Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Right about now, the funk soul brother

I love Big Beat. There, I said it. Oh, man, do I really dig those block rockin' beats. In my younger DJ days, that was my genre of choice. I didn't care that it was looked down upon and deemed "stupid advertising music." House music sucks. It's just not fun like a good Fatboy Slim party-starter. I still love the stuff, although the scene is gone and there's not much new Big Beat being produced nowadays. Stylus Magazine has a nice recent feature reminiscing about those halcyon days in the mid to late 90s. I have six of the eight seminal recordings that they profile. Does that make me a superfan? I may be forward thinking in many areas, but when it comes to dance music, I'm blissfully stuck in the past.

6 comments:

spydrz said...

Dance music? Like LaBouche?

Micah said...

Yeah, "Rhythm Is a Dancer" - that's it. And tell Shamrock that the Real McCoy is a hardcore techno act.

spydrz said...

We should also alert Shamrock that I still have his Mr. Vain CD. Somewhere.

this.heartbreak.shall.endure. said...

be not ashamed of your love for outdated music that was never highly regarded in the first place.

You are not alone.

I'm currently feinding over Kentish Man's "Easy Lover", so much so that I might order the import vinyl.

p.s. Cathy Dennis is the end all be all of 90's dance music.

Kate The Great said...

Hey, there ain't no school like old school. PS. That CD you made me rocks. I esp. love that song that's right before the DJ Rap tune. Something about Music is Satan. That bass line is awesome. Also like the version of Magic Carpet Ride...

Micah said...

heartbreak - Thanks for having my back.

KtG - Glad you like the disc. Hope it made you shake what yo' momma gave you. That song - Midfield General's "Devil in Sports Casual" - does indeed have a wicked bassline. "You make the music go back and you hear Satan speaking..."