Link to our Facebook
Link to our Instagram

Album Review: Havana Brown - Crave (Club Edition)

5 September 2012 | 10:25 am | Sarah Scaife

She’s the perfect Australian advocate for taking what so many other’s have done before you, but lathering it up with sex appeal and just generally doing it better.

More Havana Brown More Havana Brown

In a world where musicians are celebrated based on their individuality, it may still seem a little odd to some that a DJ should reach international levels of success for simply tampering slightly with other people's songs. The truth is, however, it requires a great deal of technical skill to produce mixes that stand out amongst the endless sea of wannabe-DJs, and it requires a great deal of marketing nous to produce highly anticipated records such as Havana Brown's Crave series.

The Crave – Club Edition is essentially a compilation album of the most popular commercial tracks currently circulating clubs, mixed by a conveniently attractive female DJ. Despite the popularity of club music, she has successfully selected an array of tracks that have a healthy balance between expected and unexpected. Songs such as Flo Rida's Turn Around, Taio Cruz's Hangover and Calvin Harris's Feel So Close are apt examples of chart-topping hits that belong in a club more than vodka Red Bulls. Meanwhile, selecting artists such as Steve Aoki and Swedish House Mafia, in addition to composing her very own collaboration with Pitbull, We Run The Night, sets her work apart from the rest of the generic players.

Britney Spears, Lady GaGa, The Pussycat Dolls and Rihanna all certainly seem to think so, having employed the Australian bombshell to open their concerts and warm up tens of thousands of their thrashing fans. Not only is there a market for club music, but it is a vast, ever-growing one that churns through DJs at light speed, picking the occasional one at random and launching them to stardom. Lets hope Havana Brown stays there; she's the perfect Australian advocate for taking what so many other's have done before you, but lathering it up with sex appeal and just generally doing it better.