ZOE BADWI

BIOGRAPHYBIOGRAPHY


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If youíve had an eye on the club chart or a foot on the dance floor over the last couple of years, then youíll be well acquainted with the name ZoŽ Badwi by now.

In late 2008, the Melbourne-based dance-pop diva burst on to the scene with the huge club smash Release Me that was the song of the summer. Produced by double ARIA-award winning outfit TV Rock, it spent a massive 7 consecutive weeks in the nį1 spot on the Australian ARIA Club Charts, and scored both ARIA and APRA nominations. A progressive monster, Release Me still fills dance floors over 18 months later, prompting The Freemasons, whoíve worked with the likes of Beyoncť, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Shakira and the Eurythmics, to remark: ďWe still play Release Me every week! It was our fave track of last year - we love ZoŽ!Ē

The trackís appeal swiftly spread beyond Australian shores, and it was subsequently released in 26 countries around the world (including the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Brazil), commandeering dance floors and club charts from Berlin to Beijing in the process.

Throughout 2009, the magic continued, as two further collaborations with TV Rock - Donít Wanícha and In The Moment - blitzed the Top 10 of the ARIA Club Chart. ZoŽ embarked on an international run of live dates, lighting up dance floors in hot spots such as London, Mykonos, and Sao Paulo, while remixers like Moto Blanco, Denzal Park, Niels Van Gogh, Ian Carey, and M.Y.N.C. Project lined up to work on her songs.

But Freefalliní - ZoŽís latest assault on global dance floors - may be her finest moment yet. Fusing classic club beats from Australiaís own Denzal Park (who have already topped the ARIA Club Chart twice in 2010) with a powerful, heady vocal and anthemic keys, Freefalliní is a dance-pop triumph. An uplifting floor-filler, its infectious singalong chorus will immediately take up residence in even the most seasoned clubbersí heads.

As well as charging up the ARIA Club Chart, the track immediately found support at key radio stations across the country, becoming the #4 most added track to radio in its first week, and beginning an ascent of the national radio airplay chart. It wasnít long before the international dance community got wind of another global smash in the making, and releases in the UK, US and across Europe were immediately locked in, confirming ZoŽís status as a dance-pop superstar in the making.

The next 12 months will certainly be busy. With her next single already lined up, ZoŽ is currently applying the finishing touches to her debut solo album. Created with a variety of writers from around the world, itís a collection of songs that tap into the rich vein of dance floor magic thatís already brought global success. And with more live dates around the world falling in to place, this year should certainly see ZoŽ Badwi establish herself as a major international dance artist to be reckoned with.

RELEASES (2)RELEASES (2)

  • Shoot Me Down (Radio Edit)
  • Shoot Me Down (Antoine Clamaran Vocal Mix)
  • Shoot Me Down (Apocalypto & Jebu Remix)
  • Shoot Me Down (Bimbo Jones Extended)
  • Shoot Me Down (Felix Leiter Vocal Remix)
  • Shoot Me Down (Mystery Blonde Remix)
  • Denzal Park Mix
  • Moto Blanco Remix
  • TV Rock & Nordean Remix
  • Tune Brothers Remix