Friday, January 16, 2009

Disco but NOT Disco: Nik Kershaw - Dancing Girls

I love me some post disco goodness! Dancing Girls was released the year I was born! Nik Kershaw went on to have a pretty decent hit in the 80's titled The Riddle, but for me Dancing Girls is definitely his stand out track. 

This is one of those tracks my aunts would play and I always would whistle but never for the life of me know who it was or what the name was...hello I was like 2 years old! A few years back I heard it again in one of the 2 Many DJ's mixes and went on a furious search for the track name. I FOUND IT!! Enjizzoy -- MikeeGB

Thursday, January 15, 2009

the BASS that 8 MY BLOG: Prep MC - I Just Want To Use Your Love

I just realized since we started the blog that I haven't been very nice to my step-child...BASS music! Coming from Miami, we have very high levels of saturated BASS in our blood. We are the originators and purveyors of the funky boom!

I certainly miss the Miami Bass nights with Le Spam that the Poplife kids used to throw....BRING IT BACK! While Miami Bass music may have become a little more irrelevant in the nightclub scene recently well with the god awful surge of reggaeton music and what I like to call a millelollipop crap thats infected our radio stations. I am thankful that at least once a month we've got some happening around town that will def showcase the sound. We also have ourselves these "cutting edge" DJ's that will drop a BASS track that will get everyone on the floor only too switch it up and have everyone leave the floor.

Released in 1991, I Just Want To Use Your Love was a lukewarm Miami hit, but has certainly reached classic status. This actually came from my original cassette single so excuse the not so fab quality. This is obviously the original and much more  superb version before DJ X reworked it a bit and Dance 93.1FM got their hands on it Great track, fab beat, and sick rhymes. Anything that was produced in Liberty City sure gets my booty bumpin'. Enjizzoy! -- MikeeGB

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Disco but NOT Disco: Scritti Politti - Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)

HELLO EVERYONE! I hope everyone had a smashing Holiday season, I must say we had a wonderful one last year. So back to business....FABULOUS MUSIC!

Earlier this decade there was this track with very enchanting lyrics, and a great beat. I would here it around the underground party scene but could not for the life of me understand what it said or who it was by. Magically, the song popped up in a live mix on 93.3 FM while in Orlando and getting ready for some Cyberzone action. Thankfully I was recording the mix so I was destined to find the song, but I never did.

Then during the glorious Napster days I was downloading some tracks off of someone's folder who had a bunch of Breaks. Low and behold I FOUND THE TRACK! Unfortunately, not a full version but I didn't care. It sounds as if Hybrid may have been behind that particular mix, I'm not really sure. Personally I also loved the track because a very distinct lyric which says "Pray like Aretha Franklin". NO ONE believed that it actually said that but for the life of me I swore it did.

This past week while working out at a friends private gym, the song comes up on her iPod. As I was lifting some iron I cheerfully sang my favorite lyric. I was stopped in the middle of my set because of a minor argument with my friend on whether the song actually said that. She did some research, and found the track is actually a synth pop gem released in 1984. 


Here is the original 12" mix of Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin...haha!) by Scritti Politti, and the Breaks mix that led to all the madness. Don't you just love what music can do to you! -- MikeeGB