How many of you remember Luv’? This photo was taken last Friday at the studio of Hans Van Hemert (one half of the writing/production team responsible for all their successes) with him and singer José Hoebee, one of the original members ofcourse. I will be part of a very exciting Luv’ project this spring. Stay tuned for updates! 10830439_1521836294746420_5318444061633377186_oluv

New Matt Pop release #3 this week (who plans these things?): the album Almighty Essentials Volume Five. It includes the full-length Matt Pop club mix of Imagine by Cilla Black (only the edit had been available until now), as well as the previously released Matt Pop club mix of Best Day Of My Life by Eva Leone, a cover of the American Authors megahit. Almighty Essentials Volume Five is available as MP3 or WAV download, on a 10-track CD, and on a double CD which includes a megamix on disc 2.

Swedish synthpop darlings Italove release Too Late To Cry this week. According to many, this is their strongest single to date, with bittersweet lyrics and a killer chorus. The video looks amazing, too. Included in the release are the Matt Pop Club Mix and Edit, which take the song more into Dance territory, whilst still retaining the retro feel. All versions are available now from most digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and CDbaby. Watch the lavish original video here: italove


Nicki French

Nicki French

Might as well hit the ground running this year. The upcoming Nicki French album One Step Further will consist of no less than three discs! Energise have pulled out all the stops to bring Nicki’s fans something quite special. There will be 6 Matt Pop mixes on it and four of those are Eurovision tunes. Among them is one of my favourite ever entries One Step Further, originally by short-lived duo Bardo. The album should be out later this month.