Thursday, February 02, 2006

Cascada's breaking down anti-dance barriers on US radio


It's been a while since Philly's Q102 (WIOQ-FM) has played a real dance track in brainwash rotation, not since the Roc Project's "Never (Past Tense)" three years ago. They have been resistant to playing other dance songs that have crossed over into the US Top 40, such as Madonna's "Hung Up" and the dance version of D.H.T.'s "Listen To Your Heart (though they took the ballad version and played that to death). At one time Q102 was once known to play a lot of dance music. But now in these hip-hop heavy times, it seems that the station's staff is afraid that if they played a song that's faster than a human heartbeat the studio will crumble like Sodom and Gorrmorah.

But now they have been giving massive exposure to a hot club/trance track "Everytime We Touch" by the German dance act Cascada, featuring lead singer Natalie Horler. According to radioandrecords.com, Q102 has played the song 82 times in the past week. With stations across the nation adding the track onto their playlists, the single has been rising up the American charts; last week it broke into the US Top 40 last week at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. (It's risen to #32 this week.) It's a breath of fresh air to all the rap and R&B acts that are dominating radio. It's opening doors to getting on pop stations that usually turn down dance songs, like the now "thugged-out" Q102.

In the past year the few dance songs that have crossed over into the US pop charts have had a heavy air of nostalgia about them. If they weren't outright dance re-makes of 80s hits such as Crazy Frog's "Axel F" and the asformentioned D.H.T. with "Listen," they musically harked back to prior musical eras such as "Hung Up" with its Moroder rhythms and its sample of "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" from ABBA, as well as Missy Elliot's (okay she's known primarily as a hip-hop artist but still...) and Ciara's "Lose Control" which went back to the days when rappers weren't afraid to experiment with a track that went at about 120 beats per minute with its Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" vibe. The thing that sets "Everytime We Touch" apart from the recent crossover dance songs is that EWT is rooted in the here and now. Nothing nostaligic-sounding here, it's trance/dance-pop for the 2000's. Even though Natalie was raised in German she's actually of English descent, so she has no problem with singing in English. She sounds quite good here, with a hint of country. (Kind of like LeAnn Rimes.) BTW the other two members of Cascada are producers DJ Manian and Yanou.

The CD maxi-single of "Everytime We Touch" is currently out at the usual record stores and is availible for download as well. There will also be an album, also titled Everytime We Touch, which will be released on February 21 via the Robbins label. (And you can also listen to several tracks at Cascada's MySpace page.) Let's hope that the success of the song will help open the door for other dance acts at US Top 40 radio (particularly in Philly)!

63 Comments:

Blogger Juan said...

I love your musci....House is my life i'm also from canada too london, ont but liveing in FL.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey!!...OMG gurlie i luv ur music!!!...ANd omg u are sooo pretty!!!!
Luv,
*sydney*

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Jagger said...

Wow will you merry me, LOL you need to come to Minnesota and show these ppl what music is!!

10:15 PM  
Blogger cascada_crazy7 said...

CASCADA I LOVE YOUR MUSIC AND I AM LISTENING TO IT RIGHT NOW. AND UR SO PRETTYYY!!!! COME TO TORNOTO AND SHOW PPL THT UR THE BESSTTTT

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should come to Norway and have a big consert.. i think manny likes your music.. And you are a real beuty :) <33

12:24 PM  
Anonymous kandi said...

OMG!! i IOVE UR MUSIC U R TOTALY PRETTY AND U LOOK SO COOL TO HANG OUT WITH...UR MUSIC IS MY DAIK JAM..

<3 Kandi Lynn

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Kandi Lynn said...

Heyy.. yeah u need to come to cleveland to like the house of blues or something... i wanna come to one of ur concerts asap omg that would be my dream hah seriously..
<3 Kandi Lynn

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Kandi Lynn said...

Heyy.. yeah u need to come to cleveland to like the house of blues or something... i wanna come to one of ur concerts asap omg that would be my dream hah seriously..
<3 Kandi Lynn

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

janelle ,
heyy!! cascada is the best singer!! ever she rockss... and everyday i request her song.. i wish i can buy her cd.. but im getting it soon!! yay!! she the best ever!! she so pretty... if ya want to talk to me.. bcuz im famous.. and i know her.. add me to ur msn thanks... christy-jesse@hotmail.com... cya later byee

10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cascada!
you have the hottest voice i think i have ever heard! keep on singing it! you can be my girl any day... you are the best. iloveyou
-NC

1:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The track is not all the great -it's ok. The radio edit sounds like a rehash of music from 2000 but it got played on Q102 Philadelphia - a station which is known to burn out anything which is hot so I must be wrong.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!!!! You should so come to Indiana in USA and have a concert! I am your number 1 Fan! you are so pretty. I am listening right this very second to "Everytime We Touch"

I so cant wait for your next album to come out!

