire, Corrado Rizza – All My Luvin (Club Mix)
7. Topa & Yakka – Wonders of The Piano (Original Mix)
“Last Call” by Kat DeLuna & Bello Boys has been featured on Muumuse.com! Here’s a bit of what they had to say:
“Kathleen “Kat” Emperatriz DeLuna, Kween of Klubs, literally does not know how to turn down. Turn down forWHAT? That’s what Kat would probably say. She doesn’t know the answer to that. Why? Because it’s still PARTY O’CLOCK.
Not since blessing us with her $150,000 dress-borrowing visual for “Wanna See U Dance” back in 2012 has Kat spiced up the pages of MuuMuse — but that DeLuna Dry Spell mercifully ends now.
Belgium’s favorite dance floor diva returns this month as a featured chanteuse on “Last Call,” a Latin-infused summer jam by NY/NJ-bred act, Bello Boys. (And yes, that is the very real and actual single art above, serving you Baby’s First 1994 MS Paint PC project realness. Could your faves?)
As is always the case in Kat’s world, the party is on the dance floor, and it’s time to turn the music up, pour up the drinks, get those hands up in the air and TURN THE FUCK UP: “Turn it up, don’t stop, live it up/No, this town ain’t big enough!” Kat declares above the sizzling House beats and sassy accordion sound. The vocal mix sort of makes it sound like she’s singing underwater, but it’s fine — IT’S A DELUNA BANGA!”
You can read the full post here, and remember to turn up those speakers and jam out to “Last Call,” below!
Salt Ashes has been interviewed by Bright Side Live! The songstress speaks with BSL about her influences, future projects and more. Here’s a snippet of the interview:
“Let’s talk about your style. If you could compare your music to anyone in the history of time, who would it be and why?
I don’t like comparing my music to other artists, purely because I think my judgement is clouded when it’s my own creation. I aspire it to be a Giorgio Moroder and Kate Bush baby with a kiss of Depeche Mode. That would be cool… Dance, magic and darkness fused.
I noticed the track has also gained popularity amongst remix artists… If you could have one person remix “Somebody” who would it be and why?
Todd Terje because I love his latest record. It’s mad good. And Daniel Avery.. Sorry that’s two!
Things are just getting started. Where would you like to be in a year or so?
I would love to be playing great gigs, making more music and dancing harder.
Your EP has gotten a wonderful response. Can we expect a full length project sometime soon?
That is the aim, yes. I’ve been focusing on writing the past year or so and there is definitely a records worth of material there and more so I’m very eager to begin thinking about a release. Things always take longer than I think!”