How the iPod ruined music…

People who know me can attest to my belly aching about how I think audio engineers are mastering music for ear buds and that is why the bass has become non-existent along with the fact that music has been put through so many volume maximizers that it no longer sounds good. Turns out there is a name for this phenomenon and it’s called the “loudness wars.” Just Google it. Some of my current favorite dance tracks have utterly butchered by …

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Know your dance music history kids…

It amazes me how many dance DJs jump in the industry and never learn any history. I remember one kid coming up to me one night and prattling on about how he loved trance music and I said yeah if it hadn’t been for Giorgio Moroder we probably wouldn’t have had any trance music and he said “Giorgio who?” If you ever wondered where some of the origins of the whole trance genre of dance music in the late 90’s …

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The random hit dance track of the year…

Every year there is a what I would call a novelty type dance record that blows up out of nowhere. For 2012 that track was definitely Gangnam Style. Twilight Zone by 2 Unlimited was another. In the late 80’s it was American Soviets by CCCP and it was the sporting event soundtrack of the year. Of course there’s the all time number one stadium dance record of all time Rock-n-Roll by Gary Glitter. And who could forget the Macarena (even …

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Brand new mix available

Brand new mix from Friday Pops at Jungle on 2/15/2013. To download it jump over to downloads page and it is at the top in the Mix CDs section

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