10.02.2018

YACHT ROCK :: Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out

Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Yacht Rock or 80's New Wave ... Joe Jackson's Steppin' Out was a perfect combination of both. As if a transformation of Cinderella to the ball - this song is the perfect pre-party jam. Joe, not to be confused with Joe of the famous Jackson 5, is an English Singer / Songwriter ... most famous for Steppin' Out, He has also composed classical music. He has recorded 19 studio albums and received 5 Grammy Award nominations.

7.06.2018

EARWORM :: Yacht - Psychic City (Classixx Remix)

Yacht - Psychic City (Classixx Remix)
This song has been stuck in my head for a while. Also, in my ears. I've been listening nonstop since I learned the name about two hours ago. Originally, I had heard it through the ether or internet or somewhere. Anyway, I heard it again when my bawse sister played it for me. This is an iconic remix of a Yacht song, as well an iconic song! That bass line ... and you can hear feedback in those first two measures! OMFG! Classixx transformed this song almost completely. The original almost songs like the remix after hearing this so many times. Great tune!

5.24.2018

HAPPINESS IS :: Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Happy

Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Happy
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Happy
Wow, this one brings back a lot of memories! Ned's Atomic Dustbin was pretty crucial in my life in the early 90's. From Britain, They developed skate rock into early emo. I bought a VHS tape of their tour through the UK and Europe and would play on repeat. Happy is a sweet gem of a song. It hit's all the right points in a bouncy bob your head kind of way. The band didn't last, unfortunately, having released their last album in 1995. They did reunite in 2008 for some reunion shows but haven't produced any new tracks.

LITTLE STEPS :: Josin - Company (Kiasmos Remix)

Josin - Company (Kiasmos Remix)
Josin - Company (Kiasmos Remix)
Need some nice chill tuneage? I've got you covered. This Kiasmos remix of Josin's Company is midtempo chill at it's best. Josin's voice reminds me of Radiohead's Thom Yorke in a slight way, and I mean that as a compliment. You can check out more of her work in the Soundcloud profile below.