Category Archives: Dance

Jarina De Marco

Something to cheer you up for Friday the 13th. An awesome Brooklyn based talent from the islands.

Jarina De Marco was born in the Dominican Republic, traveled the world as a child with her Dominican mother Irka Mateo (noted musician and folkloric researcher) and Brazilian father Tadeu De Marco (composer and band leader).
Growing up in Santo Domingo, Montreal, Brazil and finally Brooklyn, Jarina brings these diverse cultures together in her original Folkloric Tropical Pop.
Jarina De Marco is a very talented singer / songwriter pursuing her craft by writing and singing in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

Oh, and did I mention she is cute.

But let’s get to the music, and boy do we have some awesome music for you today.

For the first track I’ll let Jarina fill in the background.

Jarina De Marco: A “Tigre” or “Tiguere” in Dominican slang that can mean several things: A hustler, a shark, a trouble maker but to me (and in this song) it means Fuckboi. Every woman in the world can spot a “Tigre.” He’s that guy on the corner, with nothing to do, catcalling up a storm when you walk by. He’s that lip-licking, habitual line-stepping pendejo that quite frankly should know better at this point in time (seriously, when does cat-calling ever work?? like really…when?). In “Tigre,” I’m recognizing him, calling him out and eye-rolling him into oblivion.

This is one amazing and beautiful track I’m really digging this one.
Tigre (From The Broad City Soundtrack)

Directed by Weston Getto Allen & Michael Zarowny
Produced by Dorian Electra
Edited by Weston Getto Allen
Cinematography by Kelsey Talton
Art Directed by Elise Mesner
Styled by DISCOS
Makeup by Allison McGillicuddy
Hair by Christina Trammell
Production Assistants: Danin Jacquay, Mimi Raver, Cara Salimando

The first verse is a definite tip of the hat to Screaming Jay Hawkins, after that it is all Jarina De Marco. That voice, that beat, that scary video (kidding) all in all something really delicious and a meander into electro swing with a touch of the islands. Oh and West Side Story creeps in a tad.
Spell on you

Director: Pablo Lozano
Music: Michael Moog, Calvin Gaines, Rhano Burrell

All funds and proceeds from this song and video will go to Stand With Standing Rock to help lower the cost of legal fees, supplies, and anything else the Water Protectors need to continue the fight, please share and donate.
Oh and the music is amazing as well. Enjoy and donate.
Release The Hounds (Stand with Standing Rock)

Directed by Mikki Willis
Produced by Cameron Bartolini
Video produced by Jarina De Marco and Esthero
Edited by Gabriel Valda
Production assistants: Ron Walker, Sue Kim, Theresa Heyer
Alexander Hankoff- camera
Jerad Hobaugh – camera
Sam gall – camera
Jackstar Davies – camera

Special thanks – Thrive Market
Shot at Civic Center Studios. Special thanks to Pete Galindo, and Jonny Kapps.

Well we have to close but I’ve got those iceys, couldn’t find an “official” video but really love the song. Enjoy.
Para Navegar

animação: André S.Lima

? Daniela Vesco Photography

Here’s some more music you can stream from Jarina De Marco.

Betty Who

Betty Who was born Jessica Anne Newham in Sydney, Australia, where she lived until her mid-teens. Trained since the age of four as a cellist, she moved to the United States in 2007 to attend Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan.

She is also self-taught on piano and guitar, and wrote her first songs at age 14, and began performing as a singer-songwriter at age 16.

After high school at Frensham in the Southern Highlands, NSW, Newham attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. During her first semester, she met producer Peter Thomas who was also attending Berklee. Thomas suggested pairing Newham’s songwriting with a more dreamy, anthemic production style. The two began writing new material together and developed Newham’s sound over the next two years.

So now you know all about Betty Who, courtesy Wikipedia, it’s time to hear her music.

