Shane reminded me of this one, saying that the DJ scene is dominated by men. So I decided to put one out there for the girls following me. It comes from a Romanian artist named Inna. Don’t know much about how she started out her career except for knowing that before her debut she started out in the rock genre, but she debuted in ‘08 with the electronic track Hot. “At the 2009 MTV Romania Music Awards held in Craiova, Inna won the best dance, best new act, best show and best border breaker awards making her the most successful singer from the show.” She’s also the most viewed Romanian artist on YouTube, Hot by itself getting more than thirty million views in one year. You might have heard of her before, because she signed a contract with Ultra Records to be promoted in the US, Canada, and the UK. In my opinion, she’s got some really good music. It’s fresh. Popular all over Romania, and all over Europe, and you should definitely love it too. Inna - Love from the album Hot.
Today, it’s another Romanian band. These guys have been around for over ten years, releasing their last album, with many track sung in English, just before announcing that they were splitting up. They definitely made some of their best songs in their early years, going along with the electronic trend that was happening in Romania back in the nineties. They eventually moved on to more soulful songs, love songs that a lot of people remembered the lyrics to. But with their last album they went electropop, again going for the sound that the people wanted. I can’t say that their last album was their best, but some of the tracks and their remixes are definitely alright. 3 Sud Est - Can I Touch Your Body from the album Iubire.
Back while he was in his prime, Paul Oakenfold was one of the greatest house DJs, holding the number one position on the DJ Mag Top 100 for two years in a row. Back in the time when British DJs dominated the chart. He started off his career hoping to be in a band, experimenting with electronic on his own time. He eventually ended up doing small gigs, adopting the Acid House style, early on and dropping it for a while before restarting it because the people weren’t ready for that kind of music. Over the years he racked up bigger and bigger gigs, Ibiza, Creamfields, etcetera, making a name for himself in the electronic scene and eventually ending up among DJs like Sasha, John Digweed, and Carl Cox on the DJ Mag Top 100. Personally, I think he is one of the greatest DJs ever, especially considering his Perfecto live mixes, as well as his deep house style, where you can still detect that acid house influence. And this is probably one of my favorite Oakenfold tracks. Paul Oakenfold - Sex ‘N’ Money from the album A Lively Mind.
I should have expected this after responding to Shane’s post the way I did. Look, here’s the thing - I have nothing against you as a person. I don’t even know you.
I could’ve kept my mouth shut, but I was just expressing my opinion. Expressing that I don’t understand how more people like blogs like yours, concerning mundane everyday things, more than they like blogs like Shane’s and mine.
It would be understandable if the people following you were your close friends, but if you’ve gone outside that limit, then why? Why would anybody follow you? Why would a random Joe or Jane care about reading about your life and asking you questions?
No disrespect intended, but unless the planets revolve around you or something like that, nobody outside of your circle of friends should be paying attention to what happens in your life.
I for one am not. I checked out your blog, I didn’t like it, and therefore I didn’t follow. Therefore you can’t say “Well why don’t you just unfollow her?” because I’m not following you.
And here’s the last thing I’ll say - When you’re blogging, you’re providing something to an audience. In your case, a diary would work better. So tell me, what do you provide to the audience that makes you have more followers than me? What is so interesting to them on your blog?
P.S. - I can’t fuck myself. It’s physically impossible unless I traveled through time somehow, found myself, and fucked future me or past me. However, even if I could do that, for one thing, I’m straight, and fucking oneself sounds even worse than fucking a family member.
Here’s an excellent track from the same time period as last post. Came out in 2002, and it’s definitely more upbeat and uplifting than I Feel You. But since it’s a radio edit, it’s a little shorter. It comes from the Dutch duo 4 Strings. The duo itself was formed by Carlo Resoort and Jan De Vos, when they “found a mutual interest in dance music.” Their vocals were done by various artists, but a third member of the group, Vanessa van Hemert, did most of the vocals before she moved on. The track was their first single, making it onto the charts, but none of 4 Strings tracks made it past a peak position of 15 on any chart, except one time in the Netherlands. Surprising that it didn’t because it is actually a good piece of trance, but then I guess there were plenty of other German and Dutch DJ’s that were emerging during those years, especially Armin Van Buuren, who eclipsed 4 Strings. That being said, here’s the track. 4 Strings - Take Me Away (Into The Night)(Radio Vocal Mix) from the Take Me Away (Into The Night) single.
