We’re closing in on Valentine’s day and hey, whether or not it’s a holiday one enjoys celebrating, it’s an excuse to dive in to some of jazz and swing’s great love songs.
Keeping things closer to home than usual this week with classics from a number of genres that help define the “American songbook.” Mainly we’re digging into older big band and jazz tunes that hit the top pop charts, some great blues tunes and, for a change of pace and because I love it, some great doo wop.
We’re calming things down a bit after last week’s electroswing showcase, grinding down into the floor with some laid back swing and blues tunes featuring artists from Spain, France, and around the world.
Even if it sounds new, Electroswing has been around at least since 2009, when the first White Mink: Black Cotton compilation came out and really set the genre on fire. Since then tons of electronic gurus have taken their turns at turning swing classics into Swing-Hop club tunes, and often with great success. It took awhile, but I’ve compiled enough music for a dedicated electro-show featuring electroswing, electroblues, swing-hop, and probably some other sub-genres as well. It’s a change of pace from the regular show, and we’ll be back to “regular” next week, but in the meantime, enjoy!
Every once in a while a DJ falls down the “new music” rabbit hole and, hours and many dollars later, emerges with new tracks to delight and amaze! Some of the new tracks I picked up I am saving for a future show focused on the “electroswing” genre (so stay tuned!) but I’ve got some new stuff that I’m excited to share in this episode too, including tracks from Monkey Doo, Davina and the Vagabonds, Combo Royale, and others!