Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Eurotix - Our Spaceboy (Official Video)

Mine and Larry's synthpop project Eurotix is back with a video for "Our Spaceboy", a track with gay themed lyrics, taken from our upcoming studio album "Deux". Check it out down below and please help spread the word by sharing the video with your friends.

The video is edited by Stefan Gemzell using clips from the 1960 movie "Space Men", also known as "Assignment: Outer Space". For more news on the upcoming album, sign up for the official newsletter.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monthly Chart - September 2015

1. Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?
2. Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me (Fonzerelli's Electro House Radio Mix)
3. Jussie Smollett - You're So Beautiful
4. RuPaul - Jealous Of My Boogie (Gomi & RasJek Edit)
5. Pebbles - Giving You The Benefit (7" Version)
6. RuPaul - Main Event (Matt Pop 80's Tribute)
7. Ola - All Over The World (Cahill Radio Edit)
8. Isac Elliot - Lipstick
9. Union J - Tonight (We Live Forever) (Cahill Radio Edit)
10. Vanessa Williams - The Right Stuff
11. Mariah Carey - It's Like That (No Rap)
12. Vanessa Williams - Running Back To You
13. Emin - Boomerang (Morlando Radio Edit)
14. Brandy - What About Us?
15. Samantha Jade - Armour
16. LeAnn Rimes - Can't Fight The Moonlight (Almighty Radio Edit)
17. Mariah Carey - Heartbreaker (No Rap Version)
18. Gloria Estefan - Live For Loving You (Single Remix)
19. LeAnn Rimes - I Need You (Almighty Radio Edit)
20. RuPaul - Supermodel (You Better Work) (Couture Mix)
21. Loreen - I'm In It With You
22. Jedward - Leave A Mark
23. Robin S - Show Me Love
24. Evan - Under Your Spell
25. Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted (7" Edit)
26. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Extended Mix)
27. Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You (Blasterjaxx Remix)
28. Cher - Dov'è L'Amore (Tony Moran's Anthem 7" Mix)
29. Erasure - Die 4 Love

This list shows which songs I've listened to the most this month, on my computer and my iPod. A regularly updated list of my all-time favourite songs can be found here.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

La Toya Jackson - Trouble (La Remixes)

In 2013, Cherry Pop Records released a remastered and expanded version of La Toya Jackson's fabulous 1988 album "You're Gonna Get Rocked!", including the previously unreleased track "Trouble", later recorded by Nia Peeples for her debut album.

But now, La Toya's version has been remixed for a brand new EP, including ten new dance mixes of the track. Although I'm not a big fan of modern remixes of eighties tracks, I really enjoyed some of them, especially the ones by Matt Pop.

You can order the CD edition directly from Vibe On Records. The remixes are also out digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Beatport, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Trouble (La Remixes) tracklist:

1. Trouble (Jared Jones Radio Mix)
2. Trouble (Matt Pop Radio Mix)
3. Trouble (Ranny's Big Room Edit)
4. Trouble (Sweet Team Radio Edit)
5. Trouble (Jared Jones Club Mix)
6. Trouble (Matt Pop Club Mix)
7. Trouble (Ranny's Big Room Mix)
8. Trouble (Sweet Team Mix)
9. Trouble (Dr. Brooks Future RetroFunk)
10. Trouble (Argonaut Remix)
11. You're Gonna Get Rocked! Again (Megamix)*

Tracks marked with * is only available on the CD edition.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Jackie Collins has died

Today is a very sad day. Legendary author Jackie Collins has passed away at seventy-seven, losing her battle with breast cancer. Jackie was best known for writing steamy novels about the rich and famous. Some of her most rememberable books are "Hollywood Wives", "Lucky" and "Chances". The latter introduced the popular character of Lucky Santangelo who appeared in ten of the author's books.

What I admired most about Jackie was her ability to write about Hollywood's darker side, and of course her strong female characters. Jackie was very outspoken and brave. Her books encouraged women to "kick ass" and be just as powerful as men can be.

Rest in peace, Jackie. You will be missed.



A photo that Jackie signed for me.



My Jackie Collins collection.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Katharine McPhee - Lick My Lips

I recently started rewatching the lovely musical drama series "Smash" on DVD. One of the main characters is played by the talented Katharine McPhee, also known from "American Idol". Earlier this year, Katharine released a new single, "Lick My Lips", taken from her upcoming album "Hysteria". Check out the video for this fabulous electronic pop track down below.

