Ten City - That's The Way Love Is - House Music Classic / Video

Ten City - That's The Way Love IsChills.. everytime I hear this song. Make sure you check out the 12" with the Acieed Mix by Steve 'Silk' Hurley. That was the one mostly played in European clubs and that's the one I usually drop when I play this classic jam from 1989. Check out the full release info, credits etc. at Ten City - That's The Way Love Is - Atlantic Records 1989

please hit me up if you have a better quality version of this video. I gotta pull out my old VHS tapes and hope the sound's a bit more decent that the version above .. either way .. a must have in any House Music DJ's collection...

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Lars Behrenroth Rmx at Body & Soul, NYC

Mark from NYC sent me the link to this video on YouTube after asking me where he could purchase the song played.

What you hear is Slope 'Keepingitup (Lars Behrenroth 'Subtle Koffee' Remix) - Sonar Kollektiv which was released on the Slope Remixed EP in October 2004. You can purchase a mp3 of the song from the Sonar Kollektiv website and online store.

What you see is the Body & Soul party in NYC on July 1st, 2007.
Needless to say, I'm very proud to have my remix played at such a legendary party.


Shaun Escoffery - Days Like This (Live on MTV)

Shaun Escoffery - Days Like ThisLive version video of this amazing song performed on MTV (Europe is my guess??) by Shaun Escoffery and band. 'Days Like This' is one of the greatest tunes you can hear on a deep house floor when that magical moment is in the air. If you have been to any of the Shelter parties during the recent WMCs you know what I am talking about. A big scream and EVERYONE... starts singing along. DJ Spinna definitely worked his magic when he remixed it for Oyster Music in 2001.

Personally, I've become very selective when it comes to picking the right moment to drop this song in a club. It really has to be one of THOSE nights. And when it is, well :) ...read above. 

This live version takes the song to another level (if possible). When I saw it on YouTube it put a huge smile on my face. Check out the video of the great performance by Shaun and his band below. Adrian from Oyster Music posted this and many other Shaun Escofferey videos. This link takes you to his YouTube profile where you can watch the other videos.

I really wish there's a full release of this live version coming sometime soon. Maybe even a whole live album.

Enjoy the video,


Derrick May discusses 'Strings Of Life'

Derrick May - Strings Of LifeFind out how one of the greatest dance music anthems was created. I came across this video on YouTube and thought I'd share it with you.

A short clip from a film I made with Elliott Eastwick about the music of Detroit and its impact on our home town of Manchester. Here techno pioneer Derrick May tells us how he made the seminal 'Strings of Life'.
Also includes Doves and Hacienda Dj Mike Pickering

Matthew Norman
. Film maker, artist and photographer ||| http://www.figfilm.co.uk

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Nu Groove Records - dope video with some background infos

nugroove.jpg{xtypo_dropcap}D{/xtypo_dropcap}ope Dope Dope . You have to watch this video.
Some background infos & interviews on one of the most influential underground house music record labels - NU GROOVE Records from New York City ..

listen to all those amazing tracks; makes you go record hunting all over again :) ..
oh, and please get in touch with me if you have the original videotape .. I'd love to see the rest. . .

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Bored on the Internet? get StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon Logo I wanted to let you know about the perfect tool against the occasional moments of boredom in life. Sign up for StumbleUpon , I guess you can call it another community based link service. But in reality it is much more than just that. It's free of charge and you come across the coolest sites online for which you otherwise would have to wait until one of your 'cool' online friends sends you a link.

From the Firefox Extensions page:
StumbleUpon lets you "channelsurf" the best-reviewed sites on the web. It is a collaborative surfing tool for finding and sharing great sites. This helps you find interesting webpages you wouldn't think to search for.

StumbleUpon is pretty much based on the principle that people share their favorite discovered sites / pages / videos / images online, only that it's right now 2,5million stumblers who suggest, review and tag websites in any range of date / topic or whatnot. Once you sign up you will be asked for your topics of interest. That's the minimum you should spend a few minutes on when you join.
Done that?

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deepershades.net site as a graph

Just came across this java applet that shows websites as sitegraphs. I had checked it out a while back w/ the old website design but now the graph's so much prettier :)  .. it grows with every playlist, blogpost, comment, podcast, link etc. that I add to deepershades.net.


first pics from the Soul Funktion party in Detroit

check these out ..
some portraits shot by Adam Gibbons from Soul Revival, Boston.

Soul Funktion during the DEMF in Detroit was the bomb .. EVERYONE WHO WAS PART OF THIS PARTY DID AN AMAZING JOB. When I arrived in Detroit on Sat. night and talked to a few people, it seemed like everyone already knew about what was gonna go down on May 27th to the Fi-Nite Gallery. The line up was mos def a big part of what drove people to this event.


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