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We have waited weeks for an official announcement from Insomniac events on when and where the the legendary EDM festival (Electric Daisy Carnival) will be Held. Today the official announcement was posted on Insomniacs website. The event will be May 24th – 26th (Memorial Day Weekend) at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. The event will be 18+ to enter and 21+ to consume alcohol. The event spread out over 5 stages will have a capacity of over 300,000 people. 3 day general admission and VIP tickets will go on sale for EDC Chicago 2013 on Wednesday January 23rd at 12pm. As an added bonus it was also announced that for the first time at a EDC event tickets will be sold for camping. Chicago land speedway is located at 500 speedway Blvd. Joliet, IL. Stay tuned to Fusion Radio for all you updates on this massive event.
Is it just us or is the Fusion Playlist getting HOT?! This week Michael Woods Ft. Ester Dean “We’ve Only Just Begun” Hits the #1 spot on Fusion Radio! We love the vocals from Ester Dean and can’t wait for her next music release. The #2 spot went to David Morales & Polina “Stay”, #3 is Nervo & Hook N Sling “Reason”. Our #4 spot is a brand new track on Fusion Radio “I Could Be The One” with Superstar DJ’s Avicii and Nicky Romero! If this is any sign of whats to come in 2013 we I think you might all be blown away. Keep up the great work Dance Artists and Fans! Here is the rest of the Top 100 Chart for the week of 01-14-2013.
|Fusion Radio Chicago Jan-15-2013|
|1||41||Michael Woods Ft. Ester Dean||We’ve Only Just Begun (Radio Edit)|
|2||40||David Morales & Polina||Stay (Mark Alston Radio Remix)|
|3||40||Nervo & Hook N Sling||Reason (Radio Edit)|
|4||40||Nicky Romero & Avicii||I Could Be The One (Radio Edit)|
|5||39||Antillas & Blinders Ft. Jenson||Top Of The World (Original Radio Mix)|
|6||39||Kastenholt & Dee||I’m In Love (Radio Edit )|
|7||39||Zoe Badwi||Shoot Me Down (Mystery Blonde Radio Edit)|
|8||39||Lost Witness Ft. Darren Barley||Here With You (Radio Edit)|
|9||39||David Guetta Ft. Sia||She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (Radio Edit)|
|10||39||Laura Steel||Kriminal (Digital Dog Radio Edit)|
|11||38||Rihanna||Diamonds (Shahaf Moran Radio Edit)|
|12||38||Parralox||Sharper Than A Knife (Wideboys Radio Edit)|
|13||38||Eric Prydz||Every Day (Radio Edit)|
|14||38||Meital Dohan||On Ya Ft. Sean Kingston|
|15||37||Madeon||The City (Radio Edit)|
|16||37||Anna Grace||Alive (Radio Edit)|
|17||36||Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch||Sweet Nothing|
|18||36||Kerli||The Lucky Ones|
|19||36||Ester Dean||I Can’t Make You Love Me|
|20||36||Cherry Cherry Boom Boom||One And Only (Dave Aude’ Radio Edit)|
|21||36||Paul Rudd Ft. Amanda Wilson||Trust In Me (Radio Edit)|
|22||36||Sted E & Hybrid Heights Ft. Sylvia Tosun||Lift (Radio Edit)|
|23||35||Swedish House Mafia Ft. John Martin||Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit)|
|24||35||Adam Lambert||Trespassing (Zak Waters Radio Edit)|
|25||35||Kat Graham||Wanna Say (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Radio Edit)|
|26||34||Frenchie Davis||Love’s Got A Hold On Me (Radio|
|27||33||Jennifer Lopez||Goin In (Michael Woods Radio)|
|28||33||Usher||Numb (Wideboys Radio Edit)|
|30||32||Tom Swoon Ft. Miss Palmer||Who We Are (Radio Edit)|
