Category Archives: House

Moodymann Will Play At Paisley Park

 

 

Detroit DJ and house music auteur Moodymann will play an extensive set of Prince’s music at Paisley Park December 1st. The longtime Prince fan will honor the late musician with a set of rare tracks, B-sides, and unreleased songs. Red Bull Music will present the event at Prince’s home in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Prince’s relationship with Detroit was unique because of the way the city embraced him before superstardom. The artist gave rare interviews to DJ The Electrifying Mojo and played limitless concert dates in the city during his rise in the ’80s. Moodymann has always been open about Prince’s influence on his music. The reclusive artist and label owner, who has recorded with Prince collaborator Amp Fiddler in the past, became one the most respected names in dance music during the ’90s. His unconventional approach and refusal to dilute his vision with trends produced some of the most sweat-inducing moments on wax. Moodymann’s “Shades Of Jae” became an anthem at Detroit’s Club Heaven under the fingers of late legendary DJ Ken Collier. His catalog was also received on an international level and Drake recently sampled his “Live At Cutloose 2nd Birthday Party” on “Passionfruit.” 

Tickets for Moodymann’s set at Paisley Park can be purchased from Red Bull’s site

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Media Questions Of The Week

Why did Netflix cancel the third season of Luke Cage?

What kind of jokes will be made in the upcoming #MeToo comedy created by Whitney Cummings and Lee Daniels? 

How did David Guetta bring house music to America when it was created in Chicago during the ’80s? 

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Throwback: Aretha Franklin-A Deeper Love

Aretha Franklin covered Clivillés & Cole’s “A Deeper Love” with a backing vocal from Lisa Fischer after they had success with it in 1991. The production duo used vocalist Deborah Cooper on the original version and it increased their profile in the music industry as it was a big hit in clubs and on the dance music charts. Franklin hired them to produce the album version of the song for her Greatest Hits (1980-1994) album and remixes as a single. Her voice made “A Deeper Love” a no. 1 hit and it also functioned as the leading song from the new album. Greatest Hits (1980-1994) compiled some of Franklin’s most popular songs on Arista Records up until 1994. Critics and fans were aware of certain omissions like her duets with Whitney Houston and Elton John but the compilation achieved platinum status and was nominated for a Best Female R&B Performance Grammy of which Franklin already had nine. The 37th Grammy Awards also bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award on her in 1994. “A Deeper Love” was also used in the Whoopi Goldberg film Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit

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Mark de Clive-Lowe Vol. 1 Remixes On Vinyl

Mark de Clive-Lowe’s latest batch of remixes is will be available July 4th on vinyl from  Mashibeats via Fatbeats. The six songs include music from Nina Lares, Dexter Story and KING. The deep house tracks are destined to provide some lasting summer memories in the club. Listen to the stream below and check Fatbeats for a physical copy. 

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Gorillaz Release Hollywood Single Featuring Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle

Gorillaz shares another unique collaboration called “Hollywood” with features from Snoop Dogg and house veteran Jamie Principle. The allure of the movie town has Snoop resisting the illusions and Principle’s low-key vocals embedded within a deep house production. The Now Now officially releases June 29th and can be pre-ordered now. 

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