music

Northern Soul

I’m currently reading two related books at the same time: “Turn the beat around – the secret history of disco” by Peter Shapiro “Last night a DJ saved my life – the history of the disc jockey” by Bill Brewster…

Hip-hop is different

Fleshmap via Infosthetics If you ever wanted proof that hip-hop & rap are a disruptive music genre, take a look at this study/art work by Fernanda Viegas, Martin Wattenberg & the crowdsourcing specialists at Dolores Labs: Fleshlabs. They’ve take the…

Afternoon delight

For reasons I won’t disclose, I’ve had the following song in my head for quite a while now: “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band (1974). For me the funny thing is the contrast between the innocuous country-music image of the…

Music for sad days

Not that I’m particularly sad today, but I was recently thinking about the music I play over and over again on less happy days. For some reason, it’s still the same songs I play as 10-15 years ago. So now…

Porque te vas

This is a song I like to play when I’m DJing, it makes people smile: “Porque Te Vas” by Jeanette (Dimech). I got reminded of this song by a newsletter of the Beursschouwburg, they’re doing a “Porque Te Vas” contest…