Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Some New Music is Making me REALLY happy

I sense that a possible (sonic) renaissance is on the horizon in today's pop culture.  It was like we were stuck with this monotonous 'techno thing' for a while but some of the latest releases that I've heard seem to have a little edge and a good dose of 'freshness'.

Pharrell seems to be back in the vocabulary with his collaboration with Daft Punk (get lucky) and also with Robin Thicke and TI (blurred lines). Both of these track have that sweet savory soul that just lights up any room with good energy.

 I'm also in love with the Great Gatsby soundtrack. A duet with Beyonce and Andre 3000 on an Amy Winehouse cover is like 'pornography' to my ears. Not to mention the Kid Koala rendition of Crazy in Love is ridiculous (in a good way). The entire album upholds the integrity, quality, artistry and greatness that screams both "Grammy" and "Oscar" but it's also very dancefloor or lounge friendly. DJs MUST get this album.

I'd also like to mention that I am developing a strong affinity for this Macklemore dude. It was not love at first sound but as I have gotten deeper into his music I am starting to really appreciate what this guy is doing.

It's been a long time I shouldn't have left you

with out a strong post to vibe to;)

Ok, I have been a bit of a flake as of late. In my last post I made a promise to share my mixes and I never did (wackness). But I'm not going to dwell on that, the mixes will be coming soon, I just need to choose a good  1hr chunk out of many 5hr mixes that I've recorded.

In either case I'm going to celebrate the future and new beginnings. Summer is arriving (slowly but surely). I've picked up some new gigs, I'm moving to brooklyn in June, I'm in midst of a Bikram Yoga challenge and I've also redefined my over all "style" as a DJ.  I'm making changes and it's been a while since I've felt as inspired as I do now but I am ready for this summer and the latest music releases are a part of what's getting me all exited! (see my next post!)