Love electronic dance music? Can’t make it to Miami for this year’s annual Ultra Music Festival? Then fret not, because for one night only you can see Can U Feel It: The UMF Experience in a theatre near you. That’s right kids, you don’t have to be left out!
Usually I’m super upset because I still have never been to Miami for a music festival, especially EDM, but this year I can at least enjoy the documentary that premieres on March 22 in select theatres. The documentary is a film by Final Kid and it offers an inside look at the Ultra Music Festival experience. From the crazy fans, hot girls, hot guys, DJs, producers, and some of the best EDM in the world (well, I heard going to Ibiza for festivals is amazing too.)
But at any rate, this film is going to be really coool and it’s only showing for one night. And guess what, I got my ticket basically for free. Well not free, but $1.75. I needed business cards anyways, so I bought business cards as promotion via Fandago and only had to pay $1.75 for my ticket. Pretty sweet!
So if you love electronic dance music, then be sure to check the list of select movie theatres that will be showing Can U Feel It: The UMF Experience. I’m super excited to watch this documentary and see Tiesto, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Boys Noize, and so many more discussing the electronic dance music scene. It’s going to be epic! Not as epic as probably being there live in Miami, but it’s still going to be an amazing one night experience.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
If you’re a fan of the classic house music scene, especially from Detroit, then you’ve probably heard of Delano Smith. He was one of the early mega producers/DJs in the Detroit music scene, and he created some timeless progressive & deep house tracks. A lot of his tracks have this deep vibe that just takes control over your body, but his 2005 song “A Message for the DJ” is one of my new favorite house anthems.
When I think about house and the overall description of it, songs such as “House Music” by Eddie Amador explain the essence of house. It’s a genre of music that not everyone understands, but those of who us who love it are househeads forever. Eddie Amador’s song really describes house music, but Delano Smith’s song “A Message for the DJ” ft Diamondancer truly exemplifies what happens when a DJ plays house. A true house head can tap their feet and groove to other genres, but the minute the DJ plays house something takes over us; we are transported to this spiritual zone that is dream-like, surreal, and sensual.
The song “A Message for the DJ” is how I feel when I’m at a club and they tease me with a few house samples. I often wish the DJ would just stop spinning all the commercial hits and let that deep house vibe take over. There is just something so alluring about being in a club and the DJ is having a telepathic conversation with you. If you’ve got the right DJ, the right crowd, and a handful of house lovers, then it’s bound that the DJ will begin hearing your thoughts and putting on those laidback sweet house tracks. It’s like the DJ has this house radar and can sense that someone has a fever for some good old fashioned deep house; it’s a superhero that only few Dj’s posses. But for those who don’t have that special house sense, then it’s moments like that when you need to give your message to the DJ.
I’ve came up with a few messages for the DJ, but the lyrics from Delano Smith’s “A Message for the DJ” featuring Diamondancer says more than enough. I couldn’t find the lyrics online, so I had to listen to the song over and over just to get it right. I might be missing a few words or phrases, but the most important aspects are below. Peep the track and the lyrics. To all those house heads out there, have you ever had a message for the DJ?
“Message for the dj/I’m a househead forever, at least until I die/Can’t move me without it, so don’t you ever try/ Househead forever, I need a deep house groove/ I tap my toes to that other shit, but house really makes me move/Some people need hip-hop, and R&B is okay/ but a funky laidback sweet house track takes my mind away/So here’s a message for the DJ that’s in the club tonight/Play a sexy, deep hot house track so I can move my body right/ I want to close my eyes, and I want to feel it in my bones. House puts me in the zone/ I want to elevate my mind, set my body free/ Lose the stressors of the day/Feel the energy…”
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
I love how one moment I can be off in this world filled with the soulful vibes of house, neo-soul vocals of Jill Scott, and even the melodic jazz sounds of Kirk Whalum. I can become so easily peaced out on this down-to-earth bohemian type vibe, but then moments later I can have this mega adrenaline rush and starting jumping up and down as the sounds of dance music serenade me. Now, I’m not actually jumping up and down, but I visualize a little caricature of me jumping up in down inside my head, screaming for a bunch of friends that actually like dance & house music, so we can go out to clubs and just tear it up!
The thing that sucks is all the night clubs I really want to go to our mainly 21 and up, but in April I’ll finally be legal! For now I’m just grinding away on school work, hitting the gym like crazy, and having little parties of my own inside my head. But sometimes my imagination gets overworked, so I’m forced to go ask YouTube to find me some creative music videos that are worth watching. Sometimes it takes hours of searching, but today all I had to do was log in and on the home page was a suggestion for Kaskade’s new music video “Turn It Down.” I’m a Kaskade fan, so I didn’t skip a beat. I pushed play, and fell in love.
