Union will be out on February 24th. The 4-track release is a collection of crafted songs that glide over delicate, pulsing rhythms. Written during a stellar year for the British singer/songwriter, that saw him perform for HRH Prince William at a star studded gala at Kensington Palace on November 10th 2016, this new release captures the vocals that have been heard everywhere from the super clubs of Ibiza to the acoustic venues of the UK and USA. We are glad to premiere the first excerpt “Favourite Shoes“. His words about the track: “‘My Favourite shoes’ is a simple feel good story about two people who have become slightly lost in their world of jobs, modern living, kids etc. One is saying to the other, lets forget about those things that we feel tie us down. We all love our shoes right? So the metaphor is that feeling of putting on those shoes and escaping for while.” Listen below.
I Dirty Vegas rifanno i Duran Duran: “Save A Prayer” è in versione acustica Ancora impegnati in studio nella preparazione del loro quarto album, i Dirty Vegas trovano il tempo per produrre la loro personale interpretazione di un classico anni ’80: “Save A Prayer” dei Duran Duran. La cover è stata lanciata per la prima volta il 6 febbraio da Albertino durante 50 Songs everyday. Solo per voi ecco un esclusiva versione acustica. Source
Dirty Vegas cover Duran Duran’s ‘Save A Prayer’ So we made a decision not to cover tunes that were released while we were on holiday. There was as surprising heap of awesome tunes in the past few weeks and we just haven;t got the time to write about all of them, but this little gem unleashed just before X-Mas as a freebie, and soon to be getting a full reMix package released via d:vision Records, is too good to pass over. It’s dancefloor legends Dirty Vegas thank you to their fans for the support in 2014 in the form of a cover of Duran Duran’s monster 1982 hit Save A Prayer. Paul and Steve have injected the tune with their instantly recognisable brand of soulful House vibes and Balearic groove; which goes surprisingly well with the song. In a way, Rio era Duran Duran was the original Tropical Dance Pop so it’s no surprise that this translates so well to a summertime floorfiller. The original’s riff have been morphed into a hands-in-the-air chord progression but the enigmatic island atmosphere remains. A beautiful coming together of new and old. Source
Though busy wrapping up their fourth full-length—due out early next year—Dirty Vegas found some time to bust out a cover of Duran Duran’s holy hit “Save a Prayer.” The UK-based duo, comprised of Paul Harris and Steve Smith, blesses the classic ‘80s song with a scintillating, dancefloor-ready version. Steve wails about a casual encounter, while a stabbing chord progression flirts with the original synth-driven riff. The result is a succulent slice of four-four paradise. We got our hands on the premiere of this dirtied-up house tune, which is being offered as a free download below. The DV gents were kind enough to give this one away as a token of their appreciation for the continued love and support. It certainly beats the hell out of most of the stocking-stuffers you’ll get stuck with this Xmas. Source
Prince William Rocks Out with George at Early Morning Feedings It seems Prince George is already enrolled in the school of rock. Prince William revealed Wednesday that he often turns the radio on, and listens out for his favorite bands, when he gets up early to give son George a feeding. Joining BBC Radio 1’s Gemma Cairney for a Google Hangout as part of a search for young leaders around the world, William, 32, told Cairney he often tunes in to her show, which runs from 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Cairney, 29, said William told her, ” ‘Sometimes when I’m up with George I have a listen.’ I was very flattered.” “He’s well informed [about music] as well,” Cairney told her listeners – so knowledgeable, in fact, that he compiled a list of some of his favorite bands so she could play some of them on her show. It was an “eclectic” mix, she said, one that included Linkin Park and the Foals. He even introduced her to a British band called Dirty Vegas. “Music’s a big thing for me,” he told her. At the end of her show, Cairney said, “If you’ve ever wondered what Prince Willy gets
Spotlight: Dirty Vegas When the GRAMMY Award-winning group Dirty Vegas was founded, the mold of the electronic fused bands was broken. Not a mere two turntables and a microphone…Dirty Vegas are true musicians. Founded by Paul Harris, Steve Smith and Ben Harris, the group has become one of the most recognizable names in EDM. The band’s 2001 debut single “Days Go By” appeared in a now-iconic television advertisement for Mitsubishi and became a benchmark that set a new model for the marketing music in advertising. The single, with its magnetic original video, catapulted Dirty Vegas to GRAMMY success winning the group Best Dance Recording in 2003; the first year the award was given in that category. The two years that followed were a rollercoaster that included the release of their eponymous debut album and headlining their own worldwide tour supported such like-minded artists as Moby, Underworld and Groove Armada. Dirty Vegas also went on to sell over 1 million albums. Since then, Dirty Vegas has gone on to release two more albums; 2004’s ‘One’ and 2011’s ‘Electric Love.” The group has continued to gain numerous accolades and awards including a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Dance Chart. In 2011, Ben Harris felt that he had fulfilled all that he could as part of the Dirty Vegas project and parted ways to pursue other interests. The new Dirty Vegas are now emerging, and
It’s been a decade now since the rise of Dirty Vegas and “Days Go By,” the international house music smash that jumped to renown thanks to its placement on radio and in a Mitsubishi Eclipse commercial. Dirty Vegas frontman Steve Smith calls Scituate home. It’s been a decade now since the rise of Dirty Vegas and “Days Go By,” the international house music smash that jumped to renown thanks to its placement on radio and in a Mitsubishi Eclipse commercial. But fans of cultishly beloved musical acts tend to have long memories, so when the British house trio plotted a much-anticipated comeback two years ago, the response was massive. “2011 was a crazy year,” Dirty Vegas frontman Steve Smith said. “We reformed the band, we put out an album (Electric Love) on Om Records, a West Coast label well known to electronic musicians. That was an amazing success – we hit Top 5 on the iTunes dance chart and we had songs from the album featured in everything from HBO shows to Lucasfilm productions and Heineken commercials. We toured the world again, too.” The last time we caught up with Smith, who’s lived in Scituate for the better part of
By Meredith Goldstein, Globe Staff The story of how the London pop band Dirty Vegas moved to Massachusetts begins with “Days Go By,” the mega hit that made the group famous back in 2002. The song started as a guitar ballad that Dirty Vegas frontman Steve Smith wrote about an ex-girlfriend he couldn’t get out of his mind. When Smith played the song for his bandmates Ben Harris and Paul Harris (no relation), they liked it. But since they were a dance-music trio, they sped up the pace and produced “Days Go By” with electronic beats and distorted vocals. It worked. The track was huge on the London dance scene and caught the attention of the car company Mitsubishi, which asked the group if it could use the song in a commercial that would feature attractive hipsters dancing to the tune while riding down a city highway in an Eclipse. “They’re like, we have this car. We want every 25-year-old to go out and buy our car,” Smith said. “There was a young director, younger than us. We thought, this is the direction to go in.” Suddenly, thanks to the commercial and a video for the song on MTV and