Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I found it!

Ever heard a song somewhere but didnt know what it was called? It happens to me too many times and I hate the nagging feeling i feel until I find out what the song is called and who the artist is. Now I heard this song at a very hep party thrown by a friend where the DJ was a top notch guy from a club in London. So I come back humming these 2 songs and decide to write to the DJ asking him what I had heard. Unfortunately my articulation of one of the two songs fails and I get only one name from him. The other one has to remain nothing more than a tune in my head.

The hunt begins: I hear the song again at another London club but im too drunk to talk to the DJ. I just go home and keep looking for this song on the web but no trace. Finally one afternoon im flipping throgh channels and some music channel on TV is talking about an on demand show. In the background I hear something that sounds a lot like the song i had in my head except it is with female vocals (what i heard had no vocals). All i get is one word - one word of the vocal - and the name of the vocalist. Now im armed with some more information and I hit google with the two tidbits I have. Voila! I find out that the song is called 'Yeah Yeah' and the artist is Bodirox featuring Luciana. What I had heard was an instrumental mix by D. Ramirez.

So here it is: 'Yeah Yeah' (D. Ramirez mix) by Bodirox feat Luciana

But it's not over. The second hunt had started months ago in San Francisco. I saw Soulsalaam at 1015 and went on to download a mix from his website www.soulsalaam.com
Now the mix has this groovy ass intro which just stuck in my head. I had no way of finding out what this thing was until Missy Elliott's 'We run this' comes out with a sample that is a toned down version of the tune im looking for. I google 'missy elliott we run this sample' and i reach 'Apache'. Of course itunes has like 2million versions of Apache but at least i now know what song i am looking for.

The same top notch DJ as above plays the exact mix from soulsalaam's track and i get the name of the mix from him as 'A little patchy' which is supposedly a bootleg. Only there was no such song anywhere (even on google!!!). After weeks of looking I find out that the song I was looking for was titled slightly differently - 'A bit patchy'

Finally after a long wait i found the two tunes that rang in my head in perpertuity. If you havent heard these hypnotic and addictive tunes go get them!