dl: Sgt. Sass – Supposed To Do (alt)
I have had the music blogger equivalent of blue balls waiting to share some songs off of Sgt. Sass‘ brand spanking new Body Rock EP. These boys have been grinding hard for over a year getting this together, and it was well worth the wait.
The bad news? This shit is so good that I want you to hear every song. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t be cool with me leaking their entire EP, you know? I mean, if I had a million dollars, I’d skip the damn green dresses and buy every damn reader of this blog a copy of this EP. Because so many people read this blog. SO MANY.
With a semi-experimental party-rap vibe, the album’s title track drives me crazy (in a good way). Every listen leads to discovering some new sound that you didn’t quite notice before. The crickets! The horns! It’s epic. And in case you’re wondering, I’ve been quoting guest rapper Benni E for weeks, particularly “I wanna see you dance off, pants off like Stephanie Tanner.” Hip-hop ain’t dead when motherfuckin’ Jodie Sweetin is involved. From meth addict to mom!
But I digress. That song, as well as “U+U+D+D+L+R+L+R (Make You Move)”, was recorded with Chris McDonald of Duck Duck Studio. Since he’s occasionally been known to provide me fermented alcoholic beverages and watermelon juice, I can’t say I’m unbiased in saying that those tracks are awesome. And despite the fact that he mixed and mastered all the tracks, I feel slightly more legit declaring my love for “Supposed to Do”. Here, the boys slow it down for a sexy slow-grinding jam that might want to make you take your clothes off. Essentially, it’ll have you naked by the end of this blog post. Nasty put some clothes on!
boner track: Sgt. Sass f/ Benni E – Body Rock (alt)
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dl: Official Secrets Act – Bloodsport (Filthy Dukes Remix) (alt)
Its strange when a band I don’t care for happens to also write a song that I love with all of my bitter, angry heart. I’m not sure if its the slow mo disco groove or the warbly vocals, but Official Secrets Act absolutely won me with “Bloodsport.” The completely rubbish video doesn’t do the song justice, but, thankfully, Filthy Dukes came along with a remix that elevates the original into positively cosmic scale. I’m including the radio edit of the original, which is, for some reason, titled the “109 Mix” for all the mixtapers who don’t like throwing drawn out late night choonz. With a little luck, this song will launch them a bit higher and they’ll be able to afford more than some ladwear and stage lights for their next video.
slow-mo disco: Official Secrets Act – Bloodsport (109 Mix) (alt)
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dl: TIGA – Turn The Night On (alt)
You know what my biggest problem with Tiga‘s latest album Ciao! is? Some of the best songs on it will never reach the ears of the general public. On the other hand, one could argue that none of the songs will reach the ears of the “general public”, given Mr. Sontag’s relative obscurity beyond the dance music scene. But let’s not dwell on that.
At the time this post is being written, four singles from Ciao! have been confirmed–“Mind Dimension”, “Shoes”, “Beep Beep Beep” and “What You Need”. These first four songs of the album are decent but hardly representative of the whole product. In fact, the album gets exponentially more interesting musically after these songs. Tiga himself has said that “Gentle Giant” and “Love Don’t Dance Here Anymore” are among his favorite tracks, yet you probably won’t see either of them being released (partially because the latter is far too epic to be a single).
If I lived in a motherfuckin’ McWorld, Sontag’s label would release the Gonzales-produced “Turn The Night On” as his next single. Why? Because it’s exactly what the world needs right now–something kind of cheesy and entirely “unhip”. The melody reminds me of Billy Joel and there are certain moments in the track where I feel like I’ve been transported back in time to my older sister’s 1980s dance recitals. Why the hell aren’t more people making music like this? More importantly, why are the labels of people making music like this trying to hide it?
boner track: FEVER RAY – Triangle Walks (Tiga remix) (alt)
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