“Portugal. The Man” Are Men From Alaska
Portugal. The Man isn't a man, it's a band and they're not from Portugal. They hail from Portland Oregon by-way-of Alaska. And they have their first mainstream Top 20 hit on their hands with “Feel It Still”. While they may be new to some people, Portugal. The Man’s debut album was released in 2006 and their current album Woodstock is their eighth. When Billboard asked vocalist John Gourley why he thinks Feel It Still is their first song to crack the Hot 100 he said; “Anytime you borrow – or should I say, buy – the melody from (The Marvelettes) Please Mr. Postman, I feel like it should work. (This song) came about so naturally, just bass and a vocal. You can’t plan that stuff though, I’d like to think I could sit down and say ‘Hey guys, let’s write a hit,’ but there’s something really natural about this song and the way it came together.” It also doesn’t hurt that the song is used in a Vitaminwater ad with Aaron Paul dancing on a treadmill.
This weekend I’ll be dancin’ behind the decks when I cook up a custom HK remix on Feel It Still along with other bangers from Demi Lovato, Jonas Blue, Niall Horan, Kesha and that’s just the tip of my sonic iceberg. I can’t wait to spin some magic on brand spankin' new tracks from Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, P!nk, Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson. The musical mayhem kicks into full gear when I mashup some of your favorite throwbacks. It’s a party you don’t wanna miss and it’s all going down right here on Mix 94.9 Saturday at 10pm and Sunday at noon! Remember…if it's hot, if it's new and it makes you wanna move…you're In The Mix with HK