#ThrowbackThursday / #ThrowbackThreesday: Deepest Blue


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Deepest Blue were an electronic music duo, comprised of Matt Schwartz and Joel Edwards, who were active from 2002-2005.

Their first single, the self-titled ‘Deepest Blue’, was released in 2003. The song was originally recorded as a different version, but did not gain any interest, but when it was re-recorded and released, it reached Number 7 in the UK charts. It was due to the song’s progressive house feel that the song gained interest, as the genre was popular at the time.

Deepest Blue – ‘Deepest Blue’


In February 2004, the pair released their second single, ‘Give It Away’. The song is a catchy, deep house song, which provided the duo with another Top 10 hit, reaching Number 9 in the UK Charts, and it’s probably my favourite song they’ve released.


Deepest Blue – ‘Give It Away’


Although their fourth single, ‘Shooting Star’, failed to reach the UK Top 40, it’s a great song due to the fantastic string arrangement; it’s powerful and instantly recognisable.

Released in August 2004, it was the fourth single taken from their debut album, Late September, but it was prominent for its use on Sky Sports News and Soccer Saturday from 2004 to 2007. It’s still used by Sky Sports as incidental music during UK football matches.

This song is epic as it showed just how diverse this duo were and it’s such a shame that they are no longer about – maybe a reunion should be put on the cards!


Deepest Blue – ‘Shooting Star’


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#WildCardWednesday: Rams – ‘Take It Back’


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RAMS are a pop-rock trio who began in Denver, back in 2004, not long before Ben Wysocki and David Welsh joined the Grammy-nominated band, The Fray. Singer Aaron Espe went on to have his own solo career, whilst the other two enjoyed their success as a part of The Fray.

The three would get together and write music and even when The Fray were taking breaks from touring, they would get together to write and record.

It’s only now, after more than 10 years in the making, that RAMS has come into fruition with their debut EP. Their music is unique as the hooks sit beautifully atop dreamy melodies created by a culmination of electric guitars and synths. I want big things for these guys!

No music video has arisen yet, but we’ll keep you posted on this.

What do you think of this trio’s sound? Are you intrigued for me, like we are? Please share the love for RAMS on your social media accounts!

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‘Take It Back’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/take-it-back/id1078083840?i=1078083843


#ThrowbackThursday: Usher – ‘Yeah!’ featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris


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Usher teamed up with Lil Jon and Ludacris back in 2004, to release this monster tune! It is a combination of R&B and crunk – making some crunk&B mashup.

In 2013, the song had sold over 4 million copies in the USA alone – that’s a lot of sales! It reached Number 1 in the UK charts and also ranked 2nd on the Billboard Hot 100 2000–2009 Decade-end chart. It won a whole host of award too, including Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards.

The video features Usher dancing in front of a club’s blue laser beams, joined by his collaborators.

Were you a fan of the song back in 2004? Still like it as much today? Please share this link via your social media accounts too.

Only one more day until Friday people 🙂

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‘Yeah!’ is available for download from iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/yeah!-feat.-lil-jon-ludacris/id386153476?i=386153478


#ThrowbackThursday: JoJo – ‘Baby It’s You’ featuring Bow Wow


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JoJo arrived on the scene in 2004, when she was just 14 years old, with the hit ‘Leave (Get Out)’. She then came back with a follow-up single, ‘Baby It’s You’ featuring the rapper Bow Wow.

The song charted inside the Top 10 in the UK chars, in 2004. It blended Pop and R&B to perfection with it’s hard-hitting drums and cool panning vocal effects.

It’s all about the fun with this song, so let loose and enjoy!

Remember this song? Did you like or hate it the first time around? Please share in on your social media accounts 🙂

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‘Baby It’s You’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/baby-its-you-w-lil-bow-wow/id28050599?i=28050757


#WildCardWednesday: Seether – ‘Broken’ featuring Amy Lee

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Seether are a South African, hard rock band from Pretoria. The band have performed under their current name since 2002 but found more global recognition in 2004, with the release of their second album, Disclaimer II, although this was more of a remixing of their debut, with some extra tracks added.

This particular song, ‘Broken’ was a single from the album and features guest vocals from Amy Lee (singer of Evanescence) who was also formerly the girlfriend of lead singer Shaun Morgan.

The band are known for their hard-hitting metal songs but this is a much more stripped-back, epic song of theirs, featuring strings.

The video for the song is also fairly fantastic, seeing the singers wandering through a post-apocalyptic type of setting, which apparently was a real-life trailer park which was a former meth lab, which burnt to the ground…interesting huh?! Ha!

What do you think of this #WildCardWednesday choice this week? Have you got any similar, epic tracks for us? Please leave your choices in a comment below!

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#ThrowbackThursday: Jaimeson – ‘Complete’

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Jaimeson, whose real name is Jamie Williams, saw success back in 2003 and 2004, with a number of garage and drum & bass inspired hits.

His debut single reached Number 4 in the UK charts, as did this song, ‘Complete’, which was his follow-up release. The song features vocals by Xara. This song is interesting as it has the relatively simple, melodic verses before bursting into life with the drum & bass style chorus.

I love this song as it reminds me of someone special every time I hear it.

Have you heard this song before? Do you remember it? What’s your #ThrowbackThursday song of choice this week? Leave it in a comment below.

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‘Complete’ is available on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/complete/id316905769?i=316905988


#ThrowbackThursday: Daniel Powter – ‘Bad Day’

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I remember this song distinctly from my A-Level year in secondary school, back in 2005. I was at a house party with some friends and everyone was feeling really down about their exams and this song came on; it sort of made us all feel down, but better at the same time. This song is one of those that although now I don’t overly like it, it holds a lot of memories for me.

Believe it or not, Daniel Powter is still active, with his most recent album being released in 2012.

Who else remembers this song? Does it hold any memories for you? What’s your Throwback Thursday song this week?

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