LEARNING FROM FRANKIE

I will forever be a student of music, learning from the greats. RIP, Frankie Knuckles.

SMART PEOPLE DISSECT THE HARLEM SHAKE

The nice thing about knowing a grip of smart people is that I can enlist them to provide serious commentary on silly things. Case in point: The “Harlem Shake” meme. I unabashedly admit that I’m fascinated by it; at this point, I’ve probably watched a few dozen versions and while there are some flat ones in there, by and large, I keep deriving immense pleasure in watching them. (My favorite, thus far, is the one at the 2:30 mark (aka v3). Any time someone is featured punching a blow-up giraffe, it’s a good thing.

Anyways, I wanted […]

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Bizarre Inc: I’m Gonna Get You (Original Flavour Mix)
From 12″ (BMG, 1992)

Lauren Flax feat. Sia: You’ve Changed
From digital single (DANR, 2009)

Apart from the fact that I’m procrastinating (hey, it’s hard to get into summer work mode!), I’m not embellishing when I say I really do dig this particular sound. I was never a house-head by any means and these songs, in particular, were really pop crossovers rather than deep house classics. But man, give me a good synthesizer chord progression and some four-on-the-floor and I can get with […]

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