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US5 Around the World Without Robin Gibb

International boyband US5 has just released their album “Around the World’. Following their huge success in the past, Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb decided to sing in their single “Too Much Heaven” from their previous album. When the world thought the time of boybands has come to its demise, US5’s international success and awards received prove otherwise.

Below is the clip of their newest single, Round and Round. This time they’re on their own without good old Robin Gibb.

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Cyndi Lauper featuring Gay Porn Star

“Into The Nightlife” is one of the tracks on Cyndi’s new album Bring Ya To The Brink which she flew to Sweden to work on, this one being with the Murlyn production team’s Peer Åström (who also co-wrote and co-produced Brink’s “Echo”). While in Sweden, Lauper also worked with Andreas Kleerup (on “Lay Me Down”), who crafted Robyn’s international hit “With Every Heartbeat,” and Axwell (“Rain On Me”).

The video was shot at New York’s gay bar Splash. In the video, adult film actor-turned-singer Colton Ford also loaned his body out for the shoot. The song I love, but Lauper’s performance in the video is a bit scary to me (she acts more like a witch than a diva to me).

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SMiLe.dk Strikes Back this Summer

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2008 is the year of come backs, with Cyndi Lauper, Paula Abdul and now SMiLe.dk.  I’m sure you have danced to the songs like “Butterfly” and “Boys” on DDR. The dance group that swept the world of DDR is coming back after a long break, with their brand new single “Doki Doki.”  They will be performing live at San Japan, an anime convention located in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on August 9th, 2008 (visit http://www.san-japan.org for more info).

You can listen to their songs from Doki Doki on their website. The party starts August 2008!

Listen to Cyndi Lauper’s New Song

After more than 2 decades in the music business, Cyndi Lauper continues to surprise us with her music and performances.

Check out her brand-new song “Into The Night Life,” an electro-driven dance stomper taken from her forthcoming new album “Bring Ya To The Brink.” The singer explains in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the song title was inspired by Henry Miller’s book Into the Night Life that “inspired Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island of the Mind, which inspired me to describe the images of nightlife here in NYC.”

The track was produced by savvy soundboard wizard Peer Astrom who previously worked with Britney Spears and Madonna. It is good to get some hot fresh material from the singer after she previously released cover and acoustic albums.

Listen to Cyndi Lauper’s “Into The Night Life”

Listen to Jamie Liddell ‘Jim’

British crooner Jamie Lidell rings in the weekend by posting his brand-new tracks from his new album “Jim” on MySpace. The song is called “Little Bit Feel Good” and if this sun-splashed soul-pop stomper is a good indication of the rest of this new Lidell LP then we’re in for a treat.

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Recorded in Berlin, Los Angeles and Paris, Lidell once again hooks up with producers Mocky and Gonzales to polish his raw ideas and turn them into a collection of catchy, hit-worthy songs. A press release describes “Jim” as an album that “will switch you on in the morning, move you on the dance-floor and take you down in the small hours. It’s a bold, promiscuously diverse album, mixing up gospel grooves, sweetly sung and fiercely passionate soul, delicately moving ballads, thumping early R & B, synthed-up disco, and even a touch of “hillbilly funk.'” Sounds like a winner to me.

Lidell adds in the statement, “The most important thing was the vocal, to capture the balance of me delivering the songs with full gusto, and at the same time retaining the grain and the grit.”

You can listen to some of his songs here

Oddly Hypnotic: Dancing Animals in Love

What you are seeing is a video created by Vancouver Film School student Ben Meinhardt through the VFS Classical Animation program. It features rabbit-like creatures dancing and having sex while one of them shoots out a rainbow from his behind. Wait for the “reality check” ending. For some reason I believe this video would be much more enjoyable when I’m high (not that I’m not enjoying the video without it).

Recently MTV commissioned Meinhardt to expand on this idea into “Perfectland” (Happy Tree Friends anyone?)

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Fuerzabruta Launches Boys Night

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Fuerzabruta, the wet and wild who were also seen in an episode of America’s Next Top Model, is going to launch their “Boy’s Night” on May 16th. Water, craziness, techno music and the mylar overhead swimming stage all guaranteed! Boys Night will “feature remixed scenes and choreography- putting the men of Fuerzabruta in the water and at the fore.”

Here’s a review of their performance