Thursday, December 31, 2009

Once again

Christmas has passed and the new year is just hours away. Time for a last entry this year. Tonight is once again time for celebrating new years eve.

I could give you a Christmas or a new years song, but I will give you this fantastic song by Ace Of Base:

"My Déjà Vu" taken from the album "The Bridge". Probably the best album by Ace Of Base if you ask me.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Free mp3 radio mix podcast show

Time for another radioshow-download. Full of house, dance and more. Remember if you like the music please support the artists and buy their songs!

The mp3 download can be found here.

Monday, November 30, 2009

It gets me out

Camille Jones is internationally best known for her song "The Creeps" mixed by Fedde Le Grand.

Lately she has had a new hit on danish national radio, and I really like it!

"Get Me Out (Jason Gault Radio Mix)" is one of the best from Camille Jones, and judging on the singles from her side the last couple of years, we can expect more good stuff in the future!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

In a hot song!

One of the best songs I've come upon the last couple of months must be Inna's "Hot":

Sure to be a candidate for best of 2009 in my book. And as most other great music nowadays she's from Romania ...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Free mp3 radio mix podcast show

A little bit more about myself, but also a little bit more for all you readers. I do a weekly radioshow on a local FM radio. It's a show with lots of dance and house music and a little bit of (danish) speak.

I have a lot of recorded old shows so why not let people listen to them? So from now on, I will on a regular basis put a new download on RapidShare.

If you like the music please remember to support the artists and buy their songs!

First download can be found here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

From Paris to London, Miami and LA

Regular readers might know I also do my own music as one half of the duo Copenhagen Bass. We've also started our own label Digital Movement Records.

We've already signed a handful of artists and one of them I have quite high hopes for, is a guy called JohnJohn.

His debut single "Aiiih Disco" was released in august and here it is:

It's available through iTunes, Juno Download and other digital download stores around the world.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Olympic R.I.O.

It's no secret that I love the mix of house and raggae made popular by Bob Sinclar and adapted by Yves Larock and many others. Lately R.I.O. have had huge succes keeping the sound alive.

Just as good as "Shine On" is "After The Love":

Many people think the sound is getting old. I don't! Glad R.I.O. is sticking to the succes formula.

And finally a congratulation to Rio de Janeiro for getting the Olympics in 2016.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

But don't let the music go

In other news from Benelux, AnnaGrace (better known under previous alias Ian Van Dahl) is out with the single "Let The Feelings Go". Yet another great track from her.

I still think it is a bit weird though that they changed name. Same front singer, same music style and same producer and writers. Well as long as they still release the same great music I won't complain :-)

Monday, August 31, 2009

In my mind

When Lasgo released their first single "Out Of My Mind" with their new singer Jelle van Daele in the end of 2008 I thought it was ok but wasn't convinced I would rank it very high among their productions.

Nevertheless during the year it has slowly grown on me and the last month and a half I have played it quite a lot and with great joy at home.

It's still not among my top favourite Lasgo songs but definitely in the better half and with the high standards from Lasgo that means it's great!

And with two great follow up singles "Gone" and "Lost" I can't wait for the new album "Smile" to be released here in the beginning of september.

Would have bought it anyways :-)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Last Goodbye?

One of the saddest news in music this summer was that Da Buzz announced on their homepage that they are taking a break.

For two years we haven't really heard anything from them and when we do it's this sad announcement. If they do come back sometime in the future it will probably not be for a long time, even though I truly hope they will have second thoughts and return soon.

I can't really understand why they never made it big big... And after September had her success with "Cry For You" one should think that Da Buzz would have quite a chance as they can be said to be somewhat similar in style and have at least a handful of tracks with the same potential.

Well from here comes a big "Thank You!" for five great albums and a "Greatest Hits" album. Hope to see you back sometime in the future!

What better way to accompany this post with their great "Last Goodbye".

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Just do it, do it, do it

Speaking of Bob Sinclar he has just released a new summer tune! It just screams happy, happy, joy joy!

"Lala Song" featuring Sugarhill Gang (or actually Master Gee & Wonder Mike from Sugarhill Gang) was actually a bit of a disappointment to me when I first heard it, but it has growed tremendously on me and continues to do so. So much it is probably my favorite song at the moment!

Yes, Bob Sinclar have just like David Guetta found the formula that tickles me.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Then this takes over

Here's another new one and once again it somehow hints towards the fact that I do have my favorites.

