KDWB Jingle Ball

Even without the star sass of, say, Katy Perry, this annual Top-40 revue from Clear Channel taps new hit-makers—Atlanta rapper B.o.B. (pictured), the Ready Set, Taio Cruz, Enrique Iglesias, Sara Bareilles, Selena Gomez, Mike Posner, 3OH!3—at a particularly good moment for new hit-making, and with styles cross-pollinating so freely within a clearly understood template that it all really does feel like one music. (Club laser glam rock?) The sing-along hit of ball games, weddings, and school buses, Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" seems typical: overjoyed, digitized, and deeply schooled in house music. It's as if radio fell asleep on a stack of United State of Electronica CDs six years ago and woke up remembering that even rap is disco.
Mon., Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m., 2010

 
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