It's been a while since I shared my thoughts on the tunes along with the track list. Enjoy!
Track List (57:36):
- Black Velvet - Ferry Corsten: I remember thinking back in 2008 that I thought this tune should be the future sound of vocal trance. It didn't happen. Instead we have had the more mellow stuff which is good but I also wanted something a bit tougher. Also reminds me of Madonna's song "Skin" from her 1998 Ray of Light release. Ferry? How 'bout some more. "Black velvet feels warm on my skin. Touch me slowly, I want to savor my freedom."
- Bittersweet (Freemasons Extended Mix) - Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Waiting for the new Freemason's album that should be out this year. They never seem to disappoint. Thanks Sophie for instigating a little Freemason's sound out in the mean time.
- Good Times - Seamus Haji vs Mark Knight & Funkagenda: The #1 1979 hit by Chic is reborn. This tune has been sampled so much in Hip Hop and Rap songs. Did it ever really disappear?
- Halfway Gone (Morgan Page Main Mix) - Lifehouse: If you are a fan of my mixes then you have to be a fan of Morgan Page. The man is putting out great remixes and original material. Check out my tribute mix "Morgan Page is God!" released last month and get his new album Believe (iTunes - Amazon - Listen to the full album on Soundcloud).
- Feels Like Home - Meck Feat Dino Lenny: Meck just released a new version based on the mash up from the recent Madonna tour. Feels Like A Prayer was great in concert but I didn't care for the new release. So here is the former.
- Stoned In Love (Vertigo Vocal Remix) - Chicane feat. Tom Jones: I'm also looking forward to Chicane's new album out in April. Loving the new tune Come Back & Stay. Look for it on an upcoming mix. This is a fave from 2006 and my Raleigh/Durham, NC days. "Stoned in love but not with you."
- Feels Like Fire (Club Mix) - Players Please: I don't know who Players Please is but I do know that this tune has elements lifted from Power of Love by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. My favorite tune of this set! "I'll keep the vampires at bay. Feels like fire. I'm so in love with you. Purge the soul. Make love your goal."
- Rocket (Richard X One Zero Remix) - Goldfrapp: The last mix "Rocket Love Songs" had the outstanding Tiesto remix but I had to include the Richard X mix in this one. Always download a new Richard X remix even if you haven't listened to it. Much like The Freemason's, he never disappoints. This remix is free in the U.S. Amazon store (click here).
- Heartbreak on Vinyl (Chew Fu Extended Fix) - Blake Lewis: I loathe American Idol and just about anything associated with it minus my friends that obsess over it. However, the Chew Fu electro sound is well worth this exception.
- S'express 2.1 (Mario Lopez Vs C-Base Remix) - Mr. Malo: In 1988 the original was #1 in the clubs in the U.S. I was employed at a Wendy's restaurant at the age of 17 and my very out gay manager LOVED this tune and played it way too much. I guess I did too 'cause I still own it on 12" single. Probably how he figured me out. LOL!
- Can't Stop (Original Club Mix) - Noel G. Feat Adam Joseph: Adam is perhaps better known for his work with Bob Sinclair. An uplifting house track to close us out. A shame that I'll probably never hear this on U.S. radio.