Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Leona Lewis Collides With DJ Afrojack

Sometimes I find myself blindly putting new songs on my iPod without giving them a listen. The reason for that usually has to do with time constraints, but I'd like to think that I've refined my musical tastes enough to get a pretty good idea of whether I'm going to like it based on who is producing the track. I've talked before how I believe it's a much safer bet to follow producers rather than artist because beats have to consistently be great for an artist to use them. That doesn't hold true with artists who have the control and ability to freestyle over just about anything, anytime they want.

I say all this because I blindly put this new @djafrojack track on my newest playlist today before going to the gym and it turned out to be the best decision I made today. I had already heard the original track and liked it, but wasn't overly thrilled with it. In other words, even though I was intrigued at the direction Afrojack would take it, my expectations were low. After one listen though, that all changed. All I can say is WOW! Talk about a perfect mix of tempo with the perfect ebb and flow between high pitched dance synths over the original soft piano beat.

Sure the original may or may not have been a complete rip off of Swedish DJ @avicii's original track Penguins (below) and all without his approval, but I guess when you're a superstar you can get away with that?

He's an internationally known DJ, but he's still got a couple US dates on his tour schedule. Feel free to monitor them closely as I do the same...

Leona Lewis - Collide (Afrojack Festival Remix)


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