I’ve heard complaints from a few of my friends on how Pandora always plays old music, but that isn’t a bad thing. If it wasn’t for my TEED Pandora station, I would have never discovered Stromae’s 2010 hit single, “Peace or Violence.”
Stromae is an artist I’m not familiar with, but I must say I’m loving what I’m hearing from this Belgian singer/songwriter. “Peace Or Violence” is a catchy electronic tune that I can’t get enough of, but that isn’t the only track you should check out.
His new music video, “Papaoutai” came out recently and it’s quite avant-garde. The video is totally worth watching. I don’t understand the language, but I love the artistic direction that went into making this video.
Watch both of the videos now and fall in love with Stromae.
House music is my life. My religion. My devotion. House is my savior. My belief. My hunger. House is my passion. My love. My faith. My vocation. My calling. House is my dawn…my day, my night…House is my everything - Miguel Alcobia – “House is My Everything”
The lyrics above are a description of house that I couldn’t have said better myself. House truly is a lifestyle, a passion, a love, a faith, and a devotion in my life; house is my life.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not grooving to the sounds of house, networking with DJs, and promoting the goodness, the peace, the love, and the awesomesauce of house music. So stumbling upon this track, thanks to Mr. Groove sending it to me, I’m happy to say it’s a track that could easily become a deep-tech house music anthem.
Check out this new release from Miguel Alcobia, “House Is My Everything” on Pure Funk Records.
House music is my heart, but hey I love all things in the family of electronic dance music and I can get down with dubstep and drum & bass (so addicting!) So when Keeping The Faith (Ian Halsall) sent me links to some of his latest tracks, I was totally digging what I heard.
Even though I’m a house music junkie for life and that’s my heart, I love all types of music (especially EDM.) So don’t ever be afraid to submit your music to me. I try my best to share good music.
Word to the wise: you can never go wrong with some dubstep, drum & bass, and good old fashioned breaks. So check out some of Keeping The Faith’s music and be sure to stay in the loop via his soundcloud.
After fighting through 2 hours of traffic and maneuvering my way out of 495′s rush hour nightmare, I’m finally well-feed (big salad for dinner,) relaxed and able to blog before heading to bed. There are many things I’d love to post at this moment, but I’ll have to take care of that in the morning. So shall we finish the night off with some rare Gomma classics remixed by Jacques Renalt? Yes, we shall.
Brooklyn-based DJ/Producer Jacques Renalt has released a delicious 60-minute mix for Gomma Records, a Germany-based label who’s Moullinex, Mercury, and a handful of artists that produce house and other variants of EDM.
The mix, 100% Gomma, takes some of the rare 12 inch tracks and gives them a fresh new facelift. Jacques Renalt surely knows what he’s doing and this mix is a smooth, boogie-infused ride.
1) Leroy Hanghofer – Pin (Jacques Lu Cont Remix) 2) Dimitri From Paris & Los Amigos Invisibles – Glad To Know You (Ray Mang Flying Dub) 3) Capablanca & T. Keeler – No Hay Dub 4) GBs – Lucky In Vichy 5) Severino Horse Meat Disco – Bounce 6) Daniel Avery & The Deadstock 33s – Nylon Icon 7) Headman – It Rough (Chicken Lips Remix) 8) Baldelli – Phobos 9) DJ Steef – Venusian Missing 10) The Glimmers – Awake 11) Munk – Keep My Secret (Jacques Renault Remix) 12) Mercury – Man 13) The Barking Dogs feat. Tom Trago – Your High 14) Telonius – Control 15) The Deadstock 33s – Tic Tic Toc
It has been awhile since I’ve opened up Spotify and got lost in some music. I switch back and forth between jamming to Pandora on my phone, and then if I’m not listening to Internet Radio, I’m jamming to some podcasts or music I’ve downloaded. Nevertheless, Spotify never disappoints me in my quest for new music, and today I found a beautiful track that you really ought to check out.
The track I’m absolutely loving right now is Hackman’s “Agree To Disagree.” With minimal lyrics, this track is a beautiful instrumental exploration of the essence of opposing sounds reaching a mutual plane of existence.
Now, in case you are wondering how I found this track (as well of some of the others below,) it’s all based on a station created to the sounds of Bondax’s “Gold.” So if you want to get into this groove and create, make a new radio based of “Gold” and you’ll get lost in the zone!
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.”
Give it a listen, peep the tracklist, and grab your free download!
I must say, the tracklisting is perfect. This mix is worthy of being a weekend anthem!
01. Everything Is Embarrassing (Krystal Klear Extended Remix) – Sky Ferreira
02. Take Me (Cassian Remix) – RüFüs
03. Relax Your Mind – Celsius
04. Summertime Sadness (Toyboy & Robin Remix) – Lana Del Rey
05. Nothing More To Say (Jackmaster Dub) – Sofie
06. How To Hold On To You – Clancy
07. Turn Me Out – Russ Chimes
08. Move In The Right Direction (Classixx Remix) – The Gossip
09. Higher Ground – Lancelot
10. Trusting Me (Le Crayon Remix) – Kris Menace feat. Robert Owens
11. Call Me (Jake Bullit Remix) – Chordashian