Saturday, 31 December 2011

GUEST SPOT # 29 - Utah Saints - 'Something Good'

New Year's Eve kicks off nicely with a Guest Spot from you! Email us with yours now!

Utah Saints - 'Something Good' (1993)

When he is not quoting which year of release or which 'Now' CD any song playing is from, Gavin(AKA Biltong Man) is my fellow music maestro. Whens the worst time to make a DJing mistake? It's got to be when the floor is full of expectant faces willing you to keep the mood high and the dancing ongoing! Hopefully he won't be having any trouble tonight when he is DJing at his very own New Year's Eve house party! 

Now That's What I call a hair do

So there you are, DJing at a ‘real’ school disco in Durban, SA in 1993 when you are convinced that the next track you are about to play is Snap!'s – Rhythm is a Dancer! Now up until then (as I was getting my CDs imported from the UK and this was one of my new editions from the NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC compilation series), I thought I was ‘the dogs danglies’, ‘The main man’, ‘The ace of base’, ‘The king of swing’, you get the picture? J So, everyone was having a good time, the dance floor was full, so how could Snap's - Rhythm is a Dancer possibly make things get any worse for me? Try playing the wrong track on the CD that’s how!

From feeling like a Hero to Zero, from ‘Superstar DJ’ to a ‘knob jockey’ in seconds is what it felt like.

My choice of track today is not Snap!'s Rhythm is a Dancer (which coincidentally is disc 1 track 6 of NOW 22 J) but TRACK 7 which ended up being, Utah Saints – Something Good (sampling Kate Bush). It is in fact how I stumbled on one of my all-time favourite dance tracks, by being over eager on pressing the track changing cue button on the CD player. . . I just left the song playing, as seconds felt like minutes for the track to get started. However, to my surprise, the crowd took to it, my heart rate settled and I was back on form, obviously leading my audience to believe, ‘it was all part of the playlist session’ J

I have chosen the 2008 remix version as the music video is pretty amusing and you may watch it more than once so you can see the facial expressions of the welsh patrons in the bar, and secretly wishing you could dance like this now and get away with it J

Thank you Utah Saints for sampling Kate Bush  J

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31 December 2011 at 12:52

Great story, top tune and SO much better than the track you originally intended to play :)

31 December 2011 at 20:08

I agree Jon! Great song and absolutely love the video! Thanks again DJ Biltong Man...heehee

6 January 2012 at 17:37

Amazing video, (Sfw, you will love it). I tell you, if more people did the running man the more chance for world peace. I wasn't sure about the song first time round but this silenced the doubters. Word!

6 January 2012 at 17:46

Great post, and a great Video. Gotta love the Welsh!

6 January 2012 at 18:02

Brilliant...great post....sfw how did you manage that overdub

DJ Biltong Man
7 January 2012 at 13:03

Thanks for the comments guys.
flycasual - bring on world peace lol
Shell Hunter - long live the running man :-)