Shadowside by a-ha: Not sure how I feel about this

12 10 2009

mortenmags2009My love for a-ha has transcended  many years and music trends, and as a rule,  I always love them. Their new album, Foot of the Mountain is no exception. We’ve said it here and on the podcast before, its a great album that salutes the old electro sound that made them big while tipping a hat to the bands that took their sound and made millions (Coldplay, Keane, etc). But I’m not sure how I feel about choosing Shadowside as the new single.

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4 09 2009

muscNow’s the time for a bit of a pole. And not in that good stripper pole way. I just stumbled upon Black Magic, the first song by MVSCLZ, the alter ego of DJ Ben Aqua. It definitely is a nod to Italian Disco of the late 70’s and early 80’s, but is it good. The video is one of the sloppiest yet brilliant things I’ve ever seen, but if you hold out past the awkward NYC cable access intro, the song kicks in and gets pretty fun. Repetitive, yes. But still, it got stuck in my head. I need to know. Is this pretentious crap or brilliant fun?

a little bonus mp3 i discovered. apparently pretty rare.

MVSCLZ – A Fantasy, A Possibility (Ronnie Coleman & Melvin Anthony bodybuilding remixxx)