#MellowMonday: Drake – ‘Don’t Matter To Me’ featuring Michael Jackson


   

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Having recently released his new album, Scorpion, Drake has made a huge impact once again, this time by using an unreleased Michael Jackson sample on track, ‘Don’t Matter To Me’.

The critical reception for the track has been great and it has been hailed as one of the standout songs on the album. It has a distinctly stripped-back, R&B flavour to it with Drake singing rather than rapping and falsetto vocals from MJ on the chorus.

The posthumous vocals from Michael Jackson are taken from part of a unreleased session between Jackson and Canadian singer-songwriter, Paul Anka in 1983.

The track has reached Number 2 in the UK Charts, making it Drake‘s 15th UK Top 10 and Michael Jackson‘s 44th! A remarkable collaboration, in our opinion and it’s great to still hear something new from the King Of Pop!

No music video has been released for this track yet.

What are your thoughts of the unreleased Michael Jackson sample on this track? Is this a good collaboration? Have you got a #MellowMonday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

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‘Don’t Matter To Me’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dont-matter-to-me-feat-michael-jackson/1405365674?i=1405366968


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#MuzikSpeaks: An Interview with Pogo (Nick Bertke)


   

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Having recently released his latest album Weightless back in December 2016 and a brand new tune, ‘Boy & Bear’, I had the privilege of talking to the fantastically talented, Nick Bertke (aka Pogo).

During our interview, Nick chatted about what it’s been like to work with Disney, what he’s got in store for releasing music this year, where he takes inspirations from and who he’d like to play him in a biographic film. It’s all in the interview video below!

I want to say a massive thanks to Nick himself for taking the time to make this interview happen! Such a genuine, lovely guy 😀

I really hope you enjoy watching this interview! Please show your support for the band by sharing the link to this post on all of your social media accounts!



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#Two4Tunesday: Major Lazer – ‘Lean On’ featuring MØ and DJ Snake & Philip George – ‘Alone No More’

It’s not that I’m not out of touch with music, but sometimes it takes a while for a song to grow on you, and ‘Lean On’ has done just that! I can’t get enough of this song now!

Major Lazer teamed up with  and DJ Snake to release this house anthem, which reached Number 2 in the UK charts.

The EDM trio consists of Diplo (also known for his work with Skrillex, as part of Jack Ü), Jillionaire and Walshy Fire who have worked with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Snoop Dogg.


‘Lean On’ is available for download from iTunes right now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lean-on-feat.-m-dj-snake/id977964279?i=977964283


Major Lazer – ‘ Lean On’ featuring MØ and DJ Snake


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Philip George has got together with Anton Powers to release this cover version of Another Level‘s ‘Be Alone No More’. It’s the follow-up single to his previous release, ‘Wish You Were Mine’, and it continues to take on his exciting, energetic sound, guaranteed to get people on the dancefloor.


‘Alone No More’ is released on 2nd October 2015 and can be pre-ordered on iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/alone-no-more-single/id1029544924


Philip George & Anton Powers – ‘Alone No More’

And so ends this week’s #Two4Tunesday but would you have chosen a different set of songs? Please leave your choices in a comment below or on our Facebook/Twitter

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#WildCardWednesday: Pogo – ‘Boo Bass’

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Pogo (aka Nick Bertke) is a fascinating, electronic musician from Perth, Australia; he is like the KING of sampling! He specialises in the sampling of small sounds, quotes and melodies from films, in particular, Disney films. I am an avid Disney fan and stumbled across this guy on YouTube; where he found notoriety. He has been sampling Disney films for several years now, as well as a whole host of other films, including Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory, Harry Potter, Back to the Future and more.

This particular offering comes from the massive Disney/Pixar blockbuster, Monsters, Inc. featuring samples of main characters, Mike Wazowski, Sully and of course the adorable Boo. The song is a melodic masterpiece, both easy on the ear and delightful in is simplistic-sounding, complexity. I adore the way he’s managed to make Boo’s trademark giggle into a harmony with itself – pure genius!

ENJOY!!!

What’s your #Wild-Card for this Wednesday? Please share this and reply with your song choice!

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