Saturday, August 20, 2016

let me count the ways...

I've found myself out in clubs less and less over the past year and thats meant a significant drop in the amount of new choons I actually get exposed to.  That was until I discovered how to use Spotify. The radio feature is quite incredible! Find a song or an artist you like the sound of or who will set a mood for you, click on the little dots and go to play that song/artist's radio, its been pretty spot on for me so far and has exposed me to some quality gems.  I highly recommend checking it out. I mean it helps that my phone provider gave me 2 years of free Spotify. I think at this point I would keep it, so wise move.

Anyhoo, peep these puppies. Its whats got me smiling on my way to work this past week:

Infinity Ink (feat Yasmin) - How Do I Love You (Original Mix)

Maxxi Soundsystem (feat. Name One) - Medecine (Original Mix)

FCL - It's You (Mousse T.'s Discotronic Mix)

Its been a while but here you go! get those feet moving!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Taranto to Toronto: What Kind of VooDoo do You Do?

Once upon a time (2007 in fact) a set got recorded at a club in Taranto, Italy named Clorophilia. The DJ that night, Mr. Danny Tenaglia is a firm believer that his live sets are for the pleasure of those that are there in attendance and not to be rebroadcast and when he found out someone on the club's audio team had snuck in recording gear he was livid, and launched quite a public tirade against them. Somewhere in that set, which I have,  is this track. A track, that for the past 8.5 years or so was just that track we couldn't find. That is until Miss Honey Dijon, the Queen herself of condiment inspired house music dropped it in front of my very ears at CODA in Toronto, Canada last Friday night. I almost couldn't believe it was showing up in my SoundHound app.

And how lucky am I? The man who crafted this very track is coming to Toronto on April 8th. BooYa! She takes a little bit to get going, but i love it so deal with it.

this one reminds me of England for some reason, and it has nothing to do with its title. That deep wobbly bass line reminds me of something that could've been cooked up in Fila Brazilia's studio so maybe thats it. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wednesday Night in The Ghetto

I love when I'm browsing around the internet looking for some new music and I come across something I should have had in my collection 10-15 years ago but it evaded me. I recognized the track from having heard it somewhere over the years but most likely before Shazam so just one of those ones that slipped away never to be heard from again. And how fortuitous it should be rediscovered on of all things, a Wednesday Night.

If you've seen The Hunger Games this will ring some big bells. Steve Lawler dropped this a few weeks back on my birthday to many surprised cheeky grins across the dance floor.

I just stumbled upon this producer last week. If you, like me, love some chilled jazz-funk-soul with a little extra kick behind it... check him out! Akshin is from Azerbaijan and has a pretty dope repertoire of all kinds of funky things. I adore Marlena Shaw so this stood out to me right away. My other favourite I've found so far was Southern Man (available on iTunes). 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Slow Porn

It took me a month of patiently waiting for what I thought was the "Soldier" release date, only to find out the track ID I had from Shazam was wrong and I could've had it sooner... CURSES! I've been playing this puppy on repeat for quite a while. The cinematic sounds remind me of something that you could've heard in "Drive" or "The Knick" (interestingly enough both of which were scored by possibly my favourite modern film score composer, Cliff Martinez). That slow-burning, haunting 90s synth and the dark hypnotic vocals.  It sounds like it could also have come off a Matthew Dear album, so thats some pretty high praise from me, hope y'all enjoy it too. I highly recommend jacking your bass up for this...)

Yosoy - Soldier (Slow Porn Version)

This second post is a classic thats been covered and then touched up by Betoko. Props to my Uber driver last week for playing this on my ride downtown.

Betoko vs Gemma Hayes - Wicked Game

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Derpin Grammar

Doing anything on this godforsaken computer takes for fucking ever. I seriously hope to have a shiny new beast to do blogposts on in a speedy fashion sooner rather than later.

Bambook - The Storm

London Grammar - Sights (Dennis Ferrer Remix)

Johnny Mikes feat. Michael B. - Darkness Everyday
Jazz and Soul updates are among my favourite things, especially if they involve Bill Withers. Every song hasn't been written (not by a long shot!) but I'm a sucker for a classic.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Anything I Want

This Alice Rose track (with remix by previous blog entry Ruede Hagelstein) is killer. For starters it sounds like its been pulled straight out of a Danny Tenaglia set, and well you really can't go wrong having that going for you already.

Next up is a new release by without a doubt, two of the biggest names in Dance music production for the past 20 years, Green Velvet & Carl Craig. It sounds like you'd expect a track produced by those two to sound. Twisted, Dark, Deep heavy bass with fucked up lyrics. A lot of what i love about Dance music right there.

Lastly, I've truly lost count of how many different covers I've heard of this song. Theres a reason for that. Arthur Russell was a huge inspiration to a lot of the people making (interesting) electronic music today, something like a Nicholas Jaar of his time only without all the fame and good looks. If you don't know his name you likely know his music produced under various aliases including Dinosaur and Loose Joints. Anyhoo, I came across this remixed cover of This Is How We Walk On The Moon and since the original version is one of both mine and my husband's favourite songs, I thought they both ought to be included here.

It seems like summer was just starting and I really don't know where the time went. But onward we go.

keep those happy feet moving!

Alice Rose - Servant (Ruede Hagelstein Remix)

Green Velvet & Carl Craig - Rosalie (Original Mix)

Jose Gonzales - This Is How We Walk On The Moon (Isaac Tichauer Remix)

Arthur Russell - This Is How We Walk On The Moon

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I don't like Acid

Finally getting around to some much needed shazam sorting and found a few lovely things to share with you all. First up, the ever amazing Late Nite Tuff Guy.  Giving an old 10cc track a treatment that only he could deliver.. super super funky. All four tracks are pretty different, Kollektiv Turmstrasse are one of my favourite minimal producers, some light funky tunes remixed by Dave Allison of Montreal and rounding things out a little language lesson courtesy Diamond Dealer. Happy Dancing!

Happy dancing y'all! 

If you're in Toronto.. check out BreakfastClub Hell, check it out even if you aren't. A Yoga, Pre-work, Danceparty happening monthly here in Toronto. The next one is August 26th and I challenge you to find a more energizing way to start your day :)