David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland "When Love Takes Over" is one of David Guetta's best, only beaten by "Love Is Gone" and maybe one or two other from his album "Pop Life". And once again he shows how well he now masters the perfect blend of house and pop, just like fellow frenchman Bob Sinclar.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

No blame on Sweden

Well, just taking a quick break away from my series of hidden and forgotten eurodance gems, here's a new track which once again proved that when it comes to music I should've been born in Sweden...

It's Gathania with her new single "Blame It On You":

Having heard the song and not knowing anything about her, just that I loved the song and it without doubt is the track I've been playing the most for the last month or so. I started to do some research and of course she and her producers are from Sweden! They just know what to hit us with!

If this one doesn't end up becomming a massive hit across Europe there is no justice anymore (or people have just lost their musical taste)...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

You saved my soul in the dark of the night

One of the many eurodance acts which where quite big back in the days (the (mid) 90's) but have now more or less been forgotten by the general public is E-rotic. Yet again an act I'm sure I will be returning to as they did release some great tracks.

E-rotic being somewhat a forgotten gem themself I could give you one of the great songs that made me fall in love with them, like "Fred Come To Bed" or "Sex On The Phone". But besides the music still being great, the lyrics and corny moans really haven't aged that well, so instead I will give you one of my favorites of theirs:

"In The Dark Of The Night" was one of the new tracks taken from their best of album "Greatest Tits" from 1998. One of the few albums I've bought without really knowing most of the songs. But I knew enough and wasn't disappointed. "In The Dark Of The Night" was worth the entire album in it self, but there is a lot of other great stuff on it as well.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Heart of dance

I actually can't believe I haven't mentioned Maxx before! There's no doubt I will get back to them again as they are the ones behind such amazing songs as "No More (I Can't Stand It)" and "Get-A-Way"... Simply amazing!

But for now it's about the hidden gem that is "Heart Of Stone":

One of my favorites of theirs and a song I have had as my mobile ring tone for the past year and a half. And I still love it!

I can't believe it wasn't released as a single back in the days I'm sure it would have done better than some of their other singles.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

I'm thinking of them

There's no underestimating the impact 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor had on the eurodance-scene in the 90's and their influence on my taste in music as well.

I've already covered their fantastic "Dreams (Will Come Alive)"
- one of my alltime favorites - and could mention a lot of their other songs which are also on my list of classics!

But for now it's about the more hidden gems and one of their tracks which have been somewhat forgotten and in my opinion is a bit underrated is "I'm Thinkin' Of U":

2 Brothers On The 4th Floor had the most succes with their singles from the first album "Dreams" and what came afterwards has mostly been hits in their homeland and a few other markets. In Denmark they have been mostly invisible since the first album which is probably why it's only within the last five years I've come to know "I'm Thinkin' Of U". But I love it that's for sure!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

This is the story of you and I

It's time for the first instalment in a new series of posts with hidden or forgotten gems of the 90's. First off is J.K. with their "You & I":

As far as I know it was never really a hit here in Denmark, but I must have picked it up somwhere because it was like hearing a long lost love when I rediscovered it recently.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Now that's what I need tonight

I can't help it, but everytime The Attic releases something new I just love it instantly.

This one isn't excactly new, but I just discovered it recently and had to share it since it is yet again a masterpiece from The Attic. It's "Is Love What You Need Tonight":

Friday, May 22, 2009

Stay the night and day

Once again it's the time of year for the Eurovision. Again this year I'm not gonna give it much attention here in my blog, I'll just mention once again that it is very rarely you'll find the best songs amongst the top contenders or even in the final.

This year two of the best songs competed to become Sweden's chosen song of the year. Already getting a lot of airplay in Sweden is Alcazar with "Stay The Night":

But also Star Pilots had a good one with "Higher":

Both are typical swedish disco-pop songs. Sad Sweden didn't choose one of them, maybe they would have done better in the final.

But then again, for some reason these kinds of songs don't do very good anymore in the Eurovision. Can't understand why...

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It keeps singin' in my mind

The next one is a special one. Oddly enough it is never one of the songs I think about when asked to name my favorite track(s).

Nevertheless it is without any doubt the song I have found myself singing or humming to myself most often, and I still do it on average once a week. No other song comes even somewhere near that. So it must have something my brain likes :-)

It is Kosmonova's "Singin' In My Mind" featuring Tania Evans of Culture Beat fame:

It was also covered by Paris Avenue in 2005.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

King of my dance castle

Another track which became a huge hit around the same time as "Better Off Alone" is Wamdue Project's "King Of My Castle".

A track that I still like just as much as back then and still pleases the dancefloors when played.

