Cascada Fans Should Go Crazy for ‘Madness’

Cascada Madness

For everyone who evacuated the dance floor, it’s about time to get back out there, because Cascada is getting ready to release “Madness” to her masses of fans. This will be the second single from her forthcoming fifth studio album, and from the looks of it, “Madness” is destined to be a bona fide floor filler.

The German Eurodance diva’s previous single, “Blink” was released earlier this year. “Madness” will be her much anticipated follow up, set for release on September 26th.

The song features the familiar Cascada Euro style, and also taps into the talents of Chicago-based rapper Tris.

You can check out the preview of the CJ Stone official remix below.

Masters at Work’s ‘House Masters’ Anthology Out 9/21, Features 40-Song Track List

Masters at Work

Masters at Work — the legendary DJ-production-remix duo composed of “Little” Louie Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez — will gift fans and the uninitiated with a four-disc collection of their greatest hits and remixes.

House Masters features some of the finest house music ever produced by the genre’s preeminent duo, including the India-assisted, Nuyorican Soul-released “Runaway,” “I Can’t Get No Sleep” and “Work.” The set will be released on Sept. 21.

According to the track list from Fact magazine, the collection will be 40-songs strong. Take a look below to see what made the cut.

Disc 1
1. Bebe Winans – ‘Thank You’ (MAW Mix)
2. The Braxtons – ‘The Boss’ (MAW Remix)
3. MAW featuring James Ingram – ‘Lean On Me’ (MAW Mix)
4. Masters at Work featuring India – ‘Backfired’ (Album Version)
5. Voices – ‘Voices In My Mind’ (MAW Mix)
6. Afro Celt Sound System – ‘‎Release’ (Masters at Work Main Mix)
7. Incognito – ‘Nights Over Egypt’ (Masters At Work Main Mix)
8. Nuyorican Soul featuring India – ‘Runaway’ (Original Flava 12″)
9. Urbanized featuring Slivano – ‘Helpless (I Don’t Know What To Do Without You)’ (The Kenlou Remix)
10. Gus Gus – ‘VIP’ (Masters At Work Vocal Mix)

Disc 2
1. Masters at Work featuring India – ‘I Can’t Get No Sleep’ (Ken Lou 12” Mix)
2. Masters at Work featuring India – ‘When You Touch Me’ (M.A.W. Remix)
3. Funky People featuring Cassio Ware – ‘Funky People’ (Masters at Work Main Mix)
4. Ruffneck featuring Yavahn – ‘Everybody Be Somebody’ (MAW Style Mix)
5. Simply Red – ‘Thrill Me’ (Masters At Work House Mix)
6. Black Masses – ‘Wonderful Person’ (MAW Vocal Mix)
7. George Benson – ‘Song for My Brother’ (Kenlou 12″ Mix)
8. Masters at Work – ‘Work’ (MAW Mix)
9. River Ocean featuring India – ‘Love & Happiness (Yemeya Y Ochun)’ (MAW Original Remix Extended)
10. MAW featuring Luis Salinas – ‘Pienso En Ti (I Think Of You)’ (House Mix)

Disc 3
1. Saint Etienne – ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ (Masters at Work Dub)
2. Lood featuring Donell Rush – ‘Shout-N-Out’ (The DJ Dub)
3. Nuyorican Soul – ‘The Nervous Track’ (Ballsy Mix)
4. Chris Cuevas ‎- ’Hip Hop’ (Masters at Work Dub)
5. Atmosfear ‎- ’Dancing In Outer Space’ (Lunar Mix Part 1)
6. D’Influence – ‘Hypnotize’ (M.A.W. Piano Dub Mix)
7. The Neville Brothers – ‘Fly Like An Eagle’ (Slippin Dub)
8. Debbie Gibson – ‘Losin’ Myself’ (12” Masters at Work Version)
9. Uncanny Alliance – ‘I Got My Education’ (Master at Work Dub)
10. Masters at Work – ‘Our Mute Horn’ (Ken Lou Mix)

