The Majak Mixtape - Swine Flu's Anthem
Cascada is awful. There is really no other way around it. But as anybody who has read this blog knows, being awful, for me, is often the beginning of a long term love affair since fabulous awfulness trumps tedious mediocrity every time.
Cascada is essentially the musical equivalent of an Ecstasy pill, to be frank. It's Eurotrash pop that has never even had the idea of "overproduced" enter its realm of being because more is more and no song should be spared the Cascada treatment. A treatment that is 50 percent thumping dance, 30 percent dance diva caterwauling and 20 percent glitter. Though, actually, I'm pretty sure glitter has a far larger impact on things come to think about it.
Nothing quite compares to their truly awful dance interpretation of Rascal Flatt's "What Hurts the Most," turning a sad country tune into a gleeful dance tune with a simple press of a Casio key.
So why am I writing about them? Because their latest single, "Evacuate the Dancefloor," recently topped the British charts even while the world was in the grips of swine flu so that makes them both danceable AND topical.
Cascada has decided to move from the thumpa-thumpa Queer as Folk sound and have decided to move Lady GaGa territory. The beat is a shameless rip-off of Lady GaGa's "Just Dance." It'd be a bigger crime if GaGa hadn't herself seen it fit to rip-off Just Dance on two other songs on her own album.
So below, there is the video of Evacuate the Dancefloor. Listen and enjoy. Hell, put it on mute and just be bewildered at the girl's tan and blond hair with the god's know why black streak.
Which p.s., how is the girl NOT Kim from Real Housewives of Atlanta?