Even though it is nowhere near "King Of My Castle" I actually also quite liked the follow up single "You're The Reason".

Monday, April 13, 2009

Better off if you came back in my life

Talking about Alice Deejay her (their) "Better Off Alone" is probably one of the few tracks that I just loved from the very first time I heard it and - even though I rarely listen to it anymore - still does when I hear it now.

Making it a track which is probably on my all time top 20.

At the time when it was released it just sounded so fresh, like nothing else around. It was a well deserved smash hit followed by more hit singles and a great album "Who Needs Guitars Anyway?" which also have hidden gems on it like "No More Lies":

Would love to see Alice Deejay back continuing the success!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

A higher love to a dj

Here's yet another one of my current favorite tracks and again it's an oldie returning with new stuff. DJ Jurgen best known for his work with Alice Deejay and the smash hit "Better Off Alone" here delivers a beautiful dance tune also inspired by the oh so trendy electro sound.

"A Higher Love" deserves all the attention it can get!

Love it with you

Another one of my favorite tracks at the moment is also from a returning 90's eurodance star, Captain Hollywood. Best known for the hit "More And More".

His latest "It Hurts With You" is a perfect mix of pop and electro hitting it right where it hurts good.

Actually most of the 90's dance names returning these years with new material are doing a h*** of a lot better than the ones just updating their old hits if you ask me!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Touch of an element

I've previously written about Basic Element and how much I was looking forward to a new album. Well now it's here, at least in Poland where it have been released. I'm hoping it soon will hit other countries so it will be a bit easier to get the hold of.

It includes the current hit-single "Touch You Right Now":

One of my absolutely favorite tracks at the moment and a big radio hit in Basic Element's homeland Sweden.

The new album "The Truth" seems to follow the excellent style found on the comeback album "The Empire Strikes Back" and also includes the single "Feelings".

Sunday, February 22, 2009

If you believe in fudge...

If you are a regular reader you know I've started to produce music myself together with a friend under the alias Copenhagen Bass. Very soon we will release our second single including lots of remixes and a music video.

While waiting for the remixes and video to be finished we ourself have remixed a track by another artist. The debut single by danish house artist F.U.D.G.E.

The track "If You Believe In Love (Copenhagen Bass Electro Mix)" is out through Oryx Music and will be available together with the original and other remixes on Beatport, Juno Download and DJDownload in february 2009.

There I'll be

All through the winter I've been enjoying the fabulous DJ Project track "Wherever U Go" so i decided to share it with you:

Hope you like it as much as me. If you do then chek out other song by DJ Project like "Before I Sleep" or "Tell Me Why".

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Eurodance and house podcast

Just a little self promotion...

I'm doing a weekly radioshow on a local radio in Copenhagen, Denmark. The show is packed with music, lots of eurodance, Hi-NRG and mainstream house and trance. Both new and old. And just a little bit of talk in between the music.

You can listen to "Dance 98,9" (as the show is called) as podcast. Send a mail to anders(a) with the subject "Subscribe" and every second week or so you'll recieve link to download of two new shows as mp3. Each 1½ hour long and around 80Mb of size. Send "Unsubscribe" to the same mail to stop recieving downloads.

You can also go to the radios homepage to read more and catch a list of my monthly Top 5 charts. The page is in danish but should be quite easy to navigate without any knowledge of danish and the links and charts info doesn't really need translation :-)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Musical gold

Last but not least in my little Belgium series is the duo Sylver who had a major breakthrough in 2000 with the fabulous "Turn The Tide":

It was followed by another big hit single for them "Forgiven", one of my favorites of theirs. And also the recommendable album "Chances".

Sylver have been and still is active, releasing lots of great tracks. Another one of my favorites is "Why Worry":

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Staying in Belgium and the mainstream trance/eurotrance scene, worth a mention is also Ian Van Dahl.

With a major break through tune "Castles In The Sky" it was impossible not to notice Ian Van Dahl when they first appeared in 2000.

And when the follow ups "Will I?" and "Reason" was just as good, I had to get the album "Ace" which didn't disappoint.

Some years later they where warming up to the second album with a bit more housy sound on the excellent "Inspiration" which became one of my favorites of 2005.

And even though the album "Lost & Found" wasn't as good as the first it did spawn another great single "I Can't Let You Go".

Unfortunately "Lost & Found" was the last we heard of Ian Van Dahl except for the two amazing tracks "Movin' On" and "Just A Girl".

But fortunately the members are still active in other projects as well as new ones.