Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Cover for a cause.

The dB's, the old-school power-popsters who've recently reunited and are playing the Hideout Block Party this weekend, are offering a download of a new cover of "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" for those who contribute via the PayPal link on their site to the Katrina relief effort. Pretty cool, huh?

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Techno for an answer?

Okay, I admit I don't know what makes something techno versus electronica versus trance versus plain ol' dance music. Just when I think I have it all figured out, someone tells me I'm wrong. A die-hard member of the Ministry of sound, I'm not.

  • Boogie Pimps "Sunny" (comp. Bobby Hebb)
    This one's my favorite.

  • Royal Gigolos "California Dreamin' (Tek House Extend Mix)" (The Mamas and the Papas cover)
    Russians love to dance too! Check out this page to sample other mixes of this track or to watch the video.

  • Linus Loves feat. Sam Obernik "Stand Back (Linus Loves Friday's Child Remix)" (Stevie Nicks cover)

  • Firewater "Is That All There Is?" (comp. Leiber and Stoller)
    Okay, this isn't techno or electronica or whatever, but I've always loved this song and I like this version and I thought it was the perfect song to end this paltry post. And it's definitely pro-dancing.