Friday, April 29, 2011

Nuyorican Soul - Runaway

A taste of summer.

Runaway (Mongoloids In Space Remix)
Runaway (Mousse T's Jazz Funk Experience)

India really won me over on this one.  I was not a fan of her earlier work with the MAW boys, but they constructed the perfect environment for her old-school, show tune vocal style to really hit the mark.

Armand Van Helden is the Mongoloid In Space.  He turned out many classic remixes in the mid to late 90's, but this one always brought me to the dance floor.  To this day I cannot hear this remix without peeing a little bit.  Mousse T serves up a smooth soulful house version worthy of the most lavish after party.

Two truly great remixes of a truly great song.  Along with Sandy B's Make The World Go Round, this was my favorite song of 1997.  And that's no small feat, considering 1997 was also the year of New Forms.

Play them vibes.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Why Is This Afternoon Different From All Other Afternoons?

Because we get cheezed to the tits on hairy purple ganja.  Oh, wait.  How is that different?

Although I have been sober now for many years, I still celebrate the right of my sleepy brothers and sisters to smoke themselves into the middle of next week, and what better day to celebrate this right than on the 20th of April?

Project One - Smokin

I have no idea what's going on right now.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gorgeous, Darling

I completely lost track of 808 State or anything connected to Graham Massey after 1992.  I had the attention span of a coked-out club kid, and there was this really exciting thing going on over here with something called "jungle."  My three 808 State CDs collected dust in the back of the crate while I moved on to speedier pleasures.

Sometime around the turn of the millennium I rediscovered Gorgeous, 808 State's follow-up to the canonical "pink album" and "blue album" that everybody seemed to have in 1991.  While their earlier work deserves credit for breaking serious ground in techno, Gorgeous broke even more serious ground in aesthetics and deserves yet another listen.

A chocolate sundae for your soul.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How Do You Say... Deee-Lite?

Because I'm having a bad week and I need a smile, that's why.

Deee-Lite - How Do You Say... Love

Also, I downloaded Bouncing Off The Satellites by The B52's.  If that doesn't cheer me up, nothing will.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Stephen Colbert & Jimmy Fallon Sing Rebecca Black's Friday

This is the best thing that has ever happened to my life, ever.

Whether we like it nor not, this is now America's official party anthem.