The Needle 050: "my favorite song ever", a Mixmag premiere, 'The Queen of Turquiose' and more

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The Needle 050: For the week of May 15, 2016

Fill me in…

When someone drops the line, “this is my favorite song ever” before posting something, y’all should probably give it a listen. And if another person replies, “it's indeed one of the best songs I've ever heard”, there should be no doubt in your mind that you need to listen. Well, just that happened last week in the #jazz channel for a tune that could just as easily have gone in #blues (where more gems were posted). But for now, it’s time to shed light on a track called “Don’t Deceive Me (Please Don’t Go)” by Boogaloo Joe Jones (S/O @newmerator for the post):

Don't Deceive Me (Please Don't Go)

#techno came alive as well thanks to @nplusp. Mixmag does a pretty good job describing the song (which they premiered): “Spectate (Max Cooper Remix) opens disarmingly with shimmering melodic tones, before unravelling into a warped and temperamental ride through stuttering synths and blaring bass notes.” If you’re not familiar with Max Cooper, he’s a UK-based producer who has recorded a 6-hour mix (pretty crazy) which you can find on his website.

What else is going on?


If #punk were to ever receive an influx of action on a specific day, we should expect it for July 29th. And if you’re a fan of #punk music (specifically, The Ramones), you may want to save the date because the debut album by the punk legends was released 40 years prior. And to celebrate, Rhino Records will be re-issuing a deluxe version of the music which includes three CDs, one LP featuring the album remastered in stereo, a new mono mix by the album's original producer/mixer Craig Leon, rarities, demos, outtakes, unreleased live recordings, and photos from Roberta Bayley (who took the photo on the album's cover) - Pitchfork.

Towards the tech side of the music spectrum, Bandcamp weighs in on the rumors of download termination.

Don’t sleep on…


For those of you who enjoy opening a new musical door to a different style of sound, this might be something for you. Back over in #jazz, @cjam dropped us an album (The Queen of Turquoise) by a musician from Syria by the name of Basel Rajoub. In listening, you won’t be able to ignore the influence of his roots, but every song explores a different journey that’s worth embarking on. If you’d like today’s music selection to take you on a new adventure, definitely give this a try.  
Basel Rajoub - Bedaya (Start) [Official Audio]
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