Houston-based SUGAR JOIKO delivers powerhouse vocals, stepping up to the mic to make an impact on her candy-coated synth-powered dance-pop songs. Not only does she push the envelope vocally, she never falls flat. “Motionless” is an everlasting love tribute that goes for emotional choruses. Then she gets both sexy and dismissive (and shows off nice trills) on “Keep On Dancing,” informing a nagging dance floor douche that she’s not buying his bullsh*t. Sweetened with steel drums, “Just Dance” is (you guessed it) about total escape and uninhibited freedom. However, bright and shiny production and a strong voice are not quite enough to make these songs above average. Keep working.