I may not be like fuckyeahsweetmusic.tumblr.com or other blogs like that that post a song every ten minutes, but what I lack in quantity, I make up in quality.
Personally I don’t really care that much about it. It’s just a suggestion. I’m not like everyone else who is like “Recommend me!” I really don’t care. I’m just saying I’d like to see my name on that directory, just like everybody else would.
So if you’re thinking of recommending a blog for the Music section of the directory, think about Breazu Studios.
Today, I have a track that I really like. I think I’ve said this before, but whenever I listen to a good song or a good track, I get this feeling. I always get that feeling when I listen to this track. You probably never have heard it before, you probably have, but if you haven’t, let me say this: Listen to all of it. You might not like how it starts out, because I know I don’t either, but it gets progressively better, and I guarantee that you will at least like it. Now this is trance. Not exactly the kind of trance you would here in a club, but this is trance, a very deep trance. It comes from Schiller, a German DJ, who I can say specializes in this deep type of trance, something you could almost call ambiental, but not nearly. Before 2003, Schiller was a formation including two DJs, but after the year, they split and only one was left. His songs were made in German and translated into English, the albums being released in the US at least one year later than the European release, but after the split, the songs were exclusively in German. Here is the one song from him that I have, in English of course. I’m hoping to get more of his material, but that’s definitely not on the top of my list, since other CDs recently came out. Schiller - I Feel You (ft. Peter Heppner)(Leben Extended Mix) from the album Leben(Life).
Is quite possibly the greatest television show in the history of history. It’s taken me a while, but I have finally “caught up.” I finished watching the last episode of season five about an hour ago. After it ended, my iTouch went back to the movie menu and I just sat there. Sat there in disbelief for at least a minute.
I have never before watched a show with such an elaborate plot. And now I can’t wait until Tuesday, because the end of the season left me with so many questions, and I need answers.
As I have expressed before, ATB was the DJ that got me into the whole electronic genre. Over the years I have found better DJs, better subgenres of electronic, but I have always loved ATB’s ambiental/melodic style of trance. That being said, the artist that I would like to share with you today was promoted by ATB, and has a similar style. Jades came out with his first track back in 2008, and he hasn’t released an album yet (although he did get another track, Communicate, on ATB’s newest album Future Memories), but this track is especially good. Quite refreshing to hear someone with ATB’s style on Sirius Satellite Radio on BPM where there’s mostly electropop flooding the system. Anyway, here is Jades’s debut track. I wish I could post the Club Mix, but unfortunately that is above the 10 MB limit. Lucky for you, the Radio Mix is just under that limit, so I’ll be able to post it. Jades - Wrong Medication (Radio Edit) from the album Wrong Medication (ATB Presents) - EP.
Today’s track could be considered ambient. It came out in 2003 and due to its massive popularity, it has been remixed by a handful of DJ’s such as Tiesto and Gabriel & Dresden. The group itself has been featured both on Tiesto and Gabriel & Dresden albums since they came out with this track. Andain is what the group is called, known for incorporating live instruments into their music. This song, which was their biggest hit, is characterized by a thick bassline and melancholic vocals. I really like this track. It’s one of those tracks that you simply feel. You either like it or you don’t. Andain - Beautiful Things (Gabriel & Dresden Mix) from the Beautiful Things single.
This is the song that I’m listening to at the moment, one that I especially like. I discovered is by means of the Music Video section of my On Demand thing. It’s another one from Paul Van Dyk, and this time around he’s collaborating with “one of the biggest live dance acts in the world,” Second Sun. They Californian duo was discovered in its early years by Paul Van Dyk and apparently it’s gotten a lot of success, especially after working with Paul Van Dyk on this track. It’s an excellent trance track from PVD’s Reflections, the last studio album he released for about 5 years before coming out with In Between, and starting anew with White Lies. Paul Van Dyk - Crush (ft. Second Sun)(Radio Edit) from the Crush single.
