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House Musique Spring 2021 (E15)

There is hope in the air. Can you feel it? With two shots in my arm and a New York City that is coming back to life right before my very eyes I say let’s feel good. We may not yet be able to celebrate by hearing music live, but it is on the horizon. God bless us all on that!

So. For this show I am taking my “PJ DJ” responsibilities very seriously. This is, actually, a real DJ set. With some beat matching and everything. DJ Shadow I am not, but I’ll stand by these selections all day long. I am so very pleased with the way it turned out too. I only wish I could be there, on your side of the radio, to see the pleasure you get from these yummy audio morsels.

House Musique Spring 2021 Edition

Darius “Espoir”

The Debutante – Sasha McLeod

Below from Rolling Stone:

Origin: Brisbane, QLD

About: The musical moniker of 19-year-old Sash McLeod, Sycco has managed to turn heads thanks to the release of tracks like “Peacemaker” and “Nicotine”, with the latter seeing her earn a feature as Apple Music’s New Artist of the Week and an appearance on the cover of Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist.

Sycco - Lester the Nightfly
Sycco “My Ways”

What the Future Holds: “It’s sort of exciting to know that nobody knows what’s next!! … We are all in this together and figuring it out as we go,” Sycco explains.

While travel restrictions have been in place, she’s been using Zoom to collaborate on songs – she reckons that people are more at ease in their own homes. “I’ve met and connected with some of the best people this year doing them!” A fun link here to a Brisbane website about Sycco.


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The Playlist

Tracks included in order of appearance.

SongArtist/ GuestAlbumYear
Conrad TokyoA Tribe Called QuestWe got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service2016
S/ashDariusRomance EP2020
Simulation – Extended MixRóisin MurphyRóisin Machine (Deluxe)2020
Say SoDoja CatHot Pink2020
All I See – Darius RemixBondax / DariusAll I See Remixe (EP)2014
Sommeron – Satin Jackets RemixKraak & Smaak/ Satin JacketsSommeron (Satin Jackets Remix)2020
Very Stylish GirlGANEVMUSICVery Stylish Girl (EP)2018
So PreciousMoon BootsBiminy Road2019
MementoPeter KruderFuture Sounds of Jazz Vol. 132017
No FearDeJ LoafSingle – No Fear2017
MiracleCaravan PalaceChronologic2019
Heterotopia (feat. Yelle)YelleFull Circle2017
My WaysSyccoSingle – My Ways2021
Playlist: PJDJ

I really and truly LOVE HOUSE MUSIC. And I know that not all of these tracks actually qualify as true house. Some are just electronica. Others are more pop songs than anything else (see Doja Cat). What I was really surprised to find once I laid down the tracks and build the playlist was how recent much of the work actually is. Tons of 2020’s. That is a bit of a source of pride for me. A little of my own advice I guess – the best music that we will ever hear we have not heard yet… or something like that. So – that means – I am still seeking those great tracks – as of this past 12 months. I still GOT IT! 🙂

For Your Viewing Pleasure

I want to share my appreciation for you. For listening with an open mind. For comments and thoughts. For advice and suggestions. I am very pleased to go on these musical journeys each week knowing you are there to appreciate great music from inspired musicians.

House Musique Spring 2021

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