Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen – hope you have all enjoyed Adso’s regular posts – he is really keeping the Blog alive!! I would like to get straight back into things with an update on what has been tickling my senses over the last few months. It has been 5 main groups that have dominated my ear space as well as a mix which I have been working on over that time – o and of course Radiosoulwax!
I gave myself the deadline of today to finish the mix as it has been dragging on for at least 3 months now and I am sure I could work on it for another 3 – so it might not be as perfect as I hoped but I do hope you enjoy.
I would describe it as a Deep Disco Lyrical Dive into Dance Music and really highlights my music taste over the last few months and features many of the artists I will blog about below.
- Soul Clap – Lonely C/Gold Panda – Same Dream China
- Noze – Love Affair
- When Saints Go Machine – Fail Forever (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
- Who Made Who – Every Minute Alone (Tale of Us Remix)
- The Weeknd – Glass Tables
- Nirvana – Breed
- Metallica – Enter Sandman/Midnight Juggernauts – This New Technology (Emperor Machine Remix)
- Ost & Kjex – Mosambique Travelplan
- Locussolus – Tan Sedan
10. Art Department – Without You
11. Azari & III – Hungry for the Power (Art Department Remix)/Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – In Motion (Jimps Hungry for the Social Network Edit)
14. Noze – Marabout
15. In Flagranti – Brash & Vulgar (Jimps End Of Set Edit)
16. Charles B – Lack Of Love
I have just recently being introduced to Gypsy Deep House kings Noze from France. They already have 4 very solid albums behind them that have helped define their own genre and give life to dOP. I have got 3 of the 4 albums and the evolution of their sound is remarkable.
How To Dance is their 2nd album from 2006 and is an awesome example of how the husky and almost ridiculous lyrical content paired with deep progressive groves can produce tracks you will instantly enjoy (although you will be thinking you shouldn’t).
My favorite of their albums is Songs on The Rocks from 2008. The progression from How To Dance is clear and the electronic production shines through with long technical intro’s which develop into swinging pop songs. The lyrical content is similar to How to Dance – strange yet fits perfectly with the beats.
Their most recent album was just released a couple of months ago and is called Dring. This album is much more musical with hints of Jazz and Reggae but still a whole lot of house.
Art Department are a Canadian Duo who individually have already made marks in the dance music scene over man years but collectively are one of the hottest things to come out of the Deep House movement.
Each track is laced for slow dark dance floor groves and eyes closed imagination. The intelligent vocals on each track make them seem like they are sitting on the surface however the gloomy beats keep them cemented in the underground
OST & Kjex
Ost & KJex are a couple of very interesting guys from Norway who make deep disco house with pop hooks and soulful melodies. Cajun Lunch is their second album and was actually released last year. Their first album was released in 2004 so it has been long time between hits. The vocals are a definite stand out on the album with strong falsetto’s and backing from what sounds like a gospel choir.
As mentioned above Noze actually showed their fellow Frenchman dOP the scene – before deep house they were 3 struggling Jazz musicians. The sound is similar to Noze but probably not as outrageous in their music however more outrageous in their stage presence. Many of the tracks on the album are quite minimal with slow dark progressions. This is interesting music for the ones with good taste.
Locussoius is the product of DJ Harvey – a very well respected and renowned DJ from the UK. His album is really just a collection of releases from the past few years under Locussoius including some remixes. As I had not heard any of his productions before the fact that some of them were old did not bother me – the collection of the tracks on the album are amazing.
Fusing space disco with rock and techno the outcome is some of the most grinding disco tracks I have ever heard. Each track is an innovation of its own taking the listener on a journey through the realms of electronica with big bass lines and screaming guitar solo’s. Similar to Lindstrom & Prins Thomas who remix a track on the album Locussoius has taken the disco sound to all new levels of space and time – enjoy the ride.
Thanks for reading – catch you next time for another Derogatory Playlist