I’m feeling alright. No stress. SAT tomorrow morning. This is the first time that I’ve had to wake up early on a Saturday, but now that I think of it I have, but to go to Florida, not to take a standardized test. I didn’t study. I don’t study. All I ever really study for is Physics. But then my definition of studying is different from yours.
Working out, then getting some sleep. Best way to handle it. There won’t be some shift in reality just because I’m waking up early on Saturday. Hopefully there will be. I’d like some strange event to happen. I’d like to be magically transported to an island where miracles happen and there’s polar bears and smoke monsters, but then I guess I’m watching too much LOST.
Just gotta get through it. One man, one test. A fight to the death. No mercy, no holding back. I am going to take it down.
50 episodes. Doesn’t that deserve some sort of award? Anyway, I got this one from a friend, and I’ve heard it plenty of times in Romania on the radio. I don’t really know anything about the formation itself, so I’m just gonna copy paste what it says on their Myspace:
"SPIT is a brand new electro-club project formed by 4 experienced young musicians. They all come from a professional background and they’re involved in different projects as producers/musicians. They played everywhere in Europe from small clubs to big arenas and in 2007 they decide to join together and give life to SPIT to have fun playing together and producing brand new pop songs. Their first single “Falling” (D.G. remix) team has become a global club hit in a few months smashing the dance charts in and outside Europe, being played massively by radios and definitely one of 2007/2008’s best dance tunes worldwide. “Falling” has been launched first in Italy by DJ Albertino in his Dance Revolution show on Radiodeejay and then worldwide by Judge Jules on BBC Radio One in his Saturday Night Show being broadcasted for over two months. Falling has been licensed to MINISTRY OF SOUND all over the world; it has been one of the most played tunes at Miami’s WMC 2008, and it’s included in a huge number of compilations. After the big “Youtube” success Falling videoclip has been broadcasted on All Music TV’s M2All Shock (video mixed and selected by Provenzano DJ) Follow-up single “Dawn” is out right now."
That being said, here’s their debut track, straight from the library of Breazu Studios. Spit - Falling (Radio Vocal Edit) from the Falling single.
Fresh off the turntables, we have a Romanian duo. There’s not much I can say about them, because like I said, they’re brand new. What I can say though is that I do know something about one of the members. He was previously involved in another duo, Demmo, in which he was the DJ and provided some vocals, while this one girl did the main vocals. This time around it’s him and one of his friends, and so far they’ve only got one single out, and it’s another great example of Romanian dominance in house music. I don’t have the original, but this is the next best thing, the radio edit.Deepcentral - Russian Girl (Radio Edit) from the self-entitled album Deepcentral.
This is the first installment, and when the matches start in June, the format is gonna be a little different, mostly my report on matches. Until then it’ll mostly be news and I’ll get my stuff from different sites.
First things first, if you didn’t know the groups yet, here they are:
Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, and France
Group B: Argentina, Nigeria, South Korea, and Greece
Group C: England, United States, Algeria, and Slovenia
Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, and Ghana
Group E: Netherlands, Denmark, Japan, and Cameroon
Group F: Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand, and Slovakia
Group G: Brazil, North Korea, Côte d’Ivoire, and Portugal
Group H: Spain, Switzerland, Honduras, and Chile
On a television interview, two “self-styled criminals” threaten to kill and rob fans during the 2010 World Cup…More.
Zidane, the former French midfielder, expresses his support for Spain in the World Cup…More.
Joachim Loew decides to leave experienced defender Torsten Frings out of the German squad, due to a previous falling out…More.
That’s it for now. 141 Days, 8 Hours, 57 Minutes left until the first match of World Cup 2010: South Africa.
“I’ve decided that I’m going to try and cover the World Cup here on my blog. You know, small information, stuff like that, scores, etcetera. I shall call it Breazu Studios WC 2010 Sessions. It’s not gonna get in the way of the music, so don’t unfollow or do anything drastic like that. I’ll still supply the music, but along with that there will also be football info.”—
Listen to that audio post. You’ll like it. Yeah, I’m talking to you. You over there. Don’t pretend that you can’t here me cause I know you can. That’s right. Run away. Cower in fear. Go cry in your corner. And listen to that audio post while you’re at it.
