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This Weeks #1 Spot went to the #1 Diva in the world Rihanna “Diamonds”. We cant wait to hear what she comes up with next and think maybe next year she should be on the Super Bowl Halftime stage?!
Now for the rest of the Top 100.
|Fusion Radio Top 100||Feb-05-2013|
|1||37||Rihanna||Diamonds (Shahaf Moran Radio Edit)|
|2||36||Antillas & Blinders Ft. Jenson||Top Of The World (Original Radio Mix)|
|3||36||Eric Prydz||Every Day (Radio Edit)|
|4||36||Paul Rudd Ft. Amanda Wilson||Trust In Me (Radio Edit)|
|5||36||Havana Brown||Big Banana (Dave Aude Radio Edit)|
|6||35||Jennifer Lopez||Goin In (Michael Woods Radio)|
|7||35||Swedish House Mafia Ft. John Martin||Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit)|
|8||35||Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch||Sweet Nothing|
|9||35||Parralox||Sharper Than A Knife (Wideboys Radio Edit)|
|10||35||Lost Witness Ft. Darren Barley||Here With You (Radio Edit)|
|11||35||Cherry Cherry Boom Boom||One And Only (Dave Aude’ Radio Edit)|
|13||34||Nervo||You’re Gonna Love Again|
|14||34||Madeon||The City (Radio Edit)|
|15||34||David Guetta Ft. Sia||She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (Radio Edit)|
|16||34||Frenchie Davis||Love’s Got A Hold On Me (Radio|
|17||34||Nervo & Hook N Sling||Reason (Radio Edit)|
|18||34||Sted E & Hybrid Heights Ft. Sylvia Tosun||Lift (Radio Edit)|
|19||34||John De Sohn Ft. Kristin Amparo||Dance Our Tears Away|
|20||33||Kerli||The Lucky Ones|
|21||33||Tom Swoon Ft. Miss Palmer||Who We Are (Radio Edit)|
|22||33||Michael Woods Ft. Ester Dean||We’ve Only Just Begun (Radio Edit)|
|23||33||Otto Knows||Million Voices|
|24||33||Tegan & Sara||Closer (Morgan Page Radio Edit)|
|25||32||Zoe Badwi||Shoot Me Down (Mystery Blonde Radio Edit)|
|26||31||Meital Dohan||On Ya Ft. Sean Kingston|
|27||31||Stone & Van Linden Ft. Lyck||Into The Light|
|28||30||Morgan Page Andy Caldwell & Jonathan Medelsohn||Where Did You Go (Album Edit)|
|29||30||Usher||Numb (Wideboys Radio Edit)|
|30||30||Kat Graham||Wanna Say (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Radio Edit)|
|31||29||Anna Grace||Alive (Radio Edit)|
|32||29||Tydi Ft Kerli||Glow In The Dark (Radio Edit)|
|33||29||Zedd Ft. Foxes||Clarity (Radio Edit)|
|35||27||Ester Dean||I Can’t Make You Love Me|
|36||25||Eric Turner Vs Avicii||Dancing In My Head (Charlie Bernardo Radio Edit)|
|37||25||Milk Inc||Miracle (Radio Edit)|
|38||24||Taryn Manning Ft. Sultan & Ned Shepard||Send Me Your Love|
|39||24||Dyro Ft. Amba Shepard||Sky High (Radio Edit)|
|40||24||Manufactured Superstars Ft. Luciana||Calling All The Lovers (Jqa Radio Edit)|
|41||24||JES||Ghost (Tydi Radio Edit)|
|42||23||Loreen||My Heart Is Refusing Me (Anders Nyman Radio)|
|43||23||Topher Jones||Hello Chicago (Tom Swoon Radio Edit)|
|44||23||Laura Steel||Kriminal (Digital Dog Radio Edit)|
|45||23||Audien Ft. Michael S.||Leaving You (Radio Edit)|
|46||23||Daleri ft. Vice||Somebody Told Me (En Route)|
|47||22||Penny Foster||Castles (Radio Edit)|
|48||22||Martin Solveig||The Night Out (Madeon Remix)|
|49||22||Kristina Maria||Our Song Comes On|
|50||22||Kim Sozzi||Why Can’t This Be Love (Stefano Sorrentino Radio Edit)|
|51||22||Lynn Larouge||Celebrate (Radio Edit)|
|52||22||Peter Luts||One More Night (Original Radio Edit)|
|53||22||Conor Maynard||Turn Around Ft. Neyo|
|54||22||Tydi Ft. Christina Novelli||Fire & Load (Radio Edit)|
|55||22||Nicky Romero & Avicii||I Could Be The One (Radio Edit)|
