LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948 – May 17, 2012), known by the stage name Donna Summer died on 17th May 2012. The Associated Press reports that she died in the morning at her home in Key West, Florida at age 63 following a battle with cancer. The Bradenton Herald quotes “Sarasota County records” stating that she lived in Englewood, Florida at the time of her death. The reference did not state the place of her death.
She changed the club scene forever and influenced with her song “I Feel Love” on thousands of musicians. Laurent Garnier and Carl Cox for example started doing music when they heard ruff bassline on “I Feel Love”. Her music has been remixed and reworked every year for the past 30 years and she fully deserve the title – Queen of Disco.
Rest in peace Donna… Scene will never forget you effort in music!
International R&B icon Whitney Houston has passed away. While the cause of her death is yet to be ascertained. There is speculation that her decades long battle with drugs played a role in her death… Whitney was found unconscious at the Beverly Hills Hilton in California. Emergency steps including CPR were taken to revive the singer but sadly she passed away.
One of the most sampled voices in music history has died after slipping into a coma. According to a statement issued by her managers, Chicago-based singer Loleatta Holloway passed away yesterday after a lengthy illness. Holloway began her music career in the ’60s, singing on various soul recordings. Her body of work included several top-selling albums in the 1970s, scoring the hit “Dreamin’” in 1976 and contributing vocals to “Re-Light My Fire” for Dan Hartman. Known for her bold, soulful voice and spirited lyrics about love, her biggest hit came in 1980 in the form of “Love Sensation,” a song that has been sampled in countless house tracks and was incorporated into Black Box’s 1989 international pop smash “Ride on Time.” Loleatta Holloway was 64. /// Source
I uploaded one of her greatest hits from 1980 in her tribute!
We just wished, as a team, to wish you guys a happy New Year and a lots of success, health and happiness in next year. It’s been a bumpy ride with lots of ups and downs and we hope to continue this journey along with you.
Gorillaz is a virtual band founded by Damon Albarn (ex-frontmen of band Blur) and British cartoonist Jamie Hewlett. They don’t have real genre, it is more a genesis of musical styles going from synth pop, dub, alternative rock, hip-hop and so on. We bring you “Doncamatic” track (named under Japanese synth machine from ’60) that features amazing uprising UK vocalist – Daley. Really enjoyable for your ears!
Cr2 Records are running two exciting and exclusive competitions, the first of which will allow an undiscovered DJ the chance to play for an hour before MYNC on the day! The second is in association with boutique hotel Es Vive, we’ll be offering one lucky winner a trip to Ibiza in September with flights and accommodation provided, all they have to do is enter their details and the winner will be announced on the day at the party and on our social networks! With a great line up, drinks offers and fantastic competitions the Cr2 Records party at Sands is set to be huge! All details can also be found on the MYNC facebook fanpage.