Midnight Music: Bondax ft. Ayah Marar – Dust Funk [Funky House]

This is a match made in UK heaven. Bondax got my girl Ayah Marar to lead this new, sophisticated, funky sexy house track they’ve got out on their new Mix Album. While Ayah usually gets into some ravier, drum & bassier sounds, she’s still a Triple A vocalist that makes the back end Bondax comes through with wurk. For real girl, this is one of those “walk confidently in potent heels” kind of tracks that you associate with good looking people working/drinking/living in high rise buildings that have fancy floor to ceiling windows. It doesn’t get too crazy and the vocals stay where they need to stay, while an almost whipping around you like wind downtown. Dust Funk is a cool song that I hope to hear at cool parties. (via Fresh New Tracks)

Who Is This Vocalist?! Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know” Becomes “You Gotta Go!”

So Earmilk broke this crazy sounding track, and I’ve been trying to guess who the hell it is. It’s cool as hell and the vocals are 100% on point. The cleverness of changing “You Oughta Know” to “You Gotta Go” turns the 90s vocal sadness soundtrack into a huge, punchy dance anthem. This is going to get played at every festival ever. This has the catchiness of Turn Down For What but without the stupid dub-lectro feel and zero heart. But there’s no artist info anywhere! Right now, I’ve narrowed it down to three possible vocalists, and I need your help (yes you, the reader, all 12 of you) to ID this tune! It’s between Ayah Marar, Aja Volkman or Dia Frampton. Check out these tracks by each of them and let me know which you think.

Ayah Marar Gets Ready For The Weekend With NERVO & R3HAB!

While Ayah Marar’s solo work needs no introduction, she’s fast becoming a globally recognized vocalist, doing tune after tune. This is a proper banger that needs to get into your face this Friday. You made it. Labor Day weekend is upon us, and if you’re one of the few souls still stuck in the office, jam out to this and enjoy the poppy drop and glittering break. Not a whole lot of depth needed here. Go party!

Midnight Music: Ayah Marar: Keep Up (Produced By Metrik)

This Monday night, I’m coming at you with a recent tour video for Ayah Marar’s new single, ” Keep Me Up.” Ayah Marar was one of the first famous people to interact with me on twitter when I was starting out blogging, so I’ll always have a special place in my heart for her. She didn’t have to take the time to give me big ups from the UK, but she did. Her slick drum & bass meets rave production is off the charts and she brings a gorgeous edge to the usually ‘ard community.

The video has her flying from place to place, not in a jet, but just kind of grinding the gigs out. It takes a lot of bravery to be a lady and get shot as an artist without your makeup and putting it on camera, but she does it with effortlessness and goofy grace. Plus the song’s hot. So get at her. Metrik does great work on the production end, so it’s a match made in heaven. Ms. Marar is ever so occasionally in NYC, so don’t miss her when she is. Much love from Gotham. Hang tough y’all, Monday’s over.