Category: HEADUCATION

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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: PLAY THAT BEAT FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF DJING

It feels weird putting HIP HOP in the OLDIES category, but I guess we’re finally at that point in history. Here’s a tune that deserves way more credit than it gets.

G.L.O.B.E. & WHIZ KID – PLAY THAT BEAT MR. D.J.

 

When a member of…



THROWBACK THURSDAYS: WHAT HAPPENED TO NU NU???

Here’s an interesting case of “hey, what happened?”

LIDELL TOWNSELL – NU NU

 

You won’t often see this single included in any CLASSIC HOUSE compilations, despite the fact that it was a #1 HIT back in 1992. It’s possible that you recognize it from a movie soundtrack, or…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: WILL WE EVER SEE ANOTHER RAY CHARLES?

Image has become so vitally important in music. It’s not necessarily that today’s artists need to be pretty (although that helps immensely), but they do need to visually fit the musical style that they are representing. I doubt we’ll ever see another performer, like RAY CHARLES, rise to fame. That’s not the only thing that…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: OF JAM & OF SPOON

If you’re a EURO enthusiast, you probably know more than one tune that features a flamenco guitar riff. Well, here’s the song that did it first, and solidified it as a musical trend…

JAM & SPOON – RIGHT IN THE NIGHT

 

This power-house of a tune was…



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DEAD AIR BASS 013 (#MCADAY: a BOOTLEG tribute to the BEASTIE BOYS) ((MAY 2014))

Some of you know what a huge BEASTIE BOYS fan I am. You might also know that I collect Beastie Boys Bootlegs. To celebrate MCA DAY 2014, I’m flexing my collection to bring you a full hour of B-Boy MASHUPS, REMIXES, RARITIES, and FAVOURITES. This is gonna be a very passionate show.



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: THE QUEEN OF ROCKABILLY

Would the raspy voice of JANIS JOPLIN ever have been accepted into the mainstream, without the path first being paved by WANDA JACKSON?

 

WANDA JACKSON – LET’S HAVE A PARTY

She’s know, today, as the “Queen Of ROCKABILLY”, but it wasn’t until she was well into…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: ALL THAT I WANT IS AN ACE OF BASE REUNION

Generally, we consider great music to come from passion inspired artistic expression. Isn’t it funny how, when it comes to POP music, that isn’t necessarily the case, at all?

ACE OF BASE – ALL THAT SHE WANTS

Following ABBA‘s lead for arrangement, 3 Swedish siblings, and a mutual friend formed…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: THE TEMPTATIONS SING SMOKEY

Let’s go back to a simpler time in music. Back to the year 1964, when MOTOWN ruled the charts.

THE TEMPTATIONS – MY GIRL

It’s one of the greatest songs of all time, largely due to the catchiness of the opening guitar riff which, for you music nerds, is a perfect C…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: EXPLANING PINK FLOYD TO GEN Y

WISH YOU WERE HERE is a song and album that has been written about over and over again, in meticulous detail, by people far better researched and more connected with the music than I could ever be. I don’t have any unique perspective or new light to shed on this song, which is, without argument,…



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THROWBACK THURSDAYS: PUT IT IN YOUR WORD OF MOUTH

Who’s in the mood for some risque material? Read on…

AKINYELE – PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH

What’s amazing about this RAUNCH RAP hit is how well known it is, despite having so many factors holding it back. In 1996, the popularity that sexually explicit HIP-HOP gained in the…