Disc 4
1. Masters at Work – ‘The Ha Dance’ (Ken / Lou Mixx)
2. Los Amigos Invisibles – ‘Ease Your Mind’ (Masters at Work Dub Edit)
3. House Of Gypsies – ‘Sume Sigh Sey’ (MAW Remix)
4. Kathy Brown – ‘Can’t Play Around’ (M.A.W Dub)
5. Ce Ce Peniston – ‘Crazy Love’ (Krazy Dub)
6. Baaba Maal – ‘Gorel’ (Piano Dub)
7. Jody Watley – ‘Off The Hook’ (MAW Dub)
8. Ultra Naté – ‘Show Me’ (Masters At Work Wild Dub)
9. The Brand New Heavies – ‘Close To You’ (Masters at Work Remix)
10. B.O.P – ‘Zabalaza’ (MAW Original Mix)

M4SONIC Premieres ‘Chaos’ Video

In the vein of other classic instrumental hits — Robert Miles“Children,” Darude‘s “Sandstorm” and Swedish House Mafia‘s “Greyhound” — comes M4SONIC‘s “Chaos.” The Australian YouTube star just released his EP, M4, and with it, a new video for the track.

Viewers are bound to be entranced by M4SONIC crafting the epic peaks and valleys of the melody on a Novation Launchpad MIDI controller, which lights up as he seemingly composes the tune on the spot by pressing one of the many buttons available to him. It’s the kind of visual that led to his rise on the video-based website, which got him noticed by Sony Music Entertainment and Ultra Music, according to Billboard.

Hear “Chaos” and other tunes by downloading M4 on Beatport, iTunes and Amazon.

tyDi Drops Trailer Previewing ‘REDEFINED’ Album

Australia’s tyDi has been tearing up dance floors in recent years with hits such as the Kerli-featuring, badness-to-positivity-videoed “Glow in the Dark” and “Stay,” with guest vocals from former The Voice contestant Dia Frampton.

On Sept. 30, the cross-EDM beatsmith will release his next album, titled REDEFINED, and as a teaser, he’s put out a video trailer promoting the project.

Don’t expect much in the way of visuals, though. The highlight here is the computer-animated logo’s backing soundtrack, which showcases tunes that will presumably appear on the full-length effort.

A track list posted on Ultimate Music shows tyDi’s next outing could involve a number of guest collaborators. If that and this preview are any indication, this could be one of the biggest dance music releases of the year.

Kimbra’s New Video is a Dancing ‘Miracle’

Kimbra borrows a page out of Kiesza’s “Hideaway” playbook with the music video for “Miracle.” The Australian-based singer dances with the people of New York — from mailmen to mimes — in the hipster-disco tune’s video clip, serving up a good time for the denizens of the City That Never Sleeps.

Given that Kiesza’s clip was nominated for a few MTV Moonmen this year — as was Björk’s “It’s Oh So Quiet,” which also features a brunette dancing with the people in her neighborhood — Kimbra could be a contender for next year’s awards show.

Ariana Grande and Zedd ‘Break Free’ with New Release

Ariana Grande has been enjoying success with her smash hit “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. Now her label, Republic Records, has a message for all the “Arianators” out there, regarding the much anticipated follow-up, “Your space galaxy Ariana dreams are about to come true. Are you ready for Break Free? Watch and enjoy this pop space adventure (and your new fave Ari jam!) that just premiered on VEVO.”

Eric Prydz Releases 4 New Tracks on Pryda Recordings

Eric Prydz

Eric Prydz donned his Pryda moniker to drop new tracks exclusively for Beatport.

The album — well, more of an EP, though it’s not really that, either — features four songs that are progressive house tracks that fall on the darker side of the spectrum. “Mija,” with its atmospheric melody, features a light thump and near-rattling accompaniments. “Origin,” on the other hand, is a dark break beat with a splashing hum that’s accessorized by a robotic chant of “house music.”

That track is reminiscent of late ’90s trance, but “Backdraft” sounds more like a peak-hours must-play, with haunting keyboard synths fleshing out the slow-building beat. “Axis is perhaps the most radio-friendly tune and sounds a little like Prydz’s 2008 hit “Pjanoo.”

