Sweedish House Mafia vs. Kings of Tommorrow "Finally Saves the World"
We've all heard countless bootleg remixes of 'Finally'
This one adds a whole new dimension to it ....well done.
I think someone should release this.....EMI - Defected are you listening!!
Danny Tenaglia's Final Word
In the October Pacha Ibiza Magazine interview with Danny Tenaglia he is talking about music of this generation:
"There has been a lack of great vocals for a couple of years. Fifteen years ago, I was reading an interview with Frank Zappa in Rolling Stone Magazine and I will never forget what he said, which was that all of the greatest songs have already been written...
...Nothing has come close to KOT's 'Finally'.
That was the last great record written in house music."
Sandy Rivera & Yasmeen -"Love"
It's about Love Sandy Rivera's pedigree with vocals stretches back to his individualistic early work in the '90s and, of course, takes in the not insignificant matter of Kings Of Tomorrow's Finally. Teaming up with Yasmeen, the El Barrio boy is true to form with a stunning, original production that takes the latest generation Strictly diva to a different place; out are the uplifting soulful house vibes and in are Rivera's hallmark melancholic edge and a set of haunting chords, a blend that results in a spine tingling, atmospheric production. Agent Greg's more big room mix manages the tricky task of turning it up while keeping the vibe.
Dirty Sax - Top on MTV Dance!
Persuasion and Escape have already caused a commotion on dance floors around the world. Now Sandy Rivera returns with Dirty Sax, a sickeningly slick house track that will have you reaching for the volume button the minute it drops. Sandy is known globally for producing classic tracks with a deep line of groove that grab your ass and slam it firmly on the dance floor. In Dirty Sax, he’s done it again. A gorgeous, driving, delicious horn-led cut, Dirty Sax does what it says on the tin, oozing out from the speakers and positively wrapping itself around you. From the beautifully orchestrated Original and Classic mixes to the hot and heavy Sandy’s Dirty Dub with its truly killer break down, this is production at its absolute finest. The third from the latest batch of Blackwiz releases, Dirty Sax yet again places Sandy Rivera right at the thundering heart of house.
Sandy Rivera new album The Blackwiz Farm
The first review for Sandy's new album The Blackwiz Farm drops in from our friends at www.4clubbers.net (review by Guy Hornsby):
Sandy Rivera is a perennial of house music. To many, he's the purveyor of warm, instrument-led house music in its most classic form. But he's far from the one-trick pony, and his output's varied greatly in his years at the mixing desk. One of his many monikers is Blackwiz, and it's certainly caused both consternation (from the traditional Rivera fanbase) and delight in the past. 2010 sees the five-year gap since his last long-player bridged, and it's Blackwiz that gets the spotlight.
Opening track Aurei 2010 may sound like a middle ground between Rivera's classics and this alter-ego with its Finally-evoking keys, and it's a lighter moment among the eight tracks, but it's more of a gentle intro, before the real character is revealed in its successor Reguide. Heavy percs and a metallic bassline are ovelayed by retro stabs, with wonderfully opened out pads, but this is a tauter, more punchy angle than we're used to from Rivera, and it's a welcome departure, even if it's at the risk of shedding some of his core support.
Seclusion and Lost Trail see him fully migrate to bleepy, electronic house, complete with rasping synths and squelching bass, while REDIAL borders on Deadmau5 and Toolroomesque muscular electro-house. If you can bypass the gnashing of teeth from Kings Of Tomorrow devotees, it certainly sounds like Rivera's having a lot of fun free from its shackles. Organized Noize 3 2010 is techy, looping, main-room stuff, and while vocals permeate Cosmo Bar, Undiscovered is all swathes of synth and clicks and snares. Worth a listen for non Sandy Rivera fans certainly, and even those startled faithful may be rewarded with more listens. It certainly sounds like the artist is enjoying a new lease of life.
DJ Hero - Sandy Rivera vs Fedde le Grand
Activision licenses Sandy Rivera' s -" I Can't Stop" for DJ Hero. This is a sick mash-up of Fedde le Grand's "Put your hands up for Detroit" and Sandy Rivera's " I can't stop"