Of Note: ‘More Than A Feeling’ by Breanna Rubio
Hailing from Denver, CO, Breanna Rubio was discovered in 2014 at a Big Talent Showcase in Orange County, CA. She’s been a very busy girl ever since.
Her first single, ‘Fly Alone’ (feat. Fat Joe and D.One), had no trouble breaking into the Top 25 on Billboard’s Dance Club Play Chart. And ‘More’ seems to be having no trouble following in its footsteps, as it is currently sitting at #15.
A truly solid dance track, ‘More Than A Feeling’ slinks by on a chunky surge of synths, while Rubio’s vocals are as sweet as they are smooth.
Currently a Sophomore at Colorado State University, Breanna sings the national anthem at many sporting events and is a headliner at concerts and local coffee shops in Fort Collins.
Of Note: ‘Generate’ by Eric Prydz
Oh, my… how time flies.
In 2004, Eric Prydz ‘Call On Me’ which sampled Steve Winwood’s classic ‘Valerie’ was inescapable. Two years later, the same was true of his ‘Proper Education’ which sampled Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick In The Wall’. Folks, we are talking about worldwide smashes!
Both are still in my CD collection and on my Gen 1 IPod.
Mr. Prydz has enjoyed numerous club hits and has been releasing music on the three labels he owns: Pryda, Pryda and Friends, and Mouseville, since 2002.
‘Generate’ finds him in classic form. There’s a bit of the grandiose, sterile, ghost in the machine, atmospherics of classic U2, or, perhaps, more so, classic Styx or The Alan Parsons Project.
It’s repetitive, for sure, and, for some, that is enough to damn it. That’s why I would suggest sticking with the radio edit, rather than the seven minute plus full-length version. However, with the radio edit clocking in at 2:45, it serves as the perfect palate cleanser.
All those icy synths. Brrrrr… it’s like living in a world made of stainless steel.
‘Generate’ is currently sitting at #9 on Billboard’s Dance Club Play Chart, after having peaked at #8..