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Madonna Defends Adele Over Designer's Personal Attack

Karl Lagerfeld is known for flashy Chanel designs that have been seen on the runway and in several stores.  But now it is his mouth’s flashy comments that are getting him noticed,  in trouble and offending no other than the Material Girl.  The Huffington Post is reporting that Madonna is totally flabbergasted and disgusted over comments Lagerfeld made about Grammy Award winning songstress Adele in early February, calling her “a little too fat.”
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Music Monday: Russian singer Sasha Gradiva wanted in New York City [VIDEO]

Since Music Monday only comes once each week, we’re always looking for something new and fresh to keep you in the “know” when it comes to music. This week, it seems like one high energy artist found us instead.

If you ask New York City residents who Sasha Gradiva is, they might ask you if she is a wanted women.  That’s because Gradiva is featured in wanted posters spread out across the city.

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Music Monday: DJ Steve Sidewalk on Madonna, Alphabeat and Coldplay

Madonna – “Girl Gone Wild”

This second single is definitely much better than “Give Me All You’re Luvin”. In 5 weeks Madonna’s first single made it to the top 10 then plumetted to 89, despite having a record breaking audience of 114 million people for her Super Bowl half time show.  In other words… an embarassing flop.  Sorry Madge fans, but we all know it.   However, I must say I absolutely LUV the LMFAO remix. They transformed it into a whole new song, but this is all about Madonna’s 2nd single.  Can she still prove to be relevant to today’s younger top 40 listening generation, as she has done for the last 30 some years?  “Girl Gone Wild” is a hit for a Madonna fan.  Sounds very Hard Candy / Celebration-esque.  But it isn’t “wild” enough.  As much as I and my dance floor enjoy the song, it feels a little flat.  At a time when dance music is at an all time high and artists like Rihanna, Chris Brown and Havana Brown are taking it to a whole new level, I expected a more “modern” pushing the limits hard hitting beats from the Empress of Pop.   Don’t get me wrong, I love the song… but “Girl Gone Sort of Wild” is more fitting.  B+

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The Borowski Spin

There’s so much amazing new Dance music coming down the pike, that you can almost taste Summer Tea Dancing around the corner.  Here are the best and most notable of this week’s new tracks and mixes!


“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen

It looks like Canada has another promising musical export with the young vocalist Carly Rae Jepsen serving up Canadian Pop Realness!  The upbeat “Call Me Maybe” starts out quietly unassuming, with plucking strings, a lightly thumping bass drum and vocals delivered with perhaps a hint of Country twang.  At first listen, you might thing you’re in Taylor Swift territory. But the song defies such simple categorization as it builds louder and faster until  a whoosh of sound ushers in a  dramatic wall of slicing synth strings.  I dropped this in a set last night and the reaction was instantaneous.  Released last year in Canada where it quickly hit #1, “Call Me Maybe” is now available here.  And with promoting help from fellow Canadian and label-mate Justin Bieber, she should be headed for success here in The States.  Check out the video with a fab queer twist.



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The Borowski Spin

Let’s kick things off by celebrating one of our own this week, shall we?

Spunk Pumpers Unite (EP) / Man Out Of U (Spunky UBetterDoIt Mix) – Matthew Duffy

Indie Electro/dance music pioneer Matthew Duffy (“Electric Shock,” “#1 Enemy,” and his killer remake of Jody Watley’s “Still A Thrill”) is out, proud and ready to make another splash.  Did we mention he’s also completely adorable and has a penchant for being photographed sans shirt?  Duffy is about to drop a new EP, memorably and colorfully titled “Spunk Pumpers Unite.”  The name alone cries out to be part of every girl’s iTunes library.  An advance single, a remake of the 1981 queer classic “Homosapien” by Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks, has been evocatively teasing us for the last few weeks.

Now “Spunk” is set to drop February 28.  The next single, “Man Out of U,” is a wild ride: a throbbing tune with lyrics that continuously f#ck with gender, all the while sounding equal parts macho and fey.  The video, featuring Duffy playfully tormenting eye candy and “Make Me A Supermodel” favorite Ronnie Kroll, is a white hot orgy of lipsticked boys and bearded ladies.  (And yes, the video, directed by Francis Legge, was also shot in 3D!)

In addition to writing, singing, playing and producing all the songs on the EP, the one-man band also created his own forthcoming dance remixes.  The “Spunky UBetterDoIt” mix for “Man Out of U” is a real winner.  It kicks up the bpm and uber-thumps the bass for a funkin’ good time.  Highly recommended as the Pick of the Week.


[Album version / Spunky mix not currently available online]

As a heads up: MD gave us a preview of additional cuts from the EP and we’re especially excited for a song called “Better Than Dancing.”  With a name like that, you can bet your ass it will be calling all butts to the dance floor.  Stay tuned…

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