Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bodied beautiful

Beyonce has rocks in her head if she doesn't make Get Me Bodied the next single off B-Day. The video she's made to accompany the album re-release is THE COOLEST THING WE HAVE SEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME! You don't see choreography like this anymore! And who is that guy she is dancing with? Someone give him a record deal! The video features Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Solange Knowles. Watch it over and over again here (or you can buy the album with bonus DVD and watch it home on your plasma).

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Andrea Corr has gone all "cool"

Andrea Corr has just released the video for her solo debut single Shame On You (To Keep My Love From Me) from the album Ten Feet High which is out July 23. The album was produced by Nellee Hooper who Andrea was a fan of due to his work with Bjork and Massive Attack. She says the song is about war and is "a protest song through the prism of love, and how these men and women who go off to war are leaving behind partners they will never marry and children they will never have." Heavy. But with a disco beat! We like.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Something Wonderful

I know we seem to be going on and on about Mr Hayes, but we have to let everyone know that Popjustice has an exclusive clip of the first single On The Verge of Something Wonderful. And it sounds AMAZING. Have a listen!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Darren's Time Machine Tour

Darren Hayes has just announced he will be touring the UK and Australia in September and October, with North America and the rest of the world to follow in 2008. Members of the fan club will be able to get VIP tickets 24 hours before they go on sale - VIP tix include a seat in the first five rows, a signed tour book, VIP gift, VIP reception including drinks and canapés and a lottery entry for a meet and greet with Darren before the show. Hooray!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Let it rain down Rihanna!

Hot on the heels of the who-knew-it-could-be-so-good Umbrella revamp (currently no.1 on the UK singles chart), comes this bumper crop of NEW MIXES to accompany Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad album, due out next week. Pre-order the double album at Watch for Shut Up & Drive, the next single already sent to US radio.

Disc 2 (Bonus Disc):
1. Cry (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Club Remix)
2. Umbrella (The Wideboys Club Mix)
3. Breakin' Dishes (Soul Seekerz Remix)
4. Don't Stop The Music (The Wideboys Club Mix)
5. Question Existing (The Wideboys Club Mix)
6. Hate That I Love You (K-Klassic Remix)
7. Push Up On Me (Moto Blanco Club Mix)
8. Good Girl Gone Bad (Soul Seekerz Remix)
9. Haunted (Steve Mac Classic Mix)
10. Say It (Soul Seekerz Remix)
11. Cry (Steve Mac Classic Mix)
12. SOS (Digital Dog Remix)

New Kylie Demos

The Ultimate Kylie myspace page has 4 new Kylie demos, Stars and In My Arms from last year, and Fall For You and Sensitized from 2003. We love In My Arms, hope it ends up on the new album! Click here for a listen. Update - songs have been removed. Did someone get in trouble?

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Debbie's Back

Debbie Harry is about to launch her brand new solo album, and has two new songs from it Two Times Blue and In the Flesh on her myspace page. The album Necessary Evil will be out August 7 in the US. On Friday she will performing on the Today Show singing Heart of Glass with Lily Allen - keep an eye on youtube for that one. Debbie is touring with Cyndi Lauper on the True Colours tour this summer.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

It's Not Absolute Garbage!

The rumours have been going around for months, but Garbage just confirmed on their official website that their first ever Best Of album Absolute Garbage is in fact real and coming out July 16th, following the release of brand new single Tell Me Where It Hurts. We are more excited about the limited edition 2 CD set featuring a disc of remixes from the likes of U.N.K.L.E., Massive Attack, Todd Terry, Crystal Method, Fun Lovin' Criminals, and Felix Da Housecat!
Fans are unhappy that not all the videos will be included on the DVD (no Androgyny?), frankly there is plenty of room so we don't know why they left so many out.

Here is the tracklist for the Remix CD


Head to the website for full tracklistings.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Sophie Fantastic

Sophie's new single only made it to #23 in the UK (Boo!), probably because she only released a two track CD single and a 12" picture disc. Where are all the mixes?? Anyway the good news is that the new album Trip The Light Fantastic has hit the shops in the UK this week. No sign of an Australian release date as yet so for those of us who can't wait head to Amazon UK. The UK version has ace bonus track Supersonic that was produced by and features Fred Schnieder of The B-52's.


