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A beautiful "Addiction"
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Published: Monday, October 10th, 2011
Medina, a Danish-Chilean dance artist, is reaching pinnacle status on the electronic radar. The 29- year-old songstress released her first singles in Denmark in 2007 followed by an album, Tæt på (Up Close), that same year.
Hitting hard in her home country of Denmark, she released four singles that made the charts but had not yet been translated to English. It was apparent that the Danes knew there was an export in the making, but until Medina's English versions were released, Canadian clubs had not been privy to her talent. Once her singles hit UK, a tsunami of Medina exploded, and soon enough, Welcome to Medina came across the Atlantic to Canada (by way of the U.S. of course).
In July 2010, her first international album was released in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and most recently (just last month) in North America.
Welcome to Medina was an English version of poppy dance electronic: satisfying, soulful and a little kick to the dance floor.
Sure, she won Best Danish Act at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. Sure, she dresses classy, looks pretty and can sing in a few languages. But people start to talk when you get remixed, collaborate with Deadmau5 and your music videos hit YouTube like a storm. Plus, she's so damn good!
"You and I" has been reworked with the aforementioned Deadmau5. "Addiction" has also been worked with a few lesserknown artists. "Lonely" and "6 AM" are popular on YouTube's video stream.
But facts aside, this lady is solid – the album grips tight and doesn't let go. "Addiction" and "You & I" make great songs for cardio workouts and the other songs are honest, believable and give you a clear idea of who she is as an artist and where her music is headed. Her words speak of heartbreak but also dreams and a lot of sexual tension. The background is clear electronica, with a strong dance rhythm and clever words intertwined.
Though some record stores may not be carrying it presently, you can request it or find Welcome to Medina on iTunes, and watch her videos on YouTube and discover Medina for yourself.
For more information, visit medinamusic.dk or tinyurl.com/medina-myspace.
Rating: 4 out of 5