Posts Tagged ‘Kat DeLuna’

David Latour ft. Kat DeLuna & Fo Onassis – Had A Dream (Producelast)

May 4, 2012

It’s no secret that I have a major soft spot for Kat DeLuna. The American popstar with Dominican roots has banged out some brilliant anthems in her time and is the kind of artist to keep working her ass off whatever setbacks may arise. She was also one of the first artists I ever interviewed for Charley says POP!

Had A Dream” has her team up with Belgian DJ and producer David Latour. David has done remixes for the likes of About E and his tracks with Narco and Sylver’s Sil have been mentioned on this blog earlier.

Having featured on songs with Jean-Roch and Nicola Fasano, Kat has dabbled in dance music before. However, “Had A Dream” takes it to another level and is without a doubt her most exciting dance track so far.

The song, which also features Fo Onassis, is based around the Belgian jump influenced trance classic “Producelast” by Trancescape. The sample gives “Had A Dream” a harder edge than Kat’s ever had before and should go down a storm in the club. So get yourself to a YouTube jumpstyle tutorial and start practicing your moves to this new banger!

“Had A Dream (Producelast)” by David Latour ft. Kat DeLuna & Fo Onassis is available soon.

See also: Charley says INTERVIEW! Kat DeLuna
See also: Charley says INTERVIEW! Kat DeLuna (Part 2)
See also: Charley says LIST! Meanwhile In Belgian Dance Music – Update
See also: Charley says VIDEO! David Latour, Hi-Mode & Narco – Venus vs. Mars

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Charley says VIDEO! Iana – Predator

April 2, 2012

If you haven’t checked out ‘Predator‘ by Iana yet, it’s about time you did!

The track is a proper pop anthem with blips and bleeps by producer Andras “Eightysix” Vleminckx, the guy behind ‘Dance Bailalo‘ and other Kat DeLuna tracks. While this country has plenty of strong female vocalists, Iana finally fills the void for that one Belgian full-on ‘pop’ popstar.

And she doesn’t come unprepared! For years Iana, real name Jana De Valck, has been perfecting her craft as a backing singer. In fact, back in 2010 I dedicated a (looking back on it, rather rambling) blog post to the then-unidentified mystery backing vocalist who is now set to take the pop scene by storm herself!

She has a record contract with Universal Music Belgium to her name, is busy promoting ‘Predator’, will be part of the upcoming JIM reality series ‘#Girlz’ and is working with BabL, the producer who gave Sandrine’s ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’ cover its shiny pop gloss.

At one point Jana was in the running to become the new lead singer of Hooverphonic, even appearing in the teaser video for ‘The Night Before’, but with everything she’s got going for her now, I doubt Jana is still losing any sleep over being beaten to the job!

‘Predator’ by Iana is available on Spotify and iTunes.

See also: Charley says SONG! Sandrine (Live In Bruges)

Charley says SONG! Kat DeLuna – Drop It Low

May 2, 2011

Words aren’t even necessary at this point.

I adore this woman to death and want to hold her and hug her and tell her everything’s going to be alright.

If you fancy something to read while listening to Kat’s awesome new club banger, you can check out my interview with her around the time of ‘Push Push‘ below!

See also: Charley says INTERVIEW! Kat DeLuna
See also: Charley says INTERVIEW! Kat DeLuna (Part 2)

Charley says POP! is coming back!

March 15, 2011

It’s been way too long, so after a long hibernation due to circumstances Charley says POP! is coming back!

The goal remains the same. It’s not about being the fastest or the most updated, it’s a platform for me to point you towards the world’s finest pop in all its forms. A place where you can come take a look every once in a while to catch up on new releases, old favourites and hidden gems.

And as before, there’s just that little bit of extra attention for the Belgian and Dutch music scene. There’s just too much amazing Benelux pop that would otherwise stay under the radar in the English language blogosphere.

If you’re just joining us, feel free to take a look around in this blog’s history. There’s been posts on pop in the broadest sense of the word, there’s been guest blogs from the likes of The Pipettes and there’s also been interviews with artists ranging from upcoming talent like Susanna Kay and Axeela to international superstars like Lasgo producer Peter Luts and the ever amazing Kat DeLuna.

