A Splendid cover of @Haddymusix’s “What Is Love” highlights @McEwenofficial’s debut EP “90’s Kid”


McEWEN, “What Is Love” (free DL)

After all of the play that Haddaway’s “What Is Love” received on radio and in clubs in 1993-94, plus the over-the-top use of it in 1998’s “A Night At The Roxbury”, I never thought I could listen to the song again with a straight face.  Initially, yeah the expressive vocal in the original worked well with the Eurodisco that was popular at the time.  But nearly 25 years later, L.A.-based Adam Tyler, now recording under his last name of McEwen, manages to nail it and update it on his new EP 90’s Kid.  

I can’t think of a better person to do this, with Adam’s similar reverence for 90’s and onward songs to my own from the 70’s and 80’s – except he can sing and I can’t 😛  McEwen wrings out the drama of “What Is Love” in favour of focusing on the ponderous question at hand, and then continuing to elevate it into a contemporary club banger with production by our mutual friend The Wookie.  

Delve into 90’s Kid further and you’ll also be impressed by the mystery of “Your Clown”, originally recorded by Eiffel 65 (those “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” guys), and there are also renditions of George Michael’s “Too Funky”, “Missing” by Everything But The Girl (keeping the club vibe), Ace Of Base’s “Don’t Turn Around” (which I wrote about recently), and even the more obscure throwback “Supernova Girl” from the Disney Channel movie “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century”.  

You can download 90’s Kid for free from the McEwen Official website.  Listen to “What Is Love” and the entire EP below.

Published in: on July 4, 2017 at 9:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Old school becomes new school with “Tell Me” by @Nikomakesbeats and @Real_Halogen


If you’re hankering for a blast of early 90’s pop/house by the likes of Martha Wash or C+C Music Factory, then “Tell Me” by L.A.-based Niko The Kid – you’ll remember his collaboration with DATABOY, “When It Rains, It Pours” – and Atlanta duo Halogen is just for you!  The guys have lots of inspiring tricks up their sleeves to keep you entertained in its huge, spiffy mix, but you still won’t stop thinking of how well it would fit into a 90’s mix.  “Tell Me” is a real crowd-pleaser and I expect DJ’s looking to inflect 90’s house into their current mix will just love it.  Give it a listen above and be drawn into that groove 🙂

Published in: on July 25, 2016 at 2:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Bill’s Fun 90’s Dance Mix!!

Listen to my half hour Fun 90’s Dance Mix!! if you:

  • have pent up energy that needs to be released on the dance floor (or your living room or basement floor will do)
  • want to hear some songs you haven’t heard in a long time or perhaps not at all
  • need a distraction from a difficult day

Guaranteed to put you in a better mood, at very least 🙂 I’m not a pro, and these aren’t what I would call ‘correctly beat mixed’, but not too shabby at all.

You can leave some comments to identify the 15 songs… once the majority are identified I’ll post the listing.

Have fun… and if you like it you can download it 🙂

Published in: on March 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
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