We’re so excited to premiere the latest in our Hard Candy X mixtape series, this time with Jessica 6 keyboardist and producer extraordinairre ELIOT. On this mix, it’s an all out dance affair. I originally played it for the first time at a party I hosted on my rooftop in Brooklyn, and everyone was love-ing-it! The cover shot was taken the next day on my roof, as a huge storm approached the city: he’s coming soon!
Based in Greece, ELIOT has expertly woven together current and past favorites from the likes of Bjork, Brandy, Madonna, Donna Summer, Midnight Magic, Rogue Vogue, Chris Malinchak and Saint Etienne. A prime cut on this mix comes in the form of NA/JET, which we exclusively premiered the mp3 of a few weeks ago.
ELIOT is busy in the studio, currently working with Nomi Ruiz on tracks for the new Jessica 6 album. He’s hinted at a possible change in direction for their next set!
1. Matan Arkin – Dancer In the Dark
2. Kaine feat. Kathy Diamond – Love Saves The Day (Mario Basanovs Vocal Remake)
3. Doctor Dru Vs Brandy & Monica – The Voice Is Mine (ELIOT Edit)
4. ELIOT – Na/Jet
5. Isaac Tichauer – Doing What I Got
6. Chris Malinchak – These Dreams
7. Saint Etienne – I’ve Got Your Music (Golden Filter Remix)
8. Rogue Vogue – When I Looked At You
9. Madonna – Vogue (12”)
10. Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have A KiKi ( ELIOT Mix)
11. Scuola Furano – On Fire (303 Dub)
12. Donna Summer – I Feel Love ( Acid Mix )
13. Adamski – I Like It (ATTARI Remix)
14. Midnight Magic – Calling Out ( Jupiter Mix)
15. Tiga – You Gonna Want Me (12” Dance Remix)
16. The Egg – Catch (The C90s Remix)
17. Montevideo – Horses (Zimmer Remix)
18. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Stronger (Flying Horse Disco Bootleg)
Take a trip back to the days of 80′s freestyle with this new remix of Jessica 6 single Prisoner of Love. The Antony Hegarty featured track is taken back to 1987 with a rework by ELIOT. Download it for free below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
You may remember that we just shared the video premiere of Jessica 6‘s killer anthem Prisoner of Love. Front woman Nomi Ruiz dabbles in other projects as well, including the disco flavored Desire with Eli Escobar.
The original and re-work are available as free mp3′s for your enjoyment. Get to the dance floor! Desire has it’s own video, too – check that out here.
The video for Prisoner of Love, my favorite track from Jessica 6‘s See The Light has just been released. Directed by Marco Ovando and styled by Nicola Formichetti (of Gaga fame) Nomi once again heats things up for the cameras. I’m a big fan of the seedy red lighting, aren’t you?
There are several rumors regarding the new Madonna album floating around which we have decided to post (it’s part of the fun isn’t it?!) Please remember to take all the rumors with a grain of salt!
All we know for sure is that she spent a week recording in London (and blasting unheard music out of her windows) and that she will commence her second week in the recording studio this Monday (via Guy Oseary)
A November release has been rumored for several weeks now and the rumors are getting stronger!
Musical inspirations for the album include Beth Ditto and Jessica 6.
Diagram of the Heart may be involved and a demo called Way Back Home may have been recorded during the last recording session
Joe Henry (M’s brother-in-law – who she previously worked with on Don’t Tell Me) is involved in two collaborations so far.
Four songs have been recorded so far. One of them is a demo track from the American Life/Confessions On A Dance Floor sessions.
During pre-production A Madonna/ Lady Gaga collaboration or Madonna singing a song written by Gaga was considered but Madonna ruled it out.
They are planning strong promotion for the album on social networking sites and with brands like Apple (possibly something to do with the iPhone 5 launch)
I would be very happy if the Jessica 6 and Beth Ditto inspirations turned out to be true. These are two of my favorite releases of the year to date, and I could see the sound of both working very well for Madonna.
As for the Gaga rumor, I highly doubt it was even considered, but if it was I’m very glad it was ruled out. Madonna doesn’t need Gaga to have a hit.
With regards to strong promotion, I’m sure we hear that every time she is about to release something but then it often turns out rather lackluster. For this album it is absolutely essential that there is strong promotion all round in order for it to be a success. We are already seeing more activity on the Madonna official website and social networking sites than ever before (for example the recent True Blue anniversary contest and gallery updates) This is a good sign that things are moving in the right direction, I expect they will really up the game for the release. It also goes without saying that syncing up with a brand like Apple would be a very smart move!
As the release date for the debut album See The Lightfrom Jessica 6draws near, a new remix of single White Horse by Eli Escobar has surfaced.
If you love the nu-disco gold that Hercules & Love Affair have delivered for two albums now, you’ll surely enjoy vocalist Nomi Ruiz‘ new album. There’s something so 90′s diva about these tracks, can’t go wrong with that, now can you?
See The Lightemerges from the darkness on June 6th. A standout track from the album is the already featured Prisoner Of Lovewhich includes vocals from Antony Hegarty. Leave your comments below!
When I caught the end ofJessica 6‘s set at The Knitting Factory a few weeks ago, one track that stood out among them all was Prisoner of Love. This track features Antony Hegarty of Antony & The Johnsons, and I just love the husky vocals and the driving disco beat! See The Light the debut album is due for release in June! – Camille