By Salman Guldemond
This playlist is a compilation of songs I have discovered over time and through contemporary DJ’s. Electronic music is seen by many as brainless and overly intense, but here are some songs that are electronically created, yet maintain their calmness. Even with electronic music one can sit at home and just have it play in the background. The playlist starts with non-electronic music and it slowly builds up to a more up-beat and disco-y vibe.
Three songs have been important to the current electronic music scene. The first is ‘What’s A Girl To Do’ by Fatima Yamaha who is actually the man known as Bas Bron, the mastermind behind the beats of ‘De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig’. Although created many years ago, it has been reissued by the Dekmantel Crew (Dekmantel is an Amsterdam-based festival organization and label) and ever since, it has been considered as one of the best songs in the last ten years.
“Electronic music is seen by many as brainless and overly intense, but here are some songs that are electronically created, yet maintain their calmness”
The second is called ‘Rare Happiness’ by Hunee, an Amsterdam-based DJ from Germany, who received the prize for the Album of the Year in Holland and has been part of the Rush Hour Crew for a long time. Rush Hour is a label and a record store in Amsterdam and is one of the most respected contemporary record labels in the world.
The third song is ‘So Much To Me’ by FKJ, or actually French Kiwi Juice, an extremely talented musician from France. He normally performs by himself as a one-man band, playing guitar, keyboard, bass and saxophone. Not very well-known in Holland, FKJ is nevertheless a sensational live performance and definitely worth a listen.
Jacob Gurevitsch – Mexican Margarita
Renee – Lay Me Down
FKJ – So Much To Me
Sinkane – Jeeper Creeper
L’imperatrice – Vanille Fraise
Fatima Yamaha – What’s A Girl To Do
Hunee – Rare Happiness
Hidden Spheres – Waiting
Bantu Clan vs Sarabi- Africa Ni Leo (Esa Extended Mix)
Ebo Taylor & Pat Thomas – Ene Nyame ‘A’ Mensuro (Henrik Schwarz Blend)
Larry Levan – Stand On The World (Joubert Singers)
Late Nite Tuff Guy – Baby You Fooled Around
Kasso – Walkman
Youtube channel: Salman Guldemond. Boomerang Playlist.