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The #TuneOfTheWeek is on Fire! We got ‘Everything Now’

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It seems that the indie-rock bands love the groove and the new releases prove it! Arcade Fire are back with a disco-driven tune, with Abba-reminisce strings, with a groove that you can dance and slide over, a great choir and some lyrics that we really adore. They talk about how real life and how people believe they have and enjoy everything, when in fact it’s a driven world we live in. I really love the part:

“Every song that I’ve ever heard
Is playing at the same time, it’s absurd
And it reminds me, we’ve got everything now
We turn the speakers up till they break
‘Cause every time you smile it’s a fake
Stop pretending, you’ve got… Everything now”

On May 31, the band released the lead single “Everything Now” from their fifth album, on 12″ vinyl, selling it at a merchandise stall at Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona which they headlined. A day later, a mysterious live stream “Live From Death Valley” was launched and the band released a music video for the song, appearing to have been shot in Death Valley, California.

Turn the speakers up (as they say on the lyrics) and enjoy the tune of the week!

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Summer Sessions 2017 mixtape

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Summer Sessions 2017
…is a volume 2 added to the “nite and day summer 2017 mixtape” . Uploaded with some of the vibes i like to dance to, it fits better to my summer of 2017. Turn the volume up and dance to the current hits (and some of my greatest beats that i play on my Dj sets). Enjoy, share and let the sunshine in, through summer 2017.

Tracklist:

Disciples – On My Mind
Duke Dumont & Gorgon City – Real Life
Jamiroquai – Cloud 9 (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
Purple Disco Machine – Body Funk
Nerio’s Dubwork feat. Darryl Pandy – Sunshine & Happiness
Danniel selfmade – You Beats
Breach feat. Andreya Triana – Everything You Never Had (We Had It All)
Sam Divine, Curtis Gabriel feat. Nat Conway – Confessions
Roog, Dennis Quin feat. Berget Lewis – Igohart
Sonny Fodera feat. Alex Mills – Always Gonna Be (Low Steppa Remix)
Man Without A Clue – The Riff 
Kevin McKay & J Paul Getto – What U Want (Siege Remix)
Bohannon – Let’s Start II Dance Again (JTV Corvette Dub)
Joeski – Blackbird (Gorgon City Remix)

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Midnight Summer Tales #mixtape

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Midgnight Summer Tales
this is a mixtape that occured to me on a Sunday afternoon, while i was sipping my tequila on a hot summer day. I wanted to chill down the pace, wanted to put myself in a position to cool things down so i started digging my records and listening to much much music. Digging your music is always a therapy for the mind, body and soul. This is the outcome of this whole search, those tunes that i’d like to share with you for your chillin’ pleasure. Enjoy music, enjoy summer, enjoy a glass of tequila (or two!)

Tracklisting:

DJ Krush feat. Kazufumi Kodama – Day’s End
George Benson – Use Me
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Everytime I’m With You
Jamiroquai – Talullah
Bruno Mars – Our First Time
Simply Red – Night Nurse
Lisa Stansfield – In All The Right Places
Womack & Womack – Life’s Just a Ball Game
D’Angelo – Smooth
Cannonball Adderley – Dancing in the Dark
BeBe & CeCe Winans – Love of My Life
Will Downing – Fantasy (spending time with you)
Incognito – Something ‘Bout July
Simply Red – Come To My Aid
UB40 – Food for thought
Lenny Kravitz – Freedom Train
Alex Clare – Damn Your Eyes
George Benson – Breezin’
The Crusaders with Bill Withers – Soul Shadows
MFSB – My Mood
Alicia Keys – Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)
Sergio Mendes – Comin’ Home Baby
Grover Washington, Jr. – Making Love to You

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Turn the volume UP and enjoy: Nite & Day Summer 2017 mixtape