Though not as mainstream as the iconic “Call on Me,” this out-of-the-box effort from Prydz is worth a spin — and maybe worth adding to your regularly rotated favorites.

REVIEW: Jody Watley – ‘Paradise’

Jody Watley Paradise

Jody Watley of “Looking for a New Love” and “Don’t You Want Me” fame is back after an eight-year hiatus with Paradise. The six-song EP — her first album since 2006’s The Makeover — features music that combines and pays homage to disco, house, soul and jazz.

Prominent on this new collection is Mark de Clive-Lowe. The New Zealand-born, formerly London-living producer helps Watley’s fans head to the dance floor with the tracks “Paradise,” “The Dawn” and “Tonight’s the Night” [MdCL Remix]. “The Dawn” hears Jody singing soft vocals over the beat’s synths and bleeps, but encourages dancers to try and keep up with this playful groove. Denying the beat is even tougher with “Tonight’s the Night” [MdCL Remix], which pounds nearly as hard as a tribal anthem, but is every bit as fierce when demanding floor-fillers to “set your body free” to the stop-and-go beat.

“Paradise” is smooth, merging down-tempo electronica with tropical acoustics and a jazz-driven bass line to complement Watley’s stripped-bare vocals. Equally cool is “Sanctuary,” the Raregrooves Remix by Soulpersona that’s filled with comforting vocals and instantly brings an ambiance of chill to your nighttime lounge.

If you’re ready to get back on the floor, look no further than the Count de Money-produced “Nightlife,” a sonic cousin to The Shapeshifters’s “Lola’s Theme,” especially with its blaring horns and intricately played strings. (Just try to stay seated after watching the video!) And Italian producer Luminodisco’s “Dancer” finds Jody tributing Nile Rodgers of Chic, whose discofied sound has been quite popular since Daft Punk released “Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself to Dance” last year.

Paradise is a club-ready effort and a solid evolution for an artist who demonstrates forward thinking and tailors it for the dance floor. Buy it today on iTunes, Amazon or Beatport.

Track list:

1. “Nightlife”
2. “Dancer”
3. “The Dawn”
4. “Tonight’s the Night” [MdCL Remix]
5. “Paradise”
6. “Sanctuary” [Soulpersona Raregrooves Remix]

Leann Rimes to Release Greatest Hits Remix Album

Leann Rimes Dance Like You Don't Give A ... Greatest Hits Remixes

Taylor Swift dabbled in dubstep for her hit “I Knew You Were Trouble,” but she’s not the only country diva to successfully fill floors with dance music.

Leann Rimes has scored a handful of country-dance crossover hits, including “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” “What I Cannot Change” and “Grace,” a collaboration with The Crystal Method.

As a thank you to her dance music fans, she’s releasing Dance Like You Don’t Give A … Greatest Hits Remixes on Aug. 5. The 13-song set features reinterpreted takes from the likes of Dave Audé, Kaskade, Soul Seekerz and more, and includes clubbed-up versions of tear-jerkers such as “I Need You,” “How Do I Live” and “You’ve Ruined Me.”

Check out the track list here:

1. “Gasoline & Matches” [Dave Audé Remix feat. Rob Thomas & Jeff Beck]
2. “What I Cannot Change” [Kaskade Remix]
3. “Crazy Women” [7th Heaven Remix]
4. “I Need You” [Digital Dogs Remix]
5. “Help Me Make It Through the Night” [Fear of Tigers Remix]
6. “Spitfire” [Fagault & Marina Remix]
7. “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” [Alias Remix]
8. “You’ve Ruined Me” [Dave Audé Remix]
9. “How Do I Live” [Cahill Remix]
10. “Strong” [Cicada Remix]
11. “Nothin’ Better to Do” [Soul Seekerz Remix]
12. “Headphones” [Headspinners Remix]
13. “Grace” (with Crystal Method)

Eager to two-step to four-on-the-floor beats? Preorder the album on iTunes and Amazon.