1. Catch You
2. Me And My Imagination
3. New York City Lights
4. Today The Sun's On Us
5. If I Can't Dance
6. Distance Between Us
7. If You Go
8. Love Is Here
9. Only One
10. New Flame
11. China Heart
12. What We Have Started
13. Can't Have It All
14. Supersonic

While we wait for it arrive, lets kill time by watching the fabulous Me and My Imagination video!

Dazza's disko dozen!

Disko Dollies may have to go offline a week (a) to recover from the apoplectic fit sustained on receipt of a certain disk in the mail sent by a Mr Darren Hayes and (b) to actually get through the said disk, being an epic 12 dance tracks long! Darren is preparing to ship out these mixes of Step Into The Light to clubland following the quiet success of the sneakily disseminated Into The Light (Main Mix) by Shave & Sugar, out now for 10 weeks and currently sitting in the ARIA (Australian) club top 20. But, as far as we know, the first single is still to be On The Verge Of Something Wonderful in July.

1. Into The Light (Shave & Sugar Dub) 7.27
2. Into The Light (Shave & Sugar Remix) 8.20
3. Step Into The Light (Dave Pezza Club Mix) 8.28
4. Step Into The Light (Dave Pezza RMX Dub) 8.30
5. Step Into The Light (Dave Pezza Radio Mix) 4.05
6. Step Into The Light (Moto Blanco Club Mix) 8.13
7. Step Into The Light (Moto Blanco Radio Mix) 3.15
8 .Step Into The Light (Moto Blanco Dub Mix) 8.02
9 .Step Into The Light (Tony Moran Club Mix) 8.54
10. Step Into The Light (Tony Moran Radio Mix) 4.31
11. Step Into The Light (Wayne G & Andy Allder Circuit Anthem)10.05
12. Step Into The Light (Hook 'n Sling Remix) 7.22

Friday, May 18, 2007

Preview Roisin mixes

After some begging, pleading and extortion by Disko Dollies, Roisin Murphy has launched a separate myspace page: Roisin Remixed! The new single Overpowered has been given some serious thump at the hands of Seamus Haji (our favourite of the bunch) and Kris Menace among others. Promo tracklisting:

1. Overpowered (Seamus Haji Remix) 08:08
2. Overpowered (Kris Menace Remix) 05:12
3. Overpowered (Loose Cannons Remix) 04:34
4. Overpowered (Herve & Roisin in the Secret Garden) 05:29
5. Overpowered (Kris Menace Instrumental) 05:13
6. Overpowered (Radio Edit) 03:44

Thursday, May 17, 2007

What's Kylie been up to?

A new message from Kylie posted on her website reveals the pop princess is working on a number of projects, including a two hour documentary film that was made in the lead up to the Homecoming tour, a musical film, and of course her new album. The doco will be called White Diamond and will feature two new jazz (?!) songs called I'm Hip and You Are There.

Read Kylie's full message on her site here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Update! Hey You free download at MSN

It's already out! And it's free for 7 days. Download Hey You here. It is better than the demo version. We won't trash the lyrics because it's all for a good cause. Onya Madge.

Hey You snippet leaks

A 45 second clip of a clearly unfinished demo version of Madonna's Live Earth single Hey You has leaked. We hope the finished version is better!

These are the lyrics (as far as we can tell)

Hey You, open your heart
It's not so strange,
You've got to change this time.
Hey You, remember this,
Your love it's real
Including the way you feel.
Keep it together we'll make it alright,
A celebration is going on tonight,
Poets and profits will end in what we do,
This could be good,
Hey You.

Hmmm, okay Mads....

Monday, May 14, 2007

Step Into The Light video

Darren's delicate things continue to delight! Not only is the Wayne G remix of Step Into The Light # 1 in the Dolly Dozen chart, there is now a stunning animated video for track, created by Damien Hale of onedotzero. We prefer the emotion in the Who Would Have Thought video, but we love this one too. Darren is creating videos for a swag of tracks on the new album to be released on a special DVD next year, and we can't wait!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Are you sure they are Russian?

Watch out Girls Aloud.....

