Sunday, February 28, 2010
Ports of Call.... Nassau's Your Man
I'm probably going to kick myself for doing this entry before I have more information on this guy. I met Italy's Nassau through the wonders of Soundcloud. A truly groundbreaking website, Soundcloud has allowed me to get to know some truly dynamic remixers and producers from around the globe.
According to his profile, Nassau's been disco-jockeying for about as long as someone can do so without having invented the art. His Soundcloud page features edits of some really great tropically-tinged Balearic morsels. I'm not going to do the history lesson on this particular edit of but he sent me his dubbed out version of fellow Italian Ivano Fossati's "Panama" and I've been quite looking forward to writing this post. Part of djing music like this is digging through the crap to find the real gems. So many songs which fit into the "balearic" or "tropical" categories (not one for over-categorization myself) are tucked away into albums of music that were written by jazz musicians who suffer from having just too much talent and not enough good taste to know when to not play every note. I guess you could call it elevator music-itis Maybe I'm just jealous. But you can be the best musician in the world and not be able to get out of your own way. I know a million people like that.
thank God we have people like Nassau in this world to cut through the chaff and edit up some of the finest moments cocktail music glory.
"Highly recommended with Martini Dry and Gauloises @ 7 p.m." ...to quote him.
Ivano Fossati-"Panama (Nassau Dub Edit)"