5:16 PM  
Blogger Olivia said...

hi cascada you are so DANG PREETY AND NICE it seems like I LOVE YOUR MUSIC SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH i hope you continue singing the rest of your life YOU ARE SO PREETY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU SHOULD HAVE A CONSERT IN WISCONSIN SOMTIME!!! A LOT OF MY FRIENDS LOVE YOU!!!



sincerely Olivia Fallon

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Jackie said...

hey cascada! my name is Jackie, age 12 go'in on 13. i love your music. it is the best! my fav. songs are every time we touch and miricle. i wish you would come to nj, easthanover. me and my bffl melissa think your music is awesome. i want to be just like u when i grow up. you are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooPRETTY and have such a GREAT voice. g2g
see ya!!!!!!!!

xOJacKieOx - 10:10PM

10:08 PM  
Anonymous leigh said...

Hey Cascada i think you are totally hottt! You definately should do some concerts in Canada! We love you ovre here sooooo much. We played your song at our school dance and everyone was dancing! I love your music!!!
(If you do tour in Canada stop in vancouver!!!)

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CASCADA! I LOVE YOUR MUSIC! "EVERYTIME WE TOUCH" IS THE BEST SONG EVER, YOU ARE SO PRETTY AND I HOPE YOU ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR FUTURE, KEEP IMPRESSING YOUR FANS!

<3 Britney

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

OMG I live in Wisconsin and all my friends and me LOVE YOU!!! The only song that plays on the radio is Everytime We Touch, which I totally luv that song, but I wanna hear more of your songs too, where can I buy your CD's??
Luv,
Dictionary Girl!

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cascade music is sweet!
She is awesome!

-Any

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hii! i luv yur song everytime we touch!! my bro and i listen 2 it all the time! u should come visit fairfax virgina and have a concert because all my friends and i luvv u!

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Amy said...

I LOVE YOUR MUSIC. AND THINK YOU ARE SOO AWESOME!! You should come to North Carolina. I would love you FOREVER!!

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU SUCK

7:52 AM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

I heard your song truly madly deeply and couldn't find it anywhere, does anyone have the link to the full version? Rock on girl, you are amazing :D

love,
England girl!!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Karolina said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I love your music ssssssssssssoooooooooo much!! I wish you where here with me!!!!! Your so awesomeeeeeeee!!!!
I am like in love with your music it makes me want to screammmm" why can't I be yyyyyyooooooooouuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!

p.s. your so pretty the guys must be all around you!!!!
*Karolina*

8:38 PM  
Anonymous MiStErY fRoM aUsTrIa said...

i love cascada!
she´s so cool and sexy ;)!
her music is sooooooooo importan!
the song "everytime we touch" is so hot !!
dear MiStErY

12:06 PM  
Anonymous lilly said...

dear cascada your musick rocks i love it plz come to canada ontaro and play your musick or evean better all arround the wourld

love lilly

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Naqib said...

Naqib Jaji
dear cascada i love your music as well as the way your dancing cascada its make me mad i just want to say plz come to UK in play your wecked music here thanks

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love cascada music and she is very pretty also cute i love her music i have one comment, cascada plz come to London in play ur music in London

5:58 PM  
Anonymous kevin said...

Cascada This is Kevin from Trinidad & Tobago! I was so dissapointed last thursday when i turned up for your show and found out that you wont be performing . No fault of yours though but i cant wait for the new date for your concert . love Kevin

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Kevin said...

Hey Cascada this is Kevin again ! When you do come to perform in Trinidad and Tobago please call me on stage . Just ask for Kevin 08/08/78 and i'll present to you my ID for verification. Bye and T&T loves you

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so beautiful and your music is awesome!

I hope for you to come to Cincinnati, OH and play at the Riverbend Music Center.

11:15 PM  
Blogger eimear said...

omg cascada is lyk so ggod!!!does ny1 no da nxt tym she is cumin 2 cork in ireland i will hav 2 go!!!!!plz wb xxxx lots of love frm eimear xxxxx

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG!! Please come to Australia and do a massive concert, you have the best music and everyone LOVES it sooo much, PLEASE??

6:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey CASCADA, My dream would be for you to come down under to Australia (Victoria) and perform a concert for us. Thats would be awesome, show everyone down here what music really is!! You are also very pretty =]

6:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT MUSIC

6:10 AM  
Blogger jason said...

hi wats up OMG i love your music you are the best i love u so much by the way this jason from trinidad thanks so much for coming you showed the people here what music really is, could you please e-mail back please, mikaz_05@yahoo.com, i love you

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Cascada!
I want to tell you that you really rock. I don't love you're music, I just like it, but enough to go to any concert you do...
I have a little question... Would you PLEASE come down here to Argentina and have a concert for us? I won't go if you play in Buenos Aires, that's tooo far from where I live. But, I just want people to see what you're music is, it's really good.
Ok - just wanted to let you know that danced the whole "Everytime We Touch" video with 5 of my friends, we can publish it in your web page, if you give us permision ;-)
And well... Just keep rockin' as you do!!
Love everyone who loves me...
**me**

P/d: larusa826@hotmail.com

7:42 PM  
Anonymous Brady said...

Hi, me again. Just wanted to beg you to tour near Dallas, Texas, United States of America! We don't have the stupid accents that people on T.V. say we do and oh maybe I could get your autograph!

