Azari & III - Hungry For The Power (and suggest me some similar stuff)

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maybe insomnia by faithless is similar?

hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

actually video version is better but u cant embed because record companies are idiots

hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

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jeez, this song, is amazing, I love it, and it describes me perfectly -.-

hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha otm:

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2:19 !!!

hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Thursday, 12 November 2009 07:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

its evocative of late 80s / early 90s club mixes / house trax but i'm flailing trying to recall specifics.

yeah otm - ralphi rosario's "you used to hold me", frankie knuckles' "baby wants to ride", kym sims' "too blind to see it" might fit too.

was listening to "reckless with your love" and "hungry for the power" last night trying to work out which i liked better - the answer so far is that i like them the same. the american psycho x paris is burning video for "hungry..." might push it over the top.

uk people, there's an ep on itunes which includes "hungry for the power", "she's an illusion", matias aguayo remixes &c

lex pretend, Thursday, 12 November 2009 09:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Did Stevem and I kick this off by tweeting about them last night? I like 'Reckless With Your Love' the best because of the diva vocals. It's totally aping late 80s/early 90s copies of Chicago house but this is pretty much the one style of music where I really do not care if it's the most derivative thing in the world.

Permanent Vacation is a scarily consistent record label, isn't it? Sally Shapiro albums aside, there's hardly anything on there I don't love.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Thursday, 12 November 2009 10:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Okay... been diggin' through old records and spotify and contenders for similar sounds are:

Virgo Four - In A Vision (instrumental)
The Rude Boy Farley Keith - Give Yourself To Me
Master C & J - Face It
M.E. - Ride

all of which helpfully appear on the Dave Clarke compilation "Back In The Box" from 2008 (and on spotify)

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Thursday, 12 November 2009 10:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's worth checking out the recent House Of House mix on Beats In Space - the East Village Loft Society intro (produced by Ashley Beedle :o) is brilliant

mdskltr (blueski), Thursday, 12 November 2009 12:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thanks will check out the House of House mix.

Also, closest in mood to "Hungry For The Power" that I think of is Secret Knowledge "Ooh Baby" - its got the same darkness and spoken vocal hinting at menace, and sung soul/disco-diva style chorus

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Thursday, 12 November 2009 13:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

oooo hot damn another track!

psychgawsple, Thursday, 12 November 2009 21:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

(mult xposts to deej)

psychgawsple, Thursday, 12 November 2009 21:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

they have another track on their myspace. http://www.myspace.com/azariandiii

and 20 jazz funk greats called their label Hungry For the Power.

jaxon, Friday, 13 November 2009 00:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

That video has effectively changed the way I will walk through business district of Toronto at night.

I noticed you mentioned Canyons on the bobbins thread, so it would be moot to mention it here, but still.

EDB, Saturday, 14 November 2009 15:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

first post. hai guys. was also going to mention canyons, fire eyes is similar-ish.

eli escobar is making (and playing) this kind of music. see his solo glass house, and money lotion re-edits of people like stevie nicks, the police, feist etc

haido, Saturday, 14 November 2009 18:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://rraurl.com/podcasts/frisson/204/Azari__III (podcast w/a few unheard to me tracks)

can download from here
http://feeds.rraurl.com/~r/_podcasts/~5/JDJcsoh8fHE/frisson_022.mp3

jaxon, Saturday, 14 November 2009 19:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

thks haido and jaxon!

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Saturday, 14 November 2009 19:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

"reckless (with your love)" is definitely giving me some robin s. flashbacks

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 14 November 2009 23:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah i actually had that one on my hd for a month before i realized it was from this year & not some decades old house track i got off some blog

hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Saturday, 14 November 2009 23:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

this tune precedes "hungry for the power" on the tensnake beats in space podcast...

maybe slightly more low key but definitely in the same vein

psychgawsple, Sunday, 15 November 2009 00:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Alright, in literally 3 listens, Hungry for the power has gone from awful, to OK, to amazing for me.

