Perhaps one of the most iconic record labels for electronic music and well, music with a definitive kick drum, DFA Records is a tight-knit family of artists and visionaries that don’t really need an introduction. From LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, The Juan MacLean, Nancy Whang, Holy Ghost!, YACHT, and so many more, DFA Records has a reputation for making music that is perfect for essentially anyone, but especially White hipsters. Hey, just being honest, DFA caters to that audience and they even admit it in their short film.
Teaming up with Red Bull Music Academy, a creative NYC-based production team, DFA records sat down for a short film that explores the craze and allure of DFA and how it’s become an indie sensation that gets the kids to dance. Featuring interviews of everyone aforementioned, the short film takes a look at their in-house production, marketing, promotion, and everything it takes to do all things DFA.
Titled, Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic: 12 Years of DFA, this short film is available online for you to watch and enjoy. Immerse yourself in the culture of DFA.
Out of all the DJs I’ve seen spin live, Dennis Ferrer was the best experience, followed by runner up The Juan Maclean. That night at U Street Music Hall a year ago was amazing! The Juan Maclean spinned some great tech house, hints of disco, and some deep grooves that had me sweatin’ all night long.
Well, now The Juan Maclean is back with a spankin’ brand new single features the vocals of Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem.) Simply titled, “You Are My Destiny,” this tech house tune is a great new release that reminds me why I love The Juan Maclean. Good stuff!
I just love the pulsating gritty bass of deep house infused with a raw edgy hip-hop vibe, except without out the commercialized lyrics and lame idioms. Harsh? Yeah, but y’all know I don’t really vibe with the hip-hop of today, unless it’s real original, has a classic vibe, or is grime. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like hip-hop and the atmosphere, but I prefer it infused with house. So basically, I love Gangsta House.
I had never heard of G House until this summer in DC when I saw The Juan Maclean live and he played this amazing track by the French duo, Amine Edge & Dance. The song I heard was called “Going to Heaven with the Goodies Goodies” and it’s such a dope song that will put you on game with Gangsta House.
Since following in love with that sub-genre of house over the summer, I’ve been following Amine Edge & Dance, which are basically two guys from France; Amine Edge was strictly House, Dance was strictly hip-hop. So the two came together and became the gurus of Gangsta House in the French scene, and now they pump out dope mixes and original tracks. So badass!
Now I’ll admit I went crazy on the dancefloor when I heard “Going To Heaven with the Goodie Goodies,” but Amine Edge & Dance’s mix @ Exploited Label Party in Wilde Renate in Berlin has given me an eargasm! It’s so eargasmic, gangsta, sexy, raw, and deep…just how I like it. Oh, and it’s a free download, so I’ve had the pleasure of listening to it twice so far. Should I listen to it again? Hmmm, hell yeah! It’s worth multiple eargasms.
And here is the other set that starts off with the track I loved from above.It’s got nasty lyrics, sex appeal, and a slow morphing bass. It’s good, real good.
As usual, I had a blast Friday night at Red Fridays @ U Street Music Hall in Washington, D.C. Every Friday a various DJ(s) spins a nice dosage of house, and last night The Juan Maclean killed it on the decks. He played a variety of deep, tech, and a little soulful house.
Out of all the songs he played, one song made me jump up in down and tell my friends “OMG, I just downloaded this song earlier in the day.” The song I’m talking about is Amine Edge, Dance’s “Going to Heaven with the Goodie Goodies.” I had heard it on a mix I was listening to earlier that day, and I couldn’t help but to listen to it over and over again. So when The Juan Maclean played it during his set, I basically went crazy.
It’s such a dope song! Everything about that song screams dope perfection, and it’s even more amazing dancing to it while the bass is blasting from one of the best sound systems in D.C. (U Street Music Hall has an insane sound system.)
It’s one thing to listen to a song on my computer and iPod dock, but hearing it live and feeling the music move your body is such an awesome experience. Man, I love house!