Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kaylah Marin - On The Floor

I was introduced to Kaylah Marin's powerful pipes about a year ago. Her debut album had just been released and was getting a fair amount of buzz among neo-soul fans. "Loving Life" never really took off despite the involvement of super producer Narada Michael Walden (Whitney, Mariah and Aretha) and I completely forgot about the diva until remixes of her latest single arrived in my inbox a couple of weeks ago. Imagine my surprise when I gave them a spin and realised Kaylah had momentarily ditched the R'n'B scene in favour of the bright lights of... gay nightclubs. It's an unlikely transformation but the radical overhaul of "On The Floor" is a stroke of genius. The slow funk of the original has been replaced with trashtastic dance beats and an explosive chorus that allows Kaylah's deep, soulful voice free reign. Think Jocelyn Brown with Kim Sozzi production values. Yes, it's that amazing! It seems I'm not the only gay to fall under the dance diva's spell. "On The Floor" is currently sitting pretty at #9 on the US Club Chart ahead of Ke$ha, Madonna and Rihanna. Speaking of stunning achievements, the film clip (below) has just dropped and it ranks alongside "Single Ladies" and "Bad Romance" as one of the most... unforgettable videos of the past 5 years. And yes, I've checked - this is official! Kaylah's anthem is available to download from iTunes now.

4 comments:

Moogaboo said...

OMG I love that someone else recognizes the trashtasmic genius of KIM SOZZI. "Stay" and "How Did You Know" are my anthems. I love that she probably goes to secretary school in the daytime.

Oh, this Kaylah Martin is very awesome, too. I miss soulful black divas in dance music. They've so evaporated! Now it's all about who remixes Miley or Paris Hilton or some dumb shit. Kaylah is ferrreal. The video is like something Kubrick would do! (If he had a stroke, fell down the stairs, did some poppers, died and then continued to make films.)

tommie said...

Are we supposed to think that she's a lesbian then?

John said...

The song itself is pretty good, but the video's a bit disturbing. I had the same impression that tommie had. Or was this routine menat for a male dancer, but she lost him to back hall of the club she was performing in?

Nasty G said...

You have outdone yourself this time!! Definitely video of the year, even if there is still 11 more months to it. Sheer genius!