|31||28||Veronica Romeo||Tastes Like Chocolate (Loverush Uk! Radio Edit)|
|32||28||Tydi Ft. Christina Novelli||Fire & Load (Radio Edit)|
|33||26||Justin Bieber Ft. Nicki Minaj||Beauty And A Beat (Dj Laszlo Radio)|
|34||25||Penny Foster||Castles (Radio Edit)|
|35||25||Kaskade Ft. Neon Trees||Lessons In Love (Radio Edit)|
|36||25||Dabruck Klein Ft. Anna McDonald||All About You|
|37||25||Che Jose Ft. Sharon Muscat||Leave Me Lonely (Loverush UK! Radio Edit)|
|38||25||Neon Hitch||Gold (Smash Mode Radio Edit)|
|39||25||Manufactured Superstars Ft. Luciana||Calling All The Lovers (Jqa Radio Edit)|
|40||25||Kelly Clarkson||Catch My Breath (Alab Vocal Radio Edit)|
|41||25||Zedd Ft. Foxes||Clarity (Radio Edit)|
|42||25||Havana Brown||Big Banana (Dave Aude Radio Edit)|
|44||24||The Wanted||I Found You|
|45||24||Dyro Ft. Amba Shepard||Sky High (Radio Edit)|
|46||24||Topher Jones||Hello Chicago (Tom Swoon Radio Edit)|
|47||24||Peter Luts||One More Night (Original Radio Edit)|
|48||24||Altar Ft. Jeanie Tracy||We Will Be Free Tonight (Anthem Radio Mix)|
|49||24||Kwanza Jones||Supercharged (Dave Aude Radio Edit)|
|50||24||Sonny Vice & Marcus Imeleon||Eternity (Radio Edit)|
|51||23||Anja||Dance All Night (Radio Edit)|
|52||23||Velvetine||The Great Divide (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love) (Radio Edit)|
|53||23||Eric Turner Vs Avicii||Dancing In My Head (Charlie Bernardo Radio Edit)|
|54||23||Riddler & Dream Roca’s||See Your Light (Jump Smokers Radio Edit)|
|55||23||Lasgo||Can’t Stop (Radio Edit)|
|56||23||Kim Sozzi||Why Can’t This Be Love (Stefano Sorrentino Radio Edit)|
|57||23||Lynn Larouge||Celebrate (Radio Edit)|
|58||23||Saturdays||What About Us (Buzz Junkies Radio Edit)|
|59||23||Ke$ha||Die Young (Liam Keegan Radio)|
|60||23||M’Black||Crush (Radio Edit)|
|61||23||Milk Inc||Miracle (Radio Edit)|
|62||23||Matthew Koma||Parachute (Kat Krazy Radio Edit)|
|63||22||Kristina Maria||Our Song Comes On|
|64||22||Morgan Page Andy Caldwell & Jonathan Medelsohn||Where Did You Go (Album Edit)|
|65||22||Otto Knows||Million Voices|
|66||22||Conor Maynard||Turn Around Ft. Neyo|
|67||22||Tydi Ft Kerli||Glow In The Dark (Radio Edit)|
|68||22||Tegan & Sara||Closer (Morgan Page Radio Edit)|
|69||22||John De Sohn Ft. Kristin Amparo||Dance Our Tears Away|
|70||21||Mariah Carey||Triumphant (Get ‘em) (Pulse Radio Edit)|
|71||21||Markus Schulz Ft. Seri||Love Rain Down|
|72||21||Christian Burns Paul Oakenfold & Jes||As We Collide (Radio Edit)|
|73||21||Stone & Van Linden Ft. Lyck||Into The Light|
|74||20||Eva Simons||I Don’t Like You (Radio Mix)|
|75||20||Loreen||My Heart Is Refusing Me (Anders Nyman Radio)|
|76||20||Stonebridge Matt Joko & Jonathan Mendelsohn||Standing In Your Way|
|77||20||Matchbox Twenty||Put Your Hands Up (Ludovika Day Radio Edit)|
|78||19||Kim Davis||One Day|
|79||17||Martin Solveig||The Night Out (Madeon Remix)|
|80||6||Skye Stevens||Takes All Night (James Doman Radio Mix)|
|81||5||Ferry Corsten Ft. Ben Hague||Ain’t No Stoppin’ (Radio Edit)|
|82||5||Medina||Addiction (Radio Edit)|
|83||5||Breathe Carolina||Hit And Run|
|84||5||Clinton Sparks Ft. Disco Fries||Watch You (Radio Edit)|
|85||5||Kristine W & Bimbo Jones||Everything That I Got (Bimbo Jones Radio Edit)|
|86||5||Katy Perry||Peacock (Manny Lehman & Digimark Fusion Edit)|
|87||5||Paulini||Heartbreak Is Over (Oxford Hustlers)|
