PLAYDAR: Top Model‘s Cory Wade Drops New Dance Single and Video Filled With Philly Drag Queens

cory wade hindorff pose downPhilly singer/model/actor/drag performer Cory Wade (née Hindorff) made like Beyoncé and dropped a secret single and video last night at midnight. This is the soulful-voiced crooner’s third single this year, but the first that’s tailor made for a gay dancefloor. (Are you listening, DJ Carl Michaels?)

“Pose Down” is an upbeat, club-ready tune that finds the former Top Model contestant giving lessons on how to summon your inner fierce model. The video stars a gaggle of local drag queens, like Mimi Imfurst, who plays Wade’s oh-so-bored teacher’s assistant, and Luna Lavey, Ann Artist and Maria TopCatt (aka Wade’s real-life boyfriend) playing pupils. G Philly even makes a small cameo! (Look at Imfurst’s table at :12!)

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DJ Carl Michael Presents: 10 Spooky Songs For Your Gay Halloween Shenanigans

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For years, I have had the honor of DJing on Gay Christmas (aka Halloween, aka the holiday that gives masculine fellas the excuse to put on heels). The most fun part for me is bringing out some of my favorite classic spooky tunes to create the perfect soundtrack for the night of all nights.

Here are just a few of the songs to add to your Halloween party playlist, or to blare in the car on your way to your favorite nightclub or party. Merry Gay Christmas!

You can find the playlist on Spotify, or enjoy each track in the videos and playlist after the jump.

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Madonna’s Bedtime Stories Turns 20: A Look Back At Its Career-Defining Legacy

madonna bedtime stories“A little up and down and all around, it’s all about survival,” coos Madonna on slinky boudoir groove “Survival,” the opening number of her just-turned-20 work Bedtime Stories. And, as all of us true Madonna queens know, prior to the release of this celebrated record, the Material Girl’s career at this point was indeed a little up and down and all around, and in definite need of survival.

Her previous studio set, the S&M-beat-blessed Erotica, ruffled the feathers of a lot of critics—and even some fans with its overt sexuality. Around the same time, her provocatively titled coffee-table book Sex prompted those same critics to throw up their hands. Had the queen of WTF moments reached her shock-value limits? Was America tired of her attention-getting ways? Many said yes. But those who doubted were eating their words after her infamous 1994 interview on Late Show With David Letterman, where she dropped F-bombs like they were going out of style. It was too much for a nation that was increasingly more conservative following Desert Storm and in the midst of a wallet-clenching recession. Girlfriend needed to reel it in.

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PLAYDAR: On 1989, Taylor Swift Takes a Form-Perfect Dive Into 1980s Pop

Taylor_Swift_-_1989First things first: I hate that I like Taylor Swift.

You see, we share something in common: We’re both Pennsyltucky-bred projects hopelessly in love with (or fascinated by) the grandeur of life outside the haystack. I understand that T-Swift’s not being snarky when she croons about awe-inspiring, big-city lights on tracks like “Welcome to New York”—girl, I get it. But explaining that to someone who’s otherwise annoyed by her diaristic songwriting or small-town naivete inevitably seems to unearth the inner music snob in everyone—something Tay Tay herself poked fun at in Red’s “We Are Never.” Just try telling someone you listen to Taylor Swift, and suddenly they’re big fans of The Beatles or some indie group no one’s ever heard of (or cares about), and you’re the guy perceived as having Kidz Bop on repeat at work.

Wonderful.

Point being, liking Taylor Swift can feel like a burden—especially when you feel the urge to shelter your iPhone on the subway when someone sees the fairy-princess-esque Speak Now cover art spring to life on your screen. It’s a curse that the, say, Beyoncé fans of the world never have to deal with.

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Your Official American Horror Story: Freak Show Premiere Party Playlist

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After what has certainly felt like a lifetime of anticipation, American Horror Story comes screaming back tonight with its latest installment, wonderfully subtitled “Freak Show.” Over the past few months, we’ve all been salivating over tiny tidbits from the set, teaser trailers and photos of the cast in all their freakish glory.

Now the moment we’ve all been waiting for is here, and I know that a lot of you are gearing up for your official “AHS” viewing parties tonight. Well, as I always say, it’s simply not a party without some killer tunes, so I’ve put together a freak-filled playlist to bump while you and your guests anticipate the return of Ms. Lange and her flock of oddities.

Give it a listen in my playlist below:

Prefer a little visual to go with your tunes? Some videos from the playlist below:

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Your Big Gay Summer Music Preview 2014: La Roux, Robyn, Lana Del Rey and More

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Nothing quite complements that worked-out beach bod like some sizzling summer tunes. This season, Mariah, Lana and La Roux are all returning with new music to provide you the perfect soundtrack while you’re making all your summer dreams come true. I’ve rounded up a few notable summer 2014 releases below that will be just the tunes to blast at your Rehomo beach blanket Bingo parties.

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What’s Next for “Clarity” Singer Foxes?

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Get ready music queens, “Clarity” singer Foxes (aka Louisa Rose Allen) is another big-haired pop goddess from overseas who’s ready to make the music world her bitch. Let’s go back to last summer, when Zedd’s EDM powerhouse track “Clarity” was blazing the charts and tickling gay fancies everywhere. The fiery number exploded to become a top 10 hit, and was recently honored with a Grammy for Best Dance Recording.  Not to mention, it earned the coveted No. 1 spot on G Philly‘s top songs of 2013. So now that she’s blown up all over the place, what’s next for Foxes?

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LISTEN: Lance Bass Releases First Song in 12 Years

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Pop star Lance Bass has managed to keep making headlines since splitting from N’Sync in 2002. There was Dancing With the Stars, that whole “I’m going to the moon” thing and who could forget the original “I’m Gay” cover of People magazine? But we haven’t heard much from him musically — until now. E! reports that the former boy bander is releasing his first song in 12 years. Called “Walking On Air,” the club-y dance tune is a collaboration with three (three!) other musicians: Anise K, Bella Blue and (puff) Snoop Dog. Here’s what Bass had to say about it:

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LISTEN: Rena and Drootrax Release “Jealous”

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Rena has done it again with another sexy, super-danceable song that’s full of Gayborhood philebrities.

“Jealous” — her newest collaborative effort with DJ Drootrax — is a fun, sassy club anthem that will hopefully start making the rounds at local dance spots. The video was directed by Harry Paris at Voyeur. It’s a pot de crème of queer freakiness that will wet whatever your wild may be. “My body’s on, and my nails are tight/ This mug is beat and I run the night,” Rena coos as she flaunts her burlesque skills in a diamond brazier and thong.

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Top Model‘s Cory Wade Hindorff Releases New Single, “I’m Sorry”

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Philly Top Model contestant — and G Philly‘s winter cover boyCory Wade Hindorff took a tip from Beyoncé and dropped a surprise single on iTunes last night, called “I’m Sorry.”

Cory may have gotten flack for flaunting his femininity on Top Model, but you’d never know it here. The song oozes masculinity, and it’s damn sexy. Like, D’Angelo-sexy. In it, he croons to a jilted lover, “I gotta leave now/ It’s killing me, but I gotta get on that train and leave/ It don’t feel good/ It’s the hardest part of loving you/ I’m sorry, babe/ I’m sorry.”

It’s no doubt a from-the-heart kind of tune, which got me wondering, “What’s this song all about?” I reached out to ask him a few questions about it. I also took the opportunity to find out what else he’s been up to post-Top Model. Any amazing gigs come out of it? Has he heard from Tyra since the show wrapped? He answers all that and more below:

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