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It’s summertime , my favorite time of year and i got some great tunes in my bag. This mix starts in a completely mainstream mood… but wait for it! Apart from the mainstream hits you’ll listen to some hot house banger tunes for your music and dancing pleasure. The beat goes on and on till the end. Enjoy it loud & have a nice summer-summer-summertime 😉

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The tracklisting for ‘Nite & Day Summer 2017 mixtape’ is:

Jax Jones – You Don’t Know Me (GeoAna Deep Remix)
Katy Perry feat. Nicki Minaj – Swish Swish
Boiler & Redondo feat. Dana Sipos – Untangled
Sandy Rivera – Long Time Coming
Todd Terry – Nite and Day
Gorillaz feat. Jehnny Beth – We Got The Power (Claptone Remix)
Funky People feat. Cassio Ware – Funky People
Drake feat. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith – Get It Together
Notte & Vijay feat. Sofia Zlatko – Earth Groove
Freiboitar – Shine In The Night
Purple Disco Machine – Body Funk
Sonny Fodera feat. Alex Mills – Always Gonna Be (Low Steppa Remix)
Jamiroquai – Cloud 9 (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
Claptone Feat. George Kranz – The Drums (Din Daa Daa)
Mason – Rhino
Stormzy – Shut Up (Sonny Fodera Remix)

ENJOY!

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Why 30 years after its’ release, this is one of the best albums made

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One of the greatest artists that started his promising career at the 80s is Terence Trent D’Arby. When “Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby” was released in 1987, it blew our mind! I was only 11 years old and still remember that each and every song was heard on the radio non-stop, from almost each radio station (at the time available). The energy tha came out of him was like Wow! His voice is deep and at the time you could only make a comparison to the godfather James Brown himself. The funk, the soul, the rhythm, music, lyrics, composition, everything on this album sounds perfect! I listened to it, before i decided to write this article and i think that if it got released today, it would be so innovative for its’ sound. It is flawless from each and every aspect.

The album gained a Grammy award, Brit Award and it sold a million copies within the first three days of going on sale. That was huge!!!

But , the thing with Terence Trent D’Arby at the time, was that he sounded as big as Michael Jackson and Prince , who ruled the eighties with their releases. He was a new artist coming out as big as he could be and his live performances were also incomparable.

I don’t want to get into the gossip of the whole story of Terence Trent D’Arby, it’s the music that matters and the feeling it gives you while listening to it. You can check him out under the name Sananda Maitreya nowadays. He keeps releasing music, not under a huge label, but never stopped, never gave up what he’s doing best.

Tracklisting:

  1. “If You All Get to Heaven”
  2. “If You Let Me Stay”
  3. “Wishing Well”
  4. “I’ll Never Turn My Back on You (Father’s Words)”
  5. “Dance Little Sister”
  6. “Seven More Days”
  7. “Let’s Go Forward”
  8. “Rain” – 2:58
  9. “Sign Your Name”
  10. “As Yet Untitled”
  11. “Who’s Loving You”
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Friday April 21st : Prince Tribute @ ΦΟΥΑΡ

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Purple Night // Prince Tribute

Παρασκευή 21 Απριλίου: Ένας χρόνος χωρίς τον Prince

O Prince Rogers Nelson (7 Ιουνίου 1958 – 21 Απριλίου 2016), ήταν γνωστός ως ανανεωτής για το εκλεκτικό έργο, τη σκηνική παρουσία και για την ευρεία φωνητική του γκάμα. Τραγουδιστής, τραγουδοποιός, ηθοποιός, multi-intrumentalist, ο Prince ήταν πρωτοπόρος του Minneapolis sound με τη μουσική του να συνδυάζει rock, R&B, soul, funk, hip-hop, disco, jazz, pop αλλά και ψυχεδέλεια.

Έχει πουλήσει πάνω από 100 εκατ. δίσκους παγκοσμίως και συγκαταλέγεται στους κορυφαίους καλλιτέχνες όλων των εποχών έχοντας κερδίσει επτά Grammy Awards, ένα American Music Award, Χρυσή Σφαίρα αλλά κι Όσκαρ για το ‘Purple Rain’.

