Guess who’s back?
Everything’s supposed to be back to normal now. We’ve just had to remove the most insanely random songs from our server, because of our host’s demands. There doesn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason behind the songs they forced us to remove, as most are available on several other blogs, but if it means we can continue to feed the masses, then so be it, I’ll take ‘em down.
To celebrate the fact that we won’t imminently perish, I’ve posted a few smooth tunes and one oldie thrown in for good measure.
This is a fantastic edit by local house heroes Prince Club. The original version of The Morning, a somewhat upbeat hangover anthem by The Weeknd, isn’t too altered by the Montreal duo (hence the title of edit and not remix), but they make it slighly more groovy and smooth. Whereas most of The Weeknd’s songs are pretty much the soundtrack to a drug-fueled hotel suite party, this take on The Morning would definitely fit in an early evening club set. Actually, it’d probably work great in an after-hours set too, as the sun starts to rise. Sexy, emotional and effective. Montreal is kicking ass at music these days, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.
Juvenile- Get Ya Hustle On
I found an old CD of mine a little while back, and had to take a trip down memory lane. While this classic tune is very period-specific, its message still resonates. I’m pretty sure that they still have not finished rebuilding the poor, disaffected areas of New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit, and it’s been 6 years.
Sinjin Hawke, a former Montrealer, has now relocated to Barcelona, but he’s still releasing phenomenal material. We’ve profiled him before, and posted quite a few of his tunes, so you should be familiar with his brand of deep, soulful dance music. Last time I talked to him, he mentioned that his plan was to lock himself in a room and produce as much music as he could for a solid year. The original tune, Fancy, is one of my favorite songs (and I’ve even posted the original a few months ago), so it was a VERY welcome surprise to stumble across this gem.
I realize that I’ve posted two The Dream songs in 2 days, but that’s because I think he is one of the tightest producers/artists in music. His creativity knows no bounds, and he’s made some of the greatest lovemaking music since Prince was in his prime. That’s a heavy statement, but I stand by it. Trust me, put on any of his CDs when you’re with your missus or man, and you’ll see what I mean.
La Patère Rose- Duet Tacet
This final tune is incredibly sappy, but I’m totally unabashed about my taste for sweet love songs, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. I also post gangster rap and dirty house music on the regular, so I figure that posting this stuff once in a while gets a pass, ha. This tune, from the now defunct Québec-based electro-indie trio La Patère Rose, is a recent obsession. The lead singer, Fanny Bloom, is pursuing a solo career, and the two other members are focusing on their main project, the electro-jazz group called Misteur Valaire.
You know, I might have a serious weakness for cute girls who play piano and sing sad romantic pop songs. They are my Achilles heel, I swear to god.