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  • DJ Havana Brown "When the Lights Go Out" EP Review — 5 out of 5 stars

    Tue, 17 Jul 2012 07:09:12

    DJ Havana Brown "When the Lights Go Out" EP Review — 5 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino…

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    So who's the next queen of pop?

    Well, that one's easy. It's DJ Havana Brown. Her five-song debut EP When the Lights Go Out fuses shimmering dance floor ecstasy with stadium-size pop flare more seamlessly than any of her peers. Brown has effectively bridged the gap between the club world and the mass market because she came up in the dance world. She's gone from spinning the hot spots to straight up running them as a triple threat DJ, singer, and performer. Now, with the release of the record, pop music supremacy is seriously in sight.

    The first single "We Run The Night" deserves to end up being the world's biggest banger. Merging a skittering, energetic beat and Brown's pristine and potent delivery, the track breathes fire. Pitbull ups the ante even more, dropping by for a raucous cameo that ends with a fitting line from GoodFellas. Then, there's "You'll Be Mine" which echoes the '80s before spiraling into a 22nd century anthem. "One Way Trip" kicks off with a resounding piano before smoothly slipping into one of Brown's most seductive coos. It's a standout that showcases both her presence and vocal prowess. "Big Banana" boasts a sly sense of humor with its play on words, while "Spread a Little Love" touts an inspirational message.

    In the end, this is Havana's time. Watch her rise to the top When the Lights Go Out

    Rick Florino

    Have you heard When the Lights Go Out? Pick up the EP at iTunes.

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