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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Universal Love Vibe by Glass Slipper

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Glass Slipper are back with their biggest release yet! The song is called "Universal Love Vibe" and it is a happy, happy song! And it comes in a lovely remix package! The EP is released on Whiskey Pickle Records.

The official cover

But there is a bonus: There is another fabulous track called "Caught Up" and it also gets remixed. Both songs are house tracks that will sure to have you dancing around the room. And each track gets two exciting remixes each.

My altered cover to include Brad and Lisa's photo!

Just have a listen to the songs here ...




Get your groove on and buy the EP at iTunes. Don't delay! Do it today!

Cheers then,
—Davearama


P.S. If you like "Universal Love Vibe" and "Caught Up" ... then check out Glass Slipper's other wonderful tracks ...

"Surge"
"Pieces"
"Love Is"
"Brighter Days"

Monday, October 13, 2014

Party People Video

Dear Poptastic Party People Readers,

Back in 2009, Annikafiore was part of a dance-pop duo called Avatar versus Eve (A.v.E.). Their first single was the wonderful song "Party People." Sadly, the song never had a video. There was only a short clip of a live performance on YouTube.


Well, five years after the release of the song … a video has been made! But not by Annikafiore. Instead, I thought how fun it would be to make a video for the song. So I enlisted our friend Matt and my husband Arturo to help me make the video. Matt and I would go out on the town of San Francisco in drag characters Madison and Sausi, and Arturo would film us.

We didn't really have a big plan. We just sort of made it up as we went along. And it didn't help any that it was a very hot day in August! And we laughed all night long!

Sausi O'Sullivan and Madison

Since I finished editing the video, we have laughed and laughed even more over it. Especially since my big wig (two wigs actually) kept sliding off! I sent to Annikafiore yesterday and she loved it and gave her blessing for it to be on YouTube.

So, without anymore delay, here is the video for "Party People."


My goal was for the video to be a prequel to "I've Still Got The Highest Heels In The Room." I'm not sure we succeeded, but it sure was a lot of fun!

"Party People" is available on cdbaby.com and it has a wonderful remix package, including a mix from SoundFactory! Don't delay, go buy it today!

Cheers then,
—Davearama


P.S. To find out more about Annikafiore and A.v.E., read the interview I did with Annikafiore here, and read about the history of Alcazar and Annikafiore here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki and Calon Peiriant by Gwenno

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Gwenno, The Queen of Welsh Dream Pop, is back with a double A-side single! Woo-hoo! 


Gwenno

The songs are called "Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki" and "Calon Peiriant." And great news! There is a video for the latter song!



Before I try to describe the songs, I thought I'd head over to Peski (Gwenno's record label) and see what they had to say 

Communicating through the medium of pop, Gwenno blends big themes and a real sense of revolution to produce a powerful, politically-charged record. 'Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki' is a reference to Owain Owain’s 1976 novel ('Y Dydd Olaf') about a dystopian future where the robots have taken over and are busily turning the human race into clones through the use of medication. 'Calon Peiriant' is Gwenno’s response to the political upheaval she sees playing out all over Europe – from the borders of Scotland to the Basque country and beyond – as well as a war cry to all those who are dissatisfied with media propaganda and cultural manipulation.

Last week, Gwenno released a video for the dreamy track "Calon Peiriant."  Have a look and listen …




Wasn't that lovely? Yes, it was!

I'm a bit more excited for the track "Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki." For this track the beat picks up and as Gwenno said on her Facebook page, it's "the song to dance to when the world comes to an end!" The Italo disco song is dancefloor dreamy! Have a listen …




I hope there will be a video for this song!

Both tracks are available for download (and CD!) on October 6. Please check out Peski and Gwenno's Facebook page for the latest info!



And Gwenno's first full-length solo album, Y Dydd Olaf, will be out October 27! So mark your calendars!

Cheers then,
—Davearama

P.S. If you like these tracks, then check out Gwenno's other songs also featured in Poptastic Confessions ...


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Darllenwyr Poptastic annwyl, 

Gwenno, The Dream Brenhines Pop Cymru, yn ôl gyda sengl A dwbl-ochr! Woo-Hoo! Gelwir y caneuon yn cael eu "Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki" a "Calon Peiriant." A newyddion gwych! Mae yna fideo ar gyfer y gân olaf! 

Cyn i mi ceisio ddisgrifio'r caneuon, yr wyf yn meddwl y byddwn i'n ben ar at Peski (label recordiau Gwenno) a gweld beth oedd ganddynt i'w ddweud ... 

Cyfathrebu drwy gyfrwng y pop, Gwenno cyfuno themâu mawr ac ymdeimlad gwirioneddol o chwyldro i gynhyrchu cofnod pwerus, gwleidyddol-cyhuddo. 'Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki' yn gyfeiriad at Owain Owain nofel 1976 ('Y Dydd Olaf') am ddyfodol dystopian lle y robotiaid wedi cymryd drosodd ac yn brysur yn troi'r hil ddynol i mewn clonau drwy ddefnyddio meddyginiaeth. 'Calon Peiriant' yw ymateb Gwenno i'r cynnwrf gwleidyddol hi yn gweld chwarae allan ar hyd a lled Ewrop - o'r ffin rhwng yr Alban i'r wlad y Basg a thu hwnt - yn ogystal â crio rhyfel i bawb sy'n anfodlon gyda propaganda cyfryngau a thrin diwylliannol. 

Yr wythnos diwethaf, a ryddhawyd Gwenno fideo ar gyfer y trac dreamy "Calon Peiriant." Edrychwch ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXMT5fL3cKg

Nad oedd hynny'n hyfryd? 

Beth yw ychydig yn fwy cyffrous i mi yw y trac "Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki." Ar gyfer y llwybr hwn y curiad yn codi ac fel y dywedodd Gwenno ar ei dudalen Facebook, 'i' "y gân i ddawnsio i pan ddaw'r byd i ben!" Mae'r gân disgo Italo yn llawr dawnsio dreamy! Cael gwrando ...

https://soundcloud.com/peskirecords/fratloish-hiang-perpeski-gwenno

Rwy'n gobeithio y bydd fideo ar gyfer y gân! 

Mae'r ddau traciau ar gael i'w lwytho i lawr (a CD!) Ar Hydref 6 Os gwelwch yn dda edrychwch ar Peski a Gwenno ar dudalen Facebook ar gyfer y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf!

A bydd albwm unigol hyd llawn cyntaf Gwenno fod allan 27 Hydref! Y Dydd Olaf. Felly marcio eich calendrau! 

Lloniannau wedyn, 
-Davearama 

P.S. Os ydych yn hoffi y traciau hyn, yna edrychwch ar caneuon eraill Gwenno yn ...