|88||4||Armin Van Buuren Feat. Laura V||Drowning (Avicii Remix)|
|89||4||Dim Chris Feat. Amanda Wilson||Sometimes (Radio Edit)|
|90||4||The Wanted||Glad You Came (Radio Edit)|
|91||4||Polina Griffith & Miami Kidz||Feeling This Way (Radio Edit)|
|92||4||Serge Devant Ft. Hadley||Dice (Mario Larrea Radio Edit)|
|93||4||Dim Chris Ft. Amanda Wilson||You Found Me (Original Mix)|
|94||4||Daniela||Love Me Enough To Lie (Radio Edit)|
|95||4||Marcus Maison & Will Dragen Ft. Amba Shepherd||Reign (Another Dimension Radio Edit)|
|96||4||Jack Back F. David Guetta Nicky Romero & Sia||Wild One Two (Radio Edit)|
|97||4||Matisse & Sadko Ft. Ollie James||We’re Not Alone (Hi Scandinavia! Radio Edit)|
|98||4||Martin Solveig ft. Kele||Ready 2 Go (Radio Edit)|
|100||4||Emilia De Poret||Weightless|
|Peter Luts Ft. Lynn Larouge “Hands Up” (Radio Edit)|
|Jes “Ghost” (Tydi Radio Edit)|
|Sean Kingston Ft. Cher Lloyd “Rum & Raybans” (Radio Edit)|
|Edvard Viber & Tiff Lacey “Is This Love” (Radio Edit)|
|Nicky Romero & Avicii ” I Could Be The One” (Radio Edit)|
|David Guetta Ft. Sia “She Wolf” (Falling To Pieces) (Radio Edit)|
|Havana Brown “Big Banana” (Dave Aude Radio Edit)|
Miriam and Olivia Nervo are twin Australia DJs that go far beyond a novelty act. They signed with Sony at only 18 years old penning the popular song “When Love Takes Over” for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland.
The duo has worked on records for Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears in the past even DJing on the latter’s tour. Their collaborations with Afrojack and Steve Aoki have yielded a number one hit on the UK dance club charts with “We’re All No One.”
Not only has the twin’s music brought them around the world but this last month they were signed to COVERGIRL as models.
We caught up with Olivia in Paris to hear about the life of a blonde bombshell out on the road.
Jerry Nunn: Hi, How are you, Liv?
Olivia Nero: Good, so excited to come back to Chicago!
JN: I actually saw you open for Britney last summer.
ON: Oh my god! I love that. We played a club after that but I don’t remember the name.
JN: Maybe Enclave? I went to a gay bar after the show.
ON: [laughs] Britney was amazing. Did you love Nicki Minajs as well?
JN: I did. It was a rare opportunity to see her before she became a headliner herself.
JN: Are you always traveling?
ON: Pretty much. We are in Paris now. We were in London yesterday and Stockholm tomorrow. We bounce around especially leading up to the holiday season now. Things are busy but we love it. We always have a good time.
JN: Do you like traveling with your sister?
ON: Yeah, definitely. I don’t really like traveling on my own. We see so many great places that it would be weird to not share it with somebody else. We check into these fancy hotels or have a lovely meal somewhere in a quaint little local restaurant. I’m glad to share that with someone.
JN: Do you have a favorite drink when you are out and about?
ON: It depends on the kind of mood that I’m in. I love to drink cocktails because I normally don’t drink them. I drink gin and tonics usually or wine when I’m at a club. The other night I was drinking a rhubarb martini. It was amazing! I’m not going to be able to put that on my rider because that would sound like I’m difficult. They would ask, “Who is the diva?” [both laugh]
JN: Did you both start in the modeling world?
