It's My Life (in the Boyd Zone)
The simple pleasures of DJ Bobo and my Hard House phase lands semi-gracefully onto acceptance !
My bad !!! I’m having too much fun just like doing the Toyotathon voice in my head and googling “Alf deviantart” while trying to nail the Papa John’s vibe using text generators for the Backwoods and Friends logos — successfully I may add / see above ✌️
Anyways I’ve decided to do my friends, family, and loved ones a favor and channel some of all this track frenzy into this
void vessel. So yeah I’m gonna try to put some of that soup in this bowl.
Sometimes you find something you don’t understand… something that intrigues you in its own particular and special way but you just can’t put your thumb on it. Sometimes you just decide to live in that feeling forever and just purposefully never google or look into legit anything about the artist because the mystery is more fun than knowing. DJ Bobo prime example !!!
I found this one above while doing my yearly “nevins remix” comb through spotify (Jason Nevins forever idc even the bad stuff) and it’s stuck to me like glue for half a year since. The verse at 1:18 that is purportedly about the beauty of multi-culturalism and ends with him proclaiming “welcome to the danger zone!” — bars — the fucking breakdown about how “music is my life / music is my passion” at 3 minutes?? We’re at the mountain top — smooth brain rapture awaits.
In honor of the Zone — I’ve gone and taken a look into Mr. DJ Bobo for the first time and I am not disappointed. So he’s a Swedish dude — famous for euro dance which is a genre I thought I understood but tbh my grasp is loose and probably pretty surface level. Some guys on Discogs seem to think there was some special stuff coming out in the early days !! The original mix is really insane too — slowed down pop 90s hip-hop/dance pop/euro trance thing with lots of appropriative toasting to boot. Big Peter Andre - Mysterious Girl vibes. Big ups GFOTY Cake Mix for all the heads.
These live videos have an insane amount of plays and blew my face off tbh — what is going on people
Moving on to the Hard House portion of the email — I’ve accidentally fallen into a hole that I didn’t see coming. Had dug into this stuff before but a day spent shuffling this playlist I made using Spotify search tools (“label:underground-construction” in the search bar <3) I’m diving into all sorts of very good very loud stuff.
Here’s my favs so far
and here’s like nearly 700 tracks off the label in a big dump
This is the one that’s destroying me the most tbh
Some incredible hard house mixes I’ve been loving legit like every track slammer
Can’t wait for vol 2 and 3 legit masterpiece vol 1 its so solid
Anyways that enough for me now. I thought I’d add that Boyd Zone is also a radio show and the next episode is tomorrow night on 8Ball Radio at 9pm NYC time.
Here’s some mixes and records I made or put out on Sorry Records as well cause why not —