Sunday, October 29, 2017

Moldova - Hey Mamma - Sunstroke Project

3 - 374 pts /2 - 291 pts in semi 1
Sunstroke Project won the Moldovan final with the song Hey Mamma.
Hey Mamma is written by the band themselves with Alina Galetskaya.

At Eurovision the Sunstroke boys delivered and gave the country their best ever result, improving by three places on their 2005 granny friendly debut entry Boonika Bate Toba which ended 6th.

Listen to the studio version here at Ragoza music's Youtube.
The song was been released on iTunes and other digital sources, along with a karaoke version. (see versions below)

May 22 sees another digital release now including a new version: The Anthony Waldhorn remix
Spotify is limited though, but you can listen at Anthony Waldhorns Soundcloud.
August sees the release of four remixes (two mixes each in two versions). They are released through JE/Just Entertainment in Italy and three of them are available through Columbia in Germany. Spotify releases only in limited territories.
JE has a Youtube that features all versions (here). See versions list below.

A promo CD is issued. It features 10 tracks including the Eurovision songs from 2017 and 2010.
Full tracklist below.

Digital release image
Sunstroke Project are:
Anton Ragoza - Violinist, composer
Sergey Stepanov - Epic Sax Guy
Sergey Ialovitsky – Vocal

Sunstroke Project with singer Olia Tira graced the Eurovision stage in 2010 with Run Away which made it to the final in Oslo and ended 22nd.
The Sax player caused a bit of a self-fullfilled internet hype as Epic Sax Guy and he kept the title ever since.

The 2010 page on Sunstroke Project with Olia Tira has been updated with the latest info, corrected links and all that. Please take a look at the Run Away versions and releases.

Remix DRI
Hey Mamma - radio edit/Eurovision edit
- Kyiv 2CD
Hey Mamma - Anthony Waldhorn remix edit
- digital release
Hey Mamma - Anthony Waldhorn remix extended
- digital release
Hey Mamma - Cerruti Re-Touch (Radio edit)
- digital release
Hey Mamma - Cerruti Re-Touch
- digital release
It appears some of the the remixes are only available in limited territories. But you can listen through JE's Youtube.
Hey Mamma - karaoke version (single track release)
- both digital releases
Hey Mamma - karaoke version (= instrumental)
- digital release (official karaoke album)

A coverversion in Afrikaans was released by South African singer Karin Bekker.
Find out more here at Eurocovers.

Sweden top 100: 20, 18, 33, 24, 30, 36, 39, 48, 64, 90, 99
Netherlands top 100: 70, -
Switzerland top 100: 55, -
France top 200: 56, -
Austria top 75: 27, -
Spain top 50: 34, -
Belgium top 50 (FL): 49, -

You can listen to all the songs from the Moldovan selection  here at TRM (new link)

2016 re-issue Run Away (digital)
O Melodie Pentru Europa
Sunstroke Projects Moldovan national selection entries:
2009 - No Crime (3rd)
2010 - Run Away (with Olia Tira, winner, 22nd in ESC)
2010 - Believe (didn’t proceed to semi)
2012 - Superman (with Olia Tira, didn’t proceed to semi)
2015 - Lonely (semi final, withdrawn)
2015 - Day after day (3rd)

Links and sources:
Sunstroke Project:Website, Facebook
Sunstroke Project at BeaRecords.
TRM Eurovision page
Sunstroke Project at the Oslo Collection
Moldova's Eurovision efforts: 20162015 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

Hey Mamma! Tracklist
1. Hey Mamma (Eurovision 2017)
2. Epic Sax (from the EP Don't Touch The Classics Vol.1.)
3. Day after day (2015 preselection)
4. Amor (2014 single)
5. Walking in the rain (2011 single)
6. Lonely (2015 preselection)
7. Not giving it up (2015 single)
8. Run away (Eurovision 2010)
9. Мария Хуана (Russian version of Maria Juana, 2016 single)
10. Home (2016 single)

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