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Fear of A Dance Planet

Posted in Benassi,Dance,Don Diablo,Ferry Corsten,Hip-Hop,Public Enemy by M on July 27, 2007

Whatever you do, don’t believe the hype!

Chuck D. of Public Enemy giving the audience the finger.  Photo by Ross Gilmore.

If only the hype weren’t true! Public Enemy is going to get a dance remix album!

The remixes of “Bring the Noise” and “Give it Up” will be individually remixed by Ferry Corsten, Benny Benassi and Don Diablo and released by Ultra on August 21st.

You heard that right. In fact, Chuck D himself, back from a distinguished lecture series, throws laurels at the DJs:

Benny Benassi takes his trademark house/Euro sound and incorporates traces of trance to mind-bend the listener into a haze of consciousness.

Easy there, Chuck!

For those of you that may be unfamiliar with these artists, let me remind you:

  • Ferry Corsten: The guy who’s last hip-hop effort—“Junk” with Guru from Gang Starr—was not as strong as it should have been.
  • Benny Benassi: The guy whose “Satisfaction” video singlehandedly saved Home Depot from bankruptcy.
  • Don Diablo: The guy who, as Divided, combined Phil Collins and Furry Porn?

This is completely unnecessary, but at least all of the above producers are interesting musicians. And Benassi’s Stephen Hawking voicebox will make a less embarrassing hype man than Flav. But if they screw this up, I may have to begin my terrible campaign of lamping.

And lamping is a dish best served cold.

And I’m A Microphone Junkie!

Posted in Dance,Ferry Corsten,Gang Starr,Guru,Hip-Hop by M on October 1, 2006

Guru from Gang Starr in concert.  Photo by marflixone.

I like Ferry Corsten! And I really like the raspy rhymes of Guru from Gang Starr!

But I never imagined them as two great tastes that taste great together. Maybe they aren’t. The two recently crossed paths for Corsten’s new single “Junk”. The results are decent, but neither artist is at the top of his game. I imagine the recording sessions went something like this:

Guru: Hey, Ferry! We spent a week in the studio recording my vocals, but you stripped them down to one line. I’d like people to know I did more than just say “Funky, and I’m a microphone junkie,” over and over again.

Corsten: Don’t worry, Guru! That was just the Flash Over Mix. Your vocals are intact on the radio edit. Listen!

So it’s gonna get ugly.
I’m feelin’ like nobody loves me.

You better curb your behavior.
Or I’ma have to dig your ass later.

Not jealous but scared though.
This time I’m well prepared, yo.

Guru: Uh, on second thought, I’m fine with just “funky”…

Oh Woman You Make Me Feel!

Posted in Dance,Duran Duran,Ferry Corsten by M on February 21, 2006

The URGH! Man of the Week is none other than Ferry Corsten, who has single-handedly rescued an early 90s Duran Duran song and turned it into the hot single “Fire”.

But with this pop resurrection comes some confusion

I’m wondering who this is by…
Has a female vocal with something like “I want you to make me feel like I’m on fire…”
The lyrics are probably totally wrong, but…umm….Help?
Justin Dohman
Ferry Corsten “Fire”
The vox are actually Simon LeBon of Duran Duran.
Are you serious?! Wow, he sounds like a bitch now!

Tune in next week as we poke more fun at LeBon’s masculinity as the Shapeshifters take on “Electric Barbarella”!

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