Today it is 40 years ago that Donna Summer launched her highly successful disco cover version of ‘MacArthur Park’. Continue reading
Melt! Festival is one of the biggest events in Europe’s festival summer. The line up has three days full of world class acts to offer. There is something for everyone as the variety ranges from Kylie Minogue to Nina Kraviz and from Years & Years to Jamie T. Of course I focused more on the pop side this weekend and I can tell you, there was A LOT to enjoy in this genre. These were my highlights of Melt! Festival 2015!
On the 16th of July it is finally time for the kick-off of Melt Festival in Germany. On thursday evening a pre-party takes place and from friday to sunday artists from all around the world visit the place to perform at the main festival. Are you going, but haven’t had time to look into all the wonderful acts that will be performing? No worries, if you are into some great pop music in all shapes and colors, check out A Bit of Pop Music’s guide to Melt Festival. I selected all the acts I think you should check out!
Sia is disco queen on new track with Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder may not ring a bell if you ask the youth of today, but this man has definitely earned his stripes in music and especially his genre: disco. The Italian producer who worked with Donna Summer on hits like the ground breaking ‘I Feel Love’, ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘On The Radio’ had huge successes in the seventies, when disco’s popularity was huge. In 2013, he returned to the public eye with a collaboration on the Daft Punk album Random Access Memories. Now he is totally hot again, or as he himself puts it, ’74 is the new 24′. He just launched his new single ‘Deja Vu’ with vocals by one of the most exciting stars of the moment, Sia!