You may have noticed that one of our favorite things about DJing is that we get to teach about the history of dance music. So our set last Saturday at Hard Day Of
The Dead Festival in L.A. was an exciting opportunity for us to reach and teach the new generation of fans in the U.S. We were a little nervous considering we were really the only artists playing anything soft, slow or old at the festival so we spent hours preparing. Our hard work really paid off as the kids went nuts through most of our set culminating in us dropping Ronnie Hudson’s classic “West Coast Poplock”.
In general the twitter response was great, but this one was the best…
Kyle, we can’t thank you enough for asking this question. You see The chorus of California Love is really a quote from Ronnie Hudson’s 1982 version. The best part though was in putting this post together I also learned that Roger Troutman of Zapp fame was also on the 2Pac & Dr Dre hit from 1995. This whole music thing is kinda like school and that’s why do what we do… GOTTA TEACH THE KIDS!
Unfortunately we didn’t record the set, but here’s a tracklist for the curious ones:
No Regular Play – Birdfeathers
Justin Martin – The Gurner (Tanner Ross is too high to fly the spaceship Mix)
Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap – Weekend Affair
Slow Hands & Tanner Ross – All The Same
Recloose – Don’t Get Me Wrong
Sano – Chupa!
Fax Yourself – Strut Your Techno Stuff
Thodoris Triantafillou – You Can Do It
Nick Monaco – Don’t Hate Create
A Number Of Names – Shari Vari
James Curd – Yellow Magic
Mr. V – H.O.U.S.E (Filipe Narciso’s Late Night Mix)
Sumo ft. Clarisse Muvemba – Lovebeat (Dub)
George Kranz vs. Kraftwerk – Din Daa Daa
Ronnie Hudson – West Coast Pop Lock