Friday, January 20, 2012

CLUB SETLIST: January 2012

In an on-going effort to introduce new article ideas to Melismatic, each month or so I'll be releasing a "set list" of my some of favorite current club jams (that's DJ Melismatic to you...). This month, I managed to keep it fairly well balanced in the gender department. Introducing to you...

Melismatic's January 2012 Club Set List:

01. Erika Jayne - Party People (Ignite the World)
02. Lady Gaga - Marry the Night (R3HAB Remix)
03. Wonder Girls - The DJ Is Mine (feat. School Gyrls)
04. Blush - Undivided (feat. Snoop Dogg) (David Aude Radio Mix)
05. Enrique Iglesias & Dev - Naked
06. David Guetta - Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj)
07. Chris Willis - Too Much In Love (Gina Star Dub Mix)
08. Porcelain Black - Naughty Naughty
09. Skrillex - Summit (feat. Ellie Goulding)
10. Tiesto - What Can We Do (Deeper Love) (feat. Anastacia)

Listen to the majority of this set via my Spotify playlist (and subscribe), or click the cut below and listen to the entire thing online now, complete with commentary (because I wouldn't be me if I didn't).

01. Erika Jayne - Party People (Ignite the World)
"Party People" is Erika's sixth Billboard Dance #1, and has been hovering in the Top 20 since November.
Erika Jayne Party People (Ignite The World) Official Video Version by Robin Tp

02. Lady Gaga - Marry the Night (R3HAB Remix) (listen)
While it may not have broken down the charts on the Hot 100, my favorite cut from Born The Way lends itself very well to the club set, as it recently went to #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart.

03. Wonder Girls - The DJ Is Mine (feat. School Gyrls)
Battle of the Girl Groups, set to dubstep? I'm in! South Korean popstars Wonder Girls, coming off a huge Korean comeback with their recent album Wonder World, begin to make good on that English album promise via their upcoming Teen Nick movie, which also stars Nick Cannon-assisted guilty pleasure School Gyrls. The first taste is "The DJ Is Mine," a surprisingly catchy little stomper that is a sizzler for more than the tweenage set. The song debuted in the Top 10 in the Billboard KPOP Chart this week. Check the video below.

04. Blush - Undivided (feat. Snoop Dogg) (David Aude Radio Remix) (listen on Spotify)
This indie girl group features chicks of all different ethnicities across the Asian continent (China, Japan, South Korea, India & Phillippines), and their debut single "Undivided" rose to the Top 3 on the Billboard Dance Charts. Second single "Dance On" is currently scorching the charts as well.

05. Enrique Iglesias & Dev - Naked (listen)
The latin lover and America's new favorite electro-fused sing-talker collaborate to the tune of this hooky Cataracts production, and in my opinion, it's the hottest thing either of them have done in a while.

06David Guetta - Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj) (listen)
Don't like Nicki Minaj? I got news -- homegirl is here to stay, and jumps into Rihanna territory with this bumping sparkler from Guetta's Nothing But the Beat, the followup album to 2009's goliath that was One Love. Minaj is so on point, forsaking her usual aggressive, repetative rap flow (except for a brief dalliance in the bridge) for a fierce vocal performance that is as unexpected as it is hooky. It's easily the best from the entire record, and encourages an immediate repeat. Wouldn't be surprised if it grabbed the #1 spot from Ms. Fenty soon...

07. Chris Willis - Too Much In Love (Gina Star Dub Mix)
Willis was Guetta's go-to hook singer for international floor-fillers like "Love Is Gone" and "Getting Over You". "Too Much In Love" sees him go it alone, sampling Lenny Kravitz' "Are You Gonna Go My Way", and is the second single from Premium: Songs From the Love Ship Vol. 11, released last year.

08. Porcelain Black - Naughty Naughty (watch the hype video)
Trashtastic Bad Girl and Redone protege Porcelain Black has really piqued my interest for her upcoming debut record. Second single "Naughty Naughty" (produced by RedOne) is a true guilty pleasure in its petulance, with unrelenting synth and husky screaming ("Whatcha gonna do about it?"). Side Note: she actually wrote my favorite part of Ashley Tisdale's Guilty Pleasure, the heavy "How Do You Love Someone?", which Black intends to record for herself for her own upcoming album.

09. Skrillex - Summit (feat. Ellie Goulding) (listen)
It's still somewhat bizarre to me that something as underground and euro-esque as dubstep is becoming mainstream in America. When used effectively, dubstep can be a great stepping stone for cross-collaboration between genres, and that seems to be something Skrillex is hell bent on trying to do. Bangarang, his most recent EP, has spawned a truckload of dance-based earworms, including this one with the UK's most hyped artist of 2010, Ellie Goulding.

10. Tiesto - What Can We Do (Deeper Love) (feat. Anastacia)
Couple the Netherland's super DJ with one of the greatest husky alto voices in dance music and the result is a smash. "What Can We Do (Deeper Love)" is the best kind of dance record -- it makes you want to sweat, it's instantly catchy and singable, and it's reminiscent of house music's hay day.

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