Her new album is out tomorrow on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Kylie Minogue - Kylie + Garibay EP

Pop goddess Kylie Minogue is back with the brand new "Kylie + Garibay EP", her second collaboration with American producer Fernando Garibay after the 2014 "Sleepwalker EP". This one also features guest artist Giorgio Moroder, Sam Sparro and Shaggy.

I really like the cool electronic sound of the tracks and I would love to see all the Kylie + Garibay collaborations released on CD eventually. Or even better, let Garibay produce a full Kylie album!

The new EP is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US. Check out the video for "Black And White" down below.

"Kylie + Garibay EP" tracklist:

1. Black And White
2. If I Can't Have You
3. Your Body

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Say I'm Your Number One: The Stock Aitken Waterman Singles Box Set

As you know, I'm a huge fan of production and songwriting team Stock Aitken Waterman, so I'm very excited about the new single box set being released by Edsel on November 6.

The set includes thirty discs featuring some of their biggest hits by artists such as Kylie Minogue, Bananarama, Dead Or Alive, Divine, Hazell Dean, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Samantha Fox, Donna Summer, Sabrina, Laura Branigan, Mel & Kim and many more.

Each single has been digitally remastered and expanded with tons of bonus tracks, B-sides and remixes. They also come with replicas of the original vinyl cover artwork. Some of the discs include two singles from the same artist.

You can pre-order your copy now from Amazon UK. If you order directly from MyPlay Direct, you'll get a bonus poster. However, it's only available in the UK and Ireland.

The box set includes the following singles:

CD 1: Divine - You Think You're A Man/I'm So Beautiful
CD 2: Hazell Dean - Whatever I Do (Wherever I Go)/Who's Leaving Who
CD 3: Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)/In Too Deep
CD 4: Spelt Like This - Contract Of The Heart/Stop This Rumour
CD 5: Princess - Say I'm Your Number One
CD 6: The Three Degrees - The Heaven I Need/This Is The House
CD 7: Haywoode - Getting Closer/You'd Better Not Fool Around
CD 8: O'chi Brown - Whenever You Need Somebody/100% Pure Pain
CD 9: Brilliant - Love Is War/Somebody
CD 10: Bananarama - Venus
CD 11: Mondo Kane - New York Afternoon/An Everlasting Love In An Ever-Changing World
CD 12: Jeb Million - Second Time Around/Speed Up My Heartbeat
CD 13: Mandy Smith - I Just Can't Wait
CD 14: Mel & Kim - Respectable
CD 15: Carol Hitchcock - Get Ready
CD 16: Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now/I Only Wanna Be With You
CD 17: Sinitta - Toy Boy
CD 18: Stock Aitken Waterman - Roadblock
CD 19: Laura Branigan - Shattered Glass
CD 20: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up/Together Forever
CD 21: Edwin Starr - Whatever Makes Our Love Grow
CD 22: Michael Davidson - Turn It Up
CD 23: Brother Beyond - The Harder I Try/He Ain't No Competition
CD 24: Sabrina - All Of Me (Boy Oh Boy)
CD 25: Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Success
CD 26: Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan - Especially For You
CD 27: Donna Summer - This Time I Know It's For Real
CD 28: Sonia - You'll Never Stop Me Loving You/Listen To Your Heart
CD 29: Lonnie Gordon - Happenin' All Over Again
CD 30: Boy Krazy - That's What Love Can Do
CD 31: Agents Aren't Aeroplanes - The Upstroke

You can find the full tracklists for each disc right here.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Nicki French - This Love

British pop singer Nicki French is perhaps best known for her 1995 cover of Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" and the 2000 Eurovision entry "Don't Play That Song Again". Now, she's back with a brand new single, the lovely dance-pop track "This Love", written by Mike Stock of Stock Aitken Waterman fame. Check out the gay themed video down below.

"This Love" is out now on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon UK and Amazon US, including bonus tracks and remixes by Dave Ford and 7th Heaven. You can also order a CD edition or buy lossless WAV downloads from the official MPG Store. Don't miss out on this dance-pop gem!

"This Love" tracklist:

1. This Love
2. Did You Ever Really Love Me? (Real To Real Mix)
3. Total Eclipse Of The Heart
4. This Love (Dave Ford Mix)
5. This Love (7th Heaven Club Mix)
6. This Love (7th Heaven Radio Edit)
7. This Love (Instrumental)
8. This Love (Extended Mix)