Το βράδυ της Παρασκευής 21 Απριλίου, ετοιμαζόμαστε για ένα purple party, όπως θα έκανε ο partyman που ωθούσε πάντα το κοινό του να χορέψει!

Ο ραδιοφωνικός παραγωγός, DJ & music blogger, Νίκος Ζώης (www.nickzois.com) θα βρεθεί στα decks του Φουάρ, με ένα Purple DJ set που περιλαμβάνει επιλογές από όλη τη δισκογραφία του Prince.
Get Ready for a Purple Night

Η πόρτα ανοίγει στις 22:00 / είσοδος ελεύθερη
Door opens at 22:00 / Free entrance
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ΦΟΥΑΡ stage
Mητροπόλεως 72 & Χριστοπούλου 6, 1ος όροφος, Μοναστηράκι (Καπνικαρέα) T: +30 210 3211381

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8 tunes for your #FeelGoodFriday feeling

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So, let’s Feel Good… it’s Friday!

I managed to put some more Groove on my morning playlist , that i’m sharing with you today to make you feel good too. Enjoy the day and listen to the music. Those selections offer a unique sound to the listeners and an enjoyment within. They also make you wanna move your body, which is an exciting feeling too. Turn the volume up and enjoy life.

Raul Midon is an excellent musician and this one is my uplifting mood morning tune.

I bet that this collaboration between Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie XX , caught your attention. If not, have a listen it’s a great deep tune.

The beat, the mood, everything in this classic tune is timeless.

I liked this at first play. It’s slo mo , smooth, sexy . Love it!

Purple Disco Machine is one of the greatest remixers. He’s too busy lately releasing music and making great remixes. I bet this year, more people from the mainstream audience will get to know more of his music.

This is a classic disco groovy tune, delivered from Moby.

I think Gregory Porter is one of the greatest singers in this decade. The moment that Claptone remixed ‘Liquid Spirit’, was the moment i was looking for a great remix to play on my dj set, it was hard to find a proper one. And it worked out perfectly cause since the release i’ve been listening and playing this tune everywhere.

Boosty… nothing else to say. Watch out for the sample, it’s so 80s!

One of my favorite producers and DJs of the last decade is Duke Dumont. Catchy and groovy releases and every time one step ahead. The remix that Skream made on this No.1 club anthem ‘Need U 100%’ is iconic.

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#BRITs2017 Winners are here

It was a glamorous night at 02 arena for the 37th Brit Awards.  Dermot O’Leary and Emma Willis presented the ceremony and it was an exciting night! Little Mix opened the show, with their No.1 hit ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, surrounded by dancers wearing  or painted in silver.

The Live performances were all awesome! It was a great show throughout the night at 02 arena, with Bruno Mars hitting the stage, performing his new single ‘That’s What I Like’. Other live acts include Emeli Sande on ‘Hurts’ (such a great vocal performance!), The 1975 with ‘The Sound’ really smashed it, with lots of messages going through our screen as if someone had taken control over the Brits!

There was also a really tearful moment where Andrew Ridgeley alongside Pepsi & Shirlie started talking about George Michael and how Wham! started their career. They delivered a wonderful speach about their friend. It became too sentimental as memories from all three came out and after that Chris Martin took the stage to perform ‘A Different Corner’. Great live performance with George Michael images and videos on the background, but also combined with his voice on the whole act. Like a piece of art, as it was supposed to be and comparing to the GRAMMYs, much better and not comparable to Adele’s performance! That was on another level.

Other live acts included Katy Perry featuting Skip Marley on their new single ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ , though there seemed to be some problems at the beggining with Katy’s in-ear. The king of Grime took over the stage after a little while, Skepta. He performed ‘Shutdown’.

