As everyone who owns a television, computer, radio, or speaks to other humans knows by now, Mad Men returned last night. Although my favorite television series is a slow paced drama which isn’t exactly known for dramatic episode by episode changes, last night was terrific. Rather than force you to read through a long personal analysis completed by a fan (like one of my favorite sports blogs did today), I will simply highly recommend you watch this series for your own benefit. I also highly recommend you sit back and enjoy what I have for you today. It is about as minimalist as any of my posts have ever gone but the feel of these tracks is nevertheless captivating. Simple baselines and constant drum patterns combined with consuming vocals (a woman’s voice is always appealing), make some of these tracks a can’t miss. Let’s see what we got.
Laura Jones released this track on one of the best record labels house has to offer, Visionquest. The amazingly talented UK producer plays with a simple groovey baseline, progressively improvising with the drums and a vocal sample throughout. This track is electronic music in it’s simplest form but nevertheless it flows, very, very well. [OKAY, so I'm having trouble uploading but you should check it out on youtube. I'll post a track from Miami Noize 3 as compensation]
Now I wasn’t in Miami this past week but I hear these fellas at BNR can throw quite a party. How about a little crazy techno in an otherwise very deep house post. I’m not sure if I need to introduce Felix Cartel and Bart B More but you’ll realize quickly that attending a party with this kind of music could easily lead to some quality bad decision making.
Bart B More, Felix Cartal - Cascade (Original Mix)
Little can be said about this song which isn’t better off being heard. In fact, every time I begin to write I feel as thought I am taking away from the overall feel of this Crosstown Rebels track.
Cari Golden, Fur Coat - You And I feat. Cari Golden (Original Mix)
It is truly rare to hear a dance track so heavily reliant on a vocal sample but this entire song revolves around an eery narrator giving his personal perspective on life over a minimalist combination of drums and synth.
Stimming - The Song (Original Mix)
I’m going to keep this post short and save the tremendous amount of music I have prepared for one amazing radio show on Friday. As you already know we are on from 9-10 PM and can be listened to via the WMUC web page or 88.1 FM in the larger Washington D.C. area. Let me start by saying, I love UK Funky. The R&B influences on dance music are ingenious. My favorite artist from this movement is Disclosure and here is one of his recent works. For much more Disclosure listen in on Friday.
Crystal Fighters - At Home (Disclosure Mix)
Keep it real.
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