Sunday, November 30, 2008

Best of dance 2008

It's the time of year to start looking back on what the year 2008 has brought us.

On the album side, the year have been really bad as far as I know as I can't even think of any obvious candidates.

But in contrast the year has been superb as goes for tracks! I've already mentioned tracks like Ace Of Base's "Wheel Of Fortune 2009", Fragma's "Memory" and Guru Josh Project's "Infinity 2008" which in my book are the absolute top candidates for best track of 2008.

But other great ones this year are The Attic's "Flash In The Night":

Bob Sinclar's "Together":

And R.I.O.'s "Shine On":

I do know!

Another 90's eurodance artist I didn't really explored until recently even though she's behind another one of my favorites is Pandora.

Her track "Don't You Know" caught my attention the first time I heard it in 1995 and I still give it a play quite often.

In my book Pandora never topped this one, but she have done other great tracks. But again it's a hard one to top!

A magic omen

Returning to some words about the classic 90's eurodance.

One of the best compilations I own is by coincidence also one of my first cd's, "Absolute Let's Dance Opus 5". Being a bit late on the cd-market I actually bought this one of my younger brother who was more and more turning his taste towards hip-hop. I got at a bargain price and didn't gave it much notice on what was on it, just wanting to expand my very small cd library at the time.

As it turned out this was a compilation which - unlike most compilations of today - almost has no fillers but lots and lots of killer tracks and it very much defined my eurodance standards and demands. It is still one of the compilations I turn to most often so it really have passed the test of time.

It also includes one of my all time favorites, a track that really is the epitome of eurodance and a pure classic, Magic Affair's "Omen III"!

Probably because they never really got another hit in Denmark I didn't really explored if Magic Affair had done more greatness. Funny thing is that I at some time must have decided they where from Sweden, so it wasn't until some years ago I bought their album "Omen (The Story Continues...)" and decided to research a little that I learned they where from Germany and have done many great tracks but none as good as "Omen III". But ok, not many has!