Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Tune Tuesday #7

Seeing as yesterdays' Mix Monday was themed a little different to usual, I though maybe let's continue on the theme for the rest of the week... mix things up a little bit. Today we're all about Classics. Not the, "embarrassingly drunk dad, dancing alone at a wedding, classics" more the "Omg! I've not heard this tuuune in so long", and "ahhh what I nice groove, kind of classics".

Life is all about the groove right now, seeing as the word Vibe or Vybe or Vwyyyyyyyybe seems to be getting used far too much at the moment, by myself and many others. Therefore it's time to bring back the groove. A little bit of funk, a little bit of fun. Almost cheesy, but still awesome.

I'm rambling about pointless shit again, so I will stop now and leave you with some tunes I've been feeling rather a lot lately. Enjoy them, as always... as much as he would!

Double 99 - Ripgroove
Now this has been flying around in all sorts of forms over the last year, with remixes coming from every scene, Dubstep to House to Techno... even Cirez D has a go at it, failing miserably. What needs to be remembered is the original and how much of an impact it is still making on music today. It must of been sampled a thousand times and still it's being played in the clubs. One of my favourite tunes that there ever was.

Tina Moore - Never Gonna Let You Go
A fine, fine garage classic from back in 1997, the year when Labour gained power for the first time in 18 years and The Spice Girls ruled the world. Strange times ey! I always remember my mum playing this from time to time during my childhood. It always used to come on during some of the most memorial times as well. Like family gatherings... usually parties or yes, wedding receptions. Still though, can't get over those vocals... timeless.

Groove Armada - I See You Baby
Nothing comes close to this for me, for just the pure fun factor. No matter how many times I listen to it, it still makes me smile. And yes, it does still partly remind me of that hideously annoying Renault Megane advert, but I can live with that. You can't help but get the feet tapping and the head nodding to this tune. Again from the 90s, but slightly later, 1999. Yes, this tune is now over a decade old, and I'm only 20, but that  fact is starting to make me feel old!

Shanks - Sweet Like Chocolate
Don't shake your head at me like that, I'll have you know this is top tune. Yeah yeah, a little bit pre-teen school disco, cringe worthy, younger sister playing with her Barbie dolls, but sometimes you just can't top a nice 2-step beat. I was going to post Sweet Female Attitude, but I think this is a little bit lesser known, and probably something you haven't listened to in years.

De La Soul - The Magic Number
I sometimes listen to this if I think I've played a bit of a wank set. "Everybody wants to be a Deejay, everybody wants to be an Emcee, but being speakers are the best, and you don't have to guess". Sometimes I try and think of myself as the speakers rather than as a DJ when I play out. If there is one thing I want to avoid, it's getting a big ego or becoming too full of myself. Being confident about your style and your talent is all well and good, but we can all cross the line sometimes. Pure feel good tune.