There must be something in the stars with the year 2008. Not just Cyndi Lauper, Paula Abdul and SMiLe.dk, but Lara Fabian has decided it’s time to sing again. New classical-inspired pop album is to be released by the end of the year. The album is recorded entirely in Qubec and as for song choice, quoting Fabian; “ I’ve never sung these kinds of songs, certainly not in an entire album and not in this kind of arrangement…” I pray that it won’t be one of those techno-disco albums… We already have Madonna, Kylie and Britney.
A fan meet & greet is set to be held in Belgium in October and then Paris.
Below is a clip of Fabian performing Je Suis Malade live
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.
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.”
After the success of the first Ministry of Sound night at Beijing Club, the internationally known club brand will be returning to the three storey super-club on the 23rd April 2008. Spinning the latest house tunes from around the world, Alex Wolfenden who is also a resident of Ibiza’s Cafe Mambo will be representing Ministry of Sound brand, for one special night in Hong Kong.
At only 28 years old, Alex has had a very impressive career. Alex has played for Jade Jagger at her Jezabel party, became a Pacha resident and played alongside some of the most well known DJ’s from around the world.
Beijing Club, located in the centre of the city, has now confirmed a series of Ministry of Sound nights throughout 2008, including some special guest appearances.
Event Name: Ministry of Sound presents Alex Wolfenden
Headliner: Alex Wolfenden
Support DJs: Tai Pan Dan & JayJay
Date: 23rd April (Wednesday) 2008
Time: 10pm till late
Tickets: HK$220 on the door for men. Ladies free entrance.
21 and above only
Ministry of Sound at Beijing Club, 2 & 3 Floor, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central.
Hip Hop & RnB at Beijing Club with DJ Ulysses & DJ Yin, 5th Floor, Wellington Place, 2-8 Wellington Street, Central.