The Avicii show in Calgary got moved to a much bigger venue (Big 4, same venue Bassnectar just sold out). Its a good move, but tickets are still hella expensive. They're releasing the next batch on Saturday. I still think I'm going to pass, but lord am I tempted.
Nero - Welcome Reality Morgan Page - Elevate The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed Miami Sound Machine / Gloria Estefan - Rhythm is Gonna Get You (single) The Residents - Not Available The New Deal - The New Deal
Since there are various other "Best of" things going on here and it's almost December, I'd like to encourage everyone to post their top EDM album of 2011 to this thread. Please pick only 1, it's more fun that way. I've got to deliberate mine a bit, but I'll post mine by mid-December.
Please only post an actual album though; no singles or EPs. And if you post a DJ mix album, unless it's absolutely fucking insanely awesome, I'll make fun of you.
So I'm long overdue for a "real" post in this thread. I started drafting this a couple of weeks ago and promptly forgot about it when something shiny distracted me. Here goes...
The New Deal released a self-titled live album in 2001, which is the only one I've ever listened to. They hail from here in Canada, so you US EDM people may not have heard of them. Back in 2001 their sound was best described as Acid Jazz, although they evolved from there to some extent.
I really enjoy the sound on The New Deal, and listen to it often when I'm chilling at home or when I'm at work. It's not downtempo, but it's still relaxing and has a nice flow to it. It has a more definite electronic sound than St. Germain's Tourist which I discussed previously, and it's less jazzy, but stylistically it's similar, and I tend to listen to them consecutively.
My favorite tracks: Self Orbit Intro to Deep Sun / Deep Sun Ray Parker Suite Pt. 1 / Pt 2.