Hey You!

Madonna has recorded a new song with Pharrell, Hey You, for the Live Earth concert. It will not be a commercial single although it will be avaialble as a Live Earth charity download single. Apparently it's "mid tempo" and all about making the world a better place (as you would expect). She could have just have sung History (obviously we mean the original leaked demo version and not the boring version that we ended up with on the Jump single).

Click here for info on Live Earth.

Meanwhile during an interview to promote Shrek the Third, Justin Timberlake spoke of working with Madonna on her new album saying "She’s Madonna.... It doesn’t get any cooler than that! We actually wound up with 5 or 6 really good songs, some unfinished, some finished, and we're gonna go back in July and finish some more stuff".

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Rihanna in actual-decent-remix shocker

As we brace ourselves for the supposed brilliance that is Rihanna's next single Shut Up And Drive, it has reached our attention that Rihanna Inc have spun out a pretty darn hot looking lineup of remixes for the current single, Umbrella. And wait for it.. NO RAP!! (in the Haji Emanuel at least). The girl is clearly undergoing some much needed diskodollification and, for this week, we approve. Promo tracklisting:

1. Umbrella (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Radio Edit) 3:59
2. Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Lush Radio Edit) 4:41
3. Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Destruction Radio Edit) 4:25
4. Umbrella (The Lindbergh Palace Radio Edit) 3:52
5. Umbrella (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Club Remix) 6:34
6. Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Lush Club Remix) 9:11
7. Umbrella (Jody den Broeder Destruction Club Remix) 7:56
8. Umbrella (The Lindbergh Palace Remix) 7:52
9. Umbrella (The Lindbergh Palace Dub) 6:46

Tracey in my roof

Memo to the children of the 90s: stop comparing this to Eurythmics! Can't you tell it's Scritti Politti Cupid & Psyche 85 all over again? Yes, the beloved Tracey Thorn has rolled another one out of the woods to follow up It's All True, one of the basslines of the year. You can preview the Cagedbaby mix on Tom's myspace if you're quick. Promo doing the rounds now:

1. Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Remix) 6:07
2. Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Dub) 7:59
3. Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Remix Edit 1) 3:07
4. Raise The Roof (Cagedbaby Remix Edit 2) 4:05
5. Raise The Roof (Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Re-animation) 6:43

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The Berge Emerges

That Norway would rather vote in some Manchester United fan singing Eye Of The Tiger as their Idol is beyond all free-thinking individuals in the more developed Idol-franchise nations of the world. But, as you'll find we will do quite often here at Disko Dollies, we have embraced the one that got trodden all over by the sweaty general public. Pretty Scary Silver Fairy is apparently Ms Berger's 2nd effort at an album, and, on the whole, we like it. Samantha is just where we wanted Rachel Stevens to be round about now, and Will You Remember Me is exactly where Stock Aitken Waterman would be if they didn't have that big fight over the coke. Visit Margaret's myspace to hear 3 tracks from the album.

Watch the pretty flairy video for Samantha.

Don't panic panic, don't act too manic manic

Thankfully the next Groove Armada single will be Out Of Control (Song For Mutya), and that Mutya won't be releasing under her own name (even though it's on her new album), thereby saving her solo career from an early oblivion by tagging behind the credded-up geniuses who are Groove Armada. Yay!! Londoners, head to Finsbury Park in North London on May 15 to be in the video (refreshments provided!) All info on Mutya's website.

Roisin's Overpowered leaks

The minimalist electro gem that is Roisin Murphy's return to form is getting many punters moist. Overpowered bodes well for the new album, due out October, excruciatingly. As for the single, look forward to remixes by Seamus Haji and Kris Menace prior to July release. A follow-up, Let Me Know, has already been pencilled in for September.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Up yer Volta

Bjork's new album Volta hits stores in Australia next week. It's said to be her most "up", commercial work since Post. It features collaborations with Antony from Antony & The Johnsons, the ubiquitous but somehow necessary Timbaland and Lightning Bolt's Brian Chippendale.
Bjork told daily internet publication Pitchfork: "With this one, it was different because I knew more emotionally what I wanted. And because I'd done two or three projects in a row that were quite serious, maybe I just needed to get that out of my system or something. So all I wanted to do for this album was just to have fun and do something that was full-bodied and really up."

