Friday, March 26, 2010

Kat De Luna & Akon - Push Push

Kat De Luna has to be the unluckiest woman in pop. The current urban dance craze can be traced directly back to her 2007 album "9 Lives", yet the Dominican diva gets no credit for paving the way for Rihanna & co - let alone acknowledgement for hooking up with RedOne well before Lady Gaga. I guess revenge is a dish best served bankrupt because Kat continues to work with the hottest names in the industry despite having more flops than Dannii. But there could be some method to her madness if "Push Push" is any indication. This stunning call to the dancefloor is one of the best American pop songs of 2010 (along with Livvi Franc's "Automatik" and the ubiquitous "Better Than Her"). The production - courtesy of RADIO - is equal parts electro-dance and dancehall. I love the catchy handclaps and vocal hooks, while the euphoric chorus grabs you by the balls and refuses to let go. Akon's rap is also a surprising treat. "Come on closer with your umbrella, 'cause you're about to get rained on" is either the year's most romantic rhyme or a disturbing reference to watersports that I'll choose to ignore! Don't be put off by the demos that have been floating around the net since January. The finished version (below) is a massive improvement, lifting the original material to new heights. "Push Push" is released on the 6th of April. Fingers crossed Queen Kat finally has a hit on her hands. Oh and make sure you check out the pop pioneer's Myspace to hear the song in Spanish. I want it. Bad!

EDIT: I got in trouble for posting the final version. Here's the next best thing on Youtube!

11 comments:

bomitoni said...

I adore FLOP DELUNA!!! I've even seen her live @ a Club Papi event here in Chicago Mike! She's fabulous! She has a fabulous voice, and even more so live. And 'Push Push' is the hottest song of the year. 'Sweet boy...I just want to be your fantasy boy...'. Seriously I've listened to it on repeat for a week straight!

She deserves a hit. 'Unstoppable' was so bad it was good and 'Dance Bailalo' was delicious! Kudos for her current label for having faith in her! I can't wait for her new album!

undisco_me said...

Never heard of this vadge before - I'm only getting to hear the demo at the minute and even that's pretty decent so can't wait to check out more.

tommie said...

Wasn't her album supposed to be released LAST summer? Talk about epic flop! She's signed with Motown and they signed Laila Bagge, so----


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue3RIoWCrZU

John said...

I haven't been a fan up until now, but this is a solid track. Having said that, the Akon rap drags the track down a bit.

Mike said...

I'm with you, Joe. I think "Push Push" is in the running for 2010's hottest jam. The only thing that could make it better is another stunning chola-tastic video!

John - this is one of those rare instances where I think the rap makes the song. "Kat De Luna is now the captain!"

tommie said...

LOL - you got in trouble for posting the version that is available on her own YouTube-channel?

undisco_me said...

the version I heard wasn't nearly as thumping and amazing as this new one!

you need to post their 'strongly worded email' asap pleae

Me said...

FLOP De Luna!

Did the email say:

"you've been a very bad girl.
a very very bad bad girl poptrash!

*bites twinkie*"

tommie said...

LOL - they are now calling Push Push her "first" single - what was Unfloppable and Dance Flopailo then?

Mike said...

Wasn't "Unfloppable" the theme song to some crap movie? But yeah, what was "Dance Bailalo" then? I guess they're calling it a promo/taster but still. LOL!

Kevin said...

Bleugh! I have boycotted this lame cunt ever since she collaborated with Elephant Man. That is a big no no. So fuck off Kat De Luna.