â€śLive at KVIE Studiosâ€ť
Teetering on the brink of national awareness, our own Blame Sally releases this live recording in support of Public Television and might have finally captured their allure on record for the first time. Showing off the guitar work of Jeri Jones, smashing up a fantastic Fleetwood Mac cover and a version of Chain of Fools, the glimmer of what makes them such a great coalition of artists and inspiring live act just might push them past the fametipping point.
Best Cut: â€śHurricaneâ€ť
Location: Desktop listening late at night
DJ HECTOR FONSECA
â€śStar 69 Presents: New York Club Anthems Vol. 3â€ť
From the DJ who remixed Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Katy Perry, this club mix release born and bred in New Yorkâ€™s competitive club mix scene brings an international edge to a well-worn genre. Doesnâ€™t hurt that Mr. Fonseca rocks the walkway as well as the mixer (check out the photo). It takes great talent and a lot of nerve to even get noticed in this fast moving scene, so Fonesca is already doing what other DJs on the west coast can only dream of doing and yes, you can feel the difference. Best Cut: â€śEye Can See Youâ€ť
Location: SF Pride Stage end of Larkin Street
DREAMS (Saul Ruiz & Matt Alber) â€śThe Radio Editsâ€ť
I have a big soft spot for dub mixes and this one just made me tingle (yep, another version of another Fleetwood Mac song - what, did they just release the catalog?). This time, Saul Ruiz plus the impeccable vocals of Matt Alber make for a wondrous, almost Simply Red-ish, almost heavenly Dreams. Brings out my inner gay boy in all the right ways.
Best Cut: â€śDreams (Original Radio Mix)
Location: Fast convertible speeding north to Napa.
â€śRemixes & B-Sidesâ€ť
Roxy Music fans have found a new idol. Fanfarloâ€™s second release keeps this artsy, alternative world-class band rolling forward into your psyche. Mixes are brilliant. Strings and electronic voices with a lush lyric overlay make for smooth, classy and otherworldly pop. Just what the doctor ordered.
Best Cut: â€śReplicateâ€ť
Location: Noise cancelling headphones, pillows and wine.