Sunday, February 24, 2008

Back to basics with a snap

Did you know that many of the classic eurodance artists of the 90's have returned in recent years with new material?

I'm not talking Scooter or E-type who haven't really been away. Nor all the covers or 2005-, 2006-, 2007-versions etc. of old hits. But real new material. And most of it quite good!

I've mentioned Basic Elements some times. Besides them one of the more succesful comebacks have been done by Corona. In 2006 she released "Back In Time" which was not a major hit but did spawn some attention on most dancecharts around Europe.

Snap! who have had many succesful releases of updated tracks and cover-versions released the new song "Beauty Queen" in 2005.

An amazing song if you ask me. Why it didn't went on to become a new hit of theirs is beyond me.

Rather unnoticed Dr. Alban also released a new album "Back To Basics" in 2007. Of course it doesn't help there wasn't any promotion done other than on his own website and it is practically impossible to find a place where you can buy it! Most of the songs have just started to appear on download-stores during the last couple of months. A bit sad as you can find some quite good songs on the album including "Don't Joke With Fire" and "I Wanna Know".

The list of returning 90's-dance artist is too long to go on. Now all we need is for them to have the same succes as they had back then! The music for most parts is there.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Best of dance 2007

Back from vacation and what better to start the year with a "best of 2007" post.

2007 whas actually a quite good year for dance with electro making it big and giving other dance-genres some attention as well.

I've already posted on some of the best albums from last year and of course tracks from those albums are also to find on my "best of"-list. Tracks like "In Your Eyes" and "A Life To Live" by The Attic, "To You" by Basic Element and "Wanna Fly?", "Falling", "Nobody Wants To Try" and "Point Of No Return" by DJ Encore.

Among the many excellent electro tracks released last year David Guetta's "Love Is Gone" has to be one of the best!

In the more popish end of the dance scene newcommers Lucky Twice made a fantastic debut with "Lucky"! Why it only hit it of big time in Spain and France is beyond me.

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Giving Lucky Twice a strong competition are Romanian Akcent who did it again with the amazing "King Of Disco"!

Also worth to mention are danish Infernal's "I Won't Be Crying":

Finally though maybe not at the absolutely top of my list I have to mention two songs I'm sure will be played by dj's around the world for many years to come. The previously mentioned "Rise Up" by Yves Larock and following the hit-formula of "Love Generation", "World, Hold On" and "Rock This Party" the new one by Bob Sinclar "Sound Of Freedom":