Monday, January 13, 2020

Heaven



Kicking off the new year with this one! Hands down of of the best dance songs of 2019. Getting my Body & Soul on!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Bid Decade Goodbye


Last one of the year or shall I say the Decade! oh the 2010's brought so much ups and downs. We need to start thinking more 21st century! That's my hope. This past year was very special personally!Woke more and found love!  So I leave you with this rework of "Jump & Prance" by Dreamhouse, the Dream remix. Enjoy and here's to a better new decade! May the 2020's soar!




and here the longer version segueing into Inner City's "Big Fun". Classic house/Detroit Techno that still sounds great.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Tina Turner Chants

Illustration by Jack Rivas

I have been thinking about Buddhist chanting lately and how it's able to transcend language evoke  and sound. I outtakes from a Tina Turner's interview with Larry King on the subject within the context of sound, language and rhythm.  Three mixes here for your full pleasure.  A couple of them using a slowed down edit of Charangit Singh's "Raga Biaragi" with some added harps and  the other one using Deep'a & Biri's "Hine Gama" mixed with Pet Shop Boys "London". Enjoy



Friday, November 22, 2019

To Everyone


Here is another from my beloved Pet Shop Boys. "Love Comes Quickly" to everyone, everyone.... Always an inspiration and so excited for their upcoming release of Hotspot in 2020. So far it sounds like they are returning to form with new fresh ideas and complex lyrics which have always added to their appeal when they no longer are trying to satisfy their "lasers and overtly produced post electro sound base" which is not necessarily bad but nice to know they are tapping complexity and simplicity at the same time. Neal never sounded better and clear! So here is me remixing their classic "Love Comes Quickly" yet again! This one is more suggested and streamlined with some insane harps and string for added drama! Love Comes Quickly "To Everyone" Enjoy

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

RIP Jackie Moore










Devastated with the news of this wonderful woman with such an amazing voice. Ms. Jackie Moore. Your disco legacy will live on!


Monday, November 4, 2019

La Llorona





Photo: Titina Leal

Melancholy is my refuge at times. Remembering my grandmother Titina Leal. She was a grand Dame of poetry. (La Gran Dama de Poesia) During the '40s and '50s, she would shake the house down while reciting Pablo Neruda's poems with such passion on several of South American stages. She was actually  one of Neruda's muse.  She was also an actress and appears in a 1953 Mexican/Guatemalan film titled "Cuando Vuelvas A Mi" (When You Return to Me). I never got to meet her as she died of complications from leukemia the young age of 34. I do feel her presence sometimes.
So in lieu of Dia De Los Muertos,  I felt inclined to remix this beautiful version of La Llorona which I'm not sure yet how it's connected to my late grandmother but I just discovered by this version sung by this youngster with a powerful voice named Angela Aguilar. Enjoy!