DJ Mistertune, aka Danny Brewer, brings you his expert opinion, knowledge and (hopefully) rightful winners for Best Latin Pop Album, Best Dance Recording and Best Pop Instrumental album.
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Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album – Mana: Drama Y Luz
Labelled simply as Mana, these Mexican lads have really taken the scene by by the scruff of the neck. Featuring strongly at the MTV Video Music awards with five to their name, their sound can only be described as a mix of pop rock, calypso and ska, but with a raw ingrained Latin spirit.
Infused with Mexican beats, do not be surprised to see Mana walk the star-studded carpet with this masterpiece. Seriously give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed.
Best Dance Recording – Duck Sauce: Barbra Streisand
Characterised as the definitive tune of mid 2011, this top brass club number cut right to the core of dance: FUN. The whole world was humming this tune.
Duck Sauce are innovative mix artists, with the like of Armand Van Helden and A-trak, both already have an experienced background on the club circuits and are internationally heralded as some of the best remixers of the new millennium. Lets hope these boys walk away with what they deserve.
Best Pop Instrumental Album – David Koz – Hello Tomorrow
Featuring in the list of nominees is up and coming David Koz, with his album Hello Tomorrow. David really has stormed the Jazz castle with his funky spectacular. Regularly featuring at no.1 in the US and global Jazz charts, he has brought his sound to the masses without compromising his style and grace.
Everyone likes a bit of Jazz to chill out to, I know I do, and Hello Tomorrow makes me feel alive every time it pops into my head. It’s music for the car, cafe or even the kitchen as you make dinner. David Koz has cracked it with this 2010 winner and I would love to see him reap some desserts.