Basement Jaxx – Nifty
Here’s the latest from Basement Jaxx, which has put me back in good graces with them. Wasn’t a big fan of the last two albums they released, but this track shows them getting back to true form. This is a house track with a rumbling bass synth and all the “classic” basement Jaxx sound.
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.
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”.
Friggin’ Iggy Pop & Peggy Lee
Nice Mash-up of Iggy Pop passenger with Peggy Lee vocals
Prince – My Name is Prince (Tepr Remix)
Here’s a recent White Label remix of “My Name is Prince (Tepr Remix)” by one half of the Abstrackt Keal Agram band, Tanguy Destable.
This is such a classic Prince track with a french house eq treatment on it and a screaming killer synth lead on top.
I love the lyrics on this track, such as:
“In the beginning
God made the Sea
But on the seventh day
He made ME”
Classic Prince all the way.