|56||22||Dj Cova & The House Alliance||I Need Your Love Ft. Alicia Madison|
|57||22||Sak Noel||Loca People (Radio Clean)|
|58||22||Gali||Dancing To Another Love Song (Digital Dog Radio Edit)|
|59||21||Cosmic Gate & Jes||Flying Blind (Radio Edit)|
|61||21||Lasgo||Can’t Stop (Radio Edit)|
|62||21||Ke$ha||Die Young (Liam Keegan Radio)|
|63||21||Armin Van Buuren Ft. Fiora||Waiting For The Night (Clinton Vansciver Radio Edit)|
|64||21||Armin Van Buuren & Markus Schulz||The Expedition (Asot 600 Anthem Radio Edit)|
|65||20||Eva Simons||I Don’t Like You (Radio Mix)|
|66||20||Mariah Carey||Triumphant (Get ‘em) (Pulse Radio Edit)|
|67||20||Markus Schulz Ft. Seri||Love Rain Down|
|68||20||Velvetine||The Great Divide (Myon & Shane 54 Summer Of Love) (Radio Edit)|
|69||20||Stonebridge Matt Joko & Jonathan Mendelsohn||Standing In Your Way|
|70||20||Saturdays||What About Us (Buzz Junkies Radio Edit)|
|71||20||Neon Hitch||Gold (Smash Mode Radio Edit)|
|72||20||Justin Bieber Ft. Nicki Minaj||Beauty And A Beat (Dj Laszlo Radio)|
|73||20||Christian Burns Paul Oakenfold & Jes||As We Collide (Radio Edit)|
|74||20||Matthew Koma||Parachute (Kat Krazy Radio Edit)|
|75||20||Will.i.am Ft. Britney Spears||Scream & Shout (Radio Edit)|
|76||19||David Morales & Polina||Stay (Mark Alston Radio Remix)|
|77||19||Che Jose Ft. Sharon Muscat||Leave Me Lonely (Loverush UK! Radio Edit)|
|78||19||Kim Davis||One Day|
|79||19||Peter Luts Ft Lynn Larouge||Hands Up (Radio Edit)|
|80||19||Sean Kingston Ft. Cher Lloyd||Rum And Raybans (Radio Edit)|
|81||18||The Wanted||I Found You|
|82||18||Altar Ft. Jeanie Tracy||We Will Be Free Tonight (Anthem Radio Mix)|
|83||18||Kwanza Jones||Supercharged (Dave Aude Radio Edit)|
|84||18||Edvard Viber & Tiff Lacey||Is This Love (Radio Edit)|
|85||15||Bridgit Mendler||Ready Or Not (Smash Mode Radio Edit)|
|86||10||Kelly Clarkson||Catch My Breath (Alab Vocal Radio Edit)|
|87||6||Kaskade Ft. Neon Trees||Lessons In Love (Radio Edit)|
|88||5||Dim Chris Feat. Amanda Wilson||Sometimes (Radio Edit)|
|89||5||Jack Back F. David Guetta Nicky Romero & Sia||Wild One Two (Radio Edit)|
|90||5||Armin Van Buuren Ft. Zan Zelzen||Broken Tonight (Radio Edit)|
|91||5||Gotye||Somebody That I Used To Know (Tiesto Edit)|
|92||5||Adam Lambert||Trespassing (Zak Waters Radio Edit)|
|93||5||Matchbox Twenty||Put Your Hands Up (Ludovika Day Radio Edit)|
|94||4||Armin Van Buuren Feat. Laura V||Drowning (Avicii Remix)|
|95||4||Polina Griffith & Miami Kidz||Feeling This Way (Radio Edit)|
|96||4||Matt Darey Ft. Leah||Hold Your Breath (Khomha Airplay Edit)|
|97||4||Serge Devant Ft. Hadley||Dice (Mario Larrea Radio Edit)|
|98||4||Ferry Corsten Ft. Ben Hague||Ain’t No Stoppin’ (Radio Edit)|
|99||4||Chrizzo & Maxim Ft. Amanda Wilson||Runaway (Original Mix)|
|100||4||Dash Berlin Ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn||Better Half Of Me|
|Paul Oakenfold & Matt Goss Pres. The Concete Sneakers “Touch The Sky”|
|Britney Spears “Gasoline” (Cajjmere Wray Supreme Radio Edit)|
|Maroon 5 “One More Night” (Cosmic Dawn Radio Edit)|
|Nicky Romero & Nervo “Like Home” (Radio Edit)|
|Pink “Try” (Cosmic Dawn Radio Edit)|
|Paul Rudd Ft. Amanda Wilson “Trust In Me” (Radio Edit)|
|Cherry Cherry Boom Boom “One And Only” (Dave Aude’ Radio Edit)|
|Sted E & Hybrid Heights Ft. Sylvia Tosun “Lift” (Radio Edit)|
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)|
If you like Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, and Gwen Steffani, you are going to effing love Kimbra!
