October 8, 2007

Bonza Balearic



You may think I was out in the suburbs with a Shih Tzu this weekend, but the truth is far, far more glamorous for this librarian. I was at the Closing Parties in Ibiza, my summer home. You kids know where to find me... Calle de la Virgin, Pacha, Lola's- all the hot spots. We wake at 1, throw on something white and clearly designer (no underwear!) and head out for pizza at El Pirata, bronzer in our bags. Then we walk back for a siesta, carefuly avoiding the UK hooligans weekending in packs in San An. We hit the clubs apres swordfish dinner (we like it phallic) and stay until the disco sunrise. We never pay for our drinks. Sunday night we danced with our hands in the air to our favorite songs of the summer, Something Different To Say by Etherfox and Guilty by De Souza featuring Shena.

I wiggle over the sample that Guilty is built on. Do you know what it is? It's the final orchestral coda from Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb's Make It Like A Memory (on the Guilty album). A song I sometimes call Make It Like A Mammary. But digress. The Guilty album holds up really well (Run Wild is epic), but the final minute of Memory is disco spooge, like somethig to roll credits over. It's really quite major.

The video is a treat. I too have found myself guilty of the charge of being outraegeously sexy...





PS: That Etherfox mention is actually a first clue to what will be one of the best electropop "diva" records of 2008. More revealed in time.

5 comments:

Adem IAR said...

I heard this track at the Parklife music festival the other week and then later on the radio. That sample is on fire.

Intrigued to hear more of this dancepop record of '08...

xolondon said...

I am going amend that dancepop comment to make it electropop. This mystery record is def. more Goldfrapp than Cascada.

Michael said...

Is this the same Shena that does the Electro-Sexual tune that's shown up on a few blogs?

Michael said...

Is it Antigone?

xolondon said...

Yes, indeed it is Antigone.