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Philippe Zdar – Dreamerica (Tom Trago Remix)

I usually watch two things on t.v., Sportcenter on rare occasions and the Jets on Sundays. However, I recently started watching Boardwalk Empire recently and man what a show…

Nucky, all I want is an opportunity.
This is America, kid. Who the fuck is stopping you?”

I wasn’t born in the U.S.A., and let’s just say that the Dominican Republic in the late 80’s wasn’t exactly the land of opportunity. It’s easy to take for granted but with some hard work and dedication anything is possible here. I won’t get into it but my affinity for the red, white and blue runs deep and somehow this show makes me think about it. Anyways, on to today’s song…

One step into a big club right now and you’re bound to hear that extremely silly sounding high pitched Dutch house on blast. I don’t know where I was when that craze started but it seems like after Major Lazer tastefully used it in Pon di Floor the sound exploded. I can’t say I like it much myself, nor do I spin it but to each his own. Tom Trago is a DJ straight from the Amsterdam underground and his style couldn’t be more on the opposite spectrum. Preferring vibe and groove over special effects, he’s one of those DJ’s that will open you up to that underground world of good House music. Unfortunately, the song I’m posting today has nothing to do with house but if you want to hear what I’m talking about check out B.R.U.C.E. – The Wallet (Tom Trago Soul Jack Remix), can you say the 90’s are coming back? Today’s song is just a great remix of a Philippe Zdar song that I’ve been listening to  a lot and it has that same groove and vibe infused production. You won’t find this remix too many places so I had to share it, enjoy.

Philippe Zdar – Dreamerica (Tom Trago Remix)

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Zdar – How Do U See Me Now

Sorry about the lack of posts lately, I’ve been on a 24/7 grind putting together music for a couple of restaurants in the city. On top of that I’ve been dealing with an mischievous business parter whose acting like a bitter ex-girlfriend and trying to take credit for all my work…

Now what I look like? Givin a chick half my trap
Like she wrote half my raps, yeah I’m havin that… – Jay-Z (Who You Wit)

Word of advice to all the entrepreneurs out there, do your due diligence and after you’re done, do some more. You don’t want to find out who someone really is at the cost of your business. Fortunately, this guy exposed himself early in the game but man what a headache it’s been. I’ve been slowly recovering but I’m feeling like Jerry Jones and his ’92 Superbowl XXX team, winning in a mother trucking circus. Anyways, today is no different and I have a zillion things to do but I wanted to post something good to get things going again…

Twenty years I’ve been thru aimin’ not to loose north
More than once came to you always runnin’ a bit short
Not even once I came back
Free of wondering about,
How do you see me now…”

How Do U See Me Now is one of the best feeling, most groovin’ songs I’ve heard in a long time. Philippe Cerboneschi aka Phillipe Zdar is one half of the esteemed production team Cassius, known for their phenomenal remixed and impressive although scarce originals. He worked on Phoenix’s Woflgang Amedeus Phoenix which in terms of production is about as good as it gets and he’s currently working on The Raptures upcoming release as well. This guys the man and the song speaks for itself, enjoy.

Zdar – How Do U See Me Now