I’m a big fan of Kaskade, but I will admit I’ve never heard of Rebecca & Fiona until today. But after a Google search and listening to some of their songs on YouTube, I will say that even though these girls suck at dancing, they have some great music! They have this chilly yet intriguing sound, and they first made their debut over a year or so ago with a hit track called “Luminary Ones.” The girls are a Swedish music duo, but they also DJ as well.
The hot new track “Turn It Down” gives Rebecca & Fiona a chance to show off their playful side, while as usual Kaskade brings forth an impeccable mixture that can have the crowds screaming “turn it up” instead of “Turn It Down.” Man, I can so just imagine what it would be like going wild and listening to this song while the strobe lights are pumping, crowds cheering, and folks are getting all sexy. I swear once I turn 21 and like graduate, I’m so finding some new friends who like to go out and listen to some good house and dance music. I’m not going to spend all my twenties staying at home on Friday nights, no sir! That’s a time to travel the world, go to art shows, dance the night away, and somewhere along the way maybe run into a hot guy with potential to be more than a friend.
But for now, it’s all about finding that good music and still being able to enjoy it even when the strobe lights are pulsating and the crowds are going crazy; you can still chill out at home and get lost in the beautiful ice skating, the quirkiness of Rebecca & Fiona, and the intoxicating beats of Kasade’s music video for “Turn It Down.”
The song is on Kaskade’s latest album Fire & Ice, so be sure to check it out!
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
Gigamesh “When You’re Dancing” [Cassian Remix]
Whenever I hear Gigamesh is coming out with a new track I get goosebumps all over my body! Every track that Gigamesh produces is bound to get me up and dancing. Well, a lot of music gets me up and dancing, but Gigamesh has a lot of tracks that have that “boogie down” vibe.
I first heard him about awhile ago while jamming to Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks (Gigamesh Remix).” He’s this producer from Minneapolis, MN and his latest track “When You’re Dancing” has been making its way throughout the podcast circuits. I’ve heard it on a few different podcasts so far and I figured I might as well go ahead and share it with you guys.
The track features Induce, and the remix by Cassian is funky! The song reminds me of a funky Chromeo beat, but a lot subtler. I feel as though I’m in the disco era and stepping out onto the dance-floor. It just makes me want to strut my stuff and tastefully flirt with some hotties tearing it up on the floor.
Yet not everyone on the dance-floor is a hottie, but there are those guys that may not be a dime but they sure know how to have a good time. I can just imagine what it would be a club like in the scene from A Night at the Roxbury. Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell were so hilarious in that movie! All they wanted to do was go to the hottest club, show off, and hopefully snag a couple of ladies. What makes that movie so funny is the fact they think they are so cool, but in actuality they are just a bunch of goofballs; but those goofballs sure livened up the club.
Every club needs a few folks like that to just pump up the crowd and add a silly vibe to the night. I can’t stand going on and trying to get my “boogie” on when everyone is so uppity and acting like it’s a fashion show. Dude, clubbing should be like Paradise Garage and Soul Train; there shouldn’t be a bunch of unspoken social rules and hating. That’s why I love house music and dance music; nobody cares what you’re doing, it’s all in the name of good-fun-music!
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com
I love music that has a great instrumental and is fueled by a little Latin flavor. There’s something so seductive about getting on the dance floor and grooving your hips, while getting coaxed by passionate instrumentals. A lot of tracks out there in the electronica/dance genre attempt to include that Latin flavor, but Ray Foxx and Lovelle know how to do it just right.
Their song “La Musica”, also known as “The Trumpeter” is one of those tracks you can’t help but to groove to. Every time I hear that song I quickly jump up and start swaying my hips. Those are the moments I wish I had a dance partner on call. I’d just pick up my phone and call up some sexy Puerto Rican papi to come wrap me in his arms and sway to sexy beat of La Musica. Ah, that’s the stuff dreams are made of!
It kind of sucks that I don’t have a handsome guy to dance to “La Musica” with (I love being single though, but a dance partner would be great!), but at least I can still enjoy the video and groove on my own. Maybe once I get settled in the next few months, I’ll take up a Latin dance class of some sort. Sounds like it would be a fun experience and I’d love to take my skills to a sexy Latin nightclub. Or at least give me some Brazillian jazz and let me just groove to the music. But that Latin class does sound like fun, I’ve got some researching to do!
LMFAO has been one of my favorite groups since they first stepped on the scene and their revival of the Melbourne shuffle is becoming a cult movement. A lot of people in America were unaware of what the Melbourne shuffle was, but thanks to LMFAO it’s becoming a mainstream phenomenon. It’s hard to resist the desire to shuffle everyday, you just can’t help it! Plus, it’s a great workout! My ringtone is the Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO and every time my Blackberry begins buzzing, my mom and I start shufflin’. It’s a great bonding moment!
