Drake has been bringing the heat since he put out ‘Take Care‘, in my opinion at least. I couldn’t switch that album off for months straight. Sure, he’s a bit sad, but, damn, at least he is real and cheeky to boot. I can not say the same for most popular Hip-Hop stars and lyricists anyway. This brings me to his latest, ‘Started From the Bottom’. It’s definitely not sad, and I love the fact that he has the balls to flaunt where he is a bit, but still not make it feel completely over the top and cocky. The video is an homage to the lyrics as well. It is no ‘Marvin’s Room‘, but you can’t have it all. OVO XO.
Genna’s & Downtown is Dead. That’s almost all you need to know, almost. Downtown is Dead is a party that was started by Fuzzy Duck & has been passed down to Radish & elle. We’re back tonight & starting things fresh for the new year. We are hoping to bring more house into the picture with just a sprinkling of pop and bangers instead of the other way around. We hope you dig it & we hope to see you there tonight! Here’s the info:
Downtown is Dead @ Genna’s Lounge
Saturday, January 26th 2013
Music starts at 10
Madison we’re proud to bring back to you the dance party that just can’t be contained!
Elle and Radish will be your host on this epic quest for perfect dance party. Music starts upstairs around 10pm, the dancefloor gets packed fast so get there early!
Expect to hear:
Recently, I have been combing through my library, updating genre info, deleting songs, and cleaning up titles. It has been a pretty painstaking process, but I have been trying to do one letter a day. Incidentally, I have been coming across quite a few gems, and here is one that I found in the letter D.
Disclosure has been receiving a lot of praise for the past year (if not longer), and I absolutely love “What’s in Your Head”, but I seem to have missed this one. It is fantastic:
Disclosure ft. Ria Ritchie – Control
Twist @ Bad Genie
789 N Jefferson St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Elle is back in MKE bringing that hot, hot, HOUSE MUSIC HEAT! She’ll be making you groove along side TWIST resident djs Slim Brit & Asher Diamonds. Your favorite visual wizards, the Video Villains, will be providing magical eye candy too!
Don’t miss out on all the fun, and bring a friend too!
To get you in the mood:
Wisco Disco at the Majestic Theatre in Madison, Wisconsin is coming up this Saturday, the 5th. I am extremely excited for it because I am hoping that it will garner a large response. I am starting to see a trend in parties and I feel as though they are starting to swing back towards featuring house and DJs who love to play it and know the genre inside and out. It just makes you move. Here is the info for the party:
Majestic Live Presents:
WISCO DISCO: FROM ROOTS TO REVIVAL
Saturday, January 5th
at the Majestic
With DJ Wyatt Agard, Nick Nice, Elle, & KyleSapien
All that pressure got you down?/Has your head spinning all around?/Feel the rhythm, check the rhyme/Come on along and have a real good time! – “Le Freak”, Chic
Madison, are you ready to disco? Calling all electronic music fans, it’s time to get in touch with the roots of the music we love most! Join us as our friendly neighborhood disco-enthusiasts Wyatt Agard, Nick Nice, Elle & KyleSapien take us on an audio-physical journey from classic disco hits through nu-disco revival tracks and edits, finishing off the night with an homage to disco’s love child: house music.
And did I mention we’ve got a jumbo disco ball? Studio 54 has nothing on this party.
$5 to enter, $0 to freak out. Let’s boogie.
So, come out and dance. I promise you will be bobbing your head and dancing in no time to music that will make you realize why you love other genres so much.
Here’s a teaser to get you in the mood:
I mean, you cannot get more amazing than this album cover. I think this tops the one from Cerrone last week. If you haven’t guessed already, that’s Shalamar. I first remember hearing the track I am writing about in Kid Color‘s ‘From The Wizard’s Lips To My Ears Mix’ for Gotta Dance Dirty. It was near the end of his mix and it just completely struck me. Have a listen to both his mix and Shalamar’s ‘Right in the Socket’ below:
Shalamar – Right in the Socket [video]
Kid Color – From The Wizard’s Lips To My Ears: A Gotta Dance Dirty Mix
House, Electro House, and Disco House tonight at Club Voodoo. Really looking forward to this and to finally getting a chance to see their new lazer show and play things out on what I think may be an upgraded sound system from last year. Come and dance! There is a lot going on on the TriBeCa tonight.
Here’s one for the road by Peking DuK:
I recently picked this record up at Strictly Discs, an all things music store on Monroe St. in Madison, WI. They have a basement full of gems, and I’m glad I was able to find this. Though this is a full length LP containing a number of other tracks like ‘Supernature‘, I was only interested in one song: ‘Give Me Love‘. It is a true disco classic containing bongos, disco lazers, and fantastic vocals. It also is a song that has stood the test of time, and at 128 bpms it easily can fit into any house set. Also, dare I say, it is a song that helped to spark house as a genre, at the very least, with it’s beat.
Agent Stereo – Gimme Luv
Cerrone – Give Me Love (Mix Choppin Re-imagination)
Cerrone – Give Me Love (PH Cruella Mix)
Getting back to my house roots with this new mix. Have been trying to book some more gigs in town and really wanted to remind everyone where it all started for me… Disco and House. Enjoy.
elle – One Cut // DOWNLOAD LINK
Bicep – Darwin
Moon Boots – Off My Mind (Rogue Vogue Remix)
Sonny Fodera – All The Things (Original Mix)
Azari & III – Lost in Time
D.Fine – Mercy
Disclosure – What’s in Your Head
Zomby – Natalia’s Song
Tensnake – Mainline ft. Syron (Original Mix)
Jamie Woon – Night Air
Still Going – Spaghetti Circus
George Fitzgerald – Child (Original Mix)
Ultraísta – Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix)