This one here was very popular during those late night night house parties during 1999. "Let Me Love You" by DJ Rasoul feat. Shanan is getting the Disco Monk treatment. Enjoy!
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019
In the spirit of remixing Pet Shop Boys most iconic songs. This one goes out to all the PetHeads. You know who you are! There is the suite version, playing around with the guitar and trumpet riffs over a steady house loop. The shorter Introspective Version it's shorter and a bit edited. The first time I heard Domino Dancing was at gay bar in Baton Rouge, LA called Opinions along with the video on a big screen sometimes around 1988. Baton Rouge was and still is a conservative town unlike New Orleans and this was the time when I was coming into my own as a gay man living under Jimmy Swaggart's hey day. His throngs of religious fanatics used to plant themselves under a tent across the street from the club with one of them on a megaphone preaching you were going to hell and to repent now! This was pre "love the sinner hate the sin" ridiculousness. I would be lying if I say this type of oppression and hate still exist. I do have to admit this it added to the excitement of going there. Anyhow, this song and the whole LP changed my life period! Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Here I am in full Disco Monk get up and serving some androgynous flamboyance to go with this new release of "Traka Laka". Disco chanting taken to another level. What is Traka Laka you might ask? It's a state of mind, getting ready to go clubbing, getting there and totally let loose no matter what you look like or how old you are. Letting yourself be transported and energy release if you will by the beats in embracing a psychotic state full of movement, a new way of jacking your body dare I say! Traka Laking! Shake it shake it shakeeee! Enjoy
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
\So Excited about my favorite synth pop duo's new release of "Dreamland" feat. Years & Years' Olly Alexander. The song has all the essentials of a Pet Shop Boys hit. Perfect timing and back in true form!They have announced a new record in 2020. Can't wait! It the midsts of such excitement I decided to rework "It Always Comes As A Surprise" a "B" side from their underrated mid '90s LP Bilingual. Enjoy!
Monday, September 23, 2019
Me dancing in 1991at a house party in Lafayette, Louisiana. Here is a track that inspired this photo. It's a moody house track edit from Tiger and Wood's "Como Bailar" where Alejandro Paz declares he's not interested in the people and what they think of him and he only think he cares is how to dance. Indeed and then talks to another dancer on how empty they both are but still it helps to care only how to dance....Enjoy!
Thursday, September 19, 2019
|Photo and styling: Jack Rivas. Model: Christian Sam|
Here is a remix where I took some parts of Aretha Franklin's "Save Me" over Rebolledo's "Canivalon" and added Pet Shop Boys "Ceremony" from The Miracle section of "The Most Incredible Thing" n score they did for a ballet in 2011. The end result has a very haunting vibe and I'm pretty pleased with the results. Enjoy!