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One Track To Rule Them All #23: The Blaze – Faces

 

Woke up to this.

 

Amazing plain, strong sound, filling up every little space; fantastic work on the drums, tense percussions but also moving and gently kicking (as always with The Blaze).

 

Now when I sleep, I dream of waking up.

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One Track To Rule Them All #22: The Killers – The Man (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)

Jacques Lu Cont. Thin White Duke. Les Rythmes DigitalesMan With Guitar.

We should all praise Stuart Price for his dedication to make pop and rock music better.

As The Killers long-time producer, Stuart Price is the man behind their latest albums and hits, and gratifies us with a remix or two for each album he produces for the Las Vegas band. This one lives up to his reputation and takes the Killers hit straight into the stratosphere.

For more info about Stuart Price and especially his fabulous work for Madonna or his key implication in the French Touch wave at the end of the 90’s, be sure to check out my article about his FabricLive Mix from 2003, which is, in my opinion, one of the very best releases from the London label.

Post #22: CRIME CUTZ: A Four-Part Documentary – A 2018’s Ode to Joy

Holy Ghost! is a band from New York, signed on James Murphy’s DFA records. They have been releasing music for the past ten years or so, including a couple of albums: their first self titled album in 2011 and the great ‘Dynamics’ two years later. Their latest output is a four-track killer EP called ‘Crime Cutz’ and this is the one that interests us here.

In 2017, Alex Frankel and Nick Millhiser set to adapt it on the screen with ‘Crime Cutz: a four-part documentary’, under the direction of Ben Fries (their long-time collaborator) and Alden Nusser. The movie finally premiered in April 2018 at the New York TriBeCa Festival and it is an absolute delight. The 16-minute film follows 4 different characters, all inhabited with the same energy, soundtracked by the 4 tracks of the Crime Cutz EP. Continue reading Post #22: CRIME CUTZ: A Four-Part Documentary – A 2018’s Ode to Joy

Post #21: Gerd Janson Boiler Room x Sugar Mountain 2018 DJ Set

 

Gerd Janson has been one of the key players of electronic music in Germany for years now. Head of the Running Back label, home to many super good artists (Hunne, Todd Terje, Suzanne Kraft, Lauer, Octo Octa to name a few) and their stellar releases, he is now touring the world regularly from his home the Robert Johnson club in Offenbach (close to Frankfurt). Not to forget, Gerd Janson is also a journalist and writes for some of the best quality german music magazines like Groove Magazine. Oh, and he is also a key member of the Red Bull Music Academy team, having conducted lectures with Theo Parrish or Henrik Schwarz for more than 10 years now. And I like the RBMA a lot (find out more here and here).

This DJ set has been recorded during the one-day australian festival Sugar Mountain, which takes place every year in Melbourne. In this set, Gerd Janson shows off his incredible skill at mastering the crowd and literally taking it where he wants to. The selection of tunes is flawless, includes hits and classics all along, mixed with a constant search of keeping the energy at the highest level. A truly euphoric set that will take you to the moon and back within an hour. Very impressive and totally enjoyable at the same time. Very well done Sir.

One Track To Rule Them All #19: Double Exposure – My Love Is Free (A Tom Moulton 12″ Mix)

 

 

All info on the original EP here. From Salsoul Records, 1976. By Tom Moulton the legendary inventor of the remix, the “long edit”, the man responsible for the dance fever in the late 70’s.

Track heard in and taken from the recent BBC Essential Mix of Denis Sulta, my new favourite DJ from my ever favourite city, Glasgow, which I recommend you go listening now here or here. I can firmly say that this may well be the essential mix of the year. Party time. Good time. The best times are those filled of love. And love is free.