ON: No, we didn’t. We have always done music. Obviously when were sixteen years old we weren’t making money from music. We were just in the studio trying to make it work. A family friend sent in a family photo to a modeling agency in Australia where we were up for twin modeling in books, but I can’t say I graced any catwalks or anything. I was in school when the music took off and modeling just sort of disappeared. Now funnily enough I do quite a lot of modeling. We were just booked by COVERGIRL so we had to put that hat back on.
JN: Congrats on that. That’s huge!
ON: Thanks. We are still pinching ourselves.
JN: Do you enjoy looking different? Who has the long hair?
ON: I do. I have been thinking about it. Mim cut her hair when she was seventeen and she grew it a few times and cut it off again. It has been different colors and that kind of thing. It’s not like we try to look different but it just ended up that way.
JN: Do you finish each other’s sentences?
ON: Yes, we do finish each other’s sentences sometimes we get tied up with that [laughs]. I think we do that because we know what we are going to say to each other. We live the same lives because we are always around each other and tell the same stories. We are quite in synch when it comes to that.
JN: So personality wise you are very similar?
ON: Yeah, we are. We are quite loud, vivacious and like to party. We both love music and feel quite passionate about things. We are both Aquarians. We almost have the same birthday.
JN: Who was born first?
ON: I was first.
JN: What are your differences?
ON: She might be a little more bold than me.
JN: You have worked with some major people. How did you wind up working with Kylie Minogue?
ON: I love Kylie. Honestly when it happened it was a huge moment for us. We had grown up listening to her all the time. We are from the same town of Melbourne, Australia.
Before our career took off we were thinking about giving up and writing or producing for other artists. We knew we wanted to make music. We weren’t too sure if we wanted to be artists our selves because we didn’t know what we wanted to do but we always loved pop music. We would DJ then go in the studio to write songs. On the weekends we would be out clubbing or DJing somehow the worlds collided and we wound up doing it for a living. Before all the DJing we were just writing for artists.
Kylie’s label Parlophone we had been working on multiple projects with for many years. It just happened to be that Kylie liked one song that we pitched to her. We got to record it and it was really fast, which was another amazing experience. This was a person that we looked up to, you know? It was incredible. When you hear Kylie sing a song that you have cut together yourself the song takes on a whole new thing.
JN: Which song are you referring to?
ON: Sings, “Put Your Hands Up.”
JN: I know that one! How does it feel to move on to singing now?
ON: We have always sung so it doesn’t feel like anything different. We have been in the studio singing for eight years now. We don’t want to be singers. We love the whole being a DJ thing and the live aspect of it. We love that people sing on our records as well. It just adds a whole new texture and flavor. The aim was never to be figures but we have wound up singing on a few of our records and we really like it. It is great to get a reaction live from your audience, if they like your vocals even better.
JN: I just met Afrojack who you have worked with and he is so tall!
ON: He is so tall, 6’5” I reckon. He’s a nice guy isn’t he? He’s a gentle giant.
JN: He is. Are you still doing the radio show?
ON: Yes, I am. When I hang up with you I am going to finish my radio show Nervo Nation. It airs first on Sirius Radio XM in America on Fridays. It is actually syndicated to fourteen other radio stations around the world. It is a nice thing for us because we get to play music that we love. We start it off with house music then more beat friendly, and finish with something quirky. It shows an array of music that we like to play. It is another creative outlet for us. We love deep house records.
JN: What’s a song that you like to play currently?
ON: The Florence and The Machine remix with the line “sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air” gets a good reaction in our sets.
JN: You just played in Ibiza so that kind of music must be great in that setting.
ON: Oh yeah. We have been playing there for four years. This year was incredible because we have a residency with our favorite club, Ushuaia. It’s the big downtown club. It has a really good vibe. That place is just magical. Have you been?
JN: No but I would like to.
ON: You should. When you get time check it out. Make sure you bring some friends because the club is just amazing. You will want to be with all of your buddies.
JN: Well, I will bring some buddies to see you out at The Mid.
ON: Great, please do. Hopefully I won’t have a gig the next day and we can drink lots of rhubarb martinis.
JN: I might have to bring the ingredients for that one.
ON: You bring the rhubarb and I’m sure they will have the rest!
Nervo spins twin turntables at The Mid, 306 N Halsted, on Dec. 29. Visit www.themidchicago.com for tickets and information.
