Friday, October 7, 2011

ACL wrap-up and some dancey tracks for a Friday!

ACL wrap-up: Great festival. They definitely have things running like a well-oiled machine and you can go have a good time while avoiding many of the usual festival issues (terrible lines, nowhere to pee, dirt/mud everywhere). It was a mixed bag of music like any festival, but the highlights for me were:
- Bomba Estereo - columbian female hip hop group with heavy influences from traditional south american dance beats and electronica
- Del McCoury - bluegrass man who's been doing it well for a while and shared the stage with a new orleans brass band for this performance
- My Morning Jacket - true rock performance and teamed up the same brass band that teamed with Del McCoury

Biggest disappointments were Kanye West, Cut Copy, and Stevie Wonder due to some sound issues.

Anyhow, on to bigger and better things! Here's some dance music to light up your Friday!

tiger & woods - sample old disco tracks with house music. it's an example of the modernized version of disco and i've been hearing it more and more around the douchey places I tend to frequent around dallas

danny daze - miami based DJ with a bass-tastic track and a video that features some excellent dance moves in the video

Thanks to NPR's 'All Songs Considered' for the discoveries ...