It’s been a little while since I posted but tonight I’m determined to post something. I get into “funks” every now and again so my creative outlets loose steam at times (ie: photography and blogging about music) BUT, I then have to look to music and photography as inspiration and begin anew. Thus the theme on this post, “Begin Anew”.
And what delighted music do my ears hear upon going over to one of my favorite websites: www.hypem.com but a wonderful song called “Eyes Wide Open” by Gotye. From Wikipedia findings, seems he has had 2 hits down under, “Eyes Wide Open” and a song called “Leanalilgivinanlovin” which is another bright musical gem. I would say from these 2 songs that Gotye is infectious and fun!
Here are the 2 songs via YouTube:
The video for “Eyes Wide Open” is pretty amazing!
And the video for “Leanalilgivinanlovin” is fun and animated too!
I would say this music has fit the past week’s weather in SF and gives hope to my friends and family in the Midwest and East coast that the sun will shine again!
And I also want to plug my friend Richard aka “Disco Pup” has he has added some great music which he dubs “Nu Disco“! Here is the link to his podcast, the current one titled “Aumentare”. I am also posting the release statement he sent me via Facebook describing the songs he has included in the podcast. Enjoy!!
Danceteria by Disco Pup:
As previously noted, I had intended to do an unabashedly disco mix featuring reboots of some classics, plus explore a genre that is being called Nu Disco. Then Sharam released “Fun”, and I knew I had to do something else. So, this became the 20th episode in the Burning Man Trilogy.
Take Me Over (Mylo Remix) – Cut Copy
Thanks to the boys at DOPE and Ben Holder for alerting me to new music from Cut Copy. This is the first single off the new album, Mylo giving the track an electro spin.
Complete – Code Talkers
Niko Its A Bad Dream (Sean Palm and Matt Xavier Gravity Pimps Remix) – One Of Them
These two are arguably examples of minimal, a genre I’ve rarely featured. It’s almost chill-out, but good beats and bass keep them from nodding off. After the mix was done, I actually had to go back and write down the times of the transition, as I couldn’t tell.
Come Home (Sasha Remix) – Yousef
This opens the new Global Underground mix from Dave Seaman.
Dog Tag (Sébastien Léger Rmx) – Format:B
One of two tracks brought to my attention by dj spaceotter, who wrote “I love the slinky bassline, the stereo panning effects, and the great build.”
Brainstorm – Re-Zone
From a George Acosta compilation, this hints at the progressive and trancey beats to come.
Fun (Funhouse Mix) – Sharam featuring Anousheh Khalili
And here, 35 minutes in, we have the reason this set exists. It starts out wonderfully typically Sharam, great drum loop, deep bass, perky synths… then it stops, cold. And when I first heard it, I thought there was a glitch in the file itself. Then Anousheh begins to sing, and the song rebuilds itself around her. And sets you up for the rest of the set.
Thrive (EDX’s Fe5tival Mix) – EDX
The other track dj spaceotter alerted me to: “This is the kind of epic progressive/trance that reminds me of earlier, more optimistic times in electronic music–the ennobling, joyous nature of progressive & trance in the late 90s. Nice synth triplet chord progression over a sustained choral note.”
Die For Love (Original Vocal Mix) – Klingenberg and Dave Darell
The mix is called “Original Vocal”, but something tells me there’s a version with actual verses somewhere.
Belfunk (Original Mix) – Sasha
I’m going to pick up pretty much anything Sasha puts out. He is easily one of the most original dance music producers out there, stretching genres and challenging listeners.
The Far Side (Original Mix) – Soundprank
Beautiful – George Acosta featuring Fisher
A couple of fun proggy/trancey tracks that continue to ramp up the energy.
9 PM – (Dj J3H 2011 Remix) – ATB
A nice little reboot of the classic ATB track. Reminds me of sweating my ass off at the Factory.
Ready (Maarten De Jong Dub Mix) – Giuseppe Ottaviani, Walsh and McAuley featuring Emma Lock
Ottaviani is a protege of Paul van Dyk and this Dub Mix featured more vocals than any of the other dubs. I found the full on vocal to be a bit much, but it may appear on the next Alternative.
Hand (Next DJ mashup of JvD mix) – Jorn van Deynhoven and Temple One vs El
From the mix name to the list of artists, I have to believe that this is a combo of two or more tracks. If anyone knows what the originals are, let me know.
Be.Angeled (Paul Van Dyk Club Mix) – Jam and Spoon featuring Rea
From 2001! I know! Be.Angeled is a German film that follows a group of young people as they attend Berlin’s Love Festival. The vocalist Rea would go on to sing for Paul van Dyk on his “Reflections” album.
Many thanks to DJs Pete Savas, Matt Consola and spaceotter. And thanks to Randy Moore who continues to push and promote.
The first Danceteria of 2011 features an exploration of progressive, tech house and minimal tracks. But true to the cover art, the set takes a sharp turn about 35 minutes in with a brand new track by Sharam. After that, it’s nearly non-stop switch-backs and rabbit hops until the very trancey last 20 minutes.
- Paul van Dyk: 2011 North American Dates (jambase.com)