Finally saw MSTRKRFT’s video for “Street Justice.” There’s no reason why anyone else shouldn’t, so here it is.
All winter I repeat a phrase most of you probably do as well. I can’t wait for summer. The warmth of the sun brings a sort of relaxed gleefulness. It seems as though there are fewer worries dipping the corners of our smiles. I think there’s a natural explanation between rising temperatures and increased happiness. Things are simply better when you don’t have to wear (so many) clothes.
Summer 2003 was one of the better ones that I can remember. I spent it in Brighton, England bartending at a few nightclubs. The late working hours rewarded me with time to spend in coffee shops or at the beach in the hot afternoon sun.
Some of the clubs I worked for opened patios during the day and served cold beer to sweaty tourists. Strolling along the arcs of the famous Brighton Beach I’d stop and say hi to coworkers and friends who gratuitously fed me beer. In retrospect, this was the only perk for working minimum wage and even though I faced a bit of a financial strain, I wouldn’t hesitate to say that summer in Brighton was carefree.
Music from Scuola Furano is what summer is all about – it’s fun and can put a smile on my face from the first beat. Scuola Furano are two young DJs and producers, Marco Busolini and Borut Viola, from a Northern Italian who began making music together in 2004. Their latest EP, MAX POWER, is a collection of four campy robotdisco tunes suitable for both sweaty dancefloors and sticky, sunny afternoons.
The single “G-Funk 3000” cuts up the original Doggystyle intro with electro-fied lazers. It’s like some sort of tribute / parody similar to Tiga’s remix of Nelly’s “Hot in Herre”. Scuola Furano’s campy Italian version strips the garbage away, removing any gangsta notion Snoop Dogg tried to carry. Scuola Furano transforms Snoop Dogg’s melody from some sort of thug groove to a dance workout with a dripping bass line and faster tempo.
Another notable tune from the four track EP is “6th of Juno.” It’s a bit more serious and should be directed more towards the dance floor, but would be just as good during a solitary stroll. In either situation the juicy bass line and sharp synth stabs would keep your feet in motion.
Scuola Furano can be found at:
Edit: zSHARE links should work now…sorry about the wild goose chase.
For whatever reason, I love this kind of music and it’s campy neon lightshows, thick and pasty, but kinda sticky and sweet.
Like Speedcats. (I wish I could find a link to whoever makes this party music.)
There’s reasons why this tune, and ones like it, burned up dance floors months ago.
I know, maybe because it is super fun.
It was played in Ibiza five months ago by a DJ who’s from Afghanistan. That’s a bit cheezy, but it still is incredible, which must have something to contribute to the smilinig faces dancing to it. Either that or the drugs. There must be shit-tonnes of pills and other things being swallowed there. That can’t be the difference.
No, not the war on drugs.
Two of the best girls ever in Red River College’s Creative Communications program organized a charity fashion show for the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Centre. The fashion show, STRUT FOR STRAYS features clothing and accessories by local designers. It’ll be super fun. Oh, I’m djing too.
I’m in CreComm as well. In order to graduate, every student must do/organize/promote/somethingsomething as their Independent Professional Project. It’s a way for the college to market their students, which increases hiring potential, which of course is good for the school. More details will appear on this site soon, for now though, if you’re in Winnipeg, please show your support and come.
Here are the details written by the organizers, Amanda and Kirsten:
Date: Feb 22 (that’s next Thursday evening – otherwise known as mini-break eve and a perfect night to enjoy some fashion, dance & music)
When: doors open 6 pm for cash bar & apps; show starts @ 7 pm
Where: The Park Theatre (698 Osborne) – lots of free parking along the side streets
Why? To a) raise money for a great cause; b) see some crazy fashion…including 2nd year CreCommer Jo Fultz’s line of bags; c) to watch some hip hop and break dancers; d) to hear manalogue. (Jack Rach) DJ; e) to see 2nd years Jordan Rycroft, Chris Tekpetey, and Craig Becker strutting their stuff on the catwalk; f) to win some awesome prizes at the silent auction; g) to see Ace Burpee live and in person AGAIN; h) (wow there are a lot of reasons) TO HELP A GIRL OUT! Come support an IPP event! We’d do the same for you.
Kirsten and Amanda will be selling tickets in the atrium on Monday @ lunch (i.e. noon hour) or, you can hit us up whenever you see us. If you don’t know what we look like, just look for the giant crowd I’m assuming will be surrounding us.
And if anyone has a burning desire to help out evening of (clean up, anyone?) or just to say hi, drop us a line at StrutForStrays@gmail.com
Check out the poster below, as well as the Strut Myspace page.
I haven’t nailed down the playlist for the entire night, but it’ll include smatterings of music like:
While I can’t really apologize for being a technocrat I must learn to accept that a majority rules, especially within the democracy of a dance floor. Abandoning my decree over robotdisco and sleazy techno would compromise my identity but as a self-designated party catalyst it’s always best to give a crowd what they want. Regrettably, this means I have to play more pop music than throbbing bass lines and screeching synth stabs I’d like to.
This realization made me re-evaluate a few things. Most importantly I needed to find out how important dance music really is. On a larger scale, techno is a waste of time, but it’s still something I’ll waste my time with. I couldn’t fully comprehend that for the most part people like whatever is recognizable. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – it simply means more people don’t like what I do. That is, no matter how much I enjoy listening and dancing to inorganic computer bleeps and rhythms, most people aren’t ever going to share the pleasure. Techno is familiar to me and in fact, I find warmth and comfort in it the same way others might enjoy Justin Timberlake, for example.
On that note, in the future I’ll try to compromise by playing more remixes of popular songs. This way the tunes are recognizable and comforting while at the same time, offer something refreshing.
So, for those who do check
Apollo Zero is blazing with ace mashes. Here’s one of my favourites – in video form nonetheless!
The fine ladies, Lara and Laura of the 2007 Creative Communications Media Awards are holding a fundraiser for the bash. Jason and I will be party catalysts. The party is at The Warehouse (112 Market Avenue) and tickets are $8 in advance | $10 at the door.
I promise it’s going to be a good time. I’ll even play dance music.
I also recorded a new mix…finally. You can get it here.
01. Nelly Furtado – Maneater (Crookers rmx)
02. Justin Timberlake – My Love (Is Like Woah! Re-edit)
03. Jamelia – Something About You (Mr. Oizo Remix)
04. Armand Van Helden feat. Fat Joe – Touch Your Toes
05. deichkind – ich betaeube mich (kowesix remix)
06. Guns ‘n’ Bombs – Josip Broz Tito
07. PUZIQUe – Relax
08. Shiloh – Vice (Original Mix)
09. Tiga – 3 Weeks (Booka Shade Vocal Mix)
10. Trashtalk – Tank Girl (original mix)
11. The Martin Brothers – Stoopit (Original Mix)
12. solee – Impressed (original mix)
13. Simian Mobile Disco – It’s The Beat
14. John Dahlback – If You Give Me
15. M.A.N.D.Y. vs Booka Shade – Body Language (Jona Remix)