Apologies for the slow updates, but I have been crazy busy this summer. It is summer right? You wouldn’t know it in San Francisco. Well, I’m coming across some hot remixes that are keeping the dance floor sweaty. I promise to post more soon.
The new album Swim, from Caribou, was released this week and although it’s a good album and reminds me a little of the Knife’s earlier work, it’s not a dance album. Dan Snaith (Caribou), talks about making the new dance album in a Pithchfork article.
I got excited by the idea of making dance music that’s liquid in the way it flows back and forth, the sounds slosh around in pitch, timbre, pan… Dance music that sounds like it’s made out of water, rather than made out of metallic stuff like most dance music does.
I like the concept, but there isn’t one track that is going to get a dance floor moving, unless it’s the end of the night and you want the floor to be moving it’s way to the door.
It’s been a while since I put out a playlist and I wanted to share some new mixes and artists with you. A couple of songs you may have already heard, like the TV spot favorite Sweet Disposition by the Temper Trap or Miike Snow’s Sylvia, but I thought the remixes were worthy of posting.
I blame the fact that this mashup keeps playing in my head on DJ Earworm. Not only because it’s catchy and danceable, but because I’ve been hearing it blasting from the room next to me for the last month during it’s creation. There are some truly awful songs, cough, cough, um Miley Cyrus, in the mix and Earworm was able to make them into a great mashup that’s gonna make a lot of dance floors happy come this New Years Eve. So when Billboard gives you a bunch of rotten lemons, let Earworm take the top 25 of them and make it into something amazing that will make your mouth water and your ears lust for more.