Track Listing:

1. Earth Intruders
2. Wanderlust
3. The Dull Flame Of Desire
4. Innocence
5. I See Who You Are
6. Vertebrae By Vertebrae
7. Pneumonia
8. Hope
9. Declare Independence
10. My Juvenile

New Sophie art revealed!

No, she hasn't come down with some rare strain of hepatitis, it's actually the glam-beyond-words cover art for Me And My Imagination, Sophie's follow-up to Catch You, now revealed and ready for pre-orders at HMV. Single is out May 14 (UK). The album, Trip The Light Fantastic is due out May 21 (UK). Catch You came out in Australia last week with exclusive tracklisting (below). Order here.


1. Me And My Imagination
2. Move To The Music

12" Limited Edition Picture Disc:
1. Me And My Imagination
2. Catch You (Riffs & Rays Mix)
3. Here's To You
4. Me And My Imagination (Stonebridge Vocal Mix)

AU exclusive tracklisting for Catch You:

1. Catch You
2. Down With Love
3. Catch You (Moto Blanco Radio Mix)
4. Catch You (Riff & Rays Radio Edit)
5. Catch You (Video)

Check out Sophie's recent performance of Me And My Imagination on ITV's Dame Edna Treatment.

Darren tracklisting leaked!

Darren Hayes' forthcoming double album This Delicate Thing We've Made is due for release August 20 following the single On The Verge Of Something Wonderful in July. Darren has posted two amazing new songs from the album on his myspace. Rumoured song titles recorded during the sessions include:
  • "A Conversation with God"
  • "A Fear of Falling Under"
  • "A Hundred Challenging Things a Boy Can Do"
  • "Bombs Up in My Face"
  • "Casey"
  • "How to Build a Time Machine"
  • "I Just Want You to Love Me"
  • "Listen All You People"
  • "Lucky Town"
  • "Maybe"
  • "Me, Myself and I"
  • "Mystery"
  • "Neverland"
  • "On the Verge of Something Wonderful"
  • "Setting Sun"
  • "Sing to Me"
  • "Step into the Light"
  • "The Future Holds a Lion's Heart"
  • "The Great Big Disconnect"
  • "The Only One"
  • "The Sun Is Always Blinding Me"
  • "The Tuning of Violins"
  • "Waking the Monster"
  • "Walk Away..."
  • "Who Would Have Thought?"
  • "Words"
View the animated video for Who Would Have Thought (not the first single) at Darren's homepage, directed by his husband Richard Cullen.

Pet Shop Boys Cubed

Cubism, Live In Concert was filmed 14 November 2006 in Mexico City at the Auditorio Nacionale in High Definition. It was directed by David Barnard whose previous credits include the live concert films of Björk and Gorillaz. The sound for the film has now been mixed by long-standing Pet Shop Boys engineer Bob Kraushaar, in both stereo and 5:1 surround sound.


* Psycho Intro
* God Willing / Psychological / Left To My Own Devices
* I'm With Stupid
* Suburbia
* Can You Forgive Her?
* Minimal / Shopping
* Rent
* Dreaming Of The Queen
* Heart
* Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money) / Integral
* Numb
* Se A Vide E (That's The Way Life Is) / Domino Dancing
* Flamboyant
* Home And Dry
* Always On My Mind
* Where The Streets Have No Name
* West End Girls
* The Sodom And Gomorrah Show
* So Hard / It's A Sin
* Go West


* 13 Minute Behind The Scenes Documentary Film
* Photo Gallery
* Audio Commentary With Neil, Chris And The Director, David Barnard

Out May 21.
Order here.

Dannii's back in the Australian Charts! (kind of)

Our favourite Queen of the disco, Dannii, released her Australian Exclusive single "He's the Greatest Dancer" three weeks ago. Unfortunately it only reach # 37 on the Aria chart (boo!). This was mainly because no one downloaded it, it fared much better in the physical chart. It also made it to #6 on the Dance Chart and is currently # 11.

Support our fav Minogue by buying the single here.

Watch Dannii perform on Australia's Dancing With the Stars...