A music blog filled with new discoveries, edits, mash-ups and general musical inspirations by DJ Glamjack, an artist and enthusiast of dance, disco, house and left field music based in Brooklyn, NY.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Here is a wonderful song that has put me in a good mood after watching all the sad news of the world lately. Specially what's going on in Lybia. I hope this people find their freedom from dictatorship so they can enjoy their "promised land". I consider the Style Council to be the quintessential '80s group. Style Council was basically the brainchild of Paul Weller and Mick Talbot. With a wide diversity of styles, the band released some of the most memorable songs that clearly reflect and defined that fabulous yet fickle decade. "Promised Land" was actually a cover version of Joe Smooth amazing house classic. The song defined their desire to move to a more house sound at that time when they released the hard to find and last record titled Modernist: A New Decade which was never released officially and it was dropped by Polydor records causing the band to split. I have heard the album in bits and pieces all I can say is that is pure house bliss. I am diligently searching for a copy of this rare gem. In the meantime I'm enjoying and settling for this one and I must say that Drop Out Orchestra has done a brilliant work to this '80s house classic. Enjoy!