The Last Of The Drop Outs

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Nobody caused quite the same stir as the Drop Out Orchestra did. Now they went and undid the whole thing, Gary & Disco Hulken. Some of my fondedst memories of watching this whole Nu Disco thing evolve stems from the Drop Outs. I was one of the chosen few who got to hear the very first demos and promos. Gibbon, when I first heard the first rough edit of it, blew me away. Freight train upon pedestrian kinda blew away! Since then the whole Drop Out Orchestra thing exploded, slowly. I know that nobody could make a party go down like Gary and Disco Inko could.

Who’s gonna give me my Rick Astley edits now? Who’s gonna party like it’s 1989? Who’s gonna take over lifting the bar for what Disco is? Who’s gonna herald new times for a genre that most people thought died in the mid 1980’ies? Because Drop Out Orchestra was there, did that, bought the t-shirt and did it all cooler than Ferris Bueller! Thank you for the music!

Throw back time

Coldplay – Magic (The Kenneth Bager Experience remix)

Kenneth Bager has been a hero of mine since the late 80’ies where he hosted a couple of seminal shows on Danish Radio P3. He introduced the balearic feel to the Danish audience and has been one of the DJs always in the forefront of the evolution of dance. Here he treats Coldplay to a Ibizian sunset of a remix worthy of royal attention.

[ALBUM REVIEW] Christopher Norman – Process

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Christopher Norman has been a part of my musical world since 2004. In the 10 years I’ve been following him he has evolved from being an aspiring producer of fine Minimal Tech tracks to being an accomplished singer – songwriter using just a guitar or a piano. On “Process” he pours in every ounce of creative fibre, love and brilliance he has to produce what to me is the best Electronic album of 2014. With hauntingly beautiful lyrics, lush pads and droning snares Christopher Norman lures us into a universe with tales of self doubt, the dualistic dynamics of love, the voyage of life and stray thoughts from the mind of Mr. Norman.

Once you put on your earphones you will experience the subtleties and the sparkle that Christopher Norman has so generously sprinkled on and woven into the deepest fabrics of “Process”.

You’ll fall in love with tracks like “Bullet (remix)” which reunites Christopher with The Reverb Junkie in a stunning collaboration of both beauty and sorrow. You’ll feel the goosebumps spread to the haunting vocals of James Reed on “Haunting”. Christopher Normans vocals and storytelling skills reaches new soaring heights that will delight you.
Ten tracks that bares witness to a creative process full of love, panache and grandeur, with tales of love and defeat, of heartaches and joys. You will fall in love, just like I did, and find yourself in fine, aesthetic and intelligent company with Christopher Norman’s “Process”.

Check out Lost In Sound’s interview with Christopher Norman about “Process”