Andreas Dorau’s “Fred Vom Jupiter” is my current ear worm. Give this a listen and you may find yourself unknowingly humming it as you go about your day.
This song by Northern Ireland’s Undertones is perfect power pop: short, powerful, and poppy. “Cousin” was released in 1980 and went to number nine on the UK pop charts that year.
Producer Stint has taken Lana Del Rey’s tempo-changing track “West Coast” into chilled-out electro territory with an uplifting chorus (at least as uplifting as Lana Del Rey can get).
The elusive Detroit champion Moodymann has been churning out deep, sample-based soul music for late-night dance floors for 20 some years. This self titled LP, in my opinion, is his greatest achievement.
I don’t think I have ever professed my love for George Michael on this (or any other) site before. I have loved him since the 80’s and have a deeper appreciation of him as an adult.
There’s no denying the Phil Spector influence on Wizzard’s “Rock’n’Roll Winter (Looney’s Tune)”; the song is catchy like the flu, the sound is absolutely huge, and the lyrics are pure nostalgia for the innocence of youth. Amazing.
Yesterday the YouTube gods were smiling on me. I stumbled across the U-Tern remix of “Bang Bang Bang” by Mark Ronson featuring Amanda Warner and Q Tip. As good as the remix is, I still prefer the original with its wild soundscapes and shifting tempo.
Living Social demanded the beloved Fatback experience of an unhinged funk-drenched house party scaled up to a 5000-person level.
Tom Goss wrote the feel good power-pop hometown anthem of the summer: “Bears” What’s not to love about this song and the accompanying topless pool party video?
The Spandettes are a 10-piece disco outfit fronted by a trio of female vocalists. Their debut single, “Sweet & Saccharine,” is a breezy slice of soulful disco-pop, reworked by Whiskey Barons.