This multifaceted singer from New Zeland, yes the land of Mr. Frodo himself, is a treasure to discover if you haven’t yet! Kimbra recently made her American debut with the Belgium-Australian artist Goyte on Saturday Night Live the 18th of April singing his world wide hit “Somebody That I used to Know“. She recently played South X South West and is growing a ton of steam not just over seas but here in the states with songs like the latter and her debut single “Cameo Lover“!
Her musical style stems from pop, dance, rock, and jazz. It’s not only her voice that will suck you into her world but her writing ability as well! Her debut album will be released in the U.S. on May the 22nd and is called Vows which deals with love, promises, and heartache, all the delicious things you look for in a fun, pop, Adele like heartbreak album.
She recently has collaborated with DJ A-Trak and Mark Foster from Foster the People, on a track called “Warrior” an old school, electronic, dance extravaganza with a music video that will make you get into some luche libre!
Check out her music videos and rate this artist below Fusionites!
John Oudo is a name we should look forward to hearing about in the future Fusionites! According to the London based DJ, House fans are becoming more open minded with their tastes in music.
Oudo is a jack of all trades when it comes to mixing and mastering the music that we call House! He not only produces but composes and writes his own songs. His record label, Big Spin Music, has introduced some of the livest up and coming artists like London based singer/songwriter Selina Campbell, and Chicago based songstress Nicole Mitchell!
Oudo has spun his way to become a major player in the house and club circuit for over twelve years now, experimenting with everything from soul, to pop, and dance music. He has received Global acclaim from heavy weights in the dance music scene, radio, and press alike. One unique trick John does to his tracks, he will release three different versions of each song he does to satisfy any house, dance, or club head alike in order to serve each persons musical tastes. He will produce an original radio mix, an atmospheric dub mix, and a synthesizm vocal mix making one track unique in three very different ways, which makes his music even more appealing to house fans! Look for his string of singles coming out this year!
Check out John Oudo and his band The Sound featuring Nicole Mitchell from Chicago, on one of his recent tracks, “Hold Me Tighter” (his radio mix version) and let us know what you think!
We all know that Miss Little Havana is having a hell of a year on the Fusion Dance Charts, but we here at Fusion want to know which of Gloria’s music video’s do you think are better! Vote now!
» Canadian born Kristina Maria is a newcomer to the music world and is now a rising music star. Her latest music video for “Co-Pilot” debuted only a few days ago, and is already causing a buzz among the public.
She has been working hard on 14 new songs – all preparing for a debut album, ‘Tell the World’, which is due in March this year!
“I think music picked me,” says twenty-two year-old Kristina Maria. “It’s just something that I knew. I used to hum on key before I could even speak.”
This young over-achiever has recently gotten a record deal in France. Now, she is getting noticed in the US by many in the industry. Keep your eyes open for this rising star!
‘Our Song Comes On’
‘Co-Pilot’ (Official Music Video) Let’s hope an all English version is released!
Check out Kristina on Facebook
Let’s talk about everyone’s favorite little punching bag at the moment Miss Lana Del Rey. I can honestly say I had no idea who this artist was until she bombed her hit song, “Video Games” on SNL just two weeks ago, but I can also honestly say that when I heard this girls voice I knew and you’ll know that we have found someone very special here. The way I feel about Lana is the same way I felt the first time I heard Amy Winehouse. The girls voice is meant to heard. It’s unique, it’s dare I say transcendent, and can I just say the girls got mad writing skills!
Lana aka Lizzy Grant, (real name Elizabeth Grant), was born in Lake Placid, New York and is the daughter of investor Rob Grant. Growing up this teenager was shipped off by her parents to Connecticut to boarding school for getting involved with drugs and alcohol, (such is the story with any great artist or writer it seems). This evidently influenced her music through her writing as she grew as an artist.
