Monday, August 27, 2012

Gettin' Funky With It!

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to hear from DJ Matt that young club goers, born well after the heyday of Disco and Funk have "discovered" those driving beats. DJ Team MAM consists of Miguel Campbell and Matt Hughes, two young lads from Leeds who celebrate success on the only one year old Fina Records. Their "Modern Heat" gets them on the dance floor from Coast to Coast.


"It's minimal, it's retro, it's funky, and it's all the rage in every club from L.A. to NYC … and ironically enough, much of it is imported from Europe! A current trend at the moment in many of the world's big cities is a kind of stripped down 80's funk & r&b (think Rick James pairing up with The Whispers for a rock steady beat) made mainly by young people born much much later after it's first time around, and in places like Leeds, Great Britain. Although slightly repetitive, these new 80's funk mixes are great fun and might even get you pop n lockin! "

  ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

Wishing you a groovy week!
Janet

Monday, August 20, 2012

This Song Hit No 1 On Charts From Austria to Venezuela!

Dear Friends,

Leave it to the Brazilians to throw a good party! This Brazilian pop hit went global and if you google the Ai Se Eu Te Pego Dance, you can learn the moves that come with it. Just check out Joe Jonas shaking his hips at the Victoria's Secret Pink Party in Miami.



"I was recently dj'ing for Starwood Hotels in South America and and it seemed everywhere I went, this song would be blasting out of clubs, pubs, bars, cars, taxis and probably those passing by me with ipods :) With it's over-the-top, festive, fiesta style, feel-good 4 on the floor-ness, "Ai Se Eu Te Pego" has become a bona fide Latin American Club Classic and even though it is sung in Portuguese , everyone I played for sang every word. This is club star David Guetta's remix (if that is any indication of something being a hit! When Mr. Guetta remixes something, you know it's a big deal.) Ciao! : )
 DJ Matt Cornwall

Wishing you an upbeat week!
Saludos,
Janet

Monday, August 13, 2012

Music For A Daytime Party!

Dear Friends,

It figures that a new trend would come out of the eclectic L.A. neighborhood of Los Feliz, home to the creators of really "chill" daytime disco: Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, collectively known as "Poolside" - a name they thought of while listening to some new tracks in just that location.


"DJ driven music and culture is not solely just about all things nocturnal; in fact, often a great majority of events I'm hired to DJ are for afternoon parties and networking functions set amongst beautiful sunny terraces, rooftops with spectacular views, and of course, the great outdoors! "Poolside" are two dj/ musicians working in LA and at the forefront of a new and very popular music scene being called "daytime disco." Their music is a fresh take on daytime lounge sounds, combining just enough pop, with a retro disco flair, providing the perfect amount of energy without overwhelming the daylight with nighttime clubby, exuberant overdrive : )"

DJ Matt Cornwall

We love this trend! Everyone has a good time and no one loses beauty sleep!
Janet

Monday, August 6, 2012

Why Does "Amore" Sound So Much More Intriguing?

Dear Friends,

There is no denying that love declarations take on a completely different ring in a foreign language. No wonder remixer extraordinaire Bob Sinclair looked to Italy for this dance floor hit! Furthermore we love the fact that 69-year old Raffaella CarrĂ  is still a star in the Latin and Russian world!




"Amongst the many, many reasons I love being a DJ, the most important one is the sheer power of music to unite people from all over the world, together on a common neutral ground called the dance floor… this is not hyperbole… the magnitude of collective joy and love I've experienced and witnessed playing for every race, creed, nationality, age, and sexual orientation together in one room is one of a profoundly transformational nature…and fun of course! 
That said, DJ/Producer Bob Sinclair's "Far l'Amore" is one of those tracks that manages to have that internationally translatable mass appeal. this may have something to do with the zesty "la dolce vita" spirited main hook and sample from a famous 1970's Italian pop song from Italian singer Raffaella CarrĂ . This little club hit is usually the most requested amongst the Europeans I play for, and once the Italians command the dance floor, the rest of the world can't resist joining in the robust celebration of life… abbondanza!!"
: ) DJ Matt Cornwall

Our friend Matt Cornwall humbly forgot to mention that "Far l"Amore" is his birthday song!
Happy Birthday - Buon Compleanno e Baci, Matt -  from all your friends at EventWorks!

Ciao Amici!

Janet