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Situation (a Discobody electric move)

Discobody on November 20, 2012 19:10

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    Situation (a Discobody electric move)

    The British synthpop duo Yazoo was formed in late 1981 by former Depeche Mode songwriter/keyboard player Vince Clarke and the divine Alison Moyet (Adele may be her successor but it was Alison who started the flame). Signed to Mute Records in the United Kingdom and (as Yaz) to Sire Records in the United States they released their debut single, the electronic ballad "Only You" in 1982. It proved to be huge peaking at #2 in the UK Pop charts.
    Yet it was the flip side “Situation” that did the trick in the U.S. This totally addictive futuristic jam, remixed by François Kevorkian & engineered by John Potoker, swept the dancefloors in New York (big favourite in Paradise Garage), Detroit & Chicago and topped the US Hot Disco/Dance chart for four weeks undoubtedly sowing seeds for house music. Most notable is that it also entered the US R&B chart peaking at #31, quite impressive if not utterly unusual for a white English synth band!!

    “Situation”’s intoxicating hook has been sampled numerous times since then. A few examples are: “Lesson 1 (the pay-off mix)” by Double Dee & Steinski (1985), “Nude Photo” by Rhythim Is Rhythim (1987), “Traveling at the Speed of Thought (remix)” by Ultramagnetic MC's (1988), “Bass (How Low Can You Go?)” by Simon Harris, “I Wanna Have Some Fun” by Samantha Fox (1988), “Pump That Body” by Mr. Lee (1990), “Macarena” by Los Del Rio (1995), "In Da Arena (Situation)" by Flying Steps (2000), "If This Is Love" by The Saturdays (2008), "Body Language" by Heidi Montag (2009), "Boom" by Snoop Dogg feat T-Pain (2011) etc.

    On this mix I intend to volume up its intensity "messing around" with plenty electro sound twists and vocal alterations. Extra synths, beats & hi-hats, longer breaks, different intro & outro sum it up pretty much. Enjoy :)

    “Blue eyed dressed for every situation
    Moving through the doorway of a nation
    Pick me up and shake the doubt
    Baby, I can't do without

    I remember only for an hour
    Move right through me, can you feel the power?
    I don't know what's going on
    It scares me but it won't be long

    Move out, don't mess around
    Move out, you bring me down
    Move out, how you get about
    Don't make a sound, just move out

    Now he's in control, he is my lover
    Nations stand against him, he's your brother
    Been a long time, been a long time now
    I'll get to you somehow”

    "Situation (a Discobody electric move)" by Discobody is licensed under a Creative Commons License

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