Shufflin’ is so much fun and I wish I had a shufflebot. Every time I go to a club or somewhere that requires me to get pumped and act a fool, I’d have a shufflebot by my side. That costume is probably hot, so I wouldn’t want to be the one wearing it. You’ve got to admit though, wouldn’t it be cool to have a shufflebot? It would ensue so many laughs and it would turn a dull dance floor into a parade of dancing maniacs. That’s the stuff dreams are made of!
The shufflebot has become one of my favorite “mascot” characters, but I’d love to see the Green Man from Always Sunny in Philly challenge it to a dance battle. The Green Man always cracks me up. You can’t help but laugh and wonder why this man is dressed in a green man suit. What’s the purpose? I still haven’t quite figured out the purpose, because I think it’s main mission is to pump up the crowd and create laughs. If you see a Green Man at a football game or walking down the street, you’d probably go take pictures and do a little dance with him.
The two mascots are completely different but they belong together. The perfect party would consist of epic dance tunes, a shufflebot, and a designated Green Man. If more people had these random characters at their parties and night clubs, then I’d probably go out every single weekend. Life is too short to live it dull and afraid of off the wall humor. You’ve got to get out there and have a blast! I know the moment I turn 21, there is no looking back! I will probably be going to all the clubs I really like and also traveling the world checking out new hot destinations and music venues worldwide. I should make it my mission to promote the shufflebot and the Green Man suit. I won’t stop until every party has a shufflebot and a green man dancing in an epic battle of the decade. Sounds groovy, right?
P.S. I’m not high, I don’t even smoke! Haha.This post is completely random, but hey it’s what I do. I have conversations like this on a daily basis, my mind is an interesting place….
Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3. Episode 2 “Freak Show” Excerpt: The Green Man!
I haven’t been able to go to Deep Sugar for the past few months and it sucks! Living an hour away from Baltimore is messing up my monthly house music dosage. Yet, I don’t really have any other reason to go to Baltimore except for Deep Sugar; so moving closer to Bmore would be a waste of time.
I may not be able to attend Deep Sugar for awhile, but that doesn’t stop my passion for finding good house music. Even if I just dance around the house and in my room after a workout, it doesn’t matter as long as I’ve got good house. It’s not too difficult finding great house music and even dance tracks, but I’m finding that some of the best music comes from the top Italian DJs and producers.
A few months I go I was on Ultra Records YouTube and ran across this awesome song called “I Got You.” I couldn’t remember who it was by for the life of me! All I could remember was some Black guy with these amazing vocals and hot girls dancing around. I just couldn’t recall the name of the artist. But the great thing about working out for an hour and pumping Aol Radio Baltimore Mix 2 channel, is the fact they happen to play the latest in dance and house music. I heard the song “I Got You” and finally made a mental note and a physical note of who sings the song.
The song “I Got You” is this awesome house track by top Italian DJ & Producer Cristian Marchi. The vocals were provided by Max C, a insanely talented vocalist. He has this ability to hop on the track with his old school swag and tear it up! Yesterday evening I finished my workout and grabbed the Ipod dock. I hopped in the shower and put “I Got You” on blast, followed by David Guetta and Afro Jack’s “Louder.” I got so lost in the music and literally had my own little dance party in the shower. Random, I know right? When you hear good music and get a song stuck in your head, it’s extremely difficult to remain still. Even if you could almost slip, fall, and break your neck. Then I’d have to scream for my mom and she rush up stair and ask what would happen. I’d simply say, “Blame it on the House Music.”
Max C and Cristian Marchi are quickly becoming household names on my mental Rolodex of house. Cristian Marchi’s musically isn’t neccesarily that soulful house music. It falls into the category of house with that dance/electronica sound, but Max C’s vocals clearly resonate as house. Peep the video for “I Got You” and two other tracks that feature Max C. The videos of course feature the typical hot chicks dancing to music and are overly sexual. Yet most music videos from overseas, especially in Europe, happen to showcase a lot of sexual freedom.
Whatever the case may be, the songs are hot and for guys the women in the video are sure to perk your interest. Haha, men…gotta love em though!
Don’t sleep on Max C and the oh so talented (and sexy) Italian DJ & Producer Cristian Marchi.
Now this is house music! I have fallen in love with this song. Max C’s vocals clearly shine on this song and it makes you want to get lost for hours in the soulful house vibe.
Oh my gosh, it’s raining women! Hahaha totally hot track though. More on the dance side, but still got to give Max C props for his house vocals and this old school dance he does on the break.