Gordon is a busy woman.
She’s been playing the international catch-up game since her breakthrough song, Dirty Talk, rocketed to the top of the Australian charts a year ago. The song was a club hit back home in the US and Gordon was as shocked as anyone when commercial pop radio started flogging it and little girls sang along. Oops. That was then. Now, she is criss-crossing the globe as each single or club mix starts to buzz and hitting studios in the US and Europe as an in-demand co-writer and guest vocalist. The hitmaker, who penned charting tunes for Mary J. Blige and Jennifer Lopez, worked with leading dance producers from across the world to launch her solo career, including man-of-the moment David Guetta. While she released her debut record, With the Music I Die, in Australia several months ago, she is recording new songs for the US version, due out next year. Gordon arrives on the Coast this week to join Sneaky Sound System for Jupiters Hotel & Casino’s latest Glisten Pool Party after performing at Luna Park’s Harbour Party in Sydney on New Year’s Eve. ‘‘I don’t get the night off for any holiday,’’ she says. ‘‘I would rather be working than doing anything else because then I am the centre of the party and you get to feel everybody’s joy.’’ Gordon is still deciding whether her loyal Australian fans will be the first to hear some of the new songs she has been working on. But there will be covers. ‘‘I love making it exciting, finding something fun, upbeat, classic that everyone in the audience knows – something like Madonna’s Holiday or Spice Girls’ Wannabe,’’ she says. ‘‘I was about nine or 10 when the Spice Girls hit and it was a whole movement. I even got the bubblegum.’’
Wynter Gordon, Sneaky Sound System and DJS Andy Murphy, Emily Scott and Stew Cook play the Glisten Pool Party, at Jupiters Hotel and Casino, on Saturday from noon.
Wynter Gordon (above) and Sneaky Sound System (below) play a double-bill Glisten Pool Party at Jupiters on Saturday