Damn, it's been a while

John Miles - Stranger In The City (Pilooski Edit) // Dirty Damn it, it HAS been a while since we heard something this good. Pilooski and the Dirty crew pull it off once-a-gain, illustrating that in the end of the day: underground, mostly Internet-spread music - being incredible - progresses beautifully towards the overground, i.e mainstream pop/radio. It simultaneously displays that The Net (aka 'The Information Super Highway', if you're a jerk) has contributed greatly to the overall quality of music. The flow of occurrences - Dirty Records send out promo's mostly to bloggers (web 2.0 phenomena), DJ John Smith's browse the most read (and usually, which demonstrats more or less the same thing), better blogs and start playing the tracks and pass it to their lazier, bigger DJ friends and the path to BBC's Radio 1 and Pete Tong's show is short. Then, Pilooski's edit of Frankie Valli's 'Beggin' (which has been pompously and pretty rightfully described as this year's Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' - which brings another interesting point: How exactly *easy* is it for talented French producers like Pilooski to invoke almost-forgotten 60's tunes like that?) getting signed to 679 is pretty inevitable.

Ain't it pretty? Well, the music is prettier: gloomy vocals, same familiar drum programming from his Double Dub re-edit, an unclassic (or is it? etc), unsung song that gets thrown back all over to here-and-now, a quite special cup of tea for the beardos - precisely of the Rub'N'Tug/Permanent Vacaction type - something you could imagine Baldelli playing in real time, Geist fornicating on and DJ Kaos shamelessly ripping off later. I listened to it once. Didn't completely get it, I admit. Liked it, listened again. Started to feel it. Listened again. Thought it's great. Listened again. Got addicted. Mrs. Girlfriend said it grew on her as well. Had a thought: the mystical thing that gives these records their eternalness lies in a certain unheard, almost hiss-like subtext. Enjoy this golden one. Wanna thank the Dirty peeps for giving me this promotional pleasure. Buy it when it's out, it's the new 7th Dark & Lovely, with another treasurable krautrock/slowcore/Yacht rock/whatever on the other side.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

damn, pilooski can do no wrong.

Tal said...

he actually can, check out his latest release on omerta - its rubbish.

Mulrine said...

Nice to see you back.

x

Anonymous said...

that thing you wrote about dj kaos made me chuckle :-)