Dance Music

David Bowie, “‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

David Bowie, “‘Tis a Pity She Was a Whore” (2014): Something Else! sneak peek

Here’s our review of David Bowie’s “‘Tis A Pity She Was A Whore,” the second of two new songs to be included on a forthcoming retrospective.

Forgotten series: RPM Records Sampler: How’s About That Then? (2005)

Forgotten series: RPM Records Sampler: How’s About That Then? (2005)

Check this out!: Leo Sayer gets downright funky. Yes, Leo Sayer.

One Track Mind: Prince, “Clouds” from Art Official Age (2014)

One Track Mind: Prince, “Clouds” from Art Official Age (2014)

Nastily elastic, fantastically dense, this heralds a new age. Or, really, an old one.

‘One of the most requested songs': On that mysterious date from Earth Wind and Fire’s ‘September’

‘One of the most requested songs': On that mysterious date from Earth Wind and Fire’s ‘September’

We’ve all heard the tune. But just what happened during the 21st night?

One Track Mind: Rebirth Brass Band, “Rebirth Groove” Move Your Body (2014)

As this song trumpets – quite literally – there ain’t nothing like a Rebirth groove.

One Track Mind: Blondie, “I Want To Drag You Around” from Ghosts of Download (2014)

One Track Mind: Blondie, “I Want To Drag You Around” from Ghosts of Download (2014)

Blondie still sounds like Blondie, a space-age mixture of icy dance beats and fiery post-punk attitude. Finally, it seems, the rest of popular music has come around again to Debbie Harry’s way of doing things.

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Lazaretto” from Lazaretto (2014)

One Track Mind: Jack White, “Lazaretto” from Lazaretto (2014)

With the second, and title track, from forthcoming Lazaretto album, Jack White makes a bold move away from the amped-up blues of the initial “High Ball Stepper.”

One Track Mind: Brian Eno + Karl Hyde, “Daddy’s Car” from Someday World (2014)

Just as much as the first track from Brian Eno’s forthcoming collaboration with Underworld’s Karl Hyde was girded by a doomy sense of portent, “Daddy’s Car” is a compulsively listenable ride — all scronky keyboard blips, ass-moving beats and late-night promise.

One Track Mind: Earth Wind and Fire, “Can’t Hide Love” from Essential (2014)

One Track Mind: Earth Wind and Fire, “Can’t Hide Love” from Essential (2014)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plP4Z2hHXvE&w=500&h=305] This sound, in the dead of night, comes rushing out of my radio — a tornadic gust of horns. Then there follows a devastatingly cool lyric, amid a suave and spacious groove. But who is it? 45 seconds in, I finally peg “Can’t Hide Love” as the new Earth Wind and Fire song; I knew Maurice White’s “yow”Read More

One Track Mind: Brian Eno and Karl Hyde, “The Satellites” from Someday World (2014)

Slowly at first, and then with a tornadic gush, Brian Eno and Karl Hyde begin this collaborative journey. “The Satellites” begins with an almost imperceptible pulse, then synth and sax tangle and untangle — creating an undulating dissonance, before there emerges from these whispers a canny amalgam of Eno’s ambient ruminations and Hyde’s Underworld electronica.