David Vendetta Featuring Akram – Unidos Para La Musica
Not something I thought would mix well, but does so with surprising emotion. Haunting Arabic vocals over a deep electronica groove – who knew… The vocals carry so much pain and love they seep through the track.
The track starts off sounding rather Depeche Mode-ish, then vocals start wailing which sounds like Andy Bell (erasure fame), and then quickly turns into more of a Dead Can Dance Vibe. All the while propelling the dance rhythm further and further.
Downtempo trip hop esque track with a haunting bass line. The bass line itself sounds like it would fit nicely in a Gorillaz track. I love the vocals on this track sung by Kathrin deBoer.
Belleruche – Northen Girls
taken from: BELLERUCHE : Four Songs EP
Shout Out Louds – Tonight I Have To Leave It
Yes, How I miss the days of mascara and puffy sneakers… if this track doesn’t take you back to the early 80’s Cure nothin’ will. This track reminds me alot of the Cure’s “In Between Days”
Album: Our Ill Wills
Artist: Shout Out Louds
Sebastien Leger & Chris Lake – Aqualight
Here’s a track that will get everyone to the dance floor. This electro/house number is courtesy of Sebastien Leger & Chris Lake, called “Aqualight”. Has great builds and a lead hook to die for. Arpeggiated synth rides along top creating a cool harmony and a swankier groove. This track was taken from thier EP named, “MISTAKES EP”.
Ok, so my guilty pleasure of the year is the tv show, “So You Think You Can Dance”.
For those of you that missed this gem of reality tv, it’s a dance show and competition similar to the premise of American Idol. Anyway, aside from being a fun and addicting show every once in a while I’ll hear a track they use for a dance routine that just blows me away. The Presets – Are You The One is such a track. This electro/rock tune by the Australian Presets has a very sleazy feel (think soft cell esque meets LCD Soundsystems) and hand claps… I just love me some Hand Claps…
so here it is: The Presets – Are You The One