Valley getting ”hung up” on Madonna remix
Madonna doesn’t rule every dance floor in the Coachella Valley. But she may soon.
“I can’t remember the last time anybody ever asked for one of her songs,” said Alonso Castaneda, manager’s of Caramba’s MusiCantina in Rancho Mirage.
But area DJs say Madonna’s new single, “Hung Up,” is her hottest recording in years and remixes of her old songs are generating a national buzz.
That’s what inspired Coachella promoter Paul Tollett to book Madonna in a dance tent April 30 at the Empire Polo Club.
“The audiences always go for (remixes),” said Castaneda. “We haven’t done that, but, now that she’s going to be in town, we probably will.”
Michael Wright, a DJ at Red 74 in Palm Desert, says he plays remixes of Madonna’s, “Holiday” and “Like A Prayer,” recordings that turn up the bass and add more beats like trance or house recordings.
He also plays “Hung Up,” featuring a tempo of beats consistent with the electronica acts often showcased at Coachella. Wright thinks Madonna may popularize that under current.
“Madonna is always reinventing herself,” said Wright. “As far as the music, I think the music is going to change. As far as all the dance music, I’m noticing it’s starting to get faster.”
Madonna is the once and future queen at Zeldaz Danceclub and Beachclub in Palm Springs, the only local club that has been around longer than Madonna.
“She’s the all-time hits leader on the dance league, if there was a league,” says Zeldaz DJ Dynamic Dave Lewis.
“I think it’s just incredibly brave that she’s showing up at Coachella ’cause she’s going to be on the front line. But she’s going to rock the house.”
From The Desert Sun.