Last night pioneers of '80s post punk and electronic dance music New Order graced the Radio City Hall stage and didn't disappoint the fans. They even closed up the show with a couple of Joy Division classics. Here is a pre-concert inspired remix I did the day before of "Your Silent Face" which is one of my all time favorites from their catalogue. Enjoy!
Happy weekend! Here is a remix hot of the oven at this here music bakery. I'm paying tribute to two of my favorite Disco Queens Donna Summer and Grace Jones while pedaling some twisted turns playing around with some instruments and voice. A journey into sound while flipping the script. Hope you enjoy it!
Congratulations "Moonlight" for winning best picture! Here is a song that I remixed a while back that was actually featured in the movie. It was also featured in Pedro Almodovar's Habla Con Ella. This is a Latin American classic done by Brazilian crooner Caetano Velososo. This version is more ear friendly than the original remix I did in 2005. I also added Maya Angelou's poem I Rise over an organ. This was definitely inspired by this great movie. Enjoy!
....music is the answer to your problems....this is Celeda and Danny Tenaglia collaborating in 1998 making a end of '90s house classic. A match made in House music heaven! Here it is with a new twist! Enjoy
Today marks the 47th Anniversary of the legendary NYC Loft and the first without it's founder, the late David Mancuso. Here is one as a homage. A reworked Manu Dibango's classic "New Bell". Love Saves The Day. Happy Valentines Day and enjoy!
Congratulations Louie Vega on your Grammy nomination. It's nice to know that House music, specially Deep House still thrives and sounds very healthy to our ears. Inside and outside of our houses. It's quite a feast to have such an amazing line up of legendary house vocalist such as Jocelyn Brown, Adeva, Caron Wheeler, Kenny Bobien, Soul Clap just to name a few for this beautifully produced tracks from this legendary House music DJ/Producer. Here is a little taste. House Music Will Never Die!
This is awesome! Thank you Tim Lawrence for posting this! "Let's Go Swimming" by the great Arthur Russell and mixed with love by Walter Gibbons from 1986. Indeed this was one the most interesting of dance songs ever made. This sounds so fresh still! Enjoy
Forever the optimistic. Here is a classic acid house take on the original classic Sterling Void and Pet Shop Boys "It's Alright". This acidic version of such anthem from the DJ International mixes appeals to the healing and positive powers of music yet it feels at times claustrophobic and filled with trepidation which seems poignant at this times we are live in!
Here is a Hip Hop dance classic by Eric B & Rakim featuring the late amazing Ofra Haza to get you geared up for MLK Weekend. This was huge in the clubs during the early '90s. It was hard to resist! Enjoy!
Better late than never! Yes, it has been a while. Holiday travels has kept me from giving this some love. It's hard to start the New Year and not miss all the incredible people in music we lost in 2016! Then George Michael joins the pantheon of music geniuses. So sad! This amazing songwriter, musician and pop icon left us so many incredible songs about love, heartbreak, raw emotion, passion, sex, spiritually and a healthy dose of kindness for our world. Listen Without Prejudice is by far one of the best albums of the '90s. His ballads alone are so brilliant with that gorgeous, unique, soulful white boy voice that became a soundtrack for so many of us! His covers were nothing short of brilliant! And lastly his amazing dance tunes that graced and shook every dance floors starting with the Wham! 1983 debut Fantastic (the entire album is pure dance silly abandon), then their heart pounding pleading "Everything She Wants" from Make It Big (a classic house song in my book) to the amazing solo work of "I Want Your Sex" (the break was pure bliss to dance to), "Monkey" (...another unforgettable break) and then "Too Funky" and "Freedom '91" (both voguing anthems in my book), "Waiting for the Day" (A warm late night dance floor closer in my book) then the fabulously chic forget me nots "Fast Love" (...this one was pure runway darling) then the frantic coming out "so what" post Disco "Outside" to the great "Flawless" (....a remake of The Ones's 00's dance floor anthem). I'm sure there are some other great ones that I didn't mention yet they all made the dance floors unforgettable.
...and so that is how we close 2016! The year of many losses specifically when we loss so many music greats! They left a big dent in Dance Music! So, here is to a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!