Alright Fusion listeners…. there has been a lot of speculations on where Electric Daisy Carnival will be held in Chicago. Since not all of our listeners are from the Chicago-land area, I wanted to shed some light on the possibilities.
EDC Chicago Tweeted on December 13th that the possibility for the the 2013 event could be Soldier Field (On the Chicago Lake Front), Chicago Land Speedway (50 miles outside the City of Chicago), or Toyota Park (25 Miles outside the City of Chicago). The EDC Chicago twitter feed did say it confirmed the 300,000+ person venue. So lets break down which one of these venues could hold that many people.
*Soldier Field’s Capacity is 61,500 people in the stands, its possible for another 5,000 or so to fit on the field.
*Chicago Land Speedway’s Capacity is $75,000 and sits on 930 acres of land which can hold more than 50,000 cars in its parking lots.
*Toyota Park’s Capacity is 28,000 for concerts, and only has a 6,000 car capacity in its 3 parking lots!
If I had to bet on which venue was going to be hosting the 300,000+ person crowd I would say it has to be Chicago Land Speedway! 75,000 people in the stands, room for 50,000 cars, and don’t forget all of the space on the track level. I guess we will have to wait till January 16th for the final answer to where EDC Chicago will be held.
Check out the Promo video from 2012!
Dutch producer and DJ Nick van de Wall or better known as Afrojack has blown the roof off clubs internationally with hits like “Take Over Control” featuring singer Eva Simons to “Give Me Everything” with Pitbull and Ne-yo. He has remixed everyone from Snoop Dogg to Michael Jackson. He launched his own label called Wall Recordings with artists like R3hab and Sidney Samson.
I went backstage at a recent concert that Nick performed at in Chicago to find out more about the man behind the turntable and found out he is 6’10″!
Nick van de Wall: I grew up basically in Holland in a small city called Spijkenisse. It was pretty much the lower ladder of social class for the first ten years of my life. I lived together with my mom and she brought me up. I wasn’t a very popular kid in school. I was more in the background.
I started making music when I was 11. I was playing keyboard when I was eight or nine years old and when I was 11 I was in a break dancing group. One day I came with my own edits of certain tracks. They wanted to know how I did it. Back then I used a program called FastTracker 2 and I downloaded FMStudio. I worked with that for the rest of my life.
JN: Were you always into computers?
NW: I used to love video games, I still do. I thought when you could make music with it that it was the coolest thing ever. I was also a graphic designer. I used to make music and create websites as the same time.
JN: Have you done any music for video games yet?
NW: No, not yet, I hope to really soon.
JN: You just did a remix of Michael Jackson’s “Bad.” You must be a big fan.
NW: Yes, it worked eventually so I am pretty happy with what happened. Michael Jackson is the biggest pop legend ever. No one even comes close. It was so scary for me to remix him.
JN: Is there anyone you would want to work with but you haven’t?
NW: I would like to do a totally new weird song with Lady Gaga, a whole new idea. Shoot me if you want to but I think Katy Perry rocks, too.
JN: Where did the name Afrojack come from?
NW: When I grew out my hair it was half Afro. It grows straight up and is really weird. Jack is a moniker in house music. A long time ago it was synonymous with house music, jacking music.
NW: We called it the Jacked Tour because it is Afrojack and all of my friends. It is really fun.
JN: So you are bringing your whole posse with you this time?
NW: I do every time but this time out we are bringing Shermanology, who I signed to my label and R3hab who I trying to build up. Basically all of those guys on my label I have been working together with them for such a long time and I thought it would be fun if they came along with me in America. There is some funny stuff on my YouTube channel about it. We have a good time when we are out there.
JN: It must be rewarding to have your own label now.
NW: It is not just a place to release music but it is a company also. It takes care of me as well as the other artists. We work together as a group. It is not just about releasing albums. We produce the music and send ideas back and forth. We use all of our connections to make it the best thing ever. The most important thing is if we do a party, like we are doing at the Congress Theater, it has to be the best party ever. It’s not about selling tickets or the best show; it’s about the best party. I want everyone to going to my show to get absolutely crazy and make it feel like a different world, like playing a video game and losing yourself in a different reality. It hasn’t happened in America, but if people fight at my show I will get in between those motherfuckers myself!