I am now going to leave you with the above music video of ‘Be With You’ by Tara Lowé, which has no relevance to this post other than that it is a brilliant club track and that I simply like it very very much.

Hope to see you around!

Charley

PS: It has come to my attention that there’s been some major issues with the Charley says POP! e-mail address. It seems that not only in the last couple of weeks, but also in the months that we were still up a lot of things have gone wrong with sending and receiving e-mails.

My sincere apologies if you have been trying to contact me, or if I have contacted you only for the message to ultimately not arrive. I’m trying to get this sorted as soon as possible.

Charley says WEEK! 2010.24

June 20, 2010

Emmène-Moi‘ is one of those songs that I must have listened to so much as a kid, that today I can still sing along to every word of it. And to be honest, I still think it is completely amazing.

Allan Théo is a French singer who hit it big in 1998 with this Frenglish song. He had another French top 10 hit from his debut album with ‘Lola‘. There’s a bit of a depressing tale on Wikipedia of self-financed follow-up projects which had him sell his house, only for it all to go wrong. However, all’s well that ends well, as these days Allan is said to be a banker who is still doing music on the side. His website promises a new album very soon.

Charley says ARTIST! Daphné
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Charley says GUEST VIDEO BLOG! Kyrah says POP!
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Charley says VIDEO! Kat DeLuna ft. Akon – Push Push
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Charley says VIDEO! Jaap – Don’t Stop Believin’
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Charley says SONG! Huu – Crawl
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Charley says VIDEO! Lasgo – Tonight
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Charley says CHARTS! Ultratop 2010.24
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Charley says VIDEO! Kat DeLuna ft. Akon – Push Push

June 16, 2010

Push Push‘, the brand new video of Charley says POP! favourite Kat DeLuna, has finally premiered on Yahoo!

You can still read our exclusive interview with this lovely popstar at the links below!

Charley says INTERVIEW! Kat DeLuna
Charley says INTERVIEW! Kat DeLuna (Part 2)

Charley says WEEK! 2010.23

June 13, 2010

For some people Vanessa Carlton will always be the ‘A Thousand Miles‘ girl, but there’s more to her than driving a piano through the country.

One of my favourite songs of hers is the lead single to her sophomore album ‘Harmonium‘. Actually, ‘White Houses‘ is probably one of my favourite songs in general. Ever.

While the song tells a clear story, the video is simply Vanessa playing the piano while a second Vanessa is dancing in the same room. At first I felt disappointed by it, but then I figured that this leaves you with the freedom to picture your own faces and settings to the words. In a way, it makes the video more specific than any literal interpretation could have ever been.

White Houses‘ is one of those special songs that can make you nostalgic and yet strangely sad at the same time.

It’s beautiful.

Charley says SONG! Nathan Leigh Jones – All The Lovers
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Charley says INTERVIEW! Kat DeLuna
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Charley says VIDEO! Sylver – Turn The Tide 2010
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Charley says INTERVIEW! Kat DeLuna (Part 2)
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Charley says ARTIST! Elouise
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Charley says SONG! Britney Spears – Sometimes (Answering Machine Message)
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Charley says SONG! Regi ft. Stan Van Samang – Hang On
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Charley says VIDEO! Mike & Colin – Alles Is Top!
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Charley says INTERVIEW! Kat DeLuna

June 8, 2010

They say never to meet your heroes, but boy am I glad I did get to talk to Kat DeLuna!

This Dominican born, American raised popstar’s 2008 album ‘9 Lives’ marked the start of the pop/R&B craze that has taken over the charts since. ‘Whine Up‘ and ‘Run The Show‘ were huge and songs like the amazing ‘In The End‘ proved that there was more to the album than just the first two singles.

I got a chance to talk to Kat about ‘Push Push’, the first single from her second album ‘Inside Out’. Kat was brilliant to interview. We ended up having more of a conversation rather than a dry Q&A. Read all about meeting producers over social network sites, sampling songs she’s loved since fifth grade and even covering Celine Dion after the jump!

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