1- Daniel Bedingfield – Secret Fear
It’s with great embarrassment that I place this as the single of the week, as once warbling favourite of Grandmother, Daniel Bedingfield has returned with his darkest and most daring single to date. With all the glamour, fanfare and campness of a James Bond theme and paired together with the raunchiest video of the year (perhaps with what some might call an unnecessary cameo from “Little Daniel”), this could be the track to put some credibility back into his somewhat absent music career.
2- Sander Van Doorn & Mayaeni – Nothing Inside
Frequently voted within DJMag’s annual top 100 DJ’s list, Sander Van Doorn had had more success DJing and remixing for artists such as Lady GaGa, Swedish House Mafia and The Killers than as a singles artist, however “Nothing Inside” has been somewhat of a European club smash throughout the Summer, as well as topping the acclaimed Beatport Dance Chart. The track itself is best described as having the sound of Adele putting vocals to a Calvin Harris production, with it’s ballad like opening erupting into a trancey club banger.
3- Eric Turner vs.Avicii – Dancing In My Head
This wasn’t how it was supposed to pan out for rocker Eric Turner as he fronted Swedish alternative band, Street Fighting Man. With little success from that, he lent his vocals to sing hooks for hip hop acts like Tinchy Stryder and Lupe Fiasco as well as appearing on Tinie Tempah’s number one hit “Written In The Stars”, fast forward 2 more years and it’s another change of direction as producer of the moment, Avicii has picked up his track “Dancing In My Head” and turned it into another of his signature club anthems. This will get stuck in your head and show no mercy.
4- David Guetta ft.Akon & Ne-Yo – Play Hard
Just when you think it might be time for David Guetta to move on from his “Nothin’ But The Beat” album, he re-releases it with new tracks and brings out “Play Hard” as its 14th (count them!!) release. Bringing in all the big guns for this one, there’s vocals from the already tried and tested, Akon (“Sexy Bitch”) and Ne-Yo (recently scored his own dance #1 “Let Me Love You”) and a heavy sample from 90s dance classic, “Better Off Alone” by Alice Deejay, to create what results in something perhaps a little busy and more commercial than your hardcore clubber might enjoy, but should prove to be quite popular with your average Oceana binge-drinker.
5- DJ Fresh ft.Ms Dynamite – Gold Dust (Shy FX Remix)
Already a top 30 hit in 2010, DJ Fresh is ready to re-releases what has become a Drum & Bass classic, Gold Dust thanks to a new remix from legends of the genre, Shy FX, joint with new vocals from British treasure, Ms Dynamite. The new version begins with a more Caribbean flavour, borrowing from Reggae, Ska and Dancehall, but soon launches into an adrenaline filled jungle baseline that hits you like a speeding train. There’s no reason it shouldn’t have every bit of success Ms Dynamite has had recently on DJ Zinc’s “Wile Out”.