The team of @EricSharp and @Zhaomusic return with smooth house of “Monday Blues”, and Zhao’s “Magic” gets a playful remix from South Africa’s @Kususaofficial and @ArgentoDust

ERIC SHARP and ZHAO, “Monday Blues”

ZHAO, “Magic” (Kususa and Argento Dust remix)

Here’s a fine one-two punch post about two releases that feature the voice of L.A. singer/musician Zhao.

First up we have Zhao reteaming with producer Eric Sharp for some smooth house with “Monday Blues”.  You’ll recall his distinct vocal in Eric’s 2016 immensely catchy deep house release “The Thirst”.  Here the setting is easily reminiscent of Camelphat and Elderbrook’s huge “Cola”.  Like “The Thirst”, “Monday Blues” is heavy on atmosphere and it’s a great track for DJ’s to lead into the wee hours.  It also has terrific lyrics which will definitely help take away any Monday blahs.  

Zhao’s single “Magic” has a number of remixes on release, and the best of them is the playful and imaginative one from  South African producers Kususa and Argento Dust.  It benefits from nicely layered harmonies, Zhao’s higher register, and creative synth work to take the song to a different level.  

Both songs are true delights and well worth your attention.

Hard to resist dynamic “Magic” by Same Difference’s @SeanSmithsolo in an @Andy_Sikorski remix

SEAN SMITH, “Magic” (Andy Sikorski remix)

After coming third in season four of the UK’s “X Factor”, Sean and Sarah Smith, the brother-and-sister duo called Same Difference, garnered a Top 20 hit and acquired quite a following for years in their country which didn’t extend much beyond its border.  And after a third album that was to contain production by the likes of Pharrell Williams didn’t materialize in 2014, the duo called it a day.  In the meantime, Sean has stepped out on his own, and with new songs like “Magic” (for Energise Records), he may yet get that international attention.  With a buff’n blond, sultry new look and a sexy new video (below), all of the right buttons are being pushed, and taking it one better is the sweeping dance remix (above) by Andy Sikorski which would fit into a club set anywhere.  Featuring a powerful and honest vocal, sometimes all it takes is the right song, and Sean Smith has the goods with “Magic”.

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