This is “Elements Of Vogue” (David DePino’s 1989 Original Mix) – Johnny Dynell feat. David Ian Xtravaganza as interpreted for broadcast by a school of vogeurs including Legendary London Legend, Roy and Britain’s early champion of the form, Les Child. (That’s her shutting down the category in a platinum hair hat.) Front and center and stealing thunder we see the lovely and sorely missed, Fidel Field. A fragile creature we knew too briefly. May she runway in peace. All this madness is circa 1990-ish. Don’t be jealous of their beauty, darling, be jealous of their talent!
Now, in the words of your Master of Ceremonies, David Ian Extravaganza, “I’ll now depart by saying, ‘I love you all for loving me.'”
Either you remember it and love it or you are just really impressed by a synth pan-flute. Either way, Italo says summer to me….and popsicles. It definately says popsicles…being served on the dancefloor…that’s another post entirely.
At the height of midsummer’s eve we come together to feast on the delights of our Earth’s sweet fecundity . The full strawberry moon announces the waxing glory of the season of light and is the perfect medicine to the chaos of this past solar eclipse. New York is under the patronage of Mercury, the god of crossroads and communication, and the the retrograde hits us with a particular intensity. Mercury stations direct just two days before the full moon giving our feast a delicious forward momentum. Midsummer historically is a celebration of bonfires, mirth, and magic, fittingly we shall provide you with all three. Our full strawberry moon is a ritual of abundance, generosity, and joy through community. Please join us for this most auspicious night. Bring a friend, dress ethereally!
Wednesday’s Rose is Laurens. Cosmic Disco; it’s as if the whole universe is wearing leather pants and keeping it’s I.D. and a little cash in the pocket under it’s hat. The spirits of the leathermen have flown but their EP’s and extended versions remain. R.I.P. dancers, revelers, vanguards, clones.
I used this track in a tech mix a couple months ago. I had to do a little slice and dice on it, but the lyrics were just so sick, I had to have it. Imagine lyrics? That rhyme? Wow. The classic breathy, bratty, British vocal is a new wave feeling. Me gusto. I don’t care for the word, “bitch” though…I mean when referring to anything other than all my friends, That got trimmed in my edit but I feel like this track is a little something different than the five-thousand tracks per month that Beatport et al make available. HA! Sadly, that’s true. It’s like freshkills on these dance track sites. Piles of garbage as big as a virtual pyramid at Giza. Something’s gotta give. If you hear something halfway decent, do a bitch a favor and let him know. Okay, bitch? Bitch, no.
Trans visibility pioneer Wendy/Walter Carlos was also a vanguard of electronic music production and it’s performance. I’m so glad they cared enough to always teach the audience about this developing and never before heard gebre of music. She kept it classic and mostly recorded classical pieces and Bach was her biggest hit. Their album, Switched On Bach was the highest selling classical record EVER!!! Go trans power!!!