I was never into the “old” MySpace so I joined the “new” MySpace with a little trepidation. When I first joined, I found some really great music I never would have heard otherwise had I not been on the site (Cuerock, see 19, Feb post below). Then it kind of waned. But now, people are becoming more aware of The Groove List and MySpacer’s are sending me “connects” from all over the world, so I can hear their work and hopefully talk about it here on The Groove List. And I’m trying to get to all of it, since I only post once a week now. So if you sent me a connect, and I haven’t put it on The Groove List, give me time.
My tastes are eclectic. I’ll listen to almost anything, but I have a tendency toward electronica, trance, dance, R&B, some rock and I’ll even go metal if it’s a good tune and classical is a given. I’m not a big Rap fan, but if it’s good, I’ll listen. I’m learning about Industrial Rock which is pretty hardcore sometimes, but I’m working into it.
I actually got a connect from an artist in Canada who has some very interesting tracks he calls Industrial Rock. I really liked the music and I suggest you give Bill Prankie a listen. It’s a little dark, which I like, and it’s different. Free Your Mind.
If you are not on new MySpace, then you are missing out. You’re going to find music here that you WON’T (likely) find on commercial radio, and probably not even on Pandora, Spotify, or any of the music services. Only here. Sometimes it’s mediocre and sometimes, it’s WOW !!, and places in between.
Now, I don’t know Selena Gomez’s music from a hole in the wall, but Collision Spectrum did an acoustic piano funk version of her new song “Star’s Dance” and it is very, very good. He could have called it anything and I would have been all over it, because it’s very well done and works in my “music sphere” of good stuff worthy of The Groove List. You can hear it on YouTube here: “Star’s Dance (Cover by Collision Spectrum). Also check out “Animal’s by Collision Spectrum on YouTube as well. An electronic dance track you will also enjoy. You can subscribe to Collision Spectrum on YouTube and connect on new MySpace. You should do that.
I generally shy away from “indie singers” and prefer just the music. Sometimes the music is the best part and the singing gets in the way of a good track. Sometimes, it all comes together. As is the case with Ana Popovic. Damn. Her album “Can You Stand The Heat” is an R&B, bluesy groove that is extremely well done. I get a 70’s funk from the title track but “Mo’ Better Love,” “Object of Obsession” and “Hot Southern Night (feat. Lucky Peterson) are smokin’ blusey, funky hot. I hear some Brian Culbertson-ish grooves here. Ana has a Tina Turner-esq, young Bonnie Raitt-ish vocal and she’s badass on the guitar. I haven’t heard the entire album yet, but I’m going to have to play this all the way though a few times. One of the rare times an ENTIRE album is worth listening to, not just one or two tracks. I highly recommend Ana Popovic’s “Can You Stand The Heat” album. It’s available on iTunes along with her other albums. Get it. You won’t be disappointed.
This Week’s Groove: The album “Can You Stand The Heat” by Ana Popovic. On new MySpace and for purchase iTunes. Don’t miss this.
(you will need to create a MySpace account to listen there, but she’s on iTunes too.)
REMEMBER: The Groove List is for you. The Independent artist. but mostly, this is for the readers of this blog. To introduce you to music you won’t hear on commercial radio. I do it to tell people that love music like I do that there’s more out there that you are missing, if your primary source is commercial radio. Don’t be a music zombie and let them fill your ears with nonsense and trash.
FREE. YOUR. MIND.
’til next week….spread the word.