3/04/2014

Jazz, Soul, Disco, Afrobeat, Groove, Motown en Lima Perú


¿Donde disfrutar de la música de Miles Davis? Bailar Fantasy de Earth, Wind and Fire, tener una velada romántica escuchando Playing your game baby de Barry White. ¿En que lugar puedo sentarme a tomar un café y escuchar What you won't do for love de Bobby Caldwell?

Pues la verdad hasta el momento no he encontrado ningún lugar en Lima que no sea mi casa donde pueda hacer esto, y quisiera saber si existe un lugar donde pueda bailar y escuchar estos generos.

En esas casualidades de la vida llegue a una fiesta en la Casa Locasa donde pude disfrutar de un súper mix gracias a  Retro Cobras que hicieron en esa oportunidad la fiesta "Eros". Mixearon Barry White, Bobby Cadwell entre otros artistas de los generos R&B, soul, groove y disco.

Estos estilos son mis favoritos y he podido recolectar a lo largo de los años varias canciones que son parte de una colección que adoro mucho, como no encuentro otros lugares en Lima donde pueda disfrutar de esta música decidí crear un grupo en facebook : jazz soul funk disco and more ♫ ♪ ♫ donde pueda compartir con otras personas vídeos, canciones y más. Bueno espero que este post lo pueda leer algún interesado(a) en esta música y desde ya esta invitado(a) cordialmente al grupo el cual espero que con el tiempo llegue a tener  más personas y así poder realizar un evento para conversar e intercambiar música  o bailar alocadamente toda la noche.

10/20/2013

A Beginner's Guide to Soul Music: The Basics

I’m NOT a Soul music expert. I really like this music so much so i found this information in order  to contribute :).
I love Soul  and I feel like I could spend a lifetime learning about it.
So i think that as you become more knowledgeable, your taste evolves and matures. You discover new artists and different styles that you weren’t aware existed. 

The Motown sound:

The famous Detroit label was for many our introduction to Soul music. Why? It has always been popular and accessible. The prolific songwriting and production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland came up with a recipe for writing polished pop masterpieces one after the other. The founder, Berry Gordy Jr., had a style that was often associated with a Detroit automobile factory assembly line. The acts were polished and manufactured following strict guidelines. How do you recognize the sound? There’s tambourines, chains, hand clapping, a melodic horn section in a very structured song. There’s not a lot of improvisation like you would find in a more southern, gritty Louisiana sound like Stax. 




Southern Soul or the Stax sound:
Much more raw and dirty then the clean melodies of Detroit rival Motown; it has a strong RnB, gospel and blues influence. Coming from the backstreets of Memphis and New Orleans where jazz, country and early Rock and Roll all saw the light of day, these styles helped shape the sound. Stax house band Booker T. & the M.G.'s were instrumental in molding the style and supported such Soul legends as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Rufus Thomas.





Northern Soul:

A sometimes overused (mea culpa) and catch all category, the term “Northern Soul” is said to have been coined by British record shop owner/ turned musical journalist, Dave Godin. He used the name to describe the type of Soul clients from Northern England would prefer when compared to London’s taste. It was popularised in such clubs as the Blackpool Mecca, the Twisted Wheel, the Golden Torch and the Wigan Casino.  For most, Northern Soul is simply non-commercial (i.e. rare) 60s soul that was recorded by unknown artists on very small record labels.  DJs would also play the undiscovered and often neglected  B-sides of certain records giving them a new life. The Northern Soul scene was a natural extension of the Mod scene but quickly became, in the early 70s, its own bona fide scene with its own dance style and fashion.

When I think of Northern Soul, I hear an up-tempo track with a driving beat that will compel you to spin, do the splits and give karate kicks to imaginary enemies.




Funk:

When you think of Funk, James Brown comes immediately to mind. The bass is the instrument that takes centre stage and is what drives the groove. The drum beat also has its own distinctive sound.  The singer will often passionately scream out the lyrics and will punctuate the song with a bunch of “Uh!”, “Ha!” and “Yeah!” You don’t dance to funk like you do to Soul, you swagger.

Instead of going for the obvious, like James Brown's Get On Up, let's instead Get Down with Harvey Scales & The 7 Sounds who cites JB as a major influence for his funk sound. I've been enjoying spinning this track lately.




Blue-eyed Soul:

As the name indicates, it’s the domain of the white Soul singers. Only a few ever came close to their Black American counterparts but the ones that did, where embraced by legions of Mods. An obvious example and a personal favorite would be UK great Georgie Fame. Another that had a few lesser known, very Northern Soul sounding tracks was none other than Welsh singer Tom Jones.





Doo-Wop:

Doo-Wop is more of an early influence then an actual genre of Soul. Prevalent in the 50s, it was characterized by vocal group harmonies . Soul greats like The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Miracles clearly diped in the  Doo-Wop pool.





: ) thanks to Patrick Foisy for the support

2/01/2012

indie/electro dance tracks


Hello world! xD//// 
I have been listening to some tracks "old and new tracks".
And I want to show you my little set list: 
indie/electro ..... enjoy xD

Benoit And Sergio - Everybody



Ghostland Observatory - Sad Sad City


IS TROPICAL - LIES



Kito & Reija Lee - Broken Hearts (Dillon Francis Remix)


heartbreaker mstrkrft


Peter & The Magician - Twist


Simian Mobile Disco-I Believe

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy


Diplo- Horsey
Ok! i don't like this song but it's so funny xD jajajaa


deadmau5 - "Moar Ghosts N Stuff"


Example - Stay Awake


Digitalism - Pogo


Holy Ghost! - Wait & See


Designer Drugs - Drop Down


Designer Drugs - Riot


DJ Shadow Ft. Afrikan Boy - I'm Excited


Hercules & Love Affair - Painted Eyes


HUNGRY FOR THE POWER - AZARI & III


Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix)


Jupiter vs Kassav - Kass Limon


M83 - Midnight City
/one of my favorites of the last year/ u_u xD


Shinichi Osawa & Paul Chamber / SINGAPORE MADNESS

7/30/2011

Mustard Pimp - ZHM

Blood Orange - Sutphin Boulevard

Pharoah Sanders - Thembi

Mayer Hawthorne - Don't Turn The Lights On





There must be another way
When she's gone to a better place
And loneliness will hurt you if you can't get through the night
Then the moment starts to fade
And dawn is just an hour away
I feel she's watching over and it gets me through the night

It makes me wonder what you'd say
It's taking me back to the month of May
When I watched you do it (all night)
I'm thinking back to what we'd shared
In many ways I'm already there
And I watched you do it

Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark
Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark
Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark
Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark

Another walk to take
Another lonesome evening spent without you there
And only those who hurt you
Will say patience is a virtue
And it's been so long
And I can't think about it
No, I can't figure it out
It's just the way you're feeling
Every time that you're appealing
Leaves no room for doubt

It makes me wonder what you'd say
It's taking me back to the month of may
When i watched you do it (all night)
I'm thinking back to what we'd shared
In many ways I'm already there
And I watched you do it

Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark
Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark
Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark
Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark

Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark
Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark
Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark
Don't turn the lights on
Cause tonight I want to see you in the dark