NW: I am trying to bring people together that share a love for this music. I want a good vibe. If people want to fight then they can do it outside on the street. We want to make it a special night for everyone.
JN: I saw you perform at the Spring Awakening festival the last time you were in Chicago.
NW: That was sick. One of the best parties I have ever been to. I was so amazed by how many people were there. They were all having fun together. I think it was one of the best shows of my last tour.
JN: It was such a diverse crowd with straight and gay people all mixed together.
NW: People don’t care anymore if you are straight or gay, if you are black, white, or Asian. If you love dance music then we are friends.
JN: What’s your favorite drink on this party tour?
NW: I drink vodka, way too much actually!
JN: You better drink some Red Bull with it to stay up late.
NW: Trust me when the party is finished it doesn’t mean the party is finished.
JN: There is no after party this time?
NW: Maybe I will throw a private one. How is your house? I will only bring about a thousand people.
JN: Can you imagine? Afrojack in my backyard! (both laugh)
Look for Afrojack at B96’s Pepsi Jingle Bash on December 15 at the Allstate Arena.
Deniz made his name by his work on the Flo Rider and Akon track “Who Dat Girl”. Now with “Pretender” Deniz plans to expand his sound with a more “blissful melodies and dance friendly drum work” according to a recent interview he did for dancingastronaut.com.
No release date is set, yet. Keep it here to find out more.
I know that my normal post is a little later than usual. None to worry. I was working on getting some images together from one of the best concerts in electronic music. Dayglow!
It is the world’s largest paint party featuring some fantastic DJs in the industry. Our set included David Solano, Apolio V and Bingo Players. The best part? They throw paint all over the attendees. Out of cannons, and handing out bottles of paint in the audience to people to throw. It was definitely an experience- with LED costumes, trapeze artists, laser lights and fog machines; it was the ultimate concert. My friends and I kept buying bottles of paint and just went to town on each other…
During the middle of the show, one of my friends and I made it to the front row, at which point it was as if everyone became a giant blob moving to the music all at once (we didn’t last long up front before being swept to the back again). All of the attendees were there to have the best time (did I mention the drugs? yeah but its a concert, nothing new here folks). It was unlike anything we had done before and for sure the next time it comes to Chicago, we will be first in line for tickets.
Perry’s stage was the place to be for dance acts over Lollapalooza weekend. Named after the creator of Lollapalooza and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell the stage exploded with DJs and visuals.
While some danced to the beat of their own drum, the energy alone was enough to keep fans moving. Stuffed animals taped on a stick being waved in the air was very popular this year. Maybe it was attention. Some carried balloons or dressed in masks while they gyrated.
The music ran the gamut from newer DJs like Porter Robinson to Calvin Harris. Bassnectar pretty much described his own name with so much bass that my ears almost exploded in front of his speaker! Fans were loving it though and jumped up against the barricade.
Santigold strangely played in this area on Saturday night. While she has moments of dance, she is more of a pop singer while Avicii played at the bigger Bud Light stage instead of Perry’s. The huge face that he spun on top of made for striking visuals with lips mouthing out songs as well as an earth photo projected onto it.
Kid Color started early on Sunday but started with a nice sized crowd while the mud dried in the hot sun. He was really nice when I ran into him on the street. He might be one to watch on the turntables.
Little Dragon had a lot of followers in the afternoon as well as Zeds Dead, who had a dreadlocked frontman running around the front of the stage.
Many people may not realize that for dance acts Lollapalooza can now compete with larger festivals and has garnered a loyal fan base that will continue for years to come. For next years festival stay tuned to www.lollapalooza.com
He has a summer release called Trouble on the way in June where past singles will be included.
Hailing from Oxford, this Dinosaur plans on taking over the world!
Jerry Nunn: Hi, Orlando. You are coming back to Chicago.
Orlando Higginbottom: Yes, that’s right.
JN: You have been here before, correct?
OH: Once to a place called Beauty Bar.
JN: It will be great to see you perform at Berlin Nightclub. Where did the name Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs come from in the first place?