Whats the deal with these dudes, for me at least they seemed to very suddenly come out of nowhere, and I am curious.

EDB, Sunday, 15 November 2009 01:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

Don't know too much about these dudes. I was mega-disappointed when research revealed that the two magnetic black dudes aren't actually Azari & III. The black dudes are Fritz Helder (with the long hair / wig) who's in a band called Fritz Helder and The Phantoms.

The other guy is a Rwandan emigre in Toronto called Cedric Gasiada, who also sings on another (and more straight up classic house/disco) song called "Reckless With Your Love"

Azari & III - the producers / beat makers - are the white dudes in the video. I don't know why I was so gutted, but I was. I want more house producers to be more extrovert, making and frontin' their music, like Green Velvet used to do.

These dudes are all from Toronto, I think.

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Sunday, 15 November 2009 03:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

xxpost makes me smile!

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Sunday, 15 November 2009 03:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

jaxon, Sunday, 15 November 2009 03:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Even has a "III" in it!!!!!

EDB, Sunday, 15 November 2009 04:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Aeroplane played 'Reckless With Your Love' in their set at Bugged Out earlier :)

mdskltr (blueski), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

'she's an illusion' is another goddamn winner from these dudes

andrew m., Monday, 16 November 2009 21:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

see 20jfg

andrew m., Monday, 16 November 2009 21:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

as for similar, brings to mind parallels, also from toronto (?). canada at least.

andrew m., Monday, 16 November 2009 21:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

'she's an illusion' is another goddamn winner from these dudes

― andrew m., Monday, November 16, 2009 3:10 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

see 20jfg

― andrew m., Monday, November 16, 2009 3:13 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

they do have another song bro

http://www.20jazzfunkgreats.co.uk/wordpress/2009/11/02/basement-suns/

― hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:08 AM (4 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

hoos-kingofthedrugs (deej), Monday, 16 November 2009 22:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

(link removed)

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 19 November 2009 11:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

movie never loads. what is?

jaxon, Thursday, 19 November 2009 18:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

hmm really? it's a certain 11-month-old shakin it down to azari & III

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 19 November 2009 19:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

works for me.

did anyone mention this mix they did for 20jfg yet? it's pretty fun, tho not without it's mistakes

psychgawsple, Thursday, 19 November 2009 19:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

did anyone mention this one yet?

really starts around 3:30

one time, Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

these guys are remixing a single by one of my best pals from Dublin coming out on Tensnake's label soon. check it out!

I see what this is (Local Garda), Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's gotten to a point where I just infer the shadow/spectre of homophobia/aids/etc/etc in pretty much any male diva house. "Reckless With Your Love" probably isn't about promiscuous unsafe sex but I can't help but hear it that way.

Tim F, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

Well the words would seem to back it up too.

Of course, the star of this video might not really get that:

Tracer Hand, Friday, 20 November 2009 12:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

(That's a more reliable link than the one I posted just above)

Tracer Hand, Friday, 20 November 2009 12:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

bless!

mdskltr (blueski), Friday, 20 November 2009 13:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Tracer I'm basing it on the words - i just wonder if I'm justified in just assuming that's what it's about:

Reckless with your love
You. Just. Give it up
Fearless with your life
But no-one can you trust
Reckless with your love
You. Just. Give it away
Fearless with your life
Living day to day...

Tim F, Friday, 20 November 2009 16:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

It could just as easily be about being risky with your emotions in general. Which is one reason the lyrics are great.

Tracer Hand, Friday, 20 November 2009 16:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah exactly.

Of course the very practice of deploying ambiguity in diva house lyrics generally feels historically loaded as well...

That's one thing I love about this kind of camp poppy Chicago house (or in this case recreations of it) - its historical/geographical/cultural specificity and its all-embracing pop universality tend to work with rather than against one another.

