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the dj, the musicand you by DJ Res5
American Superstar: The AI Column
2008-05-21

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This week is sort of a themed column. Another season

of American Idol is wrapping, so let's look at some of the

American Idol-related music around.

There is no better place to

start than the little American

Idol who wasn't, Clay Aiken.

Clay recently released his

third album. On My Way Here

is another set of Clay doing

what he does best. There is

no shortage of ballads that

are more sugar-coated than

frosted Krispy Kremes. Clay's vocals are still solid and he

knows how to use subtlety, but the set is still too mature. If

you like Celine Dion's most recent album, Clay's new one

might be perfect for you. Start with the stand-out uptempo

track, 'Falling,' and experiment from there.

Another Idol making

waves is Blake Lewis.

He co-penned the

original version of

'How Many Ways'

that was recently

remixed and made

available through

Ama z o n . c om' s

DMR-free digital music

store. I am quite

thankful that Dave Aude was handed the track for remix

duties. He turns the chorus into a sing-a-long event, while

the Jake Benson and DJ Dan mixes sort of fall by the way

side as good, but not very commercially viable.

Something that came as a surprise to me was the bootleg

mix that I heard of David Cook's version of 'Always Be My

Baby.' RTZ took on the track and turned in an OK mix. I

personally wouldn't play it, but I think it was a bold move to

work out a remix to the song.

Last word is on an Idol mentor. Mariah Carey's 'Bye Bye'

is gathering steam with an official remix from Jay-Z and a

bootleg from DJ Vno.

Hey, you can add me on MySpace and get my latest beat

mix at myspace.com/freemixshowman or e-mail djres5@

windycitymediagroup.com with your music questions.


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