This week thus far has been great. I’ve written a lot of articles, found amazing videos, caught up with an old friend, played hours of MW3, and listened to some good music. It’s been nice just to enjoy my time off from school and zone out. Nothing to worry about, no stress, no late night cramming. Just me,myself, and good music!
I’ve listened to some amazing songs this week, but the best songs I’ve heard I will say are from French Express. If you haven’t heard of French Express, then you should check them out. It’s an indie dance record label that is home to some unique artists that produce some tracks that bring a new sound to dance music. It’s not club-hype music, but more so a fusion of electro-pop, nu-wave, house, & dance.
The label has recently released their 10th release, and in celebration they have decided to release Perseus’ Russian Girlfriends EP for free download on soundcloud. On the EP we are granted with three tracks, “Cool Runnings,” “Running Back to You,” and “Russian Girlfriends.” Each track has it’s own unique vibe, but the song “Russian Girlfriends” actually sounds like it was sampled from Spandau Ballet’s classic song “True.“ That happens to be one of my favorite tracks, so the apparent resemblance is a good thing. Like I said, I’m not quite sure if it’s sampled but the vocals do sound like Spandau Ballet.
The new EP from Perseus is quite a nice holiday delight, but Nero has also provided us with a nice track. “Reaching Out” is off their latest album Welcome Reality (the only dance album to hit #1 in the UK this year.) The London dubstep duo has been making major moves in the dance industry, but by far the best track off their album is “Reaching Out.” The original track is a nice dubstep song that actually features Daryl Hall (you know, from Hall & Oats.) I absolutely love the dubstep version of the song, but the remix by Booka Shade is awesomesauce. I’m a huge fan of Booka Shade, so they can do no wrong in my eyes. A lot of remixes are out there for this track, but Booka Shade’s remix is hands down the one I’m loving right now.
Nero & Perseus have both delivered some hot new dance releases, so it was hard to decide which one to post. Check out the music below and be sure to go download your free copy of Russian Girlfriends from soundcloud. Click here to download.
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