’09 was a big year for New Yorker Luca Venezia (Drop the Lime). He released two huge club hits, “Devils Eyes” and “Set Me Free” becoming the “Most Blogged Artist on the Planet” according to Hype Machine. Luca took his unique style of DJing around the globe, crisscrossing North America many times as well as Europe, China, Singapore and Australia.
What was the best thing about Showtime series The Real L Word? Not the sex, not the drama, but the music. If you watched the show, I’m sure you noticed the quality of the theme tune and songs dispersed throughout the 9 weeks.
The band responsible is Love Darling, an indie rock trio based in Hollywood, who are about to tour the US and have released a new ep full of gems called Sunshine Dust.
Remember when Indie Arie, Maxwell, Jill Scott and D’Angelo were running the music industry in the early 2000s? Those were the good days of R&B. Now DJ Ruckus is going to take you back to that era, with this Neo Soul Mix.
For over a decade, “Little Louie” Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez have led dance music down new paths with their inventive production style and imaginative feel for different musical forms. The two native New Yorkers have amassed an overwhelming body of work that includes hundreds of original productions, remixes and side projects, redefining the way we think of music in clubs.
Vega and Gonzalez defiantly mix everything they can find – house, hip-hop, funk, disco, Latin, African and jazz – into a universal groove.
Here is a MAW mix recorded for Bobbi & Steve’s Kiss FM show in 1998.
I was really looking forward to some new music from Andre and this song does not disappoint. Sounding very much like an old Rare Soul Groove (not sure which samples were used – sorry), his flow is impeccable and romantic in his unique “OutKast” way.