#JunoAwards nominee @FelixCartal offers up sultry and edgy “Runaway” featuring @whoisREGN

FELIX CARTAL featuring REGN, “Runaway”

Vancouver’s Felix Cartal has his first release in 2018 following a spectacular 2017, which has resulted in two of Canada’s Juno Awards nominations, for Dance Single of the Year (his cover of New Radicals’ “Get What You Give”) and for Producer of the Year thanks to other glorious dance hits like “Drifting Away”.  His new single “Runaway” should have no trouble following or matching the success of “Get What You Give”.  It’s a sultry, saucy and edgy mid-tempo house tune enhanced immeasurably by a top notch vocal from L.A. singer REGN.  Its protagonist lives ‘behind a façade’ and sings about a number of supposed pluses while being on her own, yet the final words ‘I’m a runaway, catch me’ prevail nonetheless.  “Runaway” is strong on its own to make waves at radio, but some remixes might show off its versatility for clubs.  Add it to your Hot and New Dance playlist using the Spotify link above.

Published in: on March 3, 2018 at 1:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A new @Spirixmusic dance tune is always worth waiting for – “Runaway” featuring @Xuitcasecity

SPIRIX featuring XUITCASECITY, “Runaway” 

Young L.A.-based producer/DJ Spirix caught my ears last year big time with his original with LZRD “Take Me Apart” and with his remix (with EDWYNN x TIKAL) on my favourite song of 2016, “So Bad” by Brandon Skeie.  He’s since trail-blazed with other remixes of songs by Lost Kings and Vanic, but has now returned with another collaborative original, “Runaway”, for Spinnin’ Premium no less, featuring Tampa pop/hip hop duo Xuitcasecity.  “Runaway” has a friendly pop flavour about it that’s thrown into an effortless Spirix dance mix that doesn’t let up, and doesn’t let go of the R&B/Hip Hop vibes that Xuitcasecity brings to the song either.  “Runaway” is a pretty straight-forward song that will win you over on first listen and will keep us waiting for more new Spirix tunes 🙂  Get it on iTunes (the free download is no longer available).

Published in: on March 24, 2017 at 10:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Brighten Your Day with “Alive” by @JamesPoole_



Brilliant UK singer James Poole brings his quartet of piano-based songs to completion for his online EP For Your Ears Only with “Alive” (below).  It’s a lovely, positive song about always looking ahead to tomorrow with someone special.  Staying positive in the world with or without companionship can be a difficult thing for many of us sometimes.  The song really allows James’ voice to soar and be convincing as well.  Do not forget to check out his other songs at the You Tube link below.  “Alive” sounds melodically similar to his own “Silver Moonlight”.  “The Clocks Of Our Lives” is based on an classical Italian melody, while “Runaway” is probably the most obvious ‘pop’ song of the four.  It appears that James will have a release sometime soon for us to purchase, so like the other Poole Party fans who read my blog I am awaiting it quite anxiously 🙂  I’ve also put the link below to James’ outside-of-the-box take on the classic “I Put A Spell On You”, which I personally think contains his best vocal that I’ve heard, in case you missed it!

Aching Broken Heart: “Runaway” by @JamesPoole_

JAMES POOLE, “Runaway”

British singer James Poole does have an EP release in the works, as he releases a third new treasure in advance for your listening pleasure, “Runaway”.  The piano backdrop is very quiet as James sings about a guy who tries to win back his former love by wanting to have her stay, fix her, and then run away with her.  Alas the story is well past its end by the time fixing her is raised, so “Runaway” is a retrospective story of could-have-been, possession, and regret.  James’ high register gets a workout throughout committed to the heartache that the song conveys.  But whether his voice is high or low, loud or soft – and his low register often has this gruff, recognizable sound to it – it carries “Runaway” through to a thoughtful piano break a minute before the end.  Quiet power in British pop is definitely ‘in’, not only with big names like Sam Smith and Adele, but others who you find in my posts such as Harriet and Eurielle.  As you know from past posts in these pages, James Poole’s stunning voice leads the way in 2014.  Watch the lyric video above.  Top notch artwork too, really reflects the mood of the song.

Published in: on September 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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