Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wheel of finally

I've previously written a review of the Ace Of Base concert in Copenhagen last year. In it I mentioned an amazing electro version of "Wheel Of Fortune". I have no idea why they didn't released it as a single at that time as the net was creating a lot of buzz around Ace Of Base's return to the limelight with a mini-tour and especially about the "Wheel Of Fortune" version they where playing at the concerts.

Well now it have finally been released and it's just as amazing as I remembered it!

I do hope it will get the success it deserves but I fear Ace Of Base again will see dissapointing sales because of weird release plans ruining their momentum. If it where up to me, this one would go straight to the top, and I can't wait for new material hopefully released as announced next year.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Memories of a miracle

As I've said before it seems as if every old dance artist are returning to the music scene again. Well, I'm not the one complaining :-)

Fragma who is best known for their smash 2000 hit "Toca's Miracle":

By the way, I think Alex Gaudino do owe Fragma something for the idea to his "Watch Out" video.

Ok, back to Fragma. They have just returned with a fabulous comeback single "Memory" which deserves all the attention it can get. It got my attention at once and I've been playing it constatly since the first listen.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Your my ticket to ride

When I started this blog it was the intention to make it a blog of my own personal journey into the world of dancemusic. Now it has more become a list of my recommendations of new and old songs (which was actually kind of the intention as well). So returning down the original path for a while...

In the mid 90's I had really started going out every weekend. I was still kind of a novice when it came to music, but had become sure that eurodance was my call. Especially two clubs had my attention at the time and I have many good memories from both including a lot of music memories!

At one of the clubs one of the big hits was Solid Base's "Mirror Mirror":

I quickly found out that Solid Base was behind the song and when they followed with "You Never Know" I couldn't wait for an album. It took some time and it wasn't till sometime later they started hitting at my local bar's jukebox with "Fly To Be Free" I started looking for the debut album again and finally found it. Ironically but not unsurprising it was named "Finally" :-)

Soon after in the late 90's they started hitting it big time with "Ticket To Fly" and many more. And the following albums got big time tv advertising. Solid Base actually got so popular that they did a song for Pringles chips commercials "Once You Pop (You Can't Stop)".

Like the rest of the eurodance scene Solid Base sadly disappeared quite sudden and is now widely forgotten. In eruodance circles however they are among many (including myself) considered to be one of the favorite acts.

I can't choose among one my many favorites of theirs, so here's one of the more popular Solid Base tracks, "Stay With Me":

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Actually Solid Base is also one of the reasons behind this blogs name...