There was too much fun going on this weekend… concerts, Fiesta Latina’s, Richie Hawtin, Murga parades and Samba schools were coloring the city streets and nights. I also had the chance to get me some free and fun one-to-one salsa lessons from a dear friend. It turned out to be as hard I thought it would be. It’s difficult for me to stay centered. It still feels like putting a step back. I have to focus on the basic moves when all I long to do is improvise. It's called dancing together and paying attention. It’s clear though that I need lessons if I want to get into it. Or maybe I should take up tango instead but in that case I will probably have to face the same problems.
The Rayees – Hurricane
I raved on about this band just a short while ago and posted 2 video’s and a myspace link. For those who are too lazy, too scared to make it to the other side or want a souvenir to cherish, I post this great song right here.
Five Letters – Tha Kee Tha Tha
Every once in a while I fall in love with my radio. I heard this fabulous song sleep drunk while driving my car (no go, I know but sometimes I have no other choice). It’s from an great almost forgotten band from the 80’s, The Blue Nile.
The funny thing was that I had the album from which the track was pulled from. It’s one of many records that I took from the library and copied on tape when I was in college but hardly gave a look in the years afterwards. Maybe I was just not ready for it. Hearing it back today it’s incredible how fresh and up to date A Walk Across The Rooftops from 1983 sounds. Tracks like Tinseltown In The Rain and Stay are genuine pop songs but have them haunting dance oriented pulsating minimal rhythms that are just a kin to present day disco and just are craving for a remix by the likes of Lindstrøm, Aeroplane, Low Motion Disco,…
Alec R. Costandinos – Romeo And Juliet
Ratatat – Shempi
Lützenkirchen – 3 Tage Wach
This Italian guy was the side kick for Richie Hawtin in the fuse on Saturday but I missed it this time. You can’t have it all. Well, next year he’ll be back, just like the year before and year before that and the other one before that…Machines Don’t Care – On A Roll Man
Oh yes, this one's another mediafire upload so it will go dead after a while (just testing how long it lasts).
Mugison – Mugiboogie
Getting into some heavy aural traffic now with these two.