Sunday, 3 March 2013

Last Night's Listening: Mardi Gras, Sydney

A few tracks I heard last night during the Mardi Gras parade on Oxford Street in Sydney. Safe to say it was fabulous, darling...

1. The System - Coming to America (Atco Records, 1988)

This is a bit of a white lie really, as I didn't technically here this at all! That said, whilst sitting outside the Coco Cubano on the parade route last night, I did hear a track in the background that distinctly reminded me of the score from one of my favourite 80s films – Coming To America. A bit of searching later and I stumbled across the main theme. Classic funk from the era of big shoulder pads, bigger phones and truly terrifying perms.

2. Benny Benassi - Satisfaction (Energy Production, 2002)

Released in 2002, I still remember working in Groovefinder Records in Portsmouth when the first pressings of this came through, as it took quite a while to decide whether this was a huge hit or miss. However, ‘Satisfaction’ has since given birth to a decade of hugely compressed synth-heavy ‘electro’ anthems; as it turns out this track was groundbreaking at the time and refuses to go away. That riff though… So infectious! 

3. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (RSO, 1977)

A track that needs no introduction. Immortalised by the dancefloor stylings of one John Travolta, this track was one of the first disco tracks I was ever exposed to and continues to rotate in all manner of venues – in a multitude of reworked forms – the world over. Classic doesn't quite do it justice.
DJ Equipment - Serato Scratch Live SL-1

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...