The prospect of starting a blog in order to praise the incredible musical artists that I adore has been on my mind for what seems like forever, and honestly, it’s taken me far too long to actually get around to doing it. There are so many things that need talking about these days. The music scene, especially here in Los Angeles, is in the middle of what seems like a huge process of change, and for once, I think it’s headed in the right direction. If anyone had asked me in 2006 whether I thought dance music could make a comeback, my answer (sadly) would probably have been no. I never thought I’d live to see the day where frat guys choose to play Justice’s Cross album over the formulated hip-hop that’s ruled Los Angeles for so many years, but I was wrong. Electro and Indie-electronic is popping up in little niches and alleys all over So Cal, and it’s happening fast. Granted, Justice is now probably the furthest removed you can get from the heart of the hipster scene, what with these incredible producers popping up all over the place, but hey, when even the frat guys are taking steps in the right direction (tiny as they may be), you know it’s something big.
So I suppose the primary reason I’m starting this blog is to hopefully rid our enlightened disco dj’s of the need to constantly turn down the angry requests for “Crank dat” (Don’t hold me to the spelling.. I still haven’t figured out how to write street language), and bless them with those carefree, euphoric requests for our beloved Daft Punk (no, not featuring Kanye West).
Disco is the second reason I’ve started to write. There are still way too many people out there that, upon hearing the word disco, immediately dismiss it as a genre of music that died back in 1976, and that my friends, is a crime. Disco never died. You know what happened? People got sick of the Beegees, and since they didn’t know what to call them besides Disco, they threw the whole genre out the window, and left all the dance producers stuck without a genre, wondering what happened. In fact, the term dance was only invented because people needed a name for the style of music, but were unable to call it disco due to the fact that no one would ever listen to it if it were so named. This definitely needs to end. No one should ever have to call their music, “That kind of music that you can dance to that they play at clubs that isn’t rap or hip-hop.” It’s Disco. Disco Disco Disco. And after thirty years, I think we might just be ready to admit it. Uh oh!
On that note I’m going to leave you with a single track today. I know it’s been around for quite some time, but if you listen to it straight through, I’m sure you’ll find that it’s more than relevant.
Skitzo Dancer (Justice Remix)