The shameless side of Club Music – Part. 2

Posted by Jakub

I’ve been bored with dance music for a bit now when it comes to the more upbeat stuff(the slow groove stuff has been amazing though). I use to play these kind of records and it was a ton of fun to dj out but its pretty much been harsh cut up remixes of Top 40, newbies that haven’t heard much of what was going back in the day and fusions of trending whatever. In Part 1 I went on this small rant:

No matter how much you might hate certain kinds of music you can always find something that appeals to you unless you have a one track mind or prefer a safe and conservative lifestyle. So you’re definitely not looking for trance, you definitely don’t want what’s playing at Crunch gym, and your sick of what your friends are suggesting because the vocals make you uncomfortable or there are too many snare rolls or it gets too cheesy dreamy sounding. Maybe you just want one dancey anthem for the week, well i’m gonna do my best to help steer you in the right direction before you have a bad club remix of Pet Shop Boys on your hands.

I hope these kind of posts show that there was some melodic dance cuts at one point that worked both in the underground and mainstream dancefloor, I hope we come back to this driving catchy sound where the synths are warmer and the instrumentals could hold their own without a vox.

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Dan says:

March 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm

I agree completely, Top 40 clubs bore me to death (more with the people than the music but still).

Also great picks, I haven’t heard them before. :)


Alex / HeadUp says:

March 5, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I think there’s a lot of good upbeat 4/4 picks, but you have to dig reallllly deep to find them, the best stuff is on some obscure german or uk label ;-)

That Daso track is noice…


Jake says:

March 5, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Yeah, I definitely agree.

I used to play that Holden mix of ‘The Sky Was Pink’ a couple years ago. It was my #1 for a very long time. Nothing beats that melody.

Lately I’ve been a big fan of Claude VonStroke’s recent track “Vocal Chords”. It has a catchy, interesting melody thats created by a number of different vocal scales, and its very well produced.

But ya Jakub, great tracks man.


NAVIS says:

March 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm

3/4 of my party mix on my iPod comes from this site. I like to kick off parties with that most excellent Apples and Pears track from The Canyons you posted on here months ago.

*patiently awaits email*


jonsun says:

March 5, 2010 at 8:31 pm

nice. i was more of a progressive fan. think “believe-gus gus” 1st track on Northern Exposure II: East Coast. What a track to begin the story. There’s no storytelling anymore…or I’m just getting old.


mik says:

March 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm

check out the work it baby 10 yr compilation – good nudisco/house from Kris Menaces label.. nice melodies and good strings, not many vox


mik says:

March 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm

check out the work it baby 10 yr compilation – good nudisco/house from Kris Menaces label.. nice melodies and good strings, not many vox


chris says:

March 7, 2010 at 7:31 am

hmm. i know nothing about this kind of dance music, but i like it. maybe because im 19 :(


forma says:

March 8, 2010 at 3:23 am

forma satışı yapan firmamız, Kaliteyi baz alarak , önceden yaptığımız stoklarımızla uygun fiyata forma satışını yapmaktayız. Müşterilerimizin memnuniyetine dayalı olarak forma yapımında istediğiniz kaliteyi baz alabiliriz.


Drew says:

April 9, 2010 at 11:23 am

I know its been a while since you posted this, but I’ve been looking for that DASO track everywhere! Any idea where I can find it to download? Best track I’ve heard in months… I love it!


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June 1, 2010 at 5:05 am


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