Archive for July 2, 2009
Last week, I received a promo for a new track from both an artist, and a record label (XtremeNYC), I’d never heard of. I’m always a little skeptical when I get total unknowns, but I dutifully slipped the CD in my player, and was very pleasantly surprised.
The song is Back it Up, and the artist is 16 year old Gia Bella. The photos on her MySpace page convey a look that’s far more mature and mischievous, but be that as it may, she has a great voice that paired with a decent song and the strong production work on this release, is a combination that works.
Dave Audé’s name might be plastered on every other dance release these days, but his mix of Back it Up is incredibly solid; it’s got the perfect funky feel for the song, and a nice, dark, gritty percussion that just begs for you to get on the floor.
You can hear a sample on Gia Bella’s MySpace page (link above).