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Listen Up :: Lady Antebellum, Kelly Rowland, Kaskade

by Keo Nozari .
Saturday May 1, 2010

It should be no surprise Kelly Rowland has collaborated with her "When Love Takes Over" conspirator David Guetta on the new track from her forthcoming album. We predict "Commander" will command dance floors this summer. And we'll be curious to see if "Commander" takes rank over Guetta's own "Gettin' Over You" featuring Chris Willis, Fergie & LMFAO. But trumpeting both of them could be Guetta's forthcoming track with Rihanna. Stay tuned!

Speaking of dance producers, Kaskade is back with brand-new single and album (of the same name) Dynasty, due out on iTunes April 27 and everywhere else May 11. The single features the vocals of Haley (heard on several previous Kaskade efforts). The album also features collaborations with Dragonette and Tiësto.

Two super groups have translated their radio hits into some cool dance remixes. Train's popular acoustic-y, folk-rock "Hey, Soul Sister" gets a great trance-y remix courtesy of Karmatronic, while Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" gets several reworkings by Jason Nevins. (Incidentally, Nevins gives the same treatment to Adam Lambert's "Whataya Want From Me," and we love that too!).

We'll confess to not being the biggest of Fantasia fans. But upon hearing "Man of the House" (which we hope is the leading single off her forthcoming album), we may have to change our minds. Fantasia's offscreen dramas have been a bit of a distraction from the music, but this fun, sassy track where she shows a man who wears the pants ("Be a man, cause if you can't, baby I can, and I will, so figure it out-which one of us will be the man of the house?") might be the breakthrough she's needed. She may just own the house and the dance floor!

British songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor's definitely on a dance-floor roll. After premiering her video for "Bittersweet"-a collaboration with the Freemasons from her upcoming album-she's teamed up with French DJ Junior Caldera for "Can't Fight This Feeling," which will be on his first album, Debut.

Finally, ever the innovator, Lady Gaga has delivered our "must-have" item of the summer. Her limited-edition Fame Monster 2 GB USB drive will be available May 3 and features 800 MB of content including each of her videos. The drive is adorably designed to look like a mini-me of Gaga! It also includes the entire Fame Monster album and nine remixes. As a separate project, she is also launching Lady Gaga: The Remix CD. The album gets an international release on May 3 and includes two previously unreleased exclusives, "Alejandro" (Sounds of Arrows remix) and "Dance in the Dark" (Monarchy Remix).

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