I was wandering through my library thinking what I haven’t done yet, and this one big name pops up - Faithless. No doubt, with the beats of Rollo Armstrong and Sister Bliss and the lyrical genius of Maxi Jazz, Faithless has been a large component of electronic music throughout the years, especially with their track Insomnia. A great band indeed, they have had collaborations with artists such as Dido (Rollo’s sister) throughout the years, making excellent songs before taking an extended hiatus. They recently announced the coming of their newest album, and they have released their newest single Sun to Me, which can be heard here, on the radio and on their Myspace page. I heard this song from them on the radio one day and decided to download it from them. It’s definitely no Insomnia but it’s an excellent track, nonetheless. And it’s definitely more club-oriented than Insomnia, a very dark track, but one that will never get old. (I’ll post it as a video later today) Faithless - Music Matters (ft. Cass Fox)(Mark Knight Mix) from the Music Matters single.
Or something like that. I really dislike cold weather, so today was a really early taste of spring for me. I’m looking forward to spring. The days when I can wear a t-shirt and not have to bother with wearing a jacket.
The days when we won’t need heaters in the house.
The days when we can go to the beach.
Oh yeah, that’s what I’m looking forward to the most. The bikinis, the sand, the music, and the cool saltwater.
"Maria says she’s dying Through the door I hear her crying Why? I don’t know.”
Every once in a while, I like to take a break from the electronic and post something a little different. A while back (Ep. 26) I posted Oasis - Champagne Supernova. Today, I’d like to post another one of my favorite non-electronic songs. This time, it’s Counting Crows. Counting Crows could definitely be considered one of the best “American bands,” and if not, then certainly one of the best American bands that came out of the 90’s, in my opinion. And this song, like every song, sends a message.
"The song begins with a guy walking out the front door of his house, and leaving behind this woman . But the more he begins to leave people behind in his life, the more he feels like he’s leaving himself behind as well. The less and less substantial he feels like he’s becoming to himself. And that’s sorta what the song’s about because he feels that even as he disappears from the lives of people, he’s disappearing more and more from his own life. The chorus is, he sorta keeps screaming out these idioms these lessons that your mother might say to you when you were a kid, sorta child lessons ya know, "round here we always stand up straight", "carving out our names"."
It doesn’t really matter what you think it means. It could be about losing yourself or anything else, but nevertheless, it is a beautiful song. Counting Crows - Round Here from the album Films About Ghosts.
It’s all relative. Nobody constantly thinks about all the children dying in Africa. Nobody cries their heart out for them but the people who are actually in Africa.
It’s the same with Haiti. We’re raising awareness, donating our money and wearing our blue and red ribbons to show our support for the country, but deep inside do we really care? Do we really understand what is happening?
Pretty soon it will all be forgotten by anyone who is not in Haiti. It may be all over the Internet and the news for now, but soon it will be a fragment of the past. Nobody frequently remembers the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean unless they were there when the catastrophic event ocurred.
Do you remember that in December of 1989 Romanians gathered in front of the government headquarters, forcing Nicolae Ceaușescu to flee, later to be captured and executed, ending the reign of communism in Romania? People in Romania still think about it every day, even though it was over twenty years ago.
It’s all relative. In reality we (everyone outside of Haiti) will all forget about the devastating earthquake and all the damage and all the lives lost. And we will go on living our lives blatantly forgetting what happened just like we blatantly forget that there are people dying all over the world.
But then the people in Haiti will never forget. They will never forget how many lives they lost, especially considering the poor condition that they were already in.
People in your family will die. People in other people’s families will die. They will be mourned by their families, and their families will never forget the day that they died and how they died. But let’s say that you invite a friend to the funeral, a friend that really only knew you and not the family member that died. The most they can do is say the oh so mundane “I’m sorry” or change it up a little and say “My condolences,” because the situation is not relative to them. It is not their mother, father, sister, or brother.
It’s the same with Haiti. We, people outside of Haiti, show our awareness now after the event, but unlike the Hatians themselves, the event will not be as significant to us to the point that we will remember it frequently for the rest of our lives.