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Remix Guru Dave Audé :: Audaciously Successful

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Thursday Aug 15, 2013

There was a time, less than 20 years ago, when dance/club music was nowhere on the radio; never mind recognized at the Grammy Awards. Today, though, the format has its own category with those awards as remixed dance singles are integral to a pop song's success.

This change in the pop music dynamic can be attributed to the re-emergence of the DJ/Remixer/Producer - a music industry title popular during disco's heyday, but one that went underground after the collapse of that popular music form. One of today's leading remix artists is Grammy-nominated music producer Dave Audé.

Since 1997, Audé has produced 89 Billboard Dance/Club Chart #1 chart-toppers, his latest being Ciara's "Body Talk" dance remix which hit #1 on the chart July 27, 2013. With an average of nine number ones over the past three years, it is anticipated by the summer of 2014 Audé will have hit the top spot on Billboard's Dance/Club Chart 100 times. The key to Audé's success is that his remixes (described as strong lyrical vocal set to an infectious dance beat) fit the shorter radio format, something unheard of in the past.

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.


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