Friday, May 6, 2011
Mariah Careys song Honey was written by Carey herself, Puff Daddy, Q-Tip and Stevie J, all of whom served as the song's producers as well. Due to the song's use of two samples: "Hey DJ" by the World's Famous Supreme Team, and "The Body Rock" by the Treacherous Three, additional writers are credited. "Honey" was a re-defining song in Carey's career, pushing her farther into hip-hop than she had gone before.
The music video for the Honey garnered much speculation. For the first time in her career, busty Carey was featured provocatively dressed, giving viewers a "taste of the freer Mariah" and the audience truly did love the sightings of her delicious body.. The Puerto Rico-filmed video's concept was created by Carey with Paul Hunter filling in as the director.Serving a James Bond theme, Carey was cast as "the very sexy agent M", and very sexy she also looked, while escaping a large mansion in which she has been held captive. Carey said of the video that "I don't really think the video is overtly sexual, but for me-I mean people used to think I was the nineties version of Mary Poppins!" Poppin sounds where heard in many teen boys bedrooms when they dreamed about Mariah's body.
The captors are played by Eddie Griffin, Frank Sivero, who continue to taunt Carey over her capture and eventual death. After a series of dialogue, Carey escapes her Griffin's character and dives into a swimming pool from the mansion's roof. After an ensemble change, Carey dons a swimsuit and escapes the island via a watercraft.The video's antagonists continue their pursuit of Carey throughout a large body of water, until she arrives aboard a large ship. Throughout most of the video, Carey is seen posing on a large sailboat, while wearing a white bikini. Ahhhh. After boarding the ship, Carey begins sexy dancing and is soon joined by a group of male sailors. After a sequence of dance light dance routines, Carey is seen on an island with her lover, male model David Fumero, and her real life dog, Jack. They frolic together on the island, while Carey happily enjoys her romance.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
"Destination Calabria" is a DJ track by Italian producer Alex Gaudino, with vocals by Crystal Waters. It is the first single released from his debut album My Destination
The track is a mashup, taking the instrumental from Rune's "Calabria" and the vocals from Alex Gaudino's and Crystal Waters' "Destination Unknown", both originally released in 2003. It was produced with the help of Maurizio Nari and Ronnie Milani, matching the saxophone hook/riff from "Calabria" to Crystal Waters's voice. The music video is directed by Eran "Rani" Creevy and produced by Ben Pugh for Ministry of Sound. It features female dancers in highly sexualized green marching band costumes, pretending to play various instruments in a seductive manner, with choreography by David Leighton. In some scenes, seemingly hundreds of the dancers are seen at once, but these are simply the original eight replicated many times using digital imagery.
Waters herself does not appear in the video, with some of the marching band members miming her lyrics.