TOP DANCE MUSIC - WEEK 9
The good news is that I don’t have Bronchitis anymore. The bad news is that it’s so incredibly infectious that it’s found its way onto the internet, and just reading this you’re going to get infected. The only cure is listening to really really really good dance music. Like really good. Like not from any average shmoe, but like from a dude with the best of the best taste, the cream of the crop. We’re in this together now. Let’s just hope there’s something below that will save us.
NEW NEW MEW-TWO Music from Boys Noize, Geranimo & Mikey, ZHU and Louis Futon. What a cool week!
VALENTINO KHAN - DEEP DOWN LOW
In a scene that moves faster than Speedy Gonzales on meth, what more can you say about a song that we’re still talking about a year after its release. Valentino Khan’s "Deep Down Low" is the anthem for this one girl I know and I’m sure many other people that many other people know. He combines the worlds of house & bass and future. This is the track that can be whipped out in a trap set or a night bass set. Shit, main stage dudes could play it if they really wanted to. The music video is just as killer as the track, channeling Korean cinema and Cronenbergian body-horror. My kinda shit across the board.
BOYS NOIZE - OVERTHROW
As long as Boys Noize is making techno and not hip-hop, he can’t go wrong. But sometimes he goes really really fucking right. "Overthrow," released simultaneously with the stark Lil Internet directed music video, is Boys Noize at his absolute finest. He's making deep, dark, accessible acid techno. This one has a vocal sample that really ties the room together.
SKRILLEX & DIPLO - MIND FEAT. KAI
Jack U just turned 1 year old and they’re finally allowed to vote in the state of Glendale. So let’s celebrate, because you know they are! Popping bottles and bass drops lol. Check out what their year was like, aren’t you jealous? You should be. Us pleibs will never get anywhere near anything like this.
GERANIMO & MIKEY - WALK THE DOG
Basement Jaxx offshoot, Geranimo & Mikey, made the perfect dance music song for dogs to walk around the track at a dog show to. If you dog is a boss bitch and you KNOW you're coming home with first prize, then this better be your goddamn theme music. This is the weirdest song I’ve heard in a year and a half and that's saying something, wow.
BURNS - BEAUTY QUEEN
Big funky house with solid hip-hop samples and a huge drop. Can’t / won’t / shan’t pin BURNS down, but who gives a shit because this is everything anyone seems to want right now. Good = good.
ZHU - IN THE MORNING
“Hey ZHU, we need a way to announce your tour.” “What about this song that wasn’t good enough for my EP?” “Is it still pretty good?” “Yeah, I like it.” “Cool. Let’s do it.” “Rock and Roll. Thanks for all the help manager.” “No problem I love you.”
LOUIS FUTON - WASTED ON YOU (FEAT. ROZES)
What Louis Futon has created here is a cute, adorable lil rave love song for all the kids who came into the scene on future house and are going to have their first or second festival season this summer. Good luck, kids! May all your dreams come true! I hope you find love this year!
CURBI - 51
This big drop future, big bass monster on spinnin is the new sound of the “underground” and I really hope its song title is a reference to a future state version of Studio 51. Like what were they listening to disco for when we have big future rave music?
MYTH - CONNECTED
Some funky computer generated disco music. This song feels like the type of track that pops out of computer Weird Science style, where you’re trying to make a fun 80’s - 2010’s song in a lab. This is what came out. Sure, it’s beautiful and you wanna have sex with her, I mean listen to it, but all we can do is let it go off and be its own thing.
BEYOND THE WIZARDS SLEEVE - DIAGRAM GIRL
Nine for them, one for you. That’s what Leo DiCaprio always says. Erol Alkan is one of my favorite artists and his Beyond The Wizards Sleeve psych-rock side project is hardly electronic music — but it also FUCKING is. There is so much production on this track, it’d even make Kanye blush. If you like swirling psychedelic emotive tracks from brilliant dance music producers, then give this one a shot. It’s on me.
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About Kurt Kroeber
From deep within the murky depths of the Los Angeles River emerged a creature: 50% raver, 50% comedian, 10% Robotcop. Kurt Kroeber doesn’t own a dog, operates Soundbleed (the world’s only dance party comedy talk show rave), and is down to party with you. Come up some time and say “Hey dude!” But definitely make sure to casually drop the secret Illuminati password.