I am such a big fan of Kim Sozzi so whenever she releases a new single, it goes directly into my set, because I know its going to be good. Kim is one of the rare American dance artists who is able to continually produce quality dance music. When you look at her current album Just One Day, there are no less than five singles - "Cry Tonight," "Like a Star," "Break Up," "Alone" and the recent smash "Feel Your Love." "Secret Love" is another great pop dance record, it beckons you in with a soft, seductive intro that grows into a hooky groove. Kim sounds amazing, then again - she always does.
With New Year's Eve resolutions about to come into effect, here is a great message and idea to send out there. Circuit DJs/Producers Chad Jack and Tim Letteer enlist the vocal talents of Fawn to construct this floor filling anthem with tribal beats electro influence. If Barry and Chris were together today, this is what Thunderpuss might sound like. The original mix stands out as the strongest though the disco/electro hybrid mix by Danny James is definitely worth a spin. Fawn sounds great singing with restrained passion, getting her message across but not overdoing it with the typical diva histrionics heard in other tribal records.
Following "You Make Me Feel" and "Let the Feelings Go," this makes the hit ratio three for three for AnnaGrace, the singer from Ian Van Dahl who has struck out on her own. Produced by Peter Luts, "Love Keeps Calling" is the most aggressively poppy of the trio with a very sing-songy verse and a hooky chorus. In a way, the verse sounds really familiar but I can't seem to place what I am hearing (though I am thinking an early 90s europop song). Regardless, Annemie's vocals have never sounded better of the commercial electro production. Fans of the genre should definitely check this out. If you like your beats a little more aggressive, check out the Basto mix.