This is Betty’s latest single, just the audio on this one. But we will revisit this one.
A great catchy song and wonderfully sung.
Human Touch

Some one laying down some great beats, and Betty Who is in top form here.
I’m guessing that Betty at the very least co-wrote this one, a beautifully crafted pop song.
I Love You Always Forever

This one is from a couple of years back, a great song, but the video should be labelled “Don’t try this at home, or in the car”. Girls just want to have fun.
All of You

Music video by Betty Who performing Somebody Loves You.
(C) 2014 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

? Zak Cassar

Check out this great live performance at her American Express UNSTAGED Artists In Residence concert. This gives you a taste of what her live concert must be like, so next time she’s in your area you know what to do.
High Society

See I told you we would revisit this, so we are closing with a live acoustic version of the song we opened with. This is a much softer version with Jarryd James accompanying. And as an added bonus you get the lyrics.
Human Touch (Acoustic Version)

Director: George Sloan
Producer: Meredith Sloan
Cinematographer: Drew Moe

Creative Director: Gavin Taylor
Stylist: Brett Nelson
Hair: Nicole Walpert
Makeup: Jane Cohen
Set Photographer: Zak Cassar

Audio Engineer: Kyle Moorman
Management : Ethan Schiff / Vanessa Magos

? Zak Cassar


Tal Benyerzi (Hebrew: טל בניזרי‎‎), professionally known as Tal, is an Israeli-born French singer-songwriter and dancer.
Her YouTube viewing figures are generally in the tens of millions, so you can gather she is very popular in Europe. But as is the norm not so much known in America when you sing in a different language, and that is America’s loss.

She was destined to be in the musical arena, her Moroccan-Jewish father was a guitar player, her Yemeni mother a professional singer under the name Sem Azar. Her brother is a songwriter and her aunt and cousin are singers. Keeping it in the family.

Tal saw her first two albums go platinum, and surely her new self titled album is destined to do the same.

So let’s get to the music, let’s check out some of the tracks from the new album.

Is this what it was really like? I’ve heard about the dance band on the Titanic, but dancing in the wreckage? A very cool video , and a great dance track. Track two on “Tal”.
Are We Awake (Océan)

Auteurs : Tal, Raphaël Herrerias, Emmanuel Beaubrun, Ralph Beaubrun
Compositeurs : Tal, Ralph Beaubrun, Ludovic Carquet, Thery Marie-Louise
Vidéo réalisée par IDZ / Matthieu Allard


Another great pop/dance track, as always I don’t know what she is singing about but I love the sound. Nice video, and a happy perky sound just to raise your spirits. Track three on “Tal”.
Le temps qu’il faut

Vidéo réalisée par IDZ / Matthieu Allard
Directeur Artistique : Adrien Galo
Chorégraphie : Kyf Ekamé
Stylisme: Fleur Huynh Evans
Auteurs : Tal- Raphaël Herrerias- -Emmanuel Beaubruin-Ralph Beaubruin
Compositeurs : Tal-Ralph Beaubruin-Ludovic Carquet-Thierry Marie-Louise
Editeurs: Morning Dew Music/ What A Publishing / Costallat


Here’s TAL performing a great cover of a Drake tune, singing in English.
Great version, enjoy. This one is not on the album.
One Dance

C’Cauet sur NRJ de 19h à 22h !

And finally today a great cover of the Wynter Gordon track, it appears on the de-luxe version of her new album as a bonus track.

Réal : Ady & Matt pour IDZ productions
Paroles et Musique : Emile Dersnt II/ Diana Gordon
Editeurs : BMG Platinum Song US/ Tailored 4 U Music
Réalisé par Tal et Jordan Houyez pour Mothageeka Publishing
Voix enregistrées au studio Miscendo (Paris)
Guitare : Haile Jno baptiste
Mixé par Nico Staf au studio Miscendo (Paris)
Claviers et programmations : Tal et Jordan Houyez
Percussions : Nicolas Montazaud

(p) & © 2016 Warner Music France, A Warner Music Group Company