A surprise happened on the stage next! It was Chainsmokers & Coldplay who played for the very first time their new single (and unexpected collaboration) ‘Something Just Like This’. I don’t know, but it could be a future top 5 hit! Maybe a #No1!

But one of the definite hightlights of the night was Ed Sheeran. He started singing ‘Castle On The Hill’ (Wow!) and his no.1 world hit ‘Shape Of You’. He was joined for a rap verse by Stormzy and the crowd (me also) went crazy! That was something really unexpected, though he warned us that it would be a different out-of-the-box performance. And they really smashed Brits 2017!

Robbie Williams, the icon of Brits 2017, closed the show with a small medley of his latest tunes. It was ‘Heavy Entertainment Show’, with ‘Love My Life’ and ‘Mixed Signals’. Robbie’s has won 18 Brit Awards till now and he is one of the greatest superstars ever in UK.

So… after this short reference to the BRITs 2017 show , here are the winners:

British Female Solo Artist: Emeli Sande

British Male Solo Artist: David Bowie

British Group: The 1975

British Breakthrough Award: Rag’N’Bone Man

British Single: Little Mix “Shout Out To My Ex” (first trophy for the girl group, from their fourth album!)

Global Success Award: Adele “25” (already sold 20 million albums and one of the most successful artists of 21st century)

International Male Award: Drake

International Female Award: Beyonce

International Group: A Tribe Called Quest (wow!!!)

British Artist Video Of The Year: One Direction – History (i gotta note at this point that Simon Cowell presented the award… aka the man who definitely ‘bought’ the award for the boys, who he made and put money on, as he is their mentor and manager… such a pity for pop music industry, or maybe a genius at least for his pocket. Future will tell!)

British Album Of The Year: David Bowie – Blackstar 

Brits Critic’s Choice: Rag’N’Bone Man

Brits ICON award: Robbie Williams

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This is personal : The Art of Music

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This is personal. This is what this blog is all about. Moreover, the social activity is something that so few people know or realize. This is personal.

It is a journey in time, where the art of music is revealed. Through this art that others offer to the world, i reveal my thoughts, love, anger, opinion and many many more feelings that are inside my soul. This is personal and from the very beggining it was supposed to be like this. I don’t know if i’m good at conversations, cannot judge that. What i know is that i speak through music to all the people following here, this blog and my social networks.

I don’t do politics, don’t even like criticizing everything that happens. Many things happen nowadays or at least the blogs, newsrooms, tv stations, radio stations and the whole internet say so. We live in a world that is surrounded each and every minute from useless information. The worst scenario is that we get addicted to this useless info we’re receiving and as years go by, it is even harder to describe the true meaning of all those things.

So i choose Art. Better said, the Art of Music.  Music through the decades is revealing and transfering much information, though people don’t really get it. If you get stuck into pop music alone, then you’re definitely screwed. We should broaden our mind, pay more attention to the lyrics, listen closely to the music played. Those are nice stories, many of them real! It takes time to do all this and i know that in the world we live in, time is so precious. But i prefer to do that exact thing and share it with the whole world. Sharing music with an audience (wherever it may be, or wherever you can find them) is the best thing in life for me. It’s a soul desire to share with everyone, it’s feelings written all over.

Why am i writing this article? Because the few people that are going to pay some attention and read this, will realize who i am, what i do. It is better to try, than to not try at all. At least… it feels like i’m sharing something with you each and every time. Which is not only the music, the titles, the artists, it is the whole thing. It ‘s the conversation that i’m trying to start with the people. That is the way i speak to the world. Through music. Not many realize this , but now you know.

Apart from all the information collected and revealed because of my proffessional point of view, there is always a way to speak to you.

Thank you all those years for being here, i will do my best to keep delivering all that inner me and always keep trying to do it with the best tunes i discover, listen to or dig from the past. Listen to the music. Don’t let it just pass by or be a part of a night out.

Thank you…