Posts Tagged ‘Looking For Pearl’

Charley says VIDEO! Pearl – Like A Video Game

April 24, 2011

I jumped up out of my seat in excitement when I spotted this!

Nearly a year ago I interviewed dance producer Peter Luts in anticipation of his new talent show Looking For Pearl. A year earlier he’d found a new singer for his best known project, Lasgo, through a similar contest. This time round the goal was to start up something entirely new.

Some well known faces came to audition, Marjolein Lecluyze being one of them. You may remember her as part of the ill-fated group Popz, but she is best known for the music she released in 2006 and 2007. Singles like ‘Luister Naar M’n Hart‘ en ‘Kamer‘ may have been aimed at kids, but with Milk Inc.’s Regi on production duties I can’t deny playing the hell out of these songs.

Another known face was Charlotte Buyl. A couple of years earlier she’d made her first steps in the music business as part of Miss Behave on the Tom Dice season of X Factor. The group lost two members when they were booted out of the competition and after Charlotte decided to quit the band as well, the two remaining members formed Glamm. Free to pursue solo ambitions Charlotte entered Looking For Pearl.

Pearl – Speechless
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzEudd84sg0

The two girls made it to the final, with Charlotte taking the prize in the end.

Together with two dancers who were chosen on the show as well, she was now the face of Pearl.

The video for ‘Speechless‘, their very first single, was released soon after the contest ended. The Peter Luts produced dance track did pretty well in the charts, and deservedly so, as Charlotte delivers on the song’s awesome chorus.

Now, about seven months later, Pearl is finally back for music video number two.

Like A Video Game‘ has Charlotte strutting through Movie Park Germany, with none other than Pacman as love interest. The song may take a couple of listens, but will lodge itself firmly into your head.

And one thing’s for sure, it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to those Peter Luts synths.

See also: Charley says INTERVIEW! Peter Luts

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Charley says INTERVIEW! Peter Luts

June 1, 2010

The other day I told you about Looking For Pearl, a brand new talent show on Flemish music channel JIM. Similar to 2008’s Let’s Go Lasgo, they will be looking for Belgium’s next big dance singer. However, this time round the search will be on for two dancers as well. Looking For Pearl will be fronted by Lasgo producer Peter Luts, who already has Pearl’s first hit signed internationally and ready to go.

I talked to Peter to find out exactly what he is hoping to find. After the jump you’ll find the full interview, where we also talked about working with former Let’s Go Lasgo finalists, his solo stuff and the upcoming brand new albums for Lasgo and AnnaGrace.

Dutch: Ook voor de originele Nederlandstalige versie van het interview kan je doorklikken!

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Charley says VIDEO! Zornik – Scared Of Yourself (Peter Luts Remix)

May 31, 2010

Above is the video to the Peter Luts Remix of ‘Scared Of Yourself’ by Belgian rockers Zornik. It isn’t lead singer Koen Buyse’s only foray into dance music. He also co-wrote a bunch of tracks on Regi from Milk Inc.’s ‘Registrated‘ album and featured on a single from the same project. As far as ‘Scared Of Yourself’ goes, I do recommend also checking out the original version. The remix, amazing as it sounds, doesn’t do justice to the great video which features Koen in drag.

Peter Luts is the producer behind Lasgo and AnnaGrace. You may remember me posting about his solo single ‘The Rain‘ some time ago.

I’m writing about this because I’ve got something exciting coming up tomorrow and it has, in a way, a connection to this. Well, that and because it’s a very good song and a very good remix.

Be sure to check Charley says POP! again tomorrow!

See also: Charley says TV! Looking For Pearl
See also: Charley says INTERVIEW! Peter Luts
See also: Charley says VIDEO! Peter Luts ft. Lien Vervoort – The Rain

Charley says WEEK! 2010.20

May 23, 2010

 

I was originally going to post ‘Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi‘ by Celine Dion, but since this blog has already been very Eurovision-y over the last few days I ended up choosing Lolo Ferrari’s debut single ‘Airbag Generation‘. It’s questionable if she was doing any of the vocals, but that didn’t stop her from having a couple of tracks out there. ‘Dance Dance Dance‘ is up on YouTube as well, while ‘Set Me Free’ and a cover of ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ should also exist. The tragic Eurotrash icon sadly passed away in 2000.

Charley says ARTIST! David Vervoort (Formerly Of Lasgo)
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Charley says ARTIST! Farewell Bobbejaan Schoepen…
[http://tinyurl.com/3afbvq8]

Charley says SONG! Lola Dutronic – Chanson D’Été
[http://tinyurl.com/2uq6gm2]

Charley says VIDEO! Adrienne Frantz – Getaway
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Charley says VIDEO! D1ce – BoyToy
[http://tinyurl.com/3ae6lqo]

Charley says SONG! Katia Berlingieri – I Will Survive
[http://tinyurl.com/344hlk3]

Charley says TV! Looking For Pearl
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Charley says EUROVISION! Oslo 2010 In A Tweet (Parts 1-6)
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Charley says TV! Looking For Pearl

May 22, 2010

Colour me super excited.

Music station JIM has announced that a follow-up for talent show ‘Let’s Go Lasgo’ will be airing this summer!

In 2008 Lasgo producer Peter Luts set out to find a new singer for the early 00’s hit dance project. Two years, three top five hits, one top ten album and a ‘Dancing With The Stars‘ participation later, ‘Let’s Go Lasgo’ winner Jelle Van Dael is one of the hottest celebrities out there and Lasgo is bigger than ever.

In ‘Looking For Pearl’ Peter will be putting together an entirely new act, consisting of one singer and two dancers.

As far as I understand the group will be named Pearl, after main sponsor Tampax’ product line. With also The Saturdays promoting them in the UK, these must be the world’s most music friendly tampons ever.

Except for the vocals, Pearl’s first single is completely ready and good to go. It looks like it might be a proper club banger of ‘Gone‘ proportions. Even with only the instrumental finished the track got signed all over Europe and the US.

Girls between 17 and 24 can apply as of Monday the 24th on www.jim.be. Participants must be free from June 28th till July 12th for the show which will be hosted by popstar and tv host Ellektra.

I can’t wait!


Above: The final performance of Jelle en Elke, the two finalists of Let’s Go Lasgo.

See also: Charley says VIDEO! Peter Luts ft. Lien Vervoort – The Rain