Splash-tas­tic sound­track

Gor­don is a busy wo­man.

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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

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