Project Lavrador: Week 15

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7 avr. 2012, 19h57m


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Week 15: Dance-Pop 1, South Asian Pop 1, Sertanejo

Day 99 -
Day 100 - (nothing found, cancelled)
Day 101 -

Day 102 -
Day 103 -
Day 104 -

Day 105 -

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Day 99: Dance-Pop

To Represent:

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

Samples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F57P9C4SAW4&ob=av3n
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rAI4dzwvUI

Wikipedia:
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson[1] (born October 25, 1984), known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Perry grew up with gospel music, and during her first year of high school she pursued a music career as Katy Hudson, releasing her first studio album called Katy Hudson which failed to chart. She recorded a solo album later, which was never released. After signing with Capitol Music Group in 2007, her fourth record label in seven years, she adopted the stage name Katy Perry.

She first gained recognition with the release of her first mainstream album, One of the Boys in 2008, which spawned three Billboard Hot 100 top-ten songs—"I Kissed A Girl", "Hot n Cold" and "Waking Up In Vegas". Perry supported the album with her Hello Katy Tour. In 2010, her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010), which topped the Billboard 200 chart, and spawned five number one singles—"California Gurls", "Teenage Dream", "Firework", "E.T." and "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)"—Teenage Dream was the only album (after Michael Jackson's Bad)—to do so, and the first female in history to achieve this milestone. She embarked on the California Dreams Tour, which grossed nearly $60 million worldwide.[2] Perry re-released the album under the name of Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection on March 26, 2012, and the re-release has already spawned the number-one single "Part of Me".

Perry is the only artist to spend over 52 consecutive weeks in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100, and has since heightened this to 69 weeks.[3] As of 2012, Perry has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards. She was named 2011's "Artist of the Year" by MTV.[4] She has sold 37.6 million digital tracks in the United States and 11 million albums worldwide.[5] Perry was a guest judge on the seventh series of The X Factor UK and the ninth season of American Idol. She has released fragrances "Purr" and "Meow". She ventured into film, voicing Smurfette in the 2011 film The Smurfs. Perry was married to British comedian Russell Brand from 2010 to 2012.


4.6/10

"Peacock" was the only horrendously bad song. The rest is standard Beverly dumb girl pop.

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Day 101: Eurodance

To Represent:

Real McCoy - Another Night

Samples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pav2f4b-1ZE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dx0qWHL7dc

Wikipedia:
Real McCoy, originally known as M.C. Sar & The Real McCoy, is a German eurodance group, best known for their early '90s singles "Another Night" and "Run Away", which were both Top 10 hits worldwide.

4.7/10

If it weren't for the awkward, strained male vocals I probably would've liked this a lot more.

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Day 102: Baila

To Represent:
M.S. Fernando, Desmond de Silva, Maxwell Mendis, Mignonne Fernando, Gypsies, Chandani Hettiarachchi, Nihil Nelson

I couldn't find any full albums, but I did find a neato website with a lot of Sri Lankan music:

http://www.slhits.com/

So I played a bunch of singles from the artists mentioned above and it was rather more of an exhibition run. Based on what I've heard, it's very simple, almost resemblance to a dancehall style, nothing technical the slightest. Some tracks were fun, others not so much. I give it a 6.

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Day 103: Bhangra

To Represent:
Panjabi MC - Legalised

Samples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJztXj2GPfk

Wikipedia:
Rajinder Singh Rai (Punjabi: ਰਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ; born 14 February 1975 in Coventry, England), better known by his stage name Panjabi MC is a British Indian musician.

Rajinder Singh adopted his stage name from the Punjabi language he used in the music he plays and raps.[1] "One of [his] main goals is to fuse the two worlds [of bhangra and hip-hop]."[2]

Nachural Records signed Panjabi MC following a remix of Kuldeep Manak's "Ghariah Milan De". Although the single was taken off the market, Panjabi MC continued making records. Another successful release was "Mundian To Bach Ke" ("Beware of the Boys") (1998; it first appeared on the album Legalised) which mixed the theme of the TV series Knight Rider with bhangra. An underground hit on the internet, it was picked up by the German record label Superstar Recordings, and became a hit in Germany and across Europe, including the UK. A version of this recording in 2003 featured American rapper Jay-Z named "Beware of the Boys".

His work, particularly the early singles and the "Mundian To Bach Ke" remix with Jay-Z, brought bhangra to a global audience via the BBC. He continues to produce music and is ever popular as a collaborator and remixer. In 2004 he made music called Mirza and mixed this song with Turkish singer Mustafa Sandal's Isyankar, but they did not release the mixed version.[3]

His album Indian Timing was released in 2008.

His music video "Snake Charmer" was screened at Deejay Ra's music video night in Toronto at the FILMI festival, North America's longest running South Asian film festival.


5.4/10

Shockingly stale. Very much focused on a hip-hop element, probably even more than its presumed Indian traits.

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Day 104: Bollywood

To Represent:

Rahul Dev Burman - The Burning Train

Samples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBO1lMrrxg0

Wikipedia:
Rahul Dev Burman (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994) was an Indian film score composer, who is considered one of the seminal music directors of the Indian film industry.[1] Nicknamed Pancham da, he was the only son of the noted composer Sachin Dev Burman.

From the 1960s to the 1990s, RD Burman composed scores for 331 movies.[2] He was mainly active in the Hindi film industry (Bollywood) as a composer, and also provided vocals for a few of compositions.[3] RD Burman did major work with Asha Bhosle (his wife) and Kishore Kumar, and scored many of the songs that made these singers famous.[3] He served as a influence to the next generation of Indian music directors,[3] and his songs continue to be popular in India even after his death.[4]


5.9/10

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Day 105: Sertanejo

To Represent:

Almir Sater - Instrumental

Samples:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1FGVQ_MV4Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHMTxrOR1Xg

7.3/10

It is an instrumental album. Very much just an acoustic guitar, but it's done well.

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