6:56 PM  
Anonymous sam`n`alex said...

i love ya casada ur da best we need u in boston ur sooooooooooooo fit cumiin out from sam n alex

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Hideky said...

io adoro cascada ^_^

3:00 PM  
Anonymous sekzz shawtii3 said...

omg cascada u r such an inspiration to me
i luv ur music
mi fav song is everytime we touch (dj dynamic remix),everytime we touch (candlelight mix) (the slow version) its the best i also like miracle nd reason n heaps more
u hav n awesome voice i relised that wen i was listenin to everytime we touch slow version
ur awesomeeee
lotza Xxsekkz shawtii3xX

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your music , it's fantastic how you can make with a beautiful text a so nice music !! I'm french so excuse for my bad english, but I wanted to say you in begining I listen your music in a film I realy loved and I have looked for who you were : it's not you but your music wich as make me love and I think, this is fantastic for a singer !! So continue !!

2:37 PM  
Blogger x ! sigourney ! x said...

iya x i luv ur music soo much lol !! i think u hav a reali gr8 voice and all ur song r brill and u r a reali pretty lass go on gurl !!

luv sigourney x x x

p.s (i hope 1 day ill b were u r ) !! x x

5:45 PM  
Anonymous pwincess-shortay said...

hi I think that cascada is a great singer but all of her music runs along the same beat. Maybe she should try to do something different to keep all of her fans hooked. I'm loving the new video miracle though keep up the good work babe.

6:53 AM  
Anonymous laura-ashlie said...

I think Cascada is a great singer but she should try something different to keep everyone hooked. I'm loving the new video Miracle though keep up the good work babes.

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi i realy lv ur music, can u come to wrexham an play, keep du good tunes comin

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

I love your music!!!You are so pretty!I hope you come to Massachusetts cause if u do ill be there No question about that!!

2:02 PM  
Blogger cascada-crazy said...

hey cas you r great i love ur music its bou time they is gal yuo brigs ut good dance music lol

8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tu est trop belle je sais je parle en frencais mais jadre, cascada cest trop coooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
tu est trop parfaite je taime

2:40 PM  
Anonymous scott luvin cascada said...

YES SEXY I LOVE THE ARSE OFF U N I THINK U ARE RELI AMAZIN I LOVE ALL YOUR TUNES N I REKON YOU SHUD SING "I THINK WERE ALONE NOW" THATS A NASTY TUNE N WAT WILL MAKE IT BETA IS IF YOU SUNG IT WIF YA SEXY BODY N SEXY VOICE LOVE YOU LOADS SCOTT XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

12:41 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

hi cascada!!ich finde dich echt toll den bei deinem Lied "EVERYTIME W TOUCH" habe ich einen Jungen kennengelernt und ab da sind wir zusammen!!thank You!!!

6:23 AM  
Blogger ~♥~Ashley~♥~ said...

~♥~ I love u cascada! I love all of ur songs. especialy "everytime we touch"!~♥~ Please come to michigan 2 show these ppl the real music.



love lotz~♥~Ashley~♥~

1:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

heya i luv ur music!! come to derry in N.I and show this people wat music is!!
lu -xNIKKIx-
xxxxxxx

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i m doing u for my history project luv u so much

from ur youngest fan (i'm 6) V.W

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

t'sup cascada luving u since i was born ppiikachuu(that's pokemon)
by... guess who

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey cascada my friend told me that u werwe ssoo great so tu make her happy i'm gonna listen tu it now i don't know but wish me luck

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey hey hey it's me jack o'h u may probably not know me but still....
ssoooo, how's it going just wondering alright?
anyways luv your BAD BOY song so cool Goona buy it for my special g.freind oops gotta go?! c u later

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello cascada my names hannah i love all yours songs i think your fantastic my little sisters loves you as well take care love hannah and paige xxxxxx

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cascada i love your music everybody is listening to truly madly deeply it is avery good song i hope u have a concert this year so i can go and you should bring out a dance video with your songs and show dance moves for it hope you like what a rote

7:35 AM  
Anonymous chris hodson said...

cascada your the best everyone i know loves your music my best is miracel i have all your CD's and i lissten to them all the time i hope you come some were close to runcorn in england coz i would love to see you live.

P.S. your the best

chris hodson aged:14

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I'm from spain and i'm only 15 i love your music nd u re trasspasing the limite in my country..u re incredible girl!i hope u in spain you'll do a concert! Good luckk natalie u re d best!!1 española fan!!

5:50 AM  
Blogger vinicius-spl said...

Vinicius Brasil

Por favor venha fazer um show na nossa capital vc e muito querida aki..
Muita jente conhese sua musica eu sou seu fã numero 1 do brasil

1:07 PM  
Anonymous  said...

Heya Cascada i love your site its boss i love all your song there ace:) i love i need a miracle the most its propa boss:) i love listin to your music all the time anyway bubi xxxxxxx

5:46 AM  
Anonymous saz said...

i love cascads music its boss whoooooo wen u doin a concet i wanna cum and see ya in concet:):):):):)

5:50 AM  

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