"Metal" and "Soul Makossa" are lifted from the Afrika Bambaataa classic album "Dark Matter: Moving At The Speed Of Light" we decided to start off this collection with the man that started Tommy Boys success 30 years ago with the release of seminal Electro/Hip Hop classic Planet Rock. Afrika Bambaataa will have the honor of headlining the Tommy Boy VIP party in Miami during the 2012 Winter Music Conference.
"Shuri Shuri (Lets Get Loco)" - Follows the international trend of taking classic folk songs and catchy hooks to create club stompers. German DJ & Producer Denis Naidanow samples Sicilian folk song "Ciuri Ciuri" featured in the Godfather II to create the infectious hook for this Top 10 Ibiza club banger. The single features Spains #1 rapper Juan Magan (Spain's answer to Pitbull) and was reworked for its US release to feature Lil Jon & Baby Bash on vocals with "Peak Hour" remixes by new Dutch sensation R3HAB (Rihanna "We Found Love"; Lady Gaga "Marry the Night"), and Chicago's Jump Smokers (Britney Spears "Hold It Against Me"; Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo "Give Me Everything).
"Changin'"- Changin'" unites Grammy-nominated producer/remixer Chris Cox with Czech DJ Tommy Rogers and U.K. singing sensation Peyton for a song with global resonance and energy.
"Body on Mine" makes a splash at #40 as the Hot Shot Debut on the March 17th issue of the Billboard Club Play Chart. Eva's newest single featuring Tyga is setting up to be her most successful release to date. With 600 spins this week, what started out as a test at Top 40 has turned into a full promotional assault. Over 4,100 spins and 3 million total audience to-date. The single looks to break out from the west coast organically with Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Palm Springs as the leading markets. Freshly remixed by Grammy Nominated producers/remixers Chris Cox and Dave Aude.
"R.E.S.P.E.C.T." - French DJ RLP's single featuring Barbara Tucker finally receives a proper release on Tommy Boy. This adaptation of the 1967 classic by Aretha Franklin became a club staple in France & is still being jammed by top big room DJs around the world. Not only a successful DJ in France, RLP has Radio Shows in France, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, UK and a Podcast streaming worldwide. Barbara Tucker is a talented American singer, songwriter, choreographer & event producer known for her ability to own the stage & use it as a pulpit to preach her passion for house music to the masses.