Tim F, Friday, 20 November 2009 22:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 25 November 2009 18:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

anyone wanna work on a SONG ID for the 20JFG Mix? some great stuff on there and all sounds so familiar but i'm blanking on a lot of it

space cowboy (san frandisco), Wednesday, 25 November 2009 23:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

rebotini, "spirit of the boogie"?
late nite tuff guy, "eurotrac"?

whether or not they totally fit here, i'd like to hear more based on these tunes and hear thoughts upon.

andrew m., Sunday, 6 December 2009 03:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

i know it's not diva vocal house, and just another chicago/detroit derivative, but this is so dope. (friends of 69)

jaxon, Thursday, 17 December 2009 22:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

That's perfect.

Tim F, Friday, 22 January 2010 06:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

why do i have to buy records from germany in order to get a 'reckless' 12"

not a playa but i ilx a lot (deej), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 07:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

finally heard this out on the weekend. BIG tune.

well-hung parliament (haitch), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 07:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm actually really interested in heating from people

lol freudian slip

( •ิ.•ั) (gr8080), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 19:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Swypian slip

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

For me it would have to sound very like one particular band/producer or label from a certain period for it to be a problem. If, say, it sounded exactly like Virgo IV or Inner City then I probably wouldn't like it but it casts a far wider net than that and gives it all a bit of a reboot to boot. The time frame it covers is too wide for it to be pastiche and there's simply something of recombinant brilliance about it for me.

Death To False Camp (Doran), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 20:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't see the camp in azari & III's music.

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Dark Noises from the Eurozone (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 20:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

camp is more in their videos i think

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 3 August 2011 20:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

threads that make u wish Carles posted to ilx

( •ิ.•ั) (gr8080), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 20:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

The groups presentation certainly dabbles in it. I do find "hungry for the power" to work from in that way in particular, the theatricality of it certainly.

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 20:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't see the camp in azari & III's music.

they are megacamp live

Which is certainly not something I could say about Chromeo.

I would btw! They just have shallow hearts and souls.

generous loller at dollies (sic), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 23:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I like chromeo btw. The diss was that it was like their first album rather than their 2nd

I'm softening on the first half of this lp

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Thursday, 4 August 2011 00:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is avery very good album
Maybe not top 20 for this year but close and growingon me

I'm a nerd and nerdy things happened (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 August 2011 01:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I wish this album was more Reckless With Your Love and less Hungry For The Power. I can sort of appreciate it and all that but for some reason it mostly just leaves me cold.

Matt DC, Thursday, 4 August 2011 10:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Maybe it's a drug/club of yore Pavlovian reaction thing. When I hear Indigo and Tunnel Vision, I feel like there's a jet engine going off in my head.

Death To False Camp (Doran), Thursday, 4 August 2011 11:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

That's the weird thing, I would expect to have exactly that reaction but for some reason I don't.

Their live show is fucking awesome by the way - and I think semi-improvised?

Matt DC, Thursday, 4 August 2011 11:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it seemed like mostly songs in the first half, mostly jamming in the second half?

generous loller at dollies (sic), Thursday, 4 August 2011 13:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

this is a very modern sounding house/pop album. it is extremely referential, as so much of dance music has been for quite a while now, but it combines so many different influences and yet still has a clear individual style. when they first dropped "hungry for the power" and "reckless" i was worried they would be kind of sampling different house sounds from the late 80s/early 90s as they continued (even tho those are still my classic faves), but with the release of "indigo" they started to identify their sound. they have some really interesting moments on this album. "change of heart" is one for me. pretty stoked on the album as a whole, even though a couple of the more aggressive songs i could take or leave.

ashra williams (san frandisco), Monday, 8 August 2011 18:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

basically agreed.

I'm a nerd and nerdy things happened (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 18:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

wasted my first listen of this cleaning my apt mad at my roommate :/ didnt really catch much

back in a .gif ;) (flopson), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 18:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

chromeo comparison seems on-point but I'm surprised this bothers anybody that was into herculues & love machine or whatever they were called

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 20:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's much colder sounding than that implies though. More like Hercules and Love Affair as remixed by Carl Craig. Except not as good as that sounds. Wish they hadn't gone with that huge cavernous warehouse sound, although it should be catnip to me for some reason I can't connect with it, although Reckless is basically a perfect record.

