I finally had some free time to post some sets in the Back Spin series that I had been promising but sat on for several months.
BS2 and the companion to this set BS3 track the mid to late millennium burgeoning underground EDM scene. Actually, it was the tipping point before the mainstream acceptance I had predicted on my first year-end post in 2007.
The premise of that post was that music is cyclical, in that styles and sounds never go out of favor but after peaking in popularity typically go underground until the time is ripe to re-appear under a new moniker. Often, the new sound will brandish influences from generations past, while making it’s own stylistic mark for current dance music enthusiasts.
Disco was later re-birthed as house, while EDM or electro is really a re-birth of the New Wave and the Punk scenes of the late 70s and 80s. Granted, technology allows us to take these influences further than previously imagined; so much so that the next DJ superstar is probably 13 years old and mastering his or her skills in their bedroom under their parents roof, at this very moment.
So, I’m here to present many of the sounds and DJs who are responsible for much of what you now hear on the world’s dance floors and for that matter, Top 40 radio. I’ll give EDM a few more years before people tire and EDM is forced back underground, where it will go through another evolutionary round before making inroads into the mainstream again.
You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the next two sets, no need to mention them. Just sit back and listen to this musical journey from the not-so-distant past. ENJOY!
1. David Guetta feat. JD Davis - The World Is Mine (F!@$ Me I'm Famous Remix)
2. Deep Dish - Flashdance (Guetta & Garraud F!@$ Me I'm Famous Remix)
3. Axwell feat. Max'C - I Found You (Remode Mix)
4. Sia - The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Stonebridge Vocal)
5. Fireflies feat. Alexandra Prince - I Can't Get Enough (Ian Carey Remix)
6. Dirty South feat. Rudy - Let It Go (Full Vocal Mix)
7. September - Cry For You (Extended Mix)
8. Sylvia Tosun - Underlying Feeling (Adam K & Soha Club Mix)
9. Carl Kennedy vs. Baby D - Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Original)
10. Dave Spoon feat. Lisa Maffia - Bad Girl (At Night) (Club Mix)
11. Chris Lake feat. Laura V - Changes 2006 (Full Vocal Mix)
12. Fedde Le Grand - Put Your Hands Up For Detroit (Club Mix)
13. Cajmere feat. Dajae - Say U Will (Original Mix)
14. Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd - Proper Education (Original Extended Mix)
15. Chicco Secci & Robbie Rivera - Let's Get Together (Main Club Mix)
16. Faithless feat. Cass Fox - Music Matters (Axwell Remix)