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

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

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 14 November 2009 23:29 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

xxpost makes me smile!

Tannenbaum Schmidt, Sunday, 15 November 2009 03:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

jaxon, Sunday, 15 November 2009 03:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

EDB, Sunday, 15 November 2009 04:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

mdskltr (blueski), Sunday, 15 November 2009 05:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

andrew m., Monday, 16 November 2009 21:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

see 20jfg

andrew m., Monday, 16 November 2009 21:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

andrew m., Monday, 16 November 2009 21:21 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

(link removed)

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 19 November 2009 11:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

movie never loads. what is?

jaxon, Thursday, 19 November 2009 18:57 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

did anyone mention this one yet?

really starts around 3:30

one time, Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:10 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

Tracer Hand, Friday, 20 November 2009 12:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

bless!

mdskltr (blueski), Friday, 20 November 2009 13:14 (5 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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 25 November 2009 18:43 (5 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 (5 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 fuckin freakin out about how great Reckless is, I'M FREAKIN OUT MAN

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 3 February 2010 20:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

ack....

new vocal version of B-Side of HUngry For THe Power

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 20:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

whoa am i the only who got a rip of the instrumental of this track that must be at 33 or something?? i thought it was their slow jam...

jerk orbison (another al3x), Tuesday, 9 March 2010 23:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

jed_, Tuesday, 9 March 2010 23:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty sure both sides of the single/EP whatever are at 33 already, jerk orbison

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 10:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

great name, btw

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 10:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Only posted a couple times so not sure if own-tumblr-linking is frowned upon here, but mine is mostly devoted to this kind of stuff and so far has mentioned Azari, Tensnake, Permanent Vacation, etc. Also has a very slight Toronto slant to it. Check it out if you like.
http://www.streetsoundswirling.com/

SSS, Wednesday, 10 March 2010 17:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

just found this:

HEALTH - We Are Water (Azari & III remix).mp3

http://www.mediafire.com/?zdjk00j5nmy

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 25 March 2010 22:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

interviewing one of these dudes in 40 minutes. if anyone has any burning questions— i'm already asking about influences and the whole spectre of AIDS/homophobia thing— do post them here and i'll try to get to them...

The Portrait of a Lady of BJs (the table is the table), Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ask 'em if they're gonna do more work with Fitz Helder/Cookie Monster dude from Hungry For The Power.

More music, when? and more Cedric diva house please

okay, these are more requests for themn to follow through with. I think I heard that Cedric is doing something with Friendly Fires, but they may not know much about that.

Erm, album drop?

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

they're working on an album deal right now, according to their press dudes...i'm asking about that...

any other takers?

The Portrait of a Lady of BJs (the table is the table), Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ask them about the "Hungry for the Power" video!

i am giving you the viking of compliments (The Reverend), Friday, 14 May 2010 08:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm already asking about influences and the whole spectre of AIDS/homophobia thing

with reference to "reckless with your love" ? i'm curious, not that it totally matters, but are they straight? they LOOK like two straight canadian dudes... could be wrong tho

ashra williams (san frandisco), Friday, 14 May 2010 17:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure what a straight Canadian dude is supposed to look like but they're not.

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Friday, 14 May 2010 17:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

I mean they could be, but it would come as a surprise.

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Friday, 14 May 2010 17:27 (4 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!

― Suggest Banter (Local Garda), Thursday, 2 June 2011 19:07 (4 months ago) Bookmark

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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