Be sure to give the track a listen, download today, and peep out the new album. Click the picture to head over to the Stanton Warriors site for purchase information.
Last year one of the biggest dance tunes to storm the electronic dance music (EDM) community was Norway-based producer Todd Terje’s infectious single, “Inspector Norse.” The song is arguably one of the best releases of 2012, and it’s a track that you can’t help but to dance to. I myself have been out dancing and a few DJs have played it; forcing me to dance like a maniac and jump up and down with a smile on my face.
“Inspector Norse” is a tune that inspires many to get up and dance to the good vibes, but apparently it was actually inspired by Marius Solem Johansen–who goes by the internet alias Inspector Norse. According to the short “documentary” by director Kristoffer Borgli, Todd Terje was inspired by this failed musician Inspector Norse and his passion for dancing and making drugs out of household chemicals. Thus, the song was born!
The short film, WHATEVEREST, was well received by audiences and was even winner of Special Jury Award at AFI Fest 2012. But after careful research, it seems that this documentary is actually more along the lines of a mockumentary. Videos of Inspector Norse making drugs on Youtube and dancing never existed prior to this movie. Terje claims that he was inspired by the hundreds of videos of Inspector Norse, but there is actually only one video…which was upload around the same time this film was in the making.
So it appears it might all be clever creativity that is the driving force behind this story and the song, but one thing we do know is that whether merely fiction, fact or a combination of both (more so along the lines of fiction,) WHATEVEREST is still a beautiful short film. The film just gives us a glimpse into the sheer brilliance of Todd Terje and his witty sense of humor. He’s not just an amazing producer, but a creative guy with a vivid imagination of a guy named Inspector Norse who loves to dance. Do I approve? Yes, this gets my seal of approval. Great song, excellent film!
Watch the music video, which features clips from WHATEVEREST and then be sure to check out the full 15 minute “documentary.”
deadmau5 and Imogen Heap aren’t two artists that you’d imagine teaming up on a track. Why? Well mainly because Imogen Heap, whom I’ve loved for years, has this whimsical haunting voice that tends to be paired with pianos, harps, and light electronic synths. Whereas deadmau5 is known for hard hitting dance hits. Yet, the two have teamed up for a new collaboration called “Telemiscommunications” and it’s quite lovely.
The track doesn’t have the hard hitting synths and repetition you’d expect from a track associated with deadmau5, but he proves that his production is quite versatile and he can create light-romantic tracks that move the soul. And as usual, the vocals of Imogen Heap are flawless. Light, airy, and slightly haunting the way they should be.
Accompanying this beautiful tune is an animated video that goes along with the lyrics and the overall vibes. It’s the type of video and song you’d listen to on a rainy day. It’s my type of song.
It’s been a few days since I’ve actually been able to enjoy some new music, sit down, and share it with you on this blog. I literally just drove all the way across country; Los Angeles to Baltimore, Maryland….and now I’m on this journey of self discovery, trying to make my dreams as a writer come true and moving to New York (or staying here in DC and making life epic). Hey, I just graduated college, so I have the right to be a nomad and figure life out!
Everything I mentioned above probably deserves another post, but I can say I’m happy to be back on the East Coast and I’m anxious to go dancing! Speaking of dancing, French Horn Rebellion’s single “Girls” is such a great track to dance to, but the Chicago-based production from Rogue Vogue is truly one for the voguers.
Honey, if you love to vogue, shake your butt, and vogue some more, then you’ll love this track! The cover photo is so 80s, and the chords truly reminds me of an 80s jam. But you know what? It’s fabulous! So honey, you bettah work!!!!
There is nothing I hate worse than a cold night, and these past few weeks these cold Los Angeles nights have been pissing me off! But my friends in New York City tell me it’s been crazy cold there and apparently Brooklyn duo, Chordashian, must be feeling that cold, considering they just dropped their new single “Cold Nights.”
Using samples of Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness,” Chordashian’s new single is an upbeat pop-ish electro track that you can dance your heart out to. It’s a great remedy for those cold nights; get up, dance, and get all sweaty! Or you can just call up a friend and snuggle all night long.
Warm up ya life, warm up ya night…we all need those “Cold Nights.”
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I didn’t finally go to sleep till 3am this morning, mainly because I was watching music videos, blogging, and hanging out with my brother and a friend. But in the midst of writing and laughing, I actually saw a video that I actually liked. Most of the videos out today don’t tell a story (like the way Michael Jackson’s videos did), but there are still some videos that at least catch my eye with amazing graphics.
One of those videos that really caught my eye last night was Zedd’s official music video for the hit single, “Clarity.” The video is beautifully filmed and edited, with amazing special effects and this battle of two people who can’t seem to get their love to connect…they need some “clarity.”
Watch the video below. It’s a nice dance track!