TIK TOK :: Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For? (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)

Jacques Lu Cont
Jacques Lu Cont

It's been a while since I've posted and I apologize. I've been going thru some struggles with depression and addiction. It feels good to be sharing with you all again. Today's track is a song that I've been looking for since 2008 (I think). I can't be certain of the date, but I went to see the DJ, Dave Seaman at Soundbar in Chicago around that time and this was his closing track. I found it quite easily this time after having tried and failed numerous times before, it's funny how that happens. Anyway, Dave played a great set, and I remember saying to him as he was finishing up - the dumbest thing … "My ex is from Manchester." Which is pretty close to Leeds, England; where he is from. He just said - "Well that sucks!"

As for the track itself, the remix was created by Stuart Price aka Jacques Lu Cont aka Les Rythmes Digitales aka Zoot Woman aka Paper Faces aka Man With Guitar aka Thin White Duke. Stuart is also from the north of England, North Yorkshire to be exact and he creates dope remixes. I'm so glad I was able to retrieve it from the vault of my mind and listen to it again. It's been on repeat, as of late, because it is a great motivational song for just moving the fuck forward in life. It's also good for workouts. So, what the fuck are you waiting for?


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.


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!


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.