Matt DC, Friday, 12 August 2011 20:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's like you know that feeling you get when you put on a really great techno record in the morning and have to turn it off because your brain's just not ready for techno yet? That's kind of the feeling I get with this in a lhousier form.

Matt DC, Friday, 12 August 2011 20:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

Matt DC captures it exactly i think

fwiw i didnt love H&LA although "Blind" was still a jam .... and that one with the 'little boy herculeees' chorus that i imagine being used in a disney film (in a good way?)

Gatsby was a success, in the end, wasn't he? (D-40), Friday, 12 August 2011 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i wanna see the live jam sesh incarnation

( •ิ.•ั) (gr8080), Friday, 12 August 2011 21:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Reverend, Friday, 12 August 2011 21:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

...but not on youtube

oh xpost

( •ิ.•ั) (gr8080), Friday, 12 August 2011 22:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok deej that statement + complaining about camp & homosploitation = mind fuck

moonship journey to baja, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

fwiw i didnt love H&LA although "Blind" was still a jam .... and that one with the 'little boy herculeees' chorus that i imagine being used in a disney film (in a good way?)

haha this is OTM

Tim F, Friday, 12 August 2011 22:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

still feeling the album, but as far as 'suggest me some similar stuff'... this is almost TOO similar to "hungry for the power"- the stabs at least

regardless of that i still can't stop listening to it

a lagoon par la mer (psychgawsple), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 04:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Don't sleep on the Isolee remix of that either, it really draws out the melancholy drama in the vocals.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Tuesday, 30 August 2011 10:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

B.C. x Delivery should have been posted to this thread a while ago:

the Munk remix kills it imo:

⚓ (gr8080), Thursday, 6 October 2011 07:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

those lyrics are making my eyes water.

jed_, Thursday, 6 October 2011 13:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Haha, yeah. I heard the first line and was like....ok, I'm just gonna tune out the lyrics now.

turfin' bird (The Reverend), Thursday, 6 October 2011 20:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

k i'm no expert but why am i not seeing any mention of the jamie jones mix around here????? SO GOOD.

― r|t|c, Thursday, 2 June 2011 18:28 (4 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

the melody from that reminds me of "walking away" by craig david!

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heh this mix is getting picked up by uk garage/funky guys (pioneer, cameo) now! wouldnt have expected that.

r|t|c, Friday, 14 October 2011 08:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

does this go without saying or is it being slept on...? save for knowing i have to do everything myself i have no idea with these matters tbh

r|t|c, Friday, 14 October 2011 08:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

it is sick and trounces the og anyway

r|t|c, Friday, 14 October 2011 08:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

<3 maceo plex

racks on top of racks on top of rack on racks on racks (tpp), Friday, 14 October 2011 08:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

does this go here?

NSFW VIDEO

⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 14 October 2011 08:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Does it feature Maceo Plex's trademark growling bass noise? If so count me in.

Matt DC, Friday, 14 October 2011 08:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

finally caught them live at White Heat tonight. worth the wait x 1000000000.

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 1 November 2011 23:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Damn. Was too ill to get to that show. Glad it was great.

Conan The Asshander (Doran), Tuesday, 1 November 2011 23:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah it was packed and their live show is sooooo much fun. can't wait to catch them again.

Jamie_ATP, Tuesday, 1 November 2011 23:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

oh hey they finally made a video for "reckless"

The Reverend, Sunday, 15 January 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Possibly supporting Madonna's tour?

du mein bestie (micarl), Sunday, 15 January 2012 10:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

for the "suggest me some similar stuff" part of the thread:

Mowgli featuring Amber Jolene - Back In The Day

boxedjoy, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Urgent and key contribution to the similar stuff portion of this thread (i.e. Alex Anwandter - Como Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo - as discussed in the Paris is Burning thread and here: itt: amazing dancing in music videos.

formerly EDB (ed.b), Monday, 27 August 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink


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