16 May 2009

Progressive Post!

On the plane ride home for summer, I was DJing on my laptop while my friend listened through a splitter. As I noticed he was falling asleep, so I figured I'd lay off the electro bangers and switch to some more progressive (I wish I had another word for this genre, I really do. What the hell does Progressive mean in terms of music anyways? They should call it Trancey House or something, because thats all it is) stuff to keep from torturing the poor guy. This reminded me how awesome some of these tracks really are. They really could only be played live at a massive rave, but that doesn't keep them from being some of the most beautiful dance tracks out there. I don't care if anybody thinks that these are 'commercial' or 'gay' because a good tracks deserve credit. Here are some progressive tracks old and new.

-M

The Longest Road (Deadmau5 Remix) - Morgan Page
Deadmau5 got nominated for a 2008 grammy for this one, but didn't win. In fact, Justice won with their remix of Electric Feel by MGMT. Oh, where have they gone...

Need To Feel Love (Adam K & Soha Remix) - Refleckt feat. Delline Bass

Still keep coming back to this one. So incredibly beautiful. Adam K & Soha are masters of Progressive.

Majuro (Original Mix) - Sébastien Léger
Oh god this song is amazing. Definitely my favorite Léger track for sure. He's a guy that has a ton of versatility when it comes to genre.

Raining Again (Steve Angello's Vocal Mix) - Moby

YES! This song will be stuck in your head for the rest of your life, and you'll love it. Perfect way to end a set. Hooray for Steve Angello.

Dreamer (Deniz Koyu & Micha Moor Remix) - Niels Van Gogh
So amazing. I need to look into Micha Moor, because this track is just amazing.

Dreams - Deep Dish & Axwell
This is a remix/cover of Fleetwood Mac that they actaully got Stevie Nicks to sing the vocals on (aka its not sampled). They say that Deep Dish invented Progressive House, who would have guessed that one of the members would become Dubfire and start making the most awesome minimal house/techno tracks around. This track was originally by Deep Dish, but I guess they decided to redo it with Axwell's help, and good thing too.

I Remember - Deadmau5
One of the highlights of Random Album Title, her voice just entrances you.

1 comment:

  1. Jumpman (too lazy to log in)May 17, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    apparantly the term progressive refers to an attempt to elevate the genre to new levels of artistic credibility

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