You may be wondering where her name came from and why she changed it. During an interview with Vogue Lana said, “I wanted a name I could shape the music towards…I was going to Miami quite a lot at the time, speaking a lot of Spanish with my Friends from Cuba & Lana Del Rey reminded us of the glamour of the seaside. It sounded gorgeous coming off the tip of the tongue.”
In 2010 Del Rey released a full-length album titled Lana Del Rey AKA Lizzy Grant. It was available to buy on iTunes for a limited time. However Lana bought the rights back to the album from the label in what some think was a calculated decision to make it difficult to distribute and keep it in circulation.
In the Summer of 2011 Lana was signed to Stranger Records and released her single “Video Games” to which singing it was her eminent fall on her first appearance on U.S. television on Saturday Night Live. But let’s not get so down on her just yet we still have a lot to learn about little Miss Lana. In October of last year she was signed to Interscope and has since promoted the new album, Born To Die at a number of live shows like MTV Push and at the places like the Bowery Ballroom. Yet taking a step back she originally released Video Games on Youtube and became an overnight sensation before signing with Interscope. She has been quoted saying that the only reason she released it was because it was her favorite song on the album and had no intention of it being the first single. Her fans loved it making her a star without an album even out.
Rolling Stone described Del Rey’s style and stage presence as being, “The polarizing indie hipstress…” who, “Brought her ‘gangsta Nancy Sinatra’ swagu” to the stage. RS also noted that despite being obviously nervous on stage, something she still needs to get confident at, she, “sang with considerable confidence…her transitions could be rather jarring.”
In an interview with MTV on January the 13th, two days before her SNL appearance Lana was asked how she felt about making the appearance on the live show. She said that, “It’s an honor because I don’t think that they’ve even had an artist on that hasn’t had a record out…” when asked why her, she defended her spot on the live show by saying, “because I’m a good musician and I’ve been singing for a very long time, and I think that Lorne Michaels knows that…it’s not a fluke decision…” She was surprised about being booked for the gig when it was announced to her, “I didn’t even have time to have a reaction you just think Don’t f@ck up! That’s all you ever think with live television and you hope that it goes well.” She went on to say that she sometimes feels she has grown as a performer, but is usually preoccupied with her family and what not to really pay attention to that and that it depends on the day and that first and foremost she is a writer then a singer.
Her influences are pop icons like Britney Spears, Nirvana, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, Eminem.
When describing her song “Video Games” she says its a perfect representation of her and that its a 5minute love ballad without any drums. The premise is her past relationship with a person in its early days and the small things that stick out that meant a lot to her. But don’t let me tell you, see for yourself and let us here at Fusion know what you think about her videos Born to Die and Video Games.
The second artist on my list this week Fusionites is actually a duo!
If you haven’t heard of Chromeo it’s about time you have! This electro funk duo comes to you direct from Canada.
The duo is composed of P-Thugg and Dave 1, (real names Patrick Gemayel and David Macklovitch). The two childhood friends describe themselves as the “the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the the dawn of human culture,”according Complex.
They met in the mid 90′s in high school, when Dave 1′s brother A-Trak was becoming a world champion in the Disco Mix Club Championships around 1997. Dave 1 was also friends with Tiga and was working with him at his label Turbo, to which shortly after in 2001-2002 the duo got signed to Tigas label and started making tracks as Chromeo with Dave 1 on lead vocals and guitar, and P-Thugg on keyboards, synthesizer, and talk box.
In 2004 they released their first album She’s in Control which had an 80′s feel. Their song “Needy Girl” became a World wide hit in the club scene along with “Hot Mess” which featured La Roux. They released Fancy Footwork three years later which took them on a two year world tour. The track was used in a VO5 Extreme Hair Gel advertisement in the UK and the video got over 666,000 hits off of Youtube. In 2010 they released Business Casual an homage to 80′s flash dance and 70′s disco vibes with a hint of electro funk. Singles like “When the Night Falls,” “Don’t Turn On the Lights,” and “Night By Night” became instant hits with imaginative videos to help boost their cred. In 2011 they released the world smallest album called Drive Time which was made up of 55 songs in only 183 seconds. It was made for Nokia cell phones with a limited release of only forty copies.
This year they will be releasing their follow up to Business Casual and with family and friends like A-Trak and Tiga and comparisons to Duck Sauce you better believe that Chromeo will bring it! Be on the look out for the yet untitled new album to be released this year!
Check out the videos When the Night Falls above and Night By Night below and tell us what you think Fusionites! Till next week adieu!