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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Black Rose - Anthem ( It Just Might Be)

 I will say I like Jesse Rose's music production with old staple's on  Dubsided records with Switch (Dave).
Hes is not a one trick pony. He keeps his music productions spanning deep house tones & chords with jacking techno rhythms. All the while being a bright light among the younger generation of  electro heads that escapes me why electro  is so popular and  sounds overly  ridiculous often at times.  Jesse Rose who has not been a stranger to the potential cross over tack. He sure  has got a  classic track that might go the distance.
  Like Riva Starr who is often found guilty  of  the retread disco sound mixed with the entire kitchen sink really. Into playable &  funky dance floor destroyers." Black Rose" is a  little understated but I have a feeling he has got it right this time. Seems Jesse Rose  has  been on the top of his game for the last  eight years with top notch tracks and remixes and keeps blowing up bigger and bigger every year with some of the more creative product in EDM. How ever we still have a long way to go for the popularity contest that is the DJ Poll top tier of the 100.
The Single Exclusive on  and is on the label  Made to Play. Made to play is what I would say is electro label. How ever one that I have kept on my own radar with there pod cast subscription to see how the other half lives and one I find my self jamming out too every once in a while.
 This Spanish styled house groove is one I can see being played city to city cost to cost and around the world in all the worlds biggest club venues. This track could be very large indeed. This track is very typical "Miami WMC "and sits in waiting especially for the pre summer  fun in the sun for the world at the WMC.    Time will tell  if this track will  live among the short list of  Miami's Winter Music Conference classic anthems .
 How ever for the  jaded and " I have  be there done that types" who hates on every thing.  This might be be easily classified as a simpler  ingredients of " We No Speak No Americano " by Yolanda B Cool & D Cup. That was the hair dressers & house wives Anthem for 2010. I my self found it to be a slightly bit annoying but fun . I am all for anything house & techno hitting the mainstream charts again and again.
  Love it or hate it, retread or "Retro" versions of popular sounds and productions styles  like disco & house and filtered disco house will never die and will always be a warm and welcome sound from the heavy metal  vibe meets electro and dubstep  cloud looming over the horizon of EDM.    I think I will start playing this one and have some fun music that makes me feel good inside.  

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Agoria : Impermanence Lp ( Future Classic ***** )

When I listen to this album  I find it amazing that the subtle underlying  emotions and depths of this music transmitted  instantly in to my soul.  I love this sort of deep house boarding on techno . Not the up for it all night rave music most people imagine when you mention an out of date word like techno. Like your favorite Jazz record this album  wont sound dated in fifty years or more. Lovely strings with haunting piano chords on this long player. That makes this a real ear catcher  for people who's taste in electronic music can appreciate the less is more theory.
 Carl Craig contributes a vocal that  is soft spoken whispered and sexual for the track "Speechless" . The sort of after hours deep house with a  bravado of sexual lust and energy that can only be described  an one night fling with every inhibition gone.
Seth Troxler , contributes a spoken word like beatnik poet  on the track " Souless Dreamer". Something I can imagine that would work in any night clubs venue that have a clued up audience with a dj that can take  you  beyond the the walls into a world of the surreal .
"Under the River" a short written  page  of music out of any David Lynch movie with its melancholy  opus of pure jazz that transports you into the world of real artistic genius.  Which after hearing this you could only assume film scores are another of Agoria  talents . 
 Two contributing  tracks with Kid A,  make this album  a must have long player for your collection.
 Kid A's , vocals come on like a siren  from  a smoke filled jazz club in occupied France.  The two tracks "Kiss My Soul" & "Heart Beating"  make my heart melt as I can only dream in film noir about being a moody piano player in some well dressed  night club  when grown people made a fuss about going out.
  The more dance floor oriented track  "Panta Rei " takes me  back to way I felt when  I heard some early Detroit techno and later on records like Terrence Parker's "Tragedies of a Plastic Soul Junkie"album on K-7.
All the same this  is electronic music. While some might label this "Purist" or a relic of techno's past. I find this album a nod to the past and the future present. This is what techno has always been to me in part . Space Jazz, sleek and sexy futuristic music thats  perfect for waking the dead with a soundtrack for your Saturday night out . 
This Album by French artist Agoria is a long player that might go easily dismissed by some one with an untrained ear for subtleties in both light and dark atmospherics of  intelligent dance music