OH: It came from a friend when we were pissing around and being frustrated with cool shit. I wanted to do something ridiculous.
JN: Did you think about going by the name Orlando?
OH: No I never thought about doing that.
JN: Some people shorten it to TEED.
OH: Yes, they do sometimes if they want to that is fine.
JN: You are originally from Oxford. Do you live in the States now or are you still in England?
OH: I still live in Oxford and I am on tour in the United States at the moment.
JN: You have a new album coming out this June with past singles and new tracks right?
OH: Yes, I think there are four or five past singles with lots of new bits so a good mix.
JN: Are there different singers on the album?
OH: Just me and Louisa who sings on “Garden.” There is also a girl named Yolanda Be Cool that sings on a track.
JN: “Garden” is my favorite.
OH: Thank you.
JN: Is the album going to be in an ambient style?
OH: It has moments like that. I would say it is basically a dance album. It has a lot of vocals in it so most of the tracks. I would say it is upbeat electronic music.
JN: I know you did some remixes for Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Have you heard their reactions to the remixes?
OH: No, I haven’t and wasn’t expecting to either.
JN: Are you a fan of theirs?
OH: I thought Gaga’s first album was pretty good but the second one wasn’t so inspired. I am not really a fan of Katy Perry at all.
JN: How did you wind up doing the remixes?
OH: I just got asked. I thought I might as well give it a shot.
JN: Is there someone that you would love to remix?
OH: No, I never really like a complete artist but there are tracks I like. The better the tracks the harder it is to remix. I have been offered to remix a song before but I had to turn it down because the tune is so complete and good that there is no point to really doing a remix. It just doesn’t make any sense.
JN: Is there a DJ that you particularly like?
OH: Sure, hundreds of people. I don’t know what to say really.
JN: Who is in your iPod right now?
OH: I don’t have an iPod (laughs)! I am on my laptop. I will see what the last album I bought was. I bought the new Actress album. I really like him. Do you know Actress?
JN: No, I will have to look him up.
OH: He is a London musician and producer. I also listen to a lot of ‘80s.
JN: Have you listened to Tanlines yet? They sound very ‘80s.
OH: Yes, of course.
JN: Are you ready for a long night at Berlin?
OH: Is it going to be? I am playing Austin tonight so we will see how that goes. I am really excited about coming to Chicago. Last time I came I had an operation on my neck about two hours before I went onstage. I was pretty out of it so this time I need to make the most of it. I hope I have to go to Gramaphone Records again. That was cool.
JN: Chicago has a really great music scene so we like having artists like yourself come visit us.
OH: Cool, man.
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The World has never met a DJ and singer like Havana Brown! Little miss Havana Brown, (who, for clarification, originates from Australia, not Cuba), is having a hell of a year!
With her latest smash hit “We Run the Night” featuring Cuban born rapper Pitbull, there is no question that the demand for Havana’s music is rising faster then we can say “Run ‘em, like, run ‘em, run ‘em-Whoop!”
As a DJ she spins old school, electric, R&B, and pop! Her credits come from mastering the skill of mixing these musical styles together so smoothly by adjusting the speeds of a song, then blending them so that the transition is seamless and the effort looks minimal when she does so.The craft is difficult to master, but Havana gets it done just as well as any of her male counterparts in this male dominated arena. She has the look of a Victoria Secret model, a voice that can collaborate with any singer, and the skill to make the beats with such varying artists, this makes the Aussie a triple threat in the music industry!
She is one of the most sought after DJ’s in the land having worked with artists such as Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias, Rihanna, the Pussycat Dolls, and many more! Havana has toured all around the world and under the wings of Island Records has released 6 volumes of her Crave compilation albums since 2008! Miss Brown acquired a 12 month residency at the Las Vegas, Paris nightclub, Chateau after her North American tour gave her much deserved success in the states, and holds three hugely successful radio spots in Australia and France! Two of the latest singles Havana has released are collaborations with Enrique Iglesias called “Heartbeat”, and of course “We Run the Night” featuring Pitbull! Look out for Havana Browns debut album to come out this year and for my review of the album here at Fusion so you can get the skinny on what’s good, what’s bad, and what’s hot!
Check out the “We Run the Night” music video below!