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with you in 4/4
by Peter Mavrik
2006-01-18

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2006 is starting out right. Some really great dance music has just begun to make its way out into the scene and the best part is that it's easier than ever to get. You don't need to be a VIP to get a hot track, and you certainly don't have to race to the store to be the first in line.

Lately I've been patronizing online music shops quite a bit. With each passing week I find it easier than ever to preview and purchase music online. It's nice to shop in the comfort of my own home in my pajamas. But the best thing is the ability to listen to such a broad range of artists with the click of a button; something you can't do in most shops.

The better online stores let you browse by genre and sub-genre; yet another thing physical stores aren't very good with. Flipping through music on a shelf is rarely intuitive, not to mention tedious. And how many times have you gone somewhere intending to buy song X, only to hunt around for a while and then find out that it's on the other side of the store? But they don't have any copies in stock right now. Moral of the story? Shop online.

I'm a sucker for a down tempo Deep House track. And when you add a voice like Monica Lynk it's over. Bravo Mike has a new track out , remixed by Dave Warrin called 'Sunshine.' It's one of those smooth vocal grooves that just feels good. And really, who isn't thinking about sunshine right now in the depths of winter... ?

Davidson Ospina has kicked out another Latin flavored 'floor thumper called 'Baila.' The Original Mix is my favorite because it's happy and heavy on the beats. Some trumpets and a few well placed vocals make it a prime time track, ready for a full 'floor of dancers.

Disco House. Yummy Disco House. Daryl D'Bonneau hollers on the track 'Can We Do It' by Lenny Fontana. It takes a pretty special singer for me to get into a male vocal track ( I'm a diva devotee ) but Daryl holds his own, hitting some notes that are a bit higher than you'd expect for a man. But hey, wasn't that the trend in the Disco days? This is one of those naughty and fun crowd movers that had me bouncing in my seat when I first heart it. Holler on Daryl. Holler on girl.

Speaking of hollering, enter Gospel diva Charlene Moore. Jay-J ( who keeps cranking out tunes I love ) has written a track for her called 'With Him.' Even before I heard it, I knew I'd like it based on the remix name: 'Ron Carrol's BMC Black Gospel Feel Edit" Duh. A name like that is like catnip to me. Take a five part Gospel harmony, add a piano, some House beats, a jumpy bass line, and throw a husky Gospel diva over the top. The resulting song will make a crowded dance floor scream for more and absolve you of your sins until next week. Trust.

With you in 4/4,

Peter Mavrik

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peter@windycitymediagroup.com


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