Disclosure: I received a copy of this album to facilitate a review and giveaway. All opinions are 100% mine.
Laurie Berkner is my all time favorite children's musician. She was my favorite before I even knew who it was that I was listening to. I would hear songs like "The Goldfish" and "Rocketship Run" at library story times with my kiddos and I would love to sing along. Her songs would constantly get stuck in my head. They are silly in the best way with great melodies and lyrics. I have been listening to her music for over 10 years and the songs are still so much fun.
Laurie released a new album of dance remixes in September that my little guy and I have been having fun listening to. Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes has 14 tracks on it including "We Are the Dinosaurs", "Rocketship Run" and "Shake Your Body Down". These are all new mixes of the songs that add fun beats and are great for throwing dance parties with your little ones.
Says Laurie Berkner, "I first thought of making an Electronic Dance Music album of my songs when I realized I was getting a lot of YouTube and Twitter followers who were teenagers. They had grown up on my music and were writing comments like 'You were my whole childhood!' or 'I've always loved your songs and still do. I'm so glad I found you on here!' So, I started to think about ways that I could connect more with those kids.
"I had also noticed how popular EDM was with toddlers and preschoolers, as well as their parents. EDM is so infectious, it almost dares you to TRY not dancing to it! Suddenly the idea of making EDM remixes of my classic songs emerged as the perfect way to combine new music for young kids and their parents with a nostalgic gift to teens who were still fans."
The album is full of songs your kids will love moving to and you will enjoy as well. My personal favorites are "I'm Gonna Catch You" and "Victor Vito". I catch my preschooler singing along the most to the song "The Cat Came Back". I've found that this is a great CD to put on during clean-up time.
About Laurie Berkner:
A former preschool music teacher by and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started marketing her music more than fifteen years agao from her living room on her own label. She is now widely recognized as a pioneer in the "kindie" music genre and was crowned "the undisputed queen of kindie rock" by USA Today. The Wall Street Journal noted "Her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups."
Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes is available at favorite music stores and digital retailers including Amazon. The audio CD on Amazon includes a free MP3 version of the album. You can also visit her website www.laurieberkner.com to learn more and purchase it. Be sure to check out her YouTube channel too for a ton of fun videos.
The Giveaway: Thanks to Waldmania one lucky winner will receive their own copy of Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes. Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends October 30th. Enter via the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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